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Boing Boing: FBI returns to “Fake Boarding Pass” guy’s home, seizes computers

You know that saying about "First they came for the X, and I was silent? " Well, crap, this is the part where they start coming for the bloggers who develop Web services. Note to fans of democracy: When a country starts using its own federal police to silence critics, it's already past the point where you start worrying.

posted at 2:14 pm
on Oct. 30, 2006


Now for sale: Beer Goggles!

It's the cooch, without the hooch!

posted at 11:05 am
on Oct. 27, 2006


Overheard in New York | Ok, That’s My New Worst Fear Too

Girl #1: My worst fear is falling on a picket fence or getting eaten by a shark. Girl #2: Oh yeah, well my worst fear is someone pushing me forward onto a blackboard and having my teeth scrape down the front. That would be awful.

posted at 2:23 pm
on Oct. 26, 2006


How to Be a Grow a Community Site

Thanks, Richard

posted at 2:21 pm
on Oct. 26, 2006


Mo-vember: Grow a moustache in ‘06

Sadly, for me this would have to be a biennial event. Though I did recently grow a single 1.5 inch long nose hair. Thanks, Kris

posted at 2:16 pm
on Oct. 26, 2006


Has Yahoo’s Blog Search tool disappeared?

Maybe I missed something, but didn't you used to be able to search blogs as well as news?

posted at 2:42 pm
on Oct. 25, 2006


This dog was addicted to hallucenogenic toads—listen to the audio version

Found on Boing Boing.

posted at 10:25 am
on Oct. 25, 2006


Dilbert’s creator, Scott Adams, cured his own mental disorder today

Not a joke. Really.

posted at 6:17 pm
on Oct. 24, 2006

Permalink just relaunched

I like it.

posted at 1:44 pm
on Oct. 24, 2006


See me extremely briefly in this French TV story about Flickr

There's also Rachael in it. Cause she's, like, organizing the event. Here's the direct link

posted at 12:21 pm
on Oct. 24, 2006


Citizen Journalism Survey - take it if you contribute to citizen journalism

It's for a client of mine.

posted at 11:59 am
on Oct. 23, 2006


You can win a free steven king book

I entered!

posted at 1:16 am
on Oct. 22, 2006


A fairly funny joke: Pet Sex Frog

Hey, it made me laugh.

posted at 1:21 am
on Oct. 21, 2006


Human Space Invaders - Videos

Next time someone says high school kids are too busy these days, I have proof otherwise.

posted at 11:21 am
on Oct. 20, 2006


Kevin Tillman, a U.S. Army Ranger, writes a cutting letter to the nation

In a democracy, the policy of the leaders is the policy of the people. So don’t be shocked when our grandkids bury much of this generation as traitors to the nation, to the world and to humanity.

posted at 11:11 am
on Oct. 20, 2006


Travis Smith is mentioned in the Georgia Straight

But it ain't me. It's a 24-year-old heavy metal drummer.

posted at 11:44 pm
on Oct. 19, 2006


Lurkers vs. Contributors: The 90-9-1 rule of online communities

My blog follows this curve -- there are about that ratio of RSS readers to commenters, and there are only two people who regularly comment (Hi, Mom!)

posted at 2:09 pm
on Oct. 18, 2006


Bob Arno of Las Vegas makes a living studying pickpockets

I've never been pickpocketed. Have you?

posted at 1:01 pm
on Oct. 18, 2006


Drupal Training November 2006 by Raincity Studios

$800 USD, but that's for 4 days. Still, is it worth it?

posted at 3:22 pm
on Oct. 17, 2006


The Small Print Project

The purpose of this project is to document experiences — both good and bad — presented by the millions of EULAs (End User Licensing Agreements) as they are both designed and encountered, knowingly or otherwise. So far, it's just getting started.

posted at 2:58 pm
on Oct. 17, 2006


Work Industries ruffles some feathers at Aquent


posted at 11:03 am
on Oct. 17, 2006


Has your Flickr Photo Been Ripped Off for Commercial Use? Join This Group

Larry Lessig took notice of this one, and it got resolved.

posted at 10:47 pm
on Oct. 10, 2006


Nikon Gives Out D80s to Flickr Photogs: Wow, Nice

Why was I not informed? I use Flickr! See the photos.

posted at 6:04 pm
on Oct. 6, 2006


Bush Asserts Constitutional Right To Hire Incompetent People At FEMA

Another of Bush's 800 signing statements. Tip from Truthdig

posted at 5:58 pm
on Oct. 6, 2006


Google’s in talks to buy YouTube for 1.6 billion

Really? I call B.S. totally plausible and probably going to happen.

posted at 5:21 pm
on Oct. 6, 2006



I think they ought to correct themselves, on air. It's the right thing to do. Run a correction, Fox!

posted at 9:09 pm
on Oct. 4, 2006


Newspapers grapple with an unbundled world, by Jonathan Weber

A good think piece about the real problem facing newspapers.

posted at 4:20 pm
on Oct. 4, 2006


iFOCOS, the Institute for the Connected Society

It's run by Andrew Nachison, a great smart (smart great?) fellow.

posted at 10:45 am
on Oct. 4, 2006


Wondermark: A new comic strip I like a lot

'I know, I read your blog' -- ha hah!

posted at 1:18 am
on Oct. 4, 2006


New York Times Reporter Survives a Mid-Air Collision in a 13-Passenger Jet

The 155 people in the Boeing 737 that hit his jet, died.

posted at 11:01 am
on Oct. 3, 2006


Woman becomes instant salmon geek; read all about it

Yay, Monique, way to Think Salmon!

posted at 2:17 pm
on Oct. 2, 2006



“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

...who said it?

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