Well, it’s been a very busy week. After the power outage, there was plenty of running around fixing things to be done, a whole lot of documentation added to my ‘to be written’ pile, and a whole lot of running around. Things seem to have calmed down a bit now, so I guess it’s going to be document, document, document for me in the next little while.
I actually was given a day off as a result how happy everyone was with how we dealt with the power outage, and I took it yesterday. Mal and I set up our computers at Rommel’s place, and Jason’s as well. With Tats and his laptop, we had a nice little 5-PC LAN setup for our gaming amusement. The only problem was that poor Mal’s PC was being really flaky – crashing all the time. Oh well. Hopefully he’ll work it out soon.
So, it’s been two years since some guys blew up some buildings with some planes. Personally, I’m inclined to say:
The US has borrowed heavily on the goodwill it had after September 11, 2001, and I think that, now that some payments are due, they’re finding that the interest rate on the loan was a bit higher than it anticipated. The shit that the US government has pulled in the last two years is unbelievable. I find it hard to be impressed by the tragedy of 3000 people dying when the US has more than likely killed ten to a hundred times that amount over the past two years with its blind belligerence and foolish manichean world-view. (For the non-historically minded: Manichean = dualistic, ‘you’re with us or against us’ style philosophy.)