Politics & Law

Can I kiss Eliot Spitzer?

May 14, 2003

Can I vote for him for President?

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Channel-specific RSS feeds

May 10, 2003

For those of you who may not be interested in everything I write (hi Mom, sorry about all the technology stuff), here are some channel-specific RSS feeds.

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Kim Jong Il speaks! Uh, I mean, IMs!

May 7, 2003

Modern discourse between two dictators. Uh, I mean, world leaders. Now we know what has replaced the Red Phone in the White House. Looks like the “W” key has been fixed on at least one computer keyboard there, too.

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Stop stealing feed

April 10, 2003

Not too long ago a big media executive whined about how people who used TiVo were stealing. I love my TiVo, and I skip stupid commercials, so I guess that makes me a thief. There’s a way to stop all this larceny: make better commercials.

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C’est fromage

March 4, 2003

We just ate cheese for dinner. Four really fucking good cheeses, air shipped to us from France. Rochelle read about Fromages.com in the New York Times, and talked Hilda into splitting a shipment with us. Our selection arrived this morning.

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Make margaritas, not war

March 2, 2003

I’ll spare you the politics, and just say once again that we’re huuuuge fans of Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant, on Geary between 23rd and 24th. They have, hands down, game over, the best margaritas in the Bay Area, and probably in the United States. There’s more than 200 premium tequilas available, and a deep and abiding love for the spirit that makes you love it too.

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DHI 51-54

February 27, 2003

Daily Home Improvements: Computer hardware installation, software installation, a little home safety, and a little world safety.

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DHI 44-50

February 23, 2003

Daily Home Improvements: The water closet is finished, a VCR hookup, debt service ends, this blog officially moves, window washing, and undoing a previous DHI.

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Phoenix from the ashes

January 19, 2003

Lawrence Lessig appears to be taking the Eldred vs. Ashcroft defeat and turning it towards victory, with a proposal that would move the great majority of material affected into the public domain, while still allowing copyright holders who are actively using their rights to publish commercially valuable works to keep those copyrights. There’s a FAQ about the proposal, and I’m exceptionally proud to have suggested question #3 to Prof. Lessig.

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The religious right (sic)

November 10, 2002

“You believe in believing in God far more than you believe in God.”

— Episcopalian bishop and author John S. Spong, describing religious fundamentalism

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Money

August 19, 2002

Money. Funny, and true. Be sure your audio is turned on before viewing.

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Who reads warning labels

August 11, 2002

When I was a kid we got a VCR with an early model remote control — with a wire! (This obviously dates me.) When watching movies, the kids would want to fast-forward past the FBI warnings, and our father would make us stop.

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