Brad Wardell's views about technology, politics, religion, world affairs, and all sorts of politically incorrect topics.
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November 16, 2007 by Draginol
Does feel faster to you? It just moved to a new mega server this past week.
October 31, 2007 by Draginol
Former Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton, Robert Reich, has written his view on how taxes should be done. It really puts in very stark terms how American liberals really view the concept of property.

To liberals, you have no property. It all belongs to the government. Therefore, it's just a matter of deciding how much of what you earn they should let you keep.

So how much do Democrats think "the rich" should be taxed?

What's fair? I'd say a 50 percent marginal tax rate on the ver...
August 24, 2007 by Draginol
You can now use Microsoft Word 2007 to post your blogs on

To do it, do the following:

Choose new blog from Word 2007. Then, for the API choose MetaWebBlog and for the Posting URL use this:

Then enter your UserID and PW from and voila.

And that's it!
July 17, 2007 by Draginol
Understanding liberalism

The earth's temperature has not gone up in 10 years

The honey bee is already basically extinct

Medical Report: Arafat died of AIDS

Vista user gripes on MSNBC (featuring our friend Chris Pirillo)

Likely scenarios should the US leave Iraq early

Moore's Sicko is "Sickening"
July 16, 2007 by Draginol (scroll down) (air showers) (Do we still need cable?) (fire starter flash light) (mmm.. slime)

May 6, 2007 by Draginol
Below is a list of articles I've written that I think readers would find particularly interesting:


Owens Corning Basement System Experiences

Customizing the Windows desktop: A primer

CD Copy protection is not the way to stop piracy

Custom LASIK experiences

The Galactic Civilizations Universe

A History of IBM OS/2: 1991 to 1996

Thinking vs. Linking

Why freeware nearly always loses in the long run

Love, sex, marriage, and relationship observations

Animated W...
January 9, 2007 by Draginol
CES is just about over.  It's been a long week. If you're interested in seeing what I've been posting, visit my official work blog here:
December 13, 2006 by Draginol
Testing testing testing. User error or site problem?
December 8, 2006 by Draginol
It's not often I have to ban people from The Terms of Service (linked below) spell out the definite no-no's.

But that doesn't stop some people from trying to play victim if they get banned. I'll be the first to admit that the rules are not universally enforced. That's mostly an issue of the administrators only being able to read a tiny % of the articles on the site. So statistically, what happens is that banning occurs in discussions in which an administrator is a participan...
October 20, 2006 by Brad Wardell
Pathetic Whining Mode: Activated

So as the week comes to an end I've had a lot of people contact me saying "Hey, you're famous, Rush Limbaugh talked about you on the air today". And when he didn't mention me by name, he quoted my article or referred to me as an "unknown blogger" or "rank amateur" or "some nobody" whatever.

I can't say it was a fun experience.  While at work, I'll regularly listen to talk radio which includes Rush Limbaugh on occasion. It's definitely not fun...
September 10, 2006 by Draginol
There's a lot of super powers to choose from.  Flight, super strength, invulnerability, super speed, invisibility.

But if you had to choose one? Which would it be?

Being invulernable would be kind of nice but on the other hand, you could get stuck in a bad situation.  That's where super strength would be nice.  But super strength would be problematic because you could really hurt yourself.

The more I think about it, the more I conclude that most powers need to come in pai...
August 28, 2006 by Draginol
Everyone has things that get on their nerves. Things that really bug them.  Here's a list of some of mine:

People not taking responsibility for their actions or behavior People who use arrogance as a debate tactic People who think they have leverage when they do not People lacking self control Passive/aggressive people. People who let the slightest obstacle stimey them. People who think other people should take care of them. People who worry too much about what other people make People w...
June 18, 2006 by Draginol
Family and friends who have been outdoors with me have commented/observed that I don't get mosquito bites.  That isn't to say mosquitos never bite me but it's pretty uncommon.  I've never had the pleasure of having a mosquito bite to scratch.

Now before someone thinks this is a conceit, consider what this means. Mosquitos don't think I'm good enough for them.  That's a level of rejection that, frankly, I'm not really able to handle well.

This weekend we went up north and me,...
June 7, 2006 by Draginol
For the first time in years I can happily say that is running very very fast.  The server upgrade is a success.  Yay!
May 6, 2006 by Draginol
Be careful what you wish for.

Saying "Oh, I wish I could stay here another day.." can sometimes make it come true.  Our flight is canceled so here we are, still in the Gulf of Mexico.