Alas, No : Blogging didn't die. It was killed.

I keep seeing tweets and think-pieces about how blogging is dead. Blogging didn't die. It wasn't a passive thing… "Blogging died quietly in its sleep late Tuesday evening, surrounded by its friends and family…" It was killed.

Jeet Heer, writing at New Republic has a theory:

Twitter killed the blogging star. For writers who want to make a splash, the Twitter essay (mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa!) is the micro-blogging form of choice. But Twitter is just a stand-in for larger trends: media consolidation and co-option by the establishment. Blogging still exists, but not many people today entertain the 10-year-old utopian fantasies that it will change the world.

Blogging was killed when the platforms that supported it were over-monetized outright killed off. You can still blog if you want, but the free options are generally shitty, and the DIY options are a pain in the ass for non-tech-savvy writers.

It's no wonder people head to Twitter or Facebook instead.

By Pete Brown

All posts

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