Monday, May 23, 2005

Finger on the trigger...

Dear Senators Dole and Burr,

The judicial filibuster is critical to the continued balanced democracy of our country!

Justices of all levels should not be picked and inserted based on partisan choices. They're important enough that a simple majority won't suffice - they need to be balanced enough to achieve a super-majority. I'm deeply, deeply disappointed at the Republican's wranglings to rewrite the rules so they can seat their appealing-to-less-than-the-majority candidates.

To me, it's simple. If a judicial candidate doesn't appeal to the super-majority, then they're not balanced enough to be a judge.



Make your opinion heard while there's still time.

Sunday, May 22, 2005


Busy morning round here? No, not really. I just had a small pile of worthy sites to mention and am just getting around to doing it.


This is my new home page (at home, and soon to be at work as well). It's not gorgeous, but it's damn functional. It's a list, link, and project manager, a la GTD (David Allen's Getting Things Done, a fantastic book I'll be writing more about as I get going with it.)


Here's a tool that let's you keep track of what your Congresscritters are up to. It's extra nifty in that it provides RSS/Atom feeds as well., so you can keep up on what they're doing from your own news aggregator.!

I wonder if they tell you how your Senators and Reps voted on recent legislation?

Boogie Bra

Okay. Why am I posting about how to make a bra out of guy's tightie-whities? Because it seems like such a cool, creative, makeish thing to do.

Boogie Bra

There's a pretty interesting textile-oriented blog to back it up as well.


Saturday, May 21, 2005


What happens when you let a designerish person loose with Flash? This does.


It's cool, hypnotic, and does a great job representing a lot if information in a pretty compact and understandable format. Edward Tufte would be proud... or at least I think he would be.


Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Password generator - cool tool!

Nic Wolff has come up with very slick tool for managing passwords across all the gazillion websites that each require their own. Using this Password generator tool you only have to enter your own master password. This script does an MD5 hash of the site url and your master password to give you a secure, unique, junk-looking password for each site. John Udell over at InfoWorld did a little 2.75 minute webcast on his blog about what it is and how to use it that's a far better explanation of how useful this tool really is.

For you Firefox junkies there's a greasemonkey script here (although I got an error every time I tried to install it).
And, finally, there's a bookmarklet for the same thing here.

All this originally found at LifeHacker.

Monday, May 02, 2005

80's Dance Night at the Cradle!

Hey y'all! Saturday was WXYC's 80's Dance Night at the Cat's Cradle. And other than mistiming our entry into line, such that we lost the rest of the hashers out of boredom (then Richard too!), and that most of the kids there coulda been half my age, we had a absolute blast. I really don't think the kids that were there seeing this as a fun novelty retro thing get this at the same level as those of us who had the 80's as our formative teenage / college years. Costume wise, no Seychelles flags this year, but (my personal) most original costume prize went to two guys who had white jumpsuits and helmets strung with lightning wire so they looked like Tron. So, Susie, Bill and me had a great time, dancing in the 500ish cozy crowd, singing and screaming songs that we knew from heart from the first time they were out. We left at midnight, hoarse, sweaty, ears ringing and very happy.