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March 28, 2004


Just for kicks, here's a map of my travels (thus far):

World66: My Travels
(create your own)
Sooooo many places left to experience...

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March 25, 2004


The current issue of Newsweek features Google on its cover. If you've got access to the deadtree, turn to page 50 and check out the small photo inside our new Café. Look a little closer at the table at the bottom, starting clockwise with the dude in the red EFF shirt: yours truly, Prashant, Kimmy, Christine, Simon and Graham. Far out.

Us in Newsweek

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I finally caved:

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Politics Summarized

Defective Yeti succinctly visualizes what I've long suspected: partisan politics do nothing but waste people's time.

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March 24, 2004

Life, the Universe and Everything

No, not by Douglas Adams. By brilliant Media Lab philosopher and philanthropist Benjamin Vigoda:

"But what would happen to them if there was a sexy horseshoe crab under a street lamp? They would want to run away from the light. But they would want to run toward sex. They would freeze like a deer in head-lights. They would stammer like a teenager with a massive crush. They would be neurologically over-whelmed and not know what at all to do with themselves."

"But luckily some of them had some even extra and additional wiring..."

Do read on, it's a fantastic piece.

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March 19, 2004

ˇViva De La O!

Bienvenido al mundo, Isabella.

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March 18, 2004

Happy Biodiesel Day!

Yes, today is National Biodiesel Day, in celebration of Rudolf Diesel's birthday. Here's a quote of his from 1912:

"The use of plant oil as fuel may seem insignificant today. But such products can in time become just as important as kerosene and these coal-tar-products of today."

This seems like a good time to announce my latest project - The Biodiesel Blog - where I'll be tracking biodiesel news & information. (And hopefully providing some original content once I get a TDI of my own.) Here's the feed for you aggregator-lovers.

Help spread the word- link to it, blogroll it, blog about it!

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March 17, 2004


After reading Eastern Standard Tribe I got to thinking- I want an iPod with built-in WiFi and Rendezvous. Why?

So I can listen to music from nearby iPods. It works brilliantly with iTunes, why not iPods?

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March 15, 2004

Naked Chicks

Simon's latest creation:


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Nothing To Spill

W - Blogger Help can clarify: "Blogger has two interfaces. The Classic Interface is designed to work with Internet Explorer 6.0 or greater and Mozilla 1.0 or greater... All other browsers should use the Default Interface which offers the same functionality but with less demanding browser requirements."


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March 13, 2004


Lane caught me stuffed full of burrito, along with Ev and Goldman. It was a Thai Tofu Burrito from Mariachi's, in fact; we were celebrating Biz's 30th b-day.

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March 12, 2004

You Are Here

According to the Spirit Rover, that is.

[via /.]

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March 7, 2004

Free Culture

Larry Lessig, in Wired: "If piracy means using the creative property of others without their permission, then the history of the content industry is a history of piracy. Every important sector of big media today - film, music, radio, and cable TV - was born of a kind of piracy... The Hollywood film industry was built by fleeing pirates. Creators and directors migrated from the East Coast to California in the early 20th century in part to escape controls that film patents granted the inventor Thomas Edison."

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March 5, 2004



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March 4, 2004

Fuh Real?

Via PhilG, I just read this article in the New York Times. By the end, I had to do a double-take- was the Times syndicating Onion stories or something?

"Some people may think my dad spoils me, but he knows how happy it makes me to drive. Cars are my thing. I'm never ungrateful for anything my parents give me. I feel totally blessed."

"My dad drove my Escalade out to California last week. The first time I drove up to the school, about 25 girls came running out to look at it. 'That is so cool,' they cried. 'We hate you!' It was like a dream come true. I felt like, 'Wow, I'm a princess.'"

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March 3, 2004

It's The Little Things

Xeni Jardin is talking about her trip to Guatemala:

"My travel companion took some snapshots of the children with a Polaroid, and handed the snapshots to them for them to keep. The girl flipped out when she realized she was being handed an image of herself, for keeps -- this huge grin spread across her face. I don't think either of them had ever seen an instant photo before, definitely not of themselves. As they walked away, she would not stop looking at the instant photo."
What a great idea for polaroids! When I was traveling in... less-connected places, I'd always take pictures and video clips with my Elph, then show them to folks on its little screen. But beyond that initial moment of awe, I couldn't give them anything else in return beyond a [useless, given the lack of connectivity] URL to my site, where the pictures would eventually be. I'll definitely be taking some form of portable media printer with me, the next time I hit the road.

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His self and He

Looks like Rhys has been tinkering with Photoshop...

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March 1, 2004


Why is .www deprecated?

Mail servers do not require you to send emails to Likewise, web servers should allow access to their pages though the main domain unless a particular subdomain is required.

Succinctly, use of the www subdomain is redundant and time consuming to communicate. The internet, media, and society are all better off without it.

Well said.

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