South Dakota, Abortion, and Ice Cream

WARNING: the following post is graphic in nature, and not for the faint-of-heart. The bill passed last week by the South Dakota legislature which makes it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion has not surprisingly ruffled many a feather of those in the pro-abortion realm. Perhaps in an attempt to perpetuate the … Read more

A Decade on the Web

Ten years this week — February 20, 1996, to be exact — I first put up a “home page” on the world wide web. My advertising professor, Dale Brill, taught a optional two-hour short course on HTML, a course that would remain the extent of my formal internet education. A few days later, I had … Read more

Back in the Loop

In case you’ve been constantly refreshing your browser over the last few weeks in hopes that a new post would appear here at TruePravda, your diligence in mouse-clicking will soon be rewarded. Following some busy times, a vacation in Arizona (the subject of which will be an upcoming travelogue), and my failure to win a … Read more

Reviving an Old Computer with Ubuntu

Old computers can be a bit of an annoyance. They tend to lock up often, won’t run the newest software, and if it is one of those off-white boxes that were so common around the turn of the century, it may have even turned yellow by now.

While there’s not much you can do about yellowed plastic (although I’d venture a guess that bleach would work), there is an option other than the trash heap. After all, you paid so much for that computer back in 2001 it just doesn’t feel right sending it to its grave when all the parts are still working. Is there any hope?

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WordPress 2.01

Since everybody loves to hear about the nuts and bolts of a blog, I thought I’d let my highly-technical readers (37% of you use Firefox, after all…), know that I’ve finally upgraded TruePravda to WordPress 2.01 from 1.52. The upgrade was effortless, although I had to upgrade many of my plugins. My take on the … Read more

Orange E-Rupp-tion

I had my first experience at Rupp Arena tonight watching the Vols dismantle the Kentucky Wildcats with my Kentucky-fan wife. The Cats were gracious hosts to an orange-clad Vol fan who was one of the few disperesed throughout the arena. The Vols are orange-hot, and this win at Rupp was a long time coming. Yes, … Read more

Grizzly Man

When it comes to film, bears usually end up in a metaphorical role. Think about Bart the Bear, who played in such films as The Edge, and Legends of the Fall. Bears are typically portrayed as the powerful adversary who lurks just beyond in the tree line. The protagonist must muster up what strength he … Read more

Say Cheese

There’s an AP story out now about Sonya Thomas, a 100-pound woman who “ate 26 grilled cheese sandwiches in 10 minutes Wednesday at a New York restaurant, winning the World Grilled Cheese Eating Championship.” I’m a grilled cheese fan. There are few pleasures in life that are so simple, yet so tasty — especially when … Read more