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Sunday, CBS is bringing us 9/11, a documentary of sorts of the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center in New York, filmed through the lenses of two French film students and including footage that, until the broadcast, was seen only by a few hundred firefighters and government officials....

Microcontent news has done a couple of thought-provoking pieces on the phenomenon of weblogging and how it’s affecting what’s found on the web – specifically, via Google. Basically, they’ve now covered the “good side” and the “dark side.” Of course, the first thing I did after I read the section...

Boy, those kids at the Honolulu Advertiser are really on the ball. Front page news in today’s edition: Group says Honolulu ‘mean’ to homeless people. The story, about a national report that ranks the city among the nation’s worst in its treatment of the poor and homeless, sounded familiar —...

I think Jen and I have together crossed some major geek threshold. We’re both sitting at our computers, simultaneously browsing threads at Metafilter. (I’m hoping I can wean her from FameTracker.)

If anyone’s been wondering where I’ve been wasting my time lately (apart from battling bacteria and virii), check out TopNoggin — Trivia for Journalers. (You know me… never happy unless I’m obsessed with some project or another.) This one’s I’ve always daydreamed about doing, and finally tackled it with gusto....

Block most web ads by saving a simple file to your hard drive? If you run Windows, you probably have a ‘Hosts’ file — basically a pre-ISP DNS directory. And if you put in the addresses of websites that serve ads, setting their destination to null, your web browser will...

I’m having trouble putting into words just how valuable I think the The Television Archive‘s “Sept. 11 Collection” is. Just the other day I was thinking to myself how quickly America seemed to have recovered from, if not outright forgotten, that terrible morning. But one click and fifteen minutes of...

This is the actual lede on an Associated Press story posted today: “President Bush fainted briefly in the White House residence Sunday after choking on a pretzel while watching a National Football League playoff game on television, White House physician Dr. Richard Tubb said.” The folks over at MetaFilter have...

Who cares if I’m starting the year behind in journal entries as it is. It’s time once again for Heather’s contagious Friday Five! 1. You’ve just won a complete collection of movies starring one actor – what actor would you pick? Hmm. Christopher Walken? The smaller the parts, the better...

I was actually wondering, not too many weeks ago, how there could not be sites like this one: a personal web site, weblog included, of a man killed in the Sept. 11 attacks. 22-year-old risk consultant Paul Battaglia had an office on the 100th floor of one of the World...

Hey, kids! Long-time reader, first-time poster… it’s time for my very first Friday Five! 1. What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? Being the sensitive, multicultural fellow that I am, I’m reluctant to call many foods “weird,” since I’m sure braised monkey brain in some cultures is as popular...

Well, Google has redeemed itself after the Deja takeover fiasco, and how. They’ve had much of USENET online for months now (it was quite a trip seeing my first posts — March 1994, many in alt.romance and alt.sex — what a dork!), but today, they announced essentially the entire twenty-year...

Well, Money magazine came out with its (presumably annual) “Best Places to Live” list. In the wake of Sept. 11, they gave top honors to New York City, but also given top scores was Portland, Oregon, named “Best Big City.” (Honolulu didn’t do that badly, all things considered – though...

This weekend brings the Leonid Meteor Shower, and not only is the Earth passing straight through one of the sometimes evasive debris fields, but folks in Hawaii, Australia, and the western Pacific are expected to have the best view. The best show in 30 years, say some excited astronomers. I’m...

You know, I wish I had the money to throw away on a Premium Subscription to Salon.Com… but apart from most of the “Sex” department, I haven’t found what they keep outside the pay barrier too lacking. For example, the “preview” of a recent piece by Jennifer Foote Sweeney —...

It’s often said that a million monkeys locked in a room with a typewriter will eventually — albeit probably after an eternity — create Hamlet. So I guess that’s part of the appeal of National Novel Writing Month, the brainchild of California columnist Chris Baty. Jolene cued me in, and...

Within hours of the attacks on America — when I was at work but thinking only of being back at home with my family — I knew we’d soon be hearing predictions of a June 2002 baby boom. It makes perfect sense. Sex in a time of terror (Salon.Com); More...

Probably an old link, but I stumbled across the story at The Smoking Gun, and a quick search for the name of the suspect — Celinda D. Barge — turned up a more local story on this unfortunate incident at a Burger King. Have it your way, indeed.