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  • The first 100 days

    I was going to post my wishlist for the new President-elect, but I think that the ACLU has done a mighty fine job here.  See also the Flickr pool for posting picture messages.

  • Woohoo!

    Where were you at 8pm Pacific Time on November 4, 2008?  That’s something I think I’ll remember for the rest of my life.

  • NASA’s Brilliance in Marketing

    I’ve been following NASA for a long time.  It’s safe to say that I’m a huge fan.  NASA has always had a serious presence on the internet, but one of the things that I’ve noticed in the last few months is their huge push into the new web.  Various projects are all over Twitter, and […]

  • Kudos,!

    Amazon recently (today?) launched what they’re terming “Frustration-Free Packaging.”  Basically, instead of getting things in the retail packaging, you get it in a brown box with plastic pillow packaging.  The number of things you can get in FFP isn’t high right now, but it’s a huge start. From their description of the FFP on a […]

  • Bad photo composition

    Picture from MSNBC’s front page… “McCain: He even vomits patriotism!”  Hey everyone, go vote tomorrow because I can’t.  If you can’t decide who to vote for, I can recommend Obama. 🙂

  • At least they’re honest…

    My webhosting company sends out a monthly newsletter.  Unless most bits of marketing drivel that hit my inbox, I actually enjoy reading this one, because it’s typically hilarious.  An example from this month: 4.  New! Webmail Upgraded to 1.4.15! Of course, putting a ribbon on a turd doesn’t stop it being a turd. We’ve tried […]

  • News blurb failure

    As seen moments ago on MSNBC.  I know why they delayed the shuttle launch, but reading that blurb would make most people wonder what’s up.   Seriously – they’re gonna go fix it, but it breaks more, so we’ll fix it later.

  • Weird Twitter failure

    I guess it could be something with our proxy systems at work, but I suspect not – as twitter is the only site giving me problems. I don’t know if this is better or worse than the fail whale.

  • Lay off McCain/Palin?

    From MSNBC: McCain’s campaign on Wednesday angrily called for an end to questions about its review of Sarah Palin’s background, deriding a “faux media scandal designed to destroy the first female Republican nominee” for vice president. Don’t get me wrong here – I agree with what Obama said last week – family is off-limits, and […]

  • Goldendale Star Party

    This weekend, a few members from the Seattle Astronomical Society held an unofficial star party out near Goldendale, WA.  Since I didn’t get the chance to take on the Table Mountain Star Party a few weeks back, I was determined to make this event.  It was an easy sell on the homefront as well, what […]