Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Why 2004 won't be like 1984 ...

Sunday, October 24, 2004

The End of Democracy

The Village Voice: Features: Sucking Democracy Dry: The End of Democracy by Rick Perlstein: "George Bush sold out our security in order to pull off a sales job ..."

Sunday, October 17, 2004

The Bush Method

My Way News: "'... everything this administration does - deny it, pretend it's not there, and then try to hide it when it comes out and act surprised,' Kerry said."

Saturday, October 16, 2004

I hate reruns during election season...

Bush Lawyer Anticipates Delay in Tally (washingtonpost.com): "... it may be days or weeks before we know who actually is the winner ..."

Shades of 2000, folks.

Friday, October 15, 2004

WMA = "popular"?!

Forbes.com: The IPod In Perspective: "Microsoft ... has a popular audio format in Windows Media ..."

On what planet? Not this one. Apple (and by extension, their FairPlay-DRM/MPEG-4/AAC files) have maintained nearly a 70 percent market share of legally purchased digital music. There *might* be a large number of people ripping their CDs at home into WMA, but where are the statistics to prove it? I'd say most people who rip at home are encoding into MP3 format. More than likely, WMA is a distant number 2 or 3, with OGG, FLAC, etc. trailing behind that.

U.S. Debt Ceiling Is Reached

New York Times > Washington > As U.S. Debt Ceiling Is Reached, Bush Administration Seeks to Raise It Once Again: "Less than a day after President Bush implied that Senator John Kerry lacked 'fiscal sanity,' the Bush administration said on Thursday that the federal government had hit the debt ceiling..."

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Spyware is Windows-only

The Register: "Prominent anti-spyware developer Webroot says it has yet to detect a single Apple or Linux spyware app."

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Air Force: Suicides > Insurgent Combat Deaths

Suicides Have AF Officials On Edge : "'Our kids are killing themselves at a greater rate than the insurgents are killing our kids,' he said."

Monday, October 11, 2004

I am Fish "Tacos".

fish tacos
You are Fish 'Tacos.' You might think you're
exotic and worldly-wise, but in reality you're
just a bunch of crap on toast. Repeat after
me: 'just because you put something in
quotation marks doesn't make it so.' And
'taco' isn't Spanish for 'toast.'

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Thursday, October 07, 2004

I guess it's true that smart computing choices abound on both sides of the platform. See below a photo of post-debate analysis, showing both a Democratic and a Republican analyst. (courtesy MacBidouille)
There is also much balance in the real world - Al Gore, for example, is an Apple board member, but prominent Mac users include Rush Limbaugh and even President George W. Bush.

Anti-Draft Petition

Democracy For America: "If we 'stay the course' with this president, we will face a choice: drastically reduce our commitments or reinstate the draft."

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Washington Times: Technology - October 05, 2004

Macs rule for value when cost is the key: "At almost every level ... Macs were less expensive than Dells with similar features."