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"Ten years ago, Kurt Cobain saved us from the horrific pap that was popular music. We sure could use another Kurt Cobain today."
I really hate how it's considered "conventional wisdom" that Britney, N'Sync, et. al are bad. Now, I know, and respect, plenty of mainstream, marginal, and underground groups, but I don't think that precludes me from liking and appreciating teen pop acts.
I mean, good production, very entertaining stage presence, well-crafted (if not well-written) songs? That's most of what the Beatles had during the BeatleMania phase, and it wasn't until they started… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 10:21 AM on January 11, 2001
Four out of Five Americans Know Earth Revolves around the Sun.
Hey! Let's debate about religion in schools! The kids aren't learning basic facts of science and history, but we need to focus more on getting them to silently contemplate God. I betcha if we all post our 2 cents, that will cause lawmakers to modify the Constitution of the U.S. and there will be no more violence. Or maybe not.
And that, my friends, is how we Save The Children.
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 2:41 PM on January 10, 2001
Organizine Closing Doors already?
"He's not a Democrat."
I just like to chime in with my usual rhetoric about the fact that, as mentioned above, conservatives by definition think that best answers lie in the past. To me, it's obvious that these answers can't possibly be correct. Especially for America.See, my folks didn't even come to this country until just before the 70's. So how could a politician in his 50's or 60's, who was born in the 1940's or so, think the best answer comes from a past which doesn't… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 6:11 PM on January 8, 2001
Is this town big enough for two blogs named...
Hey, Dan, you do know there's a Lake Effect over at BlogSpot, right?
Heh, heh, heh.
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 7:10 PM on January 4, 2001
Of course, Ev's got a picture of the stickers, and being such web-savvy little Pyrates, of course they take PayPal.
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 6:36 PM on January 2, 2001
In regards to the comments about "making fun of Pyra" above, I hope it wasn't directed at my original post, as that was the furthest thing from my intention.
But as far as the concept of making donations to Pyra goes, the reason I donated willingly, even eagerly, is because I used to have my own company, and I know that companies are made of people.
I get great satisfaction out of running and maintaining and tweaking my blog, and that became easier to… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 8:36 PM on January 2, 2001
Actually now that the "pay for schwag business model" meme has come up, wasn't the Sock Puppet one of the more profitable items at Pets.com? I'd love to buy all kinds of Blogger crap and pay for the server that way. Do they even have a Cafe Press link up anywhere?
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 9:59 AM on January 3, 2001
blah blah blah new york times "Web logs" blah blah...
How's this for viral marketing?
"Brad the Cad"
Neo Nazis holding pro-Bush rally
New Yorker to get Web site in January
Darwin gets another one.
Speaking of which, can we lace every 50th cigarette with cyanide? Smokers want to die, let's put a winner in every carton!
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 10:54 PM on November 13, 2000
re: drinking to death on the 21st bday -- that is so very sad and it could have happened to almost any one of us. you know it.
Yeah, I remember that time a gang of thugs held me down and forced me to down a shot. And then another. And another. Until I had downed 20. It really could happen to any of us, if we're dumb enough to pour a toxin down our throats in massive quantities.
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 7:35 AM on November 14, 2000
More and more American girls are hitting puberty...
Seems like a poor man's version of Lycos Top 50, which has been going for quite a while and is actually rather entertaining.
A slightly dated, but still interesting, list of commonly-searched terms is at Search Engine Watch, and the original search voyeur pages are still running at MetaSpy and MetaCrawler Voyeur.
My take on the whole thing was way back on October 11 of last year.
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 6:31 PM on October 5, 2000
Another innovation from Digital Convergence:
The rest of their email reads:
Digital:Convergence has secured the site and is conducting a thorough security examination to ensure the safety of its information.
As a result of this breach, unauthorized third parties may have been able to gather your name and email address. You may receive unsolicited emails (a.k.a. spam) from unrecognized sources. If you do not recognize the source, please delete the email immediately. You can also go to www.cauce.org,… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 9:31 PM on September 17, 2000
Was trying to find documentation for Napster's protocol when I thought about all the weird extensions that applications have added to our systems.
Napster uses nap:search?artist=artname&title=Word+Word+Word. Obviously, just replace artname with the particular artist's name (multiple words joined with plus signs) and song title works the same way. I'm still parsing out the syntax for the rest of the variables, but those aren't really that important anyway, are they? I wish that ISDN… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 8:55 AM on September 15, 2000
Does anyone really dig the new MSN?
Cam, I don't think they're too interested in cross-correlating Hotmail users with Passport users: All Hotmail users are Passport users. Passport is just the authentication system used by Hotmail. (And the new MSN Explorer, and MSN Messenger, and the Game Voice thingy they just put out, etc. etc. )
Although I must admit, I really like the new look for Hotmail in MSN Explorer. If you haven't seen it, or only saw preview 1, its' worth a looksee.
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 9:02 PM on September 11, 2000
Rape Theory Too Much To Take
Interesting thing here is that I think any of these scientists could have drawn parallels to human instinct to murder, and the topic would have been much less controversial.
Other animals practice cannibalism, even of their own young, or violence towards family members, etc. I'm not arguing whether those behaviors are more or less repellent than rape, but I would suggest that making clearer the attempt to draw parallels to other animals might help to defuse some of the (understandable) uproar.
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 9:55 AM on September 6, 2000
Blogger/Pyra is getting into hosting?
Deepleap goes into deep sleep. What's the...
Man, one of my three wishes would have to be for all the money wasted on DrKoops and half.coms to go to the smart people at places like DeepLeap and Pyra. But such is not the way...
I guess it's still not to late to remarket all the code that was developed as a BizTalk server plug-in or something like that?
posted to MetaFilter by anildash at 11:19 PM on August 21, 2000
Sick of your Wu-Name?