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August 31, 2004

Using Instiki as your personal notebook
I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks on WinXP, and it’s great!
Category: Software .:link:.
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European Union claims it won Olympics
When the countries of Europe cast one collective vote at the UN, I’ll recognize their silly medal claims. And start mocking European nationalism.
Category: Sports .:link:.
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Photo: When Nerds Protest The RNC.
Only 5% of viewers may get it, but that’s a darn funny protest sign
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August 30, 2004

Everything you wanted to know about blogging but were afraid to ask
Pretty good advice, especially numbers 20 and 21
Category: Weblogs .:link:.
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August 28, 2004

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A video preview of coming election attractions: “Swift Vets, The Revenge”
“Former Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes on getting Bush into the Texas National Guard”
Category: Politics .:link:.
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August 26, 2004

$500,000 in lenses mounted on $1,000 in Bogen clamps
Scroll through the pictures, and see how the sports shooters prefer Canon to Nikon
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Clientcopia : Stupid Client Quotes
“Never use blue, I hate blue because I hate people with blue rugs”
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August 24, 2004

Google is nuts. Over a million sites returned, and I’m number two?!? [cached screenshot]
I haven’t even endorsed the guy! I’ve been Google-framed!
Category: Internet .:link:.
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Test Your Pet
Is your cat a lefty? Mine is.
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August 21, 2004

Map of Washington DC, 3D pixel-style
Looks like Sim City, but useful
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Photo: Ouch! Now that’s dirty polo
I believe that’s the move known as ‘The Titty Twister’ [cached: Reuters/Laszlo Balog]
Category: Sports .:link:.
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August 20, 2004

Wow. A new piece of magnesium worthy of serious lust: the Canon EOS 20D
2 more megapixels is only one of the many improvements
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Six Apart: “Cute... and Evil!”
My conspiracy theory involves the number *6*, times MT *3* equals Mena Trott is the Anti-Christ. It should have been obvious all along
Category: Weblogs .:link:.
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A rare photo of a Monkey Man
What’s really scary is how much he’s taking after his dad ... at 10 weeks old
Category: Weblogs .:link:.
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August 18, 2004

Pearl family tells politicians, don’t use Daniel Pearl as an electoral pawn
“We would like him to be remembered for what he was in his life”
Category: Politics .:link:.
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August 17, 2004

“It looks like Earthlink has hired performance artists to staff its live online help department”
I wave a dead chicken over my DSL modem every night, in hopes of avoiding Earthstink tech support
Category: Internet .:link:.
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August 16, 2004

“The programs that are listed in this article may experience issues after you upgrade to Windows XP SP2”
Will my software need therapy to resolve these issues? Prescription drugs? Should I ask it how it feels?
Category: Software .:link:.
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Warner Brothers’ tone deaf pitch to MP3 blogs blows up in their face
WB employees left ‘teen-pop fan’ comments from the same IP the MP3 had come from
Category: Music .:link:.
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August 15, 2004

Phil Carter calmly filets Max Boot on the failures of “Phase IV” in Iraq
“as a good soldier, Gen. Franks is not going to come out and say that the White House and Pentagon screwed the pooch on Phase IV - he’s going to imply it in subtle ways”
Category: Iraq .:link:.
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Sometimes advertising requires no words
Note, this is not an official Johnson and Johnson ad. But maybe it ought to be...
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August 14, 2004

Macromedia FlashPaper: The PDF Killer?
Looks like a new way to e-mail invoices, to me.
Category: Software .:link:.
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August 13, 2004

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Opinion Duel: A Joint Presentation of National Review and The New Republic
Current duel: ‘Has the Bush Administration fumbled Homeland security?’
Category: Politics .:link:.
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August 12, 2004

NY Times: “How did Saddam Hussein amass so much money while under international sanctions? The United Nations let him do it.”
“they describe the program as a drifting ship - poorly designed, leaking money and controlled by a Security Council that was paralyzed by its own disputes”
Category: Iraq .:link:.
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The anatomy of a smear campaign
“The idea is to find some piece of personal information that is tawdry enough to raise doubts, repelling a candidate’s natural supporters”
Category: Politics .:link:.
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An American in Tunisia
A wonderful story from Michael Totten about alleged ‘anti-Americanism’ in Arab lands
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August 11, 2004

A Better Image Rotator from A List Apart
More control is a Good Thing
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Confessions of a ‘Booger’: The Agony and Ecstasy of Being a Democrat Convention Weblogger
Abolsutely hilarious and stilletto like take on Matt’s experiences in Boston
Category: Weblogs .:link:.
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August 10, 2004

The PC EZ-Bake Oven
Comes with Dehydrated Caffeinated Meatloaf
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KSL-TV News: $30,000 Missing from Operation Give
The ugly media coverage begins, with more sure to follow
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Izzy’s Revenge
“Olympic mascots Phevos and Athena ... are catching an ungodly amount of abuse around Athens”
Category: Sports .:link:.
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If you’re going to blog at work, don’t do 1500 words before lunch, and don’t post about politics during your government job hours
The guy claims he had no idea it was wrong. Guess he thought lots of bloggers get paid tax dollars post at work
Category: Weblogs .:link:.
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August 09, 2004

U.S. District Court Holds Reporter in Contempt in Plame Leak Case
This should be interesting. Tim Russert is next in line
Category: Media .:link:.
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An Overview of the Weblog Tools Market
Only about 15% of bloggers use a ‘stand-alone’ program like MT, WP, TXP, etc.
Category: Weblogs .:link:.
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August 08, 2004

30 War Articles for the German People
“It would be unfair and destructive of the general welfare to spread rumors that force the government to speak about matters important or even decisive in the war.”
Category: War .:link:.
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August 07, 2004

Interview with Robert Smigel, creator of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, TV Funhouse, and The Ambiguously Gay Duo
“People have their rude awakenings in different ways. Sometimes it takes a rubber puppet, I guess”
Category: TV .:link:.
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August 05, 2004

How not to be an ‘ugly American’ at the Olympics
“The whole idea of Americans beating up on other countries is going to be very interesting in the context of today’s political situation”
Category: Sports .:link:.
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August 03, 2004

Holocaust Museum Calls Crisis in Sudan ‘Genocide Emergency’
A sad variation on the childhood expression, ‘it takes one to know one’

 



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