Then there was the one about the overbuilt-solution. We were a "Microsoft Shop". Windows NT4 was in full-swing. Virtualization was in its infancy. Leadership discouraged the exploration of "best of breed" solutions. Making things more useful by simplifying them wasn't permitted. This often meant that the alternative was interpreted as "not Windows."Windows was "the only… Continue reading The one with an overbuilt solution…
Principal who suspended a nine year old boy for calling a teacher cute has been forced out. Well, he said he retired.Actually, what he said was, "One mistake in 44 years, and I'm not given the benefit of the doubt. I really don't believe I was treated fairly."Suspending a nine year old for calling a teacher… Continue reading Really?
If PBS is supposed to be publicly-funded, commercial-free television, then why is its weekday morning programming for kids peppered with commercials, er, I mean, "sponsorship" from profitable companies whose primary customers are those same kids?
Light blogging for the past few days -- okay, honestly, I'm just a light blogger.So, here's something to help get back in the swing of things: a heartwarming tale of a poor, oppressed woman who's just a victim of the system -- she's 37, has 15 kids, and expects somebody to be held accountable for,… Continue reading Here’s the Problem
Just when I was almost starting to think that maybe Canada's schools weren't quite as psychotic as US schools. Link to Unc's.Pretty soon they'll ban rocks, pens and pencils, books, prohibit children from wearing belts, and maybe even tie their precious little hands and feet together to prevent them doing anything remotely human.
More info on the iPhone guy: turns out there are actual 911 recordings.Turns out the phone was working fine -- the call quality is really, really good.Understatement of the day from the perp himself, "I'm not too smart."
From The Smoking Gun, via Borepatch, comes a tale of a fellow -- Michael Alan Skopec -- who, well, has difficulty with thinking. Turns out that Michael had some trouble with his iPhone. So, instead of heading to Google or, even better, Apple, he decided it would be best to just call 911 repeatedly.He was arrested for… Continue reading Overreaction, Line One