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Entries from September 24th, 2003

Hawaiian Diacritical Marks

September 24th, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Miscellaneous

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 Crawford for helping me figure […]

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Two for the Show

September 20th, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

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.

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Give or Take a Billion

September 18th, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

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 it is surprising to read […]

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King of Insight

September 16th, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous

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 fascinating. I’m sure sci-fi geeks […]

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Are We Square?

September 12th, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Miscellaneous

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 it turns out, the three […]

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If I Had $394,500

September 12th, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

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.

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Ack!

September 9th, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous

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 of the 2004 elections.

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Can You Spare Your Name?

September 8th, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

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 anything but bad news for […]

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Welcome to the Club

September 5th, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous

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.

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PGP and Weblogs

September 4th, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Miscellaneous

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, Chris Lott in Alaska, Oscar […]

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