Alas, No : Laurie Ruettimann on open floor plan offices

Open Office Environments Suck and HR Knows This - Laurie Ruettimann:

If you want to retain great people, you should learn from my former HR colleague. Aesthetics matter, but not in the way that you might assume. It’s cool and trendy to have an open, loft-style work environment with a ping pong table and a fancy espresso machine on the side. It’s even cooler if you let your employees work from home as needed and give them a dedicated and quiet space when they come into the office.

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  1. I really hope Bimodal IT is intended as descriptive, not prescriptive.
  2. There is a reason that stuff happens.
  3. The grand evasion of gun control
  4. Zach Holman on remote-first vs. remote-friendly
  5. Feeling kinda meh about the X-Files trailer
  6. Is the pope Catholic?
  7. Right-wing kook likes right-wing kook
  8. Sure, Google—blame the humans.
  9. Yep, we're fine on the schedule, except that everyone hates the schedule.
  10. If it walks like a Trump and quacks like a Trump…
  11. It's not just politics. The tech community's objectivity is a myth.
  12. Larry Lessig's plan is ridiculous.
  13. Nuts-McCubbins 2016!
  14. Those impolite protesters
  15. "The Other Sixties"
  16. Why I (mostly) stopped using Linux
  17. Trump trump trumpity trump
  18. Education and the health of democracy
  19. Yeah, still not feeling the Bern.
  20. Trump's "campaign" is the perfect illustration of the GOP circus and its media enablers.
  21. So, Conway, Jevons, and Sturgeon walk into a planning meeting…
  22. LastPass (and basically any other password manager) is still more secure than your homegrown password scheme.
  23. Maybe throwing out the Agile bath water is a good idea, regardless of what's in the tub.
  24. The insistence that children be forced to learn harsh lessons early is bizarre.
  25. The diminishing returns of the GOP welfare circuit
  26. "This OS is buggy because my upgrade failed!"
  27. Single-issue voting, or "Rand Paul is still a nutcase."
  28. Decentralizing GitHub
  29. The doofus dad stereotype is bullshit and needs to be tossed in the bin.
  30. Funny definition of government oppression you've got there…
  31. A great post about continuous delivery of infrastructure services
  32. Uber is terrible, Part… oh, I've lost track now.
  33. But this method doesn't work with a tomato.
  34. My prediction for tonight's *Mad Men* series finale…
  35. Who will explain the explainers?
  36. Cormac McCarthy's *The Road* and manipulative storytelling
  37. The uselessness and vacuity of David Brooks
  38. I seriously doubt that the culture wars are over.
  39. Meanwhile, in the great state of Texas…
  40. Now if only we could automate the automation.
  41. What's good for me must be good for you.
  42. The police state and its enablers
  43. A new Craw Kickstarter
  44. It's weird how all these spontaneous riots keep happening.
  45. Sometimes you are just wrong.
  46. The White House Correspondents Dinner is pathetic.
  47. People are not resources.
  48. Chewie, we're home.
  49. As usual, the private sector makes everything better.
  50. Expecting Hillary Clinton to un-jerk-ify the GOP is stupid.
  51. Oliver Queen learns some odd lessons.
  52. Book: *The Luminaries* by Eleanor Catton
  53. It can't be entirely about what the customer cares about.
  54. Why it is a good idea to listen to experts
  55. Happy birthday, Merle!
  56. I'm glad Terry Gilliam didn't make *Watchmen*.
  57. Bigots gonna bigot
  58. "…but the implementation is only the first step"
  59. "Tax reform" is whatever you need it to be.
  60. Mike Pence has a funny definition of "hospitality."
  61. No, Indiana's RFRA is *not* the same as those 19 other states.
  62. TV - *Bloodline*
  63. Maybe they should just start using square-quotes around "partner."
  64. So Mr. President, if you want to close Guantanamo, then close it.
  65. Why I like minimalist art.
  66. Book: The Wars Of Reconstruction
  67. No, the Republicans in Congress have not committed treason.
  68. Marilyn Frye on what politics is
  69. Comics: *Descender* No. 1
  70. Meetings and email are symptoms, not causes.
  71. NoEstimates as a protest movement?
  72. A new Aliens movie?
  73. Devops certification and the problem with buying expertise
  74. The new Dan Deacon album is out today.
  75. Pipelines v. trains is a false dilemma.
  76. Great post! Too bad it was delivered via 47 tweets…
  77. Do yourself a favor and go read some Malcolm X.
  78. Review: Ann Leckie - *Ancillary Justice*
  79. Buzzkill alert: This snow is no joke.
  80. Tech pundits need to get out more.
  81. Pizza crust will destroy the universe.
  82. If you don't like the law, then fix it.
  83. Peter Singer, eating meat, and the ethical treatment of animals
  84. SAFe is better than nothing, but only marginally so.
  85. Rand Paul is a kook.
  86. Due is a nice reminders app.
  87. Left-wing conspiracy theories are still conspiracy theories.
  88. Dan Burton, still a moron
  89. I think maybe these people have read too much sci-fi.
  90. Getting mad at Brian Williams is kind of missing the point.
  91. Why photo-sharing companies never seem to be able to make a go of it
  92. Reform conservatism is snake oil and Jeb Bush is a terrible person.
  93. The new *Star Wars* comic is pretty good.
  94. In which I am skeptical that the GOP will pay any political price for tanking the ACA
  95. John Carpenter - *Lost Themes*
  96. If your architecture is a mess, rapid deployment is probably the last thing you need.
  97. The *Daredevil* trailer looks good.
  98. The new Terminator movie looks alright.
  99. No, blogging is not dead.
  100. Good article on the creation of AllMusic
  101. Scott Walker is terrible.
  102. I installed and then deleted the new iOS Outlook app.
  103. Revisiting the BBC's *Ghostwatch*
  104. Jonathan Chait bravely defends the rights of whites guys to say they think. Apparently Marxists are to blame.
  105. Someone needs to do a Kickstarter for a *Quantum Leap* movie.
  106. This certainly is easier than sifting through the ninety-nine cent CD-ROM bin at Microcenter.
  107. Link Dump - 2015-01-13
  108. Phrases that should be banned
  109. No, populism is not actually a political position.
  110. A novel twist in gameplay
  111. An entrepreneur in every pot
  112. Link Dump - 2015-01-10
  113. Yes, tell me again about the terrible discrimination against religion.
  114. Title II for ISPs looks slightly more likely.
  115. From the vaults: Jets To Brazil - *Orange Rhyming Dictionary*
  116. I can't believe Apple released Yosemite with that bug that kills puppies.
  117. Serial and the problem of knowledge
  118. Maybe next week I'll dig up a CD player and tape deck.
  119. First-world problems in the twenty-first century
  120. So long, 2014.
  121. Net Promoter Score, or, "The problem with trying to quantity people"
  122. Personal trauma and systemic oppression
  123. "Irritating people making bad decisions"
  124. NYPD v. de Blasio, and NYC politics
  125. Comics: *Lazarus*, Volume 1
  126. Flash photography
  127. I know we are supposed to be terribly outraged about any threat to freedom of expression, but…
  128. My new favorite comic: Rachel Rising
  129. Anti-GMO rhetoric
  130. Ms. Marvel, Volume 1
  131. Uber needs poor people.
  132. The problem with Radiolab
  133. NERD+SPOILER ALERT: The Flash mid-season finale
  134. I will loan you my copy of The Economic & Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
  135. The Star Wars teaser
  136. Link Dump - 2014-11-27
  137. Ferguson and *Nixonland*
  138. *Countdown City* by Ben H. Winters
  139. It's morning in America.
  140. My *Serial* think-piece
  141. Cod vacations
  142. Link Dump - 2014-11-22
  143. Railing
  144. Found a sunny spot
  145. 1970s Legos
  146. DANZIG!
  147. Link Dump - 2014-11-21
  148. Just keep screaming "BENGHAZI!" even louder.
  149. It's not really a "dog whistle" if everyone can hear it.
  150. Paul Smith & Peter Brews - *Frozen By Sight*
  151. Link Dump - 2014-11-20
  152. Clearly, I am just a statist stooge lacking any perspective or self-awareness.
  153. Link Dump - 2014-11-19
  154. A very helpful related search
  155. "Jack Deth is back, and he's never even been here before!"
  156. Anyone need a 16MB memory card?
  157. Link Dump - 2014-11-18
  158. "…and the rest of the team should be focused on project work."
  159. Comics I'm reading: *Wytches*
  160. It was a bad idea to even suggest the loan program should be profitable in the first place.
  161. Link Dump - 2014-11-17
  162. Because who needs public infrastructure?
  163. Dilbert is not funny.
  164. Pink Floyd
  165. Link dump - 2014-11-16
  166. Mobile friendly
  167. Dave Winer's Radio3
  168. Resistance to change
  169. That pope
  170. Twitter's strategy statement, or Why we can't have nice things
  171. Happy birthday, Hedy Lamarr
  172. Your data-mining sucks.
  173. Started reading *Locke & Key*
  174. The biggest threat to the coming Democratic majority is the Democrats.
  175. I think I am going to need some new running shoes soon.
  176. *A Nightmare On Elm Street* turns 30
  177. *Foundation* trilogy maybe coming to TV?
  178. "I believe the FCC should reclassify consumer broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act."
  179. For the eleventy-billionth time, pointing out racism != "playing the race card."
  180. Nobody likes paying taxes, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't have them.
  181. Just give me a goddamned RSS feed already
  182. Marvel Unlimited is not so great.
  183. My in-depth analysis of the 2014 mid-term elections
  184. Massachusetts Republicans
  185. Birthright #1
  186. *Phase IV* is on Netflix!
  187. Kids these days
  188. *Aliens* documentary
  189. Don't run, Elizabeth! Don't run!
  190. New album from I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness!
  191. I suppose it is proof of *something*, anyway…
  192. Jack Bruce
  193. You seem to have missed something.
  194. Why monitor something you're not going to do anything about?
  195. Meg & Mog
  196. Gandhi never said that, and even if he had, it doesn't make any sense.
  197. Airmail 2.0 seems like it might be cool.
  198. Plato, Popper, & word processing
  199. Technological change vs. cultural change
  200. Mark Lanegan Band - *Phantom Radio*
  201. Sleater-Kinney
  202. BE AFRAID!
  203. Medium's on it, bro!
  204. Why have no white leaders come forward to speak out against this culture of violence?
  205. Predicting the future without knowing the past
  206. "Free v. Not free" is overly simplistic.
  207. Little pink houses, for you and me.
  208. Surprise! Tort reform doesn't work.
  209. A useful roadmap
  210. Not much longer now…
  211. Good intro to David Fincher's visual style
  212. "Text is the most powerful, useful, effective communication technology ever, period."
  213. "Don't feed the trolls is a cop-out.
  214. Childhood traumas: The can lid
  215. Deliberately missing the point
  216. Jose Saramago on writing via keyboard
  217. Freshman year of college is calling.
  218. Jargon needed: The opposite of "solutioning"
  219. Started reading Jane Smiley's *Some Luck*
  220. Trail map - Highland Park, Temple Woods, & Poet's Seat in Greenfield, MA
  221. What's the worst that could happen?
  222. Field Report - *Marigolden*
  223. Both sides do it.
  224. You may have built part of it, just not the whole thing.
  225. With friends like these…
  226. Neil Killick on slicing heuristics
  227. Oh, like that could ever happen.
  228. It's a luxury not to have to worry about racism.
  229. Hell #9438
  230. I think it's time for Batman to take a break.
  231. Caribou - *Can't Do Without You*
  232. The right-wing carbon-copy machine
  233. War forever
  234. Finished Jeff VanderMeer's *Authority*
  236. Agent Cooper and the Kingdom Of the Crystal Skull
  237. Disconnecting pay from performance
  238. Hosting my own stuff
  239. All Ebola, all the time
  240. The kids these days
  241. Laboratories of democracy!
  242. Ridley Scott's new movie sounds terrible.
  243. *Gotham* is a pretty disappointing show so far.
  244. Again with Heidegger and the Nazis
  245. Experimenting with posting from Drafts
  246. The new phone is here.
  247. Crap Architecture
  248. iPhone Parking Lot
  249. Starting Proust
  250. *The Conspiracy* (2012)
  251. Immigration reform & deficit hawkery
  252. Facebook: Evil, dumb, or both?
  253. The Apple tech press is weird.
  254. VHS v. Betamax
  255. The answer is always "n + 1".
  256. Conservative intellectuals
  257. Zappos is creepy.
  258. Your phone is not the problem.
  259. Deconstruction
  260. Inspirational
  261. Process improvement
  262. Thanks, but finding interesting stuff to read is *my* job…
  263. Sorry, but writing down all your passwords on a piece of paper is a terrible idea.
  264. People like the idea of privacy and security.
  265. Complicated things are complicated.
  266. The Prometheus sequel might not suck.
  267. That technology thing you like
  268. Priorities, people
  269. WAR!
  270. Heidegger's *Schwarzen Hefte*, or "Leaving Godwin's Law in the rear-view mirror"
  271. Because why spend money on keeping things from exploding and falling apart?
  272. Nice public broadcasting you've got there
  273. Vladimir's Big Adventure
  274. 42
  275. Remember, the government can't do anything right.
  276. Sure, there are ways that *Batman Vs Superman* might not suck.
  277. CVS is getting out of the cigarette business.
  278. Trying out Beats Music
  279. Fine, we'll offer a tablet if we have to, but we're not happy about it.
  280. The synthetic unity of experience
  281. No, we shouldn't go back to Project Management 101.
  282. You should go read *The Unwritten*.
  283. The Pope's Blood Is Missing!
  284. State of the Union predictions
  285. Childhood traumas: "The Shadow Man"
  286. Yay! You hit your KPI. Too bad no one cares.
  287. I want to like *Helix*, but…
  288. I'm sure ACORN is somehow to blame for this.
  289. Yes, your explanation is simpler if you toss out the complicated parts.
  290. Mike Huckabee, expert on women
  291. Thinking before you write
  292. *Wildewoman* - Lucius
  293. Bringing the Catholic Church into a year that has four digits
  294. "Do what you love" and unexamined privilege
  295. Perhaps your secret sauce is a bit too secret.
  296. Hate the show, not the venue.
  297. In which I end my brief career as an employee engagement consultant
  298. FUD As a Service
  299. Yes, clearly your belief system is threatened by all 2% of us.
  300. Crippling injuries build character.
  301. *Wolf Hall* - Hilary Mantel
  302. Saving bookstores
  303. I'm not sure there is a good answer to the technical problems of social media.
  304. In which I kick off my new career as an "employee engagement" consultant
  305. Internet activism
  306. *Grasshopper On the Road* by Arnold Lobel
  307. Syfy's *Helix* seems like a mixed bag.
  308. The things one thinks about in the wee hours
  309. GMOs and the Monsanto boogeyman
  310. Your tax dollars at work
  311. let.ter - Taking minimalism a bit far
  312. Holacracy
  313. Yes, people really do still blog.
  314. Healthcare is expensive because people are trying to make money off of it.
  315. Duck Dynasty
  316. No one cares about your private cloud.
  317. Organizational "culture" discussions are mostly empty
  318. bell hooks on Sheryl Sandberg's *Lean In*
  319. So there's a new Death Angel album...
  320. No, Lacan is a just a bad writer.
  321. Money is speech
  322. Clearly
  323. Parking
  324. Nightbreed, The Cabal Cut
  325. It's like when we were all going to boycott Facebook.
  326. It depends on what you mean by "free will."
  327. Unhelpful advice
  328. ZOMG! Fingerprints!!!
  329. People don't scale
  330. No–stronger encryption is not the answer
  331. Movies that scared me
  332. Epistemology
  333. Bespoke
  334. Califone, *Stitches*
  335. Yes, deals with Mr. Morden are likely to end badly.
  336. We want INFORMATION!
  337. Passive-aggressive politeness
  338. Agile is not always the answer to everything.
  339. *My Amityville Horror* is not a great documentary, but it's worth watching.
  340. Google cars
  341. Grant Hart, *The Argument*
  342. Really, DC? REALLY?
  343. Washed Out, *Paracosm*
  344. Suspension of disbelief
  345. This is why bookstores are a niche business.
  346. True Widow, *Circumambulation*
  347. Personal experience v. policy
  348. Concern-trolling Gmail and "the cloud"
  349. Phosphorescent, *Muchacho*
  350. The Washington Post and AWS
  351. St. Patrick’s Day
  352. "You are wrong, and here are the reasons why."
  353. I find it unlikely that VMWare is going to suddenly embrace commodity cloud.
  354. Sometimes a methodology can be taken too far.
  355. "Let's just stick with what we've got..."
  356. What is good about *The Walking Dead* will also be its undoing.
  357. I'm not even sure your enterprise private cloud *could* succeed.
  358. If you haven't already, go watch *Dredd*
  359. The new How To Destroy Angels album
  360. A bit more regarding meetings, and how they suck
  361. Meetings
  362. And next, our plan for when we fail to plan
  363. Finally looked at the NYT's Snow Fall thing
  364. Time-tracking
  365. Prophecy
  366. More guns
  367. Guns
  368. Bold Leadership
  369. Hanlon's Razor
  370. That legacy stuff
  371. It's not about what box someone wants to put it in
  372. Tuhin Kumar on content in a digital era
  373. Money, politics, and Machiavelli
  374. I am skeptical that your tax plan will work any better.
  375. No, that's NOT the definition of insanity.
  376. The Walking Dead, now with more zombies
  377. The original Prometheus script seems interesting
  378. Commonplace is kind of nifty
  379. That Kant was a smart guy.
  380. Petraeus
  381. The World War Z trailer
  382. You should have bicycles
  383. The technorati fallacy
  384. One of my favorite types of requests
  385. The Lucasfilm thing
  386. The hermeneutics of automated configuration management
  387. I kind of agree with Descartes that philosophy should be done later in life
  388. It's not political discussion if you're just yelling at me.
  389. Complicated things are complicated (October 2012)
  390. The forest, the trees, and the DVDs
  391. Undecided voters
  392. David Quammen's new book seems good, but not sure I'll read it
  393. Found a new philosophy podcast
  394. Yes, pitty the poor billionaires and their thankless lives of toil.
  395. The ongoing adventures of Walter Bishop
  396. One can do a lot worse than "good enough."
  397. Is that a missile in your yard, or are you just trying to deter something?
  398. That's fine, but Aristotle still makes for tedious reading.
  399. Nevermind came out 20 years ago today
  400. Messing around with OpenPhoto
  401. Safety nets
  402. So, the Romney thing
  403. Your data-mining sucks
  404. Started watching Homeland
  405. The Clint Eastwood thing
  406. Enjoy the current plethora of music streaming choices while you can
  407. I invoke Sturgeon's Law
  408. Why would the FTC have anything to say about Twitter?
  409. The Lance Armstrong thing
  410. Actually, I expect Todd Akin to announce his candidacy for President any day now
  411. A lot of Can
  412. Finished the first series of *Downton Abbey*
  413. So Paul Ryan is Romney's VP pick
  414. Writing apps
  415. Distorted markets
  416., or, why it's still tough to compete with free
  417. Unfortunately, gun ownership and car ownership are not the same thing
  418. A bit more on the HBO thing
  419. OS upgrades
  420. Or I could just go listen to the album
  421. Monster Movie Week!
  422. As goes Sparrow...
  423. Why is Twitter more interesting to me than Facebook?
  424. Fantastical + Entourage + Exchange = WEIRDNESS
  425. Network neutrality, obviously a communist plot
  426. Nope, advertising just sucks
  427. Reading
  428. Interesting, but seems like asking for trouble
  429. Who needs it!
  430. Advantage, Mutt
  431. Do you want the answer, or not?
  432. ACA coverage and systems failure
  433. To-do lists
  434. So long, Weather Underground
  435. Checked baggage
  436. The challenge of spending any amount of time in Boston
  437. From the $2 bins at the record store
  438. I haven't seen *Prometheus*, but....
  439. The HBO thing
  440. It shouldn't matter which device I'm using
  441. Not exactly random, but good listening
  442. The Dark Knight... meh
  443. Because Kubrick is a good director, and Ridley Scott is not
  444. Country Roads, Take Me Home
  445. Memorial Day
  446. The revolution will not be Harvardized
  447. Chrome + Google Reader + space bar = ANNOYING
  448. Oddball behind-the-scenes photos
  449. The Times-Picayune, and chasing the wrong problem
  450. Experimenting with Pelican
  451. Readlists
  452. The classroom as an open, iterative project
  453. Yes, the Michael Wolff article
  454. Jevon's Paradox and the Cloud
  455. War Hazard Eliminated!
  456. Unintended Consequences
  457. Limbaugh blah blah blah
  458. You’re playing their game
  459. I highly doubt that AppleTV will magically kill the cable companies
  460. Breitbart
  461. I’m not sure I follow *you*, Mr. Romney…
  462. Maybe they think I’m going to buy another one?
  463. A bit more on The Shining
  464. Obviously, The Shining is *really* about the capitalist oppression of the working class
  465. 47 days of music seems like not that much…
  466. Regrettably, a post on campaign finance reform
  467. Why stop with in-app purchases?
  468. Opera would have saved the Lindbergh baby
  469. Actually, I would prefer not to deal with a human
  470. Ip Man
  471. Yes, but I’m still one one who has to decline the meeting invite
  472. Bogeyman
  473. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: *The Blob (1988)*
  474. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: *Isolation*
  475. Good streaming stuff I've found on Netflix: The Crack In the World
  476. BASIC
  477. In which I am paid back for 10+ years of scoffing
  478. The Comcast/Netflix thing
  479. My power is beyond your understanding!
  480. Out-stupiding the TSA
  481. I see what you did there
  482. The problem with *Stargate:Universe*
  483. That "15 albums" thing
  484. Pedestrian v. motorist v. bicycle
  485. Sorry guys, it's still just a hobby
  486. Sunny side up, hold the overflowing manure pits
  487. That's an interesting definition you have there
  488. James Cameron v. the philistines
  489. Sometimes zombies and politics do mix.
  490. Damn hell ass boobies (2006)
  491. Whither censure?
  492. Stealing TV, Part II
  493. OCTOBER?!
  494. Chasing boogeymen
  495. Nice vetting job, folks
  496. In a move that gives bootlicks and sycophants everywhere a bad name...
  497. As goes South Dakota... well, hopefully not
  498. A discovery that should surprise exactly no one
  499. And no, I don’t care what anyone was wearing
  500. The worst idea I’ve ever heard
  501. Once again, ladies and gentleman, the professionals at work
  502. Supporting the freedom-haters
  503. Why I’m glad I’m not a miner
  504. Say it some more, because that will make it true
  505. Music update - February 2006
  506. The Corporation
  507. Watching TV without having TV
  508. Google strikes again (2006)
  509. Belle & Sebastian – The Life Pursuit
  510. Touchy subject
  511. Take my ports. Please.
  512. NUTS!
  513. One year older than I was at this time last year
  514. Gaim 2.0 beta is surprisingly unannoying
  515. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
  516. Lewis Black
  517. Uhhhhhhh...
  518. The Yes Men
  519. And again, my apologies
  520. I did it for you, Damien
  522. The site may be slow today
  523. Electronic mediocrity
  524. Maybe they are better off...
  525. Angry Dick strikes again
  526. Capote
  527. The gang that couldn’t shoot straight
  528. Why I don’t believe in a lot of stuff
  529. Wherein Pete despairs
  530. A long overdue return to an old favorite
  531. The Plame Name Blame Game Revisited (with pictures)
  532. Meanwhile, in TV Land...
  533. Hide your puppies
  534. I like VoIP
  535. From the “Oh, ya THINK?!” Dept:
  536. More good stuff (hopefully) from the Beeb
  537. The Monkey and the Sock Puppet, Part VI
  538. So, Mr. Attorney General—what questions will you answer?
  539. The hearings are on.
  540. Apples and oranges
  541. And in somewhat less serious news...
  542. Tune in tomorrow. For nothing.
  543. War in name only
  544. What? Something good from Cincinnati?
  545. Lookee here—I got me a domain!
  546. I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a scandal today
  547. I suppose that’s one way of putting it
  548. Hooray for books I’ve never read
  549. The State of the Union (in Happy Happy Gumdrop Land)
  551. Flirting with the dark side
  552. Countdown to a big waste of time
  553. What if you had a demonstration and no one cared?
  554. When the hair was big and the booze flowed like water
  555. Weekend music update
  556. The New York Times finally throws down
  557. Today’s project
  558. What not to be looking for on a slow Friday afternoon
  559. The broken record continues to spin
  560. Long time, no music
  561. Yes, I’ve gotten sucked into Battlestar Galactica
  562. At least someone is putting up a fight
  563. More legal contortions
  564. More on Iran
  565. It’s not playing politics when we do it.
  566. Only 20 more hours to go
  567. Original intent
  568. And Iran, Iran so far away, Iran all night and day
  569. You say Alito, I say whatever
  570. Tick, tick, tick, tick
  571. I don’t want to live with the bears
  572. Quick TV update
  573. Still nowhere on the wiretapping
  574. Alas Kermit, we hardly knew ye
  575. Reading too much into The West Wing
  576. A question, sir...
  577. Blogging about blogging
  578. A few changes
  579. HOWTO: The Straw Man
  580. Year-end music round-up
  581. Again with the wire-tapping
  582. The Great Wire-Tapping Caper That Almost Was
  583. King Kong is a giant piece of shit
  584. I’m genuinely shocked
  585. If only we were this interested in our own elections
  586. Angry Dick
  587. The Fellowship of the Wardrobe
  588. Sorry for the delay
  589. The time grows near
  590. Site news - October 2005
  591. Quote of the Day
  592. Serenity
  593. Stop! You’re killin’ me
  594. I want something like War of the Worlds, but on TV
  595. Forensic Show #23
  596. It’s TV time again
  597. Nothing to see here
  598. Going from bad to worse to...
  599. The Return of the Puzzled Chimp
  600. Google Talk
  601. The Crummy Governor vs. the Worst Newspaper on Earth
  602. Liquid Television strikes back from beyond the grave
  603. Voting != Democracy
  604. He’s not lying
  605. Trying to maintain my sense of perspective
  606. The perfect album?
  607. Movies, movies, movies
  608. Yes, Becky, there really is a new post
  609. A bit of background
  610. Leaving, on a jet plane
  611. He also likes puppies and helps crippled children
  612. Consequences of spending two straight days in the rack room
  613. No one ever said beggars can’t be complainers
  614. Again with this story
  615. Music update - July 2005
  617. Whither Rove?
  618. How quaint.
  619. Intellects vast and cool...
  620. and... They’re off!
  621. “I have a secret plan to win the war...”
  622. I’m back
  623. You say quagmire, I say... well... quagmire.
  624. Thank you, FARK
  625. ZOMBIES!
  626. On second thought...
  627. Worst... Interviewer... EVER.
  628. Not with a bang, but a whimper
  629. So it actually didn’t suck
  630. More on the filibuster debate
  631. YES!!
  632. Going nuclear/constitutional
  633. Worth a listen?
  634. Music update - May 2005)
  635. Well, at least it’s not wooden...
  636. Who would have guessed I’d make two posts about the National Weather Service in as many weeks?
  637. Because the government doesn’t have anything better to do...
  638. More on taxes
  639. Happy April 15th
  640. Normally, I welcome change, but...
  641. Long live the Death Tax
  642. Damn hell ass boobies (2005)
  643. Woohoo! It’s Windows Update day!
  644. Wherein Pete refuses to throw his lot in with the fanboys
  645. METAL!!!
  646. The Republicans step up their war on the judiciary
  647. This is the coolest thing EVER
  648. Your tax dollars at work - April 2004
  649. April Fools Day
  650. Groundhog Day, Part II
  651. The devil movies always get me.
  652. IM Annoyances
  653. Wherein Pete attempts to give Congressional Republicans the benefit of the doubt.
  654. What the hell?
  655. I suggest we start a pool...
  656. Drill, drill, drill!
  657. This is getting out of hand.
  658. I, for one, say “Woohoo!”
  659. the gates... THE GATES!!
  660. More “indecency”
  661. And again...
  662. Where have I heard this before?
  663. Anybody want gmail?
  664. Dirty, dirty titties
  665. It’s true because I say it’s true.
  666. Odds bodkins! It has failed again!
  667. One man’s Conservative...
  668. Google strikes again! (2005)
  669. wah-nah NAAHHH nah-nah
  670. More on the latest $80 billion circling the drain
  671. You just can’t write stuff this good.
  672. Argh, I say.
  673. A rose is a rose.
  674. I’d say good riddance, if only I didn’t fear something even worse
  675. Sorry...
  676. “Horse?” asked the Cart, “I don’t need no stinkin’ horse.”
  677. Amusement
  678. The bottom-end of 2004
  679. How Bush Won
  680. New Music
  681. Foolishness
  682. Good news, I think...
  683. The first of many, I’m sure...
  684. Numbers, numbers, numbers
  685. Remember that thing I said yesterday?
  686. We have answered your question, now please go away.
  687. Alright, we’ve fixed that problem. What’s next?
  688. Site news - November 2004
  689. A brief tale of political shenanigans
  690. More good web radio
  691. Another post-election site
  692. If we say it enough, that makes it true, right?
  693. Sorry, everybody
  694. What the hell *is* an activist judge, anyway?
  695. Apologies
  696. Nonsense
  697. Some new music
  698. Your argument is very convincing… if only it were not a tangled web of lies.
  699. The music is back online
  700. What is wrong with our culture, summed up in a single amusing anecdote
  701. Odds and Ends
  702. SCIENCE!
  703. Making a bad situation worse
  704. Derrida, Part II
  705. From the “It Couldn’t Happen To a Better Bunch of People” Dept.:
  706. The Faith-Based Presidency
  707. I am rather disgusted at the moment
  708. Two weeks, man… two weeks…
  709. It’s been fun, Linux, but I just don’t think this is going to work out.