The Linear Canvas
This journal is about the wrongs and rights of the world, as I see them.

The Linear Canvas

The Columbus Dispatch Endorses John McCain: Stupidity or Criminal Insannity?

October 20th, 2008 . by Alexander Fisher

For some time now I have been waiting for the Columbus Dispatch’s endorsement for president. Remembering that the paper had made endorsements in the last two elections for president that were self serving and as it turned out totally bone headed, I assumed that the Dispatch’s owners would again err on the side of personal profit, as opposed to the public good.

This past Sunday I found my waiting was over, and the endorsement was just as I expected. Again the Dispatch endorsed the candidate that will change little except the name on the door of the oval office.

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Crusade for Jesus with a Former Elvis Impersonator

October 18th, 2008 . by Alexander Fisher

I cut this out of the newspaper in Columbus, Ohio. I think it’s from the 1980’s. I always liked how they thought they had to say "Former Elvis Presley Impersonator" like being a current one was bad or something.

Come to think of it, maybe they have something there…


Crusade with Elvis

Why does WLW-700 hate me?

October 17th, 2008 . by Alexander Fisher

I remember on Sept 11, 2001, I was working all day in Cincinnati, Ohio. I lived in Toledo at the time, but I still loved to listen any time I could to WLW, which I could get most of the time even in Michigan. I was glued to WLW all day that day as was usual for me anyway. On Sept. 11, we were all patriots and had a common cause. 

Comedian Gary Burbank was the main reason I listened, and I even had a lot of respect for host Mike McConnell. I loved the Reds and had been listening to them on 700 since the late sixties. I grew up listening to Ruth Lyons 50-50 Club with my mother every afternoon.  

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Downloading More Than Two Files at Once in Internet Explorer

October 15th, 2008 . by Alexander Fisher

(This also can affect other programs in Windows including Apple’s iTunes)

When you start multiple downloads at once, the default behavior in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5, 6, and 7 is to only allow two downloads to proceed at one time. I would suspect this is more about the chance that you have a low bandwidth connection by default, which nowadays is rare. I personally like to download as many files as I can when there are multiple files that I want. Usually it is my podcast of The Stephanie Miller Show, which comes in three parts that have a file size of over thirteen megabit each.

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