Thursday, July 25, 2013

"For without the right to choose abortion over pregnancy, the idea of equal opportunity for women fails: the involuntary mechanism of ovary and womb will always hamper their pursuit of degrees, appointments, jobs, and free time."
Robert Hughes, Culture of Complaint

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

guerre, c'est l'enfer

"This is a wonderful example of bringing together two different levels of association, with a tiny bit of disparagement against the French, which is always enjoyable," says Mankoff with a wink. "Normally it'd be a Swiss army knife but here it's French so it's all corkscrews. It's saying they like wine, which isn't too bad. It's not saying they're not inveterate alcoholics. For the viewer, there's the little cognitive thrill of putting things together." Michael Crawford, September 10, 2001.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Ethernet Rules

I had a customer the other day that needed a piece of lumber cut. When I asked him the length to which the board should be cut he reached into his pocket and pulled out an Ethernet cable.

"I need it to be cut this long," he said showing me the mark he had made on the cable.

 "36 1/4 inches," I said after measuring his cable with my tape measure.

"Let me guess," I asked, "You must be a software guy?"

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Happy Birthday America