Friday, March 31, 2006

Under New Media Policy, NASA Scientists Will Discuss . . . Science

NASA's new policy addresses censorship concerns nearly two months after the resignation of a 24-year-old NASA public affairs staff member, George Deutsch, who told space agency writers to refer to the Big Bang as a "theory" because NASA should not discount "intelligent design by a creator."

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MySpace deletes 200,000 "objectionable" pages. So what?

MySpace is making a very big deal about deleting 200,000 so-called "objectionble" pages. It seems like a big deal, until you look a little closer.
This is a very smart public relations and business move by MySpace, but that's all it is. This move isn't made to protect The Children(tm) as much as it is designed to appease advertisers and parents, and stall the inevitable election-year congressional investigation. A lot of parents will hear this story, decide that MySpace is now completely safe for their teenagers, and continue to remain uninvolved in their kids' Internet activities. MySpace's advertisers will be happy because they now have plausible deniability when accused of being associated with content many parents find objectionable. Bravo, MySpace! Way to keep your market value safe and secure.
SuicideGirls > News > Geek > MySpace Deletes 200,000 "Objectionable" Pages, but Will it Make a Difference?

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Phishers Using Fake BBC Stories to Exploit IE Hole

Websense reports that cyber criminals are sending e-mails with links to fake BBC news stories to exploit a recently discovered flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

If users click on the link, they are taken to a fake website that installs a trojan which monitors online financial activity.

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Thursday, March 30, 2006

i'm about to collapse into a singularity

It's a little weird for me to be making the news that I'm editing, but when you're as up to your +3 Helmet of Monty Python Quoting in geek as I am, sooner or later, it was bound to happen. Thank you for your indulgence. Your case of Bawls is in the mail.

SuicideGirls News Geek Your Humble Geek Editor Talks to the Global Gaming League

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seth on waiting in line

I'm like Seth Godin super fanboy number one or something. Everything he says makes sense, and he says stuff publicly (that I've been saying privately for years) about taking care of your customers, viral (or permission-based) marketing, and just treating consumers like they matter.

In an age where we keep finding ourselve up against monolithic multi-national who could give a flying fuck about our business as they destroy smaller companies who actually do care, Seth's ideas and advice are perfect for smaller companies: treat your customers with respect, understand that the cost of switching anything is so low now you have to seriously earn your customer's time and attention, and find unique (and possibly risky) ways to handle them once they're in the door.

Earlier this week, Seth wrote about all the lines he saw at the airport in Las Vegas, and all the people who were waiting in them:

The airport in Las Vegas is at maximum capacity. It's jammed. There is a line for everything, even the men's room.

What amazed me, though, was the line ten or twelve deep at the food concessions. People were waiting ten minutes or longer to buy a bottle of water for $2.59 or a yogurt for a few dollars.

All day, every day. A line.

On the way home from the airport I called an organization that sells $500 training programs to businesses. Even though I was trying to reach someone that worked there, I was calling in on the orders line (the only number I had). I waited 15 minutes to talk to a real person.

Think about that.

In both cases, this is the last step of a very expensive chain. It's expensive to rent that space in the airport. Expensive to outfit it. Expensive to bring in all the supplies. It's expensive to build a training business, expensive to have the outbound marketing, the brochures, the events worth talking about.

The last step, though, that's cheap. The last step, the step where someone actually takes your money--it's not just cheap, it's nothing but incremental profit.

So what should companies do about waiting in line? Here's Seth's conclusion: Seth's Blog: Waiting in line

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Two from Hugh

Hugh Macleod is some sort of deadly marketing genius savant. He also has a blog mostly filled with drawings he does on the backs of business cards.

He's had two this week that totally fucking killed me. I'm not stealing the images, so click through and enjoy.

gapingvoid: before you get too excited
gapingvoid: the jaws of mediocrity

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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Thank you, George Bush

Americans have finally realized that the modern Republican movement, lead by George Bush, Tom Delay, Bill Frist, Karl Rove, and Dick Cheney is a complete and abject failure:
In a (perhaps) historic shift, more Americans now consider themselves Democrats than Republicans, the Gallup organization revealed today.

Republicans had gained the upper hand in recent years, but 33% of Americans, in the latest Gallup poll, now call themselves Democrats, with those favoring the GOP one point behind. But Gallup says this widens a bit more "once the leanings of Independents are taken into account."

Independents now make up 34% of the population. When asked if they lean in a certain direction, their answers pushed the Democrat numbers to 49% with Republicans at 42%. One year ago, the parties were dead even at 46% each.
Congressional Democrats are going to have to get pretty creative to fuck this one up. I'm sure they won't disappoint.

Gallup: In Shift, More Americans Now Call Themselves Democrats

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What's a Geek?

Because I wrote a book with "geek" in the title, people ask me all the time, "What is a geek? What is a nerd?" I'd like to be some sort of expert on the subject, really, but I've always had a hard time coming up with an answer; I've always felt the you either grok it, or you don't.

WWdN:iX reader Kim pointed me to the following definition from the über-hawesome encyclopaedia dramatica:
Geeks are nerds that almost get along and function non-awkwardly in real life. Geeks can't help but associate with nerds because of common interests but often appear embarassed by the behavior of their nerd counterpart. The truth is that they are ashamed of their own nerdiness and try to hide it from their real-life friends. In short, geeks are nerds who have a semi-social life.
It's imperfect, but I grok what the author is going for: geeks are essentially nerds with social skills, so they hide their geekiness well. The problem with that, for me, anyway, is that I'm not ashamed of my geekiness at all. In fact, I wear it proudly and geek out whenever I get the chance. OHMIGOD! Does that mean I'm actually a nerd who thought he was a geek?! Wait. Maybe not. Maybe that makes me some sort of Alpha-geek. That could be kind of cool.

Oh! Could I be the dreaded übergeek? Only the Grue who eats me will know for sure.

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lights going out and a kick in the balls

"You have to entertain yourself, goddammit! So what if the audience doesn't get on board? You think the audience knows from funny? The audience doesn't know from funny! You have to show them what's funny, and when you entertain yourself, you'll be funny. I know from funny, and you are funny, so show me some fucking funny!"

-My first sketch comedy writing teacher, Cynthia.

It was MST3K and the British Whose Line is it Anyway? that lit the comedy fire under me when I was ninteen. I don't remember how I ended up in Cynthia's class when I was in my early twenties, or why I thought I could be as funny as those guys on TV, but one of the wonderful things about being in your early twenties is not knowing why you shouldn't try to be a funny guy or a rock star or start up a company. With no kids or mortgage, you're not going to fall too hard if you stumble and fall, unless you are spectacularly stupid, in which case stumbling and falling is just Darwin making you his bitch.

Cynthia was one of the toughest teachers I've ever had, sort of like the drill sergeant in Full Metal Jacket, but I learned a lot from her, and if I ever get an award for being funny, she's one of the first people I'll thank.

Cynthia's advice to entertain myself extended well past comedy, and is something I heed whenever I write: "Why aren't you entertaining yourself?! If you're not going to entertain yourself, how can you expect the audience to be entertained?! Get off my fuckin' stage!"

I have written my best work just by hearing Cynthia's voice in my head and doing what she says, but from time to time, though, I start entertaining myself, and chase a red balloon a little too far away from the main point. Example: today, I wrote a news story about finding where your XBox was put together by running its serial number through a program.

It wasn't a particularly good story (yeah, you can find out where your Xbox came from. Big Deal.) so I asked myself, "Hey, where did my Xbox come from?"

I . . . found out that it came from a tiny little village in Chile, where it longed to play accordion in a J.Geils cover band, before its parents joined a cult and fled the country to Indonesia where they were mass-married under a full moon in 1992.

Following a little-publicized coup in 1998 that saw the cult's charismatic leader vanish with all the cult's assets, my Xbox's parents paid a smuggler 27000 bhat to put it on a container ship for America, where they hoped it would have a better life.

That's just the start of the story of my Xbox's imagined life (that easily could have gone on for another fifteen hundred words) but it's got little to do with the actual news. I left it up anyway.

A wonderful part of being 33 and writing in this medium, though, is chasing the Red Balloon a little too far down the street, falling into the gutter and scraping your knees, but dodging Darwin just before you feel his icy hand upon you.

Thanks, Cynthia.

Your Xbox Birth Certificate

This seems really cool. Now you can find out exactly which sweatshop your Xbox was built in!

Built entirely in flash, this application gives you information about your xbox based on your serial number. Where it was made, when it was made, and most importantly for people looking for mod chips, what version your xbox is.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

How Scotty Schwartz went from Flick to Porn

Scott Schwartz is best known for playing Flick in A Christmas Story, and was the lead kid in The Toy.

In 1996, Scott (who was a childhood friend of mine from auditions) did a porn film called "Scotty's X-Rated Adventure." In this interview, he talks about how he went from sticking is tongue on the flagpole to sti-- well, being in porn.

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rapture riders

I should be in bed, but I have a touch of the goddamn insomnia, and here I am on the couch watching VH1 Classics while I try to figure out why I can't get the goddamn live bookmarks to work in Firefox on my Mac, when it works fine on the same build in Linux.

Anyway, they just played a truly hawesome mashup of Blondie and The Doors called Rapture Riders, which you can watch at You Tube. So far, I haven't been all that impressed with most of the Mashups I've heard, but this one is pretty cool, and the visuals are blended together quite nicely.

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Monday, March 27, 2006

Online Neighborhood Watch Nails Phishers

A volunteer group, dubbed the Phishing Incident Reporting and Termination squad (PIRT), will take in reports from consumers of suspected phishing Web sites and work to take the sites offline.

On Friday, before its official launch, the group received 100 phishing reports, and 30 of those were shut down in a few hours.

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is this not what you expected to see?

This blog started out as a way to goof around with Flock. It's since mutated into a place to clip things which interest me, but aren't necessarily worthy of hanging out on WWdN(:iX) for a long time. If WWdN(:iX) is the front page, this is more like page A14. It's still stuff I care about, but without the major spotlight.

It's also given me an opportunity to fool around with Performancing and ecto, and the extreme lack of traffic here gives me some freedom to not really feel like every word here must reach such great heights.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Malcom, Meet Dr. Franknfurter

Via Slice of Sci-Fi:

Midnight Marathon for Serenity/Firefly - Slice of SciFi
Midnight Marathon for Serenity/Firefly

This Friday, March 31st, beginning at 11:55PM PT a Serenity and Firefly Marathon will begin at the Del Mar Theater in Santa Cruz, California.

Serenity will be featured as a midnight movie and will be followed by eight episodes of Firefly, the television series which will run into April 1st (Saturday morning).

Just picture it, Browncoats coming dressed in character, getting up on the stage in front of the screen acting out the parts, the audience yelling back the lines of the movie and TV show to the big screen....This may well catch on across the globe and what the midnight madness cult following did for "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" could very well happen with Serenity/Firefly.
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Saturday, March 25, 2006

avarosis nails it again

John Avarosis is a great blogger, and puts words to something I've felt for a long time, but haven't yet articulated:
Think about the conservatives most hated by the left. They're all angry, negative, nasty-hearted mean people. But compare them to those most hated by the right: Hillary, Bill, Moore, Soros, Phil Donohue, Alan Alda, Norman Lear, and a whole host of Hollywood - Barbra Streisand on down. Where do you find the hate and the anger spewing from those people? Sure, the right hates them, but you really can't point to any of these people who are as filled with hatred and anger as anyone on the right. In fact, the quality most often shared by those hated by the right: intelligence, eloquence, and a message.

[. . .]

Across the board, conservatives are represented by people who are simply motivated by, and exude, an irrational hatred and anger. Is it any wonder that Republicans are so prone to striking out domestically and internationally at whomever they perceive as today's enemy?
He's right, you know. As soon as they're faced with facts and evidence which contradicts their delicate fantasy world where George Bush can do no wrong and Saddam Hussein piloted every plane on 9/11 personally, many of today's ultra-right wing go positively ballistic.

Though many of my [progressive / democrat/ liberal] friends lothe George Bush and the entire neo-con movement, I haven't seen any of us exude the white-hot hatred and venomous anger that the Coulters of the Right do. In fact, I often wonder how the righties can demand that Democrats repudiate people like Michael Moore while they stand in line to embrace hatemongers like Rush, O'Reilly, Ann Coulter, and Sean Hannity.

John's full post is worth reading:
AMERICAblog: Because a great nation deserves the truth

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Thursday, March 23, 2006

John Cole: These "conservatives" need about 10-15 years in the wilderness.

John Cole is one of my favorite political bloggers. He's a real conservative (unlike the Bush Cultists who run the show these days) and though we disagree on many things, we are in complete agreement that the current Republican party is anything but conservative:

The right wing of the Republican party has sold the libertarian/centrist wing of the party a bill of goods, and the modern ‘conservatives’ are clearly nothing more than statists who, rather than redistributing wealth like their brethern on the left, instead have decided that the state must have excessive rights in order to ‘protect’ us all from whatever the imagined fear du jour might be. Meanwhile, no one is left protecting us from the religionists and the the state itself. In the new Republican era, only fetuses , tax shelters, and ‘traditional’ marriage deserve protection. According to the actions of the current Republican party, the rest of us need to be wiretapped, monitored, have our homes inspected for whatever reason without warrants, and are incapable of making decisions on our own.
John goes on to say that his 20-year affair with the Republican party is coming to an end, as a result of these policies (pushed by Bush, Cheney, DeLay, and Frist). I wonder how many other real conservatives feel the same way? I wonder how they'll vote this year? As we've seen recently, many so-called moderate Republicans talk a big game, until Uncle Karl gets on the phone and they whip out the rubber stamp and do exactly as they are told.

There are no moderate Republicans, John. Maybe 10-15 years in the wilderness will produce some.

Memo to Democrats: this election is yours to lose. Try not to screw it up. Again.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

where was this al gore in 2000?

I remember, during the 2000 presidential campaign, that I shamefully believed Ralph Nader when he said there was no difference between the Democrats and Republicans. I also knew that California was going to go solidly for Gore, so I could use my vote to "send a message."

When I look at the world today, and I see how George Bush and the Republican-controlled congress have utterly and completely fucked everything up, I wish I'd voted for Gore. Yes, I voted against Bush, but I didn't endorse Gore, either, which in retrospect was a real shame.

He ran a terrible campaign, listened to all the wrong consultants, chose the biggest douchebag in the universe as his running mate, paid for Clinton's sins, and was unfairly pigeon-holed by a totally fucked-up media. (For a solid, insightful, and damning account of the media narrative regarding candidates Bush and Gore, see The Daily Howler.) But he was still the clearly more qualified, intelligent, thoughtful of the two, and there is no doubt in my mind at all that we'd be in much better shape as a country, and as a planet, if the Supreme Court hadn't awarded the election to Dear Leader King George W. Bush.

One of the reasons most often cited by people who lean Democratic, but didn't vote for Gore, or who thought Bush was a douche but voted for him anyway (thanks a lot, morans) was that Gore was "too stiff" or "not likeable enough" (because those are such important qualities, right? Thanks for giving us all the president you deserved)

Al Gore let Spike Jonze follow him and Tipper (who I will never forgive for the PMRC) around to produce a 13-minute documentary right before the election. Gore's consultants killed the result, and it's been nearly impossible to find, until today.

Thanks to DailyKos diarist archibaldtuttle, I just watched the documentary on Google Video. I can see why a fearful and overly-careful consultant would prevent this from getting out -- the media and Karl Rove would have taken the whole thing out of context and done a serious hatchet-job on Gore . . . but I don't think it would have mattered. I think this video would have shone a bright and enlightening light onto Al Gore, and it would have swayed a lot of fence-sitting voters.

If you'd like a clear contrast between the two candidates, watch this 13-minute documentary, then watch Alexandra Pelosi's Journeys With George. The difference between the two men is striking.

Well, between the man and the pile of entitled fratboy shit poured into Karl Rove's Presidential Mold Machine.

I doubt Gore will run again, and I doubt that he'd win if he did. But if John "I lost to the worst president in history" Kerry has the nerve to throw his hat in the ring, I'll be signing up to work on the Gore campaign.

As long as they promise not to hire any fear-based, reactionary, inside-the-beltway consultants.

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a man cuts in half, just like he snaps a pencil - a Life Eclectric » Sunkeneyed Girl:
When Actor, Poker Player, Childhood idol, and ST:TNG Veteran Wil Wheaton mentioned Mike Doughty and Soul Coughing in a single cohesive sentence, I managed to feel the electric tingle of memory flowing up my arms like a human “jacobs ladder”. The thought of Soul Coughing triggered that memory (now 7 or 8 years old) of the ‘blue eyed devil‘ living in the ‘5% nation of Casio-tone‘ that carried me through countless hours of programming and coffee brewing in college. (Yes - you’ll have to get Soul Coughing’s Ruby Vroom to ‘grok’ that.) “I MUST LIMEWIRE!” I shouted to myself though my iPod headphones “AND GET A …. SAMPLE”.
I managed to feel the electric tingle of memory flowing up my arms like a human “jacobs ladder”

See? It's not just me. Doughty brings out the lyricist in everyone.


This week's Games of our Lives was almost as much fun to write as it was to play the game:

Everyone wants Lola; she has blonde hair, full lips, and a nice pair of shoes. But before she'll give you the time of day, you must ply her with gifts. Luckily for you, she doesn't seem to care if you give her diamond rings or lollipops, as long as she gets presents.

But Boris, Bluto, and Smoot are all creepy virus-looking guys who want to prevent you from delivering your gifts, so that you can't enjoy the bonus game, which features the whimsical characters Chlamydio and Herpas. Could Zzyzzyxx be any weirder? Assume the role of Izzy, a creature sort of like Evil Otto with tennis shoes, and decide for yourself.

[. . .]

Could be mistaken for: An evening out with your cockblocking friend Justin.

Kids today might not like it because: Collecting all sorts of expensive junk to make some girl happy while avoiding icky viruses isn't exactly the diversion from real life they were looking for.

[. . .]

Wil Wheaton is in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike.

Zzyzzyxx | The A.V. Club

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Nicholas Carr on MySpace

In response to a rather alarmist story about MySpace, Nicholas Carr writes:
When an adult puts his ear to the door of youth culture, he inevitably mistakes the noise for the signal - and usually misses the signal altogether. So we have Scott Karp reeling back in horror from his visit to MySpace. It is, he tells us, "a DEEPLY DISTURBING place," rife with "sexually suggestive or explicit content." There's even a hint of "murder" in the air. It is "humanity in the raw."

Excuse me while I go sign up for an account.

What's most fascinating about Karp's post, though, is not his reaction to MySpace but his reaction to his reaction to MySpace. Having offered a moral critique - a visceral one - he suddenly goes all wobbly. "I’m not going to do a moral critique of MySpace or Web 2.0 or anything else — that’s not my gig," he says. Then he says it again, with caps: "let me be repeat — this is NOT a moral critique. It’s a practical, business critique." A wise retreat, I suppose. Moral critiques are so uncool. They're the surest way to lose your web cred.
I love the image of an adult putting his ear to the door of youth culture, and Carr uses that as a launching pad for a post that puts the latest teen fad into perspective, and concludes:
I guess you see what you want to see. When I look around MySpace I don't see much that's "strange and wonderful" - or "deeply disturbing," either. I wish I did. What I see is a dreary sameness, a vast assembly of interchangeable parts. Everything feels secondhand: the pimps-and-hos poses before the cameraphone, the ham-fisted, cliche-choked blog-prose. It's sad to see so much effort put into self-expression with so little to express. Humanity in the raw? No, this is humanity boiled to blandness in the tin pot of personalization.

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links schminks

I was going to link to a few sites at WWdN:iX, but as I prepared to post, I realized I had another opportunity to fool around with Performancing.

Check out how cool this is. I can just open a few sites in tabs, then I can ctl-click (right click if you have it), select "Performancing" in the resulting menu, and choose "blog this." It will automagically add a link to the page, using the page title.

Por Eejemplo: - Garmin International: Affordable GPS Debuts
If you're a geocaching enthusiast, or just want to know exactly how many minutes it will take to arrive at your destination, you need a GPS device. Unfortunately, the really cool ones have been pretty pricey . . . until now. For $250 bucks, the eTrex Venture Cx from Garmin is a great buy.

Iraqi diplomat gave U.S. prewar WMD details - Lisa Myers the NBC Investigative Unit -
I'm sure the liberal media will be all over this story, and an informed and outraged population will rise up to hold Dear Leader Bush accountable.

Bush Using Straw-Man Arguments in Speeches
Well, duh. Welcome to the reality-based community. Actually, it's about time someone other than Keith Olbermann pointed this sort of thing out.

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Monday, March 20, 2006

coffee coffee coffee(e)

Anne really hurt her neck and shoulders last week, and since she can't turn her head to the right without a lot of pain, I drove her to work today.

I'm sitting in a coffee shop(pe) down the street while she does a haircut, using someone's open wireless access point to get on the Internets.

I'm on a slouchy leather couch, with my back against the arm rest, sipping Sumatra and blogging away with my laptop on -- wait for it -- my lap. I must admit, I feel ever so hip, with my Chuck Taylors, Think Geek T-Shirt, and San Andreas jacket as I furrow my brow and pretend to be very interested in what I'm doing.

OH! Some guy in a slouchy hat just sat down on the other side of the couch. If he looked over my screen, he'd know I'm writing about him! I feel so dangerous.

His hand is shaking a little bit. I think he needs to switch to decaf.

Okay, he keeps looking sideways at me. I can't tell if this is because I am so clearly a hip and edgy mobile computing enthusiast, that guy from tv, or big big sexy. To be honest, none of those make me feel particularly good.

Oh, now here comes Talking Too Loudly On My Bluetooth Headset Guy! It sounds like he's giving relationship advice to someone.

There's a small table in front of the couch, covered with well-read pages from today's Los Angeles Times. A really pretty Asian girl with a Louis Vutton hand bag and a light pink cashmere sweater just asked me if the paper belonged to me.

"No," I said. "I'm sorry, but I don't know how to read."

I thought this was hilarious, because I clearly know how to read and how to write, but she gave me The Look, shared The Look with Slouchy Hat Guy, picked up all the papers, and took them to a chair on the other side of the shop(pe).

Ah! And she's not even looking at them! They're just sitting there while she looks at a AT&T Wireless brochure! Dude, if you're going to take all the newspapers (which are obviously tagged "for everyone, so don't take them all for yourself, lady," and take them all for yourself, at least read them. JEEZE!

CCR's "Bad Moon Rising" just replaced 10K Maniacs' "What's the Matter Here?" on the shop(pe)'s soundtrack(ke). I looked up, and totally busted I Shop At Urban Outfitters Girl, who was totally checking me out.

Okay, maybe she wasn't, but this is my blog so I get to make stuff up if I want to. Slouchy Hat Guy just moved to a table, right next to I'm Knitting A Scarf lady.

There's an awful lot going on in here this morning.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Let's update with ecto!

This, like the ultra-boring performancing entry below, is another test-drive of a composing thingy.

In this case, it's ecto.

I'm watching one of my favorite (and most heartbreaking) episodes of TNG, The Offspring. It's one of the best episodes we ever did, and it nearly reaches --

UGH! There I am in the ugly grey space suit on Stage 9. I'm not acting very well right here, even though the scene is really about the Admiral. Nice package on Wesley, though. Eww. Gross.

Gods. Data has to say good bye to Lal now. This always makes me cry a little bit. Lal says, "I love you, father," and Data just looks at her and says, "I wish I could feel it, too."

It's such a testament to the writing in this episode, and the actors in the scene that Data didn't end up doing a cheesy "I love you too," thing. It's so true to his character that he remains emotionally unattached, because Data doesn't have emotions. (I always thought it was an insanely stupid fucking move to give Data his emotion chip, like giving Geordi sight. Weak.)

Heh. I just said, "Course is set, sir." See? That's why I hated working on TNG in those days. Even though the episode is great, just saying those stupid lines bored me to. fucking. death.

Now G4 is running an ad for Star Trek 2.0, which I think is going to be the dumbest thing to happen to the original series in 40 years. And now, it's time for Futurama on [adult swim].

Early verdict on ecto: I really like it.

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Hah. This is awesome.

In my flickr photoset from the 2006 Grand Slam Convention, I just happened to notice that one of the photos has 1701 views.
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Raking the Muck

Josh Marshall, of the outstanding blog, has added another site to the TPM umbrella: TPM Muckraker

The Muckraker is a fantastic resource for anyone who has just fucking had it with the incompetence of the government: (Hello, Democrats? If you're afraid of a president with a 33% approval rating, what are you not afraid of? Hello, Repubicans? Are you going to stand up and provide some oversight on this President? Because I'm pretty sure you took an oath to defend the Constitution, not the RNC, jerks.)

Or the complete and utter laziness and complicity of the right wing corporate media: (Hello, New York Times and Washington Post? Could you maybe, you know, do some reporting instead of making everything a he said / she said pile of crap, when facts are not in dispute?)

TPM Muckraker was made for people like us.

Monday, March 13, 2006


Sean Bonner gives the world what it's needed for AGES: the anti-social networking killer app:
isolatr beta

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Let's give performancing a whirl!

I'm trying to decide if performancing is a good editor.

Is it easy to do styles?


That's cool. It doesn't look like it's as easy to add in pictures, but that may be a limitation of Blogger. I'll have to give it a try in MT and TypePad, later.

I like that I can add tags easily and automatically, but the image thing is kind of a lame limitation.

Elbow and send!

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