Archives for: February 2005

This and that

I played Ticket to Ride a couple of times today. Jenny won one game with 152 points, the highest score we've seen yet. Mom won the other game. My record on my new board game is now 0-9. The we played a game of Settlers of Catan and I won that one.… more »

An anagram poll :: Napalm granola

Which of these anagrams of "Daniel James Ferguson" best describes me?th=5>Enflamed jargon issueth=5>Meandering Jesus loafth=5>Unmade Josef Salingerth=5>Join dreamfulness ageth=5>Joe's unmanaged riflesth=5>Deafening moral Jesusth=5>Serenade moanful… more »

Gator exec appointed to gov't privacy commitee

Adware maker joins federal privacy board | CNET News.com When I first saw this headline I thought it must have come from theOnion.com. Sadly, this is for real. The Department of Homeland Security is forming a privacy board and one of the appointees… more »

More cat pictures

There are some more pictures of Bearmicks in his gallery. He's done several interesting things, including watching the fish, sleeping, sleeping in Emma's bed, sleeping in my bed and sleeping in a drawer. more »

Ticket to Ride

Sara and I played Ticket to Ride last night and she beat me, 127-122. She did really well, especially for her first time. She built the longest route, going from Vancouver to Toronto by way of Santa Fe and Atlanta. She got all four of her high-point… more »

another quote

Our democracy is but a name. We vote? What does that mean? It means that we choose between two bodies of real, though not avowed, autocrats. We choose between Tweedledum and Tweedledee . . . You ask for votes for women. What good can votes do… more »

A quote

. . . this year is going to be a year of patriotism and devotion to country. I am glad to know that people in every part of the country mean to be devoted to one flag, the glorious Stars and Stripes; that the people of this country mean to maintain the… more »

Four ways in which my life is just like Pac-Man's

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Four Ways in Which My Life Is Just Like Pac-Man's. by John Crownover 1. Ever-present wail of sirens 2. Relentlessly pursued by ghosts 3. Four special pills daily keep ghosts at bay 4. Occasionally eat some fruit more »

I'm so proud

My three year old daughter, Emma, is very particular about her radio habits in the car. Luckily, she does not make me listen to Radio Disney. Here are some of my favorite musical moments of the past week: 1. Emma saying, "Mom! (She is in the backseat… more »

Firefox hits 25M, Bill Gates interview

Less than 100 days after the 1.0 release, Firefox has reached 25,000,000 downloads. Most of my readers have heard me talking about how great of a browser Firefox is and how much better it is than Microsoft Internet Explorer. But if you're a new… more »

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