Archive for March, 2003

RESEAUX ET TELECOMS, LE No1 DE LA PRESSE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ET RESEAUX D’ENTREPRISES

Well! First mention of this weblog in the non-weblog press, otherwise known as sites with tons of advertising. Tres cool! It seems to be a French telecom news site … which in certain parts of the US would place me right up there with certain condiments.

Honestly, when this war started (way back last week) I hoped for a quick victory, to avoid destruction and save American and Iraqi lives. Now, I am angry with delusional and corrupt leaders who have created such a terrible situation.

Last night I had a vivid dream that Colin Powell resigned, and ran for president as a Democrat.

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Check out this flash map of Baghdad :: makes it feel neat tidy and very modern

Nice survey of Geo-* movements at the Guardian, and earlier at the Economist.

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Five minutes behind , here’s a macro for Paolo’s google-link request.

That was too easy for . I want to try. Can someone send me a cup of coffee?

Fun! How bout a daily quick scripting challenge, to get the neurons fired in the morning?

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I can not believe I have just read this

I can not believe I have just read this

Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Marines losing the battle for hearts and minds
A few miles from the bridge to the south lie the ruins of the ancient city of Ur, founded 8,000 years ago, the birth place of Abraham and a flourishing metropolis at a time when the inhabitants of north-west Europe were still walking round in animal skins.

Sgt Sprague, from White Sulphur Springs in West Virginia, passed it on his way north, but he never knew it was there.

“I’ve been all the way through this desert from Basra to here and I ain’t seen one shopping mall or fast food restaurant,” he said. “These people got nothing. Even in a little town like ours of twenty five hundred people you got a McDonald’s at one end and a Hardee’s at the other.”

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What does War sound like?

What is the sound of a world gone mad, ancient hot desert exploding, lies and deceptions forced to truth by threat of death? Is there music in history bulging, billions sipping reality through media, and the world keeps on spinning? Can we hear the music of War?

A few days ago, listening closely to the MSNBC Baghdad cam, “by night, when bombing isn’t going on, is pretty quiet, occasional car drive-by and horn-honk sounds. Then at 5 PM Pacific, the morning birds started singing, and at 5:40, the pre-dawn call to prayer.” Peaceful and beautiful opening notes.

Now tell me, who com-posed the intro music to NPR/CNN/etc … a light tap tap tap, forlorn lone trumpet, sad strings. Seriously ridiculous.

Your country western Americans have been pumped up for war, pumping their fists, disregarding other civilizations, and driving over the Dixie Chicks. Yessum, bo!

MTV Europe, has wisely taken the evocative B52s off the air. Don’t suppose they’re playing the Beastie Boys or System of a Down either. Cheryl Crow is popular in Iraq.

But really, this doesn’t sound like what’s happening. For that, I outfit every person in the world with an instrument – 1 billion brass, 500 million drums and 500 million drum machines, 1.5 billion synthesizers, no dijeridoos. The rest can yell and sing. March through deserts, blow your horn inside the Bradley fighting vehicle, drum machine from sewers beneath protesting streets. Take the chop chop chop of Apache helicopters, break beat mania of anti-aircraft fire. From the protests, mix in the Brass Liberation Orchestra, some weak call and response “Power of the People don’t stop” and the usually fuckin irritating, yet surprisingly effective against a line of cops, Move Bitch.

Friday night, I attended a performance of Gamelan, the traditional chaotic rythmic music of Bali. They told the story of a King who defeats an evil Witch by performing a new dance. Can you imagine any leader today, solving problems through music and dance? What music does Bush and Saddam listen to, at the end of a hard day of War?

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View Protest Updates

11:04PM FALSE ALARM, JUST FLASH POWDER CANS
11:01PM TEARGAS DEPLOYED TO BREAK PROTESTORS UP
10:57PM POLICE PULLING BICYCLES AWAY AND MAKING INDIVIDUAL ARRESTS
10:51PM POLICE TIGHTENING THE CIRCLE AND NOT LETTING PROTESTORS OUT

Wow! That ideas been implemented. Definitely some kismit and Morphic Resonance. Also, moblogging in SF

The US Military communications system is amazing as well. How bout those fly through graphics on ABC. Never had so many Iraq weather reports on the local news — until the temperatures just disappeared. US gov even controls the weather. Real time Internet war & peace

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Needed: A single page for assigning feeds to myRadio pages. Over 40, and it’s just too squinty. Any takers, heh?

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HubLog: blam!: Amazon review creator

some humble beginnings of a review client/server

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ABCNEWS.com : Saddam Could Launch First Strike. First Strike? U.S. Military Concerned Saddam Hussein May Launch First Attack .. ABC News

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[blogdex – the weblog diffusion index]

Just to review … Iraq might someday attack with weapons of uncertain destruction, so the US in the past months has prepared to attack Iraq in case they’re not cooperating … so Iraq prepares itself for fending off attack, and might even attack first, if the US politely announces that it will attack, … so perhaps the US should attack first in self defense. Nevermind that the US has been attacking Iraq almost daily for the past decade…

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