Friday, July 29, 2005
The new Evil Empire (the old one was IBM). The basic complaints are, as formerly with IBM, that (a) their system designs are horrible botches, (b) we can't get source to fix them, and (c) they throw their weight around a lot. See also Halloween Documents.
Thursday, July 28, 2005
Reading the latest posts in rec.music.artists.kings-x, I've stumbled across the blog of the design studio that created the artwork for the next King's X album, Ogre Tones.
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Friday, July 22, 2005
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Saturday, July 16, 2005
Being a foreigner we weren't too keen on the neighborhood, but I had to at least stop at the place named after my favorite band (or maybe it was the other way around... or not).
It sends a little tingle up my spine to see the news reports and pictures of that very spot. Our prayers continue to be with the victims of the terrorist attacks of 7/7/2005.
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
They throw in an interesting punchline at the end:
The average price for a pound of "yellowcake" uranium in 2004 was $12.61, according to the Energy Information Administration.Gee, the latest Britney Spears1 CD or a pound of yellowcake.
 I used her as an example, of course, to try to generate traffic from search hits.
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Oh, and happy belated 229th, United States.
Saturday, July 02, 2005
The basics of the case are as follows, as per the Boston Globe. Pfizer built a large research facility in New London, CT. A not-for-profit organization, New London Development Corporation (NLDC), planned to build a "sprawling waterfront complex of private housing, stores, restaurants, and businesses" nearby in the Fort Trumbull area.
The interaction between Pfizer, the New London Development Corporation, and the city of New London was more complex than more recent reports suggest. The NLDC, which dated back to the 1970's, was taken over by new leaders in 1997. One new board member was George Milne Jr, who also was a Pfizer vice-president. The new board president was Claire Gaudiani, President of Connecticut College, the wife of David Burnett, also a Pfizer vice-president. Milne visited the Fort Trumbull site several times, but claims he recused himself from NLDC board decisions about Fort Trumbull.