I started to write a writeup on al Qaeda. I noticed there's no writeup on al Qaeda. Well, in the middle of it, I got really scared and deleted it. Is this why there's no writeup? I mean, I don't want to offend any one, certainly I don't want to piss anyone off, so I was trying to be factual without being judgemental, but I don't know if I can do it.

So maybe I'll go outside.

I'm going to download Mozilla 0.9.5 since Internet Explorer keeps crashing on me (it was also crashing during my abortive al Qaeda writeup. Perhaps it had an opinion on this as well?)

I have a presentation to write for a conference in Portland, Oregon. Yes, I'm flying next week. I think it will be fine. My only concession was not choosing a nonstop transcontinental flight.