Saturday, February 17, 2007

Email: Omnis Support

Your mail server goes down, you announce last night that it should be fixed within 3 hours, and then you apparently go home for the weekend (because you're never around on weekends and the mail server is still down)? So I am now without email for at least 18 hours. Unbelievable!

Press: We should all take 'voice lessons' from Dixie Chicks - HC

Houston Chronicle: "I've spent the past six years interviewing women across the United States about shame and how it affects the way we live, love, parent, work and build relationships. As I read about a few DJs reviving their tired 'those girls need to keep their mouths shut' rhetoric, it's clear to me that, like the Dixie Chicks, all women are vulnerable to the same social voice lessons that dictate when and how we are allowed to use our voice and when our silence best serves those around us."

Trivia: Mr. T

Mr. T attended Prairie View A&M University in Texas on a scholarship (but didn't last a year) and is a devout Christian with an antidrug album for kids.

Email: Netflix Support

Title request: Earth: Final Conflict, Seasons 1-5

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Title request: Lexx, Season 1

Friday, February 16, 2007

Web: You type, she speaks

Try out -- very cool!

It’s my quirky sense of humor but as a test sentence I typed

Never mind that! Just put it in -- now!

and tried all the women’s voices (plus one man’s--the face didn’t change though). Kate is bossy, Susan sounds sloppy, Crystal seems nice, Elizabeth sounds pleasingly proper. ;-)

Words: haint [AHED]

(Wow! A word I've never heard of before!)

VERB: Inflected forms: haunt·ed, haunt·ing, haunts
TRANSITIVE VERB: 1. To inhabit, visit, or appear to in the form of a ghost or other supernatural being. 2. To visit often; frequent: haunted the movie theaters. 3. To come to mind continually; obsess: a riddle that haunted me all morning. 4. To be continually present in; pervade: the melancholy that haunts the composer's music.
INTRANSITIVE VERB: To recur or visit often, especially as a ghost.
NOUN: 1. A place much frequented. 2. also hant or ha'nt or haint Chiefly Southern U.S. A ghost or other supernatural being.
ETYMOLOGY: Middle English haunten, to frequent, from Old French hanter.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Neologisms: dutz

A dopey yutz.

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Title request: Anima Mundi

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Here is a graphic-design parody of the government antiterrorism site

Monday, February 12, 2007

Press: 'Nice' reward: Five Grammies for Dixie Chicks

Gotta love those Chicks (unless you don't have love in your heart)!

Press: There is only love - NPR

"Katie and I meet for breakfast on Friday mornings now. We drink coffee and talk. I don't try to heal her. I just love her. Sometimes there is pain and sorrow, but there is no blame. I believe there is only love."