When did Star Trek and Star Wars Jump the Shark?

TechRepublic.com: Sci-fi rant: When did Star Trek jump the shark?: …there was the Borg Queen, and that ruined everything. The Borg were originally defined as genderless, faceless, nameless, all-consuming man-machine hybrids with which you could not negotiate, could not overpower, and only by sheer luck and creative individuality could you ever hope to defeat-temporarily. That […]

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In Passing: Quiet Riot’s Kevin DuBrow dead at 52

Metafilter: cum on feel the noiz – Quiet Riot’s Kevin DuBrow dead at 52. It was Quiet Riot on Solid Gold that introduced me (well.. re-introduced me) to Metal and Hard Rock. His MySpace page is filling up with condolences. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that Quiet Riot deserves the evolutionary credit […]

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Thanksgiving 2007

It’s been a challenging year. The herniated disk (I’m still suffering with it). The Comcast.net reenginerring and relaunch effort (we launched successfully and they promoted me the same day Mom was diagnosed with cancer). Handling various stability issues with Philly Future that nearly killed the site. Being with Mom as she ended up in the […]

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Halloween Pictures

It may have been the day before Mom’s funeral, but she wouldn’t have wanted us, especially Emma, from having some holiday fun. We may have been harried making arrangements for that Thursday, but we had a good time. I feel particularly blessed to live where we live – a true blue old fashioned Philly neighborhood. […]

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A Great Example of Networked Journalism

EarthTimes.org: “Consumer Reports Names Their All-Star Appliances”: “Our brand-repair histories are culled from approximately 450,000 respondents reporting on nearly 2.5 million appliances,” said Robert Markovich, editor at Consumer Reports. “Choosing a reliable brand will boost a consumer’s odds of getting a reliable model and in the end often save consumers money.” You can even say […]

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