Alas, No : Iowa

So let me make sure I've got this right.

Yesterday, the Iowa Caucuses were the quintessential form of participatory democracy, uniquely suited to the strengths of the Sanders campaign.

Today, they are a weird, outdated ritual, unfairly decided by a coin toss.

Funny how that works.

By Pete Brown

All posts

  1. On Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders
  2. Audiobooks, podcasts, and the challenges of building stuff oneself
  3. There is no such thing as a structureless organization.
  4. God-damned Internet of Things
  5. Switching to Reeder for RSS
  6. Stringing small tools together wins again.
  7. Spoilers
  8. "Egalitarian" organizations and internalized control
  9. Richard Kaufman on *The Thing*
  10. Benjamin Brooks on working from home
  11. Laurie Ruettimann on open floor plan offices
  12. I really hope Bimodal IT is intended as descriptive, not prescriptive.
  13. There is a reason that stuff happens.
  14. The grand evasion of gun control
  15. Zach Holman on remote-first vs. remote-friendly
  16. Feeling kinda meh about the X-Files trailer
  17. Is the pope Catholic?
  18. Right-wing kook likes right-wing kook
  19. Sure, Google—blame the humans.
  20. Yep, we're fine on the schedule, except that everyone hates the schedule.
  21. If it walks like a Trump and quacks like a Trump…
  22. It's not just politics. The tech community's objectivity is a myth.
  23. Larry Lessig's plan is ridiculous.
  24. Nuts-McCubbins 2016!
  25. Those impolite protesters
  26. "The Other Sixties"
  27. Why I (mostly) stopped using Linux
  28. Trump trump trumpity trump
  29. Education and the health of democracy
  30. Yeah, still not feeling the Bern.
  31. Trump's "campaign" is the perfect illustration of the GOP circus and its media enablers.
  32. So, Conway, Jevons, and Sturgeon walk into a planning meeting…
  33. LastPass (and basically any other password manager) is still more secure than your homegrown password scheme.
  34. Maybe throwing out the Agile bath water is a good idea, regardless of what's in the tub.
  35. The insistence that children be forced to learn harsh lessons early is bizarre.
  36. The diminishing returns of the GOP welfare circuit
  37. "This OS is buggy because my upgrade failed!"
  38. Single-issue voting, or "Rand Paul is still a nutcase."
  39. Decentralizing GitHub
  40. The doofus dad stereotype is bullshit and needs to be tossed in the bin.
  41. Funny definition of government oppression you've got there…
  42. A great post about continuous delivery of infrastructure services
  43. Uber is terrible, Part… oh, I've lost track now.
  44. But this method doesn't work with a tomato.
  45. My prediction for tonight's *Mad Men* series finale…
  46. Who will explain the explainers?
  47. Cormac McCarthy's *The Road* and manipulative storytelling
  48. The uselessness and vacuity of David Brooks
  49. I seriously doubt that the culture wars are over.
  50. Meanwhile, in the great state of Texas…
  51. Now if only we could automate the automation.
  52. What's good for me must be good for you.
  53. The police state and its enablers
  54. A new Craw Kickstarter
  55. It's weird how all these spontaneous riots keep happening.
  56. Sometimes you are just wrong.
  57. The White House Correspondents Dinner is pathetic.
  58. People are not resources.
  59. Chewie, we're home.
  60. As usual, the private sector makes everything better.
  61. Expecting Hillary Clinton to un-jerk-ify the GOP is stupid.
  62. Oliver Queen learns some odd lessons.
  63. Book: *The Luminaries* by Eleanor Catton
  64. It can't be entirely about what the customer cares about.
  65. Why it is a good idea to listen to experts
  66. Happy birthday, Merle!
  67. I'm glad Terry Gilliam didn't make *Watchmen*.
  68. Bigots gonna bigot
  69. "…but the implementation is only the first step"
  70. "Tax reform" is whatever you need it to be.
  71. Mike Pence has a funny definition of "hospitality."
  72. No, Indiana's RFRA is *not* the same as those 19 other states.
  73. TV - *Bloodline*
  74. Maybe they should just start using square-quotes around "partner."
  75. So Mr. President, if you want to close Guantanamo, then close it.
  76. Why I like minimalist art.
  77. Book: The Wars Of Reconstruction
  78. No, the Republicans in Congress have not committed treason.
  79. Marilyn Frye on what politics is
  80. Comics: *Descender* No. 1
  81. Meetings and email are symptoms, not causes.
  82. NoEstimates as a protest movement?
  83. A new Aliens movie?
  84. Devops certification and the problem with buying expertise
  85. The new Dan Deacon album is out today.
  86. Pipelines v. trains is a false dilemma.
  87. Great post! Too bad it was delivered via 47 tweets…
  88. Do yourself a favor and go read some Malcolm X.
  89. Review: Ann Leckie - *Ancillary Justice*
  90. Buzzkill alert: This snow is no joke.
  91. Tech pundits need to get out more.
  92. Pizza crust will destroy the universe.
  93. If you don't like the law, then fix it.
  94. Peter Singer, eating meat, and the ethical treatment of animals
  95. SAFe is better than nothing, but only marginally so.
  96. Rand Paul is a kook.
  97. Due is a nice reminders app.
  98. Left-wing conspiracy theories are still conspiracy theories.
  99. Dan Burton, still a moron
  100. I think maybe these people have read too much sci-fi.
  101. Getting mad at Brian Williams is kind of missing the point.
  102. Why photo-sharing companies never seem to be able to make a go of it
  103. Reform conservatism is snake oil and Jeb Bush is a terrible person.
  104. The new *Star Wars* comic is pretty good.
  105. In which I am skeptical that the GOP will pay any political price for tanking the ACA
  106. John Carpenter - *Lost Themes*
  107. If your architecture is a mess, rapid deployment is probably the last thing you need.
  108. The *Daredevil* trailer looks good.
  109. The new Terminator movie looks alright.
  110. No, blogging is not dead.
  111. Good article on the creation of AllMusic
  112. Scott Walker is terrible.
  113. I installed and then deleted the new iOS Outlook app.
  114. Revisiting the BBC's *Ghostwatch*
  115. Jonathan Chait bravely defends the rights of whites guys to say they think. Apparently Marxists are to blame.
  116. Someone needs to do a Kickstarter for a *Quantum Leap* movie.
  117. This certainly is easier than sifting through the ninety-nine cent CD-ROM bin at Microcenter.
  118. Link Dump - 2015-01-13
  119. Phrases that should be banned
  120. No, populism is not actually a political position.
  121. A novel twist in gameplay
  122. An entrepreneur in every pot
  123. Link Dump - 2015-01-10
  124. Yes, tell me again about the terrible discrimination against religion.
  125. Title II for ISPs looks slightly more likely.
  126. From the vaults: Jets To Brazil - *Orange Rhyming Dictionary*
  127. I can't believe Apple released Yosemite with that bug that kills puppies.
  128. Serial and the problem of knowledge
  129. Maybe next week I'll dig up a CD player and tape deck.
  130. First-world problems in the twenty-first century
  131. So long, 2014.
  132. Net Promoter Score, or, "The problem with trying to quantity people"
  133. Personal trauma and systemic oppression
  134. "Irritating people making bad decisions"
  135. NYPD v. de Blasio, and NYC politics
  136. Comics: *Lazarus*, Volume 1
  137. Flash photography
  138. I know we are supposed to be terribly outraged about any threat to freedom of expression, but…
  139. My new favorite comic: Rachel Rising
  140. Anti-GMO rhetoric
  141. Ms. Marvel, Volume 1
  142. Uber needs poor people.
  143. The problem with Radiolab
  144. NERD+SPOILER ALERT: The Flash mid-season finale
  145. I will loan you my copy of The Economic & Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
  146. The Star Wars teaser
  147. Link Dump - 2014-11-27
  148. Ferguson and *Nixonland*
  149. *Countdown City* by Ben H. Winters
  150. It's morning in America.
  151. My *Serial* think-piece
  152. Cod vacations
  153. Link Dump - 2014-11-22
  154. Railing
  155. Found a sunny spot
  156. 1970s Legos
  157. DANZIG!
  158. Link Dump - 2014-11-21
  159. Just keep screaming "BENGHAZI!" even louder.
  160. It's not really a "dog whistle" if everyone can hear it.
  161. Paul Smith & Peter Brews - *Frozen By Sight*
  162. Link Dump - 2014-11-20
  163. Clearly, I am just a statist stooge lacking any perspective or self-awareness.
  164. Link Dump - 2014-11-19
  165. A very helpful related search
  166. "Jack Deth is back, and he's never even been here before!"
  167. Anyone need a 16MB memory card?
  168. Link Dump - 2014-11-18
  169. "…and the rest of the team should be focused on project work."
  170. Comics I'm reading: *Wytches*
  171. It was a bad idea to even suggest the loan program should be profitable in the first place.
  172. Link Dump - 2014-11-17
  173. Because who needs public infrastructure?
  174. Dilbert is not funny.
  175. Pink Floyd
  176. Link dump - 2014-11-16
  177. Mobile friendly
  178. Dave Winer's Radio3
  179. Resistance to change
  180. That pope
  181. Twitter's strategy statement, or Why we can't have nice things
  182. Happy birthday, Hedy Lamarr
  183. Your data-mining sucks.
  184. Started reading *Locke & Key*
  185. The biggest threat to the coming Democratic majority is the Democrats.
  186. I think I am going to need some new running shoes soon.
  187. *A Nightmare On Elm Street* turns 30
  188. *Foundation* trilogy maybe coming to TV?
  189. "I believe the FCC should reclassify consumer broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act."
  190. For the eleventy-billionth time, pointing out racism != "playing the race card."
  191. Nobody likes paying taxes, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't have them.
  192. Just give me a goddamned RSS feed already
  193. Marvel Unlimited is not so great.
  194. My in-depth analysis of the 2014 mid-term elections
  195. Massachusetts Republicans
  196. Birthright #1
  197. *Phase IV* is on Netflix!
  198. Kids these days
  199. *Aliens* documentary
  200. Don't run, Elizabeth! Don't run!
  201. New album from I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness!
  202. I suppose it is proof of *something*, anyway…
  203. Jack Bruce
  204. You seem to have missed something.
  205. Why monitor something you're not going to do anything about?
  206. Meg & Mog
  207. Gandhi never said that, and even if he had, it doesn't make any sense.
  208. Airmail 2.0 seems like it might be cool.
  209. Plato, Popper, & word processing
  210. Technological change vs. cultural change
  211. Mark Lanegan Band - *Phantom Radio*
  212. Sleater-Kinney
  213. BE AFRAID!
  214. Medium's on it, bro!
  215. Why have no white leaders come forward to speak out against this culture of violence?
  216. Predicting the future without knowing the past
  217. "Free v. Not free" is overly simplistic.
  218. Little pink houses, for you and me.
  219. Surprise! Tort reform doesn't work.
  220. A useful roadmap
  221. Not much longer now…
  222. Good intro to David Fincher's visual style
  223. "Text is the most powerful, useful, effective communication technology ever, period."
  224. "Don't feed the trolls is a cop-out.
  225. Childhood traumas: The can lid
  226. Deliberately missing the point
  227. Jose Saramago on writing via keyboard
  228. Freshman year of college is calling.
  229. Jargon needed: The opposite of "solutioning"
  230. Started reading Jane Smiley's *Some Luck*
  231. Trail map - Highland Park, Temple Woods, & Poet's Seat in Greenfield, MA
  232. What's the worst that could happen?
  233. Field Report - *Marigolden*
  234. Both sides do it.
  235. You may have built part of it, just not the whole thing.
  236. With friends like these…
  237. Neil Killick on slicing heuristics
  238. Oh, like that could ever happen.
  239. It's a luxury not to have to worry about racism.
  240. Hell #9438
  241. I think it's time for Batman to take a break.
  242. Caribou - *Can't Do Without You*
  243. The right-wing carbon-copy machine
  244. War forever
  245. Finished Jeff VanderMeer's *Authority*
  247. Agent Cooper and the Kingdom Of the Crystal Skull
  248. Disconnecting pay from performance
  249. Hosting my own stuff
  250. All Ebola, all the time
  251. The kids these days
  252. Laboratories of democracy!
  253. Ridley Scott's new movie sounds terrible.
  254. *Gotham* is a pretty disappointing show so far.
  255. Again with Heidegger and the Nazis
  256. Experimenting with posting from Drafts
  257. The new phone is here.
  258. Crap Architecture
  259. iPhone Parking Lot
  260. Starting Proust
  261. *The Conspiracy* (2012)
  262. Immigration reform & deficit hawkery
  263. Facebook: Evil, dumb, or both?
  264. The Apple tech press is weird.
  265. VHS v. Betamax
  266. The answer is always "n + 1".
  267. Conservative intellectuals
  268. Zappos is creepy.
  269. Your phone is not the problem.
  270. Deconstruction
  271. Inspirational
  272. Process improvement
  273. Thanks, but finding interesting stuff to read is *my* job…
  274. Sorry, but writing down all your passwords on a piece of paper is a terrible idea.
  275. People like the idea of privacy and security.
  276. Complicated things are complicated.
  277. The Prometheus sequel might not suck.
  278. That technology thing you like
  279. Priorities, people
  280. WAR!
  281. Heidegger's *Schwarzen Hefte*, or "Leaving Godwin's Law in the rear-view mirror"
  282. Because why spend money on keeping things from exploding and falling apart?
  283. Nice public broadcasting you've got there
  284. Vladimir's Big Adventure
  285. 42
  286. Remember, the government can't do anything right.
  287. Sure, there are ways that *Batman Vs Superman* might not suck.
  288. CVS is getting out of the cigarette business.
  289. Trying out Beats Music
  290. Fine, we'll offer a tablet if we have to, but we're not happy about it.
  291. The synthetic unity of experience
  292. No, we shouldn't go back to Project Management 101.
  293. You should go read *The Unwritten*.
  294. The Pope's Blood Is Missing!
  295. State of the Union predictions
  296. Childhood traumas: "The Shadow Man"
  297. Yay! You hit your KPI. Too bad no one cares.
  298. I want to like *Helix*, but…
  299. I'm sure ACORN is somehow to blame for this.
  300. Yes, your explanation is simpler if you toss out the complicated parts.
  301. Mike Huckabee, expert on women
  302. Thinking before you write
  303. *Wildewoman* - Lucius
  304. Bringing the Catholic Church into a year that has four digits
  305. "Do what you love" and unexamined privilege
  306. Perhaps your secret sauce is a bit too secret.
  307. Hate the show, not the venue.
  308. In which I end my brief career as an employee engagement consultant
  309. FUD As a Service
  310. Yes, clearly your belief system is threatened by all 2% of us.
  311. Crippling injuries build character.
  312. *Wolf Hall* - Hilary Mantel
  313. Saving bookstores
  314. I'm not sure there is a good answer to the technical problems of social media.
  315. In which I kick off my new career as an "employee engagement" consultant
  316. Internet activism
  317. *Grasshopper On the Road* by Arnold Lobel
  318. Syfy's *Helix* seems like a mixed bag.
  319. The things one thinks about in the wee hours
  320. GMOs and the Monsanto boogeyman
  321. Your tax dollars at work
  322. let.ter - Taking minimalism a bit far
  323. Holacracy
  324. Yes, people really do still blog.
  325. Healthcare is expensive because people are trying to make money off of it.
  326. Duck Dynasty
  327. No one cares about your private cloud.
  328. Organizational "culture" discussions are mostly empty
  329. bell hooks on Sheryl Sandberg's *Lean In*
  330. So there's a new Death Angel album...
  331. No, Lacan is a just a bad writer.
  332. Money is speech
  333. Clearly
  334. Parking
  335. Nightbreed, The Cabal Cut
  336. It's like when we were all going to boycott Facebook.
  337. It depends on what you mean by "free will."
  338. Unhelpful advice
  339. ZOMG! Fingerprints!!!
  340. People don't scale
  341. No–stronger encryption is not the answer
  342. Movies that scared me
  343. Epistemology
  344. Bespoke
  345. Califone, *Stitches*
  346. Yes, deals with Mr. Morden are likely to end badly.
  347. We want INFORMATION!
  348. Passive-aggressive politeness
  349. Agile is not always the answer to everything.
  350. *My Amityville Horror* is not a great documentary, but it's worth watching.
  351. Google cars
  352. Grant Hart, *The Argument*
  353. Really, DC? REALLY?
  354. Washed Out, *Paracosm*
  355. Suspension of disbelief
  356. This is why bookstores are a niche business.
  357. True Widow, *Circumambulation*
  358. Personal experience v. policy
  359. Concern-trolling Gmail and "the cloud"
  360. Phosphorescent, *Muchacho*
  361. The Washington Post and AWS
  362. St. Patrick’s Day
  363. "You are wrong, and here are the reasons why."
  364. I find it unlikely that VMWare is going to suddenly embrace commodity cloud.
  365. Sometimes a methodology can be taken too far.
  366. "Let's just stick with what we've got..."
  367. What is good about *The Walking Dead* will also be its undoing.
  368. I'm not even sure your enterprise private cloud *could* succeed.
  369. If you haven't already, go watch *Dredd*
  370. The new How To Destroy Angels album
  371. A bit more regarding meetings, and how they suck
  372. Meetings
  373. And next, our plan for when we fail to plan
  374. Finally looked at the NYT's Snow Fall thing
  375. Time-tracking
  376. Prophecy
  377. More guns
  378. Guns
  379. Bold Leadership
  380. Hanlon's Razor
  381. That legacy stuff
  382. It's not about what box someone wants to put it in
  383. Tuhin Kumar on content in a digital era
  384. Money, politics, and Machiavelli
  385. I am skeptical that your tax plan will work any better.
  386. No, that's NOT the definition of insanity.
  387. The Walking Dead, now with more zombies
  388. The original Prometheus script seems interesting
  389. Commonplace is kind of nifty
  390. That Kant was a smart guy.
  391. Petraeus
  392. The World War Z trailer
  393. You should have bicycles
  394. The technorati fallacy
  395. One of my favorite types of requests
  396. The Lucasfilm thing
  397. The hermeneutics of automated configuration management
  398. I kind of agree with Descartes that philosophy should be done later in life
  399. It's not political discussion if you're just yelling at me.
  400. Complicated things are complicated (October 2012)
  401. The forest, the trees, and the DVDs
  402. Undecided voters
  403. David Quammen's new book seems good, but not sure I'll read it
  404. Found a new philosophy podcast
  405. Yes, pitty the poor billionaires and their thankless lives of toil.
  406. The ongoing adventures of Walter Bishop
  407. One can do a lot worse than "good enough."
  408. Is that a missile in your yard, or are you just trying to deter something?
  409. That's fine, but Aristotle still makes for tedious reading.
  410. Nevermind came out 20 years ago today
  411. Messing around with OpenPhoto
  412. Safety nets
  413. So, the Romney thing
  414. Your data-mining sucks
  415. Started watching Homeland
  416. The Clint Eastwood thing
  417. Enjoy the current plethora of music streaming choices while you can
  418. I invoke Sturgeon's Law
  419. Why would the FTC have anything to say about Twitter?
  420. The Lance Armstrong thing
  421. Actually, I expect Todd Akin to announce his candidacy for President any day now
  422. A lot of Can
  423. Finished the first series of *Downton Abbey*
  424. So Paul Ryan is Romney's VP pick
  425. Writing apps
  426. Distorted markets
  427., or, why it's still tough to compete with free
  428. Unfortunately, gun ownership and car ownership are not the same thing
  429. A bit more on the HBO thing
  430. OS upgrades
  431. Or I could just go listen to the album
  432. Monster Movie Week!
  433. As goes Sparrow...
  434. Why is Twitter more interesting to me than Facebook?
  435. Fantastical + Entourage + Exchange = WEIRDNESS
  436. Network neutrality, obviously a communist plot
  437. Nope, advertising just sucks
  438. Reading
  439. Interesting, but seems like asking for trouble
  440. Who needs it!
  441. Advantage, Mutt
  442. Do you want the answer, or not?
  443. ACA coverage and systems failure
  444. To-do lists
  445. So long, Weather Underground
  446. Checked baggage
  447. The challenge of spending any amount of time in Boston
  448. From the $2 bins at the record store
  449. I haven't seen *Prometheus*, but....
  450. The HBO thing
  451. It shouldn't matter which device I'm using
  452. Not exactly random, but good listening
  453. The Dark Knight... meh
  454. Because Kubrick is a good director, and Ridley Scott is not
  455. Country Roads, Take Me Home
  456. Memorial Day
  457. The revolution will not be Harvardized
  458. Chrome + Google Reader + space bar = ANNOYING
  459. Oddball behind-the-scenes photos
  460. The Times-Picayune, and chasing the wrong problem
  461. Experimenting with Pelican
  462. Readlists
  463. The classroom as an open, iterative project
  464. Yes, the Michael Wolff article
  465. Jevon's Paradox and the Cloud
  466. War Hazard Eliminated!
  467. Unintended Consequences
  468. Limbaugh blah blah blah
  469. You’re playing their game
  470. I highly doubt that AppleTV will magically kill the cable companies
  471. Breitbart
  472. I’m not sure I follow *you*, Mr. Romney…
  473. Maybe they think I’m going to buy another one?
  474. A bit more on The Shining
  475. Obviously, The Shining is *really* about the capitalist oppression of the working class
  476. 47 days of music seems like not that much…
  477. Regrettably, a post on campaign finance reform
  478. Why stop with in-app purchases?
  479. Opera would have saved the Lindbergh baby
  480. Actually, I would prefer not to deal with a human
  481. Ip Man
  482. Yes, but I’m still one one who has to decline the meeting invite
  483. Bogeyman
  484. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: *The Blob (1988)*
  485. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: *Isolation*
  486. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: The Crack In the World
  487. BASIC
  488. In which I am paid back for 10+ years of scoffing
  489. The Comcast/Netflix thing
  490. My power is beyond your understanding!
  491. Out-stupiding the TSA
  492. I see what you did there
  493. The problem with *Stargate:Universe*
  494. That "15 albums" thing
  495. Pedestrian v. motorist v. bicycle
  496. Sorry guys, it's still just a hobby
  497. Sunny side up, hold the overflowing manure pits
  498. That's an interesting definition you have there
  499. James Cameron v. the philistines
  500. Sometimes zombies and politics do mix.
  501. Damn hell ass boobies (2006)
  502. Whither censure?
  503. Stealing TV, Part II
  504. OCTOBER?!
  505. Chasing boogeymen
  506. Nice vetting job, folks
  507. In a move that gives bootlicks and sycophants everywhere a bad name...
  508. As goes South Dakota... well, hopefully not
  509. A discovery that should surprise exactly no one
  510. And no, I don’t care what anyone was wearing
  511. The worst idea I’ve ever heard
  512. Once again, ladies and gentleman, the professionals at work
  513. Supporting the freedom-haters
  514. Why I’m glad I’m not a miner
  515. Say it some more, because that will make it true
  516. Music update - February 2006
  517. The Corporation
  518. Watching TV without having TV
  519. Google strikes again (2006)
  520. Belle & Sebastian – The Life Pursuit
  521. Touchy subject
  522. Take my ports. Please.
  523. NUTS!
  524. One year older than I was at this time last year
  525. Gaim 2.0 beta is surprisingly unannoying
  526. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
  527. Lewis Black
  528. Uhhhhhhh...
  529. The Yes Men
  530. And again, my apologies
  531. I did it for you, Damien
  533. The site may be slow today
  534. Electronic mediocrity
  535. Maybe they are better off...
  536. Angry Dick strikes again
  537. Capote
  538. The gang that couldn’t shoot straight
  539. Why I don’t believe in a lot of stuff
  540. Wherein Pete despairs
  541. A long overdue return to an old favorite
  542. The Plame Name Blame Game Revisited (with pictures)
  543. Meanwhile, in TV Land...
  544. Hide your puppies
  545. I like VoIP
  546. From the “Oh, ya THINK?!” Dept:
  547. More good stuff (hopefully) from the Beeb
  548. The Monkey and the Sock Puppet, Part VI
  549. So, Mr. Attorney General—what questions will you answer?
  550. The hearings are on.
  551. Apples and oranges
  552. And in somewhat less serious news...
  553. Tune in tomorrow. For nothing.
  554. War in name only
  555. What? Something good from Cincinnati?
  556. Lookee here—I got me a domain!
  557. I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a scandal today
  558. I suppose that’s one way of putting it
  559. Hooray for books I’ve never read
  560. The State of the Union (in Happy Happy Gumdrop Land)
  562. Flirting with the dark side
  563. Countdown to a big waste of time
  564. What if you had a demonstration and no one cared?
  565. When the hair was big and the booze flowed like water
  566. Weekend music update
  567. The New York Times finally throws down
  568. Today’s project
  569. What not to be looking for on a slow Friday afternoon
  570. The broken record continues to spin
  571. Long time, no music
  572. Yes, I’ve gotten sucked into Battlestar Galactica
  573. At least someone is putting up a fight
  574. More legal contortions
  575. More on Iran
  576. It’s not playing politics when we do it.
  577. Only 20 more hours to go
  578. Original intent
  579. And Iran, Iran so far away, Iran all night and day
  580. You say Alito, I say whatever
  581. Tick, tick, tick, tick
  582. I don’t want to live with the bears
  583. Quick TV update
  584. Still nowhere on the wiretapping
  585. Alas Kermit, we hardly knew ye
  586. Reading too much into The West Wing
  587. A question, sir...
  588. Blogging about blogging
  589. A few changes
  590. HOWTO: The Straw Man
  591. Year-end music round-up
  592. Again with the wire-tapping
  593. The Great Wire-Tapping Caper That Almost Was
  594. King Kong is a giant piece of shit
  595. I’m genuinely shocked
  596. If only we were this interested in our own elections
  597. Angry Dick
  598. The Fellowship of the Wardrobe
  599. Sorry for the delay
  600. The time grows near
  601. Site news - October 2005
  602. Quote of the Day
  603. Serenity
  604. Stop! You’re killin’ me
  605. I want something like War of the Worlds, but on TV
  606. Forensic Show #23
  607. It’s TV time again
  608. Nothing to see here
  609. Going from bad to worse to...
  610. The Return of the Puzzled Chimp
  611. Google Talk
  612. The Crummy Governor vs. the Worst Newspaper on Earth
  613. Liquid Television strikes back from beyond the grave
  614. Voting != Democracy
  615. He’s not lying
  616. Trying to maintain my sense of perspective
  617. The perfect album?
  618. Movies, movies, movies
  619. Yes, Becky, there really is a new post
  620. A bit of background
  621. Leaving, on a jet plane
  622. He also likes puppies and helps crippled children
  623. Consequences of spending two straight days in the rack room
  624. No one ever said beggars can’t be complainers
  625. Again with this story
  626. Music update - July 2005
  628. Whither Rove?
  629. How quaint.
  630. Intellects vast and cool...
  631. and... They’re off!
  632. “I have a secret plan to win the war...”
  633. I’m back
  634. You say quagmire, I say... well... quagmire.
  635. Thank you, FARK
  636. ZOMBIES!
  637. On second thought...
  638. Worst... Interviewer... EVER.
  639. Not with a bang, but a whimper
  640. So it actually didn’t suck
  641. More on the filibuster debate
  642. YES!!
  643. Going nuclear/constitutional
  644. Worth a listen?
  645. Music update - May 2005)
  646. Well, at least it’s not wooden...
  647. Who would have guessed I’d make two posts about the National Weather Service in as many weeks?
  648. Because the government doesn’t have anything better to do...
  649. More on taxes
  650. Happy April 15th
  651. Normally, I welcome change, but...
  652. Long live the Death Tax
  653. Damn hell ass boobies (2005)
  654. Woohoo! It’s Windows Update day!
  655. Wherein Pete refuses to throw his lot in with the fanboys
  656. METAL!!!
  657. The Republicans step up their war on the judiciary
  658. This is the coolest thing EVER
  659. Your tax dollars at work - April 2004
  660. April Fools Day
  661. Groundhog Day, Part II
  662. The devil movies always get me.
  663. IM Annoyances
  664. Wherein Pete attempts to give Congressional Republicans the benefit of the doubt.
  665. What the hell?
  666. I suggest we start a pool...
  667. Drill, drill, drill!
  668. This is getting out of hand.
  669. I, for one, say “Woohoo!”
  670. the gates... THE GATES!!
  671. More “indecency”
  672. And again...
  673. Where have I heard this before?
  674. Anybody want gmail?
  675. Dirty, dirty titties
  676. It’s true because I say it’s true.
  677. Odds bodkins! It has failed again!
  678. One man’s Conservative...
  679. Google strikes again! (2005)
  680. wah-nah NAAHHH nah-nah
  681. More on the latest $80 billion circling the drain
  682. You just can’t write stuff this good.
  683. Argh, I say.
  684. A rose is a rose.
  685. I’d say good riddance, if only I didn’t fear something even worse
  686. Sorry...
  687. “Horse?” asked the Cart, “I don’t need no stinkin’ horse.”
  688. Amusement
  689. The bottom-end of 2004
  690. How Bush Won
  691. New Music
  692. Foolishness
  693. Good news, I think...
  694. The first of many, I’m sure...
  695. Numbers, numbers, numbers
  696. Remember that thing I said yesterday?
  697. We have answered your question, now please go away.
  698. Alright, we’ve fixed that problem. What’s next?
  699. Site news - November 2004
  700. A brief tale of political shenanigans
  701. More good web radio
  702. Another post-election site
  703. If we say it enough, that makes it true, right?
  704. Sorry, everybody
  705. What the hell *is* an activist judge, anyway?
  706. Apologies
  707. Nonsense
  708. Some new music
  709. Your argument is very convincing… if only it were not a tangled web of lies.
  710. The music is back online
  711. What is wrong with our culture, summed up in a single amusing anecdote
  712. Odds and Ends
  713. SCIENCE!
  714. Making a bad situation worse
  715. Derrida, Part II
  716. From the “It Couldn’t Happen To a Better Bunch of People” Dept.:
  717. The Faith-Based Presidency
  718. I am rather disgusted at the moment
  719. Two weeks, man… two weeks…
  720. It’s been fun, Linux, but I just don’t think this is going to work out.