Alas, No : No, blogging is not dead.

Matthew Ingram, writing at GigaOm about the state of blogging in the wake of Andrew Sullivan's "retirement":

Clinging to a specific form like blogging is an anachronism, Ana argues — like wearing spats, or driving a Model T roadster when there is a perfectly good Porsche in the garage, or referring to driving as “Model T-ing.” And she has a point: publishing on Medium or Facebook is as easy as blogging ever was, and probably has the chance to reach orders of magnitude more people. Newspapers like the New York Times have done away with many of their blogs, and incorporated that content into the paper.

At the same time, though, I miss the days when you could reliably find the writing or thinking of a specific person in one place — their blog. And as I mentioned in a previous nostalgic look back at the “good old days,” one of the best parts of that era was that you owned your own real estate, rather than renting it from Facebook or Twitter or Medium. That’s why I enjoy movements like the Indie Web, which is trying to recover some of that, and the connectedness that the early blogosphere shared.

I was never that big a fan of Sullivan's stuff, and his role in promoting The Bell Curve is pretty unforgivable. Still, I have to admit a certain amount of respect for his role in the creation and growth of the political blogosphere, and blogging as a medium.

As for blogging as a medium, I tend to think that reports of its demise (like that of RSS) are exaggerated.

Ingram cites this bit from GQ's Ana Marie Cox:

She also says that she never really understood why there had to be a specific term for writing online. “A blog is a tool or a medium, it’s not a thing one does,” she says. In other words, it was just a term for a specific form or style of writing.

I suppose that is true, but only in the broadest, most naïve sense.

The thing that made blogging unique was the way in which it provided writers with a potentially global platform, without subjecting them to the tight editorial control of traditional news/media companies. That remains true today—sure, you can post your stuff on Facebook or Medium, but then you are stuck with trusting that they have your best interests in mind.

By Pete Brown

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