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Weblogging

Poor lil scrubber

Jonathon has latched on to Eric Grevstad’s dishwashing tool, the Gemco Li’l Scrubber. Though he’s asked the other Sudsy Men of WebloggingAKMA and David Salo to give him the scoop on this device, I’d like to step up now and volunteer to send Jonathon one of these scrubbers in exchange for some mocha Tim Tams.

I’ll even throw in an SOS pad.

As a side note, the new addition to the Sudsy Men of Weblogging, Eric Grevstad, is not the same person whom I’ve been debating the invasion of Iraq with, Eric Olsen. Going from a debate about an Iraqi Invasion to dishwashing tools is a leap, even for the Bird.

But I don’t leap…I fly.

Categories
Political

Has the invasion started?

Mike Golby references a report in the suspect online publication DEBKA that the invasion of Iraq has already started.

According to the report, the invasion started August 6th with the seizure of Bamerni airport. In addition, DEBKA implies that the troops moving into Jordan for military exercises, are, in reality, moving in as part of a stealth invasion force. Unfortunately, the Islamist opposition to the leadership in Jordan also questions the presence of troops in Jordan at this time.

The current administration’s will we-won’t we talk and accompanying actions are generating confusion and fueling heightened tensions as well as increasing pro-Iraq and anti-US sentiments among many of the Arab countries and elsewhere. Perhaps President Bush sees this flexing of our muscles strategy as a way of forcing Hussein to humbly approach the UN and begin arms investigations again. If so, I do not see this strategy succeeding.

I, as an American citizen, shouldn’t have such a strong distrust of my President and his cabinet, but I do. I see no good coming from any of this.

Categories
Technology Weblogging

They are intriguing

I’m not normally into tweaking the technology for the weblog, but I’m getting pulled into the lure of MT-macros, primarily through Mark Pilgrim’s infectious enthusiasm.

I rather like that acronym macro. And while I’m at it, I should incorporate better search. And I should think about converting to pure CSS and getting rid of my HTML tables. And since I’m in the neighborhood…

Whoa! Time out! RDF book to finish. ThreadNeedle to finish.

Must…not….blog. Must….not….play with blogging tools. Must….not….tweak site again. Must….not….

update Mark, did you mean <$MTEntryBody$>?