Wednesday, October 31, 2001

Common Dreams NewsCenter - News & Views for the Progressive Community

With headlines like, "Bombing Afghanistan is Not the Way to Defeat al-Qaida" and "Terrorizing the Poor and Subsidizing the Rich" you can bet that this site has all the news for people who feel "Bleeding-heart Liberal" isn't a bad thing to be called. So if you want a different, yet still credible, view of the news, this is the place to go. They enhance their credibility by pulling from many major news sources and reprinting comments from people like Bill Moyers. I'm not saying I agree with all of the conclusions but it's nice to see that dissent hasn't entirely disappeared in the environment of newfound nationalistic furvor.

Monday, October 29, 2001

Windows XP Launch

I'm here at the WinXP launch and while they preach the gospel of Microsoft, I'm going to try and continue my lame attempts at updating my blog. The only reason I can justify being here is my involvement with the Integris Health Advanced Computing Team. We have just been tasked with evaluating WinXP for use w/ Integris applications. So far the two features I like best are 1) remote control, and 2)full internet server w/smtp server. Remote Control helps debug desktops from a remote location. And the internet stuff means that I can do full web development w/o needing a full server license. Now I don't know if Commerce Server or Sql-Server will run w/XP so I may need that server license yet.

BTW-All of this was written on my palm7.

Thursday, October 25, 2001

New Album From Concrete Blonde

Concrete Blonde's return to the record stores will now come early next year. The re-formed group's first new studio album in eight years, Group Therapy, is now slated for release on Jan. 15 on Manifesto Records. A West Coast tour is being planned for January as well, with a fuller tour to follow. (Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna) -- This came from CDNow's Allstar music news site.
Children can safely 'head' the soccer ball

Children who "head" a soccer ball probably aren't at risk for permanent brain damage, a sports medicine expert told pediatricians Tuesday at the American Academy of Pediatrics' annual meeting.

There I've updated my blog and the heavens can open and the angels can sing. I'm pretty bad at updating the blog but this article caught my eye and since Duncan just finished his fall soccer season with the YWCA, I thought I'd post a link.