Alas, No : So, Conway, Jevons, and Sturgeon walk into a planning meeting…

I have reached the point in my IT career at which I believe fairly firmly that Conway's Law, the Jevons Paradox, and Sturgeon's Law define the fundamental boundaries that shape the design, implementation, and performance/stability of basically any system.

By Pete Brown

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