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Raise your hand if you believe President Bush. I didn't think so. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

ZDNet Australia: "When companies launch a brand new product it usually takes some time to weed out the niggling issues; but how many systems need to break before the situation is recognised as a disaster rather than an unfortunate blip in quality control?" Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Apparently no one asked Tim Berners-Lee how he feels about "Web 2.0." Listen to this podcast. He says the web has always been two-way. Not exactly big news here.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Josh Bancroft is live-blogging the birth of his second child using YoMoBlog. (!) Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Scoble: "I'm boring."  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

New header graphic, the Oakland Coliseum, night game.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

The picture of the ballpark, above, is geotagged.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Geotagging makes pages like this almost obsolete. (I couldn't arrange for it to show me all pictures taken at 451 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA, the location of the Apple Store.) Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Jeff Veen has been geotagging too.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Glenn Ford, the thoughtful Hollywood leading man, died Wednesday at age 90.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named tilted.jpgSlate: "The fifth anniversary of 9/11 looms before us, and it's hard to say which artifact is gloomier: the awful memory of the attack itself (especially to those of us who witnessed the towers crumbling) or the spectacle of our leaders wrapping themselves in its legacy as if it were some tattered shroud that sanctifies their own catastrophic mistakes and demonizes all their critics." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Mike Yamamoto: Can Web 2.0 save newspapers? Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Today's song: "Then I'll get on my knees and pray we don't get fooled again." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Apparently Yomoblog works with Drupal. That's cool! (An illustration of the power of community developed standards. There was no standards body that Drupal was a member of that decided this is the way we should work together. One vendor stepped up and said "This is how we're going to do it," and the next one said, "Okay we'll do it that way too.") Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Isn't it funny ironic how Markoff writes about cronyism in Silicon Valley in a piece that's full of cronyism! Oh the humanity. Meanwhile the Times and Microsoft roll out their vision for electronic media. It's just like paper.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I honestly don't understand how people can send their computers to be repaired for a month, have them come back, not work, and then send them back again. I hear that all the time about people and their Macs. If I'm down for two days I have to buy a new computer.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Back to Macs and how they don't crash, do you count faulty mother boards and flaming batteries as crashes? I don't know, maybe there's some logic to believing they're not crashes, but isn't the net-effect the same thing? One minute you have a connection, the next minute it's gone. That's not a crash? Seems a distinction without a difference. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Timidly, Scoble asks if he wasn't invited back to O'Reilly-ville because someone complained about him taking videos. Permanent link to this item in the archive.


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