A Coder in Courierland & Other Links From My Bookmarks

There’s a great article over at Kuro5hin called “A Coder in Courierland” about a programmer who quit his job to become a bike messenger. Good stuff.

If you’re like me, you love fried dough. Whenever I go to an ethnic restaurant in Manhattan I cannot resist ordering the fried dough appetizer. I was pleased to find this Guide to Ethinic Fried Doughs Around the World. Great information!

DemonEater: wtf
DemonEater: ESPN is showing 2003 national jump rope championship
DemonEater: who the hell watches jump rope competiti--- ooh bouncy
- From Bash.org Top 100-200 Quotes

The L.A. Times recently published a 3-part expose called Families in Crisis that takes a look at how America’s middle class is getting squeezed in a lot of ways that would have seemed impossible 10 years ago. I really fear that if America’s housing market collapses and we enter another recession, a large majority of Americans are going to default on their mortgages and we’ll be thrown into economic turmoil that may bring about another Great Depression like we had in the 1930s.

Over at Slate, Dahlia Lithwick sums up my feelings about the Terri Schiavo case down in Florida. I find it astounding that President Bush and Congress have tried to step into a situation where they do not belong. It appears that our Federal government is getting involved for purely superficial reasons. Grandstanding and political posturing are the last things Terri Schiavo needs. But then again, this is the Bush Administration we’re talking about. Typical misguided leadership….

Posted by Cameron Barrett at March 22, 2005 02:23 PM

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