From June of 2001 to January-February 2004, I was the author of a Web log called Under a Blackened Sky. According to my about statement, it was a blog that examined "technology, politics, law, medicine, and just about anything that intersects at least one of these issues -- in other words, like so many other Webloogers, I [wrote] about life and the things that [caught] my eye." This is not an especially descriptive statement, but I suppose it will have to do.

Fed up with the stigma associated with blogging, the general triumphalist atmosphere that surrounded -- and continues to surround -- blogging in general, and the idiocy in particular that afflicted a number of bloggers in particular, I decided it wasn't worth continuing to be a part of. So I closed it and focused on other things. I cannot say this was a mistake.

Yet there were some things that got written that I was exceptionally proud of, and I feel that they need to be preserved, directly, and for posterity. I get requests for some of this stuff occasionally, so I'm putting it back on-line. I can't promise there'll be enough context all of the time to be able to pick out precisely what's going on, but hopefully you'll find it interesting stuff.

And now, the linkage..
Examining the bandwidth biz: Why Cory Doctorow doesn't know anything about Internet economics.
Fear and loathing with the US Government: How to be a national security risk
Election 2004: Funnier the first time. Much funnier.
Too much government: Why you can't buy cheap hair care products, but other people can.
The game sucked, but it was fun anyway: Nuke LaLoosh, eat your heart out.
You want to kill how many people? Risk assessment and the modern scared yuppie.
Java sucks big floppy.. You know how this ends.
Why Pete Rose shouldn't be in the Hall of Fame: Disrespect this, yo.
Bush is Hitler, and other rhetorical excesses that might not be excessive.
The Plague Years: A longer abstractish version of an unpublished manuscript I've been shopping around for two years, cunningly disguised as a blog entry.
What's wrong with gay marriage: Why this topic still pisses me off, two years later. Also: Aw, fuck, I'm a liberal.
36 Things you can do to save the Internet, only 28 of which are really practical anymore.