State meme

Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado* / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York* / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania* / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington/ West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming / Washington D.C. /

Been to the States in bold, am living in the State italicized, lived in States that are underlined.

Now: the State I was married in bigger face. States where my children were born with an asterisk.

Which States I'd consider moving to.

I warned your asses. I warned you!

Rewind to my archive, about here:
Geekwitha45's comments and email to me disclose my embarrassing ignorance of BCRA. It does not regulate private activities, including bloggers, so my proposal does not incur the FEC's wrath.

OK, now scroll back to the present. The FEC is indeed now contemplating regulations, and the mechanisms to enforce them, against bloggers who participate in the national discussion of elections. HT to FreedomSight.

I propose a countermeasure.

Wish me luck

I wasn't joking in my description over there to the right, where I said "it's time to move to Wyoming."

The application package is going in. Cross your fingers for me. Salt over the shoulder. Blow me a kiss, if you're into that kind of thing.

And double your best wishes for my buddy Doug.

Martha is free

She should not have gone to jail in the first place, and I wish her well in her appeal.

I also agree with VC that she is turning her sentence and release into a public relations coup. It has softened her earlier image as a harsh, driven, er . . . capitalist. Not that it needed any softening to me, but I'm not her target market.

What could she do next? My guess: a program in her company to encourage hiring and training for women ex-cons.


Presidents' Day

The snow kept us from driving up Devil's Head Mountain, so we sneaked over to Roxborough State Park instead.

It's like Garden of the Gods, but a helluva lot closer and strictly on foot. We'll be going back.

Oh, by the way, it's posted against firearms, which I safely assume means CCW is unwelcome. Not a smart idea if there are hunting cats around.


Getting closer to a notebook killer

I remarked in this post about how there's a market for a hybrid PDA/computer, using a stripped Palm-type operating system to access what's stored on it, but shifting to a full desktop OS when docked to appropriate hardware.

It's still not here yet, but we can see approximations toward it. The most recent case in point is the Tungsten T5, a Palm (is it unfashionable to say "Palm pilot"?) with a USB flash memory drive aboard it. The Palm accesses this 256MB flash memory, leaving 160MB of it available as a plain USB flash drive. Some of it, only 55MB, is used by the Palm.

If it had an eentsy HD (20GB would do) instead of flash, it would be the killer. A few more grams for the extra power to spin it could be justified.

There's still plenty of life left in my m500, and all the room I need for spanking the Palm, but someday I'll want to abandon the 256MB flash drive that holds all my AF pdfs. When I do, I'll need more than 160MB. And I'll not pay $400 for it. Nor do I want a phone integrated in it.

As it is, the Clandestine Mobile Media Access Platform has been put out to pasture. I went about 2 months without it, then upgraded to this little girl, the 3250H1 model. At 4.5 lbs, she impresses me that notebooks will be the first notebook killers, not PDAs.