March 2nd, 2005

The battle against technology, part 94

I am pleased to report the motherboard transplant a success. The PC is powered by a replacement MiniITX 800MHz board, and the sound is now working again. This is pleasing as it would have been a bit annoying to find out that it was a software problem not a hardware one as we suspected, because the 80 quid and time would have been in vain AND I would have had to reinstall the OS.
The car DAB radio has also miraculously started working properly again. It has been suspiciously binary i.e. it has gone from 'not very good' to 'how it was to start with', which makes me think it is down to a loose connection rather than the aerial getting damp or something. Or maybe it just heard me talking about its putative replacement and decided to shape up...

Jilbabs all round

Who could not rejoice at the appeal court decision upholding Shabina Begum's right to wear a jilbab to school? I think there would be a lot to be said for not just making them optional but compulsory. One might have a fond hope that making all the girls wear them would help calm the boys down though in the words of Xander 'I'm seventeen. Looking at linoleum makes me wanna have sex.'
Obviously in the cause of equality the boys should wear the same. My only reservation is that she is showing her whole face in the picture on this page. The boys, at very least, should have more of their faces covered up, to spare everyone from their spots.

Meanwhile, I look forward to Christians insisting on the right to
wear head coverings as taught in 1st Corinthians 11 and wear suitably modest swimwear.

Actually, a number of these Christian sites (I came across them through a link roaming round the blogosphere) seem rather creepy, there are articles written by men about how women ought to be covered up who I felt were probably getting off on writing them.