September 18th, 2003


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This is from a friend of mine who works for the Red Cross:

I work at the American Red Cross National HQ and can't emphasize
enough the necessity for preparation. For all affected by the
hurricane, please refer to the following URL for disaster supply
kit and hurricane preparation information:,1082,0_587_,00.html

Please be safe throughout the weekend and be aware of the dangers
you face. If you feel the urge to donate to your favored disaster
relief charity - be it money, blood, time, or supplies - now is
the time to help out.


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Finally, a decent commentary on the problems that the WTO gives to developing countries.

Also, I need not post the link since it's in every major newspaper, but GWB has admitted that there are not ties between Saddam and 9/11. He does maintain that there are links to al Queda, but you know .... we have stronger links. Like, uhm, we trained Osama bin Laden?

This article from Reuters has an interesting paragraph:

Making streets safe is a top priority in a country where poorly equipped Iraqi police struggle to combat street crime while U.S. troops focus on battling foreign guerrillas and Iraqi fighters loyal to ousted President Saddam Hussein.

And if you've ever wondered why environmentalism is so important, this article shows it very clearly. Basically, it's been shown that there's been a 20% reduction in the tree canopy in the past 10 years, which has "contributed to a rise in respiratory diseases in the United States." Benefits of a stronger tree canopy are cooler temperatures and less pollution. The group American Forests claims that this tree loss has cost us $234 billion. That's quite an effect, folks.

Ok, back to the server upgrade.

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Last post of the night, I swear (don't this feel like old times? From, you know, five weeks ago?)

The personal shite:

1) I am very very very very very tired. I've gotten about 3 hours of sleep a day this week so far, and it doesn't look like I'll be getting any relief from this pattern until Saturday.

2) Then I have some major homeworking to do, psych test next week which I'm behind on the readings for (due to the last coding project and maxx stuff), and I need to get started on the next coding project.

3) Maxx stopped eating. He can barely walk. I take him back to the vet when I get off work, and I expect it's put him to sleep time.

4) I finally got the evening shift I so desperately need.

So, I'm stressed as all hell right now, and going to be moreso for a bit. But relief from the stress is coming soon. However, I'm going to be very sad for a while too, Maxx has been with me for 7 years, and I'm gonna miss him.

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So I realized this morning that the name of the hurricane was the name of his mom. And after he had passed, I paused to pray to her soul to take his away in the comfort he's been missing the past days, probably weeks.

Rest in much peace, Maximillion Padrick Storch, aka "Maxx".