Thursday, June 10, 2010


I recently wrote my Senator, Richard Burr asking him to support repeal of DADT. Today, I received a response from Senator Burr and thought I’d share his view.

I’d like to jump down to paragraph 4 of Senator Burr’s letter and I will quote:

“I strongly oppose and condemn unjust discrimination and would not support a policy that encouraged harrassment against any American. At the same time, our country is currently at war, and any changes to our military personnel policies must be carefully reviewed to ensure they do not jeopardize the security and safety of our men and women in uniform, including the gays and lesbians who are currently serving our country bravely. For this reason, I do not support a change in policy at this time.”

Well, Senator Burr. When it comes time for you to run again for office I hope you will understand when I don’t give money to your campaign.

And Senator Burr, I hope you will also understand that I will no longer vote for you to return to Washington.

You see, Senator Burr, I also “strongly oppose and condemn discrimination.”

Hello, World

“Hello, World!”

That’s the first thing that many programmers output from their first computer program when learning. At least that was the output back when I was in school.

“Hello, World” seems like such a simple thing to say, but it’s important in many ways.

It announces to the world that one is here and ready for the stuff the world throws at us.

So come on world! I’m here! Dish you your best!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Shameless, Unsolicited Endorsement


Dad and I started listening to a new podcast called Flat 29. Three guys talk about a single topic on each episode. It’s a fun, tongue in cheek take on various subjects mixed with music.

We’ve fallen in love with this podcast. The guys are really talented.

Please give it a listen over at

I think you’ll like it.