Tuesday, May 01, 2007 6:50 PM

Shlashdot redeems itself

The comments suck, the story are often dups, and everyone's mantra is "Slashdot's been going downhill for years".


Monday, April 30, 2007 4:43 PM

Facial hair

We like it!

Especially when we get some. Yesterday, a couple of my collective-mates were convinced I had some, and they tried to convince me too. But earlier that very day, I'd wasted several minutes scrutinizing my face in the bathroom mirror and finding nothing.

Apparently, they were right, and I was blind. A very few, at the edge of the right corner of my lip, and this is at T + 161 days. Yay! (Some people are so easily pleased... and I'm one of them.)


Tuesday, February 20, 2007 9:55 AM

The wait is over

The DC Circuit has ruled on the various suits on behalf of hundreds of prisoners (and why do we call them detainees, anyways? Is that so we can argue that their treatment is better?) and the result is no good: dismissed for lack of jurisdiction, thanks to the Military Commissions Act. I'm too agitated to read the opinion carefully just this minute, so instead I refer you to the posts at SCOTUSblog and at Balkinization.

I haven't read those posts carefully either, so I can't comment on them yet. But I can say one thing right now: when we wait for the courts to fix things that Congress *should have fixed*, as Arlen Specter knows full well, we wait in vain. And so does every prisoner being held in legal limbo.


Monday, January 01, 2007 1:51 PM

Who's your daddy?

These days I walk around staring at people's moustaches and hairlines and faces generally. I wonder: am I going to look like that guy over there? Or maybe that one who just walked by? Or maybe the one getting on the bus? It's a great guessing game, one that can't be resolved by looking at older pictures of your dad. There's too many other unexpressed chromosomes around for the body to choose from.

Moustache watching is pretty entertaining as a hobby though. There sure are a lot of choices, from scruffy and grizzly to bushy and pretentious. (Assuming always that one has the growth to realize one's particular choice.) A housemate is thinking about moustache wax for his, and so after a bit of surfing around on the web, we found that not only are there companies that sell moustache wax, in the 21st century, but that there is a World Championship for moustaches and beards. Here's a link to the U.S. Team. And the even more astounding, IMESHO, Handlebar Club of London. Enjoy!


1:41 PM

T + 6 weeks

Today, the first day of the new year, was the first self-administered injection at home. Easy, without anxiety or problems. The needle is 1 1/2 inches long, but I'm apparently not needle-phobic.

Changes noted: as all other sites predict, voice change is beginning to kick in. It's been hard to tell because I've had a bad cold/cough/almost pneumonia for just about... 5 1/2 weeks. But over the past several days the voice shift has become clear.

Other changes: a little bit higher energy level than without T; body scent as with earlier shots; genitalia growth (!)

Too bad they can't schedule puberty for a lot later in life. I'm finding this time around much more fun! Even better than a second childhood...


1:26 PM

A New Year: 2007

What are you doing this week, this day? As you welcome in the new year, you determine its course. I went someplace I'd never been, to hear live music, and then I came to another party to find I'd outlasted almost everyone there. Soon I'll head to another party, this one at the Alameda landfill, for a friend's birthday.

The trends for this year include, judging from the last couple of days and today, hearing lots of good music, playing some music, great parties, getting in touch with friends who are far away, and having a lot of good food around. For starters...

May your year be better than you desire!

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