As a Cold War history buff, I wish a similar in-depth article was written to expand on this short blurb about CIA efforts in Istanbul in the 1980s.
Newt Gingrich has some interesting thoughts on what happens when politicians with the right policy frameworks end up in within the DC Beltway for too long. They have a hard time on implementation.
That part that resonated with me included:
He cited a series of blunders under Republican rule, from failures in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to mismanagement of the war in Iraq. He said the immigration bill passed by his former colleagues in the House of Representatives is unrealistic and too harsh toward undocumented immigrants, called congressional efforts to regulate lobbying "much too weak" and said the government has squandered billions of dollars in Iraq.
It looks like Google Romance is a new endeavor by the search engine giant Google to help those who looking for better match making options. There is a beta supposedly being talked about on Slashdot and Digg.
This analysis chart by USA Today is pretty startling. All this talk about smaller governement being a focus of Republican leadership doesn't appear to turn into policy implementation.
President Bush sidestepped the U.S. Senate on Monday and installed controversial nominee John Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations, saying the post was "too important to leave vacant any longer." [Monday, August 1, 2005; 1:39 PM]
A Rip and Read podcast posted in early May has a great segment on First Lady Laura Bush's roast of the President and others at an event in DC recently. It is very funny.
My wife is currently listening to it in the kitchen and she is laughing out loud.
This seems a little strange to me:
The government has told Rogue Ales to lower the flag on its American Amber Ale. The Oregon brewery has been ordered to stop using the stars and stripes to advertise American Amber. According to U.S. Code Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 8, Item I: "The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever." The company began brewing the beer 11 years ago, and uses the flag on beer taps, pint glasses, posters and T-shirts. Even the company's red, white and blue delivery truck will have to be repainted. The order came after an agent for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau who was visiting Newport with her family spotted a Rogue delivery truck with a flag painted on it.
Online article examines what is "reportedly" on President Bush's iPod.
It looks like Hillsdale College is going to put a great deal of published work from William F. Buckley online for free access. It doesn't look like it will include audio content just written transcripts.
Here is a list of stuff over the weekend that seemed interesting to me (I hope people don't mind a consolidated list vice individual posts, I am a consolidated list kinda guy):
- Stagecast Creator continues to be developed and is popular in schools for teaching cause and effect models or simulations
- Tech News on ZDNet reports "Sun to set Solaris free, after a fashion"
- O'Reilly has a new book entitled "Smart Home Hacks"
- Windows XP Community Sites (via email from Microsoft)
- Tom Peters Company does a re-image (press release)
- BLOGGING (RSS Feeds):
- RSS Auctions? (via Chris Pirillo)
- Jet Blue's Pop Culture (via Dan Bricklin)
- Dan Gillmor on "Seized Computer Gear" Risks
- Dann Sheridan is working on a garage workspace
- Search Team at Microsoft Blog
- Shared Spaces on 'worldwide handheld shipments' in Q3'2003 via CNN Money
- More commentary on "academic research" by Phil Windley
- "Lost Windows OS Key?" (via Mark Gibbs)
- RSS Auctions? (via Chris Pirillo)
- New version of iPodder 1.1.3
- A good post entitled "Battling the Podcast Bandwidth Beast with Bittorrent"
- Jimmy Jett points me to more info on "sound compression and limiting"
Also my RSS feed for the blog has changed to: http://feeds.feedburner.com/sholden please update your link! :-)