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webmiss_k
02 March 2009 @ 10:23 pm
According to ItHappenedtoAlexa, Bill O'Reilly will be speaking at a luncheon for their foundation. Their foundation is to honour the courage that their daughter showed when encountered with the legal system's ugly handling of rape victims.

Wait, wasn't there something about Bill O'Reilly and a rape victim a while back? Oh, yea. Bill knows why wimmin-folk get raped. They deserve it.

I hope some of you join me in pointing this out to the foundation. Here's their contact page

I nearly forgot about his sexual harassment suit. Another drop in the "Bill O'Reilly hates women" bucket.
 
 
webmiss_k
18 January 2009 @ 03:25 pm
I am breaking my pretty much never post streak. But, I think everyone should know about this story.

A clinic nurse first removed her intrauterine birth-control device without permission, says the patient in a federal action, then told her that "having the IUD come out was a good thing," because "I personally do not like IUDs. I feel they are a type of abortion. I don't know how you feel about abortion, but I am against them."


To this day, it still surprizes me that there can be such fundamentalist views on what a woman's choice is, and how someone can force their completely wrong birth control choices upon someone. I hope that with the more liberal federal administration we will see this sanctioned much less. It sounds like this nurse has done this more than once. Women everywhere should be outraged.
 
 
webmiss_k
15 November 2007 @ 09:28 pm
... again.

Tomorrow is the ten year anniversary of dating for the me & my husband. He's got a friend from his hometown coming up for the weekend, we'll be going out to dinner with some friends, including one that is licensed to marry people in this county. Another one of the couples we're going out with wasn't able to make it to the last wedding. Plus, since we'll have a house guest and can't get away, we have to do something to celebrate, right?

This will be our fourth wedding. To each other. I'm going to get away from work for a little bit so we can get another marriage license, then, before dinner, we'll have another little ceremony!

oooohhhh, I need to buy something "new", don't I? I want to write new vows I think, too.
 
 
webmiss_k
13 October 2007 @ 11:22 am
Well, I need things in that special, lap of comfort way. I certainly won't die without this stuff. I'd like, or perhaps, I would be pleased with, maybe that's a nicer way to put it. Oh, and I'd like advice or opinions.

Anyhow, I am looking to purchase a new WAP or wireless router, a "home" NAS, but I am partial to the ones with RAID0 or 1 capabilities and print serving, and a colour laser printer (maybe). I was looking at Linksys for the first two, just the plain ole W45G/s for the wireless, unless there is some earthshattering reason to spend more than $50 on that, and then the two-bay 10/100 wired NAS. I don't think it does printing, but if there is a cheap colour laser printer that comes with a NIC (or has a cheap NIC purchased separately) I am perfectly happy with that. A lot of the NAS in a box do have the print server piece, but they are single drive.

As far as the whole home colour laser printer, that's more my husband. Between the website work & the bands, he does a lot of printing. I am still trying to work out whether this is actually cheaper that Kinko's... sure, the printer says it will print 20 sheets a day for a month or two before running out of toner, but he is printing full page -whole thing, covered in toner. Not docs or anything with a lot of whitespace.
 
 
Current Mood: consumerist!
 
 
webmiss_k
05 September 2007 @ 08:22 pm
yea. I guess I am a little. Quiz taken after seeing it on jimheem

NerdTests.com says I"m a Nerd God.  What are you?  Click here!
 
 
 
webmiss_k
19 July 2007 @ 10:40 pm
Lovely, isn't it? One of the few times my husband isn't working at home (he had a meeting) and we get a tornado. Of course, it was while it was dumping buckets of rain, and I was trying to figure out how to keep the rain out of my big ass lab UPSes, as well as just plain out of the server labs (never again will I have an office on the top floor).

My aunt called me, wondering if everything was ok. She had just tried calling my house, got no answer, and worried. She had just heard about tornados touching down in Islip Terrace. Normally, my husband is home, and answers the phone, or the answering machine is on. This is when I started to worry, a little. I was just kind of wondering what was going on, I was able to access my home server from work still, I knew the basement & the cable line was ok.

So I went home. As soon as I turned on to my block, there were a few trees down. At the far east end of the block, there were bulldozers & dump trucks cleaning up. Somehow, my block in the middle was pretty much undisturbed. My patio umbrella hadn't moved. The tornado went south of us apparently. So, we're lucky-lucky. Animals are ok, house is ok, we are ok. Pretty good all around, no big injuries to life or house, in the area.
 
 
webmiss_k
04 January 2007 @ 12:28 am
From the headline on this headline from CNN.
Novel software drives '$100 laptop'

Forget windows, folders and boxes that pop up with text. When students in Thailand, Libya and other developing countries get their $150 computers from the One Laptop Per Child project in 2007, their experience will be unlike anything on standard PCs.

Yea. I was thinking Novell. And I would have thought that was pretty cool. But alas, I am just socially inept, and care more about computers than starving children without laptops. Crap. I should make a resolution about this.
 
 
webmiss_k
27 September 2006 @ 08:20 pm
As I was driving in to work, the sky just looked really weird. Looked like the sun was setting to the east, and nightfall was coming up from the west. Yes, I know, it was clouds, not some rotation switch. Then later, I read this, which confirms my "weird weather day" diagnosis.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE UPTON NY
121 PM EDT WED SEP 27 2006

CTZ009>012-NYZ078-079-271845-
NORTHEAST SUFFOLK-NORTHWEST SUFFOLK-SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN
MIDDLESEX-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-
121 PM EDT WED SEP 27 2006

...SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR WATERSPOUTS FOR
FAIRFIELD...MIDDLESEX...NEW HAVEN...NEW LONDON AND SUFFOLK
COUNTIES...

AT 110 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A
LINE OF CONVECTIVE SHOWERS 10 MILES NORTH OF THE NORTH SHORE OF
WESTERN AND CENTRAL SUFFOLK COUNTY...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 5 MPH.

THIS CONVECTIVE ACTIVITY HAS HAD A HISTORY OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS
OVER LONG ISLAND SOUND. ANY WATERSPOUTS THAT DEVELOP WILL MAINLY
TRACK OVER THE OPEN WATERS. A WATERSPOUT IS CAPABLE OF CAPSIZING A
SMALL BOAT.
 
 
webmiss_k
14 September 2006 @ 07:21 am
While I normally would not mind so much, number one -they are sending me to bloody Riverhead. Middle of nowhere, nearly an hour away. There is a perfectly lovely supreme court up the block -might I just pop in there, instead? Number two -I have to be there at 09.30. Not a morning person. Soooooo not a morning person. Number three -I need to get my car inspected (overdue by two weeks, long story, yes, bad Kelly.) so, I will be driving the giant maroon marshmallow. Number four -it is very likely that I will spend several hours catching up with all the work I miss while there. No cameras, so my phone won'r be allowed in, and I somehow doubt that I will get an unsecured WAP for the laptop. Number five -no sharp pointy objects. I have to remember to remove my leatherman & my corkscrew before hitting security, AND later remember to add the things back in to my bag. Overall, this would appear to be a large pain in the ass. On the flip side, professional jurors may not be the way to go with the justice system, either.
 
 
webmiss_k
16 July 2006 @ 10:33 am
Please, please, please start using those silly little grammatical niceties, such as proper capitalisation of letters, punctuation marks, understanding homophones. In several communities today, I had to stop reading the post, because I was getting a headache trying to figure out what was being said. You are not cool for eschewing these things. You are just unintelligable. |33+ spelling, word substitutions, and general abuse of words is also tiresome. Thank you!