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Saturday, May 21, 2005

Nix That 

Just some fat guy with a beard. My bad.

spouted incoherently at Saturday, May 21, 2005 by Willis

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Blogging With My Treo 

From the Seattle International Film Festival, and I swear to god that Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) is sitting three seats to my right.

spouted incoherently at Saturday, May 21, 2005 by Willis

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Thursday, May 19, 2005

How very... 

...timely.

spouted incoherently at Thursday, May 19, 2005 by Willis

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If you like politics 

Then you'll love this.

spouted incoherently at Thursday, May 19, 2005 by Willis

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Blah Blah, Washington State Governors Race, Blah 

I think, technically, it is fraud - but it's not "elections fraud", in that they were just doing it to cover their butts, not change the outcome of the election. The Republicans will whine and whine, but I don't think that Bridges will let this affect the outcome of the Elections Challenge.

spouted incoherently at Thursday, May 19, 2005 by Willis

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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Diet Coke with Splenda is the SHIT! 

And I mean that in a good way. Seriously, I've been trying to eat better - so I cut regular pop out of my diet (except for the occasional can here or there) - and I've been subsisting, in large part, on regular old Diet Coke. Old Diet Coke isn't bad, but I've always been turned off by the metallic aftertaste. My mom doesn't like me imbibing so much aspertame either (and after doing a bit of research, I don't blame her) - so imagine my joy when I saw a Diet Coke with Splenda sitting on the shelves a couple of days ago!

Long story short - this is, hands down, the best diet soda I've found so far. It isn't quite regular old Classic Coke, but it's damn close! Worth giving it a try, if you're a diet drinker.

spouted incoherently at Tuesday, May 17, 2005 by Willis

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Thursday, May 12, 2005

Be the first to know when the "nuclear option" is used 

(found at TPM)

The People for the American Way are offering to text message you as soon as Bill Frist invokes the nuclear option. This is a fantastic idea - it'll let you know the second the Republicans decide to undue over 200 years of Senate tradition to push Bush's extreme judician nominees - and it will give you instructions for you to take action (numbers to call, etc). If people call their Senator's office as soon as this assault begins, we should be able to nip this in the bud.

spouted incoherently at Thursday, May 12, 2005 by Willis

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Seriously 

This is scary. How in god's name is selling the country out to the rich, and pulling the rug out from under the poor, doing "God's work"?

I'll be hard pressed not to rearend the first car I see with this magnet.

spouted incoherently at Thursday, May 12, 2005 by Willis

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What does it say when.... 

...the best thing the Google ad for the DVD release of "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" is that it is being release on "High Quality DVDs". I guess I have to buy it now, since they've taken the time to print it on High Quality DVDs.

spouted incoherently at Thursday, May 12, 2005 by Willis

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Friday, May 06, 2005

Wow.... 

(first spotted at MyDD)

Churches have been getting more and more political lately, but this latest story of a Minister excommunicating members because they're Democrats is just WAY over the top. So far he's kicked out 9 members, and 40 other members have left in protest.

Frankly, I'm not religious myself, but I know many sane religious people who are able to be both liberal and Christian. The two aren't mutually exclusive. This blind devotion of fundamentalist Christians to Bush's agenda is near-sighted, at best. Which would Jesus really want: that new bankruptcy bill that passed last month (and screwed the working poor who are getting worked over by the credit card companies), or for us to really support our poor? Honestly, when you look at the Bible, and look at the big picture of Jesus's teaching (rather than nit pick out verses that support your homophobia, etc), you see a message of love, understanding and compassion - from that vantage, Bush is truly lacking.

Enough from me - your turn.

spouted incoherently at Friday, May 06, 2005 by Willis

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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Google Web Accelerator 

So, I got all excited today when I heard about Google's new Web Accelerator. I think the idea of them caching the web and acting as a proxy is great - and I do still trust Google - so I installed it and restarted Firefox, fully expecting an even quicker web experience.

As the Vancome Lady would say: "Unh-uh".

For a year or so, I've been using Mike's Ad-Blocker, which is a great little tool which makes almost all web advertising disappear. It essentially just tells your computer which servers host ads, and tells your computer to not show content from those servers. Quick, elegant, and best - free.

So, I install the Google Web Accelerator, and lo and behold, the ads are back. My best guess is that because the GWA works by making Google act as an intermediary between you and the internet, and the Google servers aren't listed in my list of blocked servers (and lord knows, I wouldn't want it to be), the images (and gawd-awful flash ads!) are back.

Oh, and the kicker is that because I'm now loading ads, my page loading is actually slower.

So, nice try Google, but I'll wait for your next release. You're smart, I'm sure you'll find a way to fix this soon.

spouted incoherently at Wednesday, May 04, 2005 by Willis

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