October 18, 2004

Backpacking with Randall, part 3

Randall and I had a great wet time doing some backpacking along the Dickey Creek trail to Big Slide lake. Lots of salamanders, moss, and mushrooms which I wish I knew were edible; but most of all, lots of rain. We had one beautiful day, and from it many great pictures like the ones above.

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October 12, 2004

The entertaining Oregon Voters Guide

The November 2nd 2004 Oregon Voters Guide is now available, and is full of tongue in cheek arguments.

From the Arguments in Favor of Measure 36 (a state constitutional ban on homosexual marriage) section:

In the Holy Bible, Saint Paul says that Christians should remain single and abstain from sex. The New Testament says that people should get married only if they are too weak-willed to abstain from sex:

"It is well for a man not to touch a woman…. It is well … to remain single as I do. But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to be aflame with passion." (I Corinthians 7:1, 8-9)

Marriage is not sacred. Marriage is for wimps and sissies!

Be sure to check out the next two arguments on that page if you want more of the same.

Posted by Eli at 09:37 AM

October 06, 2004

Cheney drops a dot com bomb in debate

Cheney uses a .com address rather than a .org address, directing users to an anti-bush site. [Washington Post Story]

If you want to separate fact from fiction on the issues in the debate, you should check out the site that Cheney was trying to point people to: FactCheck.org.
(If their site seems slow, you might want to try the google cache of the page.)

Posted by Eli at 07:12 PM

October 01, 2004

Handy diff tool

I just ran across a handy command line diff tool called scdiff. It performs a visual diff of your current directory against CVS or Subversion by copying files to a temp directory and then running a visual diff program like windiff on the two directories.

I just submitted a patch to a small bug I found. Thanks for a nice, simple tool, Krzysztof.

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