Updated. See below.
I don’t know how, but I somehow managed to get the Malware Defense “anti-spyware” program on my system at home. Fortunately for me, it doesn’t do anything malicious like delete files or install botnet sofware. It just continually pops up virus warnings and giving opportunities to install. For a price, of course. . . . → Read More: Infected!
One of the dubious benefits of owning a swimming pool is that I don’t really have to rake the leaves in my back yard. I just have to wait for a good wind storm to blow them into the pool, where I can then skim them out. This convenience doesn’t come for free, though. They . . . → Read More: Odds ‘n Ends
Until recently, all of my carving “instruction” was through books, web sites, and YouTube videos. I guess you could say that I was “self taught” in that I didn’t have the benefit of personal instruction, but I have to give credit for my improvement to the authors and especially those who made the carving videos.
. . . → Read More: New carvings: Hillbilly, snake, and more dogs
I guess it was to be expected. It’s nearly impossible to find reasoned discussion of the “Climategate” issue. For example, Curtis Brainard’s Hacked E-mails and “Journalistic Tribalism” in Columbia Journalism Review is a pretty even handed look at the major issues that are being discussed in the online debate. It strikes me as particularly amusing . . . → Read More: Still more on the CRU flap
A few more comments about “Climategate”:
The released files in question were not “hacked” from the CRU’s computers. Somebody (still anonymous) who worked there collected that information and posted it on a public bulletin board site where it was picked up. Interestingly, it appears that he first sent it to news organizations who just sat . . . → Read More: More on Climategate
You’ve probably heard by now about what the press is calling “Climategate”: the release of internal emails and documents from the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University that reveal some questionable practices on the part of climate researchers. Those questionable practices are bad enough in any case, but particularly unforgivable when the reports and . . . → Read More: Inside Global Warming