observations from a slightly mad german-american

Tuesday, November 25, 2003


I forgot to mention. Feedback can be sent to an email address. My desire to be spam free requires that I speak in tongues giving it to you. The domain is urukhai.org. The name is bkubahn. Insert an @ in between.

Why Do They Hate Us?

Anybody who doesn't believe that we are creating more problems than solving with our Iraqi "policy" ought to consider this article:

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | US pays up for fatal Iraq blunders

Email Back Up

UrukHai email is working again. Lets hope my joy is not fleeting.

Email Back Down

Urukhai email is once again down. Whatever the techies whom I called last night did, did not hold. This is annoying.

Monday, November 24, 2003

Email Up

nuff said

Email Down

Anybody who's tried to email me since Friday, 21 November, will have failed. My email servers are not functional right now. Those in the know can send to my yahoo account.

Sunday, November 23, 2003

Macintosh coolness...

Mac OSX comes with Apache built in. Cool. (Not to mention it comes with emacs-21.1, ssh client and server, ftp client and server, BASH, CSH, blah blah blah.... it's a unix box).

I have to admit I don't know squat about Apache, and so I wonder how to fix this:

http://myMacG4/~juan/ <-- servers up juan's web pages just find
http://myMacG4/~juan <-- result: "cannot resolve www.mymacg4.local"

Anyone know? Fire a solution to bkubahn AaTt urukhai.org.

Saturday, November 22, 2003

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Just Testing my blog this! on Safari. Can't get it to work for Firebird on the Mac

Saturday, November 15, 2003

Movie Review

Watched Willow with the kidz on Friday. Little person is charged with the safe delivery of a baby who will grow to unseat the magically powerful evil queen. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe meets The Lord of the Ring. I enjoyed it (for what it was), as did my 11-year-old.

It had been years since I'd seen it, and I forgot about the level of violence in the movie. Nothing bad at all, just battle violence -- swords -- and a monster that eats people. But not appropriate for my three-year-old.

Friday, November 14, 2003

Help a Friend

Go to cobbie.com. My friend needs more visitors.

Thursday, November 13, 2003

Now YOU Have Mail

Yay. I discovered that my webhost is now providing SMTP relaying as part of the service. I can send emails out from remote locations. Cool.

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Movie Reviews

Castle in the Sky - anime/family - directed by Miyazaki (who also did Spirited Away). Very good. Intersting theme. Interesting imagery. Not formulaic. Not dumbed-down for children's sakes. Interesting theme. Enjoyable for kids and adults.

The Eye - suspense - directed by ??? - Wow. Can you say "chills up your spine?" Great up to the end, when it got a bit cheesy and predictable. From Hong Kong. In Cantonese.