Archive for December, 2003

Petrified Truth Comment

There is only one Howard Dean nickname that will stick with any real adhesion, thats “loser in ’04.”
Petrified Truth

This is a test of a remote comments function. The above comment was posted at Pertified Truth


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!st Entry in a New Toy

I found this little toy at Yoz Grahames site. He has provided a Bookmarklet that allows your comments made on someone else’s Blog to be posted on your Blog.

I copied the Bookmarklet from his source code below but you can find the original here.

Here it is: <a href=”javascript:cgi=’http://YOURMTPATH/mt.cgi&#8217;;n=unescape(‘%’+’0A’);d=document;e=d.forms[0].elements;var v=n+n;for(i=0;i<e.length;i++){v+=’‘+e[i].name+’: ‘+e[i].value+n};void(window.open(cgi+’?is_bm=1&bm_show=convert_breaks&__mode=view&_type=entry&link_title=’+escape(d.title)+’&link_href=’+escape(d.location.href)+’&text=’+escape(v),’_blank’,’scrollbars=yes,width=400,height=440,status=yes,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes’));” title=”Commentblogger”>Commentblogger. It’s a bookmarklet. Drag it to the links bar of your browser, then edit the URL in your bookmarks manager, replacing the YOURMTPATH string with the path to your mt.cgi. (Yes, at present, it’s MovableType only, but hopefully not for long – see below)

To use it when commenting on someone else’s blog entry you fill in the comment form on that entry as usual, but before you submit it, you hit the Commentblogger bookmarklet. What the bookmarklet does is call up MT’s usual bookmarklet-spawned New Entry window, but prefills the entry text with the contents of the first form it finds on the page from which you spawned it.

I off to find someone’s Blog to test on.

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Is This More Than We Need to Know?

As reported from Yahoo News:

Danes are spreading their genes around the world faster than ever aided by exports from local firm Cryos International, the world’s biggest sperm bank.
Each year Danish men donate sperm that contributes to around 1,000 pregnancies, and with increasing demand from Americans, Cryos has opened its first New York office — on Broadway.
Thousands of men visit Cryos’s three Danish donation centers, most of them students. They are paid $40.50 for each donation.

Does this mean a thousand years from now everyone will have blond hair and blue eyes? A homogenized world, what a concept.

Or does it mean the Danish will ultimately become the most successful Imperialist?

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New Year’s Text-Fest

I’m not a betting man….. except sure things; The sunrise, political campaign lies, and two dogs sniffing each others butts come to mind. But I will bet that the Philippine texters will surpass anything coming out of Australia.

Telecommunications companies are boosting capacity in preparation for millions of extra text messages on New Year’s Eve.

Telstra is boosting its mobile network to cope with the huge volume of SMS messages predicted for New Year’s Eve.

The telecommunications heavyweight said it was expecting more than 16 million SMS messages will be sent on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day by its customers alone, two million more than last year’s record of 14.2 million messages.

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Age Of Abundance

Glenn Reynolds, of Instapundit fame, has posted an excellent article at TechCentralStation outlining the importance of stuff as it relates to your growing Christmas trash pile and a new economic age.

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Calamba, My Calamba Where Have you Gone?

Calamba City, Laguna is normally a pretty quiet place on the crime stage. It has its moments but certainly not on the level of its Northern neighbor Manila. Lets hope this report on the capture of the kidnappers of two-year-old Gian Jethro Chua in Muntinlupa last December isn’t a sign of things to come.

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Blogs Going Mainstream?

Entering the mainstream may be a doubtful premise, but the Blogosphere is getting more notice.

Kathy Kiely, writer for USA TODAY has an excellent piece on Blogs, and their influence on Journalism. Here is a sample:

* GOPUSA.com, a Web site run by Bobby Eberle, a Houston engineer with no previous journalism experience, scored an interview with President Bush’s top political adviser, Karl Rove.

* Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, a 32-year-old political junkie with no bylines to his credit but a popular Web site called DailyKos.com, was invited to travel with Democratic presidential front-runner Howard Dean.

* Bloggers were in large part responsible for a change of leadership in the Senate last year. When Majority Leader Lott, a Mississippi Republican, remarked at a birthday party for retiring Republican Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina that the nation might have been better off had Thurmond won his segregationist campaign for president in 1948, the major media largely ignored it.

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