a friend of mine from guatemala is bringing a show of his brother’s paintings to eagan oct 30th thru november. i’m thinking of flying up for a couple of days mid-month to see him and the city. last time i was in minneapolis, i saw Jaws on opening night. anyone want to hang out, go to the show, or give me a tour of the city?

ok, due to an incompatability issue between windows 7 and my wireless card driver, it took longer than it should have to upgrade, and i have to say that the “music” played while i was on hold almost made me explode. all in all, however, a relatively painless upgrade, and the only programs affected by it were automatically updated by windows at the end of the process.

so far, the only improvement i’ve noticed is one click shutdown. the whole three click process in vista was silly. there are some visual changes, but i haven’t been up and running long enough to fully report.

from the nation, via ms_daisy_cutter

A youthful error? Yes, perhaps.
But he’s been punished for this lapse—
For decades exiled from LA
He knows, as he wakes up each day,
He’ll miss the movers and the shakers.
He’ll never get to see the Lakers.
For just one old and small mischance,
He has to live in Paris, France.
He’s suffered slurs and other stuff.
Has he not suffered quite enough?
How can these people get so riled?
He only raped a single child.

Why make him into some Darth Vader
For sodomizing one eighth grader?
This man is brilliant, that’s for sure—
Authentically, a film auteur.
He gets awards that are his due.
He knows important people, too—
Important people just like us.
And we know how to make a fuss.
Celebrities would just be fools
To play by little people’s rules.
So Roman’s banner we unfurl.
He only raped one little girl.