Looks like I need to work on my commenting system

Saddly, I am coming to understand why some bloggers are I respect, like Rafe, have decided to forgo allowing comments on their site. I don’t want to go that route since I think so much of blogging is about the conversation. It’s a two way virtuous street. As Dan Gillmor says – my readers know […]

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Vietnam Vet, 53, Called for Duty in Iraq

A 53-year-old Vietnam veteran from western Pennsylvania has been called up for active service with the U.S. military in the Iraq (news – web sites) war, The Tribune Review of Greensburg, Pennsylvania reported on Wednesday. Paul Dunlap, a sergeant in the Army National Guard, will join an armored division next month as a telecommunications specialist […]

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Lobbyists try to kill Philly wireless plan

No matter what your take on this is, I hope you agree with me that corporations shouldn’t stand in the way of a public works project funded with tax payer dollars. Disclaimer: I work for Comcast, do not have any idea what my company’s position on this is, nor do I speak for my employer. […]

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Rather Pissed

I’m familiar with the 60 Minutes flap over the fake National Guard memos. I certainly believe Rather and CBS News stepped in it over that one; and I believe they were eager to promote a story that was unflattering to the president. Not like there wasn’t any of that going on against both candidates this […]

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Pennsylvania GOP strikes again – now SEPTA at serious risk

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Republicans who control the Legislature said Monday they won’t return to Harrisburg to discuss Pennsylvania’s cash-strapped public transit systems, even though the session doesn’t end until Nov. 30 and Gov. Ed Rendell is unhappy with a stopgap funding bill awaiting his signature. The House and Senate both recessed early Sunday without acting […]

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Loading data across domains in Flash

Flash 7’s security model provides a way for servers to authorize your Flash .swfs to load data from them, however, you might run into a host that uses IP based access control. Old tried and true methods still work – routing your Flash data requests thru a ?Proxy? hosted on the same server as your […]

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