November 6th, 2004

For the Love of Mike

I went out for a walk this morning for the first time in a month. I'd been sidelined by a bad cold, then two consecutive weeks of cons, so it had been a while.

Just short of the turnaround point, my cellphone rang. It was Doug. Something in the beta has disintegrated and I have to go in and work on it. Since I had the weekend completely planned out, I'm now shuffling plans and swearing.

And the building key is in my car which Gretchen took in to have the brakes worked on. (I just realized this.)

Nothing really wants to be simple, does it?

OTOH, I walked 4.5 miles in 1:22, so that's not so bad.

Let's All Commit Some Election Fraud

shsilver reports here that an electronic voting machine reported a massively wrong total in an Ohio precinct in favor of Bush. I'm tempted to believe that this was a machine error rather than an attempt to cheat since the error was so large, but it never looks good.

Meanwhile, in Michigan, entertaining things were occurring with absentee ballots in Detroit. Here's the news report which emphasizes that the Republican vote challengers did something that they shouldn't have done and this is a report from a Republican who was actually there who claims that the Democrats were doing things that were much worse.

Do you think there's any chance of getting the sensible people together on both sides and producing a system that makes it a bit more difficult to cheat?

(Right now, the Votematic machines look pretty good to me.)

Tide's In, Dirt's Out

Or, more appropriately, Bill's In, Bugs're Out.

I fixed the critical bug, a less critical bug, and one they didn't expect me to fix today but that they'll be happy to have. (I think.)

I'm going to go buy a guitar now.