Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Sunday, January 16, 2005
The first blog I ever read...
Elkins woman questioned by Secret Service
For months, Renee Jensen has stirred up controversy in Elkins by posting anti-war and anti-Bush administration signs on her front porch and in her front yard.
Last Tuesday afternoon, Secret Service agent James Lanham and State Trooper R.J. Boggs spent 90 minutes questioning Jensen in her home.
“They asked me a lot of questions,” Jensen said. “He [Lanham] told me they were investigating a call they had received. The person who called said I was running for city council, came knocking on their door and said I wanted to cut off President Bush’s head.
“I told Lanham it is true I am running for city council. But everything else the person said is untrue. I had not even begun door-to-door campaigning, and I would not tell anyone to cut anyone’s head off.”
Saturday, January 15, 2005
No LJ for me until Sunday night
I'm pretty sure I'm on MadCow.
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Oncee's guide to culture
Virginia safe for fornication
Turns out friends of friends — people we've hung out and partied with — are among the dead in La Conchita. Clan Destino's whole site is now dedicated to the memories of Charlie Womack, the Wallet family (only two out of six survived) and others in this little community by the sea.
There's an overlap between Clan Destino and Burning Man. If we go back far enough, I wouldn't be surprised to find more ovelaps between both and the Mountain Road community that thrived above Santa Barbara before the Coyote Fire wiped most of it out in 1964. There are threads here... good people, high times, great art, sweet community, dangerous places... I dunno. Right now it's just so sad.
Doc's post is here.
LiveJournal back up for some...
We are bringing as much of the site back online as we can, though some database clusters will remain unavailable while we continue to recover from backups (Where am I?).
These are the clusters that will be temporarily down, as well as the times we expect to have them back online:
FiletMignon: 7PM PST
MadCow: 4AM PST
While we do not anticipate any major data loss, please contact LiveJournal Support in the event there is anything missing from your journal. We have tools to recover missing data from backups, if necessary.
I think I'm on MadCow, so no LiveJournal for me. I logged off, but it looks like no free user support. Based on the above estimate it looks like LiveJournal should be back to normal by Sunday morning.
Hitler 'ordered pope kidnapped'
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) -- Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler gave one of his generals a direct order to kidnap Pope Pius XII during World War II but the officer did not obey, Italy's leading Roman Catholic newspaper reported.
LiveJournal outage. Day Two
This is the longest downtime of LiveJournal I can recall.
This year's farewell tours have begun
Bob & Tom
MARCH 4, 2005 - FRIENDS OF THE BOB & TOM SHOW WITH DREW HASTINGS, HENRY PHILLIPS, PAT GODWIN AND SPECIAL GUEST HOST KRISTI LEE
CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER LITTLE THEATER
TWO SHOWS: 7:00 PM AND 9:45 PM
TICKETS ARE $22.00
TICKETS GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19 AT 10:00 AM
Source: The Charleston Civic Center website
Sorry folks, that's Charleston SC
No WV city was included in the list.
Here's the list according to etiquette expert Marjabelle Young Stewart:
1. Charleston, South Carolina
2. San Diego, California
3. Seattle, Washington
4. Peoria, Illinois
6. Omaha, Nebraska and the Quad Cities, which are Bettendorf and Davenport in Iowa and Moline and Rock Island in Illinois
7. Hollywood, Florida
8. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
9. Houston, Texas
10. Salt Lake City, Utah
Yet Another LiveJournal Update
LiveJournal still down
Friday, January 14, 2005
When in doubt, database everything
ET Call Home
Decades ago, it was physicist Enrico Fermi who pondered the issue of extraterrestrial civilizations with fellow theorists over lunch, generating the famous quip: "Where are they?" That question later became central to debates about the cosmological census count of other star folk and possible extraterrestrial (ET) visitors from afar.
Fermi’s brooding on the topic was later labeled "Fermi’s paradox". It is a well-traveled tale from the 1950’s when the scientist broached the subject in discussions with colleagues in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Thoughts regarding the probability of earthlike planets, the rise of highly advanced civilizations "out there", and interstellar travel -- these remain fodder for trying to respond to Fermi’s paradox even today.
Now a team of American scientists note that recent astrophysical discoveries suggest that we should find ourselves in the midst of one or more extraterrestrial civilizations. Moreover, they argue it is a mistake to reject all UFO reports since some evidence for the theoretically-predicted extraterrestrial visitors might just be found there.
The researchers make their proposal in the January/February 2005 issue of the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (JBIS).
Internap power outage=total Livejournal outage (Update)
Our data center (Internap) lost all its power, including redundant backup power, for some unknown reason. (unknown to me, at least) We're currently dealing with bringing our 100+ servers back online. Not fun. We're not happy about this. Sorry... :-/ More details later.
For $170 million I'd build them a case management system
What a waste. I saw video of this system this morning on the news, and it appears to be an Access data base. I hope I'm wrong and they used something like SQL or Oracle, but it looked like something anyone could have thrown together. The firm that build this piece of crap should never be paid one red cent.