Archive for the ‘Misc’ Category

Mon 18 Feb 2008 10:11 am   //   Posted in: Misc

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Liftoff!

I’ve been testing this new blog since the beginning of February and I think I have all the problems worked out. (Okay, there remains a slight formatting issue in some older browsers and it’s not yet perfect on the iPhone, but it’s still readable.)

If this is your first time here please check out the About page.

I hope you’ll stop by often, add me to your RSS reader, and leave lots of comments.




Mon 4 Feb 2008 10:16 pm   //   Posted in: Misc

Let’s get this baby in the air

Back then, there were things I hated about my blog. It was a lot of work. Sometimes my readers took it a little too seriously. Sometimes I took it a little too seriously. I gave it up in 2005.

Since then, I’ve often thought about getting back into the blogging hobby. It’s kind of an obsessive itch.

It’s going to be different this time. Yes, I still intend to post something at least once a day. Perhaps more. But it won’t always be a piece of writing. Sometimes it will be a photo, sometimes a link to a video, sometimes just a random headline.

The point is to have fun. It’s also a chance to experiment with online tricks and writing in a forum where nobody’s going to get hurt. I hope you like it and leave lots of comments!




Sun 3 Feb 2008 7:57 pm   //   Posted in: Misc

The Gettysburg Address

By Abraham Lincoln

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.