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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