Archive: September 2002

That Voice! (September 24, 2002)

In the pantheon of Great Voices, before James Earl Jones, before Barry White, before them all was the first Great Voice of the Airwaves: Orson Welles. Welles had a voice that was made for radio: rich, velvety, simultaneously seductive and commanding. It’s no wonder that he was able to convince a nation of rational men […]

Mozilla Slims Down (September 24, 2002)

If you’re a Windows user who’s been intrigued by Mozilla’s power and standards-compliance, but you’ve been turned off by its “bloat” (providing a browser, mail client, newsreader, HTML authoring program, etc. in one app), now you’ve finally got an alternative! Phoenix 0.1 has just been released. Phoenix strips out all the ancillary functionality to provide […]

Ouch!!! (September 20, 2002)

Wow… one link from Scripting News to my Tara Sue Grubb story, and we get Slashdotted something fierce! Took down all our Web sites. Boy, the sysadmin is gonna LOVE me for this 🙂

On the Road Again… (September 19, 2002)

Just found out my company is sending me to next week’s Open Source Content Management Conference (OSCOM) in Berkeley. This should be interesting! I’ll be blogging from the conference, so all my avid readers (both of ya 😉 ) will be able to see what’s new in the world of content management. So pack yer […]

New Stuff from Me at OCR (September 18, 2002)

My new article on the tussle for Howard Coble’s House seat in North Carolina, entitled Tara Sue Takes Aim, has just been published by my usual outlet, the Online Community Report. If you’re at all interested in stories about (a) politics or (b) plucky underdogs, you should give it a read — I’m pretty proud […]

Another Great Idea That Unfortunately Will Never Happen (September 18, 2002)

Man. Oh, MAN! You have no idea how much I want this!!! What a great idea. What a KILLER idea. If there is ever a contest for “best computer game ever”, Wasteland would have to be in the top ten. It’s the only RPG I ever was compelled to play to the finish not once, […]

Bad Marketing… or REALLY Bad Marketing? (September 17, 2002)

Now this is just wrong.

Idiocy in Action (September 16, 2002)

You know, whenever I get to thinking that the depths of human stupidity have been plumbed, someone always comes along to demonstrate just how much further we can go. This guy is a prime example. His big complaint seems to be that Google’s page-ranking algorithm, PageRank (clever naming there), isn’t “democratic” enough. He says this […]

The Case Against War (September 15, 2002)

Recently, a friend sent me an e-mail that made the case that anyone who was leery of launching a war against Iraq was motivated by ignorance, self-interest, or both. I know that now, with the war drums beating in the background, is probably not the ideal time to try and make the case for restraint. […]

9/11 (September 11, 2002)

You don’t need me to tell you that today is the first anniversary of the terrible attack upon the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Unless you live in a cave, the memory of that day is probably etched indelibly in your mind; and you’ve probably been casting a wary eye at the calendar ever […]

Bad Moon Rising (September 6, 2002)

Well, the anniversary of the Sep. 11 attacks is drawing near, and there’s bad mojo coming out of Afghanistan once again. I’m not a defeatist — I think our incursion into Afghanistan threw al-Qaeda’s plans into disarray, which has to be counted a success — but recent events have me wondering if maybe we’re not […]

From the Department of Bad P.R. … (September 5, 2002)

You know, you would think being married to a politician would teach you not to shoot your mouth off on the phone. But you’d be wrong… Netanyahu’s Wife: Israel ‘Can Burn’