As my in-box has not become an inferno, I conclude that ZedneWeb’s
readership consists primarily of atheists, civil libertarians, and those
disinclined to flame. Or that my readership doesn’t check in that often,
but I like the “polite” theory better.
Meanwhile, the pledge crisis
continues, as Washington continues
to be outraged. Lots of angry rhetoric about how this is the stupidest
court decision ever. Self-conscious recitations of the aforementioned Pledge.
(The House, incidentally, started reciting the pledge in 1988. The Senate in 1999.
I’ll bet someone refers to those as ancient traditions anyway.)
Still, I agree with those who say that the fight against the phrase “Under God”
is not the most important battle we could be fighting. While I definitely agree
with the court ruling and will be annoyed when it’s overturned, I won’t be
protesting in the streets.
(via a comment
by Fred Coppersmith
to Remi Treuer)
is looking to find a new registrar for the “org” top-level domain (see my
of DNS if you have no idea
what that means). The org TLD was
intended for non-profit organizations, but so far only one contender is an
actual non-profit: the IMS/ISC alliance. One interesting
note found in their proposal is the idea that the designers of
DNS expected most people
to use third- and fourth-level domains (such as “trusted.resource.org”)
but instead everybody wants a second-level domain, preferable under “com”.
To support their bid, you may add your endorsement to their
is running a mini-series by Tae Jensen about a day in the life of minor character Nancy Kawasaki.
It’s a tremendous change in style, both visually and in storytelling, and worth a look.
Finally, corporate America continues to suck.
The stock market is sending us a message, and that message is “Stay away from the