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Handy programs to put on a USB stick…

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I stumbled on this today while looking for something else… It’s actually pretty cool. Upon taking a quick glance at the list, there’s a number of apps that sound pretty useful to me. I’m suprised at how many things are being developed specifically with the purpose of running off a memory stick. There’s even a task launcher that is specifically designed to run programs off a usb stick.

Handy programs to put on a USB stick. at SnapFiles.com

I’ve used Snapfiles to find good freeware/shareware since they were called WebAttack. I still like that name better.

I just noticed that PuttySSH is conspicuously missing. Putty supports running from a usb stick, and an SSH client is definately a must for a traveling application suite.

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January 31st, 2007 at 10:57 pm

Posted in Geek

Boing Boing: Here, Bullet: poetry from a US infantryman in Iraq

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I really like this one from Boing Boing today:

Here, Bullet
If a body is what you want,
then here is bone and gristle and flesh.
Here is the clavicle-snapped wish,
the aorta's opened valves, the leap
thought makes at the synaptic gap.
Here is the adrenaline rush you crave,
that inexorable flight, that insane puncture
into heat and blood. And I dare you to finish
what you've started. Because here, Bullet,
here is where I complete the word you bring
hissing through the air, here is where I moan
the barrel's cold esophagus, triggering
my tongue's explosives for the rifling I have
inside of me, each twist of the round
spun deeper, because here, Bullet,
here is where the world ends, every time.

Boing Boing: Here, Bullet: poetry from a US infantryman in Iraq

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January 7th, 2007 at 10:38 pm

Posted in Geek,Politics

Congratulations Madam Speaker

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When the democrats won big in November, I didn’t think much about the fact that Nancy Pelosi would become speaker. If anything, I thought it was cool that she was from the Bay Area. I always got a chucle when I heard the right wingers try to scare people with “San Francisco Liberal”.

It wasn’t until last night’s coverage of the first day of the 110th congress and hearing Nancy Pelosi’s acceptance speech upon being elected speaker that I realised what a big deal it is that she is the first woman to hold that job. If Bush and Cheney die in a plane crash, Nancy Pelosi would be president. That is the closest a woman has been to the presidency ever. You go girl!

But then again… It’s pretty f’d up that this is even a big deal at all. How many other countries have female heads of state? This is probably why it never occured to me that this is a big deal at all. It shouldn’t be but it is. Makes you realize how backward we are in the US.

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January 5th, 2007 at 10:49 pm

Posted in Politics