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@abulsme Updates from 2011-12-31 (UTC)

  • Reading – My Political Prediction for 2012: It’s Obama-Clinton (Robert Reich) #
  • Reading – Siri Tells Little Boy to 'Shut the F— Up' (Raymond Wong, NBC Bay Area) #

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@abulsme Updates from 2011-12-31 (UTC)

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Ho Ho Ho

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Christmas / Trees
  • Top Stories of 2011
  • Gifts / Family Car
  • Tax Debacle / Republicans

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@abulsme Updates from 2011-12-29 (UTC)

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@abulsme Updates from 2011-12-26 (UTC)

  • Reading – Merry (John Gruber, Daring Fireball) #
  • Reading – The Zenith of Civil Libertarian Anger at President Obama (Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic) #
  • Reading – I Am Confused About Lightbulbs (Kevin Drum, Mother Jones) #
  • Reading – NASA Planning for Possible Landings on Europa (Pail Scott, Universe Today) #
  • Reading – Statement from fmr. Ron Paul staffer on Newsletters, Anti-Semitism (Eric Dondero, Right Wing News) #
  • Reading 2012: First Election Cycle Without A Bush Since 1948? (Eric Kleefeld, TPM2012) #
  • Reading – How long have we known that dinosaurs were birds? (Maggie Koerth-Baker, Boing Boing) #
  • This is my 1000th tweet. Woo! #

@abulsme Updates from 2011-12-25 (UTC)

Merry Christmas Morning!


The library is set up and (mostly) moving box free. The tree is up. The presents are out. The stockings are full. Everybody but me is still asleep. (The teenager didn’t go to sleep for the night until after I got up for the morning though…). Soon the unwrappings will begin. Woo!