There is a blog here in the Ethereal Land called Chickenman that I have not advertised much because I wanted to see if his blog would last. Now that the blog has something like a track record, I thought that I would give it little more exposure.
I think I can safely say that if you Click Here to continue reading.
Google has just added a feature to Google Maps that improves it to the point were I don’t think the competition has much of a chance unless they follow suit. You can now alter your driving directions with a simple click and drag interface!
Read the article on The Register Here
We have thus far been allowed to retain our temp workers, and even (of a sudden, at least to me) were granted interns. This has been helpful in two areas that critically needed attention, inter-company orders and customer complaints. After the insanity that traditionally ends the month, I will have to start planning their time Click Here to continue reading.
Sometimes I read the Dressaday blog. I say sometimes, because, although there are lots of pictures of unusual dresses, I have discovered I have different tastes than Erin, and so most (not all) of the dresses don’t catch my fancy. But I have to keep checking because (1) when she does post a picture of Click Here to continue reading.
Sorta. Kinda. Maybe.
Usually, my “sewing life” goes on hiatus from mid-Spring till late summer. Not totally on hiatus; I have actually been doing a little tiny bit of sewing. But not writing, and what little writing I have done I haven’t been very happy with. But that’s okay, because I think 98% of real writers Click Here to continue reading.
News reports are pouring in regarding the recent riots in Iran. From the Houston Chronicles we read…..
TEHRAN, Iran — Iranians smashed shop windows and set fire to a dozen gas stations in the capital Wednesday, angered by the sudden start of a fuel rationing system that threatens to further increase the unpopularity of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Police were sent to guard some stations after the violence, and there was calm during the day as motorists lined up to fill their tanks under the new restrictions.
The government had been warning for weeks that rationing was coming, but the announcement of its start just three hours before the plan took effect at midnight Tuesday startled people and sent them rushing to get one last fill-up.
The rationing is part of a government attempt to reduce the $10 billion it spends each year to import fuel that is then sold to Iranian drivers at less than cost, to keep prices low.
What if everyone has been fearing he wrong problem. Maybe the real threat to world’s prosperity comes not from Iran’s nuclear weapons but from Iran’s complete collapse. Has anyone thought about what a collapse in Iran would look like?
In a post I that I wrote last week I said (speaking of Edward Hugh’s post on a recent article in The Economist called Suddenly, the old world looks younger)…..
But while I agree with most of what Mr. Hugh says, his post fails to relieve me of the need to write my own post. This Click Here to continue reading.
My apologies to Claus Vistesen over at Alpha.Sources. I think I lead him to believe that I was going to write a post focusing on a recent article on demographics in last week’s Economist. And that was what I sat down to write. But when I started writing a long standing grudge against The Economist Click Here to continue reading.
This week’s Poem of the Week is Gerard Manley Hopkins poem “On the Portrait of Two Beautiful Young People“
This week’s rant of the week is tangentially related to Michael Moore’s latest movie on the American health care system. Seeing as some of us here at The Ethereal Voice read widely in the field of economics commentators we could have chosen a more technical argument. But instead we have chosen the observations of an someone who has experience with both the French system and the system in the US. The simplicity of her observations are more effective then a long technical argument we think. But we must admit that we considered this post by Dr. Bob for rant of the week instead. One wonders, did we choose the right one to make rant of the week or did the late night get the better of us?