One of my coworkers asked me today why I don’t like messing around with html. “I like programming better.”
Him: “HTML is a programming language.”
Me: “No, its not.”
Him: “Hyper Text Markup Language. Why do you think they put that word at the end?”
Me: “Doesn’t make it a programming language. You can’t create variables, you can’t call subroutines, you can’t make decisions, and you can’t run through loops. It’s not a programming language.”
Those four things constitute the functional core of programming computers. If a language can’t do those four things, its useless for all practical purposes.
So the new president of Iran is a hostage-taking terrorist. Big surprise.
Okay, okay, revise that: he greatly resembles a hostage taking terrorist.
For crying out loud, what difference does it make? We knew he was a hardliner anyway, if he was involved in the hostage incident in 79-80, doesn’t that just reinforce the fact? The guy’s a terrorist not just because he took Americans hostage (assuming he did), but because he’s the barely-elected head of a terrorist sponsoring state.
“We will make no distinction between the terrorists and those that harbor and support them.” Nuff said.
Publicola has a great idea.
April 15th is Buy A Gun day. November 19th is National Ammo day. Let’s make June 23rd American Range Trip day. Bringing some ART into the world would be appropriate, especially on a date which 5 people so artfully dodged the plain text of their controlling document. Thereâ€™s a catch though – since 2006 would be the 215th anniversary of the Bill of Rights (if they’d have survived that is) letâ€™s say you must expend at least 215 rounds downrange. In 2007 itâ€™d be 216 rounds & so on with each new year. Any firearm chambered for any cartridge is cool, but I’d be much happier if you had at least one .30 rifle (bolt or gas operated) on the line.
Too bad we have to wait a year before we can celebrate it, unless you’re like me and like to go out shooting on the 4th. But hey, a year away allows us to save up for all that ammo we’d have to buy.
Fox News just read the letter of resignation delivered from Justice O’Connor to President Bush. A few observations.
- Bill Kristol is dancing a jig for his successful prediction.
- Jennifer observed that this will reignite the constitutional option. Yes it will, because the Democrats shouldn’t be trusted to avoid political games with the Supreme Court. If the replacement is filibustered on anything less than moral problems, then the filibuster should be abolished for court nominees.
- I would prefer a replacement to the right of O’Connor. I know this comes as a shock, but hey, why not?
- There is much discussion that Bush will be under pressure to appoint a female nominee. This is sad, because we are supposed to treat the sexes as equal when choosing between them on issues where sex is irrelevant to the job being done. That being said, there are plenty of qualified women to the right of O’Connor who will fill the vacancy well. There are also plenty of men who could do an equally good job.
That’s all from me, the comments section is yours.