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Code Monkey

Derek sent me a link to Jonathan Coulton’s Code Monkey, a beautiful little song. His code not functional not function or elegant. What do Code Monkey think? Code Monkey think maybe manager wanna write god damn login page himself. Code Monkey not say it out loud. Code Monkey not crazy, just proud. Yours truly,Mr. X …

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Election Day

I got up early and voted this morning. Kevin Zeese for Senate, Bob Ehrlich for Governor, and a melange of abstaining, writing myself in, and voting for the Republican (since it’s a Democrat-heavy district and I’m a contrarian) in the down-ticket races. My girlfriend, like Jeremy, isn’t sure about voting. She (and all other Marylanders) …

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Will, Quoting Sager, on What’s Wrong With Conservatives

George Will is no longer amused by the Republican Party’s hijinks. This column blasts Mark Foley and Dennis Hastert for scandal and coverup, respectively. Foley, who has entered alcohol rehab, says he takes “responsibility” for what he has become as a result of abusive priests and demon rum. Having so quickly exhausted the Oprah approach, …

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Medical Tourism and Stupid Unions

I was listening to Marketplace Takeout this morning on the way into work and heard something interesting. You know how the conventional wisdom is that in-person services like surgeries are shielded from global competition? According to this story, that’s all changing. This month, eight Americans are scheduled for stomach stapling surgery here at Delhi’s Apollo …

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A New Drinking Dilemma

In a drinker’s life, there are many hard choices: Bourbon or Scotch? Vodka or Gin? Lager or Ale? While I’ve successfully dealt with all of these before, there’s a new dilemma that has me stumped: Beef or Pork? Like the infamous OPB, I might take a pass on this one. Yours truly,Mr. X …eclectic…