Scoreless Tie

Friday, June 28, 2002
There is nothing interesting on the web this week. Except, of course, for Redwolf's Den.

Thursday, June 27, 2002

Friday, June 21, 2002
Occassionally I check out the "recently updated blogs" on the blogger home page. Today I found the WIU Library Instruction blog, which features gems such as a list of all the rulers of all the nations in the world for the last 300 years. But what the heck is WIU? Where the heck is Slippery Rock?

Wednesday, June 19, 2002
Who killed Jesus? from The Straight Dope - Interesting. I wonder if it's accurate.

I remember reading What Color is Your Parachute? when I was graduating from college and looking for my first job. Dick Bolles has a web site,, that continues his advice on careers and life. He has also completely re-written the classic What Color is Your Parachute.

Monday, June 17, 2002
Small world, degrees of separation, interconnections or maybe pure coincidence... Slate's other web sites feature today linked to edge (which is also linked on the redwolf's den links page under What does the future hold?). But it had been a while since I had been to the edge, and the thing that really caught my eye was James J. O'Donnell's address to Penn's graduating class. He compares current events to the sack of Rome in 410 AD (I refuse to say "Common Era" or CE) and comes up with some very interesting observations.

From another Slate link, observations on Eritrea and its history and potential.

Lord help me, but am I becoming a warblogger or what?

Saturday, June 15, 2002


Some thoughts occurred to me while I was watching the cable news outlets this evening.

First of all, why isn't anyone questioning the NSA about intelligence failures on 9/11? It was always my impression that the NSA's mission was to coordinate the intelligence assets of the US government. It turns out this is not correct, that the mission of the NSA is to secure the information infrastructure of the USA. Even so, shouldn't there be some NSA role in identifying terrorist threats to the USA?

The other thing, that seems apparent to dumb ol' me, is that Al Qaeda has shown dogged persistence in pursuing the WTC as a target. It took more than 8 years after the February 26, 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center for the second, successful attack. From what I recall of reports after 9/11, it seems that the White House and Capitol Building may have been the original targets of American Flight 77 (Pentagon crash) and United Flight 93 (PA crash). If this is a possibility, don't we need to take a very long view of potential threats to the White House and Capitol? Why isn't this being reported in the media? Is it in the blogs?

Friday, June 14, 2002
I just can't blog any more.

Thursday, June 13, 2002

The Underhills

Based on John Corante's article about finding music on blogs, I feel compelled to blog The Underhills and their mp3's. Bluto's Lament is one of my fave's.

6/14 Update: John Corante's follow-up on blogged creativity. Emergent Music looks like it could have HUGE potential.

Update to the update: While I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that Emergent Music will take off, I'm worried. Gary Robinson just reminds me of too many people from the last 20 years who were enamored of Betamax, DR-DOS, OS/2, etc. Maybe the technology is better, but the product may fall by the wayside. Gary, have you read Seth Godin's stuff?

6/17 update - Wired's MP3 News collection

Wednesday, June 12, 2002
Should be on my daily read list? How about their collection of humorous irc quotes?
Another candidate for Daily Read is Whitney Matheson's Hip Clicks weblog on USA Today Online.
Whitney also gave me radio playlists online.
And Watch with Wanda on E! Online.

Monday, June 10, 2002
When we needed more business a few months ago, my boss compared getting new clients to getting a date. He didn't have this scientific approach to dating I saw on memepool.

Friday, June 07, 2002

Blog, blog, blog, blog-blog

I'm sure this will be some kind of abortive post, but John Corante's blog and Jim Lileks' bleat made me want to list some links. First off, what does everyone see in instapundit and Andrew Sullivan (no links - find them yourself). John linked over to John Udell's Radio Blog from June 6 which got me to ">.
Okay, I'm losing it. some random links:
Google search for horizon of observability
More John Udell
Something from Cameron Barrett
Cameron Barrett's top 25 meme producers:
  1., 149
  2., 104
  3., 91
  4., 83
  5., 82
  6., 78
  7., 69
  8., 67
  9., 66
  10., 65
  11., 63
  12., 63
  13., 60
  14., 60
  15., 59
  16., 59
  17., 57
  18., 57
  19., 55
  20., 54
  21., 54
  22. 53
  23., 52
  24., 52
  25., 51

Interesting - the only one that showed I had visited recently was wannabegirl. Guess I gotta hop on those memes a little faster.

Thank you Fark, for the tongue twisters.

What happended to the Friday Five? (misspelling left intentionally). If you know, send me an e-mail. If I didn't add anything to yesterday's post, yet, please pretend that I did and that it is pithy and insightful.

Thursday, June 06, 2002
Well, I was reading an iwon article about the new security flaw (which in my mind I have dubbed "the gopher hole") and started to wonder whatever havppend to the gopher protocol. Well, The Gopher Manifesto wants to Bring Back Gopher And not Fred Grandy's character from the Love Boat, either.