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Horse Play

Single Fault Tolerance

I think Crossbo’s beloved Aunt Julie jinxed him this week. After passing along the information that we had a hunt today to make up for Wednesday’s weather cancellation, she asked if “her boy” was shod. I somewhat indignantly replied that of course, he was. Brian had been here just a few days earlier to replace Arthur’s missing shoe, and he tightened one of Crossbo’s and checked all the others, and all systems were set for launch. This morning, I walked out in the pasture to catch the big clown, looked at his hind feet, and said “You sonuvabitch!” Somehow he’d managed to lose a hind shoe.

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Political Rants

Can You Hear King Now?

“Can you hear King now?” While I was getting ready to hunt Monday, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright was asking that question repeatedly during his keynote speech at Lexington’s Martin Luther King Commemorative Program. I’m glad I hunted, but after an enthusiastic email from someone who had been at the speech, I’m also sorry I missed it.

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Miscellaneous Musings

Happy Birthday, Dr. King

Today was a beautiful day in the midst of a span of nasty weather, a perfect day for a march in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But, for the first time in many years, I selfishly left the marching to others while I participated in more recreational activities.

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Political Rants

Criminally Annoying

CNet has an interesting column by Declan McCullagh. He warns (or promises) that “annoying someone via the Internet is now a federal crime”. At first I thought this could be a bad news/good news. Although it sounds like more outrageous government meddling, I can think of some annoying people that I wouldn’t mind having locked up under the new law.

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Geek Stuff

Quote of the week

The latest security flaw in Windows has stirred up some controversy among security experts about whether an unofficial patch should be installed to prevent exploitation. One self-proclaimed expert said, apparently with a straight face, “It’s certainly not a good recommendation, in our opinion, to all of a sudden start recommending code of this nature. At the very least, it has not undergone the quality scrutiny and testing that Microsoft’s patch will have.” If Microsoft had half a clue about quality scrutiny and testing, they wouldn’t be shipping crappy code that turned their customers’ computers into hacker playgrounds in the first place.