fri 14 dec 01
bbc: argentina meets debt deadline. by the skin of their teeth.
zdnet: an interview with zeldman, in ref to the wasp hiatus.
linux today: python 2.2 release candidate.
slashdot: the linux-powered xmas tree.
been out at a client's party ... a very nice evening.
kavkaz.org: "everything is ok with sheik."
dp review: nikon issues warning about using windows xp to rotate images or format compactflash cards.
cnn: turkish women win the right to wear trousers.
foxnews: lawmakers criticize enron execs. surely you can do better than just criticize, my dear congresspersons. these individuals are scoundrels. where is your whitewateresque righteous indignation?
chicago tribune: islam doesn't justify bin laden's actions, say koran scholars. i hate to split hairs, but these are koran scholars in america. i'd like to see an overseas viewpoint.
chicago tribune: apparently american airlines will pay for viagra, but not birth control pills. a suit is being filed.
chicago tribune: mortgage rates climb. greedy bankers.
cnn: geraldo's carrying a gun in afghanistan. tough call.
iwon: bill offered to give fbi access to gun records.
la weekly: formal wear and tear.
iht.com: babble of the web. monitoring internet chat rooms via music. easier to read the article than explain it.
iwon: al-qaeda not fleeing to somalia, says premier.
santa fe new mexican: tribal leaders don't trust interior secretary norton. "we're simply asking to be consulted, not insulted."
screenshots from the sharp zaurus.
macnn: itunes 2.03 update.
linux journal: setting up a vpn gateway.
national post: how mucous can benefit humanity. apparently, it's nothing to sneeze at.
thestar: mightywords to close.
the art newspaper: fakes in peru's gold museum.
ny times letters to the editor: is the abm treaty our best defense?
ny times: small wonders in the winter woods. a story.
ny times: experts say decision could undermine online journalists. "... a hyperlink to digital material can result in 'instantaneous worldwide distribution [of prohibited material] before any preventative measures can be taken.'"
ny times: liquor ads return to television.
ny times: sitting in the hospital, with hand grenades.
traumwind brings us an overview of windows outliners, leo in particular.
a friend of randomwalks comments on julia roberts.
very cold, clear. saw quite a few meteors last night! these seemed larger than the leonids ... leaving sparkling, powdery trails across the dark night sky. beautiful. couldn't stay out too long, however ... with a 30 mph wind and temps in the teens, i did a couple of ten minute observation sessions before retiring inside for hot chocolate and my warm bed.