Cash for Broadband instead of Clunkers.
Because of travel and uncertainty with my schedule I’m going to vote absentee in this election. There seem to be two good sites with wizards that walk you through everything: Go Vote Absentee and Long Distance Voter. Going into polls and waiting in lines seems like an anachronism. Someday I hope I can vote online.
How Design Can Save Democracy. AIGA tackles election ballots.
Dave Winer did an interesting Interview with George Lakoff.
Have you seen the new US money they’re printing? I had gotten used to the 20s but I got a 10 at the grocery store the other day and it really surprised me — it’s totally orange. I miss the green. Bringing things full-circle, my second blog post ever was about meeting the US Treasurer […]
“The Pulse of Freedom is a site published by the protesters at Martyrs’ Square, Beirut, from a tent city.” This is an inspiring story: “A group of Web masters, graphic design artists, writers, and photographers stayed up all night for several nights in a row putting the Web site together.” They chose WordPress. “As far […]
I got this via the Politech list and it absolutely made my day. From Charles Platt. The FCC ruling pleases me in a way. Any shortsighted policy that discourages consumers from watching broadcast TV or raises the price of equipment for receiving broadcast TV is a step in the right direction from my point of […]
Lately it is with less frequency that news from the White House sends a chill up my spine, yet it seems the White House is using technical means to prevent spidering and archival of key documents. This is, without question, highly questionable. I hope there is a good reason for this or that it will […]
Richard Allen, a member of the British Parliment, now has a WordPress-powered blog. How cool is that? Politician blogs in general are a great idea and I wish more mainstream politicians in the US would pick it up. (What if the President had a blog?) Look for more politician’s blogs in the future, as I’m […]
I’m still holding on to my personal ban of war posting, as there is enough of that going on already, but a post by Lucian really grabbed me, though the commenter Walker has a good point about the story’s conclusion. Anyway my english professor gave me a copy of this poem today which really speaks, […]
Have you ever seen evil Matt? Another wonderful comic from Josh, who has some other new stuff up so go check his site out.
I want you to learn morality from Hollywood. *applause*
Saw an interesting speech by Greg Palast today, in which he made a lot of very strong assertions about a number of issues, most notably of the 2000 presidential elections. He is not as much as a wack as I expected him to be going in, but I’m going to reserve further judgment until I […]
In his address to Congress in 1951, Douglas MacArthur said: “I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes.” […]
What do you say when Republicans dominate tech-friendly votes, except that I’m glad that the party that makes the most economic sense is evolving to align with my views on technology as well. The article is by Declan, which means it is excellent. Now all we need is a tech-savvy president. Vote for Matt in […]
Iraq Agrees to Readmit Inspectors, U.N. Says–and not a moment too soon. It was starting to get hot in here.
98% of the last 200 hits on swcdesign.com have been from images.google.com; I don’t often get hits from there so I decided to investigate what was causing such a ruckus and huge spike in traffic. Well it turns out a picture I made last year right around this time is on the tenth page of […]
According to the world’s smallest political quiz I’m right on the board of libertarian, conservative, and centrist. It’s comfortable here.
Myth America 2002 By WILLIAM SAFIRE (from this morning’s NYTimes) LONDON Here are a handful of myths that cause what’s left of Europe’s left to misperceive U.S. foreign policy: Myth 1: America is temporarily dominated by self-serving isolationists who reject treaties designed by sensible Lilliputians to tie down the superpower Gulliver. Reality: In the past […]
The Dallas Fed has posted a PDF of a letter from Tom Ferguson, one of the people overseeing the rollout of the NexGen notes. Hopefully there will be no Coca-Cola machine downtime.