None Dare Call It Stolen: Ohio, the election, and America’s servile press Posted on Wednesday, September 7, 2005. By Mark Crispin Miller. The national turnout in 2004 was the highest since 1968, when another unpopular war had swept the ruling party from the White House. Yet this ever-less-beloved president, this president who had united liberals… Continue reading “None Dare Call It Stolen”
Click for the original. Unattributed – an original source to attribute would be appreciated (use the comments) … and YES this is an obvious case of editing, NOT a real photo. But pretty much sums up my perception of el Presidente’s attitude.
Sorry that it’s been nearly a week. Plenty of news, little time to blog. I was crazy with meetings and beginning of semester stuff at work… and I dropped my scooter last week. It’s basically find, I’m fine, but that’s the sort of week it was.
I have zero idea how long the blog has been down; I may have to set up a script to mail me if it goes down again — being that as it may, it wasn’t software; the server was quite visible here in the apartment, and the SFChat.org address stayed up… it was a DNS… Continue reading Grrr… downtime.
From The Chronicle of Higher Education : Bloggers Need Not Apply What is it with job seekers who also write blogs? Our recent faculty search at Quaint Old College resulted in a number of bloggers among our semifinalists. Those candidates looked good enough on paper to merit a phone interview, after which they were still… Continue reading Blogging and the Academic Job Search
Housing may sting more than dot.com bust Whether it’s a national bubble or just pockets of regional froth, an end to surge in home prices could inflict economic harm that would make the 2000 tech bust look tame in comparison. Duh. More discussion at “Housing crash to be worse than dot.com bust?” on AMERICAblog.
…has a very simple explanation. First, we had a big deadline at work. And now I’m on vacation. I may drop by with some vacation pictures, or I may not… but I’ll be back to my regularly scheduled procrastination, humor, and political repostings come April 5th. Until then, and barring the odd vacation photo I… Continue reading The lack of posts recently…
Web server was down from 10PM last night to 5PM or so today. Mea cupla, and I’ll try not to let it happen again. Also, in case regular readers may not have noticed, SFChat.org no longer points directly here, and instead has a brief directory and the note: If you’ve come looking for Nate’s Blog,… Continue reading Downtime and administrivia…
I’ve done a bit more tweaking, and in particular, reduced the WordPress-default line spacing, which had been bugging me, and gotten the subtitle/tagline in … since I’m a programmer, and not a web designer, if you drop by and this isn’t ancient news, let me know what you think.
This color scheme (*) is tentative, and I should mention that I’m mildly red-green colorblind. I’ve run it by Marie, and she seems to like it, but if you dislike it or have any suggestions for improvements, please leave a comment or email me. (* It’s mostly dark green, with a pale green sidebar/menu, if… Continue reading Two small notes…
I’ve been meaning to start a blog/journal for a while now… this election is giving me an ulcer (only metaphorically, I *hope*), and the mailing lists and newsgroups I’m on have only a limited tolerance for off-topic speculation on the topic. Similarly, I expect that by being able to just post things here, I’ll be… Continue reading Welcome, though there’s basically nothing here yet.