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HeckleBot

July 7, 2003
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I’ve offered to help Joi Ito put together a device to be used to send real-time feedback, such as via IRC, to a speaker at a conference using an LED display, like those that display sports scores in a bar. He calls it HeckleBot and he has a wiki page for it. My offer is…

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Blogs are like California

July 6, 2003
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As a native of Northern California, my decision in 1995 to move to LA was significant. In the three years I lived there, I gained respect and appreciation for both LA and my own Northern California. Among other things, I observed that LA people genuinely believe the rest of the world cares about hair, makeup,…

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Gartner reports discuss alternatives to Microsoft

July 5, 2003
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This is not that new, but I hadn’t seen it before. Via Living Without Microsoft Gartner now has a series of reports available that look at <a href=”http://www4.gartner.com/pages/story.php.id.8723.s.8.jsp”>alternatives to Microsoft</a>. They claim this research was started in response to “significant anti-Microsoft sentiment” among customers.

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The Danville Parade

July 4, 2003
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Ok, it’s getting ridiculous. My little town is full of people who are full of themselves. There are <a href=”http://www.bayarea.com/mld/cctimes/6233860.htm”>chair wars</a> now over the best seating for the 4th of July parade. The parade is a big deal here, but who are these people to think they are so special? They think they can claim…

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Virtual Fireworks

July 3, 2003
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This site is pretty cool: http://www.driveaway.com/lady_liberty/liberty_dl.htm

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Bush’s Legs

July 3, 2003
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Chicken drumsticks are known as ‘Bush legs’ in Russia, after former US President George Bush Senior, because of a food aid package that introduced them to Russians in large volumes in the early 1990’s. It turns out this is the most recognized American brand in Russia. I’m looking for a photo of the logo. It…

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BBC Program

July 3, 2003
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We saw this program advertised on TV when we were in London. What The World Thinks of America It was broadcast in the UK on BBC Two 17 June 2003, but you can watch it now at the above BBC website. During the program, they accepted email and SMS from viewers and displayed selected quotes…

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