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December 31, 2002

Operation Northwoods

Hit the section of Body of Secrets where Bamford describes Operation Northwoods, a plan by the US Joint Chiefs in '61-62 to incite a war with Cuba by committing acts of domestic terrorism, including faking a passenger plane shootdown over Cuba, blowing up a US ship in Guantanamo Bay, a campaign of bombing and asassinations in US cities, and feeding bad telemetry to John Glenn's Redstone rocket in order to cause a fatal crash. In light of the Gulf of Tonkin fakeout, it really makes me wonder how the US could go from the moral imperative in WWII to such moral ambiguousness by Kent State. For all the blame laid on the "hippies" and us in Gex X, it seems the blamers have just as much to answer for concerning the erosion of ethics and morality in this country. The brambles of moral relativism received some nice fertilizer from them.

Happy New Year. Another without Bin Laden taking out Seattle, please?

Posted by dylan at 03:38 PM

December 26, 2002

Happy Boxing Day

I got a KitchenAid mixer, finally. It was christened on Christmas with a pecan pie.

Only one CD this year: U2 Best Of 1990-2000, and one book: Body of Secrets. However, I did get Age of Mythology. Heh.

Today I hit the sales. Just socks and undies from the Gap (you know you're grown up when Mom stops giving you socks and undies for Christmas) and Cascading Style Sheets: Separating Content from Presentation, which I really should have bought with work money but didn't. :(

This year, as part of my "I'm 30 and I need to get a life finally" movement, I'm sending thank you notes uncoerced for the first time ever.

I'm also like to say "howdy" to Diana and Mike and Nadia and hope that Diana gets better soon. BTW, Susan wishes to remind you that she's your blood type, Diana....

Posted by dylan at 10:14 PM

December 23, 2002

Christmas letter is now up

It's located here. For those of you getting Christmas cards, the URL will be in there too. If you're one of my dedicated readers, you're getting a Christmas card. (Hi George!)

Posted by dylan at 12:21 AM

December 19, 2002

Why was I gone so long?

I forgot my FTP info. I had hacker issues, had my info changed, and promptly forgot it.

Christmas cards and letters will appear shortly.

Posted by dylan at 04:03 PM