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Archive for November, 2006

last.fm music chart

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

If you scroll down on the left margin of this page and look in the “me me me” section of the sidebar, you’ll see a greenish chart that lists the most recent songs played on my computers at work and home (the times listed are Greenwich Mean, because that’s where last.fm’s servers are located). Clicking [...]

Fox News Deconstructed: Handy Online Reference

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Keep this nearby. An object lesson.

Haven’t Been Tempted To Buy A PC For Years

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

…until I saw this “iMac killer” online today. I don’t know much about AMD chips, but the rest of the specs are….attractive. Especially the FM and HDTV tuner integration.

The Joe Frank iPod – Priceless?

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

No, only $2000.

Harry Shearer on The Colbert Report Tonight

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

My favorite humorist and media critic guests on The Colbert Report this evening. I imagine he’ll talk about the new Christopher guest film and his latest book, CD and DVD. Not to mention his weekly radio show and voiceover work.

Freedom Of Expression and “Offensive Content”

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

From a late-October NPR broadcast debate: “Freedom of expression must include the right to offend.” . mp3 [24.1mb, 52:54]


Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Todd Rundgren’s Utopia on Midnight Special, 1973

The World Does Not Cease To Spin When Wealthy Web Blowhards Quit

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

…but the ripple effect on tech blogs can be great spectator sport. This morning Mr. Winer chimed in, too. I’ve never been much of a Calacanis fan. I’ve also never been your basic Valleywag camp follower, although the redesign is good and Nick Denton is a much more substantive and less annoying/boring writer than the [...]

Even Profiteering War Criminals Can Learn From Their Mistakes

Monday, November 20th, 2006

Kissinger admits we can’t win in Iraq. Has he been telling Bush and Cheney this during his once-a-month visits?

Brian Eno Logrolls With Apple

Monday, November 13th, 2006

The making of 77 Million Paintings.