Next time you encounter a Secret Service agent, ask him if the SS would interfere were somebody they protect convicted and sentenced to death. Also, would it matter whether it were a state or federal crime?
Since last entry I went to Hawaii and back. (My parents celebrated their 50th anniversary there.) At the airport coming home I had already checked our luggage before I remembered I still had my pocketknife, so I slipped it into my son's carry-on bag while in line at the x-ray machine. They rifled several other bags, pestered us about a 4 oz bottle of children's ibuprofen, even swabbed my daughter's bag for explosives, and ignored the bag with the dreaded pocketknife in it. Don't you feel safe now?
Running Linux 18.104.22.168 now, with swsuspend2 and bcm43xx patches. It has not been an improvement over 2.6.19; a second gdm X session thrashed swap after resume until I managed to switch to and log out of it. dmesg output is filled with tracebacks from various drivers, with complaints of incompatibility with suspend/resume, even though I always rmmod those drivers before suspending.
apenwarr: I've been doing the same thing, putting stuff here just so that I (and others, I like to think) can find it with Google. On that note, my favorite comic strip lately is Diesel Sweeties, and Tim Cahill is still amazing -- lately, in his book "Hold the Enlightenment".