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 Understanding Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Friday, October 09 2009 @ 03:37 AM PDT
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PhilosophyImagine that you're a point on a line. The line stretches infinitely far in front of you, and infinitely far behind you. One day you get bored of hanging out where you are, and decide to see what the points up ahead are like.

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 Tomorrow Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Monday, November 03 2008 @ 08:58 PM PST
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PoliticsThe word "tomorrow" has always, within my lifetime, been optimistic. I'm not sure if it's due to having grown up knowing that song from Annie or a latent association from 1950's science fiction, but it has a connotation both of wonderment and of potential that is yet to be realized. Even in cases where the glass is half empty, and it's likely to become even less full, there is still the possibility that tomorrow will change everything.

Needless to say, this particular tomorrow has more than the usual gravity and potential for change associated with it.

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 Three years ago saturday... Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Thursday, September 11 2008 @ 10:05 PM PDT
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Life...I was composing this post.

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 Surfin' solo Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Friday, August 08 2008 @ 01:25 AM PDT
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TechnologyRCN's DNS servers are down. This means that nobody's using RCN's network right now, even though everything else works perfectly fine.

I have DNS servers at work. They like me. I run them.

This means that, after telling my computer to run DNS queries through the boxes at work, I'm pretty much the only one surfing on RCN's network.

If I still played first person shooters, I'd be able to get SICK ping times right now.

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 Speaking of which... Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Tuesday, August 05 2008 @ 08:53 PM PDT
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PoliticsThe best source I've found to watch the actual horse race is electoral-vote.com, especially the Electoral College Graph page. They also provide a handy graphic (updated daily) that you'll see on the right side of this page.




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 But, but, but... Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Tuesday, August 05 2008 @ 08:20 PM PDT
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PoliticsI'm not a fan of Paris Hilton. On the rare occasions that I'm even aware of her, I inevitably conclude that she should use the opportunities that have been given her to work on something worthwhile, and in the meantime have a sammich or three.

After watching this video, I have to admit that my respect for her has increased slightly.

Didn't see that coming.

For context, if you haven't been obsessing about the campaigns like I have, you can watch the McCain ad, and Obama's response ad.

 What are the rules... Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Thursday, July 24 2008 @ 09:15 PM PDT
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Politics...on citizens' arrest again?

Regular readers will no doubt recall times when I effectively said, "Bring me the head of John the Ashcroft."

According to this interactive chart on Slate, Alberto Gonzales (Ashcroft's replacement) is implicated in every current scandal.

I guess that, under Bush, being the epitome of illegal and unscrupulous activity is part of the job description - for the ATTORNEY FUCKING GENERAL.

Ahem.

 Classics Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Saturday, July 19 2008 @ 09:54 PM PDT
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KitschEvery so often, a critical mass gathers in the WTF/amusing file, and I feel compelled to share.

Especially when there's a theme.

I present to you four videos, in no particular order.

Ode to Joy
Blue Danube
Habanera
Stars and Stripes Forever

 This has potential Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Friday, July 11 2008 @ 01:38 PM PDT
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PoliticsCheck it out: FreeGovernment.org

On the positive side, it's a pretty good idea based on an interesting blend of idealism and pragmatism, and they're being entirely transparent about the process. On the negative side, the voter verification aspect seems a little ambiguous, and the concept as a whole requires buy-in from a hell of a lot of people in order to work properly (even within one district).

Of course, the saddest part is that it's taken 219 years to figure out a remotely plausible way to enforce what's really supposed to have been happening the entire time.

 Just so you know... Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Thursday, July 03 2008 @ 02:54 AM PDT
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MusicThis is what the Delta Blues sounds like:


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