I was in a funk all day today, no idea why. Such a funk is self-sustaining; you snap at the people around you, they snap back, and that reinforces the funk. Even a nice 25-mile ride with my friend Mark didn't fully dissipate the funk. It took a wonderful dinner with friends - and some awesome Summerland Pinot - and now it is fully gone. I sure hope I don't wake up with it again. Life's too short for funks.
Gerard Vanderluen notes The UN: Getting their priorities straight. "The United Nations will send nearly a quarter of a million condoms into cyclone-hit Myanmar to help needy survivors with no access to contraceptives, a UN official says." Once again, truth is stranger than the Onion. Unbelievable.
The definition of a fair-weather pro basketball fan: you wait until your team has made it into the division finals, and won the first game on a miracle comeback, and then you notice. Go Lakers! (No, I am not paying any attention to the Dodgers right now, I am strictly a serial sports fan.)
This is just the most amazing thing: Microsoft publishes Five Misunderstood Features in Windows Vista. I think "misunderstood" is a misunderstanding, these features are despised, disliked, hated, loathed, scorned, and spurned. Download this PDF for some amusing phraseology, for example the document begins: "No one would expect a new OS adoption to be easy, and certainly adopting Windows Vista across a desktop infrastructure can some with a few challenges". Sorry, but most people do expect an upgrade to be easy, where easy = just works. Microsoft has fully jumped the shark.