An 85-year-old Marine vet of 3 wars is being screwed over by the Veterans Administration. He served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam, can’t hear and has all kinds of medical problems. The Marines released him with a 100% disability rating. The VA tricked him But the VA tricked him into signing off on only a […]
I enjoyed reading How to Get the Most Out of Your Books by Donald Latumahina this morning. But the following statement jolted me: “…the goal of reading books is getting actionable ideas.” This could be a goal for some books, for example, how-to or some self-improvement books, but it would be a travesty to apply […]
If you’ve also been running into those PHP_AUTOCONF errors when trying to build php modules on FreeBSD, then you’ll be interested in this. The following two commands fixed the problem for me: ln -s /usr/local/bin/autoheader-2.59 /usr/local/bin/autoheader259 ln -s /usr/local/bin/autoconf-2.59 /usr/local/bin/autoconf259 The error message I was getting is as follows: Cannot find autoconf. Please check your […]
The rage these days is to switch to the Mac, so you may find it strange for someone to voluntarily switch from Mac to Linux. But I am and below are my reasons. I’ve been using Macs for 21 years I’ve been using Macs for 21 years. I learned to use computers with the first […]
This howto provides a simple process for painlessly keeping a backup of all your Gmail or Google Apps emails for a single account.
Saddam Hussein may have been Satan himself, but what have the US and the new Iraqi regime proven by executing him?
Remember The Milk is an excellent to-do list manager. Its clean blue and white design is stunning in its simplicity. RTM is speedy; I hardly ever need to reload the page thanks to their advanced use of AJAX. RTM is replete with shortcuts for incredibly fast adding and editing of tasks. RTM is no simplistic Ta-Da list clone. With RTM I can not only assign due dates, repeating tasks, tags, locations and notes, but I can also get notified via Jabber, GTalk, AIM, SMS or email of my pending items. Best of all, RTM is free of charge and well-supported.
Several University of California police officers brutally attacked a student who did not produce his identification in a university library computer lab last night. CAUTION: The above video contains disturbing scenes of brutality. The student nonviolently resisted the officers In the six-minute video of the incident shot by a witness, you can clearly see the […]
The best way to learn Spanish is to spend time in a Spanish-speaking country – and fall in love.
Yes, the Democrats won the mid-term elections and hopefully saved us from more Patriot Acts and other brazen attempts to stomp on our freedom. But, so what?