Pelican Powered

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Back in September I got tired of maintaining Wordpress with update after update to keep up security on a site I barely touch. I backed everything up, took my server down, reinstalled it from scratch, and put up a 503 Service Unavailable message until I got around to doing something ...

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On the upcoming anniversary of 9/11

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As we approach the ten year anniversary of the deadliest attack on US soil while at the same time trying to solve major budget problems, I feel this quote from Bin Laden himself back in '04 is something more people should read:

We are continuing this policy in bleeding America ...

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Ignorance of the law...

"Ignorance of the law is no excuse."

We've all heard that saying. It appears in many works of fiction and is often used as a sound bite by judges and prosecutors in real life. I hadn't put much thought in to it until this morning when I read ...

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On airport security...

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With the TSA's favorite new toys the body imagers becoming a big issue right now (rightfully), I think it's time to unleash this little rant I've been refining for years (as they get dumber).

First, a note on suicide attacks.

Since a four-pack of suicide attacks via ...

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Thoughts on internet advertising...

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A post today on Slashdot got me thinking about advertising. Specifically advertising on the internet, but also advertising in general.

The article linked off the Slashdot post was written by a man named Jim Lynch, a long time writer in technology media both digital and print. Mr. Lynch is apparently ...

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An Open Letter to AT&T

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To whom it may concern:

Over the past two days there has been a lot of talk about your new data plans, particularly the removal of the "unlimited" option. While I believe there should be a third tier for the heavier users, I can understand the reasons for moving to ...

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South Park and Muhammed

Apparently Wednesday night's episode of South Park was censored by Comedy Central after it was delivered. Matt and Trey posted this on the South Park Studios news feed:

In the 14 years we've been doing South Park we have never done a show that we couldn't stand ...

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Apparently Saturday night was slow for the local police...

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Saturday night I was driving home from a friend's house around 11 PM. I get off I-71 at SR18 like usual and then cut in to a neighborhood that leads me around to Smith Road so I can bypass all the stoplights on 18. A few seconds later I ...

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