Archives: October 2003
Sat Oct 25, 2003
Back from Phoenix
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Tue Oct 21, 2003
Upgraded to Apache2
A few days ago a OS X upgrade trashed this blog, so I did a few other upgrades and ended up replacing apache with apache2. I have no idea what this means, but I hope it means that when I upgrade to Panther next week the blog doesn't break again. On the other hand, if it does, it just means I get to learn more stuff.
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Sun Oct 19, 2003
Blogs and Journalism
Via Dan Gilmore, a great piece on what's Radical about the weblog form of journalism. Great discussion afterwards too.
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Sat Oct 18, 2003
Sierra Crossing: First Roads to California by Thomas Howard
While California celebrated the sesquintenial of the Gold Rush, it was also celebrating what we now call the "dot com boom." In both periods, easterners could come to California and almost literally pick money up out of the dirt. A book I'm reading, about how roads were developed between California and the east between the first overland emmigrants (1841) and the first railroad (1869) is surprisingly like the story of the building of the internet economy particularly when comparing what we network-types call the "eight and ninth layers" of the network, or the political and religious layers. Fascinating book, and I'm glad I found it on the remainder table at Logos.
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Fri Oct 17, 2003
Whew, Now that Marriage Protection Week is Over, What Was It All About Anyway?
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Today is Earthquake Day
October 17, 1989. Lots of people I know weren't here then. Lot's of people I know never knew the Cooper House or the old Logo's or Zwerling's Optical. The Sentinel had a small story about it today. I wrote my Earthquake Story for a class I was taking that quarter. That's pretty much all I have to say about it. More...
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Lesbian Couple Dies in Big Sur
The bodies of two women were found in a romantic "get-away" lodge in Big Sur last week. They appear to have killed themselves. More...
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Mon Oct 13, 2003
My Day to Day
Once again, my writing is suffering because of my job. Things are happening there that have me distracted and obsessed. And nothing about network technololgy, no, not at all about that. Eventually I'll be able to write about it here, but in the meantime, most of my discretionary time is spent writing elsewhere.
I am an extremely productive employee. I'm amazed at how much I can get done when I am working for myself.
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Novels to Read
As if I don't have enough to do: The Guardian has released its book of best novels ever. I'n glad Philip Pullman got in that list.
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Fri Oct 10, 2003
Santa Cruz closures
You probably already know about its demise, but I saw the empty "Bookloft" yesterday while waiting for the Thai food. I'm one of those people who closed local bookstores because I buy my used books from abebooks . But on the other hand, maybe my local bookstores are selling to other on-line buyers? Anyway, didn't have my camera with me, but who wants to see a "thanks for 21 years of bookstore business, see us in Arcata." (Maybe not Arcata, but one of those towns up north.)
I noticed today that the Palookaville neon is all gone now, and the building is remodeled again. The "Morris Abrams" name is prominant on the corner. When I moved to Santa Cruz, that department store was still in business. Pacific Avenue had a Leask's, a Morris Abram's, and a Ford's.
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Mon Oct 06, 2003
Clip Art as Narrative
I have always loved the stories that clip arts seems to be telling. Now we have a blog to share them.
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Fight Divorce and Save Our Nation
In case you missed it, October 12 begins Marriage Protection Week. According to the proclamation that President Bush signed on October 3, "marriage is a sacred institution."
huh. If it is a sacred institution, then what in the world is the government doing regulating it?
Anyway, take this week to stone to death any divorced people you know. The President would approve.
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Can't we all just get along?
Couldn't the Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury just agree not to appoint any more pederast bishops?
And in a related story, a local professor, Susan Harding, is quoted in a story in USA Today. She says that the Episcopal Church is the California of Protestantism.
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Wed Oct 01, 2003
What Freedom of Religion Means
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Comedy Central Bureau Coming to Santa Cruz
"What are you guys up to, man?" asked Tony Fox, who runs Comedy Centralís press department in New York City. "No wonder we sent a crew out there. Is there something in the water? We may have to put a bureau out there."
Santa Cruz is going to be on Comedy Central. Our city council passed a resolution calling for the impeachment of Bush because of how he has fought the Iraqi war. More...
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