Over the weekend congress quietly approved a bill that effectively makes online betting illegal in the United States. The bill makes it illegal for U.S banks and credit card companies to make payments to online gambling sites. The legislation was added to an unrelated bill by Republican Representative Jim Leach of Iowa. While not a big gambler myself this law is ridiculous and a slap in the face to civil liberty.
It’s the end of another week and I thought I’d leave everyone with something to play around with over the weekend. That is assuming you end up spending some time at the computer on the off days like I tend to do. About a week ago I came across a site offering an alpha version of a web operating system called YouOS and it looks pretty impressive.
My stepfather Irving passed away on Monday night February 6th shortly after 7:30 PM. Before I get back to my usual posting I wanted to say a few words about Irv’s life and death.
I may be absent from this blog for a few days. My stepfather has taken ill and is in the hospital and I have flown to New York to visit with him and my family for a few days.
As soon as I am back in Colorado which I think will be sometime later in the week I’ll get back to my normal routine and begin posting again.
When you get down to it the web is one long chain of links and you never know how or when you’ll come across a useful site or how someone out there may find you.