Been a while, hasn’t it? Let’s just take it slowly. One word at at time.
See where it goes.
Heard on the news today that Woops Point cadets took to the barricades – well, as close as you can get to the barricades, living in a Gray-tinged monastary on the Hudson River – after an early morning, pre-briefed fire drill turned into an unbriefed (to the cadets, anyway) drug search. With dogs, and everything.
At least 1,000 West Point cadets demonstrated last week against the manner in which a drug search was carried out in their barracks, shouting and throwing fireworks and other objects from their windows, according to accounts of the incident.
“Hundreds of cadets were hollering obscenities out of their windows and some were throwing objects,” according to an incident summary obtained by the Times Herald-Record of Orange County, N.Y., which ran an article about the incident yesterday.
Far be it for me to criticize, but if I’ve done my math correctly, each and every class at West Point has matriculated since 9/11. Which ought to count, I think, for something. And, pretty much every one of them in the last couple hundred years have lived under a rigid honor code, enforcing the fact that a cadet does not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate anyone who does. Because, you see, it’s important that leadership tell the truth.
About fire drills and drug tests, e.g. For what it’s worth.
Which is intriguing to me. The thought of having the occasional naval aviator, naval officer or naval retiree take a turn grinding on the winch is somehow attractive to me, when the rest of the world is pressing me on all sides. Of course, I’d have to share all of my profits.
Which wouldn’t take very long, come to think about it. Although someone did drop a bit in the till t’other day, anonymous, like. For which I thank him. Or her.
I get the sense that’s what being a Wintel user is like, all the time: Being a little bit unhappy about where you are, but not being willing to do what it takes to move.
Funny thing? Apps run faster under the Windows side, since most of the Mac apps don’t (yet) run natively.
About those gas prices? Interesting chart here. Not, maybe, what you thought.
Well, that’s it. For now anyway. Have a great weekend!