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2007 April 09 — Why Now?
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At the end of last month I wrote a post, Enough!, about a female technology blogger who received death threats in her comments over a post.

A couple of days ago Steve Bates felt compelled to restate his commenting policy as a result of some Trolling.

Today Watertiger covers another “blogger ethics panel call” in From the “How Wonderfully Redundant” files.

Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Media and Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia should read what they publish on blogs and blog comments. We don’t need another version of PICS for blogs. I’m still trying to get the rating for my current gravatar changed from X to G, which is why it shows up almost nowhere.

There are plenty of existing rules and laws to deal with the situation, and for technical people to even consider adding something new, reinventing the wheel, without even trying the existing system is disheartening.

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April 9, 2007   3 Comments

The Snark Never Sleeps

From All Hat and No Cattle – On the fourth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, declared: Fission Accomplished.

[If I had any PhotoShop skills, I would have created a graphic.]

April 9, 2007   Comments Off on The Snark Never Sleeps

Mess Call

BadTux risks flipper and craw in the frozen pizza bake-off of his bachelor cooking series.

Leeds University takes another tack with: N = C + {fb (cm) · fb (tc)} + fb (Ts) + fc · ta

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April 9, 2007   8 Comments