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My life in Nerdistan

September 15, 2003






In pop culture, there's a stereotype about high school guys who wear plastic pocket protectors, thick black glasses (taped together) and who have marginal social skills. That was me, no exaggeration. I've learned a little since then, maybe I've acquired a few clues regarding people. For sure, I'm a recovering nerd and will always be…. Read more »

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HBO's K Street with Howard Dean

September 14, 2003






Well, I just watched the first episode of HBO's K Street. It's deal is that it'll accurately portray what goes on behind the scenes in US national politics. I'm no judge of that, and anyway, can't separate it mentally from The West Wing. I think the big deal here is the Howard Dean appeared as… Read more »

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My favorite political commentary: Jon Stewart/Daily Show

September 13, 2003






Y'know, I consume a lot of media, probably like you do. A lot of it is pretty smart, like stuff from NPR. However, I'm finding that the best commentary these days isn't from serious sources. I watch The Daily Show on Comedy Central, with Jon Stewart. Turns out, the "fake news" there is really good…. Read more »

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Rebecca, thanks!

September 13, 2003






The iced coffee suggestion at Peet's was really good!

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Dean people meet friendster

September 12, 2003






Hey, the Howard Dean people keep getting smarter and smarter, regarding their use of the Internet. I just heard about deanlink which is a friendster-like service which connects Dean supporters with each other. Particularly clever is their list of their most connected Dean supporters. Please remember that while I'm not endorsing Dean, I really want… Read more »

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icrosoft liable for security breaches?

September 12, 2003






Hey, a lot of people have wondered if Microsoft should be held liable for security breaches. The reasoning is that there's a lot of problems with Microsoft software, and really easy to build email viruses that scan an Outlook addressbook. For that matter, half the time, when trying to patch Explorer, again, the Microsoft site… Read more »

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The Devil Wears Prada, or seems to post on craigslist

September 11, 2003






Well, I figured that in honor of Sex and the City, (I'm a fan) I'd read something I'd never read. To my surprise, there's a craigslist story in there, page 346, sounds real to me: "It was my dad's idea that we sublet our apartment for November and December and move in with them. Although… Read more »

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