Posts from August 20, 2004

Blogpulse news

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Blogpulse news

: I’ve been playing with Blogpulse, comparing references in blogs — not in media but in blogs — to swift boats (or swiftvets or swift) in blue, vs. Cambodia in yellow, vs. health in green. Note how much blog users — thank goodness — care about health issues over the nonissues of the Swifties.

By the way, here’s Bush (in blue, for variety’s sake) vs. Kerry (in yellow, make no inferences) vs. Nader (in green, how appropriate):

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The hostage we know

The hostage we know

: Tristan Louis, a blogger, knows the latest hostage in Iraq, Micah Garen, and worked with him at Earthweb. See Tristan’s post here and Doc’s post here.

Lemmings to the fryer

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Lemmings to the fryer

: Went to the new Jersey City Fatburger for lunch today. Ridiculous line. Didn’t move. I left. It’s just a burger, folks.

: UPDATE: Could New York be the death of Fatburger?

Ken Layne reports in the comments:

Fatburger is slooooooow. It’s not fast food. (And it’s not my favorite California burger, but it is very tasty and very substantial. More like a burger you’d get in a decent steakhouse.)

Even with nobody in line — say, at 2:30 a.m. — it takes forever. I will admit to falling “asleep” in my car at the drive-thru window. More than once.

Wait a week or two for the novelty to pass, then make your order, go out for a newspaper or whatever, and then you will have a happy lunch.

New Yorkers aren’t patient like Californians; I learned that first-hand when I lived out there. I’d go psycho waiting for a table while all around me were drugged. New Yorkers have places to go, people to see, things to do. New Yorkers have lives.

Reporting for duty

Reporting for duty

: Gizmodo reports on a high-tech cup that will test the motility, fertility, motivation, eagerness of your sperm.

News TiVo

News TiVo

: Microsoft’s Newsbot is trying to serve you personalized news based on other news you looked at, very TiVolike and Amazonlike. Interesting idea. Execution so far is iffy: If I look at “general news” I get more “general news.” But I like that I can look at my history and delete stories from it.