Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Marcus Wesson is sick, to state the obvious.

The news has been shouting every detail of Michael Jackson's disturbed nature, but Marcus Wesson is far worse.

This man is just about as sick as they come. I just can't understand how the system failed to catch on to him sooner. He had multiple children with his own daughters and neices, even when they were underaged, then kills several of his kids when it looks like they might finally be taken away.

The other thing that is so utterly reprehensible is how some of his family is still sticking by him. I can understand if they don't believe that he killed the kids. What gets me is that they seem to have no problem with him treating the girls in his family like his own harem. When it's shown that he is father and grandfather to some of these children, how can they still condone it?

I don't really care if he actually is executed or not, Wesson just needs to be permanently kept away from his family.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Hilgard Meadow, at about 9,000 feet, I think. Posted by Hello

A shot of Rose Lake at 10,000 feet in the Sierra Nevadas. Posted by Hello

Friday, June 17, 2005

It has been a bit of a stressful week. I'm one of two people running the office, and the other has been on vacation for the past week and a half. Too many jobs to do and I frequently am forgetting something I was supposed to have done earlier. Only two more weeks until I leave for my two week vacation, though. Posted by Hello

For those wondering just how it is that I can refer to myself as a "Semi-Celebrity," it's due to this picture. This was a picture my mom took of my brother and I about 26 years ago now. It enjoyed a fair amount of popularity in rural areas, enough that that the picture was used as a basis for other collectible items.

Actually, even "semi-celebrity" is overstating it a bit.Posted by Hello

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Myself at Seldon Pass in the Sierra Nevadas. This was during a backpacking trip I took with the High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew last year. I'll be doing a camping trip this year. It was a great trip, and I highly recommend this organization.Posted by Hello
This will be my second blog. I used MSN Spaces for a while, but I believe I will probably be ending that association soon. I mainly started there out of curiousity, since I already have an MSN account (hard to avoid it in many cases).

While I have never harbored any animosity towards Microsoft, I have sometimes disapproved of their business practices. I don't believe in harboring a grudge agains any entity. It doesn't do me any good to show such anger, and Microsoft is certainly used to the hatred from many of the more tech-savvy.

I have been moving away from Microsoft products for some time now, generally due to the pricey nature of many of them, but also due to their often lack of good features and/or thier security flaws.

Some examples of my replacements: OpenOffice instead of MS Office, Firefox (highly recommended) instead of Internet Explorer, and Thunderbird instead of Outlook. I've also begun to test out Linux as a second operating system on my computer. I've been using the Mepis distribution for now, but have been looking into others. For those that haven't tried these, they are worth looking into. All of them are open-source, meaning that they cost little or nothing to get ahold of, so you don't have much to lose by downloading and testing them.

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I'm a Christian and political moderate (I tend to be more liberal on core issues and more conservative on the hot-button ones). I have a B.A. in Biblical and Religious Studies and Philosophy.