Blog Profile / Infomaniac

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Archived Since:April 26, 2008

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Holiday weekend diversion

For something totally silly, especially if you're a fan of sites like Stuff White People Like, here's a new one: Stuff Journalists Like. Like 'Professional Organizations': Journalists need to connect with others who enjoy long talks about deadlines, copies and incompetent editors. Show More Summary

Good stuff

Europeana is a just-released Web site that is a repository for information from archives all over Europe, including "digitised books, films, paintings, newspapers, sounds and archives from Europe’s greatest collections."...Unfortunately the demand has exceeded server supply and the site is now down and being retooled to re-open in 'mid-December'. Show More Summary

Life pictures on Google

The announcement yesterday of the availability of the Life Magazine photo archive on Google Image has lots of sites buzzing. (See Sheila Lennon, for example...) Getting access to this treasure trove is nearly unbelievable, and will be...Show More Summary

Concerns for gun owners

All over the country, gun stores are seeing sales jump in response to Barack Obama's election. Gun enthusiasts...never comfortable with Obama's stated laisse faire policy on guns....are saying 'I told you so' now that the election is over and it's clear that Dems will control both houses of Congress and the presidency. Show More Summary

Learning from the campaign

Good posting from Ken Doctor on his Content Bridges blog: 10 truths the press can learn from the Obama campaign.

New government Website for Obama

There's a new website for the president-elect: Lots of information here on the inauguration, the new administration, the agenda (or will be).It includes a link to Presidential Transition Resources site, a directory of new...Show More Summary

Looking a little deeper

In The Times Online, an interesting analysis of the state of American politics: It was a great victory - but not for the Left.The Guardian has a good three-part Obama biography: The Obama Story. Slide show: Road to the White House.Then there's Newsweek's blockbuster, Secrets of the 2008 Campaign.

How the Times covers Iraq

Great story in next month's Vanity Fair about the New York Times bureau in Iraq, the only U.S paper that hasn't cut back it's in-country coverage. The New York Times’s Lonely War.

40 Years Ago

(An occasional reminiscence on the events of 1968)(See the posts in chronological order)November 5. The election was upon us, a scary time. The choice, between LBJ's vice president Hubert Humphrey, a likable former mayor, congressman and senator from Minnesota who had for years been a reliable liberal campaigner, and Nixon. Show More Summary

What could you buy with it?

Dress Like Palin. What you could do with Sarah's spending money.

Another good news research story

How The Times followed a trail to find Barack Obama’s aunt.

Useful and different elections info sources

Our Vote Live tracks election problems during election day. Google Elections Gallery will show real-time elections results on maps. on electoral projections. Early Voting Database, 2008. 2008 Electopedia from New York magazine. Show More Summary

Thoughts from the mountains on this election

Up the mountain road near us on the way to Hiwassee Dam, a sign at a small country church, saying something like this:'Never fear change. Think how glorious fall is'.Yet, in front of many of the houses nearby, little shacks with junk...Show More Summary

Can't resist this

Here's a novel take on a political ad. Subtle but effective. It's the 'Wassup' gang from the Budweiser commercials, 8 years later.This one via KnoxViews.

Political language

A topic that needs more discussion, and here's a great one from Anil Dash on What Sarah Palin is Saying.

Here's your chance....

To carve a pumpkin online. The only one I'll do this year.....Thanks to Knox Views Ashvegas.

What they think matters

Via Achenblog, a fun graphic from Foreign Policy: If the world could vote...Heresy to some who think we should ignore what the world thinks of us, but I'm on the side who believes it matters very, very much....


Posting is slow again as I've been undergoing some medical treatments that slow me down. But over the last couple days I've succumbed to another social networking tool: after news librarians, and then my college classmates, set up Facebook...Show More Summary

40 Years Ago

( An occasional reminiscence on the events of 1968 )(See the posts in chronological order)On Oct 2, US Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas withdrew his nomination as chief justice; his nomination had been held up for months by a Senate filibuster. Show More Summary

Political conventions, protests and politics (shades of '68)

Deja vu. Amazing news about the arrest of Amy Goodman and two colleagues from FSTV and Democracy Now, as St. Paul and Minneapolis police seem to be overreacting to anti-war protesters and media coverage.Goodman's gentle but determined coverage of the news has been growing on me over the last few months. Show More Summary

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