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"Hearts and Minds"

I was awakened this morning to a story on NPR about military contractors. You might have heard the brou-ha-ha about the contractors that were captured by the military. There has been quite a bit of blogging about it - see the Daily Kos for a good one.

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Previous lives, future integration

I imagine some of you reading this blog know me well, and know all about my previous lives. I also imagine some of you who read this blog have absolutely no idea (or not much) since I haven't talked really at all about them.

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I found out today ...

... a friend of mine died, three years ago. Her name was Sara Huestis, and she was someone I was fairly close to back in the late 80s when I lived in Fort Collins, Colorado. We'd lost touch around 1993 or so, although I thought of her now and again, and wondered how she was doing.

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Friday Cat Blogging

I'm succumbing, finally, to the Friday Cat Blogging compulsion. Don't know what Friday Cat Blogging is? It's a sort of tradition that I've recently discovered among bloggers to post pictures of their cats on Fridays. I have such cute cats, and they are mine for but another month (a good, old, friend of mine is adopting them because I'm going to school.) Thus, there are very few Fridays left to cat blog.

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The purposes of blogs

I've been having all sorts of fun the past month, getting re-acquainted with blogs and blogging. I've been gathering lots of blog feeds to read, working hard on my own blogs, and thinking about blogging, and what it means.

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On line and other tools

I've been discovering a whole host of new, and interesting online tools lately. I thought I'd do a bit of a round-up of the ones I'm using most.

Digg:

Dig is an interesting beast. It's basically a social editorial system. Someone submits a story, and if enough people 'digg' it, it gets promoted, and people see it. There is a feed for all stories, as well as a feed for individual categories. It's focus is technology, although non-technical stories get through all the time.

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Chaos ensues

I've been doing lots of sorting, cleaning, and packing lately. It's been very hard to do (maybe that's why I've been spending so much time blogging.) Anyway, if you want to share my misery, check out my photo album, called "Chaos". I'll be updating it regularly with more photos of my presently completely chaotic life.

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More people who are out of their minds

As some of you might know, Apple announced last week that they are switching from using IBM Power PC chips to using Intel chips (primarily because of issues of power consumption). I'm all for it, and I have yet to hear one Mac fan that has problems with it.

In fact, I've been reading all sorts of stories of doom and gloom from both the Windows world and the Linux world.

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The picture worth a thousand words

Marc_marshalNot that I think I could begin to write a thousand words about how scary this is.

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The Myth of the American Dream

As some of you who've heard me talk about this know, I am of the opinion that one of the most significant reasons why we don't have things like a single-payer health care system, a truly compassionate safety net, and a livable minimum wage is because of the myth of the American Dream. It goes this way: America is the land of promise. Anyone who works hard can bring themselves up, and become middle class, and many  become rich. The icons of this dream, like Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods, and Bill Gates, are trotted out for all to see.

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