Saturdazed

I really don’t have much to say today. I’ve been working on that new series I mentioned the other day, but its nowhere close to being ready to post. So I’m sitting here, racking my brain for something to write to maintain my goal of posting every day but nothing is coming.

I’ve been playing around with XBMC today, trying to see how practical it would be use that and some sort of stripped down Linux install for my parents’ media PC. They’ve been using Vista and the darn thing barely functions at this point with all the weight of the OS + all the default junkware from Dell that came preinstalled. I’m thinking Ubuntu 9.04 minimal install would work best (9.10 still doesn’t work well with XBMC and some of its components).

Looks like the healthcare bill just passed the house, even with 30+ Dems voting against it. I can’t help but wonder if that would have happened had the Stupak amendment been killed – while it’s a great idea to make sure that the government health care program doesn’t fund abortion clinics, I think I would have rather just slashed the program altogether. Now we’ll have a broken health care system, more restrictive laws, higher taxes, and a weaker economy, but clean political records with the NRLC. Hope it was worth it.

Tomorrow is Sunday, and I am looking forward to church. Hopefully it will be followed by a Cardinals victory in Chicago and a chance to meet up with a couple of friends. Either way, in the meantime, I’m going to try and get some sleep.

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