Desktop Searches..

I know a few people who run desktop searches and they highly recommend them, MSN and Google are a couple of the most popular desktop-search tools.

To me, these just make users extremely lazy. I’ve read that some people dont even know where they are saving files to, they just rely on their desktop-search to find them after downloading. Are people so lazy that they can’t use Windows-Explorer anymore? Explorer does a fine job when I search for files. Same with most email clients, I use the ‘advanced find’ option in Outlook to search not only in the email subject but the body as well.

Anyone else? ( i will only accept one ‘use linux’ comment)

Timely Eisenhower quote

I came across this interesting quote..

President Dwight Eisenhower, Republican, uttered these words on November 8, 1954:

Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.

UN investigators say U.S. stalling prison visits

Finally, pressure is really starting to mount on the U.S over the allegations of torture and abuse at the Guantanamo Bay prison which the U.S. has illegaly occupied since 1903.

“The lack of a definitive answer despite repeated requests suggests that the United States is not willing to cooperate with the United Nations human rights machinery on this issue,” they said in a statement which pointedly declared that no state was above international human rights law.

Read more.

Whats happening?

If you didn’t hear the news, two PETA staff were charged with animal cruelty. They were dumping dead dog/cat bodies into a grocery store garbage bin. PETA routinely collects animals to find them homes or in some cases euthanizes them in a more humane way (some counties in the U.S. perform mass gassing). Crazy.

I’ve been listening to a lot of Eliades Ochoa. He’s a Cuban singer/composer and a kick-ass guitarist. He’s a member of the famed Buena Vista Social Club. He’s a traditionalist playing Sones, Guarachas, Guajiras and Boleros music. I highly recommend people check out his music.

I’ve just started playing the guitar myself. It’s tough so far, my fingers and wrist get sore fast and its tough learning from a book but I’m enjoying it.

I’ve reviewed a few movies lately – Napolean Dynamite, Office Space and Dog Day Afternoon. Here’s the link to my movie reviews. To keep up with the news in BC make sure to check out if you haven’t already.

Tonight I’m thinking beer, guitar and a flick. Have a good weekend.