Merry Fitzmas!

Fitzgerald on CNN
How I’ve longed to see a split-screen just like this one, of a Pros­e­cu­tor on one side with Bush and Cheney on the oth­er side. The chick­ens are com­ing home to roost. Major League indeed.

HeatherOth­er news of a more per­son­al nature: My niece Heather, who was serv­ing in Iraq, returned this week, fin­ish­ing her tour of duty at Fort Drum, in New York state. We got a call from her yes­ter­day while she was on leave from her last few weeks with the Army. We breathed a sigh of relief that she made it back in good health and ready to go on with her life. Con­trary to what we had heard ear­li­er this year, she won’t be going back. Now I say that she should get every pen­ny of com­pen­sa­tion she can get in health ben­e­fits, the GI Bill for school, first time home buy­er’s etc.. The US Gov­ern­ment owes her big-time.

Not much to report on our end (and cer­tain­ly noth­ing as dra­mat­ic as those two items). I’ve been attend­ing meet­ings of the Van­cou­ver User Expe­ri­ence Group and the Van­cou­ver Weblog­ger’s mee­tups, as well as some talks regard­ing Ruby on Rails, CSS and AJAX at ActiveS­tate, a soft­ware tools com­pa­ny down­town. I’m start­ing to rec­og­nize some of the same faces (and per­haps am being rec­og­nized as well). Pam is deep into the STC Van­cou­ver Chap­ter’s Doc­u­men­ta­tion Com­pe­ti­tion (that’s her page describ­ing the com­pe­ti­tion), with the train­ing of judges tak­ing place this weekend.