Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Worldchanging at BookPeople on Wednesday

I spotted Alex Steffen at Docs Motorworks on South Congress last night. Last year, I blogged that Alex's conversation with Bruce Sterling was the highlight of SXSW Interactive 2005 for me. The book is currently #312 on Amazon. The event at BookPeople starts tomorrow night at 7pm.

Friday, November 10, 2006


Pulled Up From The Comments

The April 3rd post on the ridiculously slanted media coverage of the firing of Coach Rudy Rios received a comment today from a new blogger identified as Rudy Rios:
Let's always get both sides of the story before we judge others.
Thanks for visiting my blog, Rudy! I agree that the media is in the business of casting judgment, not to mention that school superintendents and their underlings seem to carry playbooks that send the local media on the scapegoat-a-coach route.

For example, consider the job the Houston Chronicle did on Oscar Cripps. The Chronicle willfully assisted in the scapegoating of Cripps, perhaps the most unassuming, unselfish and successful high school football head coach Texas has ever had.

School systems weed out a lot of nice folks whose biggest flaw seems to be bringing out the best in people. Carpe Diem.

Update 11/18: I've replaced the link to the Chronicle article with the one in the Google cache. This is because Google search assumes links express trust and that was obviously not my intention (I don't want people performing a search to be directed to a hatchet job by the Chronicle). When will there be a way to express distrust in a link?

Thursday, November 09, 2006


Trickle Down

David Byrne:
I sense this culture every day, on the streets and in the media. Every time a cop car from my local precinct runs a red light or speeds down a one way street the wrong way (just because they can, no other reason) and every time an SUV with darkened windows muscles other cars, bikers, old ladies and kids out of way — sometimes narrowly missing pedestrians as they run a red light — well, it’s all been sanctioned by Bush and Cheney and the senators and congressmen who allied themselves with these bastards. They reflect and encourage one another. Push in line, build your building right in front of someone else’s, destroy a neighborhood, be a winner, a survivor.
I'm not sure what to make of these little yet not so subtle changes. It reminds me of the scene in High Fidelity where the store owner shows off how easily he can manipulate the crowd's purchasing behavior by what songs he plays over the store's system.

Friday, November 03, 2006


Another Reason To Like OpenID

If you register an OpenID from Verisign, for example, you'll see that under the Activity tab you can audit every login made with your OpenID.

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