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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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?