Saturday, May 24, 2008

Hillary wants Obama to die??

Wow...  At first I was almost pulling for her.  Now, I hope it’s her that gets shot at first.

Some people have audacity, some have a sense of entitlement and some are just egomaniacs.  This wench is all three with a generous side helping of evil.  And I do mean evil.

People very rarely “slip” when they talk about someone being assassinated, more especially people who are used to being in the public eye and live and die by the sound bite.  For her to say she didn’t mean anything by talking about Bobby Kennedy is about as convincing as me saying I’m not spoiled.  Career politicians don’t make these blunders, they do it for calculated reasons, either to gauge reactions or to start a discussion.  I’m not sure what her goal here is, but I do believe hysteria comes to mind.

After all, she went from the heir-apparent to the throne to an also ran in 2008.  How she must hate Barack Obama.  What a perfect storm he was, huh Hillary?  The ONLY thing in the entire United States that could interfere with your pre-ordained ascension to the throne would be a black man who is eloquent, intelligent and has a plan.  Now all you can think about is getting him killed so he can’t steal your nomination.

To top it all off, this guy makes your job in Washington pretty untenable as well.  After all, you’ve been campaigning for the top spot for a while now, throwing trash talk at alot of your peers in congress.  Now you have to go back there and be the JUNIOR senator from NY?  Hmmmm.  No more press following you like hound dogs.  I don’t really think the real Queen Dee in washington is going to give you her job either... (News Flash - you’re in the wrong house.)  Do you really think Harry Reid is going to roll over and let you be Majority Leader?  I doubt it.  So now you have to go back and be just another body in a house of 100 people more qualified than you.  And remember, the DNC is not real big on re-trying losers.  Although with Howard Dean in there, anything is possible.

In short.  Get out the race you stupid whore.  You lost, go to home depot, buy some materials, build a bridge and GET OVER IT.  Stop praying that Obama gets killed.  Stop trying to re-write the rules you signed up to (although to do so is in your nature).  Quit crying like a worthless tramp-stamped little girl and get out of our lives and off our TV screens.

You’re old news, bitch, time to start acting like it.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

My new iMac!! Yes, I am in the Cult of Steve!!

Well, after working some overtime and getting some “gumint cheez” (aka Bush’s attempt to fix the recession) I went and took the plunge!  I got the top of the line new iMac.

A bit of Geek-bragging;

  • 24 inch screen at 1920 x 1200 resolution

  • 3.06 Ghz intel Core 2 Duo processor

  • NVidia GeForce 8800GS with 512mb memory

  • Built in 802.11n, Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet, USB/Firewire ports

  • 4Gb Memory, 320Gb HDD

Damn this thing rocks!  And of course, as soon as I unpacked it from the box, plugged it in, and BLAM, it was running.  No hours of reconfiguring windows.

As usual, I had to name it soon after using it, and it had me a little bewildered for a bit.  Then I saw the jet black reflective Apple logo on the front and it hit me, Indigo.  The name sticks and now Indigo gets along famously with Lippy the Leopard powered MacBook Pro and Maxi, the homebuilt PC.  The only thing that keeps me from being totally happily networked is the fact that Maxi has Vista on it.  Needless to say, that only works when you hold your tongue just right.

I was tempted to upgrade Maxi again, even though it’s still top of the line.   Pam brought a new Intel chip home from the Employee program, and it’s a quad core.  But when I looked at how I was using machines around here lately, I knew it had to be a new Mac.  I was spending all my time on Lippy (The MacBook Pro), even so far as setting up a dock station for it and an external monitor, keyboard and mouse.  I was using it as a desktop.  At that point I knew the future for me was Mac.

Yes, I know, I was a Micro$oft flag waver for years, but Vista changed all that.  Installing the 64 bit edition of Vista Ultimate was the DUMBEST thing I ever did.  I’m still on the cusp of putting XP back on the machine and using a boot manager.  The boys in Redmond really blew it this time and they’re losing market share for it :)  I love it!

No, I don’t think Micro$oft is in danger of falling down, or that Apple will capture enough market share to challenge the windows base any time soon.  I do think that this will spur on Apple development and make more software available.  I just hope that the average Windows developer doesn’t make the change over to the Mac.  Most windows programs are badly written and prone to bugs.  The Mac world doesn’t tolerate things like that (Another nice part of switching).

So, I welcome Indigo to the fold, and she seems to like it here.  Not even a Kernel panic yet, and she is the main workhorse here.  Uptime tells me she has been running for 9 days 13 hours and 55 minutes.  I believe the last reboot was caused by a firmware update too, not a crash.  I do love it so.

The only problem, learning to program i n XCode and Objective C :)  Well, I’m off to work on a new project!  Ciao for now :)