Enron and Freedom

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

Thanks to Lisa ReinCBS MarketWatch and SF Gate more on Enron, the Jr. Bush White House, and Freedom of the American People.

Mr. President, your “critic free zone” from September 11th is up — time for us, the American people, to take a closer look at what you’re doing. And so far, you and your buddy Ashcroft scare the hell out of me.

Two planes took down the World Trade Center. Two men are trying to bring down the Constitution, break it apart, and sell it cheap. Enron and Freedom — and the year’s just barely started.

Folks, take that red, white, and blue flag out of your eyes and see what’s going on.


Blogger Lexicon 3

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

Okay, here you go — the permalink reference to the Blogicon.

Contributions welcome, otherwise I’ll have to scrounge through the weblogs, stealing new entries.


More new entries into the Blogicon (Blog Lexicon):

blog fart: old fart who blogs; really bad blog blurb

buzz: links or references to a specific blog posting; web site stats; hits; Daypop or Blogdex rating

Fishrush technique: Getting buzz or blogrolling via an award

permalink: Permanent hypertext link to a specific Blog Blurb, posting, or blog content

There’s a reason why I’m screwing around so much with my weblog this week and not working on taxes or books as I should. I’m in a very hyper mood — manic. Can’t focus on work, so I’ll weblog instead! And since I’m my own boss, what am I going to do, fire myself?

Still, weblogging does NOT pay the bills. I’ll be good…after Friday…


Okay, so I’m getting into this Blogsticker thing. I checked through ALL the entries (I think) and so far haven’t found the following:

Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Blog, and you blog alone

    •  (though I did find “Blog, and the whole world blogs with you.”)

Give me blogging, or give me death!

To blog, or not to blog; that is the question.

Zen, and the art of weblogging

This is your blog; this is your blog on drugs
As soon as I have time (time, what’s that?) I’ll download the template and make up my blogstickers.

I love the little I “heart” blogsticker from Meryl. However, I’ve noticed something — no one is sticking the blogstickers at their sites? I don’t see one anywhere. Why aren’t you people posting these little babies?

I bet I know the reason why — it’s the same reason none of you will get a lava lamp, isn’t it? Or put magnets on your fridge, right? Or use avocado green, harvest gold, turqoise, and orange in your place. Or cover your couch with plastic! Too 50’s, right? Ruin your weblogging decor, right? Too, too, pink flamingo, right?

Well, as soon as I can I’m going to put a sticker on my site. And I’m going to change my weblog site colors to purple, orange, rose pink, and mint green! And, you know something else? I have both lava lamps(several) AND Marvin the Martian stuff all over my living room. Ha!

Bad taste is nothing more than good taste that has the guts to be different! Remember this! This is your new mantra! Go forth, now, and spread Bad Taste wherever you may, wherever you can!


Another entry for the Blogger Lexicon:

k-log or klog: employer sponsored knowledge management weblog, usually behind a firewall

This came from Phil Wolff, who also asked about a permalink to the Lexicon. Thanks for the new entry and the suggestion, Phil. I’m working on pulling the Blogger Lexicon into it’s own page as we speak.

In addition, I’m now annotating each entry with the origination of the term, whether found or sent in. I want to give credit where credit is due when I steal…urh…incorporate weblogging terms into the Lexicon. Those that aren’t annotated come from my own evil, twisty mind, or are in such general use that no one person can be credited with the start of the term (corrections are welcome).

Technology Weblogging

Rolling out Radio 8.0

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

Okay, one point to Dave. But he owes me for Joseph Crosby ;->


Quick note to Userland folks — I’m happy you all rolled out a product, but the hype’s beginning to equate to a certain iMac I know.

Radio 8.0 is a weblogging tool/personal CMS. And that’s cool. It isn’t the second coming.


Congrats to the UserLand folks for rolling out Radio 8.0.

Dane’s dumping Greymatter for Radio, but I’ll stay with Greymatter or Movable Type when I move off Blogger. However, the open source route’s not for everyone and I can respect that. (Not understand it, maybe; but respect it.) For folks wanting to run from their own desktop, Radio seems to be very affordable. And it runs on Mac OS X as well as Windows.

Now, if we can only convince the Userland folks to open source the code, the software could run on Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris,…