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Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Kerry comeback at the Electoral Vote Predictor site - Kerry is now ahead in Oregon and Florida, and the count is Kerry 241, Bush 273, up from Kerry 207, Bush 317 yesterday.

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Bush Memo revisited - According to a study of the Bush memo by David E. Hailey, Associate Professor and Director of the Interactive Media Research Laboratory, Utah State University, there is strong evidence to suggest that the memos are authentic.

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Monday, September 27, 2004
Bright Young Things - Saw Bright Young Things the other night at Cinema Arts. It was a bit like watching two hours of MTV videos; with frantic music and very quick cuts between shots. All of which was meant to impart the lifestyle lived by the rich young people running around London just before World War II. It was OK, but there was not a lot of character development, and thinking back on the movie after a couple of days, it's difficult to remember much of the content, a little like trying to remember what happened in a music video a day later.

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Iyad Allawi - Interesting article on the interim Prime Minister of Iraq.

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Voters Information Guide - Jason Kottke has posted an excellent summary of the voting process with info on voter registration deadlines, polling places, etc.

Now Playing: Miles Remembered: The Silent Way Project, Mark Isham.

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Roberto Heras Wins Third Veulta a Españ He finished fourth in the final time trial to take the victory. Too bad the mainstream press ignores all but the Tour de France. I'll have to wait for the Vuelta recap on OLN.

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Sunday, September 26, 2004
Kerry behind in Electoral Vote Predictor Not only is Kerry behind, he's behind by 100 votes, with Wisconsin, Florida, and Oregon going to Bush in the latest polls, which seems very unlikely.

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OQO handheld computer available any day now - According to this article at Handtops.com, pricing and a release date have been set for the OQO handheld computer. It will sell for $1899 and will be available in October. It's only about 2 years overdue.

I would consider purchasing this tiny computer over a conventional laptop, although there are some very small laptops out these days. The OQO doesn't have a real keyboard, so a portable would have to be used for real work.

Now Playing Best of Bowie.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Kerry ahead in electoral vote predictor count - New polls show that Kerry is now ahead in Florida and New Jersey. Watching the electoral count swing back and forth gives one an appreciation for the importance of every electoral vote.

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Access to Overseas Voter Registration Site Shut Down by Pentagon - What do you do when you sense that overseas voters may not be very happy with the current administration? Deny them the right to vote. Claiming that users from many overseas Internet service providers are trying to hack the overseas voter registration site, the Pentagon has denied access from these providers to the site.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2004
The Joys of Winning the Lottery - Jack Whittaker of West Virginia recently won the $315 million Powerball lottery.
Since then, Whittaker's vehicle, business and home have been broken into repeatedly. Last year, a strip club manager and his girlfriend were charged with drugging Whittaker and stealing a briefcase containing more than $500,000 in cash and cashier's checks. The money was recovered.
That doesn't include the most recent break-in of his house, in which $15,000 was stolen and a dead body was found inside.

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New York Vacation - Just back from the Finger Lakes Tandem Tour organized by Gear-To-Go Tandems, owned by Rich Shapiro and Lindy Ellis of Elmira, New York. We had a great time and managed to miss most of the hurricane-generated rain that hit the rest of the country. Most but not all, as it rained all day on the second to last day of the tour. Otherwise we had mostly clear skies, clean air, and tailwinds. A write-up is in the works.

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Friday, September 10, 2004
kottke.org in the Post - It's good to see an established newspaper like the Washington Post use one of my favorite bloggers, kottke.org, as the source for a news item. Jason Kottke broke the story yesterday about Ken Jennings losing on Jeopardy. I liked the way that the news was revealed on the kottke site, in white text with a black background, requiring one to highlight the text in order to read it. Nice touch.

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Wednesday, September 08, 2004
Doctor's Office Reading Material - While spending a little time recently in the doctor's office, I was reading the latest Sierra Club magazine. It contains some very good articles on the upcoming election, including speculation about some of the changes that could occur if Bush is reelected: “Bush budget slashes social, environmental programs to fund war effort”.

Anyway, I finished reading the magazine and was ready to put it in my bag to take home to recycle or to offer up to the magazine exchange at the local used bookstore. Looking around I decided that my fellow waiting patients could use some good, left-leaning literature, so I discretely slipped the mag into the pile of reading material nearby. Now that I think about it, I wonder how many others try to spread their message in this way.

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Tuesday, September 07, 2004
Petacchi wins again - Alessandro Petacchi continues to dominate the world of pro sprinting by winning today's stage of the Vuelta a España. Benoit Joachim of the U.S. Postal team is in the yellow jersey for the second day.

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Sunday, September 05, 2004
Vuelta a España - It's time once again for the Vuelta. The Tour of Spain is held from September 4-26 this year. While Lance, George and others are not there, the Posites are doing well, having won the initial-stage team time trial. After the second stage, Floyd Landis wore the leader's yellow jersey, and today the sprinter, Max Van Heeswijk, is wearing gold. Here's a link to the English version of the official site, and the Velonews account of today's stage, won by Petacchi.

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Thursday, September 02, 2004
Presidential Debates - I'm anxious for the presidential debates to get underway. But then I was anxious for the last presidential debates, and Gore somehow made Bush seem sympathetic. It could be because Bush seemed so dimwitted that some people probably felt sorry for him. Let's hope Kerry does a better job. For info on the debates, see the Commission on Presidential Debates Web site. Here is the schedule:

Presidential Debate Schedule

First presidential debate:
Thursday, September 30
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL

Vice presidential debate:
Tuesday, October 5
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Second presidential debate:
Friday, October 8
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

Third presidential debate:

Wednesday, October 13
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ

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