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Posts from — July 2004

Sat, 31 Jul 2004 07:13:04 GMT

Why the US granted 'protected' status to Iranian terrorists. Did the Pentagon, in effect, create a category of 'good terrorists'? [Christian Science Monitor | Top Stories] [A blog doesn't need a clever name]


freedom fighters, good terrorists, etc. etc. all the words mean people that kill someone to change something.

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Fri, 30 Jul 2004 22:32:33 GMT

well…. tonight was the end of oii, so i'm in my room getting ready for bed.

i ditched drinking and loudness, just not my vogue i guess.

but i walked home with Lam, who told me that beyond my 'most likely to take over microsoft' award, i was also to get something like the 'human google' award, which i find makes me quite cheeky. nothing new there though.

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Fri, 30 Jul 2004 13:31:34 GMT

Staying fresh. In Software Rot, Scott Rosenberg considers the matter of software life expectancy. An excerpt:

In truth, while well-written software can often lead an extraordinarily long and fruitful life (I am storing the fruits of two years of book research in a 2 megabyte Ecco Pro file, in outlines composed in a program that has not been upgraded or modified since around 1997), most software today begins to rot from the moment of first use.

And the most notorious piece of decay-prone software is the one Microsoft's billions are founded on. Windows begins to accumulate barnacles of cruft in the registry the moment you first crank it up and try to use it to do anything.

[Doc Searls' IT Garage - News, ideas and real world stories about how IT folks solve their own problems]


well here we go…..

July 30, 2004   No Comments


Journal of Dracula Studies…. I was just appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Dracula Studies. Life is sweet. I wonder if this will get me booted off the IEEE journal I'm also involved with. hee hee hee [Team Polysynchronous - Just Differently Intelligent - - Just Differently Intelligent -]


the journal of informational draculania….. no, wait. that's not it….

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Fri, 30 Jul 2004 13:15:02 GMT

1 Million Free & Legal Music Tracks!

(I forget who pointed me at this.)

[A blog doesn't need a clever name]


mmmm free music goodness

July 30, 2004   No Comments

spread the meme

should as well….

July 29, 2004   No Comments

Thu, 29 Jul 2004 18:36:47 GMT

well, tonight, nearly everyone decided to go play tennis, so i decided, as is par for my course to be different, so i wandered and bought some shirts and such, then i wandered and went to the bear to look at the ties and have an old speckled hen, then i decided that it was seafood night, i know today is thursday and seafood night is friday night, but since i missed last weeks and i just noted fishers yesterday, i decided to jaunt, so i went there, i had grilled sardines, very good with a grilled lemon quarter, then i had a nice glass of wine and dinner which was their steamed platter, slightly messy, slightly smelly, but all good, mussels, cockels, clams, langosta, and things that i could not identify, but had no problem eating. very good overall, i was tempted by desert, which was fresh strawberries in jersey cream, but there was no way to eat more there, i was full, and they had not the little container for takeout, so i wandered off. such is life. nonetheless fishers is fine seafood for what i had. though inarguably, they slightly oversteamed the langosta, and should have had a size larger clams, but other than that, the mussels and cockels were keen.

July 29, 2004   No Comments

forgotten fascist coup

are we up for another one?

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Thu, 29 Jul 2004 08:42:25 GMT

Freely downloadable Free Culture going into third printing [Joi Ito's Web]


interesting that it is going so far into this printing and still be electronically available.

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Wed, 28 Jul 2004 09:06:11 GMT

Down with Boring E-Learning!: Interview with e-learning guru Dr. Michael W. Allen РRyann Ellis, Learning Circuits Editor. In his book, Michael Allen䴜s Guide to e-Learning: Building Interactive, Fun, and Effective Learning Programs for Any Company, Allen speaks out about his frustrations with today䴜s e-learning and brings fundamental issues to light. He also shares specific, [Online Learning Update]


Interesting bit of exposition…..

July 28, 2004   No Comments