Archives for: April 2006

A Big Intelligent Design Thread

04/27/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Announcements [A]
I just had to link to the comments over on Sounding the Trumpet because I've been extraordinarily wordy in there, and occasionally lucid The two interesting personalities over there are 'High School Student' and Wayne Hollyoak. Wish we'd seen more of… more »

Culture Plateau?

04/23/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, People
Looking back at movies from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's, and then comparing the 90's with today, it occurs to me that despite the "ever increasing pace of change", we really seem to be... stabilizing. Beauty, clothing and music technology has been… more »

I Am Lasered

04/23/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Announcements [A], Journal
After watching my wife enjoy a year and a half of good glasses-free and contact-lens-free vision from laser eye surgery, I decided to take the plunge myself. I went to the same outfit my wife did, Lasik MD. I had the consultation on Thursday. It's a… more »

The Truth (With Jokes) : Al Franken

04/21/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Reviews, Books, Politics
This is a much angrier, more serious book, only lightly seasoned with humour this time around. There's not so much focus on the right-wing hacks this time, though they are still present, but this focuses more on the upper echelons of the US government.… more »

Invalid Floating Point Operation in Embedded Internet Explorer

04/18/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Thoughts, Programming
Ran across some trouble the other day. We've allowed embedding Internet Explorer windows in our solutions, which is great for linked portals, intro pages, etc. Things were going great guns, but on some particular web pages, things would go into a… more »

V For Vendetta

04/12/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Reviews, Movies
Set in a future Britain, this is one of the better dystopian flicks I think I've seen in a long time. Not as "extreme" as The Matrix, or 1984, the story has that slight chilling "it could happen here" edge (we've seen what people will do and give up out… more »

The "Good Old Days"

04/06/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, People
I was on the LRT yesterday and didn't quite bear witness to an altercation between some "punk-ass kids". One older guy on the LRT chased them off, for which I was quite happy. However, once they were gone, he started spouting the same old sort of drivel… more »

The Gospel of Judas

04/06/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Thoughts, Religion
After just having read "Misquoting Jesus", it's interesting that another manuscript discovery, though it has been around for a while, is being revealed right around now. It is the Gospel of Judas, and implies in this Gnostic text that Judas was fully… more »

Bad Driver Database

04/01/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Thoughts, Ethics
We encounter our share of bad, weird, drunk, inexperienced, inattentive, cell phone-using, extremely impatient and just plain dangerous drivers. I had it in mind that I would love to start up a communal database of bad drivers - their license plates… more »

Getting Your Shots

04/01/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Thoughts, Travel
There are a few needles and such that you need to get stuck with before going to Africa. Yellow fever is the only "mandatory" one, but there are few others you are advised to get. Hepatitis A vaccination proper is relatively recent (since I went to… more »