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Archive for December, 2005

Local Journalists Make Good

Monday, December 26th, 2005

CJR Daily suggests five news stories from local outlets that may have been missed by media consumers during 2005.

Songbird Aims To Do What iTunes Can’t…

Monday, December 26th, 2005

Cats, Kauai, Christmas

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

NY Times On NSA Spying | The Technology Behind the Surveillance?

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

The top-rated story on Memeorandum right now is this NY Times piece on the National Security Agency’s surveillance of domestic phonecalls since 2001. Ars Technica posted a rather geeky (and so, to me, fairly fascinating) story speculating upon some of the technologies that may be making the NSA’s data-gathering and -analysis possible.

First Full Day

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

Cat Orientation

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

My flight out of SFO was delayed for two hours due to a busted air conditioner on the plane. Fortunately it was discovered before we boarded, but it meant landing in Kauai at 8 instead of 6pm. You have to pay $5 for meals on United now. It doesn’t mean the food has improved any. [...]

I’m Sorry, He’s Not At His Desk Right Now

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

Sorry to rub it in.

Sofia Copploa Is Seriously Losing It

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

So she’s casting Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette. No biggie. Even though Kirsten tries to appear seductive in that scene with the fan and only manages to look like she just got dropped on her head. I’m not complaining. Just sayin’. No, the larger issue here is that the trailer for said film has the [...]

New Yorkers Get Cranky When You Take Their Subways Away

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

The MTA strike dominates Gawker’s entries today. Jeff Jarvis let’s ‘em have it.

Don’t Look At The Results, Look At The Vision

Monday, December 19th, 2005

Think different. On second thought, don’t think, just listen. Don’t judge me by the law of unintended consquences. Follow the spin, grasshopper. Reality as you see it is but a dream. We create our own reality and want to share it with you. Listen and believe. Turn off your brain. You’re getting very tired…