I received a mailer (PDF) this weekend from No Slots at the Mall, advising me to vote against Question A. For those who aren’t familiar, Maryland has been trying to legalize slots for some time; the issue seems to come down whether to build a casino at Arundel Mills Mall or at Laurel Park (where [...]
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When a social media magnate needs cash, how do you go about it? Historically, options have been limited. You can sell advertising space in the form of banners or buttons. You can sell aggregate data about your users activities to marketers. You can hold a bake sale. Or you can sell off a chunk of [...]
Until recently, I knew very little about Haiti. I knew that a coworker did mission work down there, supporting an abysmally ad hoc network. I knew that it was an island. As far as I knew, Wyclef Jean was the most notable product from the country (in regard to his origins, not as a source [...]
CNN’s web site has been dead in the water for hours, probably due to today’s incident on Northwest Airlines Flight 253.
Detroit airliner incident ‘was failed bomb attack’, via BBC
White House: Failed Airline Bombing Was Attempted Act of Terrorism, via Fox
Explosive device set off aboard airliner, via CNN (when it loads)
The situation itself aside, if CNN [...]
From the courts of Ohio, a settlement has been reached in a recent class action lawsuit against Motorola. If you bought a cell phone and have had battery troubles, it might be due to “an allegedly defective charging port.” I had a Motorola V325 that had all sorts of battery problems that I thought were [...]
The same night Amanda was photographed for the Baltimore Sun’s Glimpse column at Little Havana, we voted in the City Paper’s Best of Baltimore 2009 Reader Poll. More than a few of our picks just happened to win.
Mayor Sheila Dixon
Rocket To Venus
Fools & Horses
the Charles Theatre
Maryland Film Festival
Single Carrot Theatre
Given the [...]
There is no such thing as confidential email. Or privileged. Or anything of the sort, despite the sentences or paragraphs that appear below many professionals’ signature blocks.
Google Apps has been in the news — and by news I mean Slashdot — lately. Apparently there are people concerned that law offices and medical practitioners are migrating [...]
The SSL certificate vulnerabilities discussed at Black Hat yesterday are both scary and irritating. Scary, because the ramifications are huge. Banking. Health care. Email. Software repositories. Irritating for two reasons, namely who on earth decided to allow null strings in certificate in the first place and why the hell wouldn’t an SSL implementation not read [...]
From CNN’s Inuguration Activities, things you can’t bring along (according to the U.S. Secret Service) include “firearms, ammunition, explosives, weapons of any kind, aerosols, supports for signs and placards, packages, coolers, thermal or glass containers, backpacks, bags exceeding size restrictions, laser pointers, animals other than helper/guide dogs, structures, bicycles and any other items determined to [...]
The media has been reporting that all three CEOs of the top three U.S. car manufacturers offered to take $1 annual salaries. In light of the latest absurdity with regard to bailing out yet another industry at the expense of U.S. taxpayers, my thoughts on this are simple.
Alan Mulally is the CEO of Ford [...]
There’s been a lot of people renting out their houses and apartments for the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, asking for ludicrous amounts of money. Thousands of dollars per night with four- to five-night minimums. The only people more silly than the people who think they’ll successfully negotiate a non-cash short-term sublease without a contract, legal assistance, [...]
When I arrived at my polling center this morning at 6:50am there were approximately 500-600 people in line. I’m thrilled that it was such a great turnout, but I still couldn’t believe it. The parking lot was beyond full, so I opted to leave and try my luck after work. I’m not sure whether the [...]
I usually don’t watch the news, but while at the car dealership yesterday I had some time in the waiting room. On the one hand I don’t feel that the taxpayers ought to be bailing out either individuals or corporations that made poor financial decisions. Like a friend helping out your friend because they made [...]
When you drive to work every day, the buck stops with you. You know from experience how long it takes to get home, probably down to the minute. You know that if you leave the house 3 minutes later it’ll take an extra 17 minutes to get to the office. You’ve got a good handle [...]
Someone at The Washington Post’s Express has still got my blog in their feed reader, because I was quoted in this morning’s Blog Log again. To the nameless person sitting in cubicle downtown somewhere, no doubt toiling again for tomorrow’s column, thank you! I don’t ride the Metro every morning, so thanks to Snay for [...]