Katrina Blog Relief Day

As promised, I’ve created a page for bloggers to sign up to participate in the Katrina blog relief day proposed by Hugh and seconded by Glenn. TTLB’s Katrina Relief page can now be found here. If you are planning on supporting the effort this Thursday, here’s what I would ask you to do: – Select […]

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Poor Planning as Habit

Fox News, reporting on the problems resulting from last-minute use of the Lousiana SuperDome as an emergency shelter — in September 2004: “While this building certainly can accommodate a large crowd for a four-hour event, we’re not equipped to handle 30,000 or 40,000 people for three or four days,” said Superdome general manager Doug Thornton. […]

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New Topic Pages: Katrina & Able Danger

I’ve added two new topic pages this morning: one for the Able Danger story, and one for Hurricane Katrina. Regarding Katrina: please, if you are in the area expected to be hit, do not think that it would be cool to “liveblog a hurricane.” It would be, in fact, very stupid. Get out of the […]

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Ecosystem Updates Underway

Folks: You’re not crazy: I’m in the process of making some adjustments to the algorithm used to count Ecosystem links, and as a result, there have been some wild swings in total link counts. This will continue for a few days more but should then settle down. Please remain calm… NZ

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Kaysar Returns to Big Brother!

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: mess not with the power o’ the blogosphere! Well, ok, who knows how much my post and others from folks like Omar had to do with Kaysar winning the right to return to CBS’s goofball reality show ‘Big Brother’. But it makes me happy, anyway…

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Keep an Iraqi-American on TV!

Did you know that there’s a national, network television show with an Iraqi-American central character? It’s true: the CBS reality show Big Brother, a guilty pleasure of mine, has as a contestant Kaysar, an Iraqi-American graphics designer from Irvine, CA. He’s proven to be a formidable competitor in the game during the first few weeks, […]

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New ways to add Carnivals

Folks: I’ve just completed work to make it easier to ensure that Carnival entries are added to the TTLB ÜberCarnival. If your blog is registered in the Ecosystem, you can tag your Carnival entry post to be picked up automatically by including the following exact phrase in your post’s text, replacing [Carnival Name] with the […]

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