Archives: February 2008

links for 2008-03-01

National Grammar Day: Brought to you by the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar Vote for the worst grammar. No, I’m not one of the poll items. (tags: Grammar english funny) Feminism 101: “Calling Out Fellow Progressives for Sexism Prevents Unity on the Left” The second installment of Melissa McEwan’s excellent series on basic

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2008/02 Winter Mix

1 If You Want Me / Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova / Once (Original Soundtrack) 2 Falling Slowly / Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova / Once (Original Soundtrack) 3 Gay Messiah / Rufus Wainwright / True Colors (Soundtrack to the Logo Documentary) 4 City of Immigrants (feat. Forro In the Dark) / Steve Earle /

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Happy Leap Day 2008

We can take some comfort in the fact that we’ve made SOME progress on the sexism front in the last 100 years. Not that much, since the only female Presidential candidate we’ve ever had has men telling her to iron their shirts, but at least women can ask ask men out on dates more than

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links for 2008-02-29

garfield minus garfield When you remove the cat from the cartoon, Jon’s behavior becomes a study of mental illness. (tags: funny cartoons)

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links for 2008-02-28

Afghan Women’s lives worse than ever “Grinding poverty and the escalating war is driving an increasing number of Afghan families to sell their daughters into forced marriages.” – “W for women” indeed. (tags: misogyny women violence buhs) GOP Halts Effort to Retrieve White House E-Mails – washingtonpost.com Of course. You wouldn’t want them to get

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links for 2008-02-27

Smart ForTwo Is a Blue-State City Car, Right? Guess Again | Autopia from Wired.com (tags: smartcar) The gay marriage slump | Salon Life (tags: marriage equality lgbt rights)

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I has a package

The post office gave me a notice to come pick something up from them. I believe it would be my wedding dress. Yay! Wow, I’ve had a distinct lack of blogging here. That’s not for want of things to write, just time. I think I have three books I need to note on my “have

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links for 2008-02-25

GOOD READ GAMES + It Was A Dark & Stormy Night Definitely want this, but can’t bring myself to spend the $50 right now. Cool board game for literature geeks (tags: games gamesBoard)

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links for 2008-02-20

24 ways – web design and development articles and tutorials for advent (tags: article webdesign) Brain Gelatin Mold Zombie bait. And troll around the whole anatomical site; great stuff. I wanted to steal my cardiologist’s heart model, but was too afraid to get caught. Now you can buy one. (tags: fun food) Vintageroadside ephemera –

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links for 2008-02-19

Toshiba to give up on HD DVD, end format war: source | Technology | Reuters Yay! Now I put a blu-ray on our wish list. (tags: video electronics) Brennan Center for Justice | Fixing Democracy News analysts and political thinkers are asked what things they would do to fix the political process. interesting how many

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So much to blog, so little time

I actually have things to write about lately, but haven’t geared up to do it. Lets see, where were we when we last tuned in? Oh, yeah, I was probably playing Packrat. Well, the gloss has come off that Facebook game somewhat, as I got collected most of the cards I could get a hold

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links for 2008-02-18

Modwalls makes glass mosaic designs and pebble tile to please Some ideas for our bathroom. (tags: architecture bathroom interiorDesign)

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links for 2008-02-17

X-Tra Rant Exclusive: Mayor Ballard Finds over $79 Million in budget excess to cut Replacing the IMPD with cyborgs?! No wonder Indianapolis is ‘over budget’! Thank Maude we have the accidental mayor to save us. Although I think that One Ring quest really would be worth it. (tags: Indianapolis politics funny) The Accidental Mayor: People

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Funny One-liners

Funny one-liners, short jokes and sayings that that would look great on a t-shirt or bumpersticker.

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Electoral Compass 2008

I’ve taken Political Compass quizzes on back in 2003 and again in 2006 here on this site. This new Electoral Compass is a different take – it’s written in flash, for one thing, and it places you on the compass with current electoral candidates. Here’s my score on the current one: Compared to previously in

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links for 2008-02-14

Drop.io: Simple Private Exchange Drop.io enables you to create simple private exchange points called “drops.” (tags: freeware mp3 resource tools privacy filesharing) Symptoms: Metabolic Syndrome Is Tied to Diet Soda – New York Times I’ve known this for awhile, and I’ve tried to cut soda out of my diet, but it’s rather hard when everyone

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Back end problems

Boy, do I have have them. No, I’m not talking about my butt here. (and you shouldn’t be, either!) I’m having some frustrating problems with Movable Type that my site hosts can’t seem to solve, and Movable Type doesn’t have answers for either, despite me spending about 10 hours with both trying to figure it

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links for 2008-02-12

ActBlue — Start Fighting Now ActBlue has a widget you can put on your site to start fundraising for the Democratic presidential candidate, whomever they might be. (tags: politics election 2008 fundraising)

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links for 2008-02-08

FontBook Reviews | FontShop News | February 2008 This is awesome – they quited Kohi Vinh, Jim Coudal – and ME.They even linked to my website. (tags: fonts typography design egosurfing) chriskoester.net – Indianapolis Recycling Map Very nice map, Chris. (tags: green Indianapolis local)

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HB 1197 – Data Breach Bill

A message from local blogger Chris Soghoian on legislation in the Indiana statehouse: 11 Indiana State Senators will be voting on an important data breach bill next Tuesday (the 12th). This bill (which I helped to draft with my local state representative) will shed a significant spotlight on companies who lose or misplace sensitive consumer

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links for 2008-02-07

FBI wants palm prints, eye scans, tattoo mapping – CNN.com Note this is not for criminals – they want this for EVERYONE. Guess what FBI? Fuck you. (tags: datamining privacy surveillance policestate) Officials plan streetcar comeback Fun. This is interesting (tags: Indianapolis local traffic travel)

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Dear VW: This is not a fucking microbus

How many times to I need to repeat it, before you dudes figure it out? I want a hybrid fucking Microbus. This new van (Routan? WTF) is ugly as hell. Nevertheless, it’s actually in production and will be coming out, although it’s butt ugly. Build a damn BUS. A hybrid friggin’ BUS. Build THIS: As

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Election 2008 and Hillary Clinton

A while back I posted about my belief that the media was illustrating a sexist bias against Hillary Clinton in their coverage of election 2008. Erinposte actually collects and documents numerous examples of it here in s fascinating catalog of anti-female hate. And pop matters has a great list of helpful hints for Hillary, compiled

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links for 2008-02-05

Jean Shepherd – A Salute to Jean Shepherd (tags: cool radio) Court: Gay marriage in Canada should be recognized in New York — Newsday.com Sweet. (tags: lgbt equality marriage rights) jwz – Happy Groundhog Day! JWZ estimates that Bill Murray was stuck on Groundhog Day for at least 4 years. (tags: movies analysis fun) Is

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Election 2008

Two things I discovered via bilerico.com… This stirring music video of Obama’s post New Hampshire primary speech. I’m still not sure whether I’m voting for him or for Hillary, but either way, I’m going to be getting a more intelligent candidate than the utter imbecile in office now, so I’m happy either way. On the

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Pack Rat

my utter lack of blogging lately has been entirely due to playing a Facebook game called pack rat. It’s a card trading game and is completely addicting. I’ve completely neglected numerous obligations to friends and household maintenance due to this game. In other news, my eye doctor says my eyes are healing exactly as expected.

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links for 2008-02-02

Microsoft offers $44.6 Billion for Yahoo – Engadget That blows, because all my photos are on Flickr. I have no strategy for getting them out and into another gallery program. crap. (tags: business internet)

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