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April 30, 2004

“May the military justice system have more mercy on you than you could muster for your own prisoners.”
Sgt. Stryker is livid at the abuse of Iraqi detainees by a fellow NCO.
Category: Iraq .:link:.
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Creative Loafing’s Weekly Scalawag is Garry Betty: “For not kissing the EarthLink employees he’s screwed”
“Betty, after laying off 2,600 of EarthLink’s 5,100 employees, got a 76 percent increase in his annual bonus this year”
Category: Business .:link:.
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HTML Editor extensions for MovableType
Not only for Dreamweaver, but for my personal fave, NoteTab Pro!
Category: Software .:link:.
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“file sharing is hurting the worldwide war on terrorism”
At least, when soldiers do it and hog their unit’s bandwidth
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“Bandwidth Thieves - and what to do against them”
From the guy who tipped me to the previous link
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This will likely disappear quickly; I don’t understand a single word, except the ones in that familiar graphic
Another giggle worthy usage of my ‘bandwidth thief’ graphics, this time on what looks like a business site.
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April 29, 2004

“The current state of interparty relations could be best described as The Hate.
“I sort of hate myself for hating you so much but I mostly hate you for making me feel this way”
Category: Politics .:link:.
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Uri Geller has the patent on giving away babies on TV shows, and he’s suing Barbara Walters over it. Really.
Reality is even more bizarre than Reality TV
Category: TV .:link:.
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“The vast majority of the United Nations’ oil-for-food contracts in Iraq have mysteriously vanished”
The GAO says 80 percent of U.N. records have not been turned over, but the UN says that’s all there is
Category: Iraq .:link:.
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“UMass Graduate Student Criticizes Tillman While Exemplifying What He Died For”
“I want Gonzalez to look Marie Tillman, Pat’s wife, in the eyes”
Category: War .:link:.
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“Pat Tillman is not a hero: He got what was coming to him”
You had to know this was coming. And you had to know it would come from ... a college student! Keep studying, kid
Category: War .:link:.
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Oh, My. Maybe John Kerry really is in trouble
When Andy Young is giving money to Bush, not Kerry, hell may have frozen over.
Category: Politics .:link:.
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April 28, 2004

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Photos: The Urban Wilds of Atlanta, GA
Photographer David Murphy gives tips on the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area
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April 27, 2004

Photo: Due to this entry, I’ve gotten tons of search requests today for a photo of Gaddafi’s female bodyguards. Here’s one.
If you’re going to be a dictator, this is the way to go
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Shi’a Pundit on the crisis in Najaf
“I may have to cease blogging entirely, cease reading entirely, cease doing any political analysis entirely, if this happens. I cannot bear it.”
Category: Iraq .:link:.
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Todd Dominey’s Flash slide show source
A dynamic, cross-fading image loader
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Photo: Not Gonna Be a Good Day
I know it’s Photoshopped. I don’t care. Some days are just like this.
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April 26, 2004

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April 25, 2004

More of the Politics of Exclusion
Is this any way to build a coalition?
Category: Politics .:link:.
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National Geographic MapMachine
“Find nearly any place on Earth, and view it by population, climate, and much more. Plus, browse antique maps, find country facts, or plan your next outdoor adventure with our trail maps”
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The Religious Policeman: “The start of the Second Saudi Civil War”
“And now we are faced with the sudden realization that we should have done something about this a long time ago”
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Michael Demmons shuts down Discount Blogger
I hate to see a local blogger quit, but I respect the reasons
Category: Weblogs .:link:.
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“Kerry Dupont ... just sent laptops, scanners, cameras and more ... to Iraqi bloggers, including Zeyad and Omar and Ays”
Western journalists are saying it’s too dangerous to go out and report, so listen to the Iraqi bloggers for *real* info
Category: Iraq .:link:.
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April 23, 2004

NASA: Columbia Crew Mistakenly Identified As Iraqi War Casualties
At thememoryhole.org, 18 rows of images of caskets from Dover are actually photographs of honors rendered to Columbia’s seven astronauts
Category: War .:link:.
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Whatever was up with the TypeKey signup page, they fixed it!
Got me a profile. Had to grab ‘photodude’ before someone else did
Category: Weblogs .:link:.
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Pop-up Screenshot: What’s wrong with this TypeKey sign-up error page?
There is no ‘image below’ with a number for me to match, nor a form box for entering it.
Category: Weblogs .:link:.
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April 22, 2004

Does Kerry think democracy is “optional” for Iraq?
“Mr. Kerry now argues that there is a third option. But what would that be? ‘I can’t tell you what it’s going to be,’ he said to reporters covering his campaign.”
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ThisisLondon: Terror On The Dole
“the irony is not lost on him that the British state is supporting him financially, even as he plots to ‘overthrow it’”
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USA Today: “Iraqis enjoy new freedom of expression on Web journals”
“Internet cafes seemingly dot every block in Baghdad”
Category: Iraq, Weblogs .:link:.
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Is “Hot Abercrombie Chick” actually a “Chick”?
“Just received an inside tip that the recently famous Hot Abercrombie Chick is really a male college student capitalizing on cute pictures of his girlfriend”
Category: Weblogs .:link:.
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The Guardian takes a very British look at American Fundamentalists
“if the president fails to start a conflagration [in the Middle East], his core voters don’t get to sit at the right hand of God”
Category: Politics .:link:.
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April 21, 2004

Major Media Companies: Who Owns What
All your big media conglomerates, with their assets hanging out.
Category: Media .:link:.
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Atlanta, We’re Number One!
Being ranked the #1 Spring Allergy Capital in the US is nothing to sneeze at!
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April 20, 2004

“Protect Your Banana!”
There’s a phrase I never thought would be open to trademarking...
Category: Business .:link:.
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“A suicide bomb plot to kill thousands of soccer fans at Saturday’s Manchester United-Liverpool match was dramatically foiled yesterday”
“Intelligence chiefs believe al-Qaeda fanatics planned to blow themselves up amid 67,000 unsuspecting supporters”
Category: Al Qaeda .:link:.
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New cars are getting too expensive to fix
Replacing six deployed airbags can cost $15,000
Category: Business .:link:.
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April 19, 2004

“Our Friends” The Saudis Say They Won’t Use Oil to Influence U.S. Election
Do they mean, any more than they have already? Oil is now $10 per barrel above OPEC targets
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UN Under Fire: A Tangled Web, Unraveled, and the question Oil-for-Terror?
“At least $10 billion, evidently, went into the pockets of political operators” ... “Saddam may have fiddled Oil-for-Food contracts not only to pad his own pockets, buy pals, and acquire clandestine arms - but also to fund terrorist groups”
Category: Iraq .:link:.
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Photo Essay: 9 Reasons Not To Drink
...or perhaps to be more selective about your “friends”
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April 17, 2004

Al Qaeda chemical attack thwarted “that could have killed 20,000 people”
“The plot was reportedly hatched by al-Qaeda suspect Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi”
Category: Al Qaeda .:link:.
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Pixel Perfect Digital, a growing collection of free high resolution photos and illustrations
“Sizes vary from a minimum of 1280x960 up to 3072x2048”
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AJC.com s response to complaints about intrusive registration questions: “we don’t feel compelled to apologize”
Of course, you’ll have to register to read their response to your complaint about having to register
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April 16, 2004

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April 15, 2004

“Blogging has led to a student community beyond the borders of the campus, a community that Reed administrators can’t control but can peek at.”
“What leads many to blog is the chance to reveal emotions and thoughts, and perhaps some wisdom, during a time when life is all about transition.”
Category: Weblogs .:link:.
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April 14, 2004

SimpleViewer: a free app to make Flash based photo galleries
Nice interface, but photos still don’t look right to me when rendered in Flash ... slightly jagged compared to a JPG
Category: Software .:link:.
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Zeldman: “The Mac approach is lovely and elegant except when things go wrong”
“On a Mac, there is no button. You eject a disk via the operating system. Which assumes that you have a bootable operating system. Which I didn’t.”
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A Comic Conspiracy?
Is Calvin back, 20 years older?
Category: Media .:link:.
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How Bill Wyman got his bass back
Stolen in 1966, the bass finally makes its way home to the Rolling Stone
Category: Music .:link:.
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Jordan’s Roomplanner: arrange your living room with Flash
This will be used on the home front the next time the wife brings up ‘rearrangement’
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AJC Election Blog: silent for six weeks, but the election isn’t over
How’s that for Journalistic Blog Commitment? It’s dumped from my blogroll.
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Daily Kos calls Colin Powell an Uncle Tom: “Yes suh! Yes suh! Right away suh!”
Ah, now there’s some First Class Preaching To The Choir; offensive to everyone except those already convinced. Very impressive advocacy!
Category: Politics .:link:.
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April 13, 2004

Pakistan’s Dr. Khan claims he saw three North Korean nukes five years ago
“Pakistani officials are not permitting American intelligence agencies to interrogate Dr. Khan directly”
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Photo: Scariest looking cowboy in the Wild West
Wait, that’s no cowboy, that’s Ken Layne!
Category: Weblogs .:link:.
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April 12, 2004

How Costco’s High-Wage Strategy Beats Wal-Mart
Costco earns $2,500 more per employee than Wal-Mart, by treating their people better
Category: Business .:link:.
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Instapundit.com gets a redesign ... using nested tables???
I’m sorry, that’s like redecorating with lead paint
Category: Weblogs .:link:.
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3 different journalists, three different kidnappings, one amazingly similar story
“The same modus operandi. The kidnapping. The initial hostility. The dramatic change of heart. A glimpse into the resistance. A sudden release. The tearful goodbye. The parting soundbite.”
Category: Iraq, Media .:link:.
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Yikes! “Stotts future still uncertain”
This is not the type of headline you like to read, if your last name is Stott ... but this is about the Hawk’s coach, Terry Stotts
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12 Month Charting of Atlanta Gas Prices
Not as bad as the national average, but the ugly trends are clear ... by August could be $2.00
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April 10, 2004

The National Budget Simulation - what would you do?
My results: ‘You have cut the deficit by $175.18 billion. Your new deficit is $181.82 billion.’ Yikes!
Category: Politics .:link:.
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How to revive a Dead Donkey
Hmmm. Check out that left side gradation. Have I revived a trend?
Category: Weblogs .:link:.
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“The only way Gmail could be less accessible is if the entire site were built in Flash.”
Mark Pilgrim reviews the code behind Google’s new mail service
Category: Internet .:link:.
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The Guardian’s David Aaronovitch returns to Baghdad 1 year later
“So, of all the things we have done, the invasion may be bloody appalling, but it is the least bloody appalling thing of all. And the only thing that has offered hope.”
Category: Iraq .:link:.
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April 09, 2004

Al Sadr versus Sistani?
”...now it’s looking more like Sadr is trying to push Sistani out of the center of Shia politics”
Category: Iraq .:link:.
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Is she Cool, Calm Condoleezza, or Condi Lousy?
One session of testimony begets a thousand opinions
Category: Politics .:link:.
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How to Build a $14 Steadycam
”... professional steadycams cost around $1500. Even the cheap 3rd party ones cost $600+”
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April 08, 2004

How to Stop Hotlinking and Bandwidth Theft with .htaccess
” You can stop servers from hotlinking your site’s files by editing the .htaccess file in your site’s root directory”
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The Subservient Chicken
Simply too bizarre for words ... go type the word ‘fart’
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April 06, 2004

The Secret Source of Google’s Power
“Google is a company that has built a single very large, custom computer”
Category: Internet .:link:.
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For future reference: MySQL-Front, version 3.0
“copy a database between two MySQL hosts”
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“The Internet showed the most robust year-over-year gain of any advertising category in 2003, posting a 15.7 percent increase to $6.4 billion”
“He compared today’s climate to 1957, when television viewership was up but advertisers were spending a small percentage of their budgets on the medium”
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April 05, 2004

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3rd Infantry Division prepares for return to Iraq in 2005
“If we had done this type of training before the war, it would have been tremendously helpful”
Category: Iraq .:link:.
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April 04, 2004

Forbes.com: Let’s Have Less Of Lessig
A blistering take from Stephen Manes ... he’s my new hero
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April 03, 2004

The GIMP hits 2.0
The closest thing to “free Photoshop” there is.
Category: Software .:link:.

 



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