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Tuesday, December 25, 2001
Monday, September 17, 2001
Saturday, September 15, 2001
Calls to ban encryption:
Re-emergence of Carnivore:
Erosions of civil liberties are coming:
Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Tuesday, August 14, 2001
Thursday, August 09, 2001
Wednesday, August 08, 2001
Monday, August 06, 2001
Freeter: a Japanese Anglo-Germanism coined in 1987 meaning, roughly, free work. You ditch the career track in favor of part-time jobs leading nowhere and demanding little -- so many hours a day, at so much (generally not very much) per hour, and the rest of your life is your own. Fed up? Quit; travel; drift back; get another job . . . Not a bad deal, thought many.
The article goes on to ream this lifestyle, saying that corporations do not look kindly upon "freeters."
Friday, August 03, 2001
Tropical storm in the Gulf today. It will be a hurricane in 72 hours and has a decent chance of hitting New Orleans. Gotta love it!
Thursday, August 02, 2001
Wednesday, August 01, 2001
Tuesday, July 31, 2001
Monday, July 30, 2001
Sunday, July 29, 2001
This morning, we got up early and worked out. Then Cassie left on a business trip and I stayed at home, taking my old race bike into my local bike shop, Bicycle Michael's. I know I am going to pay more (far more) than what I would pay if I bought everything online, but I really wanted to support a local business, especially one in my neighborhood. Then I came home and got my fix of daytime TV and fed the goldfish in the pond.
Saturday, July 28, 2001
Friday, July 27, 2001
Thursday, July 26, 2001
Ideally, microjobs would be:
portable, not capital or resource intensive, simple concepts, utilizing partners instead of employees (think lemonade stand as opposed to amazon.com), local first, scaling to where business can be done, able to start up fast and shut down fast if necessary and with little requirements for offices and other expensive trappings.
Flaws that I can think of so far with this idea:
1) There is still a need for a stable, seasoned, knowledgable worker (you don't want your brain surgeon moonlighting as a bartender) in some vocations.
2) Without some sort of national health care insurance, these people could be as screwed as they would be working at a single low wage job, either paying for expensive insurance out of their pockets, or not paying and flirting with financial disaster.
Tuesday, July 24, 2001
Monday, July 23, 2001
successful frequent-flier programs, which have provided the burgeoning
hyperflier culture with its own currency, lexicon, and class structure. ...
The hyperfliers may think they're getting something for nothing, but they're
actually playing the airlines' game. By tightly restricting free flights,
airlines have rigged it so that a passenger flying for free almost never
displaces a paying customer, and typically costs the airline only about $20
per flight. But to earn that $20 flight, hyperfliers will go out of their
way to book all their tickets on one airline, and may waste hundreds or
thousands of dollars building their status."
--Warren Berger, "Life Sucks and Then You Fly," Wired, August, 1999
Sunday, July 22, 2001
Friday, July 20, 2001
Wednesday, July 18, 2001
The problem with monopolies is not that they corner a market. It's after they corner a market and investors are crying for more profits and more growth. Then the only choices are to raise prices (phone companies) or convince people they need the new and improved version (electronics manufacturers), or both (microsoft).
Tuesday, July 17, 2001
Monday, July 16, 2001
Sunday, July 15, 2001
Saturday, July 14, 2001
Friday, July 13, 2001
Thursday, July 12, 2001
Monday, July 09, 2001
Sunday, July 08, 2001
Friday, July 06, 2001
Wednesday, July 04, 2001
Sunday, July 01, 2001
Tuesday, June 19, 2001
Saturday, June 16, 2001
Saturday, June 02, 2001
Friday, May 25, 2001
airline safety (mostly because I was driving in the direction of the airport with my mini doughnut spare tire), right livelihoods, and how I want to sell my car and buy a scooter.
Tuesday, May 22, 2001
Monday, May 21, 2001
Monday, April 30, 2001
Friday, April 27, 2001
My house is even mentioned here. Scroll down or hit "control-f" to find 920 Spain.
Time to go outside and get some sunshine!
Tuesday, April 24, 2001
article about a voodoo shrine.
From a website I visited:
3. postmodernism: A rejection of the sovereign autonomous individual with an emphasis upon anarchic collective, anonymous experience. Collage, diversity, the mystically unrepresentable, Dionysian passion are the foci of attention. Most importantly we see the dissolution of distinctions, the merging of subject and object, self and other. This is a sarcastic playful parody of western modernity and the "John Wayne" individual and a radical, anarchist rejection of all attempts to define, reify or re-present the human subject.
Friday, April 13, 2001
Sunday, March 04, 2001
Sunday, February 18, 2001
Roy knows a lot of people in the city, and the success of the company has meant he's pretty well known in entrepreneurial circles. Most of the over-40 types are still pretty leery of him though. Is it the piercings and tattoos or is it just that his thinking is so alien to them? Screw it, who cares, he though. As long as we get paid by our clients.
Tuesday, February 13, 2001
Friday, February 09, 2001
1.0 sprig fresh mint Mint
1.0 oz light rum Rum
1.0 tsp Sugar
4.0 oz Water
Directions: Put a splash of water in a rocks glass with the sugar and mint. Use a spoon or a pesel to crush sugar and mint into water. Add remaining water and rum. Garnish with a piece of sugar cane. This is the national drink of Cuba, it is very light and quite refreshing.
Tuesday, January 30, 2001
Update: Teen burned imitating MTV stunt
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) - The father of a 13-year-old boy, hospitalized with second- and third-degree burns after mimicking an MTV personality who set himself on fire during a stunt show, blames the network for his son's injuries. Jason Lind was severely burned Friday night when he and a friend poured gasoline on his feet and legs and lit him on fire while imitating a stunt on MTV's high-rated show "Jackass," police said. The fire grew out of control and burned the boy's legs and hands before it was extinguished, officials said. Jason remained hospitalized Monday in critical condition in the burn unit of Shriner's Hospital for Children in Boston. The MTV program also drew fire from Democratic Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, an outspoken critic of media violence. Jason's 14-year-old friend was arrested Saturday and charged with reckless endangerment. Police would not identify the suspect because he is a juvenile. Another teen who looked on was not charged.
Who's a bigger idiot, the teen or the father? You decide. Maybe the title of the show should have been a clue.
Sunday, January 28, 2001
Sunday, January 21, 2001
idea of creating new things for people to read. I support the independent press and the circulation of new ideas. I have no use,
however, for more propaganda for shopping culture. I would say that our mental space has enough advertising in it already.
Our heads are full.
I am very fortunate to make a good salary and be someplace where the cost of living is not too high. I really don't need very much
that I don't have already. I am tired of everyone telling me I need more stuff. This system keeps us in jobs we don't like, doing
things we don't agree with and living out of balance with our nature.
Saturday, January 20, 2001
Friday, January 19, 2001
A frail looking man who looked very much the role of white urban professional/gentrifier stared somewhat uncomfortably at me. He really seemed afraid to look me in the eye, which made me uncomfortable. He was clearly the guy in charge, but the role didn't seem to make him happy. I introduced myself, extending a hand. That seemed to frighten him. How much more of this strange communication environment would I have to endure before I got to the beef-a-roni? Clearly, it was going to be a popular dish.