Monthly Archive for February, 2004

Garage Sale

Pres­ley and I are hav­ing an online Garage Sale. We’ve dropped post­ings on Craigslist, and we’re going to tell every­one we know, “come buy our unwant­ed stuff”.

I’ve got a Pow­er­mac G4, 25” TV, DVD Play­er, and oth­er good­ies for sale. If you’re in the Boston/Cambridge/Eastern New Eng­land region, take a look!

Email ques­tions to And, please feel free to make us an offer.


I fixed a lit­tle bug in my com­ment tem­plate, which was launch­ing new win­dows when you hit post.

I got tired of secret­ly wait­ing for MT 3.0 to come out, that I decid­ed to have a look, and fix it.

Intern-gate, Non-existent

So, the gen­er­al con­sen­sus around seems to be that the Kerry/Intern sto­ry report­ed by Drudge (and point­ed out below), seems to not hold water.

  • Won­kette says that the woman in ques­tion is return­ing to the States soon
  • dKos thinks the fact that main­stream media has­n’t picked up the sto­ry, is a good sign
  • Even cranky Slate had a humor­ous reac­tion today
  • Salon takes Drudge to task
  • And the Philadel­phia Dai­ly News is cau­tion­ing about rumors

In fact, the British press not with­stand­ing, I’m hap­py to see Big Media using some restraint on this issue. If only I could keep from freak­ing out on my weblog.

Intern-gate, Revisited

Matt Drudge is report­ing the following:


In an off-the-record con­ver­sa­tion with a dozen reporters ear­li­er this week, Gen­er­al Wes­ley Clark plain­ly stat­ed: ‘Ker­ry will implode over an intern issue’…

Ker­ry com­mo­tion is why Howard Dean has turned increas­ing­ly aggres­sive against Ker­ry in recent days, and is the key rea­son why Dean reversed his deci­sion not to drop out of the race after Wis­con­sin, top cam­paign sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT.…

A seri­ous inves­ti­ga­tion of the woman and the nature of her rela­tion­ship with Sen. John Ker­ry has been under­way at TIME mag­a­zine, ABC NEWS, the WASHINGTON POST and the ASSOCIATED PRESS, where the woman in ques­tion once worked…

It’s time for Howard Dean to grow up and run a real cam­paign. We need some­one to res­cue this party.

Underground Man

After read­ing Dunstan’s humor­ous post on British rail, and the sil­ly respons­es he received from Amer­i­cans and Ger­mans, I was remind­ed of an excel­lent arti­cle by William Finnegan in the New York­er last week, Under­ground Man: Can the for­mer C.I.A. agent who saved New York’s sub­way get the Tube back on track?

After scour­ing the New York­er web site and Google with­out luck, I decid­ed it was worth scan­ning and post­ing the arti­cle. Sor­ry they’re jpgs… I prob­a­bly won’t leave it up very long (file size/bandwidth), unless some­one can sug­gest a way to extract the text of the article.

I’m your pub­lic library.

UPDATE 9/12/2005: I changed my direc­to­ry secu­ri­ty a while back, so these arti­cles have not been linked. Here ya go:

The Victory Card

The very first card that helps you support your Democratic ideals...While I’m still absorb­ing tonight’s Ker­ry vic­to­ries in Vir­ginia and Ten­nessee, I would like to share with my read­ers one of the more amus­ing pieces of direct mail that I’ve seen– The Vic­to­ry Card Mas­ter­Card from the Mass­a­chu­setts Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty. Now, I love my par­ty, and I’ve cer­tain­ly giv­en a good chunk of my time, mon­ey and (lim­it­ed) tal­ents over the years… but this piece of mar­ket­ing mate­r­i­al is real­ly silly.

I know I’m cyn­i­cal and all, but this mul­ti-cul­ti pic­ture of bi-racial babies being hugged by an Amer­i­can flag, is just plain fun­ny. The under­ly­ing mes­sage is right and com­mend­able, but do we need to use babies? …to sell a cred­it card?

Ahh, but each pur­chase puts a per­cent­age into the Com­mon­wealth Dems’ cof­fers… Some­how, I think I’d rather write anoth­er check.

Firefox 0.8

Get FirefoxJon Hicks post­ed today about the re-brand­ing of the Mozil­la Fire­bird brows­er. Though I don’t love the new name, Fire­fox, obvi­ous­ly lawyers have been involved.

But, the new logo is what real­ly caught my eye… It’s tru­ly an inspir­ing leap. And the pin­stripe theme for OS X is beau­ti­ful as well. I’m still a Safari fan, but it’s good to see anoth­er alternative.

More proof that Google is broken

Google has decid­ed that this site is the #1 result for super bowl jack­son uncen­sored pic.

Why? I haven’t post­ed a bit about the Super­bowl fias­co (oops, now I did).

There prob­a­bly was a link on my aggre­gat­ed News Page for a few hours… but, Google isn’t link­ing to that page, but rather the ref­er­er page!

Thanks to weblogs, Google is near­ly useless.

Anniversary with the Sabres

romantic night

A romantic night wouldn’t be complete without Canadian beer

On Jan­u­ary 23, Pres­ley and I marked our 7th anniver­sary, and I couldn’t think of a bet­ter way to spend it than at the Sabres-Bru­ins hock­ey game. Am I right?

Just so you don’t think I’m weird, our first “date” was a Sabres game (in Buf­fa­lo) in Decem­ber of 1996. So, it was a nice reminder for us, and it was cool. Thanks to Craigslist, we got first-row, on-the-glass seats. Amazing.

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