Persecutions in Iran

Last week, I received news that the United Nations Special Repporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on freedom of religion or belief, Asma Jahangir, published a report expressing serious concerns about apparently new developments regarding the treatment of Baha’is in Iran. I’ve sat on this since then, debating with myself whether or not I…

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A Ghost from Mac World Past

As many people at Mac World pointed out to me, I’ve been rather silent lately. There’s a reason for that. Of the stuff that’s on my mind lately, there just isn’t a whole heck of a lot I can discuss publicly. Even telling you some of what I did at Mac World this year strays…

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Sometimes I Feel…

I have a sick sense of humor. Ed Fries told me that. It’s out in left field and loaded with various inside jokes. Half the fun is seeing how many people get the joke. One of the ways I’ve done this is through the “Currently Playing in iTunes” feature of NetNewsWire. At times it’s been…

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Feeling Antinomial

Today’s theme seems to be names. Dave Winer and Kosso are wondering about Robert Scoble’s middle initial. Sorry, Robert, but I’ve already staked a claim to having all the relevant initials. On almost related note of vanity, having a last name that happens to be a common verb in some other language makes for a…

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Gettin’ Published

Well, APress is advertising it, and Amazon is taking orders for it, so I suppose I can now publicly revel in the fact that Joel Spolsky selected my essay on Mac Word 6 for his collection of essays, The Best Software Writing I, Selected and Introduced by Joel Spolsky. Props go to Derek Miller at…

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Wes Montgomery

When I first started this blog, I said I’d talk about music from time to time. I’ve been searching for the right opportunity to do so, but, until now, none have presented themselves. This morning, however, NPR’s Morning Edition had a piece on Wes Montgomery. The big news is that Verve have reissued a remastered…

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Caponomics

Way off topic, but Bruce Stram is a cousin of mine, and Football Outsiders has published a guest column that Bruce penned. It’s a fascinating review of the Economics of the NFL salary cap. I would venture to guess that few of my Apple-using readers happen to be football fans, but I couldn’t resist giving…

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Snowballs in Summer

Snowballs in Summer They always start with something small. You take a three-day weekend to spend some time with your family in Victoria. You stay a couple nights at the Empress. Spend a couple mornings enjoying the waterfront. Spend an evening visiting friends who live further north on Vancouver Island (where you see, of all…

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Where’s Rick?

Where’s Rick? Wow, leave blogging aside for a while, and the world just passes you by. The past few weeks have been so busy, that I haven’t even been able to read the blogs I follow. I fired up NetNewsWire this evening, and there were over 700 posts awating my perusal. Clearly, I’m not going…

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RSS

  In a comment to my bio, Scott points out that I was destined to blog.   Scott and I met at Scoble’s Geek Movie Night.  This is one of the cooler things about blogging.  You get to meet new, and very interesting, people like Scott and Scoble.     Rick

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