Monthly Archives November 2004

Post IETF Poll: Who Else Got the Crud?

So, I’ve got a headache, heat congestion, chest congestion, and a mild fever; this started late Wednesday, and has blossomed into a full “I can’t function” cold today. Ben reports similar symptoms in his household, which points to DC as a potential vector. So, just for trend charting, who else went to DC and got the crud? Passing Observation: for some reason, when I’m just on the cusp of hallucinating, I appear to feel compelled to send e-mail and/or blog. Edit: Add “Intestinal Distress” to the list of symptoms. Ugh.
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Categories: IETF.

Money: The Freedom to Vote Your Conscience?

So, according to an article in Slate, which cites a small study in Elite Traveler, millionaire voters exhibit an interesting voting trend. In particular, the $1M – $10M set appear to vote republican (or, at least, for Bush), while the $1oM+ set appear to vote democratic/Kerry. Slate has some interesting commentary on this trend. Thanks to Ron for the Slate pointer. I would have tried to find the relevant article on the Elite Traveler web site, but once I got to a page that had “calendar” misspelled three times, I was forced to leave in disgust. Elite, indeed.
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Categories: General.

Teeth and Your Heart

So, I was pointing out the link between oral hygeine and heart attacks earlier this evening, and wanted to verify that I wasn’t hallucinating. It turns out that there is clinical evidence that the link between poor oral hygeine and heart attacks is significantly stronger than the link between elevated cholesterol and heart attacks. There is apparently also nontrivial evidence suggesting that gum disease is a good predictor of incidence of stroke. More practically, from my own experience, Colgate Total seems to do a much better-than-average job of keeping bacterial plaque off your teeth than most toothpastes for a much
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Categories: Health.

Ethiopian Food

I just tried Ethiopian food for the first time. Three of us got a plate of things with unrecognizable names. The only utensil on the table was bread. All the items were excellent, but one thing really struck me. The centerpiece was made up of chicken, and hard-boiled proto-chickens, in a chili based sauce. Except for the eggs, it was almost identical to a dish of Pollo Adobo I got in Santa Fe a couple of years ago. Interesting bit of cultural synchronicity. I wish I could rememer the restaurant name. It is in Washington DC near 18th street and
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Categories: Food.