mardi, septembre 20, 2005

Wow I'm old

For a lot of reasons I don't need to get into, I'm feeling pretty old this week.

But this post on Kevin Clark's Blog about Elephant disks brings back a ton of memories. (Pardon the pun) that make me feel both young and old again. Most people probably don't remember the day when you could walk into your local, college-town bookstore (Books, Strings, and Things, BST, in my case) and buy a single, 5.25", single-sided, double-density diskette. And, that was enough for your entire Fortran class for the quarter.

I thought the Elephant art on the cover was tres cool, and I my roommate, Tart, and I used to say to each other, "It's quite a pachaderm."

mercredi, septembre 07, 2005

Fiction, sadly, equally as strange as truth

The Onion: God Outdoes Terrorists Yet Again

Some excerpts:

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld praised the phone support, but noted that it would take months to transfer any equipment from Iraq to New Orleans, saying, "You fight a national disaster with the equipment you have."

"They should be getting the trucks good and warmed up anytime now, and they'll be cruising into town just as soon as all the reservists stroll in," said Brown, who is currently at his desk awaiting offers of food, water, and evacuation buses to roll in from "somewhere or other."

President Bush urged all people dying from several days without food and water in New Orleans to "tap into the American entrepreneurial spirit" and gnaw on their own bootstraps for sustenance. "Government handouts are not the answer," Bush said. "I believe in smaller government, which is why I have drastically cut welfare and levee upkeep.