Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 22 posts previously published on May 18th

  • 2018
    • Well, this is a horribly depressing statistic: More people have been killed at schools this year than have been killed while serving in the military.
    • ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens: Santa Fe, TX, 5/18/18. Parkland, FL, 2/14/18. Sutherland Springs, TX, 11/5/17. Las Vegas, NV, 10/2/17. San Bernardino, CA, 12/3/15. Roseburg, OR, 10/1/15. Charleston, SC, 6/17/15. And on, and on, and on…
  • 2016
    • Playing with a new image editing app. Obviously, I need to come up with wittier words. (139/366)
  • 2015
  • 2014
    • My not-infrequent “it’s almost bedtime and I haven’t posted my daily photo yet” pose. Go me!
  • 2010
  • 2006
  • 2005
    • Back again… No clue why, but for some reason my DSL modem apparently froze up somewhere around 3pm this afternoon. I've reset it and we're back up and running, but it looks like my site was effectively down for about two hours.
    • Top 12 Things A Klingon Programmer Would Say Seeing as how old school programmers think like Klingon programmers, I believe that it can be reasonably assumed that all old programmers are Klingon.
  • 2004
    • Battling the blahs There's a certain odd irony in that spring, when the days are getting longer, temperatures are getting warmer, and the world is getting greener also tends to be something of a difficult time for me. (Warning: long, rambling, self-indulgent, and quite possibly slightly whiny babbling follows. You've been warned...)
    • Moving towards reinstating the draft It may not be much longer before the draft is back in action — inactive Army reservists are getting notified that they're next on deck to be called back to service.
    • White House clearing national policy with apocalyptic fundamentalists It was an e-mail we weren't meant to see.
    • Spitting Image returning? One of the best discoveries I made when visiting England during the mid-80's (sometime around 1985 or '86, I think) was Spitting Image, a BBC political satire show using latex puppet caricatures of political figures. Now it looks like Spitting Image may be coming back!
  • 2003
    • ACLU report on post 9/11 suppression of dissent I haven't read this yet (it's pushing 2am, and bed is sounding better and better all the time), but the ACLU has released a report on the suppression of dissent in the US since Sept. 11th, 2001.
    • Howard Dean interview There's a good interview with Howard Dean over at LiberalOasis. Dean continues to talk a very good line — I only hope that if elected, he follows through. So far, I've yet to see anything to convince me he wouldn't, but it's quite hard to tell at this point.
    • Almost perfect This babble brought to you courtesy of the fact that as I've been posting rather sporadically for the past week, I need some filler posts on the main page so that my site doesn't look too tweaky.
    • The Matrix has me! I've been in complete Matrix mode for most of this weekend — saw the sequel Thursday night, watched the original yesterday with Prairie, and then went back to see the sequel again tonight.
  • 2002
    • More fun with conspiracies So -- here we have conclusive evidence that the US knew about the 9-11 attacks not just weeks or months, but years before they happened -- there are hidden pictures of both the Pentagon and World Trade Center attacks hidden on the new $20 bill!
  • 2001
    • Off to Fairbanks! Well, my rides on the way. Don't know if I'll be updating at all while I'm in Fairbanks, so this may be my last post for a few days. If so -- see y'all (whoever you may be) when I get back!
    • How Hollywood sees us ...all of you are just simple-minded dumbasses with tiny brains and limited exposure who are so used to 'checking your brains at the door' that your gray matter has devolved into a state of gummy disuse.
    • I can’t chicken out now… More and more it looks like my target date for leaving really is going to be June 15th -- I'm (quite intentionally) making sure I've got all my loose ends tied up here, and that it's difficult for me to back out, just in case I get a last minute case of the heebie-jeebies.
    • Getting things ready Most of my time when I'm not at work has been caught up in two pursuits: sorting through everything I own and determining what to keep, what to get rid of, and what to try to sell; and kicking back for an evening of watching DVD's when I can't deal with my room.

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