August 30th, 2004

My Hat!

The most powerful weapon in the world...

I saw the greatest comment on the upcoming election today: "2000 was an awful mistake. Time for a War on Error."

The fact that the current administration keeps bringing up the "War on Terror", that misbegotten bastard child of wannabe double-speak, brings my mind harkening back to the unforgettable World Trade Center incident. If they can dredge it up, so can I.

When I was in high school, there was a stabbing on campus, perpetrated with a box cutter. When I was in college, there was a massive assault on American soil- perpetrated with a handful of box cutters. One box cutter brought tragedy to a small city, and a group of them brought it onto the world. First, they killed several thousand people with box cutters, and that was just the start of the whole thing. The individuals that orchestrated the attack on the World Trade Center have managed to:
a) percipitate the deaths of hundreds of American soldiers, uncounted numbers of mercenaries, and thousands of civilian deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq
b) percipitate the complete destruction of American foriegn policy, establish a new American unilateralism, and generally turn American into the biggest bully in history.
c) percipitate such a fear in the United States that, with the public's consent (explicit or implicit), the very ideals that the nation was founded on are being eroded, destroyed, ignored, and forgotten.

All with a bunch of box cutters. MacGyver should be proud of them, for I do not believe that at any point in history, so much has been done with so little. Mind you, they had help, in the form of an administration so intent on securing first, American control of the world economy, and second, government control of the American people. With another President, I believe that their attack would have had fewer and less severe far-reaching effects.

Which is why, you should vote me for President, even if I don't meet the age requirement.

Should have seen _that_ coming...

I'm browsing the documentation for the Python programming language while I avoid doing more cleaning. For some reason, I was surprised when all of the programming examples were Monty Python references- for example:
>>> freshfruit = [' banana', ' loganberry ', 'passion fruit ']
>>> [weapon.strip() for weapon in freshfruit]
['banana', 'loganberry', 'passion fruit']
johnny cash

Curses! *kicks gmail*

Gmail has decided to stop recieving email, so I haven't gotten any LJ comments, or a reply back as to whether I can pick up my check at NH, or if they've already mailed it out.

I are annoyed.

I hope this isn't related to my little experiment with GmailFS (which I stopped using yesterday, after seeing that it worked, and checking the Google TOS, which prohibits such scripts).
My Hat!

Network (a story)

So far, I think this story is utter shite. The ideas might be interesting, but the writing... well, I really haven't been keeping my chops up, and apparently, not doing any fiction for a month really kills you.

Anyway, the highlight in this story, so far, is the RIAA demons.
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Gmail Wonkiness

Looks like Gmail is starting to function properly again, but I still haven't recieved all of the messages that I should have.

That, and I've got a mailer-daemon error sitting in there that implies that GmailFS is at fault. Bah.

I hope the fact that I submitted a bug report about it doesn't get me in _too_ much trouble for violating the TOS. Actually, the Gmail specific TOS doesn't prohibit automated access, and the Google TOS prohibits automation of Google- specifically metasearching, etc. The wording makes it fairly unclear, even though I know it _means_ to prohibit things like GmailFS in spirit, in letter, it doesn't _quite_ express it.