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Taegan Goddard: "Tom Goldstein got permission to post the must-read October 2004 Vanity Fair article on the 2000 Bush v Gore election litigation including 'never-before-reported details about what happened inside the Supreme Court.'" Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Larry Lessig debates the merits of the Edwards candidacy. He will also lead the law-blogging discussion at BloggerCon III on Nov 6 at Stanford. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

THINK!Kottke: "I want to compile a short list of essential resources for people who need to register to vote, vote via absentee ballot, and, you know, vote normally." This is a good idea. I registered by mail to vote in Washington, but haven't received any kind of confirmation. The deadline is rapidly approaching. Should I register again? How can I find out if I'm registered? Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Audio of today's Bush press conference, with comments by yours truly. This is a format I want to play with, I first heard Rush Limbaugh do it, artfully, with a speech by John Kerry.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Bush says he gets the truth from the Iraqi Prime Minister. He appointed him. Geez Louise, call Central Casting. Who do we have to blow to to get a little truth around here? Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Paolo dreams of a Google browser.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

JD Lasica: "Google News uses computer algorithms to identify top stories while Yahoo News favors old-fashioned human editors. But do Google's automated search results display a conservative bias?" Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named chockfull.jpgFrom Joey de Villa, Picking Up Girls Made Easy. But don't tell President Bush about this, he'll probably say it's a Theater In The War On Terror. "We must not allow the actions of a few to determine the fate of these good people as well as the security of the United States." So go out and pick up some girls, and do your part to combat global terrorism. "It is tough work, everyone in America knows that. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Geek News Central approves of AOL's more secure sign-on, and so do I. It would be great for example if a brokerage firm offered a more secure login, and some rules about when and in what amounts transfers could be made. Some in the blogosphere have criticized AOL for this, but identity theft is a big problem, and any attempt to build more secure identity systems is worth considering. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Bush still lies, saying the war in Iraq is a war on terror. "It's the central front in the war on terror," he says. This is the fatal flaw of his government, it's built on a lie.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named beda.jpgI had dinner last night with Joe Beda, the Microsoft guy who jumped to Google last week. We walked all the way across the University of Washington (pronounced U-Dub) campus to get Thai food, but the restaurant was jammed so we had Gyros instead. I liked the way the campus looked, even after dark, and Joe is a nice guy. Our walk was almost two hours round trip, which was really cool because I had skipped my walk yesterday, wasn't feeling too good yesterday afternoon. This morning, I feel great, didn't eat too much and walked a lot with Joe. I also took his picture wearing his new Google beanie, above and to the right. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

BBC tea-leave-read about Google's rumored browser. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Julie: "When Ben & Jerry's names an ice cream after Dave -- or after bloggers in general! -- then we'll know blogging has finally caught fire."  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Jerry: "I know the rent is in arrears, the dog has not been fed in years, it's even worse than it appears." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named dietpepsi.gifWired reviews the Sims 2. I still haven't been able to run it here. I used a patched version to get past the problem with it not liking its own key disk, but then it crashed, repeatedly, a few minutes into the game. It took the whole system down with it, something about my graphic card. I got enough play in to realize I was going to like it, but I just can't afford the time and the risk. It's paranoid buggy software.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.


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