CIA security concerns

Searched for something online yesterday, and the result included a link to the CIA world fact book, which apparently is hosted at cia.gov (not www.cia.gov). However, the CIA’s security certificate is for www.cia.gov, causing Firefox to wonder whether “someone may be trying to intercept your communications with...

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Sittercity update

Last month, I wrote about how impressed I was with Sittercity. It’s a clean site, focused on an important task (helping parents and babysitters find each other), and they’ve successfully built out a terrific community and what I presume is a very healthy business. It’s interesting to...

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Seeing the forest

This post by Jory Des Jardins is one of the most meaningful posts I’ve read in a long, long time. No sense in summarizing it, it’s a great read all around, and it really resonates for me. Thanks, Jory, for posting it.

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Wii are nerds

Mike brought his Wii over tonight, and Henry, Kris and I had far too much fun boxing and bowling. It’s every bit as good as advertised. Word of warning: Don’t box Kris Smith. I don’t know what mojo he exercises over the nunchuck controller, but it’s wicked....

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Grassroots AdSense Strategy

Browsing a news article today about Barack Obama’s swing through New Hampshire, I was struck by the AdSense ad block on the right: an ad for Barack’s own site at BarackObama.com, an ad for DraftObama.org, a site run by my buddy Ben Stanfield designed to encourage the...

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Finding a Wii

Update 1/26/07: Looks like supply is starting to catch up with demand. I’ve seen several Wiis available at Amazon.com over the past few days; go here to see if they’re available. Good luck! Wow, this is really nuts. I had a chance to get one with Mike...

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Signs of the apocalypse

If you have the stomach for it, this 22 minute recording= of a phone call with Verizon Wireless customer service is just staggering. Throughout the entire experience, noone — not supervisors, not account reps, not even the supervisor’s supervisor — are capable of recognizing that .002 dollars...

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2 Shot at Quarles & Brady?

Our office is across the street from 500 W. Madison, which houses, among other tenants, Quarles & Brady. The Tribune is reporting on the shooting (the building is also the Metra station); according to the DHL delivery guy who was just in our office delivering a package,...

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Barack Hussein Obama

For those that missed this wonderful nugget on MSNBC last week, go check it out. A GOP strategist thinks he’ll score some points by race-baiting. “Count me down as somebody that underestimates Barack Hussein Obama,” Rogers said. Good Lord. My recommended come-back? “Sure, my middle name is...

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