Rick's Ramblings

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Saturday, March 22, 2003

Here's the deal. Rumalia seems to actually be spelled RUMAILA. I was reading the Globe and the Times and found the correct spelling there. It's either my ego, or my bad hearing that caused me to see it spelled Rumalia. (I probably should have realized the misspelling when Google only produced web sites that didn't include current news.)

Rumalia, the name for some oil fields in Iraq, contain my last name, in between an "R" and an "A". "R"-"UMALI"-"A". It's odd now seeing the name Rumalia go by in some CNN Headline News pop-up or MSNBC news "crawl".

Thursday, March 20, 2003
While crusing for new BLOGs to read, I chanced upon Kevin Sites|blog, a solo-journalist reporting for CNN on the war in Iraq. Amazing: he says that the "huge" number of people using satellite phones is causing connectivity problems. He's trying to BLOG from Iraq...I'm blogging from the comfort of my own home. Our medium is the same web browser you're using to read this. Amazing.

Monday, March 17, 2003
Do you think Saddam Hussein ever googles himself? If he does, he may hit this page, and be counted as one of my "visitors". If so, then I would be remiss not to remind him that he has under two days, as I write this, to leave Iraq. Or else!