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Frank Leahy: "The theoreticians throw around RDF notation like itís fairy dust, certain to charm everyone if they just sprinkle enough of it." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tell Tim O'Reilly what to ask Jeff Bezos or John Doerr.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

BloggerCon I: "One of the fundamental ideas of the Web is the link." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named rather.jpgFinally, I have an opinion in the evolving CBS story. When the producer called Joe Lockhart in the Kerry campaign she crossed a very important line. At first I wasn't sure, but then I asked myself how I would feel if the Republicans had called Fox News and suggested they talk with a source, especially one who was pushing forgeries. I wouldn't like it. On the other hand, I'm absolutely sure that Fox is in the loop on the daily Republican talking points, you can see the coordination in their news programs, and I'm very angry that they do that. It's time to do a cross-party, cross-network cleanup. I think the Republicans have played much looser here than the Democrats. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I wonder if the UN would let Kerry give a speech? Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named peace.gif96 days ago, I posted a transition plan for weblogs.com-hosted sites. Rogers Cadenhead offered to host the sites for free for 90 days, and I would redirect to the new sites from their old addresses. I'm extending the redirects to Oct 1, at which time we will no longer do the redirects. Note, this has nothing to do with radio.weblogs.com sites, they are unaffected by these changes. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Just for fun, 830 days since I quit smoking.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

David Davies: "I had a moblog before any of you." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Robert Palmer: "You like to think that you're immune to the stuff, oh yeah. It's closer to the truth to say you can't get enough. You know you're gonna have to face it, you're addicted to love." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

What if every coalition member in Iraq wore one of these GPS bracelets? Then, when Zarqawi threatens to behead you, the special ops guys swoop in and behead him first. I suppose they would just take the bracelet off your body before they take you to their secret hideout, but maybe we can come up with a GPS implant that's harder to detect. I'd really enjoy hearing that there was a video of Zarqawi begging for his mommy as they sawed his head off, slowly. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Dowbrigade: "As a teacher and a blogger, the Dowbrigade dreams of the day when he will discover a blogger in one of his classes." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Morning coffee notes Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I haven't really settled in until I figure out The Daily Walk.

A picture named dietcoke.jpgIn Newton, where I lived last, I'd walk up one street, across another, then across a field, past a school, hang a right, walk a few blocks, right again for a bit then left, then right, and back to my front step. Once I settled on it I no longer had to watch the time, I knew it was 50 minutes, plus or minus; and it was good in the snow (the field part was fun when the snow was deep), and I didn't have to think. I listened to all of Chris Lydon's interviews in that mode. And NPR news. It was on that walk that I heard about Ronald Reagan's passing (I rarely took the walk in reverse, but on that day for some reason I did). I also heard about the passing of Robert Palmer there too, and spent lots of time thinking about Uncle Vava who died shortly after I started taking that walk.

So now I'm in a new city, and trying to figure out the new walk. The first day I went toward the central library. No good, too many hills and too many stops for traffic lights. Then I tried heading over to the ballparks, pretty good -- it's flat, the traffic's not too bad, you can do a loop (always better than turning around) but it's a little on the noisy side (highway 99) and yesterday I think I found a better one, and it may be the one.

Here's how it works. Walk to the waterfront, go north on Alaskan Way (instead of south, as I had before). The cool thing that happens is that it separates from 99, so it gets quiet, and then even better, there's a sidewalk on the harbor side of the street that has no traffic lights (because all the streets end at the water, duh). You can walk for a long way without a stop. After about 20 minutes you hit a park, and if you want to catch your breath, there are benches looking out at the harbor. It was on one of those benches yesterday that I heard Adam Curry play one of my favorite old Alice Cooper songs. Loop around, and come up Western Ave, through Pike Place Market, and grab some fruit and head back home. The whole loop, just about an hour. No noise, very little traffic. Yes, it's very promising.

     

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