Monthly Archives: June 2011

The internet is being filtered for you

Beware of Online Filter Bubbles, by Eli Parsier, TED, Long Beach 2011 It’s the ME! web now. Sigh. Algorithms have no editorial ethics or civic responsibility. Well, neither do Rupert Murdoch or Sun Myung Moon so we are well and … Continue reading

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Pharoh field

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Well, this is embarassing

“Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announced last week that he wouldn’t approve a Dodgers television deal with Fox Sports that reportedly was worth up to $3 billion. That left McCourt cash-starved and facing the prospect of missing the team payroll this … Continue reading

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Kind of insane

“In February 2010, I was contacted by attorneys representing famed New York photographer Jay Maisel, the photographer who shot the original photo of Miles Davis used for the cover of Kind of Blue. “In their demand letter, they alleged that … Continue reading

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Eschaton-a-Go-Go, Page 50 of 58

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A Revenue Utopia

“Gov. Jerry Brown hinted Thursday that if the budget talks with Republicans break down, the initiative fight that would follow would not be limited to Brown’s plans to raise sales, vehicle and income taxes. He said he expects labor groups … Continue reading

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Parlourship

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Paul Krugman interview and five books

“This is a very unusual set of novels from Isaac Asimov, but a classic. It’s not about gadgets. Although it’s supposed to be about a galactic civilisation, the technology is virtually invisible and it’s not about space battles or anything … Continue reading

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Eschaton-a-Go-Go, Page 49 of 58

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Links Methinks

And then I stop reading this blog How educated are state legislators? (CA wins for once) Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows One man’s war on clichés (To the barricades!) U.S. Drought Monitor Profile of a Twitter user (oh, yeah, Twitter…is that … Continue reading

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As if it isn’t embrassing enough being a California girl

Skirmish breaks out on Assembly floor during budget debate, by Shane Goldmacher, LA Times, June 15, 2011 Sigh. It wasn’t even about the budget. It was about… um, something else.

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Museumroo

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Carmageddon is imminent!

So, now that I have your attention: Please don’t go anywhere near the 101/405 interchange from noon July 15 through noon July 18. Please cross-post like mad, thanks; it’s not like CalTrans is going to get the word out themselves. … Continue reading

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Fiscal bedlam and the way we live now

“Senate Democrats flashed a potential trump card in the state budget debate Friday by passing a bill that would allow local authorities to raise taxes on just about anything after Republicans defeated an extension of the statewide sales and vehicle … Continue reading

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Mongoose

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And I thought redistricting was dullsville

“In its Santa Ana meeting, the Redistricting Commission was asked by many people to keep Garden Grove with Westminster and separate both from Santa Ana, in part to allow the Vietnamese community to develop its future political influence. To its … Continue reading

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I’m about to say something good about San Diego

And you are there. “The (SD city) council voted 7-1 to drum up an additional $9 million that they’ll use to prevent any cuts to parks and libraries and end the city’s 17-month-old brownout policy, which calls for the idling … Continue reading

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Now this is a book trailer

But you don’t know it’s a book trailer until the end. And not really even then. ()

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Mask

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