Thursday, July 10, 2003
Only interesting to Mac users...Brian Tieman, the lucky dog, has a developer's release of Panther...he's planning to write a book about it.
So where did he install it? On his iPod!
My iPod gleamed at me from the corner of my desk. Of course!Fast User Switching is not in itself a big deal--it's already on XP. But the Apple graphics...unbelievable. When you switch users, your screen, with all your windows and open applications, becomes the face of a cube, which rotates, bringing the next face, with all the stuff of the other user, around until it fills the screen.
Most people won't care of course, because the Appreciation-Of-Cool-Graphics Cortical Nexus never developed in their brains, due to a lack of Griffleblexin in the diet during infancy. Just as the tone-deaf hear no music, they will never giggle with delight over this, or this, or this...
Monday, July 07, 2003
Isn't that what the reformers wanted?Byron York writes:
Why aren't campaign-finance reformers happy with George W. Bush? As the president raises money for his reelection campaign, he's living the reformers' dream — collecting limited amounts of hard money from real people who want to be a part of the political process.I wonder if the 'reformers" actually believed their own rhetoric, and imagined that Republican campaigns were financed by high-rollers who handed over million-dollar checks with a wink and a nudge? Anyway, they are now re-defining 'fat-cat" as someone who contributes $2,000 to a Republican...
Sunday, July 06, 2003
Bring 'em on ...You remember, I'm sure, all those Leftiform Invertebrates who opposed the Battle of Iraq because they didn't believe the administration was interested in Nation Building? (It really seems unfair, they get to quote their "beliefs" as if they were facts or evidence.)
And you've noticed, I'm sure, that now that the Bush Administration is settling in for the long haul in Iraq, none of these people are apologizing (Andrew?) ...and many of them are denouncing the "quagmire" and suggesting we get out?
I would be very angry about this, except that I have a hunch bordering on a certainty that they are unwittingly serving our cause. David Warren says that our forces in Iraq are deliberately acting like flypaper for terrorists, draining them from the whole region and bringing them right where we happen to have lots of firepower and the excuse to use it.
Which means that the hand-wringing quagmirists are performing an essential task. I'm sure they are getting lots of headlines in doubtful parts of the world. Their predictions of disaster are being heard by all. So legions of terrorists are now scratching their heads and stroking their beards and saying, "Br'er Rabbit doesn't want to be thrown in the Briar Patch. He said so. Therefore, Brothers, it is the Will of Allah that we cast him into that Briar Patch!"
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Let not the hope of the poor be taken away ...Mickey Kaus mentioned this story, Teacher union fights to hold Sacramento High down :
Californians from all over the state ought to be watching the nasty fight playing out this summer in the Sacramento city schools. It shows what reform-minded administrators and a supportive community can do to try to turn around public education in low-income neighborhoods. It also demonstrates, unfortunately, how far the state teachers union will go to block such changes.The unions have, among other things, obtained a court order against the school, which is being appealed.
The "teachers unions" are the biggest contributors to the Democratic Party. Almost every Democrat politician supports them in applying the Brezhnev Doctrine to the public schools. When you hear people huff and puff about Republicans having ties to "Big Business," remember that almost every Dem politician has ties to "Big Labor," and is working hard to blight and destroy the hopes of the poor and minorities by preventing reform of failing public schools. (Where they would never send their own children.) I don't think the Democrats are morally equivalent here, I think they are EVIL.