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...

Friday, September 27, 2002

Fraud, surely? Yet another reason to beware of the more popular file sharing apps. Link: New Software Quietly Diverts Sales Commissions (NYT)

Molly Ivins: No. This is not acceptable. This is not the country we want to be. This is not the world we want to make. .... .... Not in our name, not with our money, not with our children's blood Link:Mr. Bush, Stop the Madness (Common Dreams, syndicated)

Tuesday, September 24, 2002

Finally, one of the big 5 starts down the sane (and profitable?) path... Internet: Company will make recordable format standard and offer more of its catalog as singles. Link: Warner to Enable the CD Burning of Its Songs (posted w/o permission from LA Times)

Monday, September 23, 2002

The Ikea site is called www.unbö (warning: contains flash and music). The thing is, they have an umlaut over the ö. Now, i am not a german speaker, but doesn't the umlaut mean that you pronounce it more like or ??? (Also, if you click on the tv in the flash, you'll open a javascript window with the new Spike Jonze Ikea spot)

Some folks just don't understand free speech... Wartime censorship is alive and well and living on campus. Link: Free Speech 101 (thanks to L for the link)

Thursday, September 19, 2002

The Register has a quickie on the forthcoming EFF report on censorware. Quoting: Schools that implement Internet blocking software with the least restrictive settings will block tens of thousands of web pages inappropriately, either because the web pages are miscategorized or because the web pages, while correctly categorized, do not merit blocking. Link : Internet filtering software 'damages educational opportunities' (The Rgegister UK) The EFF report will (eventually) be here: EFF Intenet Blocking Report

Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Huh... Government units abroad and in the United States and individual computer users should look for ways to support Linux and Linux-based products. The competition it offers helps everyone. NYT Editorial 09/18/02

Tuesday, September 17, 2002

The document, entitled Rebuilding America's Defences: Strategies, Forces And Resources For A New Century, was written in September 2000 by the neo-conservative think-tank Project for the New American Century (PNAC). Link: Bush planned Iraq 'regime change' before becoming President (Sunday Herald, Scotland). Slimmer version here

Saturday, September 14, 2002

"Newly discovered" episodes of "Get Your War On" from the 80's. (Love the disclaimer at the top of the page!)

Thursday, September 12, 2002

Andrei Codrescu's intense 9/11 poem. Link is to text. Page also has link to his reading of the poem. Link: 9/11 (with Allen Ginsberg in mind) (

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Nelson Mandela is not fucking around...In a rare interview, the South African demands that George W. Bush win United Nations support before attacking Iraq Link:Nelson Mandela: The United States of America is a Threat to World Peace (Newsweek)

Tuesday, September 10, 2002

Web users in China find out what it's like to see a different page under "" in their browser's address bar. (It's weird!) Link: Replacement of Google with Alternative Search Systems in China : Documentation and Screen Shots (Harvard Law)

NYT editorial. Short and simple. Just reasonable enough to make the key point: We must fight the enemies of freedom abroad without yielding to those at home. Link: The War on Civil Liberties (NYT, "free" reg. req.)

Monday, September 09, 2002

Lucid Chomsky. Less invective than we've come to expect. Has he realised the importance of voices like his in these times? By attacking Iraq, the US will invite a new wave of terrorist attacks Link:
Drain the swamp and there will be no more mosquitoes
(Grauniad UK)

Sunday, September 08, 2002

The AP (of all people) has an unusually succint and pointed Overview of Changes to Legal Rights (Newsday Sept 5 2002 - Archived at Truthout)

Friday, September 06, 2002

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