This article starts out talking about paranoia and insanity, but then moves into a discussion about why people continue to believe that the 2000 Presidential election was rigged. There is actually ample evidence that the Democrats were the ones trying to modify the results. An enjoyable read that should have you shaking your head if you read it with an open mind. A friend from work says that inside every Democrat is a Republican waiting to be educated. I'm inclined to believe him more each day. Read Bias to hear how and why the media has a liberal bias but doesn't realize it. Both of these points tie in nicely with the (somewhat obvious) concept that if you are unskilled at something, you lack the ability to accurately evaluate your own abilities, and will tend to think you are more competent than you are. The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (by the American Psychological Association) published a detailed study on this topic. Worth skimming, at least.
The whole family has been fighting some kind of respiratory bug. It's lowered Tricia's and my voices an octave at least. I speak like gravel, but feel fine. Trish still feels pretty bad - went to the doctor this morning. It should be gone in a couple of days, according to our doctor. And yet, I'll be going downtown tomorrow.
Microsoft prepares security assault on Linux
I'm more comfortable with FreeBSD than Linux, but I can still see the humor in this article. I'm intrigued to see what Microsoft has to say on the subject. In practice, FreeBSD has a centralized management, where Linux tends to be more distributed. In my opinion (and many others) this leads to more stable, predictable releases. Linux may be grabbing all the press, and finding its way inside corporate firewalls, but FreeBSD is used more often by ISPs and major sites who are serious about staying up.
Just had a very long deacons meeting last night, even though, as Trish is quick to point out, I'm not a deacon yet. Lots of frustrating topics discussed. The board has a wide variance of opinions on some topics. Fortunately, I really do believe we agree on most important stuff. Still, much work to be done.
A new approach
Trying out this system from blogger.com to see how I like a pure blog solution.