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Monday, June 09, 2008


The most hits this blog has ever had in a week is 1,009. As of 5 minutes ago, I had 1,244 hits today alone. Since 7:00 AM local I've been averaging a days worth of hits every hour. All I can say is WOW!
Of course, trying to find trends has gone out the window, at least graphically, since today's stats are so high that all proceeding days are just a smudge against the bottom of the scale.

Whoever first found the "Infant Care" post, and published it, has been copied by at least 4 other high traffic sites. Its interesting to see new town names on the trackers.

Just a quick thought about an Obama/Clinton ticket. Obama has a chance of drawing many votes from those the neo-cons call RINOs (Republican In Name Only). He has a very broad appeal. But if he joins with Clinton then he won't get those votes. Clinton is the devil incarnate to most Republicans and she would, at most, only draw that small percentage of the electorate that she desperately appealed to in the waning days of the primaries.

In my opinion, she would be a greater liability to the ticket than an asset.

IBM's supercomputer, ROADRUNNER, has broken the petaflop barrier. Thats 1,000 trillion calculations per second, twice as fast as the prior record, also held by IBM. What is most amazing is that the components used were the same as found in PlayStation 3.

"Let's all be careful out there!"


On a really good week this blog gets about 1,000 page loads. The busiest day is typically Monday, when everyone who reads from work logs in. So imagine my surprise when at about 10:30 AM local I decided to try and find something to post for my Noon entry. Checked the stats and (HOLY SHIT!) I already had a half weeks worth of hits. My first reaction a was that the first counter had a major software problem. Checked all the others and they confirmed the story.

So, what brought all the sudden interest? Someone linked to my 31-May-08 post about Instructions For Infant Care, and all hell broke loose. Then another site did they same. I am not complaining, its one of those "whoa" moments in life and it won't last but I'll savor it for its brief moment.

Obama has announced that he will seek a windfall profits tax on oil companies if elected. So you know where big oil is going to be spending money over the next 5 months. Maybe not in direct contributions to McCain but in a concerted subliminal PR push that will explain where their accountants say the money goes, while softly denouncing those who would denegrate their meager profits. Raising a doubt in people's minds about the qualifications of someone who would pose such a solution.

Around the world, most people generally like America and Americans. The same can't be said for our leader de jour. Dubya's trip to Slovenia this week for a summit of European leaders, will show this fact as he is treated like yesterday's fish. Stinking up the place and everybody ready for him to be thrown out with the trash. Can't say I blame them, after the way he has treated our European friends the past 7+ years.

"Let's all be careful out there!"


"Let's all be careful out there!"



Sardar Bhagat Singh College of Technology and Management in northern India has a new chairman. Hanuman, a revered Hindu monkey god, who can lift mountains and leap oceans. Little is known of his business acumen.

Alcohol doesn't mix well with many activities. But using a port-a-potty?

Those two robbers who used thong panties as a disguise have been caught.

I guess different parts of the country have different rules about the mode of transportation a student uses to get to school.

Reno started shaking again yesterday.

Research into plate tectonics is adapting to new information.

Sorry about the short post but I am a bit under the weather. There will be more later. Please check back by.

Thanks for your time.

"Let's all be careful out there!"