Thursday, November 28, 2002

A Plea: To All,
A close family friend was diagnosed Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL), after having no symptoms of any illness. She underwent aggressive chemotherapy treatment, only to find out her only hope for help is through a bone marrow transplant. The procedure to find a match is an expensive one, and a charity has been set up to receive tax deductible donations to defray the high costs of testing others for the match.

If you can, please donate. Even a few dollars, literally a few, can go a long way if we can get enough people to assist.

As well, please link this post or, preferably, her website: Friends of Renee. The website includes testing and donation information.

Feel free to contact me as well, at j.wishnia.1 -at- alumni.nyu.edu with the subject of 'Bone Marrow.'

Thanks for your time.

Wednesday, November 13, 2002

Guess who’s back, back, back … me: With that, I shall resume blogging, indefinite in course but not so in resolve. Reference to the heading, I’ll be semi-reviewing 8 Mile at some point in time. For now, let the game’s commence.

Enron-style errors at Drudge?: Matt Drudge recently celebrated hitting his 1 billionth view. For getting near here, I congratulate him. But I take possible issue with his math.

These are his numbers as of noon on the 13th of November:
VISITS TO DRUDGE
11/13/02

005,409,362 IN PAST 24 HOURS
113,972,094 IN PAST 31 DAYS
1,000,248,564 IN PAST YEAR

The 5mm over the past 24 hours put him over 1 billion. The prior day’s total for the year was 995mm, hence his surpassing of 1 billion.

His calculations present a simple calculation issue: A year ago today, he received a certain number of hits. These were included in his 995m. His hit total should have increased only by the marginal difference between 11/13/02 and 11/13/01 … and not by the entirety of his daily hits.

He shouldn’t have reached 1 billion today unless he had 5mm more hits on 11/13/02 than on 11/13/01. And if this is an error, how has the rest of the counting leading up to his billion been calculated?

Developing ???

Just kidding?: Gregg Doyle, in the ESPN experts’ picks has Wisconsin slated for a final four birth. U Rah Rah!

Wednesday, October 02, 2002

Now, I wouldn't be so bold and insensitive as to suggest the execution for treason of the Supreme Court of the not-so-great State of New Jersey. But Thomas Jefferson just might've disagreed: But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security.
The Donations Since 1990, via Open Secrets. NOT A SINGLE JUSTICE RECUSED HIM/HERSELF. Why?

James R. Zazzali, New Jersey Supreme Court:
Torricelli, Robert G: $2,000.00
Lautenberg, Frank R: $1,000.00
New Jersey Democratic State Cmte: $500.00
This "justice" also donated to Bill Clinton ($1,000.00), Bill Bradley($2,000.00), and Jim Florio ($1,000.00).

Open Secrets is no longer functioning -- probably too many hits.