The Kerry I Know

Thomas Oliphant publishes a deeply personal profile on John Kerry in the American Prospect. The more I hear about him, the more I like him. How different that is from other candidates in the past!

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First Night Over And The Biggest News Is…

Local weblogger Atrios’s unmasking is the biggest shared news item among many convention webloggers. Go Atrios! In all seriousness, Atrios’s story and effect are news and hopefully now that he is public, a real profile can be done on how and why he does what he does and is so effective at it. Fox News […]

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Blogger Convention Coverage

Metafilter has a thread pointing to various weblogger driven coverage of the Democratic National Convention. Unfortunately it appears to have been hijacked by folks that want to flame instead of discuss the various sites to watch. So you can ignore that thread and look here: politics.technorati.com conventionwebloggers.com politics.feedster.com Related articles: NYTimes: Web Diarists Are Now […]

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9/11 Commission Report

The 9/11 Commission Report came out yesterday and a few questions are on everyone’s mind. Let me try and summarize the best I can (and feel free to correct me folks): Who is to blame? The report makes clear that no single person is to blame. It was a collective failure. I’m reminded of the […]

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Unix’s Founding Fathers

Almost everything we do rests on the shoulders of others. Economist.com: profies Dennis Rictchie, who invented C and helped produce the earliest version of Unix: Because computers were rare at the time, people did not have them on their desks, but rather went to the room, one side of which was covered with whiteboards, and […]

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alt.lang.jre

The first in a series of articles covering alternate JVM languages at developerWorks: Get to know Jython. Why I haven?t tried this before is a mystery. I’ve used Python on occasion and this is an easy bridge for a Java developer like me.

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