Today Reuters (and others) writes about new protests in response to a film that mocks the Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him. I get the outrage, but not quite the scale. I also don't quite understand why those masses believe they need to hold all of America or Americans responsible.
I caved to the inner geek in me and finally threw caution to the wind and updated my Galaxy Nexus without waiting for Verizon to deliver their OTA update. It's my first non-standard ROM, and while I was nervous at first....I kinda liked doing it.
A recent update on Ubuntu changed the display settings so I that my menu bar spanned the whole distance of my two-monitor desktop. The menu bar always spanned the whole desktop, but previously it appeared as a split, with the clock and notification icons appearing on the right side of both monitors, but now they were only on the far right. Also, the application menu, which usually followed the application was always displaying on the far left.
After much procrastination and hoping that the weeds would kill each other, I finally had the time and energy and daylight to see to clearing the brush growing on the south side of our house.
Mostly to see if I could cross the boundary between this blog software and Google+, I added a couple of tags to my blog software configuration.
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, a confirmed (well, he did plead guilty) mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks wants to be put to death, according to the NY Times. I'm not shying away from capital punishment at all, especially when evidence and confessions are rock-solid, but in this case I think the best thing we can do for the world, and the worst punishment he can receive, is a life-long prison sentence.
Let him fade into insignificance sitting in his cell, watching American cable television. Heck, protect him from harm, and even treat his ails as he ages. Show him that he didn't win, he doesn't really matter any more, and no one cares.