Passive Aggressive Hilarious

I saw a link for this and thought I’d find out more. I imag­ine that if every­body in Amer­i­ca bought a FOXBlock­er, the aver­age IQ would go up about 10 points. This is sim­ply an inline cable fil­ter. While the device itself does­n’t real­ly do any more than my nev­er watch­ing that chan­nel; the com­pa­ny sends an e‑mail to Fox’s top 10 adver­tis­ers let­ting them know there’s one less cus­tomer in that mar­ket. No that would make a dent. I sup­pose at some point the mar­ket­ing gurus there would fig­ure out that any­one who bought one was prob­a­bly already watch­ing the BBC News, PBS, or just lis­ten­ing to NPR because they nev­er had cable in the first place.

I Now Seem To Suffer From Insomnia

Bridge of Glass

Bridge of Glass
Orig­i­nal­ly uploaded by super_structure.

Per Wired’s rec­om­men­da­tion (updat­ed link here), I signed up for an account at Flickr; and I’m already glad I did. With­in a mat­ter of min­utes I had some pho­tos uploaded, tagged, titled, and grouped. Short­ly there­after, peo­ple were already adding com­ments.

Cur­rent­ly, I just have some pho­tos of sev­er­al Dale Chi­hu­ly instal­la­tions from Ange­la’s and my trip out to Seat­tle and Taco­ma. It’s easy to take great pho­tos when you have ready-made incred­i­ble sub­ject mat­ter com­bined with spec­tac­u­lar weath­er. Any­way, check out my pho­to log here.

I Suffer From Outrage Fatigue

I noticed a com­ment on a head­line at George Hotelling’s 90% Crud blog this morn­ing that rung true with me. He not­ed that he was suf­fer­ing from Out­rage fatigue over some news arti­cle about rigged e‑vote machines in FL. I don’t know any­thing about the sto­ry, I don’t nec­es­sar­i­ly trust the source (BlueLe­mur, that is), and I’m not address­ing that right now.

I am writ­ing about Out­rage Fatigue, though, which is some­thing I’m suf­fer­ing from, along with being com­plete­ly over-news-ed. I’m mad as hell: about the elec­tion, the state of the union, ter­ri­ble polit­i­cal news sources, and pret­ty much any­thing polit­i­cal at this point. But I’m so over­whelmed at this point, I just don’t care any­more. I sup­pose they’ve got me right where they want me, but seri­ous­ly, what the hell am I sup­posed to do about it?

There is a site that has been real­ly been bring­ing me up, late­ly: SorryEverybody.com. I under­stand that it’s been get­ting lit­tle press state­side, and not much of it good. I can even see why, if you haven’t checked out the site. How­ev­er, this isn’t at all about hat­ing Amer­i­ca no mat­ter what they want you to believe. It’s all about uni­ty and humil­i­ty. It’s also kind of like lib­er­al ‘Where’s Wal­do?’. Speak­ing of which, see if you can’t find my post… (hint: it should be the very end, as I’m in a fol­low­ing, not lead­ing mood late­ly). I still can’t find, thought I sub­mit­ted a pho­to days ago. Maybe that’s a good sign, since there’s cur­rent­ly over 28,000 pho­tos. The best, in my opin­ion, are from oth­er coun­tries show­ing sup­port. Some are real­ly crafty. Some are just plain mov­ing.

Any­way, this site is all about what the inter­net is real­ly good at, despite what some might say: bring­ing the world clos­er. You might think I need a hug right now, being that I’m a tree-hug­ging, bleed­ing heart lib­er­al; but I’d much rather go out for a beer, be you from the left or the right. What d’ya say?

Jason Didn't Vote For Bush

Update 2005–3‑19:
Well, here it is. Now, feel free to leave com­ments about the fact that we’re going away to France next week. I’ve been told by a num­ber of peo­ple that if you at least try and learn a lit­tle French, most Parisians will meet you half-way and are con­sid­er­ably nicer. Well, I have been learn­ing some:

Je n’ai pas voté pour Bush. Je suis une bonne per­son­ne.

And just in case you were won­der­ing…

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What Is Geeky?

So, which makes me a big­ger geek? That I’m sell­ing a bunch of old home net­work equip­ment on ebay, or the very fact that I have all this stuff in the first place? Okay, I’ve had a home net­work for sev­er­al years now, and I’ve been try­ing to upgrade along the way. First wired with Cat5e strung every­where, then Wireless‑B, and now Wireless‑G (well, mixed mode if you con­sid­er my TiVo con­nec­tion). Say that reminds me, does any­body in the world have any idea when TiVo ToGo is going to be avail­able? Seri­ous­ly, if not soon, TiVo real­ly will die.

I’m sort of par­o­dy­ing those Vic­to­ri­a’s Secret com­mer­cials; “Vic­to­ri­a’s Secret Asks: What Is Sexy?” I’m includ­ing the link just so the by-line makes any sense. I’m very con­scious about that sort of thing.

Working Through The Night

Me sitting at my computer with coffee and iPod

Well, I real­ize it might not quite show yet, but I’m work­ing dili­gent­ly on this site over­haul this week­end. Of course, the front end is pret­ty much done at this point, with just cos­met­ics to be improved. Of course, some con­tent oth­er telling peo­ple that I’m work­ing on it might be nice. That’s all to come soon enough. Enjoy the week­end, I know I am. Some iTunes, Star­bucks, and great weath­er for Decem­ber are mak­ing this blog pret­ty fun today.

Keepin’ Up With The Jones’

My week­end project for the first week­end of Decem­ber: Cre­ate a Web Blog. So, here goes try­ing. I sup­pose a wise choice for a first blog entry would be all about how excit­ed I am to have my first blog and so on, but that seems a lit­tle too obvi­ous, so let’s just pre­tend I’ve been doing this a while.

I would like for this blog to be an exten­sion of my web site. I haven’t done any pub­lish­ing to that site in about two years, but I think this is a good rea­son to get back into it. I’ll still try and update the exist­ing bio-type infor­ma­tion and such on my site (for any­one who cares), and use this for the arti­cle-style writ­ing I had in mind. I sup­pose that’s noth­ing nov­el, but this is a means for me to accom­plish what I had set out to do sev­er­al years ago, and maybe this time I keep it up.