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Correspondences off the air

Our group blog, Correspondences.org, has been off the air for a few days. It was a server crash due to a sun-spot related blackout. Really. (I admit that sounds a lot like “the dog ate my homework.”) It’s back with all the archives, but the MoveableType software is still not working. Thankfully, some nice folks from Six Apart have some suggestions which I hope will help us get back in business.

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Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport

Vote Early, Vote Often…


Dan Gillmor [via Dan Gillmor’s eJournal]reports that the EFF is taking an agressive court tactic to try to keep Diebold, “a company that sells disturbingly flawed electronic voting machines”  from blocking (via cease and desist orders) student websites which are posting Diebold’s internal documents that have leaked. The documents in question allege that Diebold is quite conscious that their voting software is not secure and that it could lead to elections that are full of fraudulent results.

 

Seeing as how today is Election Day, I pulled out of mothballs my tie that says “Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport.” My Uncle Michael gave me back when I was debating a lot in high school. It is a great reminder that we get the democracy that we work for, in addition to the democracy that we “pay for” (lobbying, pay offs, and taxes included.)

 

So get out and vote, while there’s still a chance it will count.

 

 

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Running Away from Nemo

Is there anywhere in America you can’t “Find Nemo”? In every circular in this weekend’s Sunday Paper from Best Buy to Circuit City to CVS, Nemo was on every damn page. On many websites, Nemo or his shark friend are animated and popping off the screen.
I liked the movie. I even pre-ordered it for the kids, since they loved it. Now I’m questioning my purchase – I’m a bit over-nemoed. Perhaps sushi for lunch…