Ender’s Game

I just finished the sci-fi book by Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game.  An alien race, called the Buggers has attacked humanity.  We have already fought two wars in our home solar system which humanity has barely won.  The world has pulled together and is looking for someone who can lead us to victory against the buggers.  Enter Ender Wiggin. He… Read more →

Camera Radar Enforcement

  Tucson has decided that the best way to enforce their traffic laws is through the use of radar systems that are coupled with cameras which allow them to automatically issue citations for infractions. I have received a ticket for speeding and so have most people that I know. The city insists that this system has made Tucson a safer… Read more →

Switching to a Mac

A friend of mine bought a new MacBook Pro (the aluminum uni-body style) and he let me play around with it a bit and I got hooked.  So recently bought one of my own and have begun the transition from windows to OS X. I don’t think of myself as a typical user.  I am computer programmer and use linux… Read more →

Ballots & Propositions

It’s that time again… the time when we all get to hear about what the “right” direction for our country is and how corrupt the other party is.  We also get to vote on a smattering of propositions submitted by law makers, councils, and last but not least our fellow citizens. It’s a great joy reading them because their writers… Read more →

The 2008 National Budget

I’ve been on a finance related theme lately.  Yesterday I added this kind of cool debt clock on the right side of the page but quickly got depressed at the size of our over commitment.  So what is it exactly that we get for our exorbitant taxes and huge national debt? Well, first there’s the big ticket items like: Social… Read more →

A new look

I know that I haven’t really kept up with this blog over the last year.  There have been times that I have thought about writing but just haven’t.  I thought it was about time that I get back to it and since I wasn’t happy with the old design; I figured we could start things off with a new look… Read more →