Monthly Archives: September 2004

Now THAT’s a Sandy Smith, or Search Engine Optimization This Week

In a fit of ego, I checked Google’s results for “Sandy Smith” and found myself knocked from the top spot. Since this guy had been trailing me for some time and I thought it due to my annoyingly precise adherence … Continue reading

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Toyota (Linux) Sucks, Ford (Microsoft) is Great!

Toyota (Linux) completely sucks. My company wanted to haul lumber across dirt roads (build an e-commerce app), but we forgot to budget for a new car and we don’t know anything about driving. So we hired a consultant to find … Continue reading

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George Bush’s (and many others’) Road to Serfdom

I’m about to attempt to violate one of my own rules. The rule is thus: any political work that apes the name of a more famous work is usually pretentious and much less valuable than the original work. So hopefully … Continue reading

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USA to Screw Canada…Back

At Cafe Hayek, Russell Roberts explains why cheap Canadian drugs won’t stay cheap or available or both for long. He links to a longer article of his that explains the situation very well. In short, Canadian drugs are cheaper because … Continue reading

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Howard Dean is a Spammer

Update: Blue State Digital claims they are not responsible for the e-mail list software (Lyris) being used by Democracy for America. So I’m going to remove my more incendiary comments about them and the links to their site. However, I’ve … Continue reading

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National Museum of the American Indian: A Disappointing Start

I haven’t yet made it down to the newly-opened National Museum of the American Indian, but Don Bordreaux’s take on the lack of science, particularly anthropology, is not encouraging. This CNN story suggests that history isn’t a big part of … Continue reading

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Guess I’m Not Welcome There, Either

I read an interesting if suppositionally-based post over at Crooked Timber, but the comments section made much more of an impression. Apparently, the Lefty blogosphere wants an ideologically pure victory free from allies. As I’ve written before, libertarians used to … Continue reading

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Urge to Kill…Rising…

So my day starts out, shittily enough, at the dentist. Not only that, but it’s a cavity filling. And not only that, but as usual, when he takes out the old filling, the dentist says “uh oh,” and I spend … Continue reading

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In Praise of Consistent Liberals

Moralizing twerps come in all shapes, colors, and creeds. The anti-abortion activist shares much in common with the animal rights activist. Jews for Jesus rub some rather uncomfortable elbows with pseudo-environmentalist pseudohippies. I hate moralizing twerps. One thing that really … Continue reading

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Restaurant Recommendation: Mandarin East

Mandarin East, in Rockville, has dim sum nearly as good as the aforementioned Mark’s Duck House, and the service is better. Eating there yesterday was almost an experience in fast food. The owner is enthusiastic and attentive, and the staff … Continue reading

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