Rants & Ramblings

random commentary about culture, media, politics, technology and whatnot.

current events

jan
16
2003

north korea tries to make its case online

Slate posted a story Monday (DearLeader.com - Kim Jong-il’s fanboy home page) about a curious website intended to convey North Korea’s point of view to the Western world. The site is purportedly a volunteer project maintained by a 20-something Spaniard …

jan
06
2003

don't believe holiday doom-and-gloom pronouncements

Don't believe the media's doom-and-gloom pronouncements about the holiday shopping season — they're often based on incomplete data or faulty assumptions. So why do the media keep reporting this story?

dec
25
2002

merry christmas … of death

'Tis the season for family angst … and, for some, mourning. I'm in Tucson, visiting my family for the holidays. Current events are seriously depressing me.

dec
11
2002

son of snow day

I’ve added some more photos from my “snow day” experience. These were taken the following day (Friday, Dec. 6), on my way into work.