12 December 2001

Great things come in threes, kids, and today is not only Frank Sinatra’s birthday, not only Tom Waits’ birthday, but it’s the tenth birthday of America’s first Web page. Raise your glasses! Shout huzzah! Let joy be unrestrained, let the dance be unconfined!

12 December 2001

11 December 2001

On the antivirus-and-back-doors front, I meant to post this some time ago but figure late is better than later: McAfee says they’re not going to put any FBI backdoor in, and they never were going to put an FBI backdoor in, and whatever gave you that idea? All righty then…

11 December 2001

10 December 2001

Oh for God’s sake — was anthrax just an excuse for the House of Representatives to get a few days off with pay? You got to wonder if that’s the case, based on the breathtaking ineptitude of the investigation. (Ah, but investigating the case would take away time the government could be using to diminish your civil liberties. Not that they’re cynically exploiting events to institute a police state or anything — heavens, where’d you get that idea?)

10 December 2001