in lieu of radio ...

a somewhat random collection of pages and thoughts started sept 16 2001. now that i'm not on the radio 6 hours every day, blogger allows all of us to harangue...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Google To Take Chrome Out Of Beta
Why? It is half-baked. Awful cookie management, no way to deal with scripting, no extensions (yet). I have it on my desktop and it is labeled "Promiscuous Browsing". And Gmail is still beta?

It might even get me back to Broadway...
It's not over until the fat boy spins (BBC) Shane Warne is the subject of a new musical. Her is a declaration (Ha! That was a cricket joke!): If this makes it to Broadway, I WILL go!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Watch search terms as they come in to a search engine... Automated Beacon, Thomson & Craighead 2005. Courtesy of Joanna Render Gallery (like looking at all website logs all at once ...)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Say it aint so, Joe........... FIRE JOE MORGAN: Post #1377: The Relatively Short Goodbye. Such a great place for affirmation. Affirmation that is, that those sports writers and broadcasters really ARE that stupid... and now it's gone. Feh.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Go here, then print it out. Then take it around the local coffee shop and be seen to read it. Maybe you too can have a nice meeting with the police state, just like this guy..... UGGH!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Looong G 'n R saga. Telling us exactly why we do not need any more rock dinosaurs (are you listening, Radiohead?) The Most Expensive Album Never Made (repost from NY Times - March 06, 2005)

Steve Albini from 1993 (make sure to check the figures at the end...) The Problem with Music (repro from The Baffler)

Sunday, February 19, 2006

A hero for our times? HENRY ROLLINS Cited As 'Possible Threat' By Australian Government

Saturday, February 18, 2006

A federal employee gets hassled by Homeland Security for antiwar stickers on his car. Is it a mistake, a new rule, or the part of a trend of the First Amendment being bullied out of existence? Read the transcript, read the rules and decide for yourself... Red State, Meet Police State (Boise Wekly)

Thursday, January 19, 2006

More videos ... Top 65 Music Videos of 2005 (via Good Weather for Airstrikes)

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Useful: SiteAdvisor blog (Especially if you know someone who like to download stuff willy-nilly)

Thursday, December 22, 2005

My yearly ACLU dues are worth it just for this! Pizza ordering of the future? (Flash)

WTF?????????????? From 2006 Britain will be the first country where every journey by every car will be monitored ...the national data centre will also check whether each vehicle is lawfully licensed, insured and has a valid MoT test certificate." (Independent, UK)

Friday, December 09, 2005

Ever tried to figure out the different ways different folks get paid, and by whom? here's a really useful chart. Revenue Streams for Artists, Songwriters and Copyright Owners based on the broadcast of their music (Future of Music Coalition) - Simply put, the thing is waaaaay tooo complicated....

Monday, December 05, 2005

Front page of the Business section of Sunday New York Times.... and they STILL cannot make it clear! Let's get this straight, spear-fishing can snare anyone at any time. Trojans of the type they are describing target ONLY computers running Microsoft Windows. Not one mention of "Microsoft", "Windows", "Apple" or "Linux" in the whole article. Uggh! Online scammers go spear-phishin' (C-Net, from NY Times) (and, yes, I'm a Windows user)

Released in 1979, the single "Rapper's Delight" launched hip-hop as a multi-billion-dollar phenomenon. Here is the definitive inside story - Hip-Hop Happens (Stephen Daley - Vanity Fair) - (printer friendly version with no popup) here

OMIGOD! This needs to be set to music immediately!!!! Mark E Smith reads the footbal scores!

Saturday, October 08, 2005

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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Utah Cops Squash Legal Rave with Teargas, Helicopters (video here)

Monday, September 26, 2005

General Joseph Hall (who took over from Schwartzkopf) is unhappy with civilian incompetence in Iraq war: ust a couple of thoughts to kind of get things going. I can’t begin without once more saying that this was the wrong war at the wrong time fought with incredible incompetence on the part of the civilian leadership. And despite this, that our armed forces continue to serve with courage and determination and in many cases great personal sacrifice. Press Roundtable: Gen. Joseph Hoar, USMC (Ret.) (

Friday, September 16, 2005

A.V. Club interviews Errol Morris. I'd like to have a bear with this guy.

Works for me ... Halliburton Gets Contract To Pry Gold Fillings From New Orleans Corpses' Teeth (thanks to s)

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Clinical, to the point: Reuters soundman killed in Baghdad, police blame US not so clinical, perhaps even more to the point: Iraq: Too many appointments in Samarra

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

OMIGOD! Apple figures it out... right-clicking is a good thing! (but it's a hell of a leap to this nonetheless) I wonder if the single digit Mas fans will be able to handle it?

Friday, July 29, 2005

Want to know the definition of "a work of lunatic scholarship".... Alan W. Pollack's Notes on ... Series: " In 1989 the American musicologist Alan W. Pollack started to analyze the songs of the Beatles. He published his first results on internet. In 1991 — after he had finished the work on 28 songs — he bravely decided to do the whole lot of them. About ten years later, in 2000 he completed the analysis of the official Beatles' canon, consisting of 187 songs and 25 covers. Here we have ordered this massive work in five categories. And, for your convenience, we've added an alphabetical, a canonical and a chronological index as well as a short introduction."

Friday, May 20, 2005

Swingeing, freewheeling, how come we don't hear American politicians speaking this way... the truth... George Galloway: Thusly, I Humiliated Norm Coleman (and Christopher Hitchens)

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

FAQ Madness: New York Lottery Check the 8th question under the "Drawing" heading... !

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Concise, to the point, examination of the "Social Security reform" scam. With interesting side-notes on the rise of the notional economy. >The $4.7 Trillion Pyramid (

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Excellent comprehensive guide to tweaking Firfox. Covers all obvious and many non-obvious tweaks. Useful.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Just Letters - A browser based multi-user Flash game: "'Someone keeps stealing my letters...'"