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Saturday, December 27, 2003

Sound And Furry

Check out Headlessness, the Nonsense Aggregator.

Friday, December 26, 2003

Wired Up, Written Down

"RSS is everywhere," sez Wired 12.01.

I took the plunge last night and started an old fashioned, paper and ink journal about his babyhood for Master Tyler, disclosing right up front that I'm not much of a journaler. (Despite being the proud mama of this two+ year old weblog, I do believe that's true.)

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Christmas With Saddam

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that U.S. interrogators are likely to subject Saddam Hussein to sleep deprivation and a diet of inedibile food in an effort to extract information. My initial thought was why not take this to its logical conclusion: insist that he breastfeed an infant. Then I was reminded the Geneva Conventions "outlaw the use of severe pain or suffering, either physical or mental." So that's out, I guess.

Soothie Christmas to all, and to all a good bite!

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Fires Behind The Wall

Some blog shaped sparks at Bryan Cave [via Sabrina Pacifici]:

The blogs we are creating now are generally for current awareness, or for sharing information within a practice group or work teams.  The firm is beginning to use blogs in new ways though, for instance, there is currently a team who is studying how to use blogging software to develop an alumni program to network with former attorneys of the firm.  The firm is also investigating use of news-readers to help organize blog subscriptions and information, and hopes to have a news-reader up and running by early 2004.  This would allow users to subscribe to blogs, both internal and external, and have the information dumped directly into folders in our email system.  Users would no longer have to go to the blog, the blog will come to them.  The client technology team has found the blog interface to be user friendly, inexpensive, and intuitive, which is leading them to believe that further down the road, Bryan Cave will be looking at blogs as the interface for the firm intranet as a whole.

Along these lines, hell yes corporate blogging experiments deserve a break. [Via Jason Shellen]


Things I've noticed through bleary eyes lately include:

Sunday, December 21, 2003

Resident Weeble

Shh. Tyler finally is asleep in a spot that does not involve any portion of my anatomy. Here's something I didn't know until post-delivery. The first month with a newborn is like a particularly sadistic yet addictive video game (whether first person shooter or role playing, I haven't quite decided). The game's primary goal is to keep the Baby from Crying. Secondarily, game play also involves keeping the Baby Fed and Clean (see Goal 1), as well as free from Harm and Sickness. Tertiary goals include the occasional meal, restroom visit, and dose of vitamins for the Gamer. Bonus points are awarded for the Shower Maneuver, but don't plan on accomplishing it without some serious cheats. Oops, game on again, now where did that diaper-sabre go?

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