Monthly Archives: December 2005

what i would like in 2006

i would like a new governor for the state of california and fewer bush republicans in congress. i was flipping through some blog feeds tonight getting ready to go to sleep and ran across david mamet’s favorite memory of 2005, … Continue reading

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snappier performance at erichaller.com

i just switched from the stats package i was using, bbclone, to google analytics. bbclone stores its data in flat files, and it was causing the site to load slow and the php scripts were running out of memory. this … Continue reading

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world of warcraft censorship?

my friend danny created a character named impeachbush on the malfurion server in world of warcraft about a month ago. last night a gamemaster messaged him to inform him that his name violated the terms of the game. he kicked … Continue reading

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bogus dvds being sold by studios

a few months ago i rented an old favorite movie from netflix, where the buffalo roam. in the opening scene, bill murray playing hunter thompson is wrestling with writer’s block, a bottle of wild turkey, a mojo wire, doberman, and … Continue reading

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happy birthday dad

today my dad would have been  68.

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christmas is over, back to business

i was surfing around tonight after i woke from an hourlong turkey-induced coma, and ran into a petition form to the EPA. they are proposing rule changes to the toxics release inventory reporting requirements for businesses handling toxic chemicals, and … Continue reading

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merry christmas

i just jogged around ojai, through the avocado and orange orchards, in balmy 80 degree southern california weather. now i’m chillaxin on the couch, enjoying the aromas of mom’s cooking floating in from the kitchen. and of course reading up … Continue reading

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how are they going to play this off?

it turns out that the administration is data mining a much larger amount of traffic than they have admitted. The use of similar data-mining operations by the Bush administration in other contexts has raised strong objections, most notably in connection … Continue reading

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the “f**cked company” of real estate?

i had a good laugh at the drenched-in-sarcasm humor of marin PoS, a blog that skewers house valuation and the selling tactics used just north of here in marin county. i think his post about “Living the Mac & Cheese … Continue reading

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christmas lights + evergreen jasmine

christmas lights + evergreen jasmine Originally uploaded by halle. my friend mike halle is an incredible photographer, and i was just browsing my rss feeds and this picture he took today popped up. so i’m passing it on…

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