I saw this headline today:
U.S. most armed country with 90 guns per 100 people
Reuters – 37 minutes ago
GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States has 90 guns for every 100 citizens, making it the most heavily armed society in the world, a report released on Tuesday said.
That just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Yet another reason that Norton Internet Security sucks: When a user is logged in to Windows Vista with a “Standard user” account, the Program Control feature of Norton’s Personal Firewall will always block new or unfamiliar programs. It will also always block programs that have been updated (which, since they have changed, are treated as [...]
I noted that my Kenmore vacuum tried to swallow its own brush bar recently. I was surprised to discover that the vacuum was still covered by an extended warranty that I had purchased. I say this is surprising because I normally don’t purchase extended warranties. Naturally, I discovered this additional warranty coverage several days after [...]
I added a handlebar mirror to my bicycle, and today was my first day riding with it. I have to say that I’m not too happy with it.
The image is only clear when I’m riding on perfectly smooth pavement
I can’t lean the bike against a wall on the left side anymore because of the mirror
Sometimes the way a news story is written pisses me off as much as the events being reported:
Egyptian girl dies in circumcision
Sat Aug 11, 7:50 PM ET
CAIRO, Egypt – A 13-year-old Egyptian girl has died during a circumcision operation, two months after the death of another girl prompted health officials to ban the widespread traditional [...]
A few weeks ago, my two-year-old Kenmore 35726 vacuum (Epinions here) suffered an interesting failure. While vacuuming, I began smelling a burning odor. I stopped, and took the cover off, expecting a failing belt. However, the belt and brush agitator were fine. I put it back together and resumed vacuuming. A few minutes later, it [...]
Sit and admire one of the more amusing/frustrating error messages I’ve received from MySpace:
MySpace is an example of what happens when you release a half-assed, hacked together demo to the world instead of a fully-designed and tested product (i.e. something you actually thought through beforehand). You have to keep fixing it, and yet it never [...]
California Blvd, between Palm St and Phillips Ln, is one of the steepest hills in San Luis Obispo. (Map here.) I climbed this hill today on my bicycle for the first time. I was fairly winded when I got to the top, but it wasn’t so bad that I had to stop. This is quite [...]