Archive for December, 2004

Website Makeover/Back to Work Writing

Monday, December 27, 2004 22:51 Comments Off

I will be undergoing major website and blog changes, but probably not until early to mid-February. A re-design is in the works, along with an upcoming (dedicated) photography website. Also, I plan to get back to weekly columns – at least one per week – starting with the New Year. I’ve had some time off [...]

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32 Items per Second

Monday, December 27, 2004 22:35 Comments Off

Is what Amazon.com sold for the time period between Thanksgiving and Christmas. What a great way to shop: no lines, no parking lot to fight your way through, no crabby people, no lines, and no walking 5.5 miles from your parking space to the store. I did 90% of my Christmas shopping online this year, [...]

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Lamps

Sunday, December 26, 2004 15:30 Comments Off

Photo: Karen De Coster, 2004

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Firefox vs IE

Sunday, December 26, 2004 9:33 Comments Off

All hail Firefox. Since its launch last month, Firefox has already nudged Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) browser below the 90 percent mark for the first time in years, according to one survey. I, for one, am happy to see the dynamics of the browser market change. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has long ceased to serve its [...]

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Christmas and Conspicuous Consumption for the Leisure Class

Saturday, December 25, 2004 7:58 Comments Off

How about those anti-free marketeers that use the term “consumerism?” Consumerism denotes a

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Time vs Lights

Friday, December 24, 2004 18:59 Comments Off

I laughed when I saw Kinsella’s comment: “Jeff, I’ve been doing that for years. All the neighbors think I’m nuts to leave a Christmas tree out for disposal full of lights. I guess they just don’t value their time.” How true! But who gets it (except Kinsella and Tucker)? Read Rockwell’s praise of shoddy products, [...]

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D.C. Crowd, Part II

Thursday, December 23, 2004 16:49 Comments Off

I got quite a bit of supportive email from this post. As a follow-up, here’s why I posted it. I usually don’t care what the D.C. Clique has to say, because basically, I determined that they long ago ceased to be relevant in terms of much that libertarianism, as a whole, deems important. To quote [...]

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The D.C.-based Crowd is at it Again

Thursday, December 23, 2004 13:00 Comments Off

When I posted on this on the LewRockwell.com blog, several months ago, a couple of LRC nationalist-paleocons attacked me viciously, and basically went apeshit. The problem? I used “war-worshipping” to denote Pat Tillman’s awful decision to “serve his country.” Under the Bush regime’s definition of “serving,” that is. Now, Lew Rockwell posts a seemingly similar [...]

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Help!

Wednesday, December 22, 2004 16:35 Comments Off

I need my readers’ opinions. I am entering some photos in a “Canon Rebel Digital Photography” context next week. Problem is, I have only had my digital Rebel for 4 months, and my selections available to submit to the “people” category are limited. Most of my “people” shots are pre-Rebel, and mostly, 35mm. But I [...]

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Misplaced Devotion

Wednesday, December 22, 2004 7:35 Comments Off

The Freeman posts a great pic on his blog. The Freeman links to BK Marcus, who chips in on why he doesn’t “support” the troops. Great. I’ve been saying this all along, and I’ve received scathing hate mail for it. I was chastized for bringing it up during the first Gulf War, too. Once, as [...]

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