• Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On May 30, 2003

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I IPO’d—and I didn’t know it

I hadn’t paid much attention to BlogShares for a while since it went out of beta. But my curiosity got the better of me after I got some linkage from Doc Searls and others recently. When I checked today, I found that my blog had IPO’d with a valuation of $4500 on Tuesday. And that […]

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On May 30, 2003

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Upside down on the left coast

It’s been an interesting week all around—stuck in rehearsals three nights out of the week, lots of stuff going on at work. But I’ve noticed a few things. For instance, the weather here on the east side has been hotter and drier than the weather on the east coast. And the air has been full […]

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On May 29, 2003

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What a tangled web…

Someone finally pulled together all the wonderful administration lines about the Weapons of Mass Destruction that were the reason we bombed hell out of Iraq, risked American and coalition lives, destroyed our international credibility and moral authority, and set the precedent that nations can invade each other on suspicions and flimsy pretexts. Starting with: “Simply […]

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On May 29, 2003

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Greg: The Green[e]house Reloaded

Congrats to Greg on taking the Green[e]house to a new level and a new home. He has some interesting discussion on what prompted his move: Blogspot turned slow last week — if you think that posed a problem with reading it, imagine posting under those conditions. My RSS provider got testy around the same moment, […]

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On May 29, 2003

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Legends of the Mothman: Appalachian Trailblog

I’ve written before about my friend Jim’s hike of the Appalachian Trail this summer. What I didn’t realize when I got the first email was that he planned to keep a regular email “road journey.” We’ve been getting two to three email messages a month from Jim, or “Mothman” as he’s known on the trail […]

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On May 28, 2003

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Finding cheaper salmon

After complaining to a few people about the high price of Copper River salmon, a friend let us in on a secret: if you’re willing to buy a whole fish, and to take sockeye instead of king, Costco will sell Copper River salmon for somewhere around $4 a pound. We brought home a five pound […]

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On May 27, 2003

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Calling the bluff: why I won’t cry about iTunes 4.0.1

Heh. I’ll call your bluff, Craig. I’m really bummed about the XML problem. I complained vocally when Radiohead and Sigur Ros disappeared from the store. But I won’t be crying about the shutting down of sharing beyond local subnets in iTunes 4.0.1. Why? Because the reality is that despite all the Brave New World stuff, […]

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On May 27, 2003

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Craig gets Boing-Boing love

Um, or something. Maybe that should read “Craig gets linked by Boing-Boing, the online directory of things wonderful, for his post showing a new t-shirt at ThinkGeek; his server melts and falls into the ocean from all the resulting traffic.” Nah, I like the first version better.

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On May 27, 2003

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Dave: Who will pay?

Over the weekend, Dave wrote an amazing pair of essays around the topic of who will pay for software: I pay $1 to ride the subway downtown. It costs $300 to fly to NY and back (two hours in the air). A cab ride to the airport — $40. My monthly rent is in the […]

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On May 26, 2003

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Weekend draws reluctantly to an end

That’s me, in the headline, committing the pathetic fallacy. But it was such a good weekend. Friday: day officially shortened by four hours (thanks, David!), blissfully spent wandering around downtown, complete with both lunch and dinner with my lovely wife. —Note to restaurateurs: I don’t care how rare Copper River King Salmon is; spending north […]

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On May 23, 2003

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“No rock-and-roll fun”

Getting some traffic from a new site (as in it’s new to me), No Rock and Roll Fun, who pointed to my February bit about the Charlatans UK. (Permalink on their site broken, I don’t know why I even bother since Blogspot never gets archives right, but it’s still on their front page.) The rest […]

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On May 23, 2003

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Greg: War on war

Greg points to a BBC report that a Canadian scientist has found “astonishing” levels of uranium in the urine of two samples of 17 and 25 Afghan civilians. The conclusion the scientist, Dr. Asaf Durakovic of the Canadian Uranium Medical Research Center, reaches is that a new kind of uranium weapon was used during the […]

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On May 22, 2003

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OK, a more coherent Blog Meetup followup

I seem to be on track to make one blog meetup per season, and last night was spring’s. We started at Aurafice, a little internet café on Capitol Hill, which between the bloggers and the Goths (apparently Wednesday nights are Goth get-togethers at Aurafice) started to get a little crowded. After gathering a small crowd, […]

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On May 21, 2003

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Seattle Blog Meetup pass the machine

We’re here at Bauhaus at the Seattle meetup. Passing the machine around: Tara: I didn’t kill the people at Best Buy. They are still alive. That’s all you need to know. Matt: Jerry’s okay, we think. As far as any other injuries that might happen, I can only claim ignorance or at least innocence. Have […]

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On May 21, 2003

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Au revoir, Buffy, and thanks for the hits

On my way home from work, I received a phone call from my sister (who is three time zones to the east of me). She said, “Are you still getting a lot of referrals from Google for people looking for Trogdor?” “A few,” I said, “but mostly it’s trailed off.” “Well, you’re about to get […]