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Archive for April, 2006


I try to stay away from religious discussion here but I’ve decided to make an exception. This story in Der Spiegel made me laugh to tears: a bunch of Muslim thugs in Germany have threatened a legal brothel with violence and damage unless the the brothel removes the Iranian and Saudi flags from a poster […]

The PGA Tour in Washington, or Not

( golf )

My 20+ years of attendance and volunteering at the PGA Tour stop in Washington may be coming to an end, but not because I’m going to quit. It looks to me as though this summer’s Booz Allen Classic will be the last time the men’s professional tour comes to town, maybe until the US Open […]


More later. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry. No, I’m actually ecstatic. Not one bit sorry. Except for not being quite ready to tell in public why I’m ecstatic. I will soon, I promise. Here’s a hint: it has something to do with this.

Doing Business in China

I have a tiny bit of experience dealing with the Chinese. Back in my Mobitex days Ericsson was trying to get a network up and running on the mainland, and fledgling operator launched in Hong Kong. I had more than a few meetings with the young operators and with a variety of potential network operators. […]

Time Sink

Somehow I missed this: an online generator of ‘Dummies’ book covers. The parent site turns out to be a fantastic consumer of free time. Yet another distraction courtesy of Blog Esoterica.

W Ringtone

One of Nick’s friends does a pretty good imitation of the President. He and Nick did a couple of mp3 ringtones, one of which featured ‘Hail to the Chief’ playing in the background. It wouldn’t work on Nick’s phone, so I played around with it and edited the music track slightly. Here’s the finished product. […]


( golf andpersonal )

Earlier this month Gregory K. posted a note about a form of poetry he’s playing with, based on the famous Fibonacci sequence (1-1-2-3-5-8 etc.) Fibs, as he’s dubbed the form, are poems which contain syllables in that sequence. For example: One Small, Precise, Poetic, Spiraling mixture: Math plus poetry yields the Fib. The response has […]

Alex The Great

( hockey )

Alexander Ovechkin, rightfully, seems to be a lock for Rookie of the Year. Not surprisingly there are a number of excellent video tributes to his amazing abilities. The best one I’ve seen so far is this one, compiled by Peter Olivier Doyon. The best part of OV? He’s even more fun to watch in person. […]

It’s Masters Weekend

( golf )

Remember, kids, these men are professional athletes. Don’t try this at home. Here’s what we know about John Daly from this picture: Regardless of the size of his belly he’s a remarkably strong and flexible man. Don’t believe me? Then you try to get into that position. His swing is almost comically long, but it’s […]

Man Of A Thousand Stories

( golf andpersonal )

This is Jay Love, my golf partner last Monday and many other days. But we only play on Mondays because Jay is a caddy at Columbia, and caddies can only play on Mondays. Jay and I each grew up about two decades apart in Montgomery County, in the suburbs of Washington. A few miles in […]