- 2004-04-03: Bell Labs is Dead
2004-02-16: Grant Barrett's fantastic "Technical Self-Employment Is A Fat Paycheck Waiting to Be Pocketed" article.
Part 2 is here. Plus there is a
local copy of part1 and part2.
- 2003-03-08: How to talk to executives about computer security
- 2002-02-17: Information technology matters when it delivers "everyday low prices."
By Michael Schrage
Does your DSL suck? Here's why!
"What's Wrong With Content Protection" by John Gilmore
Comparison of the split-up of AT&T and the split-up of Microsoft.
Why adult computer training hurts so much
Gilder's predictions on the future of telecommunications.
Blonder (previously of AT&T) predicts the end of the human race.
1999: Arthur C. Clarke Upset Over 2000 "millennium"
Bob "I invented ethernet therefore you must listen to my insane predictions
about the internet" Metcalfe eats his words. (link no longer works)
2000-02-08: The Unsung Heros of Y2K
2000-01-06: The public thinks we did
a good job with Y2K
2003-02-03: How to be a professional programmer
2001-11-30: How To Write a LISA Paper
by Jeff Allen, updated by me
Lego Mindstorms design that solves Rubics Cube. Wow!
Quirky Engineers: A Case Study by Jack Ganssle.
...the solitary prima donna who pulls all-nighters just does not fit
into such a development model. With projects exceeding 100,000 lines
of code the team is more important than an individual. The lone genius
may just be an anachronism.
Things You Should Never Do, Part I by Joel Spolsky. Why re-writing
software from scratch is a bad idea.
Dos and Don'ts of Client Authentication on the Web a useful paper
with more examples than in the Usenix version. Also available
plus there are slides available
in GZIP'ed PostScript.
- NJ Anti-Gay Churches
- Bumpersticker Banner by
Micah L. Sifry, "We're all in it together"
- Merge Left
by Joe Bevilacqua: "Each Wednesday, Norquist heads a meeting in Washington to organize right-wing leaders and ensure that all are on the same page. The attendee list reads like a virtual "who's who of conservative activists." It includes some 70 or so groups with grassroots operations, from the NRA to the Christian Coalition, plus conservative congressional aides and writers who serve as movement propagandists. By the time the meeting ends, all these groups with their diverse interests agree on one agenda for the week. If they don't play along, Norquist cuts off their access to funding or to the White House's policy staff."
- Bi manifesto from biallmeans.org
- Salon on Polyamory
- 2001-12-16: "Options: the bi-monthly" is my favorite bi porn magazine. They don't have a good web presence, but you can order the magazine online finally.
- 2001-09-06: CNN's Anne Heche coverage included an interview with Amara and I.
BiNet USA announcement,
Transcript of the CNN report, and a
- 2000-11-25: Heteroflexibility
2000-06-25: Report from the 2000 AIDS Conference
C Lynn Carr's theory on Cognitive Scripting and Sexual Identification.
Male Privilege Explained
Lifestyles and Mental Health Concerns of Polyamorous Individuals, by Geri
A quote about California from
by Elizabeth Berg.
Movie: "The Lifestyle"
David Cronen berg, interviewed by Susie Bright, on the subject of the movie
and book, "Crash." ....Perfect!
When I was little I loved the song "I Like Jersey Best" which I had on
one of WDHA's yearly albums of local artists. My copy of the album disappeared
with a girlfriend who moved away to Lousiana and later told me that she
discarded the album while moving to Michigan (or something like that).
Today I heard the original version of this song on
radio and though to look for it on the web. Of course I found
lyrics and a a little bit of
about the version that I had heard growing up. It turns out, the original
that I heard was by The Phil Bernardi band, who members of which are sons
of jazz guitar great Bucky Pizzarelli. One of them,
Pizzarelli, went on to have a significant jazz career and was the person
singing the version I heard on the radio today. You can purchase the
jazz version but I can't find Phil Bernardi Band's available for sale.
Carlos William's two most famous poems are This
Is Just To SayandThe
Red Wheelbarrow. Here are two short bios of him on the web: One
is from Literary
Kicks and the other is on the
Academy of American Poets web site. William Carlos Williams was a great
American poet from Rutherford, New Jersey (near the present-day Meadowlands
Sports Complex in East Rutherford). He was quite an inspiration to the
great gay poet, philosopher and radical Allen Ginsberg, also a native of
2000-03-29: R.E.M. quote
Paul Krugman's NYT article about Bush's economy.
The United States, too, must confront bitter truths. The messages of George W. Bush and Tony Blair fall flat while those of bin Laden, whether he lives or dies, resonate strongly across the Muslim world. Bin Laden's religious extremism turns off many Muslims, but they find his political message easy to relate to: The United States must stop helping Israel in dispossessing the Palestinians, stop propping up corrupt and despotic regimes across the world just because they serve U.S. interests.
Among the inept, ignorance is bliss. Here's scientific evidence of how
incompetence works. it turns out that incompetent people aren't good judges
of who is incompetent. that explains a lot about how promotions work...
executives promoting each other builds up a pyramid of incompetence!
Threat by George Soros: Soros on the the new enemy: capitalism. What
kind of society do we want? "Let the free market decide!" is the often-heard
response. That response, a prominent capitalist argues, undermines the
very values on which open and democratic societies depend. ... Advertising,
marketing, even packaging, aim at shaping people's preferences rather than,
as laissez-faire theory holds, merely responding to them. Unsure of what
they stand for, people increasingly rely on money as the criterion of value.
What is more expensive is considered better. The value of a work of art
can be judged by the price it fetches. People deserve respect and admiration
because they are rich. What used to be a medium of exchange has usurped
the place of fundamental values, reversing the relationship postulated
by economic theory. What used to be professions have turned into businesses.
The cult of success has replaced a belief in principles. Society has lost
2000-01-17: Molly Ivins on Bill Bradley
2000-01-27: The entire book,
On Conflict and Consensus by C.T. Butler and Amy Rosenstein is now
1997-03-07: JMS endorses Clinton for President.
1995-01-29: "Petition Drives" A confidential
opinion paper stolen from the radical right that predicted most of the
battles of the early 1990s.
2004-05: Ellen Seebacher's birthday
2000-01-01: Etiquette advice for attending
a Jewish funeral
1998-06-09: Miss Manner's opinion on
spamming mailing lists
1999-10-28: Miss Manner's opinion on gift