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October 31, 2004

Historical Budget Data: Revenues, Outlays, Surpluses, Deficits, and Debt Held by the Public, 1962 to 2003
The history of the federal budget deficit and the national debt, over four decades
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“The Apparent Heir”: Ouch. Big hairy Ouch. I think Tom Friedman just bought himself an audit
If you didn’t notice during the debates, comparisons to his father push Dubya’s buttons
Category: Politics .:link:.
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October 29, 2004

Four years ago today: “Bush maintains 7-point lead over Gore”
And you’re still paying attention to the polls?
Category: Politics .:link:.
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The ones that didn’t quite make it
Jon’s self-rejected site designs are better than 98% of the designs you see on the web
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October 28, 2004

The New York Times discovers Cat Blogging
It’s been bringing partisan warriors together for a long time
Category: Weblogs .:link:.
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“Did the US really let bin Laden get away?”
It’s stunning to see the spin and revisionism ... but the evidence is pretty clear
Category: Al Qaeda .:link:.
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October 26, 2004

Blogger’s Head Explodes
“His browser history documents that he went from Drudge to Real Clear Politics to Talking Points Memo to Instapundit to Fox News to the New York Times to MSNBC to Kos to Roger Simon to Little Green Footballs to The Corner to Atrios to Google News to Allah to Belmont Club to Wonkette and finally, and probably fatally, to Andrew Sullivan”
Category: Weblogs .:link:.
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October 25, 2004

For President: None of the Above
“The Detroit News will not lend its endorsement to a candidate who has made too many mistakes, nor to one who offers a governing philosophy that we reject”
Category: Politics .:link:.
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October 23, 2004

Election Night Cheat Sheet
“We will probably know who the next President is sometime before 11PM - or not until December”
Category: Politics .:link:.
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Al Qaeda Plot To Attack Around Elections? Nevermind, “No Direct Evidence”
‘one senior FBI counterterrorism official ... spoke on the condition of anonymity because authorities have been instructed not to talk publicly about the issue before the elections’
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Tora Bora: What Really Happened?
‘If Fox, CNN and NBC could arrange for their crews to cover Tora Bora it is puzzling that the US military could not put more boots on the ground to find the man who was the intellectual author of the 9/11 attacks’
Category: War .:link:.
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October 22, 2004

Triumph the Insult Comedy Dog takes poops on Spin Alley
This is as good as Jon Stewart on Crossfire. 15MB, but gut bustingly funny.
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October 21, 2004

The Iran Problem Awaiting Bush or Kerry
“Resolving Iraq may be easy compared with the challenge of its neighbor’s nuclear program”
Category: Politics .:link:.
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Compare and Contrast: The Carlsons. (Tucker from CNN, and Arthur from WKRP)
I used to work for a guy just like Arthur ... and liked him. I’d cross the street to avoid Tucker.
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The Tampa Tribune refuses to endorse either candidate for President for the 2nd time in 52 years
Sounding a bit like me, they expend 3,000 words to say ‘It is an achingly difficult decision to not endorse a candidate in the presidential contest, and we do not reach this decision lightly’
Category: Politics .:link:.
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If Architects Had To Work Like Web Designers
“PS: My wife has just told me that she disagrees with many of the instructions I’ve given you in this letter. As architect, it is your responsibility to resolve these differences”
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October 20, 2004

The Mystery Pollster
“Demystifying the Science and Art of Political Polling”
Category: Politics .:link:.
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October 19, 2004

How to make your own photo mosaics
With a cool little piece of free software
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TextDrive Forum / How many forum members does it take to screw in a light bulb?
2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is ‘lamp’
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October 18, 2004

“The Coke label stimulated a huge increase in activity in parts of the brain associated with cultural knowledge, memory and self-image”
“flavour seems to be the last thing that consumers rely on in their preference for Pepsi or Coca-Cola”
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October 17, 2004

The Army eats its seed corn
Deploying the OPFOR regiment to Iraq is a sign of just how stretched our forces are
Category: Iraq .:link:.
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October 16, 2004

CSS Negotiation and a Sanity Saving Shortcut
The first tip is a real headache saver
Category: CSS .:link:.
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An American scapegoat in London
‘I rejoice every time I hear of another American soldier dying!’
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October 15, 2004

Before you complain about the lack of a free update from your blogware developer, read about his day...
If it’s not the phone, it’s the keyboard. If it’s not the keyboard, it’s the dogs. If it’s not the dogs, it’s the PHP5 bug that looks like a DDOS attack
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Iran cracks down on blog protests, arrests 6
They are charged with ‘acting against national security, disturbing the public mind and insulting sanctities’
Category: Weblogs .:link:.
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ABC News successfully shipped 15 pounds of depleted uranium into the country two years in a row
The containers were shipped through several supposedly state-of-the-art checkpoints ... and were missed
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October 10, 2004

“I finally got the tomato soup off of the ceiling.”
If you can’t tell stories on your wife, what’s the point in having a blog?
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October 09, 2004

When I’m 64
I really miss this man
Category: Music .:link:.
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Presidential candidates from Libertarian and Green Parties arrested outside debate
I guess you get press however you can, outside the two Big Tents
Category: Politics .:link:.
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NeedSumWood.com
I shouldn’t laugh. But I nearly died. Even the banner ad is funny. How’d they do it overnight?
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October 08, 2004

Another Jib-Jab Joint: Good To Be In D.C.
Pretty big download, but has some funny moments
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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Moon Lightning
A wicked time exposure of the sky over the Gulf of Mexico
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October 06, 2004

37signals: An Introduction to Using Patterns in Web Design
Designers who come from a print background especially need to read this
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October 05, 2004

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October 03, 2004

It’s not the Economy, it’s the Podium, stupid.
“it makes Bush look like a little kid at the dinner table, wimpy, submissive”
Category: Politics .:link:.
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Summit Talk: “What Other Countries, Senator?”
Puts numbers and facts on the ‘international support’ Kerry won’t be getting, and why
Category: Iraq .:link:.
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moc.eduDotohP
For those viewing the web via a mirror
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Thomas Friedman is back, and stating the ugly truth
“I don’t know what is salvageable there anymore”
Category: Iraq .:link:.
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October 02, 2004

Why’s (Poignant) Guide to Ruby
Learning programming doesn’t have to be stuffy, boring, or sleep-inducing. So I hear.
Category: Software .:link:.
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October 01, 2004

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The best qualified guys for senior positions at the CIA are four House Republican aides? Later: One shoplifted at Langley
A personnel tipping point in the war between the CIA and the White House?
Category: Politics .:link:.

 



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