Month: August 2006

  • Not a Numbers Game

    It’s not a numbers game, but today I made 14 posts for a weblog at an undisclosed location. Wow!

  • Comments are Back On!!

    Purely out of idleness I turned commenting back on, just to see how effective akismet is. I don’t think there’s a way to turn it on retroactively, but give it a try. Perhaps even you can comment about this post about comments.

  • OPML Stuff

    Testing my PDA OPML for my rss feeds.

  • Tom Tomorrow Takes Terrorism Seriously

    Tom Tomorrow explains why those who take terrorism seriously will always win in the long term.

  • 2 Brains…and Too Productive

    Lately I’ve been in a productivity rut. I keep four numbers on each day. One describes my weight for the day, the other three describe my productivity for the day. The system is rough and subjective, yet it forces me to assess what I’ve been doing with my time. The first number describes my productivity…

  • Wiki Resources

    Ultimate Wiki comparison guide. Highly technical. Andrew Stellman on how managers at corporations can learn from open source project management. Andy Oram: Rethinking Community Documentation . On the post before this one, I’ve been gathering lots of useful ebook links. Uche Ogbuji develops in python and xml. Here’s his copia weblog which is far too…

  • Ebook Creation Links

    For news, see teleread and mobileread and mobileread forums. Source XML Docbook: Wiki, Docbook XSL Book, Docbook Definitive Guide; Converting to Docbook Tools TEI-Lite: TEI-Lite 5(draft); P5 Home Page; Simple Markup Guide; TEI-specific tools; TEI Download Page; TEI 5 Documentation Online mailing list archives, TEI for library archives , , Roma TEI Schema Customizer/Generator,, (how…

  • Vids: Worksafe and Not Worksafe

    2 odd Not safe for work videos: How to make love to a woman (parody animation by Bill Plympton). Scrubs Hardcore, a bizzare clothing advertisement (on Huffington Post!) which seems more like a hardcore sex video. You have to admire its style. The vid was created by a legitimate advertising agency. I have to wonder…

  • Snake Roundup & Superego Orders Me Around (Again!)

    Video: Snakes on Clair Danes Snakes on a Train: Profile of a BonaFide Blockbuster Knockoff Snakes on a Babe. Worksafe although make sure your speakers are turned low! For the latest on Snakes, see snakesonablog In the meantime, despite my curiosity and enthusiasm, I have decided not to make tonight’s sneak preview at the Alamo…

  • Resumes and Mindmaps

    J Wynia envisions his resume as a mindmap

  • Mike Flacklestein Spam

    Milligan asks, Mr. Flacklestein, who are you?  His guess (actually credible) is that it’s steganography (the act of embedding important messages in a public place without people even realizing it contains a message). Or it could be some spammer trying to see whether his spambot actually works.

  • Ask the Cats at 3

    Half an hour ago, I received a cryptic IM from Lawrence Simon, who runs the esteemed weblog, isfullofcrap.com . The transcript follows: isfullofcrap: atc – at 3 robertdotnagle: as happy as i am to be sent an IM (although I don’t usually do much IMing), I must confess I have no idea what this message…

  • Wikipedia Happy Ending: Wisdom of Crowds at Work

    Wow, last week, I tried to make a correction to the Wikipedia entry about Spin (when it referred to Bill Oreilly). My suggestion was promptly deleted. However, I’m happy to report that the section has been rewritten (and incorporated into the section on Public Relations), and actually it’s much better: The American radio and television…

  • High School Debate Coach for Congress!

    For once Republican Congressman Culberson in Houston has a formidable opponent: a high school debate coach! Jim Henley has been a debate coach at Lanier High School and helped bring the team to several national championships. He also has a campaign blog . His positions stand in stark contrast to John Culberson’s. Culberson has said…

  • Broward Police Brutality: Protest Zones & Political Expression in the City

    Shooting at peaceful protesters Pt 314. The victim: a middle aged woman lawyer holding a protest sign. Ashley Fantz writes a description of the event (and the videotape of the policemen laughing about the incident). Ironically Broward attorney Elizabeth Ritter wasn’t there to protest, merely to complain about the fact that on that day police…

  • Remiscing about good old Bush incompetence

    While reading something, I was reminded of perhaps the biggest single bit of legislative incompetence by a politician. Bush supported a law cancelling contracts with a private firm that built car inspection centers for it; the agency sued and won big $160 million, which then was paid for out of the state’s environmental budget. Louis…