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Rudy, Rudy, Rudy

Rudy Giuliani, financing his extra-marital affairs using the public pocketbook: Does the city have to pay for travel and expenses for Rudy’s wife and his mistress? Can’t the budgeting be monogamous even if Rudy’s not?

Wende: Cold War Museum in Culver City

Wende Museum in Culver City, a collection of East German historical artifacts and memorabilia. There’s even a portion of the Berlin Wall there. Want to visit. (I met a museum staffmember last month at the Oral History Association conference in Oakland) Der Spiegel wrote about the museum and its founder: [Justinian Jampol’s] interests did make […]

Firebug trick that brings me joy

Firebug (Firefox extension) is a thing of beauty. One thing I didn’t like was having to wade through a bunch of code to find the place in the code that I wanted to look at. Couldn’t I just go to it directly? Place cursor on spot in page I wish to examine. Right click. Contextual […]

Where have you gone, Jon Stuart Leibowitz?

Brian Williams gives a birthday shout out to Jon Stuart. Missing Jon Stewart has some videos, including the Crossfire video.

SRTM makes it into Google Maps

Hot damn! Just saw the news about Google Map’s new terrain function. According to the Google Earth blog, the elevation data comes from data gathered on SRTM, or the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. COOL! Doc M worked on that. Most of the world is represented in Google Earth by data from US Space Shuttle missions […]

Term for today: Dictionary Attack

What is: A form of dictionary attack is often used by spammers. A message is sent to every e-mail address consisting of a word in the dictionary, followed by the at symbol (@), followed by the name of a particular domain. Or, to put it differently, so that’s what this error message means (when I […]

pizza, nuts, pencils, phone calls, cluetrain

The fans, the strikers, and the studios. The audience is listening. And acting.

10 best tracking shots and other delights

10 best tracking shots ever. Stars with the opening shot from Touch of Evil, of course. [via Whedonesque] More tracking shots. Design your own paper box. Geometric transform step and repeat is so much fun. Plus! Print it out yourself! Best online catalog. Meant to post this a while back. [both via Making Light Particles]

Blogging while striking while negotiating

So I’m sure you already heard that the Writers and the Studio moguls went back to the negotiating tables today. News blackout till there’s news otherwise. One published rumor (well-founded. reliable source, we’re told) says good, optimisitic things about the negotiations. At United Hollywood, strike captain John Aboud ponders What All This Means, while awaiting […]

Reasons to quit

This post and discussion thread at 43 folders asking “How do you know when it’s time to move on?” is a worthwhile read: The main problem is that I’ve got too many things I really need (want) to do – too many long-term projects with potential – and I’m never exactly sure when they’re a […]