To Do list items: Voting and…

Today’s most critical to-do item is voting. I have my prepared card of how I want to vote on each issue and for each person, as well as my voter registration card and my polling place card.

Missouri had a lot of problems with the last elections, so there will be several monitors about making sure people have the chance to vote. And since the Talent/Carnahan race is so critical, we’re all expecting a big turn out.

If you’re a resident of the States, remember to vote today!


IBM has been weblogged

Through the actions of weblogger Jonathon Delacour, IBM Australia has agreed to reduce the price of it’s software to help blind people access the web.

The story is also covered in The Australian.

Congratulations, Jonathon.

Just Shelley

Can’t wave a sheet around…

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

Dorothea, while writing about gaming characters, wrote the following today:

Do not wave a character sheet around yelling “But my character’s a sweet, easy-going chap!” when he’s just instigated an unnecessary catfight with the rest of the group. That dog so won’t hunt.

Your character has to take responsibility for his/her actions just as you do. A character sheet isn’t a shield or a get-out-of-doghouse-free card.

Sometimes Dorothea’s writings about gaming come all to uncomfortably close to real life. People will perceive you based on your actions, not how you perceive yourself.

And you can’t yell “Fire!” in real life and then bitch when you get hit in the face with a bucket of water.