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Time for a Remedial Journalism Lesson

So, Time magazine has decided to follow a court order by turning over documents relating to their reporter’s story about a CIA leak, documents about a source that their reporter was willing to go to jail to protect.  Perhaps he was absent that day in journalism school when they teach you that you ought to protect your sources.  Oh wait, that’s EVERY day.

posted at 3:08 pm on Jun. 30, 2005
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Susie and Travis Need a New Apartment

Susie and I need a new apartment.  This entry really needs the support of a visual, so I’ve done my first vlog—ewww, that’s an awful word.  What I mean is, this entry has a video clip in it—click to watch it.

posted at 12:29 pm on Jun. 29, 2005
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My First Skype Spam

You know, there’s this honeymoon phase with every new communications application or protocol to come along where I get some of my most adventurous friends to try it out, and we play with it like a new toy. And then the spammers find it.

posted at 2:53 am on Jun. 29, 2005
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New blog look

I’m going to redesign my blog—I’d like you to take a glance at these two alternatives, and tell me which one you prefer.

posted at 11:55 pm on Jun. 20, 2005
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Richmond Night Market

The Crowd -- Not Bad

On Saturday, Susie and I went to the Richmond Night Market with Jason, Noriko, Mike and Julie.

We had a fabulous time.

posted at 2:05 am on Jun. 13, 2005
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He Was Behind Hooters

Driving down an alley behind Robson street yesterday, I passed a silver luxury SVU.  Ben Affleck was driving it.  There was a woman in the passenger seat, but I didn’t see who it was.

posted at 9:29 am on Jun. 10, 2005
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Keeps on Running

Just a quick note for the geeks in the audience: My Mac has been up and running through heavy use for 9 straight days.

posted at 12:25 am on Jun. 9, 2005
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