Pre-Election Links

Oct 31, 2004

  • Packers 28, Redskins 14
    In every presidential election since 1936, if the Redskins lost their last home game before the election, the incumbent president’s party has been defeated.
  • Carter Says Bush Exploited Sept. 11 Attacks
    I have felt for a while now that Bush seems to be running on a platform of 9-11 and not much else.
  • Poll Reveals World Anger At Bush
    Eight out of 10 countries favour Kerry for president.
  • The Republican Switchers Blog
    This site lists Republicans who are not voting for Bush in 2004. Count me in this group. Although I recently switched from Republican to Independent, I voted for Bush in 2000 and I may very well vote for a Republican in 2008. For now though we need a different President in a dire way.

Fall Color Shots

Oct 24, 2004

On a hike last weekend to Mt. Moriah and Mt. Shelburne-Moriah, I got a caught some great pictures of a rainbow and some fall color. I really was happy with the first picture below because there are a lot of elements to it…fall foliage color on a mountain, the forest, blue skies, white clouds, dark clouds and a rainbow. Click on either picture below for a larger view.

This shot is a couple of pictures I stitched together which shows some more of the color and a view of the Androscoggin River.

Endangered Species: US programmers?

Oct 22, 2004

Hmmm…not sure which of these to believe:

Endangered Species: US programmers


Report: IT Salaries Show Upward Trend, Outsourcing Overblown

Even though there are conflicting messages in the articles, I think great advice is given at the end of the second article when they mention:

“…the value of IT specialists with “balanced capabilities”–having a strong technical expertise combined with managerial skills. “These skills aren’t going to be outsourced–ever.”

That balance (technical + overall project management) is one of the ways I try to distinguish myself with in own work.

Tonight The Bambino Lurks

Oct 20, 2004

Right now the Yankees are in shock and reeling from blowing a 3-0 lead to the Red Sox. The 2004 Red Sox are a team of great character, no doubt, but tonight the Yankees will have something going for them they haven’t had previously…the Bambino will be lurking around Yankee Stadium.

The Bambino

The Bambino will probably make his appearance by tapping someone on the shoulder. That someone will probably have a first or last name that starts with a “B”. What do I mean by this? Well there is a common thread to the names have been involved in preserving the “Curse of the Bambino”…

The Babe

This Game 7 is going to be like a Superbowl. ESPN’s Peter Gammons said this might be the most anticipated game in Major League Baseball history, and I don’t think that’s a stretch. All I have to say is…

GO YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1918 FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Links: 10-14-04

Oct 14, 2004