Alas, No : Yep, we're fine on the schedule, except that everyone hates the schedule.

Let's say, for the sake of argument, that you are building something for someone. You tell them, "It will take us X amount of time to build the thing." They then proceed to take every opportunity to complaing bitterly to anyone who will listen about the fact that it is going to take you X amount of time to build the thing.

Call me crazy, but I have trouble with the fact that you then proceed to report the status of building this thing as green or on track, even if every indicator points to the fact that it will actually be complete in X amount of time.

And no, Agile doesn't solve this problem.

By Pete Brown

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