The Great Rat Race

Jay Solo and the ladies at Right We Are have decided to take competitiveness about Ecosystem rankings to a new level. See the announcement at Right We Are, or at Jay’s place: The Great Rat Race! Think of it as Evolution In Action. Right We Are! and Jay Solo are embarking on a quest for […]

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HTML Cut-and-Paste Now Available

OK, I added the page I had talked about creating which provides HTML code for all the Showcase entries to make it easy to cut-and-paste into your blogging tool. The hope, of course, is that this will encourage folks to actually link to new blog entries, and boost participation in the contest. Let me know […]

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Showcase: To Sort, Or Not To Sort. That is the question.

Ok, in my call for comments on the Showcase, one suggestion has gained significant support that actually surprises me. Currently, the list is presented sorted by who is currently in the lead — the blog with the most links appears at the top. Many folks, however, have suggested that the list be presented in random […]

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Right is Wrong Part II: Do we have to choose sides?

This is part of an ongoing dialogue with Cowboy Kahil about the Ecosystem and New Blog Showcase that began in this post. I was going to put it as a comment there, but it’s long enough and relevant enough that I figured it might as well go up here. ——————- Cowboy – I appreciate your […]

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Right is Wrong!

I received a rather interesting e-mail from Cowboy Kahlil of ReachM High Cowboy Network Noose tonight. It wasn’t marked not for publication, and appeared to be sent to a BCC’ed distribution list. Since much of it was directly related to The Truth Laid Bear and my various projects, I think I’m within my rights & […]

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That is NOT what Mr. Pointy is for

Man tried to hijack, crash Qantas plane: A man armed with two sharpened wooden stakes tried to hijack and crash a Qantas domestic jet with 47 passengers aboard shortly after take-off from Melbourne today, authorities said. The 40-year-old man stabbed two flight attendants and injured two other people before he was overpowered by crew and […]

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Showcase: Call for Suggestions

Folks – Wanted to throw out an open call for feedback on the Showcase and how it is operating this first week. A little early, I know, but I’m already getting suggestions in email, and I’d actually rather have them posted here in a public forum so other folks can build on / react to […]

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We now return to your regularly scheduled…

Yuck! A difficult day for many in the Blogosphere, as Hosting Matters suffered a massive outage due to a fire in their facilities. The Truth Laid Bear, along with other blogs such as that Instapundit thingy, was offline for much of the day. Figures, just when the Showcase was getting going. Well, y’all will just […]

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The Parade is On

OK folks, great response thus far to the Showcase! Great response on the new-blogs side, that is: about 40 entries already for this week. As I’ve noted at the top of the Showcase itself, I strongly recommend new bloggers consider waiting for next week’s contest at this point; the competition is going to be a […]

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Kate’s Manifesto

Another vote: she’s already hit the big-time (having attained Large Mammal status), but I do rather like Venomous Kate’s “20 Warnings About My Blog”

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My first Showcase Vote

Okay, I’ve got my first vote in the New Weblog Showcase. I’ve found a number of neat items at Tony S’s Technically Speaking., including a report that scientists believe it is now possible to wipe out mosquitos worldwide (but should they?) and a claim that websites are less likely to crash on the days that […]

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Microbes on Parade: The New Weblog Showcase

One of the criticisms (of the many) that has been leveled at the Ecosystem over time is that it tends to draw attention to exactly those bloggers who don’t need it — the ones who are already at the “top of the heap”. In the spirit of counterbalancing that tendency, I’m happy to announce a […]

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Day of Remembrance

On this Memorial Day, “thank you” seems a deeply inadequate phrase to express the debt I and we all owe to the men and women of our armed forces who have given their lives in service of this nation. While enjoying the extra day away from work, I urge everyone to at least take a […]

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Lileks on Trek

Lileks is riffing on Star Trek again. He’s always admitted to digging Enterprise, which baffles me, but hey, different strokes. I’m on the same page with him on the descriptions of all the other Trek incarnations, though, particularly the rather underrated DS9. Which reminds me, one of these days I really need to get around […]

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Justice for All, Except When it Might Be Confusing

Could someone who understands campaign finance reform, or more to the point, the judicial process, explain to me what the hell is going on with McCain – Feingold? If I understand this correctly, a federal court issued a 1,600+ page ruling a little ways back basically declaring many provisions of the bill to be unconstitutional. […]

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So long, Buffy

So Buffy is done. Not just done, but done-done; a very different and more final state of doneness that many of my past projectmates were fond of using around status-time. (Spoilers ahead, read at own risk) I’d have to say the last episode was good, but waaay too rushed. I can’t believe they didn’t do […]

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TTLB: One Year +

Well damn. I just realized that I plain missed my one-year blogoversary. One year ago and two days ago, I posted this, launching The Truth Laid Bear out into the Blogospheric ether. I can safely say I’ve had a blast along the way, and have no intentions of going away anytime soon. Y’all are stuck […]

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