Tuesday, April 11, 2006
It's that time of year again. Time to celebrate fertility! Bunnies! Eggs! Spring! And dead guys popping out of holes in the ground to see if Winter's going to last for another 6 weeks.
I think I might have my holidays mixed up.
As the interweb is currently arranged it is almost impossible to do what I want to do. But if you're running Windows and Internet Explorer, it can be done. You have to use an ActiveXObject and do something like this:
var fname = "theFileName.txt";Once you've done that you can, behind the User's back do the AJAX thing and send the contents of the file to the server from which the page was accessed. There are other methods that will open binary files.
var fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
var theFile = fso.OpenTextFile(fname, 1, true);
var fileContents = theFile.readAll();
That's fucking insane.
Monday, April 10, 2006
We will then be in a World of Shit. In an even shooting match (or even a lopsided one for that matter) the American Army can slaughter the Iranian Army. But. But American forces are currently scattered all over Iraq trying to keep the lid on the insurgency. If the Shiites make it difficult to move units around, the Army will be unable to concentrate to fight a conventional enemy and the various battalions will be mopped up piecemeal by Divisions of Iranians. And that will be that.
Sunday, April 09, 2006
I guess if you can get past the fact that Kong is a fearsomely dangerous animal that kills humans without even really thinking about it, it is kind of sad that he gets gunned down.
Monday, April 03, 2006
I haven't done Kid Blogging in a while and the last one I did was of YW, so here's YA on a hike we did a couple weeks ago near Mori Point. Mori Point, for you Harold and Maude fans out there, is where Harold drives the Jaguar off the cliff at the end of the movie. YA has his binoculars because we stopped to gaze out to sea for a while to see if we could see any whales swimming by. We didn't. We did see a couple container ships on their way into the Bay, but that's all.