October 28th, 2005

Macbeth the Usurper

Weekend Agenda

For the weekend:

Friday: more cleaning, maybe Serenity
Saturday: In-laws coming to town
Sunday: In-laws leave, final D&D game for this stint. Wrap up.

Enjoy yourselves.
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Cleaning Up

Last night, we cleaned up in prep for the in-laws coming. Well, not just last night. Last weekend, I switched all the bed clothes. On Wednesday, I made an extra-size batch of stew to last us into the weekend and help keep the kitchen clean. I've been clearning up my office area for two weeks. I made sure that lots of stuff went out with last week's trash.

Last night, we cleanup up the wedding stuff in the basement. 6mos later. LOL.

I played more with Ubuntu Linux. I followed their "Starter FAQ". It was useful, by God. They actually told you what to do in some useful form. I'm starting to like Ubuntu for that reason. Documentation is 1/2 the system. I did find a few mistakes in the directions, but nothing big.
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More on Ubuntu

The more that I read from Ubuntu, the more that I like it. It bills itself as "human centric" computing. They aren't kidding. They are human centric, from goal, to governance, to technology. In other words, human centric computing is the product of human-centric design processes, which are guided by human centric design goals. I enjoy their recognition that human-centrism isn't just a result, but an end-to-end process. You don't just state that you are "for it", but all your processes need to be built around that idea.

The forums are still have ranters and idiots. You can't help that.
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Sit down and shut up

There's an essay, reported by Andy Rooney (false), that talks about all the religous imagery on the Supreme Court, reports quotes from founding fathers, talks about how expressing Christianity is now suddenly wrong, and ends with "they should sit down and shut up."

First off, if you see this, do respond. Don't sit down. Don't shut up. Rock the boat.

Next, find the link to the debunking site. http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/r/religious-depictions.htm

It's not all bunk, but it does contain many inaccuracies and smears Andy Rooney's name.

Find as many counter-quotes as you can. The founding fathers had their suspicions of religion, and these were often deep and cutting.

Finally, keep this in mind:
- Ghandi sat down and shut up. So did much of India.
- Rosa Parks sat down and shut up.
- South Africa forced Nelson Mandela to sit down and shut up.

Do you REALLY want people to sit down and shut up?