Ironwood Tree

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

It's Alive, It's Alive!

I've been having wireless connection problems in part of my house so I bought a Linksys wireless range extender. It now has my vote for the worst documentation ever.

After two evenings trying to get it going, I finally figured out that your laptop, Tivo, etc. have to have static ip addresses. It's not in the documentation and I was only able to figure it out after I got the firmware and setup program upgraded. Yeesh!

It is working nicely now so I'll be posting more often. It's really nice to be able to set with my feet up after a long day of swatting spyware and planning backup strategies.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Isn't this just precious?

Congress is outraged that Bush will ransack their offices and confiscate their papers. After 5 years of a dictatorship and 2 stolen national elections, American citizens kidnapped and held without charges, Americans and others kidnapped and tortured whether or not they had anything to do with terrorism, Congressmen realize that they're in danger too.

You might want to read the thoughts of some real conservatives

It also makes me think of this:

First They Came for the Jews

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

Pastor Martin Niemöller

I know it's being republished a lot lately but you really can't forget it. We're going to all have to stick together until 2009, although if he raids a few more offices we may be rid of him sooner.