The Link Blog

is fixed! Not that i ever admitted to it being broken, but it was. I have absolutely no idea what the fuck happened to it in the first place, but sometime between Feb 01 and Feb 04 it broke. I don’t remember making any changes to it that would have caused it to freak out. Not that anyone here is interested but the main-page was mapped to a file that was no longer updated by my MovableType install.

Anyway, for those of you that do not visit the link-blog’s feed and rely on it here on the main blog page, it’s back!

And YES, I know there is some odd bug on the “Home” page when it is view in IE, but if you’re using IE then your knuckles are probably calloused from dragging on the ground anyway. 😉

Bloggers Reporting and Society

Accordign to this article at Wired, “Depending on whom you ask, bloggers are either “citizen journalists” who are democratizing media, or bloviating loudmouths posting ill-formed opinions on personal websites between trips to the fridge. ”

I wonder which I fall into. The main topic of the article is wether or not bloggers should be covered by the 1st amendment rights that protect journalists and their sources. Of course this is directly related to the recent Kottke posting about Ken Jennings and the Jeopardy saga that I talked about here several months ago.

The question, I think, should not be are they covered by 1st amendment rights but does the current interpretation of the 1st amendment accurately reflect the developments of technology and global compression. As technology allows us to cross borders and reach new achievements that we considered the stuff of science fiction only several years ago we should begin to re-evaluate the rules with which we govern ourselves. As we advance technologically we should flex our interpretation of our rules accordingly.

By this I do not mean that every jackass with a keyboard and a Blogger account should be allowed to spew insider information over the internet. But, we do need to carefullyre- examine what is and is not normal and acceptable.

Just another opinion from the resident “bloviating loudmouth”!

Free Ruler for Mac OS X

For some time I haev been using iConfactory’s xScope (in demo mode) and I have been really happy with it. But I have also found the Free Ruler for Mac OS X. It is almost as good as xScope, but nowhere near the feature set. Both of these are must have tools for web-designers.

I particularly like this quote from pascal’s website:

Note: Free Ruler is only available for Mac OS X. It may work on Mac OS 9, but this has not been tested. It most definitely will not work on your stupid Windows PC.

Pictures ala Sunstar

It has been a long time coming, but here they are. The contact sheets for the Sunstar pictures 10-1-2004 – 12-22-2005 and the pictures from the Christmas party. Anyone from Sunstar can email me at jZ at with the image number and I will send you the image. This is limited to Sunstar employees only and only 3 per person. Get your requests in before April 1st because I will be archiving the images to disc to free up drive space.

UPDATE: These photos have been removed. I cannot provide any explination here on the web, but if you had any business looking at these in the first place you can call me. Maybe someday I will talk about it.