Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ow.ly down this morning

Injustice Everywhere's links don't work this morning. In fact, no Ow.ly links are working this morning. The master DNS servers for .ly domains are located in ... Libya. Is this "Colonel" Gadhafi's idea of a subtle counterstroke? Strange world, strange world.

Update: Hootsuite.com has a profoundly uninformative service message on its website: "We'll be back in action shortly -- in the meantime go outside and flap your arms around, you may find that flying ain't very easy."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Quote of the day

Chessplayers have been setting down rules ever since they discovered it was easier than following them.
- Andrew Soltis, Karl Marx Plays Chess

Monday, April 11, 2011

Thanks, guys

The first sentence of Lonely Planet's description of Medical Services for tourists in Cuba:
Cubans famously enjoy far better free health care than their far-wealthier US neighbors, and continue to set high standards for developing nations with excellent hospitals and doctors throughout the country.

The last sentence of Lonely Planet's description of Medical Services for tourists in Cuba:
The free health care in normal Cuban hospitals should only be used when there are no private clinics available.
Funny how the "far better" health care in these socialist paradises always seems to disappear when it's time to actually use it. Before the Berlin wall fell, we always heard that health care was free and better in communist eastern Europe, but the reality turned out to be much grimmer. Even two decades later Europe is burdened by two generations of bad environmental and health policies there.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011