What does it mean when my insurance company tells me that, according to their records for my life insurance contract, it is my plan to pay the monthly premium until the insured reaches age 100, and that the policy is projected to remain in force, or active, until the insured … [Read more...] about Is 100 the new 60?
In today's Los Angeles Times was a note about the upcoming Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival. The list of acts reads like a hat tip to Dave Barry: At the heart of the festival will be The Main Stage, which will feature internationally renowned artists such as Bosnian … [Read more...] about Little Red Lung
Welcome to the era of copyright overreach. I am sure you remember such milestones as the DMCA, ACTA, SOPA, and the PROTECT IP act? Related are the outlandish monetary claims in RIAA lawsuits over illegal music downloads, such as the $150,000 per download per song in the now … [Read more...] about ©opyright Math
I just powered down for the Christmas weekend. If you are out and about browsing the Internet, here’s something funny: [hana-flv-player video="http://www.blog.wahlster.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/BB.flv" width="425" height="344" player="3" autoload="false" autoplay="false" … [Read more...] about My Blackberry Is Not Working
A couple of languages are bouncing around in my head. The dominant ones are the language I use most often and my native language; the others are more or less on the back burner. I don’t get them mixed up. When I lived in Japan, many multi-lingual people were communicating in a … [Read more...] about Language Overlap