From the monthly archives:

January 2004

Jaded

January 30, 2004

Niek and Halley have declared their intentions to avoid Orkut. After Ryze and Friendster and Fuckster and Hooked-up and Cooked-up and LinkedIn and Shout Out and Bedroom Trapeze, the jaded pair have had enough of the social software scene and will take theirs neat in an XML coffe mug thank-you-very-much.

I’m cool with that attitude. I sat straddling my board outside the line through most of those smaller waves and only when Orkut appeared with the glitz of the gated community, the velvet rope outside the club, did I struggle to be sure my name was on the list.

I just wanna tell you two that there are simple to use messaging and group formation features and functions inside that tent, features that are quite seductive. Just today I was able to refer a friend to a job opp in New York and a friend of a friend to the House of Bagels on Geary near 14th Ave in San Francisco. I kind of get off on that simple minded bullshit. Now the friend to whom I passed along the job opportunity is gravely insulted and the young Bay Area transplant I pointed toward the better bagels thinks I’m some kind of leering psycho stalker, so maybe there’s a downside. I think I’ll just go back to the Zone and play backgammon and trade insults with 12 year olds.

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A Badger!">So You Wanna Be A Badger!

January 30, 2004

Well, Dave Winer is one too! Dave says…bucky.gif

Personal note. There’s a class at UW-Madison that’s reading my blog and commenting on it. That’s really cool. I’m an alum of UW, got my Master’s in Computer Science in 1978.

Of interest here is the registered trademark bug on the bucky.gif I ripped off from Dave’s site. This version of Bucky is actually public domain. He’s from a generation when school spirit trumped branding and marketing. Donna Shalala, a great marketer and a superb football coach recruiter and debaser of academic currency, introduced a new, stylized Bucky with all the attachments of intellectual property. if I wanted to post that nouveau Bucky, I’d need permission from the regents of UW. But the real Bucky stands proud here and on Scripting News and wherever school spirit trumps marketing. Also there are still a helluva lot of T shirts and decals and other schwag peddled with the old Bucky on them. Screw U. regents!

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Dave Rogers’ New Puppy

January 30, 2004
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Whatever Happened to Brian Moffatt?

January 29, 2004

And on the local scene, bikers have taken over the downtown core of our town. Money laundered through some holding company. Some guy from the other side of the province comes in, buys up a couple of pubs, then one by one buys a strip of historic buildings and goes into business with some of the locals/tenants. Boom! Buddy raises the rent…

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