In case anyone is desperate for a blog to read on these slow US holiday news days, I offer a couple of definitions you may not have heard of. Microsoft Minute: That flexible and always changing unit of time used when your system tells you how much longer it will take to download or install something.

Oh No Second: That excruciatingly long period of time your panic lasts after realizing you have unintentionally and irrevocably clicked that button that sets in motion an unwanted action - such as sending that half written email to all your customers.

GeneralDavid Canton