|Thursday, March 6, 2003|
Sweet Baby Jesus...
Okay, so I just finished watching El Jefe on TV. He admitted the press conference was scripted. At the end of conference, right before the last question, he said, "Okay, Last question, let's see, who's an easy one?"
Can we please, please, please, get a competent president?
And that is the thing that universally separates all of us who earned the label of Geek from those who simply aspire to join the party now that it's no longer a source of shame and social loathing. We paid the price of admission that these esurient latecomers had no desire to pony up for. And when, as inevitably occurs in the whims of culture and society, it is no longer en vogue to be Geek, we will remain as we have always been. Those wastrels who were unable to shoulder the weight of our legacy by contrast will doff the mantle like so much old hat and leave us again with our titles as terms of derision rather than endearment.
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Winter has again returned to Washington, having gone away for the day yesterday. It's 43 now, but it's expected to drop down into the thirties before long, then venture down into the high teens tonight. The grey morasse that was this morning's commute has left me longing for some serious sunshine and some weather where I can slide back the moon roof and enjoy some fresh air.
Declan McCullagh interviewed Judith Krug of the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom. It's worth a read. She's right about filters, they have no place in the library's main rooms. Libraries are about freedom of information, and filtering them removes that. She also had a good point...when was the last time you went to the library? The Arlington Library has a branch near my apartment. Perhaps I shall go this weekend and get my Library Card.
1 GigaSpam. That's what AOL filtered out this weekend. Damn. And me, I just thought they finally realized my penis didn't really NEED enlargement.
Washington Post talks about RSS Feeds. They don't seem to have a deep understanding of the ramifications for large media. Like the fact that Filter should have its own RSS feed. And the fact that you have to feed it base content. Leslie expected it to just Work and magically find news that she wanted to read. As with everything on the internet, it's difficult to parse through all the crap and read what you want to read. As infovores, we parse information very well, but it gets tedious to wade through crap looking for the box score you want to find.
Plastic discusses the merits of covering BCPs under health insurance. I'm not sure it's gender discrimination, unless they pay for vasectomies or condoms for the male workers...but, of course, IANAL.