Despite earlier promises that Wordpress would be secured, Kissmetrics tracking software has been placed by Wordpress onto a huge number of independent web sites without their permission. [...]
It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection. These are the times when maps fade, old landmarks crumble and direction is lost. Forwards is backwards now, so we glance sideways at the strange lands through which we are all passing, knowing for certain only that our destination has disappeared. We are unready to meet these times, but we proceed nonetheless, adapting as we wander, reshaping the Earth with every tread. Behind us we have left the old times, the standard times, the high times. Welcome to the irregular times.
This week, spurred on by two developments, I decided to pursue my personal tech dream: a
My packing list for a presidential inauguration that weather forecasters say will be dry but cold, with temperatures lingering around the freezing mark on January 20, 2009:
To Leave Behind: Umbrella, backpack, folding chair, thermos of coffee.
The above have been prohibited from inaugural events by the U.S. Secret Service with the justification that they [...]
Last month I had the opportunity to test a Nokia N810 thingamabob. It’s hard to describe with one word what the Nokia N810 is, although some try with the ungainly and insufficient “internet-tablet.” I won’t even try to stick with one word, since the N810 is many things. It is a:
very small computer (about [...]
Remember the article corporate blogger Paul Boutin was paid to write in October? In that article, Boutin not so much argued as asserted that all the bloggers not being paid by corporations had better just pack up shop, because nobody can compete with the corporate blogs anymore. Writing is super hard stuff anyway, Boutin wrote, [...]
Barack Obama has not and will not do jack to confront the problem of the destruction of old growth forest on Brown Mountain down in Australia. It’s up to people like you to get on the job. Obama won’t do everything for us. [...]
A fair condensation of Paul Boutin’s “friendly advice” in his latest Wired column:
1. If you’re a non-corporate person thinking about launching a blog, don’t. 2. If you’re a non-corporate person who has a blog, abandon it. 3. After all, media corporations are dominating the blogs now, 4. And you can’t hope to compete with [...]
Sending e-mails is all it can do, but for someone like me stuck without power or for someone like me who takes his kids out a lot or for someone like me who wants to occasionally blog from the scene, “only” e-mail is a lot. [...]
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