Posts from May 2003

The Internet returns to Iraq

The Internet returns to Iraq
: Glenn Reynolds points me to this story about efforts to bring the Internet back to Iraq. Next: Weblogs, lots and lots of weblogs.

Wieners

Wieners
: David Weinberger got to Vienna and got the sillies.

The terrorists are coming! The terrorists are coming!

The terrorists are coming! The terrorists are coming!
: Mike Wendland reports today on Priceline founder Jay Walker’s brain dingleberry to put web cams on power plants and other criticial facilities so nosy web watchers can keep an eye out for evil masked men approaching to blow them up. Sign up here.

But…

How can you tell on a crappy web cam that somebody’s suspicious or merely dressed like a union worker?

And by the time you see this suspicious person and notify somebody, isn’t the plant probably already a smoking pile or rubble?

And if the bad guy can find the cam, can’t he put bubblegum in the lense or hack it to show old episodes of Gilligan’s Island?

And won’t authorities be besieged by calls from crackpots like Gladys Kravitz spying on Elizabeth Montgomery? (That’s a Bewitched reference, my children.)

This sounds like a remake of the remake of The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!

The hawks on the net go bomb, bomb, bomb bomb, bomb, bomb bomb, bomb, bomb. The hawks on the net ask what is next? Let’s bomb Ira’an

The hawks on the net go bomb, bomb, bomb

bomb, bomb, bomb

bomb, bomb, bomb.

The hawks on the net ask what is next?

Let’s bomb Ira’an
: That’s my contribution to the new Open Brackets song:

The Lefties on the web go yikes, yikes, yikes,

what the f++k;

guilt, guilt, guilt.

The Lefties on the web go yikes, yikes, yikes,

all through the strife.

The browsers on the web say upgrade me,

flash, pop, crash,

404.

The browsers on the web say upgrade me,

Every other day.

And a contribution from a reader there:

The blogs on the web go me, me, me,

My witty remarks,

and my views on tee vee.

The blogs on the web go me, me, me,

the sucking you hear is their vacuum.

A camera, a blog, and a guy with a story to tell

A camera, a blog, and a guy with a story to tell
: See what a guy with a camera can do when he has a web page (and no paper to pay for): Michael Totten gives us a tour of premodern, modern, and postmodern Portland architecture, including the ugliest building he’s ever seen (which means he hasn’t seen Jersey City).