Alas, No : Thanks to National Geographic, I now know that Goldfish have been VANILLA GRAHAM FLAVOR BLASTED!!!

I suppose I ought to view the fact that I cannot turn three consecutive pages in this National Geographic Kids magazine without encountering an advertisement as an opportunity to discuss with my kids the fact that everywhere you go, someone is trying to sell you something and that you don't have to get sucked into it.

It is still annoying, though.

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