September 28, 2001
The Guardian:calls to [bin Laden's]
calls to [bin Laden's] laptop-size satphone ... 00873 682505331 ...now hear a message stating he is "not logged on or not in the dialled ocean region"
September 26, 2001
The Geep - 3d shockwave
The Geep - 3d shockwave fun.
September 25, 2001
After 9/11, "Internet users were
After 9/11, "Internet users were more likely than nonusers to display some kinds of emotional and civic engagement with their country."
My server logs still show
September 24, 2001
Robert Fisk: "Bush originally talked
Robert Fisk: "Bush originally talked about "justice and punishment" and about "bringing to justice" the perpetrators of the atrocities. But he's not sending policemen to the Middle East; he's sending B-52s."
Salon: "Modern democracies have perfectly
Salon: "Modern democracies have perfectly adequate justice systems for dealing with terrorists," says William Schabas, a leading international law scholar and director of the Irish Center for Human Rights in Galway. "We track them down, catch them, bring them to trial and impose fit punishment. That is what the United States and the United Kingdom did with those responsible for the Lockerbie crash, and for the embassy bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. It is what the U.N. is doing for those accused of genocide and crimes against humanity in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda." Indeed, says Schabas, "How much more healthy it is for democracy that Milosevic be judged by an international court rather than murdered by a cruise missile aimed at his home."
September 23, 2001
There's a hidden message in
There's a hidden message in this picture. Can you guess it?
(Answer here, with a conclusion: "We have analysed two million images downloaded from eBay auctions but have not been able to find a single hidden message". But the bird? And the faux-cool T-shirt?).
September 18, 2001
Robert Fisk in the Independent:
Robert Fisk in the Independent:
President Bush is talking about a "crusade'' --it would be difficult to find a word more likely to enrage Muslims-- but if he plans to wage it in Afghanistan, the United States faces a military campaign more fraught and potentially even more costly than Vietnam.
Are you being lied to,
Are you being lied to, yet, or just kept in the dark?
The Guardian:"It is already a
"It is already a humanitarian disaster," said Yusuf Hassan, of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Islamabad.UNHCR:
Before any of last week’s events took place, there were already close to one million displaced people inside Afghanistan, and aid agencies were struggling to keep their heads above water. After the evacuation of all international aid agency staff, UNHCR is extremely worried that the situation for all these people – and millions of others – could deteriorate very rapidly, leading to major population movements, and even widespread deaths. Already many people are reported to be too weak even to become displaced. They simply don’t have the strength or the resources to move from their villages.The UNHCR had a budget of $8.5M (yes, eight and a half million dollars) for its Global Appeal activities in Afghanistan. Now we'll see thousands of times that amount pouring into the region, in the form of military hardware.
September 17, 2001
Bruce Schneier:"Strong police forces without
"Strong police forces without Constitutional limitations might appeal to those wanting immediate safety, but the reality is the opposite... It is our very liberties that make our society as safe as it is.I'm an atheist, but I was raised as a Catholic, and the Christian ideals from liturgy and scripture still resonate through my outlook. In our private grief and public statesmanship, we need strength. We're not well served by leaders who run like rabbits. The testament points out a hard road: "if any one strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also; and if any one would sue you and take your coat, let him have your cloak as well". That would take real strength, and earn our freedom, in this time of need.
September 14, 2001
Back to tech: this made
A surprise. Today, really listen
A surprise. Today, really listen to Dave Winer.
Another surprise. Rudy Giuliani on TV, a man with a mission, doing it well.
Rageboy says:"'It's not just simply
"'It's not just simply a matter of capturing people and holding them accountable, but removing the sanctuaries, removing the support systems, ending states who sponsor terrorism,' [Wolfowitz] said.
September 13, 2001
Some amazing pictures from the
September 12, 2001
September 10, 2001
Google 2.0. Starter:...browsers are dumb
Google 2.0. Starter:
I don't know what this
I don't know what this is, but I intend to find out. "Link this page". Let's see...
September 09, 2001
Happy 1e9. The time right
Happy 1e9. The time right now (according to my PC clock - try <(@now)> in EasyWeb) is 1000034835 (point 542 with floating-point...). "Gonna party like it's (time_t) 1e9"...
September 08, 2001
Clay Shirky on Microsoft: "Half
Clay Shirky on Microsoft: "Half a decade or so after announcing Windows Everywhere, Windows is still mainly on the desktop. They don't have a majority market share, much less a monopoly, in any other device class..." (here).
September 07, 2001
Today I have a lunch
September 06, 2001
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) becomes
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) becomes a W3C Recommendation. I like SVG - it's an incredibly flexible and powerful 2D graphics language, and it's XML. Over-specified, meaning that there are only a few really good implementations: the awesome Batik (part of the Apache project), and Adobe's very good Windows ActiveX control. (Adobe don't get links from me anymore, at least for a while). JASC's editor should be worth a look, too.
Syndic8 has some content.
Syndic8 has some content.
FT series: the telecoms crash.
FT series: the telecoms crash. I feel sure we can't blame it all on Gilder, though... The wireless revolution is every bit as real (if the government will allow it) as the telecoms hype was overstated.
Rhythms, Boundaries, and Containers: Creative
Rhythms, Boundaries, and Containers: Creative Dynamics of Asynchronous Group Life. Old and still quite definitive.
September 04, 2001
The NewsClient tool now has
The NewsClient tool now has a webpage (and an injectable). It's not been resurrected properly, yet, so treat with caution.
September 03, 2001
My kinda job: "To identify
My kinda job: "To identify & facilitate opportunites for implementing documentation imaging and to develop sound business justifictions..."
September 02, 2001
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