September 2004

Commentary on the debate

So traffic to this blog was up over 50% compared to the daily average. Puzzled, I checked my referral logs. You know what’s sent hundreds of people here today? I’m #8 for debate drinking game at Google. That pretty much sums up the election at this point:...

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Medical Malpractice in Illinois

Hiram Wurf absolutely nails the discussion on medmal reform in Illinois. Using the Cross game as a starting point, Hiram looks at the myriad issues that contribute to the medical malpractice crisis, and points to arguments on both sides of the issue. Great stuff. Hiram, for those...

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Take Back Illinois – the game

Wondering whether George Bush has a chance in Illinois? (He doesn’t.) Wondering whether the latest twist in the Barack Obama / Alan Keyes race (Keyes’s 19 year-old daughter is gay) will change the outcome of the race? (It won’t.) Wondering whether the Illinois GOP is DOA? Well,...

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MTBlacklist update

Six weeks ago I installed MTBlacklist for Movable Type 3.0, and then upgraded to MT 3.1 when it was released at the end of August. In that short period of time, MTBlacklist has stopped 5,793 comment spams from posting to my weblog. That’s one spam comment every...

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FeedBurner adds Amazon integration

Very cool: FeedBurner has added Amazon.com web services integration to its service. From their summary: Here’s how the service works: FeedBurner detects your feed categories and then asks you to assign an Amazon store to any category for which you want to include the Amazon Associates program....

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Daily Show viewers are smarter?!

Proving that fake news is getting credibility (no, I’m not talking about Dan Rather, thank you very much), the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows that viewers of The Daily Show are more aware of candidates’ positions on issues than those who don’t watch late-night...

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