From the monthly archives:

June 2006

Interesting times…

June 30, 2006

I don’t think I can handle too many more weeks like this. Michelle’s death cast a pall, and the dog’s injury hurt. Dean’s kitty died… good-bye Destiny. BloggerCon left me conflicted as usual. I saw Steve, the Ookles guy, and asked after a mutual friend… got a strange off-key answer… still don’t know what Ookles does, either.

Today Dave Winer reports that Bob Wyman’s company, PubSub, is coming apart. I think there have to be a thousand train wrecks for every winner. There was talk today also about Bob’s criticisms of Dave in the polling versus pinging argument and Dave’s problems getting his prototypes to scale up into large production systems, and like clockwork, Dave reported that the OPML server sucked right now, but he hoped bringing another online would solve the problem.

I hope Bob can dust himself off and get back on the horse. Maybe Technorati could engage him as a consultant right now!

We’re essentially out of oil, sliding down the increasing slope of the diminishing supply curve in a time of rapidly broadening global demand. The corporations are embarrassingly open about the massive fraud they perpetrate from energy and financial services rip-offs to the theft of $200 billion of tax money that was supposed to fund broadband access in America. Rove’s wedge-issue politics continue to trump truth and reason and the administration can whine about journalist’s discovery of SWIFT transaction monitoring when it’s old news and not particularly meaningful… and whatever happened to the Plame game? And Jessica Lynch? And Terry Schiavo?

I dropped off the board of a local non-profit this week… the president and I have nothing in common except our pig-headedness, and she’s the sparkplug of the outfit. Felt like a failure, none-the-less. There’s a hundred stories in the naked country, most of them boring as watching corn grow.

Tomorrow I will drive the tractor north from Mueller Implements to White Cedar farm where I will mow weeds. As the years pass, the mowing leaves me with more and more grasses and fewer and fewer noxious weeds, so it’s not all bad. While I’m mowing Beth will strip our little dwarf sour cherry tree and in the afternoon we’ll make a cherry pie if the birds have left us any. The dog has a week of healing under her collar and she’s spending more time out in her kennel, climbing stairs by herself, and while still visibly mangled and dragging her right rear foot, her irrepressible personality has resurfaced and she’s spending a lot of time smiling and wiggle-waggling.

Maybe best of all, memer and McD, (and Mr. Follymacher himself)are going all out gaming Technorati on my behalf. No, the upbeat dog is the best part, but the ‘rati games rank right up there. :-)

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Treaty of Tripoli

June 30, 2006

Good news!  This just in from our ambassador to the lands of the profit…

Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.

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I be me…

June 30, 2006

rambling through UBUWEB, ever grateful to wood s lot for leading me through excerpts and links am I the man with the perpetual Quigley? I have a genre busting suggestion - not every allusion in every post I write needs a fucking link, not every stolen image needs an acknowledgement. Neither great literature nor lit [...]

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Wild Horses

June 29, 2006

I googled Robin Kaelber… though she died before the web was born. When they killed JFK, I was in the Rathskellar, “the Rat.” I interrupted a chess game to check the TV news nearby. “That’s politics,” I said. People had a hard time measuring my depth from that statement. The consensus was “shallow.” “Heartless” and [...]

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Chittering?

June 29, 2006

Howz’at song go?  “Twenty years of blogging and they put you on the A-list…”

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The groom wears the clean bowling shirt…

June 29, 2006

Madison landscaping, courtesy of Henry.

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For Dean…

June 29, 2006

This has been a hell of a week… this kitty made me think of you. I thought of you on Saturday too, when I met Om who sends his fellow Yankee fan regards. (Photo credit: Henry, aka Kerr Mudgeon)

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June 29, 2006

Life is sad, life is a bust All you can do is do what you must You do what you must do, and you do it well I’d do it for you, honey baby can’t you tell?

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