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January 24, 2005

Blood Pressure Rising

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When you participate in any activity which is not widely done, and which challenges the perquisites and powers of an established power bloc, you're going to be smeared from time to time. Thus also with homeschooling, which attacks directly the powers and perquisites of the teachers' unions (and, by extension, their political allies on the Left, including many in the media). Bryan Preston at Junk Yard Blog takes apart one such article. (hat tip: Wizbang)

And let's guess who wrote it, shall we? It's Doug Oplinger and Dennis J. Willard, whom we last met here, and who have now descended to citing their own reporting at the Akron-Beacon Journal as definitive, since no one else was picking up on their themes. Ah, yes, the "news".


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January 22, 2005

The Glittering Eye

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Thanks to Dave Schuler at The Glittering Eye for his kind invitation to blog as his guest, I'll be ... um ... blogging as Dave's guest at The Glittering Eye. Please head on over, and thanks for reading.


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January 11, 2005

Only Nixon Could go to China

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It occurred to me this morning that we should change the name of CVN-77, under construction as the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush, to the U.S.S. Richard M. Nixon. That way, if we ever get into a war with China, we could deploy that carrier first, because only Nixon could go to China.

OK, it's bad, but it's early.


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January 10, 2005

Pro and Con

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A brief comparison of the pros and cons of hosting at a professional hosting company vs. hosting at home:

Hosting Company: You might have a newbie trip over the cables and knock your server offline.

Home: You might have a two-year old playing "trapped" decide to change the output of your variable-voltage power supply, thus destroying your switch and casting you into the depths of "offline".

Guess which one happened to us?


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Hiatus

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Real life tends to intervene in blogging. With my brother out of reach of the Internet, and other people I've approached not really ready to blog, the result has been a near-silence here for a while. Yet, I've not been inactive: it takes a lot of time to de-spam the blog on an almost-daily basis. In fact, as Steph put it, that tends to actually take up my blogging time. I hate having the blog sitting around like this though.

So the question is, what am I to do about it? The answer is, I'm going to stop updating the blog for a while. In the meantime, I will be commenting on other blogs, and if I find a group blog (or a solo blog interested in going group) that needs a contributor on topics of interest to me, I may sign up for that. I'll keep you updated if I do find such an opportunity.


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I'd welcome your guest posts on The Glittering Eye anytime, Jeff.

Posted by: Dave Schuler on January 17, 2005 08:15 AM
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