random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a "more convenient season." Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.

tagged: racism, paternalism, activism, moderates
  —Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from Birmingham Jail", April 16, 1963.

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my two-year-old, on copyright

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Grabbing a couple of my paperback books, my two-year-old pages through them and engages in a lengthy monologue. A: “This is about Mamiche’s copyright car. I’m just going to read this page and then go back to the cat page. Okay! Let’s go back to the cat page. This book is your book and it […]

patented tail holes: patent reform

Friday, May 29th, 2009

God we so need patent reform. What happened to the non-obviousness requirement? Can someone please explain to me how a cat / dog diaper can have a “patented tail hole”???? What else would a pet diaper have except for a tail hole? Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is the knowledge economy: the patenting of tail […]

unwillingly part of the rich people’s zeitgeist

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Damn you, rich people who own really giant homes. I have been designing libraries for my dream home since I was, like, ten — and now I find out that the home library is now trendy among the wealthier folks. Who, natch, like them for décor.

saying goodbye to sivacracy

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Siva is shutting down Sivacracy. From the inside, it feels right. There are lots of voices talking about copyright and information policy now, and all of us Sivacracy bloggers have enough other balls to juggle. From the outside, though, the other part of me is saying, “hey but I’m going to be reading blogs again, […]

cut-and-paste weather

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

It’s like they just cut and paste the weather forecast — every goddamn day. WEATHER FORECAST This Afternoon…Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms early…then partly sunny with showers and thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms may produce frequent lightning and small hail…then some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds…frequent lightning and small hail. Highs […]

ten years

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

From my travels earlier this year: I’m a fan of shadows and shadow photography.

m9

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

what my cats want to blog about, apparently: R`333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333314

still on hiatus

Monday, December 31st, 2007

it’s a long and sometimes cold winter.

… on hiatus

Friday, November 30th, 2007

this blog is taking a little break for real-world stuff

april, 2004: CFP

Tuesday, April 20th, 2004

as of april, 2004, i am a fellow & instructor at the Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic. and i’m coordinating CFP 2004. and this isn’t much of a blog entry. in fact it was written in 2007 simply to even out the archives listing for 2004.

the new website

Friday, March 19th, 2004

Insomnia, maybe. This is the first personal website that I’ve developed since, umm, 1994/95 — a website I took down in 1996/97 and haven’t used since. Hundreds (maybe thousands) of web pages, for personal use, projects, & other folks, but none about “me” in years and years.


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