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.
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 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?
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…