Posts from November 19, 2003

Blogging the convention

Blogging the convention
: There’s a very lively discussion going on under a Kos post asking for suggestions about what bloggers want to do at the Democratic convention.

All fame, no fortune

All fame, no fortune
: Nick Denton’s hiring bloggers.

Incredibly geeky turns of phrase, Chapter I

Incredibly geeky turns of phrase, Chapter I
: Lawrence Lessig’s way of saying pissed off: “This always spins me down.”

Yeah, that really crashes my heads, man. It blue screens me!

The memorial

The memorial
: I’m going to keep staring at the September 11th memorial proposals to let them sink in.

So far, they all feel complicated. I’m hoping that staring at them will bring out a clear and simple idea. The most powerful memorial must execute a simple and clear idea.

I also note that all the designers are architects or artists who might as well be architects. The New York Times writer on NPR this morning said they’re all unknowns. But they’re all pros. And I suppose that’s to be expected. That’s all the more reason why we should be glad that they’re going to display all the proposals from us nonpros. As they said at the announcement today, that, in and of itself, is a memorial.

My own proposal below.

Iranian GoogleNews

Iranian GoogleNews
: Hossein Derakhshan, Iran’s weblog pioneer, launches IranFilter, a collaborative blog with news from Iran. It’s a great use of the medium — and good reading:

: Iran Fooled U.N. Inspectors with Decoy Site

: Tehran’s First Pizzeria

: Iranian cleric busy playing matchmaker for iranian lonely hearts…

: Iranian-American Goli Ameri runs for U.S. Congress as a Republican in Oregon.

: Uneasy youth abandon politics for chat rooms and porn sites:

Wie sagt Man ‘lesbian’ auf Deutsch?

Wie sagt Man ‘lesbian’ auf Deutsch?
: Heiko thinks Howard Stern would be a hit in Germany.

Separated at Starbucks

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Separated at Starbucks
: Chris Pirillo and I need to make sure they’re not spiking our decaf.

First the Reagans, now Michael Jackson

First the Reagans, now Michael Jackson
: Pity CBS’ scheduler. First, they had to scramble to replace The Reagans. Now they have to scramble to replace a Michael Jackson special that has been “postponed.”

Given the gravity of the charges against Mr. Jackson, we believe it would

be inappropriate at this time to broadcast an entertainment special.

However, we are very mindful that Mr. Jackson is innocent until proven

guilty. We will consider broadcasting the special after the due process of

the legal system runs its course.

Or they could send it to VH-1. [via Cory Bergman at Lost Remote]