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M-L's occasional ramblings.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Clay Shirky stole my idea

Or rather, I had the inklings of the same idea years ago when I realized the video games and interactive media, turbo-charged with fast networks, are more active and participatory than TV or, dare I say, books and printed materials.

Wright is (was?) the only thing stopping Obama

Finally Obama denounces Rev. Wright. It's about time.

I completely understand why Rev. Wright is so bent on ruining Obama's campaign. Obama as president is a terrible idea for racists like Wright: it robs the pastor of much of his raison d'ĂȘtre. What a complete and utter moron. Why do people tolerate people like Wright? Because if they don't, they are automatically labeled as racists.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Torontoist is SOOO white

If you haven't checked out Stuff White People Like, you should take a look. Torontoist has finally caught on. By the way, Torontoist is so white. Uh oh. How soon will SWPL be self-referential?

Friday, February 22, 2008

Paris and PDP

It's a tired, overtransmitted meme, but I am definitely one of its carriers: I have the love of Paris, France. Every so often, I say to myself that if I had large quantities of cash, I would buy an apartment somewhere within the city walls. I then wonder if I would still like it as much if I really lived there. And then I conclude that yes, I still would.

I am so obsessed with the city's geography, layout and all aspects of its urbanism that I am google-mapping the Paris Daily Photo entries whenever it makes sense. I hope the author of this blog doesn't think I'm stalking him.

Until there's a more clever way of doing this with the use of the Google Maps API, I am gladly doing this every day by hand, like a dedicated Paris nerd.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

back to blogger...

martyloo is back on blogger... Martyloo doesn't want to pay for web hosting and thanks to very handy software, moving back was a breeze. This not a very interesting post, but I thought I'd mention it for anyone who is trying to write a Wordpress to Blogger migration script. Unfortunately, migrating comments didn't work very well (at all?) I might dig into this and figure it out if I have time. For the few for whom comments have been unceremoniously deleted, I apologize. I'm on blogger for good (as long as it remains free).