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AP News: Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools was declared unconstitutional Wednesday by a federal judge ruling in the second attempt by an atheist to have the pledge removed from classrooms. The man lost his previous battle before the U.S. Supreme Court — [Yes this is the same court case that was referenced here, in 2002.]

I thought I was in the bizzaro universe over the last couple of weeks – this simply confirms it. Either I’m in an alternate reality or I’m this week’s guest star on Sliders… either way, this isn’t really happening. La la la la! You can’t make me listen to the madness! As it is… I’m just in… awe. Yes, awe is the right word I think. Awed that this could ever happen. Awed that this took over three years to get settled. Awed that we haven’t revolved against the idiots and let natural selection take its course

If anyone is looking for me, I’ll be alone in the closet with a security blanket, sobbing.

Resolutions of Many Kinds

A Monday Recap! I finally fixed my MPx200 problems: got an AudioVox SMT5600. Also fixed my music woes: WinAMP and iTunes both helped. Side stepped an inner fear: stayed in an MRI machine for more than five seconds… of course, with all the good stuffs, I now wonder if I’ll have more phone problems, an exploding iPod and a misread from the MRI scans in a backlash or something…
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Service Restored… Sorta

Three attempts later and the site is back up and running. The first attempt was trial. The second attempt was error (had to delete the blog and start over – first I got confused and then TypePad did). The third attempt is what you see here and I’m pretty satisfied with it.

Most everything is back to form except for links between posts – I tried, but some are pointing to the wrong locations but I doubt anyone cares… basically MT took this last opportunity to screw me: it dupicated a bunch of posts and I didn’t notice until it was too late to deal with it. Also the RSS feed URL’s have changed so please update your readers. Software downloads and their FAQ’s are in the same location. The site also seems zippier now… aside from that, if you find any broken pictures, links or truely ugly issues, please leave me a note!

Outages Are Coming…

“Ah, my droogs… Appy-polly-loggies. I had something of a pain in my gulliver so I had to sleep. I was not awakened when I gave orders for awakening.”

I think it’s time to change blog engines… No more MovableType? Sort of. SharpMT fans will be happy to know that I’m planning on moving over to TypePad. From my point of view, it’s a ready made MT installation that works without me having to worry about it. The downside is that there will be outages for a little while…
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Reloading… MT, an iPod, and Me

I’ve re-installed MT on this server… I was hoping to see some speed improvements, but I’m not very hopeful. I’ve also nabbed one of those the new iPod, even though my old one was only half a year old, and that caused me to reload iTunes. And then there’s me: having to re-re-re-re-re-install more OS’s at work more times than any mortal should and having to survive three different attempts are importing my data back into the server… it’s been a long week already.
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SharpMT and SharpKeys: New Install Type

I discovered the other day that Visual Studio.NET 2003 comes with project wizards to help build installation packages for your applications: you can create MSI packages right from the IDE. I’ve made two new installs to handle SharpKeys 1.1 and SharpMT 2.2; it looks like the SharpKeys install is about 600KB smaller and SharpMT is about 500KB smaller. Hey, whatever makes for faster downloads, right? Read on for some specifics with this…
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