Alas, No : I really hope Bimodal IT is intended as descriptive, not prescriptive.

What Gartner’s Bimodal IT Model Means to Enterprise CIOs | CIO:

Bimodal IT echoes a presentation I saw several years ago from Will Forrest of McKinsey, who said thatCEOs are so tired of how poorly their IT organizations are performing that they’re setting up separate organizations to pursue new opportunities.

The implication is clear -- traditional IT is on borrowed time and faces a future where it is consigned to unimportance. It may, in fact, be too late for enterprise IT to do anything about this.

I think Gartner's "Bimodal IT" is basically nonsense as a solution to anything. However, I agree with the notion expressed here.

The fact that an outfit like Gartner's has to come with and shop around an idea like Bimodal IT at all is a good indicator that "traditional IT" is on borrowed time. While IT departments of the classic sort will likely continue to exist for a good while longer, they owe that more to the inertia of the companies and technologies they support than to any merits of their own.

By Pete Brown

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