There’s so many other wonderful things to talk about — later. I want to complain about a Windows “feature” that makes being on surfing on a wintel machine so frustrating.

I’m busy trying to send some e-mails via Yahoo! Mail – I send the message and I go to another browser window to pull together more research. When Y! mail is done sending a message, it pops up to the top just to let me know that it’s done sending my message. It interrupts what I’m doing, breaking up my train of thought and frustrates me to no end.

I have absolutely no use for such a feature and I haven’t found a way to turn it off. Thank goodness I don’t have to use Windows all that often.

I just wanted to make sure that this story was on my record of events. Just to keep a running tally of how “fair and balanced” some news agencies are.

from “‘Die-ins’ Target War and News Media
Published on Friday, March 28, 2003 by The Record (Hackensack, New Jersey)

Fox News had its own response to the demonstrators. The news ticker rimming Fox’s headquarters on Sixth Avenue wasn’t carrying war updates as the protest began. Instead, it poked fun at the demonstrators, chiding them.

“War protester auditions here today … thanks for coming!” read one message. “Who won your right to show up here today?” another questioned. “Protesters or soldiers?”

Said a third: “How do you keep a war protester in suspense? Ignore them.”

Still another read: “Attention protesters: the Michael Moore Fan Club meets Thursday at a phone booth at Sixth Avenue and 50th Street” – a reference to the film maker who denounced the war while accepting an Oscar on Sunday night for his documentary “Bowling for Columbine.”

Tonight was a fun-filled night of listening to Marc Abrahams from the journal Annals of Improbable Research talk about the journal and the infamous Ig Nobel Awards. There’s a certain amount of irreverence about the whole thing that just tickles the funny bone. Abrahams really showed the highlights.

Now it’s time for me to get back to work. I’ve got the BBC World Service streaming on my desktop. Something about Britons reading the news helps keep me awake and focused.

Blogging for fun and profit

I don’t plug my family enough (I don’t know why really), but my sister Sarah has her own ‘blog at her Xanga Site.

Like the Caveman Lawyer: I’m a stranger to this new fantastical blogging world. I don’t understand your e-mail or that glowing box that has small people in it. What I do know however is that my sister’s Xanga page has some interesting content I would advise you to check it out.