this morning i was in a rush to get things done, and i realised that i hadn’t made this month’s backup of the web site, so i started that before i fed the critters or myself… and well before my weekly post was scheduled. i then realised something, and logged in to discover that it already was that way, but somehow, in the process, i’m fairly sure that i was logging in to exactly the same place that was being compressed for the backup, because it suddenly became REALLY slow and timed out a couple of times, and when i finally got the page to reload, it was blank… and it was about three minutes before it was scheduled to post…

i don’t know if anybody else was watching, but at 9:00 this morning, i posted a completely blank “another week closer to the eschaton” which then vanished after about five minutes (i made it private) and then, after i had taken care of a bunch of other, more physical things, about an hour later, i went back to yesterday’s saved version of the post (HOORAY for databases!) and restored that.

it feels really strange to say “hooray for databases” because i still only have a vague notion of what they are, despite the fact that my most recent “technical” employment involved installing and populating a wide variety of databases… it was kind of strange then, too, because i could tell you what the databases contained and how it related to the software i was testing, i still couldn’t really express, in words, what the database actually was… i get the impression that it’s sort of like a spreadsheet, but beyond that it gets really vague, really quickly… one way or the other, i was able to go into the database and restore today’s post.

that’s all. i’ll see you next week.

another week closer to the eschaton…

Iran’s supreme leader accuses U.S. of terrorism – america is a terrorist… wait, america is a terrorist! too bad nobody’s going to pay attention, because the guy who pointed it out is brown and believes in the wrong god… 😐

Justice to Drop Investigations Into CIA Officials Involved in Torture – because it’s only illegal for other terrorists… 😐

Bachmann cites wrong John Wayne, praises notorious serial killer – our new tea party candidate for president, michelle bachman, tries – and spectacularly FAILS – to invoke the memory of john wayne, by mistakenly and cluelessly invoking the memory of john wayne gacy. is there any further question that this woman is COMPLETELY UNQUALIFIED to lead this country? 😐

FACT CHECK: Documents Reveal Bachmann Benefited From And Relied Upon Government-Funded Earmarks and Michele Bachmann Defies Tom Petty’s Cease and Desist – she declares herself to be “very sincere in what i say”, but what she says is one thing, and what she does is entirely the opposite… either your words, or your actions are lying, and i tend to believe that it’s your words.

and, if you had any further doubts, Why Michelle Bachmann must never be president (hint: she’s crazy!)

Fukushima Spews, Los Alamos Burns, Vermont Rages & We’ve Almost Lost Nebraska and Three US Nuclear Facilities Threatened by Flood, Fire – “There is no possibility of a meltdown”… famous last words?

BP Is Holding Gulf Restoration Process ‘Financially Captive’ – remember the gulf oil spill that i said was going to be a problem for a long time to come? it still is, and it’s not going away any time soon, despite what the media would like you to believe. 😐

AR-15 Left Sitting On Trunk of Seattle Police Car – instead of going after real terrorists, the seattle cops clowns are photographed driving around with an assault rifle on the the trunk of their car… right where any “terrorist” with any balls at all could have just walked off with it… and they still haven’t found former chief gil kerlikowske’s gun, which was stolen out of his unmarked police car, in 2004

Cops Just Love Those Tasers – Mentally Handicapped Boy Tasered, Pepper Sprayed and Hog Tied and Police Taser, Beat, Pepper Spray Mentally Handicapped Teen – Then Charge Him With Assault – 😮

Summer Travel Discounts and Authorities Investigate Security Breach At JFK After Man Flies To Los Angeles Without Ticket Or ID – an unwashed, smelly nigerian (they caught him because passengers in his immediate vicinity complained about the smell) boarded virgin america flight 415 from new york to los angeles without a valid passport or identification, using an expired boarding pass for a flight the day before that belonged to someone else, and he wasn’t arrested until a week later when he tried to fly back to new york using the same scam… instead of going after real terrorists, these… 😮

Woman sprays police with breast milk – instead of going after real terrorists, these cops clowns take down a drunk mother at a wedding…

The Navy Bought Fake Chinese Microchips That Could Have Disarmed U.S. Missiles – 😮

drug war wheelchairObama Administration Issues New Threats Against Medical Cannabis – how’s that “hope” and “change” workin’ out for ya’…? still, given the choice, i’d still rather have obama than mccain. not by much, though, and i’d still far rather have someone like kucinich or johnson, for whatever that’s worth…

on the other hand, Ricardo Cortés, author of It’s Just A Plant and other modern classics, has released a freely-downloadable book about jury nullification, called Jury Independence Illustrated – go get it!

Microsoft May Add Eavesdropping To Skype – yet another reason why i don’t use microsoft products… and the version of skype i currently have installed on my computer is from before skype was gobbled up by the 800 pound gorilla.

Boffins take REMOTE CONTROL of HUMAN HAND – this is scary and interesting the same time… scary because it is a little too close to “The Matrix” for my comfort, but interesting because it could potentially teach brain injury survivors to function normally…

Are You a Good Person? – a “christian” meets a rabbi who knows what he’s talking about. i wish i had that kind of patience… 8)