Chess and Humility
I’ve had the fun of playing a few games of chess on Yahoo Games the past few days. Although I came out ahead, I picked up some valuable pointers, like 1) don’t play with someone who has a tendency to change the time limit rules in the middle of the game, and 2) don’t walk in pride when you start whuppin someone from one side of the board to the other, because it will cost you. Here is the pgn file for it. If you have a chess program you will probably be able to read it. If you don’t, I suggest Winboard. I’ll be adding to this file as I play more games.
“I’ll make him a proposition he can’t refuse”
Between now and November 5th, I’ll be posting a couple articles on how I’m voting this year. Click more for my views on the different Arizona propositions.
UPS Delivery for Satan: One Dozen Snowballs
Photon Engineering, my employer, finally changed the version of FRED from 1.x to 2.0 today. This may not seem like much, but it is. Starting Monday, any purchaser of the FRED optical engineering software system will get 2.0. This thing has been in development for five and a half years now, and is finally starting to pull its own weight in the company. If it doesn’t seem like a big deal, believe me, it is from my perspective.
There can be little doubt that George W. Bush intends to remove Saddam Hussein if the Baghdad Butcher doesn’t comply with U.N. Resolutions. The only question is, who is going with him? Unless something drastic happens across the pond, the Brits are coming along. I should know, I saw RAF Tornados flying in Tucson the last few weeks. Will the American people? Probably, if the polls are accurate. But will God?
On Snipers and Sniping
The Washington DC suburb area has been terrified the past few days of a sniper running rampant throughout the area, picking off targets at random with deadly accuracy. However, as the facts develop and the investigation continues, several things are sticking out as being very curious to me.
This is just pathetic. I’m from Mesa, originally. Yesterday a bank robber went to a Wells Fargo Bank there and gave a note to the teller demanding money. The teller, frightened, gave him the money, despite not seeing a gun or knife.
This was at a drive-through.
I’m not joking.
Hunting Trips of a Ranchman & The Wilderness Hunter
Theodore Roosevelt wrote more than perhaps any other 20th century president, and about a variety of topics. In HTOAR & TWH he expounds on his many hunting trips of his cowboy days, between the death of his first wife in childbirth and his long-term return to politics. These are actually the 1st and 3rd books of what is considered a trilogy, the 2nd being Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail. For some reason, Modern Library Paperbacks has decided to put the 1st and 3rd together, instead of all three.
Kirk & Regina are having a baby. They wanted to send this movie out via e-mail, but at 14MB it wouldn’t fit in most mailboxes. So, I’m posting it here: kirksultrasound.mov (14495k file)
14Jan2004: Following the server move I have archived the movie. If you want it, drop me a line.