22 January 2010

ATM Security Stuff

So, tooling around the internets yields interesting tidbits of information. Linking from Bruce Schneier, here' an article about ATM skimmers.

19 January 2010

Don't worry. Stupid is just around the corner.

French bureaucrats continue to prove they shouldn't be allowed to reproduce.

Surprise, Bitches!

Scott Brown has won in Massachusetts.

A 52-47 win (with 84% of the precincts counted) pretty much qualifies as a landslide, when one considers it's freakin' Massachusetts.

Edit: I removed some unkind words stating that Ted Kennedy was a drunkard. Drunkards shouldn't be insulted like that.

Edit: I removed some unkind words comparing members of a certain political party to spineless lumps of whale dung. Whale dung actually supports some microbial life, which has more intelligence than members of that certain political party.

01 January 2010

I Do Not Choose to Be a Common Man

I posted this on Jan 1 2009. It still applies, and will continue to serve as a guiding principle in 2010.

An American Creed by Dean Alfange.

I Do Not Choose to Be a Common Man

It is my right to be uncommon—if I can.

I seek opportunity—not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.

I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed.

I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia.

I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat.

It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations and to face the world boldly and say, “This I have done.”