Swimming with the Razorfishes

Friday, October 29, 2004

Who is the man that would risk his neck for his brother man?

Can you dig it?

Who's the cat that won't cop out when there's danger all about?

Right on.

Bonus photo: Christine Ohlman.

"[...]We should all feel the hottest kind of anger about backroom political dealers who have left us here. If the banking system can count my $100, why can't the election system count my vote?"

100,000 dead. Innocent civilians. I no longer recognize my country.

Find your polling place for the Nov. 2 election.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

George Soros at the National Press Club. [RealVideo]

Dilbert comics are so brilliant.

This was my whole day today.


From a series I call, "Jobs I'm Glad I Don't Have." Given the way things are going at work, though, this might look pretty good a few months from now.

OK. I'm already sick of hearing the term "podcasting."

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

The Nation: 100 facts, and one opinion.


Tuesday, October 26, 2004

BBC News: John Peel, 40-year BBC veteran, passed away.

"How could we allow something like this without pumping our fists?"

[via Hiding In Plain Sight]

Can you please crawl out your window?

Use your arms and legs it won't ruin you

How can you say he will haunt you?

You can go back to him any time you want to.

Ashlee Simpson: Acid reflux made me suck so bad.

Monday, October 25, 2004

"And that is another thing that seemed to be incomprehensible to one of my new Washington friends: when we were talking about the popularity of the clerical militia chief Moqtada al-Sadr I was asked how anyone could be fooled by someone who so obviously used religion to boost his own popularity and went for the lowest common denominator for popular appeal? I was saved by another guest who asked if we were talking about Bush or Sadr here."

[via The Guardian]

My day sucked. In fact, if someone had a giant suckifying-gun that caused all things in its noxious, suck-making cone to suck, pointed it at the island of Manhattan and let two fly, my day could not have sucked very much more.

No kidding.

Complete Fucking Asshole

I'm not amazed that The Daily WTF finds such great examples of bad code. I'm shocked, though, at the number of people who defend the code they find.

How To Save The World: "The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think."


New York Times: Huge Cache of Explosives Vanished From Site in Iraq

Well done, President Bush.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Epson announced that its R-D1 digital rangefinder will ship in the U.S. on November 1.

The White House removing documents from its web site. I understand how the amoral political operatives would direct people to do this. I don't understand how the technical staff goes ahead and does it. Rewriting history is one of those things that should ring a bell.

*Bing* This is what the most backward, repressive regimes do. Maybe I should think twice.

That sort of thing.

What is in your water? Then read this.

The Election Law 'blog

These fake publishers have certainly managed to take plenty of liberties with the text. One of the best examples is the very long opening sentence of Mr. Clinton's version, which takes 48 words to detail his birth, even the stormy weather that preceded the big event. The first sentence in the pirated Chinese version says: "The town of Hope, where I was born, has very good feng shui."

[via The New York Times]

A good article in the New York Times about the process behind the creation of the Bush administration's military tribunals.