Thursday, November 25, 2004
OK, I admit it, I have become a Survivor: Vanuatu junkie. What I didn't realize was how much I had invested myself in the game. After the surprise twist tonight, I actually caught myself talking to the screen, "telling" Amy, the man-hating barista, that she was lucky she won immunity, otherwise "we would have voted your ass off tonight", as if I had a vote. I've never become this personally involved in a reality program before, and I was startled that it happened tonight. As it was, I cheered at the shocked expression on Amy's face when her ally Lee Ann was suddenly voted off in place of Chris (the last guy) or Eliza (the perpetual also-ran). I also laughed at the smirk on Chris's face, as he really expected to disappear tonight, as the Amy/Lee Ann/Julie axis needed just one more vote to determine who was going home, and Amy had expressed her "girl power" belief over and over again.
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Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Am I the only one who is having MAJOR problems with pings to Weblogs and blo.gs? I have not had a successful ping in over three weeks now. Ping timeouts are not an unusual occurance, but every single ping for over three weeks?
UPDATE: 25Nov04/9:05 PMI finally had a ping go through, after midnight (eastern time) on a holiday. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth, and all that...
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Enjoy the holiday, and don't slip into a tryptophan-induced coma from too much turkey.
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Monday, November 22, 2004
The fiscally prudent choice?
Jacqueline Passey (most recently the Libertarian Party's Secretary of State candidate here in Washington) is also a blogger. Yesterday, she pointed out a post by another libertarian, Richard Shepard, on the costs of a hand recount, and a novel solution to the problem. I'm not going to steal Mr. Shepard's thunder, so follow the link to read his idea. I must admit that the idea does have its appeal...
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