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The New Circuit City, Quits Before They Begin

A month or two ago circuitcity.com rose from the ashes, and I have to admit I was kinda excited at the idea, I like Circuit city before they went out of business. i started following them on twitter CircuitCitycom, and just yesterday they announced:


Great news right?  Most things I order off the web are less than 15lbs, I love newegg.com but sometimes you have to hunt for free shipping, I have issues with paying a lot or anything for shipping.

I even retweeted the great news, so did several others.


Happy joy joy!  Right?  Nope…  I come into work today and I see this..

Note that this is backwards order…


So that makes your free shipping standards worse than any other place on the internet.  Amazon is at least $25 and up..


Think maybe I misunderstood what they said?  Try this, on a 3lb backpack they will charge $9 for shipping…


Skynet caused D.C. train crash

They are blaming the D.C. train crash on a computer failure.  Apparently the trail failed to stop even though the conductor pressed the emergency brake.  What’s funny about this?  The conductors main job is only to open the doors during an emergency.  So they sit and ride the train all day?  So why did this failure happen?  Skynet, that’s all I have to say..

via My Way News – Computer failure may have caused D.C. train crash.

Leaving Livejournal, Long Live WordPress..

On March 17th 2002 I made my first post on Live Journal, late to the game but I’ve been posting their ever since.

So when I say that I decided over a two years ago to leave Live Journal it wasn’t something I took lightly.  I have always found it interesting the story of how Live Journal was created.

“LiveJournal.com, a blogging platform and online community built around personal journals, was started by Brad Fitzpatrick in April of 1999. It was begun simply as a fun project to entertain himself and some of his friends. As friends told friends, more people joined and it became a huge success. The platform soon grew to be bigger than a single person could easily.”

A toy that snowballed into a phenomenon. For years this was the magic that was Live Journal, a group of people under the leadership of Brad Fitzpatrick that loved what they did and were part of a Live Journal family..  Until In 2005 when Six Apart bought Live Journal. I was worried about Live Journal’s future until I read Brad’s post.  This post made me feel okay with the acquisition, because I felt he was okay with it.  Us Live Journal users looked to him as the Neo of the Live journal Matrix.  I’ve been a paid user of Live journal for years, I’ve ran my own personal servers for years too, so to leave all of my personal thoughts and feelings on someone else’s server and platform was saying something.

“If you think my baby (LiveJournal) will be destroyed, you better think again… I’m there to make sure they keep doing the right thing, but I’m already pretty sure that’s all they will do” – Brad Fitzpatrick

So why did I decide almost two years ago that I could no longer trust Live journal’s servers or it’s platform to keep my thoughts/rants/memories? In 2007 Brad Fitzpatrick Leaves Livejournal Without Brad Fitzpatrick at the helm or at least the helm of the development side, who knows what could become of Live Journal.

Then it happened, just a few months after Brad left Live journal. SUP, an international Russian media company, has acquired LiveJournal

This post sums a lot of thoughts up pretty well.  Russia isn’t known for their respect for their citizens privacy, why would they be respectful of a companies privacy?  Six apart got into enough trouble with over zealous use of account and post deletions.

“Why am I leaving? I simply don’t trust this place anymore, and neither should you (citations: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]). Read those links.” – Aaron B. Russell

So I am leaving Live journal and have moved my blog to cpuangel.com I’ve installed Open Id on it and several other plugins that make it more than worth the switch. I haven’t stopped cross posting to Live journal from WordPress and will continue to do so, with a plugin called Live+Press, as I have a few friends still on Live journal.  And why the hell not keep a backup?  Now if Livejournal, Inc. decides I posted something they want to delete my account for, they can fly a kite, my data lives on servers I trust and I back up often.

The Power of Witches

Even after the kids take off their Halloween costumes, witches remain among us
Debby Reis (The Peak)

BURNABY, B.C. (CUP) — Back in high school, like many other teenaged girls, I became interested in the occult. Witches in particular held interest for me. But the image of a witch in my head went beyond that of the fairy tale hag.

My witch had a mystical beauty about her, and more importantly, she had power. I didn’t quite understand this power, but I knew I wanted it. I learned to read palms and tarot cards, and whenever I looked at someone’s hand, I felt a little bit of that power when their lines and fingertips told me about who they were.
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Wiccan fights for religious freedom

DERBY — Make-believe witches may worry most about not getting enough chocolate today. But a real-life witch has her hands full with more pressing matters.

Alicia Folberth, a Wiccan high priestess, has persuaded the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities to review her complaint last June that she was fired, ostensibly because of her need for time off to practice her faith.
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Catherine Sanders on Wicca

Wicca has become incredibly popular in the past ten years,” one witch in Salem, Massachusetts, told Catherine Edwards Sanders, author of Wicca’s Charm : Understanding the Spiritual Hunger Behind the Rise of Modern Witchcraft and Pagan Spirituality. In her book, Sanders tries to find out just how big Wicca is (you’ll find them in Salem but also in Topeka), what the attraction is, and what others can learn from them.
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Victims Sue Thailand, U.S., Accor Over Tsunami

Monday, March 07, 2005 9:20 a.m. ET

VIENNA (Reuters) – U.S. and Austrian lawyers have filed a lawsuit demanding Thailand, U.S. forecasters and the French Accor group answer accusations they failed in a duty to warn populations hit by December’s Tsunami disaster, a lawyer said Monday.

The lawsuit was filed Friday at a New York district court on behalf of tsunami victims by lawyers including U.S. attorney Edward Fagan, internationally renowned for 1990s lawsuits against Swiss banks over Holocaust-era accounts. It demanded an account of their actions on Dec. 26.
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“We expect a hearing within 30 days,” Austrian lawyer Gerhard Podovsovnik told Reuters.

“We don’t earn any money on the lawsuit. We want to help people,” he said. “We are suing to get information.”

The disaster left about 300,000 people dead or missing in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Maldives, Bangladesh and East Africa. Hundreds of thousands lost their homes.

The text of the lawsuit is available on the Web site www.tsunamivictimsgroup.com.

The U.S. and Austrian lawyers filed the lawsuit on behalf of around 60 named plaintiffs from Austria, Germany, France, Netherlands and elsewhere. Podovsovnik said they were also acting on behalf of at least 40 more not named.

The lawsuit suggests the Thai government and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which operates a Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii, failed to issue the requisite warnings.


“Respondent NOAA did not notify all involved countries which lay in the tsunami’s path. From public information it appears that … NOAA failed to issue an alert that would notify countries where the tsunami hit that the deadly wave was coming,” the lawsuit said.

“Published reports emerged that upon receipt of the NOAA alert and other data, the seismological and oceanographic experts of Thailand spent more than one hour talking about what the risk may or may not have been, instead of immediately issuing a warning to their population,” it said.

It also accused Thailand of failing to notify Sri Lanka that a tsunami wave was headed its way.

Among the charges leveled against Accor, the owner of the Sofitel hotel chain, was failure to equip its luxury resort and spa in Khao Lak, Thailand with state-of-the-art seismic detection and warning systems, despite its location “in an earthquake and tsunami fault zone.”

Last month, Accor issued a statement denying media reports of possible negligence in connection with the tsunami disaster. “The allegations concerning Accor are completely unfounded,” Accor said on its Web Site.

Copyright © 2005 Reuters Limited.