Monday, November 26, 2012

Observations 11.26

Originally the Supreme Court was to announce on November 20th whether or not it would hear cases on California's Prop 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Instead it announced a ten day delay in that decision which could be good or bad, who knows. If the court decides not to rule on the Prop 8 case, much more likely than not ruling on DOMA, the Ninth Circuit ruling will stand, Prop 8 will be viewed as unconstitutional, and California will become the tenth state in which same-sex couples can legally marry.

This ad began airing yesterday during the Sunday morning news shows. Such a voice ....

Dawn of a New Day for Marriage Equality


Published on Nov 24, 2012 by hrcmedia
Freedom, justice, and human dignity have always guided our journey for a more perfect union. With historic victories for marriage, we've delivered a mandate for full equality. The wind is at our back, but the journey has just begun.

Observations from the Gallery 11.26

I love my Kindle even though I'm using it for something I hadn't really planned on using it for, reading. I have a button attached to Google Chrome that with a click will send any article I can read online to my Kindle, "Send To Kindle for Chrome". With the HD no glare screen it's much better to read on than my laptop and oh so much easier on the eyes than phone reading. Totally worth the investment and worth waiting for the HD models to arrive.

The following paragraph is just a minor geek vent. Somebody recently accused me of setting my tumblrs to private. For the record no I haven't made them private and no it's not something I ever really considered. What would be the sense of having them if I didn't want anybody to see them? Also the links to are right there on this blog's sidebar so I ask again, what would be the sense of making them private? Honestly if this blog got as many hits as my tumblrs I would be a rich girl. But enough about that.

Something else I have found so very interesting is how many people have discovered VPN (virtual private network) software since the whole Petraeus email mess. Suddenly everybody wants to be anonymous and they don't think other people realize that their emails aren't originating in Russia. To be fair I should say that I have been using one program or another for years but it's funny seeing the pizza delivery guy using one. I'm thinking maybe I should just give up art and go into the security business or maybe, even better, art security.

This short geek post is actually a bit of history in the making. This is my first blog post written and posted entirely by Kindle. Technology is a wonderful thing, until it's not.