America’s Chickens Coming Home to Roost – the importance of context, and the power of selective quoting

One of the clips that has been played over and over again was of Barack Obama’s pastor saying that America’s chickens were coming home to roost. This video reveals that he was quoting a U.S. Ambassador who had said this. Fox News and other media outlets played the quote, over and over, making it sound […]

Gabriel – So I’m on FriendFeed now…

I can see why people like FriendFeed. It brings together lots of services, very easily, quickly, and more twitter-like and simple presentation than Tumblr which does much the same thing but shows larger versions of the content vs. smaller thumbnails. Also, the whole social aspect of it (the ‘friend’ part) is pretty sweet… see who […]

Full text and video of Barack Obama Speech: ‘A More Perfect Union’

Watch Barack Obama’s speech on his vision of the future of the perfection of the United States of America: My favorite quote from this deeply nuanced, insightful and intelligent speech: “This time we want to talk about the crumbling schools that are stealing the future of black children and white children and Asian children and […] “Down for Maintenance” screen

Today, as we were working on speeding up SQL queries and also repairing the database, I had the opportunity to make a quick little "down for maintenance" screen. The boy is Jackson, my friend Damon’s kid. Thankfully the server wasn’t down for too long, and it’s running well now.