Crazy Murdering Bastard 
I came home tonight to catch a eye-popper on the news. Little Jesse Imeson... a kid I used to babysit back when I was 13 or so, is now apparently going around killing people.

Here's my shot at a PSA. If you see this guy, call the cops.

Even back then he was angry enough to put his fist through a window and damn near uncontrollable.

I wasn't surprised to learn late last year that he'd been arrested for petty crimes like purse snatching, but murder? Well... I suppose on some level I'm just deeply saddened. His mom seemed like a nice lady but I don't think she had much hope of controlling him.

I just hope his little brother and sister turned out better than he did. They were nice kids.

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No Comment. Just Read. 
I'm only posting this because I enjoyed reading it and figure others may as well.

I don't check the BBC news site all that often, but every now and then I'll find a gem posted there that makes me smile.

Enjoy. :)

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Congrats to the Ducks! 
You only really had to take a look at the team captains to know who should win the cup this year.

On the one hand, you've got Niedermayer looking like a seasoned veteran, sporting the coolest playoff beard on the ice.

Then, on the other side, you've got Alfredsson looking for the most part like a fuzzy wet rat.

I'd say the team with the most heart won. Good job, Ducks! Better luck next time around, Sens. Maybe try some effort next time.

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Is Facebook the Devil? 
I haven't signed up for Facebook. I don't feel the need to. So far as I gather, it's for getting in touch with people you haven't been in touch with for ages. I think that if those people wanted to be in touch with me, they'd find that I am perfectly easy to find as it is, and doesn't need to be any easier.

I'm not interested in making contact just for the sake of making contact.

That's all besides the point though. The people I know who frequent Facebook have been making it out to be a form of online crack. An addiction they're finding more and more drawn to.

With that in mind, I have little doubt that it's not much different than any other online site that takes up a lot of people's time, and brings down employee productivity in the process. With that in mind, hearing that the Canadian government's IT people have decided to block it from employee's use didn't surprise me at all.

TorStar Article

What's interesting about this though is that Facebook chief privacy officer Chris Kelly chimed in on this to say the following:

"We're puzzled by why governments would ban access to Facebook," said Kelly, based at its corporate headquarters in Palo Alto, California, who was in Toronto on business unrelated to the ban.

"We're concerned about this because we think it's taking a tool away from users, a very powerful tool," he said, noting Facebook has made "preliminary contact" with Ontario officials to rectify the situation.

"We hope that the usefulness of the tool shines through."

I really hope that companies don't start feeling that they can strong-arm employers into allowing employees access to their sites. This isn't political. It's just good business policy. In my opinion, most of the Internet should be banned from use by employers, my own site included. The Internet is a huge productivity killer, and unless there's a specific reason you need to access a site from work, I hardly think people are in a position to challenge these sorts of policies. People might not like it, but you can't argue that it's good for business.

Of course, killing morale isn't necessarily a good business move either, so there's probably a fine line out there that I'm in no way ready to start defining.

Just suffice it to say that I think Mr. Kelly should mind his business and not try to push his nose into other businesses policies.

Ultimately, in a few months there will be another huge fad site sweeping the Internet, and that one should be banned to. Just because they don't want to be, doesn't mean they shouldn't be.

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Fire at DeLonghi. I Bet I Know the Cause. 
Looks like the plant burned down that makes DeLonghi appliances in Italy.

The cause of the fire is apparently not known, but I'm going to chime in and suggest maybe someone left one of their programmable coffeemakers plugged in and it randomly turned itself on in the middle of the night and set itself ablaze.

We had one of those. Complete piece of garbage. Serves them right. Better their house than mine.

Hopefully they have another one nearby filled with water. Surely it'll leak enough to put out the fire caused by the first one.

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