April 2002

Get your war on

April 22, 2002

Pretty fuckin’ funny.

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Above the law

April 22, 2002

“Now [Bill Gates is] working every angle to evade any penalty. Microsoft will settle only for license to continue the kinds of practices that have served so well in the past. Justice, like honor, is not in this company’s vocabulary.”

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Iron Monkey

April 22, 2002

Last night I saw Iron Monkey. The similarities between it and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon only serve to make the differences more obvious; Crouching Tiger, with its broader scope and vision, more complex characters, and much more interesting storyline, is a much, much better film.

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More evidence

April 22, 2002

More evidence that something really interesting is about to explode out of the convergence of SOAP, OPML, Web Services, blogging, instant outlining, etc.

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Upgrades are dangerous

April 20, 2002

At work yesterday our IT department installed a bunch of updates on my computer. I always worry about installing updates for no reason, but they wanted to do it, so I let them. Maybe I shouldn’t have…

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Microsoft “justice”: the best that money can buy

April 18, 2002

A Fortune article, How Microsoft Conquered Washington, describes in detail the sophisticated — and expensive — lobbying that Microsoft does with our elected officials:

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Better use of taxpayers money

April 17, 2002

Instead of drilling for oil in Alaska, why don’t we spend a little money researching ways to use less oil, like ultra fuel-efficient cars? Doh, that’s right, because the country is run by the Big Oil team.

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We need the Law of Unintended Consequences

April 17, 2002

The Street Finds its Own Use for the Law of Unintended Consequences is the single best argument I’ve read for why legislation like the DMCA or the CBDTPA isn’t just bad for consumers, it’s disastrous to a prosperous United States.

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Rewriting history

April 16, 2002

It would appear that our underachieving president’s record is getting the benefit of a little after-the-fact copyediting.

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Verisign sucks

April 14, 2002

Verisign, through it’s Network “Solutions” division, handles the domain name registration for the majority of the Internet. And they do an absolutely terrible job of it.

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100: Another milestone

April 14, 2002

Hit another milestone on Saturday, now I’m under 100 messages. I am in serious danger of getting my act together…

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I want a Segway HT!

April 14, 2002

I just read a really insightful review of the Segway Human Transporter by Dan Bricklin (creator of Visicalc, the first spreadsheet). There’s been a lot of hype around it, and that’s caused a lot of people to dismiss it, thinking it’s just a better motorized scooter.

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