Web Crawling

(Does anyone else remember WebCrawler, one of the much lesser known (and used) search engines out there? According to Wikipedia, it started in 1994 and oddly enough, is still going.) This post isn’t about WebCrawler. Though it is about the interesting things you can come across when you’re just wandering around the great World Wide […]

The Right’s Wrong Mindset

It is a remarkably amazing thing about our internet age that within minutes of something happening, people are commenting on the event, commenting on those comments, and commenting on the comments of the comments. It is exactly what some in our world would hope to prevent–substantive talk about important (and sometimes non-important–issues of society. So […]

Strategery

As the officially announced candidate field on the Republican side threatens to top four figures and one mop of hair this week, I was struck by some interesting points: the Republican party believes in gang warfare. Now, I understand the whole concept of playing to your base in the primary campaign, and let’s face it, […]

The Occasional TV Review

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is comedy, but it’s a brand of comedy that I’m not sure could play on network television, which is why it ended up on Netflix–it was shopped to NBC who ordered 13 episodes and then passed on it. But while it might not play well on network TV, it’s exactly the […]

The Occasional TV Review

I was cleaning up in the kitchen tonight, and as I often do, the TV was on in the background, just to keep me occupied. And after Wheel of Fortune ended for the evening, the CBS prime-time slate kicked in with the reality show The Briefcase. Ordinarily, I avoid reality television like the plague. At […]

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