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
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
: Funnier the first time. Much
Too much government
: Why you
can't buy cheap hair care products, but other people can.
The game sucked, but it was fun anyway
LaLoosh, eat your heart out.
You want to kill how many
Risk assessment and the modern scared yuppie.
Java sucks big floppy.. You know how
Why Pete Rose shouldn't be in the Hall of
: 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version of an unpublished manuscript I've been shopping around for two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
this topic still
pisses me off, two years later. Also: Aw,
fuck, I'm a liberal.
you can do to save the
Internet, only 28 of which are really practical anymore.