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Republicans

Journal: Well, we did it.

Hopefully the Democrats will take this to heart, and begin to consider what they really stand for. It is becoming obvious that they don't reach out to the average American.

Here's a hint: drop gun control as an issue.

Politics

Journal: Today, we can strike a blow for Freedom!

We can look to history to show us brave men who have given their all for their country and their beliefs, dying on the battlefield of a thousand wars to defend freedom. From the depths of Valley Forge to the hills of Gettysburg to Iwo Jima, wars have been fought and men have died to give us the vote.

And today, we can preserve freedom in the world and support the fight for Democracy in the Middle East and an end to terrorism. All without risking our lives or firing a shot.

Vote today. And vote for Bush.

User Journal

Journal: California Justice!

Well, I wrote a letter, and got a response:

Dear Mr. Dickson:

I have received and reviewed your letter dated October 13, 2004 concerning your observation of Enviromental License Plates, which contain the letters "FDUBYA", which you consider not appropriate for California license plates.

On occasion, the department approves a plate configuration because all meanings of the configuration are not known. The California Vehicle Code, Section 5105(a) states we must refuse any license plate configuration which carries connotations offensive to good taste and decency, or which may be misleading to some of our citizens. In this particular instance, because of your notification to our office, we are exercising our right to request the surrender of the license plates.

I hope you can appreciate how difficult it is to balance an individual's constitutional rights to free speech and expression while protecting the sensibilities of all segments of our population.

Thank you for your interest in the California Environmental License Plate Program. If you have any other concerns or questions, please contact Carl Goldwire, at (916) 657-xxxx.

Sincerely,

Carl Goldwire, Manager
Special Processing Unit

Apple

Journal: Powerbooks are good

Powerbooks are very nice.

Unfortunately the airline bumped it, but as it is near the battery it just keeps working fine.

I really like the software; the underlying Unix makes it quite easy to work with.

Portables (Apple)

Journal: Well, I did it.

It has happened. I've purchased a p-p-p-p-p-owerbook. Should be pretty nice, I think. And I guess I'll have to learn how to be a zealot!

But it shouldn't be too hard.... :)

Hardware

Journal: Tourette's Syndrome Car Repairs?

Well, I finally got the oil pan replaced on the 300D. I also learned that while I'm working on a car, laying in oily water, and holding a flashlight in my mouth, I develop a severe case of Tourette's Syndrome. No doubt passing sailors could have taken notes to their advantage. I don't think I used the same epithet more than twice.

But it works now, so I am happy about that. We'll see what the Mobil 1 synthetic oil does for me. Otherwise, I'm driving the Fury III this weekend.

The Internet

Journal: A new Bombcar.com!

Yay! Bombcar.com is now new and not yet improved! Hope it works out better; the last one weighed in at 15 megs compressed.

There will be updates over the next few weeks as we get it stable.

Be sure to look at the cat and see the eBay auction!

User Journal

Journal: Joshua's Trumpet

Let there be noise!

Tomorrow will mark the (hopefully) final steps necessary to make the Horns of Fury sound. I only need the air compressor hooked up and a solenoid. Hopefully NAPA or AIRGAS will have the solenoid, otherwise, I won't be able to blow the horn from inside the car.

See horns

It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.

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