'jeers' Archive

there can’t be too many links to this

21 September 2005, 11:52 am
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By now, you’re probably sick of seeing photos, whether real or artfully faked, that protray the administrative incompetence and errors of judgment that have characterized the response to the New Orleans disaster.
And like most of them, this one relies on the fundamentally dangerous trope that Dubya is simply “simple” — dangerous because it’s the ways […]

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ZoneAlarm 6.0.667.000: not MY idea of a firewall

15 September 2005, 11:08 am
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I’ve been pretty happy with ZoneLabs’ ZoneAlarm firewall software since my computer security expert friend recommended it a couple years ago, but the update I installed this morning made it virtually useless.
The way ZoneAlarm works has always been pretty simple: whenever a program tries to open an Internet connection, you get a dialog telling you […]

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sweating no sweat

22 August 2005, 4:27 pm
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I was delighted to learn about No Sweat, a web storefront that promises union-friendly, sweatshop-free casual apparel. I thought they were courageous to publish their workers’ wages and benefits even if I lacked context for understanding how fair they really were. I also loved the idea of buying shoes that resembled Converse All Stars without […]

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calling a cancer a cancer

5 August 2005, 8:18 am
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don’t worry, i’m not gonna make a habit of rehashing posts from slashdot. but this interested me because while it’s not unusual to hear gadflies like me shrilling about how the damage MS’s hegemony wreaks; it’s more noteworthy to hear the same sentiment coming from comparatively sober industry publication (not a clean link; ‘ware tracking […]

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TicketMaster, part deux

30 June 2005, 12:09 pm
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that’s “deux” as in “duplicitous”

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jeers! to TicketMaster

16 June 2005, 10:24 am
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Jeers! to TicketMaster.
On May 2nd, I went to their site with the intention of buying tickets for an indie rock show at TT the Bear’s. I didn’t even complete the purchase — because the combined fees seemed excessive, more than half the face value of the ticket. I’d already supplied an email address by […]

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