Alas, No : The first debate

For better or for worse (I suspect it will be the former), I will not be able to watch the debate tonight.

If you do, here's my suggestion. As soon as it's done, write down who you think won and why. Then pay attention to the media narrative that develops over the next few days, and compare the two.

By Pete Brown

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