This statement was just released. And somebody is throwing shots at NASA even as we speak. What a fucking day…
TO: Boulder Campus Teaching & Research Faculty, Staff,
Deans, Directors, Dept Chairs, System Administration
FROM: Housing and Dining Services
DATE: April 20, 2007
SUBJECT: Information on Student Residence Hall Arrest Continue reading
So, Matt Drudge is reporting that MSNBC is going to try out Michael Smerconish for the Imus spot. Word floating around is that they won’t even consider a progressive host (like the folks at Air America, for instance) because they’re “too biased.”
In Spring and Summer of 2000, as the Qwest takeover of US West unfolded, those of us at USW saw the writing on the wall. Though billed as a merger of equals, the financial realities of the deal meant that Q was going to control the merged company.
Who was going to run things? USW had CEO Solomon Trujillo, a man who had worked his way up through the ranks in the Bell system and, despite his flaws, a guy with some actual vision. Yeah, we were supposed to be stereotypical old-economy, slow-moving monopoly while Q was the agile new economy start-up. They were the shiny new future, we were a relic of a dead past.
But go back and do a little research. Who was the first company to roll out DSL in America? Continue reading
One of my favorite sites is The Moderate Voice, and they’re on a bit of a roll this afternoon. Shaun Mullen’s (my new favorite blogger) weekly wrap is great stuff, and multiple folks seem to concur with us that Gonzo is now neck-deep in alligators.
I don’t pimp other places often (although I almost certainly would if they’d pay me), but do give Joe Gandelman and his crew a few minutes of your time.
I’m so thankful. I no longer have to think. I no longer have to consider facts all by myself and assess them for their meaning. And I owe it all to The Buffalo News.
Today’s front-page story in The News (“Area colleges reassessing security“) by Jay Rey and Gene Warner features interviews with western New York college officials and their comments on campus security plans following the murders at Virginia Tech.
Fine, I think. I’m a professor at one of the institutions mentioned. And, like so many thousands of teachers and professors nationwide, I wonder what my institution is doing â€” and whether it plans any changes. What news has The News gathered for me?
Posted: April 20, 2007: 11:19 am MDT
In 1999 I was the Electronic Communications Manager for US West’s internal comm group, and my team rode herd on several channels used to communicate with 44,000 employees in 14 states and DC. Mornings were usually really busy – we posted things when they happened, but we did a big daily update by noon every day. Sometime around lunch Joe Lopez, who handled a variety of things for us, said, “hey, Sammy, there’s been a school shooting in Littleton.” Continue reading
According to Greg Mitchell at Editor & Publisher, “the most powerful indictment of the news media for falling down in its duties in the run-up to the war in Iraq” will be the subject of a 90-minute PBS special next week entitled ‘Buying the War.’” From E&P:
While much of the evidence of the mediaâ€™s role as cheerleaders for the war presented here is not new, it is skillfully assembled, with many fresh quotes from interviews (with the likes of Tim Russert and Walter Pincus) along with numerous embarrassing examples of past statements by journalists and pundits that proved grossly misleading or wrong. Several prominent media figures, prodded by Moyers, admit the media failed miserably, though few take personal responsibility.
More at E&P at this link.
There are technology purists who â€“ no matter what Microsoft does â€“ will believe them evil. After all, they charge for their software.
Linuxâ€™ most compelling argument has been that â€“ for the same power as Microsoft â€“ you get a free product. Only tech junkies can really use the extra features in Linux, and most people buy something to use, not to modify, so editing source-code is of no interest to them.
Now Bill Gates has announced that Microsoft is bundling a complete suite of software and selling it to emerging market governments for US$3 apiece. In this his business strategy is flawless and honours his roots. DOS was given away free to schools throughout the 80s, which is how I became proficient in it as a child here in South Africa. Continue reading