QOTD

I have a fairly extensive list of quotes that I have collected over the years. I may try to setup a way to post them other than simply putting out another post, but till that time happens let me share one:

“…peace is the highest aspiration of the American People. We will negotiate for it, sacrifice for it, we will never surrender for it, now or ever.”
-Ronald Reagan

Hope you enjoy.

Bias & Double Standards

This article from the British Telegraph reports on a story of a British Oxford Professor who rejected an application for internship from a prospective student based on him being an Israeli.  This kind of story brings to light a problem that I saw existing in the higher education system of the U.S. also.  Namely that many professors who claim to have a monopoly on being “open minded” are often just as close minded as non-academics when opinions that are opposition to theirs are expressed.

The point of my statement is not to imply that all professors exercise such a double standards.  The point is that no one is capable of being totally unbiased.  We need to stop treating academics as if they have some super power (not available to us mere mortals) that somehow allow them to look at all situations with logic, clear thought, and consistency.  Doing so will help move society into a better position to evaluate itself with honesty and integrity.  Its not wrong to have bias (we all have biases in one way or another); the secret is to admit our bias and to  try and  keep it from being the  sole influence on our decision making process.

Homer and friends.

Things like this webpage are the reason the Internet was created.  Its a Homer Simpson Random Quote Generator.  In other weekend humor, anyone who has had to do more than two minutes of tech support will empathize with these stories.

The Joys of Google

For weekend fun try doing a Google (be sure to click the I’m Feeling Lucky button) search on “French military victories” (without the quotes.) This is the resulting page. Even the best search engine in the world cannot help you out THAT search.

RSS & Mozilla

I am sure that everyone but me has already seen this page but I found it a wonderfully useful link.  Check out http://www.feedster.com/ Its an RSS based search engine.

In totally unrelated information.. Mozilla totally rocks (ok, anyone who doesn’t use AOL already knows this but…) and I have been using a new add-on to Mozilla called mozblog If you do bloggin (don’t touch the stuff myself) be sure to check it out.  BTW if you use Movable Type as your blog server be sure to check out a patch to make it work (the bug was submitted my yours truly.)

Finally, because I need a place to link it… there is Mozilla Bluecurve for use RedHat bluecurve lovers who just want mozilla to get along.

RSS & Mozilla

I am sure that everyone but me has already seen this page but I found it a wonderfully useful link.  Check out http://www.feedster.com/ Its an RSS based search engine.

In totally unrelated information.. Mozilla totally rocks (ok, anyone who doesn’t use AOL already knows this but…) and I have been using a new add-on to Mozilla called mozblog If you do bloggin (don’t touch the stuff myself) be sure to check it out.  BTW if you use Movable Type as your blog server be sure to check out a patch to make it work (the bug was submitted my yours truly.)

Finally, because I need a place to link it… there is Mozilla Bluecurve for use RedHat bluecurve lovers who just want mozilla to get along.

Apt repositories

With all f the apt4rpm repositories out there I figured it would be easer to post  a list of them then it would be to keep mailing them to my friends.

Great rpms for Redhat 8/9.  I also recommend you check out http://www.rpmseek.com/index.html It has an absolutely incredible search engine for finding rpms.  I was able to locate rpms for packages that I have not seen rpms for ANYWHERE.