Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Monday, January 30, 2006
Frankly, I am tired of all this supposed uproar towards Google. Simply because they've decided to do business with a country that every other big player is doing business with does not make them evil. Google has done so much for the world, giving us an awesome search engine, the best e-mail service, the best news site, a superior mapping tool, Blogger, AdSense, and a whole other slew of things FOR FREE. Yet there are those that would call them evil because they censor some searches in China. Look, you don't change a country by ignoring them. You engage them, trade with them, play by the rules, and in time the Chinese people will rise up and demand to be heard. We did this with the Soviet Union and the Iron Curtain fell. People can not resist freedom. People will wonder what is being blocked and the truth will get out. The truth being China is a communist dictatorship that will one day implode under the weight of those who yearn to breathe free. It will come. Google going to China will only accelerate this process. Because in the end, censored Google is much better then no Google at all.
Sunday, January 29, 2006
I ran 3.5 miles in a rather long time I'd rather not discuss. Nevertheless, it felt good and now I've run two days in a row for the first time in who knows how long. I overcame my fear of my scale and just barely avoided 170 and came in at 16.4 percent body fat. The scary thing is I actually thought it was going to be worse.
I've seen Blue Man Group 5 times, and it's still great. I got tickets for Roxanne since she had never seen it, and she loved it. As we were leaving I remembered that we were outside the no photo section, so I took out the Treo for this picture of Roxanne with a Blue Man. It's really a great show if you've never seen it then you should really try and see it.
Saturday, January 28, 2006
Friday, January 27, 2006
Thank the maker. I can now update the blog without the ridiculous 160 character limit of text messages. Plus, I only get 100 free text messages per month. On a completely different note, I'm watching Dennis Miller: All in, and it's fantastic. This may be my favorite HBO special.