Excellent first game of the series. Red Sox win 11-9 on a two-run home run in the bottom of the 8th. Lots of errors, lots of hits, base-running; even an injury. First post-curse Red Sox game, it's got a nice feel to it. The Yankees are sittin this one out. Happy about that!
Schedule for the World Series. Go Red Sox!
NY Times: Identities Stolen in Seconds.
Dave Slusher on dim lights in the blogging world who stand "so close to the tree they fail to notice they are in a forest."
In today's Daily Source Code, Adam ran a segment from KOMO about the homeless in Seattle. At the exact moment this was on, I was walking through Pioneer Square, which is ground zero for the homeless.
Phishing has reached new levels of sophistication. Everything about this email looks real, and it gets your hackles up because it appears someone is taking money from your Paypal account to buy a game. The link that suggests you report fraud looks like a Paypal link, unless you mouse over it, and notice that it's not. I don't think I will ever give my PP password to a site without manually typing in the URL into my browser. Maybe I could create a rule like that for the browser to obey. Maybe now that Microsoft's ambitions with Passport have waned they can have an architecture in their browser for identity, something that Paypal and other Internet financial entities could tie into. Just a thought.
David Weinberger: "I am a social putz." Me too. Great story.
Carl Franklin defends podcasting as a medium.
Another thing you can do at BloggerCon -- meet someone special, fall in love, get engaged...
AKMA: "Iím available to make matches and read aloud from analyses of copyright law at weddings, funerals, and bar mitzvahs."
Mary Hodder: "...the seller of the wedding invite doesn't want to attend because she doesn't like the bride and hasn't seen the groom since he started seeing the bride two years before."
Is the White House is revising the record on the website that we (the taxpayers) pay for?
When I signed on to the group phone call for The Gillmor Gang yesterday, Steve said they had three special surprise guests, members of The Firesign Theater. They were my high school heroes, but that was a long time ago, a really long time ago. Had the Firesign guys kept up? Well, apparently so. It took a few minutes to get going, they talked about underground radio in NY and LA in the 60s, Adam and I talked about podcasting today. Then we all joined in a chorus of The Good Days Are Back Again, with a refrain of For Now, For Now, For Now, For Now. I haven't listened to this show myself, yet, but I bet it's pretty good.
I bought 100 shares of Google when it was $100. Yesterday it closed at $172.43. Paid all my rent in Seattle so far, and then some.
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