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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Hitchens on Clinton

I haven't posted much (anything, really) on U.S. politics in a while and I didn't intend to start with a shot at the Clintons but I love Hitchens.

Global Warming Citation of the Day

Yeah, I know it's not fair; purely anecdotal.

Don't know what's wrong with my header ...

The picture's messed up. I don't know when it happened; I just noticed it the other day. There seems to be some commentary about header picture width on the blogger help comment threads. I guess I should try to figure it out.

Later maybe. I was getting tired of watching General Braddock being shot anyway. I like the painting - it has a kind of "Last of the Mohicans" look to it - but I haven't been able to find a header font color that will show up on it.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Did I mention the leopard attack?

Last Thursday morning I went to the office of our new VP of Operations, a pleasant fellow fresh over from the States. We were scheduled to discuss issues like organizational delineations, responsibilities, service-level-agreements: you know, all that global company corporate stuff. He looks up at me and says: "So, it seems that at 5 o'clock this morning one of our female construction workers in Vizag got attacked by a panther and she may not make it."

I said: "Welcome to India."

Vishakapatnam is a city on the Bay of Bengal and we are building our new Indian corporate campus there. As you may be able to guess, the site is on the outskirts of town rather than in the center. After two or three different versions, we finally got the information that the worker was a twenty-year old woman that was attacked because she inadvertently got close to a "family" of leopards (three adults and two cubs). She is getting medical attention and seems to be out of danger. She was in a group of workers, and they drove the animal away by throwing rocks.

A frick'n leopard.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Family Drive in Hyderabad

I'm embarrassed to see I haven't posted in almost two months. I'll have to work on that.

After a great holiday back in the U.S., and then a never-ending trip back to Hyderabad (Newark - Mumbai - Hyderabad - Vizag - Hyderabad) I'm now trying to get back into the swing of things.

This picture was taken with the Canon PowerShot SD1000 that my wife and daughters gave me for Christmas. It's not an unusual sight in Hyderabad, or in any other Indian city I've been in.