Posse

old photo of posse

I was disappointed to see Kathy Sierra leave Twitter, but respect her decision to do so. I read her writing about why she left, but I also dug through past Twitter postings with the individual she references, Rob Graham. Twitter is not the best of places for thoughtful discussion when parties agree, but it is especially bad when two people have views that are diametrically opposed.

Judge tosses suit leaving Koster with egg over face

broken egg on red paper

Judge Kimberly J. Mueller tossed the multi-state lawsuit instigated by Missouri's own AG, Chris Koster, against California's new egg laws.

Missouri Dives into the Rabbit Hole with Amendments 1 and 5

person standing in doorway to castle ramparts

Photo by Stefano Corso, used without edits, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Missouri's "Right to Farm" Amendment 1, and the gun support measure, Amendment 5, both won last night. The vote on Amendment 1 was so close that we'll have an automatic recount, but I think the result will be the same: a win for Amendment 1 by a very narrow margin.

The HTML5 longdesc attribute is finally home again

My HTML5 logo

I found out that the W3C had transitioned the HTML5 attribute @longdesc to Candidate Recommendation (CR) status from a tweet by John Foliot:

The Right to Drink Water

Alert sign for Harmful Algal Bloom

Photo Credit: Brenda Culler, ODNR Coastal Management CC by-NC-2.0

Don't think what happens in the farmland impacts you in the city? Not interested in taking the time away from Starbucks to go vote on Amendment 1 this coming Tuesday because of it?

Then think on this:

Koster's Right to...collect large campaign contributions from big Agribusiness Interests

Koster and Nixon

I was not surprised to read that Missouri's Attorney General, Chris Koster, has come out in support of Amendment 1, the so-called Right to Farm Amendment. He used Missouri tax payer money to sue the state of California on behalf of a few large egg producers in the state. It's pretty obvious that Mr. Koster is regretting that whole "I'm now a Democrat" thing, especially among the rural, large agribusiness types.

Who Keeps E-Mails?

fishing expedition
If you're following the BPI vs. ABC "pinkslime" lawsuit, than you might be aware that the company is attempting to subpoena emails from several journalists and food safety experts.

Mother Jones Fascinating Murder Mystery with an NRA Twist—and Documents

Photo of gun associated with early murder trial, included in Mother Jones story.

Mother Jones has a fascinating, longer look at an early murder mystery associated with none other than the NRA's general counsel, Robert Dowlut. It would seem that Dowlut was originally convicted of second degree murder, a conviction that was later overturned.

In an act I've come to expect from Mother Jones, the publication has also provided easy access to all of the documentation that provided the basis for the story.

Responding to Charity Navigator's DA on the Humane Society of the United States

circus elephants on parade

Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.

I was sent a link to a story and asked if it was true. The story noted that Charity Navigator, the charity watch dog group, had attached a Donor Advisory to the Humane Society of the United State's listing, specifically because of the lawsuits related to the Ringling Brothers circus.

Writing from the Bleeding Edge

a tangled mess

Photo by Jonathan Arehart cc BY-NC-SA 2.0

One of the challenges writing a book on technology is not only do you need to put words together in some form of coherent, possibly even interesting, manner, but you also have to understand the underlying technology enough to be able to explain it to others.

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