Goodbye 2006

December 31, 2006 at 4:31 pm | Posted in Macintosh, Politics | Leave a comment

Taking some hints from Glenn Wolsey, I took 30 minutes to cleanup my computer. The results are refreshing:

In other news, grim milestones end the fourth year of the Iraq Quagmire – Saddam Hussein and 3,000 American soldiers did not live to see 2007.

Happy New Year to all.

Din Tai Fung

December 29, 2006 at 9:19 am | Posted in Food and Drink | Leave a comment

I finally got to visit what is allegedly the best dumpling house in the country – Din Tai Fung in Arcadia. We tried visiting a few weeks ago but were put off by the large crowd outside the restaurant. A friend showed up unannounced and we managed to get him in quickly since we now had a foursome.

This time, we were determined to see what the fuss was all about. After an hour, we finally got seated and our orders came quickly. The pork dumplings and wonton soups were excellent – the other dishes were pretty good. Their international reputation is well deserved.

Finite Simple Group – the video

December 22, 2006 at 4:15 pm | Posted in Humor (G- and R- rated) | Leave a comment

Here’s a geeky math song by the Klein Four Group I heard on Dave Slusher’s show. If you buy the song from iTunes and are not a math major, you won’t know when to laugh:

State of Denial

December 6, 2006 at 8:06 pm | Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

The Iraq Study Group Report is available online.

In most organizations, the conduct and policy failures described in this report would result in the immediate resignation and removal of the leadership.

Latin America Turns Blue

December 4, 2006 at 11:18 pm | Posted in Politics | 2 Comments

The BBC website has a nice page showing the rash of elections in Latin America since 2005. Unfortunately, they did not use the United States standard for our elections. Even the most geographically-challenged Americans will understand this map:

South American Political Leanings

Technically, French Guyana should be red, since France has a center-right government. Then again, it *is* France 🙂

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