Archives for: November 2008

Linguistic Jibe

November 25th, 2008
Winston Churchill's famous speech to the House of Commons from June 4, 1940: We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall… more »

Fallout 3: Review and Comments

November 24th, 2008
So I recently "finished" Fallout 3. It was good - not awesome, but good. 7.5/10 on the Oso scale. By "finished" I mean I visited ~75% of the available places, completed ~80% of the side quests, and of course completed the main quest. And, like many,… more »

Fresh New Home Page

November 20th, 2008
As promised, the new home page replete with swanky Cascading Style Sheets and tricked-out Photoshop graphics is now up and running. It's not fully complete, there are some rough edges to smooth out and some pages further down the tree to finish up, but… more »

Pirates!

November 19th, 2008
Last Saturday, Somali pirates seized a supertanker carrying 2 million barrels of oil. A supertanker owned by Saudi Aramco; state of the art, three times the size of an aircraft carrier. They nabbed it a full four days sailing distance from Somalia, 500… more »

Book Review: The Coldest Winter

November 17th, 2008
The Korean War gets short shrift among American wars. Thirty-three thousand American dead, yet it's basically a cipher between the Second World War and the VietNam War. I've been interested in knowing more about our first real war with Communism for qui… more »