Swimming with the Razorfishes

Friday, November 04, 2005


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"I'm privy to the paperwork, both classified and unclassified, that the secretary of State asked me to assemble on how this all got started, what the audit trail was, and when I began to assemble this paperwork, which I no longer have access to, it was clear to me that there was a visible audit trail from the vice president's office through the secretary of Defense down to the commanders in the field that in carefully couched terms -- I'll give you that -- that to a soldier in the field meant two things: We're not getting enough good intelligence and you need to get that evidence, and, oh, by the way, here's some ways you probably can get it. And even some of the ways that they detailed were not in accordance with the spirit of the Geneva Conventions and the law of war." [via The Washington Post]

"Can I quit now? Can I come home?" [former FEMA director Michael] Brown wrote to Cindy Taylor, FEMA's deputy director of public affairs, the morning of the hurricane. [via CNN]

Fucking cowardly bastard.

Read this PDF. His first response says it all.

"Please roll up the sleeves of your shirt, all shirts. Even the president rolled his sleeves to just below the elbow. In this [crisis] and on TV you just need to look more hard-working."

Anyone want to do a Wal-Mart movie screening party?

I have decided that this will be today's theme song.

Reconstruction of the World Trade Center started yesterday.

And proving that there are still people with a sense of class and decorum:

Asked about the absence of fanfare yesterday, Anthony R. Coscia, the chairman of the Port Authority, said: "I think people have become so jaded by the inordinate amount of ceremonies that have occurred at that site - disproportionate to what's actually happened - that I didn't want to add to that. This is about actually building."

I just thank God Trump doesn't own that property.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

I took the UV filter off of my lens this morning. It felt good. Like unprotected sex.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

I have heard the phrase, "with regards to..." at least 100 times in conversation in the last few weeks. I am so sick of this phrase.


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Very interesting: Sprint Nextel Partners with Four Cable Cos. From the article:

"Sprint Nextel Corp. and four major cable companies said today they will form a joint venture to sell a package of entertainment and wireless services, a move designed to combine resources and compete with regional telephone giants."

I will be shocked if this doesn't touch off some giant law suits. Though the article didn't mention exactly what would be available, I don't think the cable companies really have the IP rights to redistribute content to different media in this way. I'm very curious to see what happens with this.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


Subway Door
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It looks as if Saul on Smith Street in Brooklyn received a star in the upcoming New York Michelin Guide. Very cool -- congratulations, Saul.

KMFDM - Hau Ruck: not a bad album. What other KMFDM albums should I listen to? I'd like to see these guys live.

Nikon announced the D200, a $1700 10 megapixel body. Looks like an excellent replacement for the D100, and a great value overall. I can't wait to see image examples.


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Monday, October 31, 2005

I need a project. Something big. New business. Something like that.


Woo hoo! 10.4.3!