email saddam

anyone interested can email Saddam to tell him how you feel about the current situation he’s facing….but at posting time…the site’s down…guessed everyone’s trying to reach it since this article appeared in wired.com

Messages sent to the account, Iraq’s version of president@whitehouse.gov, run the gamut from fawning solicitations for autographed photos and media interviews to obscene death threats.

The e-mails sent to press@uruklink.net were obtained earlier this month by first clicking on a link labeled “Check your e-mail in Uruk” on the homepage of Iraq’s state-controlled ISP, Uruklink.net, then guessing the login name and password — both of which were the same five-letter word.

Wired News: Dear Saddam, How Can I Help?

In search of elusive feeling of patriotism

SYLLABICATION: pa tri o tism
NOUN: Love of and devotion to one’s country.
Does anyone of us in my generation and younger knows much about “patriotism” when even our older generations question it? Is it a case of nothing to be patriotic about…or something else?
A fren asked this question after the bali bombing, whether you’ll run or stay if there’s war here in our tiny island.
My answer, I’d leave if there’s no hope in staying. Do I love my country?

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The Red Dragon

12:3 Another sign was seen in heaven. Behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven crowns.
12:4 His tail drew one third of the stars of the sky, and threw them to the earth. The dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child.
The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun - William BlakeWas searching around for the Red Dragon paintings when i found this: The Great Red Dragon Paintings of William Blake. There are actually four different paintings.
bq. Around 1805-1810, Blake was commissioned to create over a hundred paintings illustrating books from the Bible. Among these was a four-painting cycle of the Great Red Dragon (Satan) from the Book of Revelations in the Bible. The dragon is described as having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven crowns. His tail drew one third of the stars of the sky, and threw them to the earth.

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I am a

headband that sticks to the ceiling like a gecko, quacks like a duck and connects to the Internet.
The Prior-Art-O-Matic
It’s a series of randomly-generated product ideas! It raises questions about the nature of prior art in patenting issues and is occasionally amusing!

The Bachelor

Another reality based tv show for us on tv5. Best of all, its one man with 23 women. Before you think about something along the line of Annabel Chong….its less graphic.
h6. Synopsis:
As America’s most eligible single man, he gets the opportunity to find the woman of his dreams – and hopefully his bride-to-be – in this reality series. The Bachelor embarks on a romantic journey to meet dozens of women and then selects 15 as potential mates. After getting to know each 1, the contestant continues to narrow the field again, from 10 to 5, then 3, and ultimately, the 1 woman he will propose marriage to in the series’ dramatic finale.
The show also takes an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the lives of each participant involved in this unique courtship. Each week this lucky man will date the candidates while traveling to exotic locations around the world (wow, The Amazing Race with gorgeous women!), introduce some to family and friends and even take a few of them home to meet mom! But the biggest challenge remains, of whether he will succeed when he pops the question.
Channel 5 – Mediacorp TV

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Missing Software Update Log?

For those having problems of a missing Software Update Log after you upgraded to Jaguar from 10.1x, the solution’s as follows:
Read the Knowledge Base article here
To resolve this issue, you need to correct the permissions on the folder /Library/Logs/.
To change the permission, you’d need to start a Terminal session.
Then type in the following:
sudo chown root:admin /Library/Logs
Press Return (enter your password if required)
next:
sudo chmod 775 /Library/Logs
Press Return

Australia's 9/11

20 Oct marked the day of national mourning? by the Australians for the Bali blast tragedy on the 12 Oct. For a country that’s supposedly “isolated” from such tragedies, the Bali blast brought a nation to a stand-still. Of the 188 that was killed in Bali, more than 100 were believed to be Australians.

Since Sep 11, there’s been many bomb blasts throughout the world. There’s one in Finland. One in Yeman. One in Bali. A few in Philippines. Where’s next? Its almost a daily occurance. Then you have N.Korea’s admission of developing nuclear weapons. Snipper shootings in US (one more this weekend although not confirmed). Its no wonder some people in this world can’t even do their daily chores in peace.

ST Life editor Sumiko Tan wrote today:

But you can’t wish away the harsh reality that has descended upon us.
As visiting American author Thomas Stewart was quoted in Life! last week: ‘Singapore has suffered from being in a relatively run-down neighbourhood.’

The fear of attacks here is growing.

After the Bali blasts, some Singaporeans are said to be staying away from crowded places, especially where many Caucasians congregate.

But the saddest aspect of all this Sept 11 fall-out has been how cracks have appeared between Muslims and non-Muslims here.

Muslims are sad, angry, anxious and defensive about how their religion keeps being highlighted by others, and resent the assumption that they support terrorism. Non-Muslims wonder why, where once Singaporeans seemed to be one united people, Muslims behave so differently and sensitively now.

How is one to behave towards them if innocent gestures can be taken as slights?

A proposed code on religious practice has been drafted, but to most people, it is just so many words.
Distrust lingers. Terrorism wins, at least for the time being.

PARDON me for sounding so blue, but perhaps the haze that hangs like a pall over Singapore has also affected my mood.

Shit happens, and sometimes we try to rationalise it away.

Yeah. Shit happens. Just don’t shit where I’ll be.