Monthly Archive: September 2003

Hawaiian Diacritical Marks

Hawaiian Diacritical Marks

I created a little table of ASCII codes that should display Hawaiian diacritical markings (the ‘okina and the kahakō) on a web page for my friend Andy, but I figured I might as well post it here in case it helps anyone else. Special thanks to the recently blogified Scott...

Two for the Show

Two for the Show

Newsweek puts $87 billion in perspective. The New York Times devotes dozens of delicious column inches to a great travel piece on sleepy Hilo. Reading it made my heart ache.

Give or Take a Billion

Give or Take a Billion

Since he’s just put in for an extra $87 billion to spend on his mess in Iraq (a bit of it set to go toward stabilizing his last mess in Afghanistan — remember Afghanistan?), it’s not surprising to learn that Bush couldn’t help out more with that pesky AIDS problem. But...

King of Insight

King of Insight

On the eve of the end of an incredible era of scientific accomplishment and discovery, The New Yorker published a wonderful tribute to the little satellite that could. The story of what it took to get Galileo out there is amazing. And the reason it has to be obliterated is...

Are We Square?

Are We Square?

I recently got to meet up with Mitchell “She’s a Babe!” Dwyer and Ian Murphy, and movie talk dominated. I got the chance, therefore, to profess my love for “Fargo.” Mitchell has it high on his “Top Movies” list too, and we’ve both vowed to share it with Ian. (As...

If I Had $394,500

If I Had $394,500

Hmm. Good news, bad news. And the outlook isn’t entirely rosy for folks with a million dollars burning a hole in their pocket, either.

Ack!

Ack!

Some good news for a change. Oh, how I’ve missed that motley crew. I most certainly longed for them in recent months, when world affairs were just begging for a decent flogging. Here’s hoping Opus, Bill and friends can get up to speed in time to make delicious hash out...

Can You Spare Your Name?

Can You Spare Your Name?

Online petitions are a dime a dozen, but if you’ve a moment, I’d urge you to sign this one, backing an impressive come-from-behind grassroots effort to kill the FCC’s attempts to allow greater media consolidation. Try as I might, I can’t find a way to sell the FCC’s move as...

Welcome to the Club

Welcome to the Club

A positively gripping entry has popped up over at Dr. Scott’s journal. What can I say? I’ll just send some warm fuzzy thoughts his way.

PGP and Weblogs

PGP and Weblogs

After a bit of googling around (er, I mean, Googling™ around), I was heartened to see that people still use PGP, including the hep and cool web tribe of bloggers. I found public keys posted by the adored Joi Ito, for starters, as well as for Joe Lewis in California,...

Of Envelopes and Solidarity

Of Envelopes and Solidarity

I remember sending these guys $10 back in 1994, just as I was getting onto the web. Back then, the hot topic was the Clipper Chip — I wrote a paper about it for a class I was taking in Hilo — and Phil Zimmerman‘s PGP was the cool new toy. Since...

I Am Not a Crook

I Am Not a Crook

You never know what’ll stick, what’ll become your legacy. Perhaps we’ve already heard Dubya’s tagline: “Bring them on.” My humble proposal?