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Who wants some links?

Hate having to navigate through those phone systems? Here’s some ways to get a human when pressing 1 is getting you nowhere. Once you have the human, MacWhiz Technologies shows you how to turbo to get the one who can actually help you.

Meanwhile, what the hell do you have to do to get into Harvard? From Anne.

Also, do you know what the first personal computer was? The answer may surprise you.

I find your lack of Valentines disturbing

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Star Wars gang.

Darn server migration and a wasp

The last three entries seemed to have disappeared when Logjamming did its server migration. I asked if they could be restored but I guess they’re too busy to respond right now, so I just republished them. However, they now all have today’s date. But here’s something new: The story of a parasite wasp which can take over the brain of a cockroach and ride it like a pack animal. Isn’t nature great?

Superbowl Stories

Snopes tells us what’s true about our favorite day of football and what’s not (mostly what’s not): It’s not a good day to go to Disney, don’t worry about flushing the toilet, and don’t use the outcome to play the stock market.

This blog is now over 4 years old

I should get it a present. How about a new webcomic: Evil Inc.. Sometimes, working for the bad guys has its compensations.

Just one of these meals would kill me outright

But some of the food featured at SupersizedMeals.com sure does look good. Mmmm. Wienerschnitzel and fries (and my ideal fat intake for an entire year).

Vote for the Sixth Annual Weblog Awards

I always like the Bloggies because they lead me to new blogs. This year I found Stuff On My Cat.

So will “Friends” really reunite?

Urm. Not so much I guess.

Reunions we didn’t seed to see

Just what we needed, four more hour-long episodes of “Friends”. I’d say that this is the most stupid idea in TV I’ve seen today but, amazingly, it is not.

What does it take?

Why Molly Ivans is not backing Sen. Clinton for the presidency:

What kind of courage does it take, for mercy’s sake? The majority of the American people (55 percent) think the war in Iraq is a mistake and that we should get out. The majority (65 percent) of the American people want single-payer health care and are willing to pay more taxes to get it. The majority (86 percent) of the American people favor raising the minimum wage. The majority of the American people (60 percent) favor repealing Bush’s tax cuts, or at least those that go only to the rich. The majority (66 percent) wants to reduce the deficit not by cutting domestic spending, but by reducing Pentagon spending or raising taxes.

The majority (77 percent) thinks we should do “whatever it takes” to protect the environment. The majority (87 percent) thinks big oil companies are gouging consumers and would support a windfall profits tax. That is the center, you fools. WHO ARE YOU AFRAID OF?

What does it take to get the Democratic party to speak, no, shout, with one voice on these issues? They don’t need to be afraid of the Republicans or the media — the voters already want what a large part of the Democratic party wants. Grow a spine, already, and go for something at least approaching reform. At this point, it can’t hurt. Maybe then, when one of you appears on The Daily Show, you can answer the question “What would you do if you were in charge?” without hedging so much.