Monthly Archives: May 2008

Flatpack stadium

Flatpack stadium to be taken down and reassembled where/when needed.

What a great idea.  They are comparing it to Ikea furniture.  But on the other hand that’s scary.  I’ve never seen a piece of Ikea furniture that was quite as sturdy the second time you put it together.  The Olympic stadium as one of those traveling carnivals that set up in the parking lots of big box stores.  Umm, it’s kind of fun to be scared to go on a structure/ride designed to be disassembled in minutes, but tens of thousands of rabid fans in a ready to be disassembled stadium, might be something to think about.

MS should’ve given them a cut rate on Office 2008 and/or Access

The Federal government can’t afford Excel 2007?  And, umm, Excel’s considered a more powerful database application?  I mean I guess versus earlier versions or something.

FEC, media can’t handle Obama jackpot – Kenneth P. Vogel – Politico.com

If you want to comb through Obama or Clinton’s cash, you either need to divide and import their reports section-by-section a time-consuming and mind-numbing process or purchase a more powerful database application, such as Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel 2007, both of which retail for $229.

I know MS has deals in place to give some colleges/universities MS software for $5/disc, maybe the government cuts them a break on antitrust fines or something and MS gives them a newer office suite.

I wonder in what format/program Obama sent the information to the FEC.

I really dislike Olbermann a little

He’s good.  He’s the left’s Bill O’Reilly, though in no way as ridiculous.  And I like his rants and whatnot.  He’s gone off on Hillary a few times.  The latest was after the whole RFK assassination stuff.

But I have to say, and I have no idea how long he’s done it, hell maybe since day one (I don’t watch regularly), I find Olbermann’s use of “good night and good luck”, aping of Edward R. Murrow a little off-putting. As much as he might be a hero/idol/etc., it just seems a little pretentious.

Early daily photo project

I found this via alltop.  Jamie Livingston took a Polaroid daily from March 31, 1979 to October 25, 1997 (his 41st birthday and also the day he died).

The actual site of the photographs and some other links about it:

Mental Floss (with some of the photos)

Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn has a lot of information about the pictures and the accompanying exhibit.

Jamie Livingston’s wiki page.