Web 2.0 Confusion

Jason Kot­tke has a post about word fre­quen­cy analy­sis on Web 2.0 def­i­n­i­tions by design­ers. I was real­ly sur­prised to see that nei­ther social, inter­ac­tion, nor com­mu­ni­ty ranked up at the top. Did I com­plete­ly miss out on what Web 2.0 is all about, or was it all just the ajax fad? I don’t sup­pose it mat­ters, since I don’t design. Just a curi­ous, and pos­si­bly telling, result.

Free Josh Wolf

JOSH WOLF is an imper­fect mar­tyr for free­dom of the press. The 24-year-old free­lance jour­nal­ist from San Fran­cis­co makes no pre­tense of being fair and bal­anced. He is a self-pro­claimed anar­chist. Advo­ca­cy, not objec­tiv­i­ty, appears to be his dri­ving moti­va­tion.

JOSH WOLF is an imper­fect mar­tyr for free­dom of the press. The 24-year-old free­lance jour­nal­ist from San Fran­cis­co makes no pre­tense of being fair and bal­anced. He is a self-pro­claimed anar­chist. Advo­ca­cy, not objec­tiv­i­ty, appears to be his dri­ving moti­va­tion.

Universal Raises ‘Hellboy 2’

Uni­ver­sal Pic­tures will ful­ly finance and dis­trib­ute Hell­boy 2, the Guiller­mo del Toro-direct­ed sequel to the 2004 Dark Horse Com­ic-spawned film, Vari­ety report­ed.

Uni­ver­sal Pic­tures will ful­ly finance and dis­trib­ute Hell­boy 2, the Guiller­mo del Toro-direct­ed sequel to the 2004 Dark Horse Com­ic-spawned film, Vari­ety report­ed.

Bonham Carter Joins ‘Order of the Phoenix’ Cast

Hele­na Bon­ham Carter has joined the cast of the upcom­ing fifth Har­ry Pot­ter movie, The Order of the Phoenix, and will play Bel­la­trix Lestrange, Sir­ius Black­’s cousin and a Death Eater, who is one of Lord Volde­mor­t’s fol­low­ers, Warn­er Broth­ers announced.

Hele­na Bon­ham Carter has joined the cast of the upcom­ing fifth Har­ry Pot­ter movie, The Order of the Phoenix, and will play Bel­la­trix Lestrange, Sir­ius Black­’s cousin and a Death Eater, who is one of Lord Volde­mor­t’s fol­low­ers, Warn­er Broth­ers announced.

Hackers Clone E‑Passports

A Ger­man com­put­er secu­ri­ty con­sul­tant has shown that he can clone the elec­tron­ic pass­ports that the Unit­ed States and oth­er coun­tries are begin­ning to dis­trib­ute this year.

A Ger­man com­put­er secu­ri­ty con­sul­tant has shown that he can clone the elec­tron­ic pass­ports that the Unit­ed States and oth­er coun­tries are begin­ning to dis­trib­ute this year.

Heat Makes Pat Robertson a Global Warming ‘Convert’

Con­ser­v­a­tive Chris­t­ian broad­cast­er Pat Robert­son said on Thurs­day the wave of scorch­ing tem­per­a­tures across the Unit­ed States has con­vert­ed him into a believ­er in glob­al warm­ing.

Con­ser­v­a­tive Chris­t­ian broad­cast­er Pat Robert­son said on Thurs­day the wave of scorch­ing tem­per­a­tures across the Unit­ed States has con­vert­ed him into a believ­er in glob­al warm­ing.

Heat Exhaustion Exhaustion

Well, last night was, uh, uncom­fort­able here at home. With the air con­di­tion­ing out and the tem­per­a­tures still being in the triple dig­its until mid-evening, it’s kind of like liv­ing in a sauna. It’s bad enough on Angela and I, but poor Har­ry and Mag­gie have it the worst.

Yes­ter­day, while we were at work, Ange­la’s res­i­dent was kind enough to buy a cou­ple of portable elec­tric fans from Tar­get and bring them to the house for the dogs. He opened up some win­dows and turned the fans on high here down­stairs in addi­tion to refill­ing their water bowls. Of course, our stu­pid muts decid­ed they’d rather sleep upstairs, where the tem­per­a­ture was around the mid-90’s. We appre­ci­ate what Tyler did, even if our dogs are too dumb to ben­e­fit much from it.

Last night was every bit as mis­er­able as you might imag­ine. We camped out down­stairs on the sleep­er sofa. I refrain from say­ing that we slept there, since we did­n’t real­ly get much sleep at all. I was sick to my stom­ach for most of the night; prob­a­bly from the heat in addi­tion to a siz­able din­ner. We had all (both of us and the two dogs) gone to the gro­cery store and Ruby Tues­day’s dri­ve-up ser­vice ear­li­er, just to get some relief from the oven that our house has become. Those new steak ham­burg­ers? Tasty, but prob­a­bly not the best meal when you’re in this kind of heat. Any­way, we sur­vived (not that we have ever real­ly been in any seri­ous dan­ger, I just enjoy being melo­dra­mat­ic) the night.

This morn­ing, Angela took the dogs to get a sum­mer hair­cut at PetS­mart. We fig­ured they could ben­e­fit from the air con­di­tion­ing as well as the lack of a wooly coat (espe­cial­ly Mag­gie, who is like a wool rug when she has long hair). Also, our air con­di­tion­er repair­man is here and he seems to have iden­ti­fied the prob­lem: a burned out capac­i­tor. While not a flux capac­i­tor, it is rough­ly that size. I hon­est­ly did­n’t know that heat pumps had capac­i­tors, but it would seem they have ones about the size of a soda can. Ours appar­ent­ly died some­time on Tues­day. He’s off to the elec­tric sup­ply com­pa­ny to pick up a replace­ment. By the time the dogs get home from the dog-bar­ber, we should have a once-again cooled house.

The high today is sup­posed to be around 95°, with thun­der­show­ers like­ly tonight. Sounds great to me.