Monday, February 26, 2007

Jail Rick Perry

The governor of Texas, in an astonishingly arrogant abuse of power, has decreed that all 11-12 year-old girls will be required to be vaccinated with a brand-new drug from Merck that supposedly prevent HPV.

Who made him dictator of Texas?

Who appointed him the chief medical officer of Texas?

Who does he think he is?

It is high time for Texans to loudly and cleatly tell Rick Perry he can pound his HPV vaccine up his ass, and get off his high horse.

I don't know why Texas governors think they rule over every aspect of their "subjects" lives, but this has got to stop. The legislature, as incompetent and self-serving as they may be, are where new laws and regulations are authorized. This nutjob in the governor's mansion needs to be sent back to whereever he came from; and whatever provisions Texas has for recall or impeachment should be immediately commenced.

And no Texan worthy of the name should submit to this outrage. Regardless of the merits of the vaccine, and it doesn't appear to be much more than a massive scam by Merck to steal billions of dollars, there is no way anyone with a shred of dignity would submit to this crap.

Does anyone remember freedom?

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Blogger sucks!

WTF? Is there something about making software that makes businesses particularly stupid? I just had to go through an annoying "upgrade" to blogger that, I am assured, will have no effect on the content or appearence of my blog. So WTF did you bother me for? WTF didn't you just release your stupid "upgrades" like most people do without all the whoop-de-do?

I signed up for blogger because I thought it was a Google thing. Now it seems they want to connect blogger to Google. Jeez. I think it's time to convert to Wordpress.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Epiphany!

I just had one. Of course, I've been drinking. But here it is:

Capitalism and evolution will solve everything!

Except for two kinds of people: leaders and followers. If we could just get rid of all of them we'd be all right. All 42 of us.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Quicken is trying to ruin my life

I am very quickly losing confidence in Quicken. It seems to be riddled with bugs and design flaws. Starting in 1999, I've used Quicken 1999, upgraded to Quicken 2002, then was forced to upgrade to Quicken 2005.

It constantly guesses wrong on reconcile dates. It constantly guesses wrong on transactions to reconcile. It constantly asks stupid questions, like "Do ou want to reconcile this account?" when I'm trying to pay the bill; immediately after I reconciled the account.

Now, most disturbingly, it refuses to purge old transactions, even though it says that its "year-end copy" was successful. It creates an archive OK, but the current file still contains everything all the way back to 1999. I am trying this because I swear that transactions and reconciliations are occasionally disappearing.

I think I'm going to have to deal with the devil and switch to MS Money. I'm really afraid I'm going to fire up Quicken one day and find that everything is gone, and the backups can't be used either.