One month to go…

The end of November is often too busy to step back and look at where we are. Between prep for Thanksgiving (which came disturbingly early this year) and all the Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday-Tuesday… and so forth, it’s hard to imagine anyone actually accomplishing anything before the Advent calendars start opening on the 1st. Read More …

Ah Facebook, what can you be thinking?

Oh dear. On Wednesday, November 21, at about 12:56pm, Facebook posted in their Site Governance page a note that they are changing their policy and requesting feedback of a more qualitative nature: We recently announced some proposed updates to our Data Use Policy, which explains how we collect and use data when people use Facebook, Read More …

East Coast Preparations for Frankenstorm

UPDATE: A MORE PERFECT STORM: SANDY COULD MAKE U.S. HISTORY As the East Coast braces for monster ‘Frankenstorm’, I learned something new today. Morning Edition had a news story about preparing for the storm and mentioned calling 311 as a non-emergency number for reporting downed trees and such. I had no idea such a service existed, so Read More …

June 24, 2005: HAH!!! NPR not entirely erased by the Republican Preponderance

There’s a lot still to do – but with luck the Senate will have figured out it’s political suicide to try and kill PBS. Now, if we can just convince people that a part of free speech is the ability to take on our country’s symbols, and we’ll be all set! Dang. I need a Read More …

June 20, 2005: More actions to take, to save PBS and NPR…

Check this site: http://www.weta.org/takeaction/ and please follow the instructions regarding calling your representatives! Otherwise, noncommercial public television will suffer the consequences!!! Comments: SO-D: Done, oh so much so. I think the majority is trying to punish public broadcasting for not representing the Fox “news” point of view.

June 15, 2005: For a just cause…

Save NPR and PBS!!! Subject: This time, it’s for real: Save NPR and PBS Hi, You know that email petition that keeps circulating about how Congress is slashing funding for NPR and PBS? Well, now it’s actually true. (Really. Check at the bottom if you don’t believe me.) Sign the petition telling Congress to save Read More …

May 23, 2005: A little flagwaving…

Subject: Please sign emergency petition to save our courts Hi! I just signed MoveOn PAC’s emergency petition to stop the “nuclear option” the far right wing’s plan to seize absolute power to stack our courts -– and I hope you will sign too. Starting Monday, the petition will be delivered straight to Congress every three Read More …