Just bought my copy of Gates’ book. I just want to find out what it is Harry Reid is so verklempt about. Will be digging into that this weekend I hope but then, I actually have social obligations (I know, right?) to meet, so we’ll see how well I do. In any event, our regular Friday Happy Hour out in Virginia has been scrapped this week due to travel and other things, which means I can actually make those other engagements. I’m not a big going-outter kind of kid. I find it stressful and kind of depressing. But this weekend is a goodbye to a dear friend who will be heading back to the land of the pines and I’ll miss him. So we’ll be down in DuPont on Saturday night playing pool at Buffalo Billiards (it’s about time I got to play some pool), so swing by if you get twitchy. And then the Broncos people from Penn Quarter made me pinkie swear I’d return Sunday. So tonight will be very likely about work because I have much to do and if I just dedicate myself I think I can get it all done today and not have to worry about it this weekend. That’s the plan anyway. Also, have to fit the pool in there somewhere…
Right, so I have very little else to offer as I wait around for Obama to discuss the NSA reforms at 11. I wrote something on it this week and I do think the relationship between net neutrality and data collection/retention is something worth exploring. Perhaps there’s nothing there. But the net neutrality debate has a lot to do with who retains data — carriers or some quasi governmental agency. It just doesn’t seem to be a coincidence to me that the net neutrality decision came down followed closely by a press conference on who will be keeping metadata. Sorry — it’s the reporter thing. You have to check yourself often. Not everything is connected — but some things are…
One more thought on the NSA stuff. Give me a break here Buzzfeed. This is just salacious and irresponsible reporting. Who were your unnamed sources? When you quote someone in the intelligence community talking about how they covertly kill people you’re pretty much PULLING A SNOWDEN. That or you’re just presenting an alarmist piece like Hollywood does with movies like Sudden Impact (we’re all doomed) [HA! Deep Impact. I meant Deep Impact] Generally there’s some reason for those alarmist films. Selling global warming or the dangers of fracking. So…what are you selling?
Okay I really have nothing else. So, as usual, diversions:
I only post this because this is maybe the best looking watch I have ever seen. Seriously, if I saw this on the arm of man I would immediately judge him as a person of taste. Because I can be shallow, too I guess.
Seriously, coolest dude in the world.
Have a feeling I’m going to love this. Definitely NSFW.
Get ready DC. The stuff is tasty.
80% sure I’m making these today.
I bought something. I shouldn’t have but it wasn’t cost prohibitive and I’m cleaning out the closet so I gave myself a gift.
DANCE! This guy is a badass. I tend to throw my arms around as well when I tap so I love that he does it with so much grace.