My Celebrity Lookalikes

My friend, Rob Sawyer, once claimed (more like swore) that I was the spitting image of Monte Markham, the actor who played Barney Miller, the title character in an episode of the Six Million Dollar Man titled “The Seven Million Dollar Man”. Eventually we had a few people gathered around the TV at Rob’s place where he proudly popped in a videotape with this particular episode so that he could show people just how much we looked alike. The short story on this one is that only Rob thought I looked like Monte Markam (or vice versa). Which brings me …

I Agree With Bill Gates!

In the midst of Microsoft’s full-frontal patent-tipped FUD missile attack on Linux and Free and Open Source Software (aka, FOSS), it would seem strange that I could start a blog entry by admitting that I agree with Bill Gates. Yes, that Bill Gates. The Microsoft billionaire. Of course, you need to understand that I agree with something Mr. Gates is quoted as saying, not Microsoft’s patent assault. On that point, I’m still very clear in my opinion, and I still see it as a disgrace that companies like Microsoft have, as part of their business model, such an amoral and …