Category Archives: Misc.

Stuff I didn’t know

The main vampire dude in the Twilight series is supposed to be over 100 years old! I have to echo Yglesias on this one: if he’s 100+, why is he hanging out with high school chicks? _________ I realize until this week that it was the media’s job to boost Sarah Palin’s book sales. ABC News […]

WWW Recommends: Irrational Hatred

From the Dept. of WTF: From the author of the bestselling Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed!, Katharine DeBrecht, comes Help! Mom! Radicals Are Ruining My Country! – a hilarious and entertaining way for parents to sit down with their children and teach them the origins of the new Tea Party movement and […]

Sanity Saturday: Call of Duty Edition

Throughout the GeekWorld this week has been a near rapture over the sales performance of the latest tactical shoot’m up, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Most of it has been over the sales performance, leading many a gamer to hold their braced Carpal Tunnel-ridden arms in the air in victory saying how video games […]

Electronic Health Records Part II

Some notes from the writer, Andy Oram, of this O’Reilly Radar post when he attended the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium: According to the president of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, Micky Tripathi, 80% of US medical practices consist of just one or two physicians, and small practices handle 90% of all outpatient visits. Given the difficulties […]

Cold War Leftovers

Yesterday was the celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a symbolic event in the dissolution of the Cold War stasis that had divided Europe since the end of World War II. Many countries of Central and Eastern Europe have emerged from that past to adapt well to market economics and prosper. There have […]

Sanity Saturday: The Real King of Late Night

It’s Craig Ferguson. Really, that’s all I have to say. Oh, why? Well, there are many reasons.

Nidal Hasan, Specious Reporting, And Islam

The murders at Ft Hood yesterday were horrible. The subsequent coverage by major newspapers was deplorable. I did not hear about the killings until later in the evening. When I went around the the web checking the major news outlets, one thing stuck out for me. Most, in having found some information about the shooter, […]

Scariest Halloween costume ever

The American Dream of Home Ownership A Young Concept

Or at least that is what is revealed in this excellent summary of the 20th century history of home ownership in America at the WSJ.

The Writer’s New Marketing Plan

The publishing industry is doomed. Or, at least, that’s what we hear on a daily basis from ‘leaders’ in the industry. Before the big takeoff of the internet, e-books, Kindles and Swiss Army knife-like mobile phones, the ‘leaders’ in the publishing industry decried another mass-media phenomenon, the television. Transitions are hard, especially when you have […]