Saturday, January 31, 2009

Looks like someone deployed a new feature too soon: Google is telling me that Google may be running malicious code.

Monday, January 26, 2009

It sure would be cool to be able to say that you devised a way to sequester carbon dioxide created in the production of cement; creating something that useful is a progressive engineer's dream.

What a meaningless exercise:

Yet one man’s flexibility is another man’s wishy-washiness, and Mr. Obama’s willingness to adapt carries the risk that he will either alienate his liberal base or fail to convert Republicans whose support he hopes to win. During his transition, Mr. Obama managed to charm conservatives; he wooed them at one dinner honoring Mr. McCain, and at another at the home of the columnist George F. Will.

But just days into the Obama presidency, some conservatives sound wary.

“I thought he did very well during the transition on things like the dinner with George Will, and all the words sounded good,” said Newt Gingrich, the Republican former speaker of the House. “But I think they are right at the cusp of either sliding down into a world where their words have no meaning or having to follow up their words with real behavior.”

There was a campaign, then an election, a transition period, and an inauguration. Unsurprisingly, the new administration is new. But note the melodramatic tone: "just days into Obama presidency," "the cusp of sliding down into a world where their words have no meaning." Sigh.