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5PM Central: Arrived safely in Ironwood, MI. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

NY Times: "In 1992 in an incident well known in Texas, Mr Rove was fired from the state campaign to re-elect the first President Bush on suspicions that Mr Rove had leaked damaging information to Mr Novak about Robert Mosbacher Jr, the campaign manager and the son of a former commerce secretary." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

David Berlind has looked into the wifi situation at Logan Airport. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named rush.jpgI got a chance to catch up on my Rush Limbaugh today. It's been a while. He's telling people how great the economy is and how the liberals are such party-poopers. Hey I'm making lots of money in the stock market, it's been berry berry good to me. And I sure am a liberal. I just feel sorry for the poor schnooks who listen to his show, most of whom don't have any money in the stock market. Maybe they can sell their houses. But it'll be interesting to hear what they say when they have to pay back all the loans we're taking out to finance a weak regime in Iraq, one with no army, without much of a police force. I imagine they might wonder why their buddy Rush didn't talk about the deficit, and the war. I've noticed he doesn't talk about those two things. The war and the deficit. Oh what about China, Rush. Any news on China? Permanent link to this item in the archive.

One of the big Friday night things-to-do in Ironwood is, if the sky is clear (it is) is to drive a couple of miles out of town and park and look up. Apparently the stars are especially good in this part of the world. I don't imagine that they'll photograph too well, so I'll have to try to describe it in words.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Permit me a personal comment. Today I noticed something. My hair is rapidly turning gray. I always knew it would happen like this. One month it would be mostly brown, the next month it would be mostly gray. This seems to be that month. Every time I look a whole other section is gray. So don't be shocked next time you see me. Hey it's not the end of the world. After all, Harry Truman's hair was grayPermanent link to this item in the archive.

Ray and I spent a lot of time talking about the podcasting directory when I was in Toronto, earlier this week. Although it has nothing to do with the directory, I was also there when the Air France plane crashed trying to land. I had nothing to do with that, I swear.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

ComputerWorld: "Massport, the state agency that runs Boston's Logan Airport, is telling Continental Airlines to shut down the free Wi-Fi service it offers customers." Permanent link to this item in the archive.'s 500 most linked-to blogs.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named michigan.gifToday's drive is a tour through the upper peninsula of Michigan. It's about as long a drive as from Miami to Jacksonville, to put things in perspective. Or twice the distance from NY to Boston. Yet there isn't a single four-lane highway in all that territory. My goal on this drive was to avoid all the eastern megalopoli, and I clearly have achieved that goal.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

At the other end of the highway is Park City, where I hope to spend a week before heading to California for the OPML Road Show on August 20, which is just 15 days from now. That means I could quite possibly do a meetup in Salt Lake City if there's interest.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

The comments in yesterday's Instant Outlining note have taken an interesting, and productive, turn.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Steve Gillmor can tell you that last summer's theme song was Red Rubber Ball. This year's is Clap for the Wolfman.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

As always, lots of good stuff in changes.opml.orgPermanent link to this item in the archive.

Kosso has figured out how to do Flickr badges in OPML templates.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tim Bray has come to dislike the term Web 2.0.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Om Malik says Jef Raskin should get design credit for Apple's new mouse. Permanent link to this item in the archive.


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