Sunday, July 31, 2005

Breasts Not Bombs

Breasts Not Bombs, Berkeley, July 23, 2005

Take my advice and don't bother looking. None of these people need to be seen nekid. There should have been a counter-protest for them to put their clothes back on.

Not Safe For Work

Sunday, funny Sunday

Fox has the best lineup of any network on any night in their Sunday night lineup. Some people say it's the funniest too: Sunday, funny Sunday - TV COMEDY -

7:00 "Malcolm in the Middle"
7:30 "King of the Hill"
8:00 "The Simpsons"
8:30 "The Simpsons"
9:00 "Family Guy"
9:30 "American Dad"

Sorry Adult Swim. You have a very good lineup most night, but not this kind of knock out punch.

This will last until football season. Sometimes I wish Fox had never won the rights to air NFL games.

Apple logo merchandise just in time for the holidays

Mac Rumors is reporting Apple will start selling Apple logo merchandise at the Apple Storesin time for Christmas.

Apple used to offer items like polo shirts, hats, ties, etc via mail order. This is good news for those near an Apple store, for everyone else I recommend Red Light Runner. They can be pricey, but unless you are an Apple employee with access to the Apple Company Store, it's the only was you can buy the good stuff.

I own the black Apple logo hat from Red Light Runner.

Mac version of the OPML Editor released

Dave Winer released the Mac version of the OPML Editor this morning.

The download page is here.


This is an interesting use for a wiki: AN OPEN-SOURCE "CRAIGSLIST" FOR BLOGGERS.
This wiki is designed to give bloggers a place where they can centrally collate their links for whatever reason: Work, jobs, love, sex, networking, friendship, apartments, furniture, cars, arranging geek dinners etc etc. Go ahead and build, design, improve and contribute to it as you see fit, in whatever manner works best for you. I'll pay for the bandwidth. -Hugh MacLeod (

Google Mini

I had forgotten that Google had a store until Dan Gillmor pointed it out again last week.

They sell some pretty cool hardware like the Google Mini. Put this little blue box on your intranet and search every document on your network. The Google Mini supports searches for 100,000 documents and 220 different file types. For around three thousand dollars you get the box and a year of support. It appears you license the hardware and the software on a year to year basis.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Astronomers claim discovery of solar system's 10th planet

God save us from the Poos..

'God save us from the Poos..' by Whitney Trettien - Get Underground Featured Article :
"From Huntington, West Virginia, a “humid valley east of the Ohio and west of the Mason Dixon,” The Poo Syndicate is a loose collective of childhood friends -- artists, writers, and the unemployed -- who have turned their geographic identity crisis into a post-modern artistic endeavor: bring WV’s cultural detritus to the masses. With the Poo’s sponsorship, objects snagged from flea markets across West Virginia adorned the shelves of Brooklyn’s City Reliquary earlier this year during an Art Collector‘s night, the collective’s first step toward introducing hillbilly bizarre to New York’s art elite."

For more Poo, visit

Pimp my blog

As you might have guessed, the first project is to redesign this blog. It is almost done, but some issues remain. The blogroll has now been re-added. The Google Ads are up. I didn’t get to scrape the old html for everything, and I fear I’ve missed something.

If you have any comments or suggestion about the redesign, please leave me a comment or send me an email at

This post brought to you by the free Wi-Fi at the new Panera Bread at Southridge.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Two new blog projects

I’m working on two new blog related projects. I think one might be a good idea, if I can get it to work. The other is just an idea. The biggest issue is time. It’s hard to find time to update Oncee@Blogger.

I’m in the process of starting one now. The other will have to wait until I’m more organized. The first project will take a lot of time to set-up. The ideas for two new blogs came out of the blue.

I’ll explain more later. I hope to have the first project up and running by the end of the weekend.

Happy System Administrator Appreciation Day

System Administrator Appreciation Day Friday July 29th 2005

So far I've received “no bake” cookies and donuts. These are not good things to give people in my line of work. We tend to already have weight problems.

I'm still holding out for cash money.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Citizen Journalism comes to Charleston

Looks like theGAZZ is jumping on the citizen journalism bandwagan.

Found via Fifth Column

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Creepy blogging, Part 3

A "friend" on AIM send me this link:

It is weird and scary.

More Creepy Dolls from Japan

WOW Report: Snap! Cap


Via Boing Boing (the home of all things strange and creepy): "World of Wonder is asking for readers to submit a caption for this photograph of life sized Asian dolls stacked on shelves. Note the human peeking through the shelves on the left. "

From the only in Japan files

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Ashleigh Banfield Found

Once the darling of MSNBC, Ashleigh Banfield has been found.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Howard tires to get blogs

Jeff Jarvis talks to Howard Stern about blogs.

Yahoo buys Konfabulator

Get cool desktop toys for PC and Mac for free thanks to Yahoo's purchase of Konfabulator.

Rebrand Google

This is pretty cool.

Make yours here.

Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Here's a look back at the Charleston Gazette via the Internet Archive Way Back Machine.

Keeping up with Oncee

Light blogging this week, as I return to my day job.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Internet Archive: Wayback Machine

Want to see what the interwebs looked like in the past.

"Drag this link to your browser's toolbar: Wayback

When you visit a page that you want to find an old version of, just click the toolbar link."

Fair today, hot tamollie

Local IT Jobs

It's sad to see so many people who have a hard time finding work in the IT field. As a public service I've pulled these help wanted ads from the RSS feed at All jobs in Charleston |

Seeing how so many lawyers read this blog, maybe I should post local law jobs as well.

Summers Street Pay Phone


The sticker on the phone has a web address:

Oncee and the panhandler-Part 2

I reader wrote me to say: "isnt panhandling illegal in the city? or does charleston have such a law.."

My response: "Panhandling is illegal in most cities. So is drinking in public, smoking crack and making loud noise all night, but people in my 'hood continue to do it."

On July 4, I watched a man break a cue stick being used as flag pole over another man's head on the transit mall.

Three weeks ago I watched a group of people play dice on the transit mall.

Four years a ago I had to call the police to report four men beating a teenager on Fife Street. I got scared when they started kicking him in the head.

People drink beer from open containers nearly every day along Summers Street. I've also seen people smoking pot openly.

They would probably call the police on me if I went to where they lived and caused this kind of trouble.

The Complete Bud Light Real American Heroes


I added rattlingpoetry to the blogroll last night.

If you wish to be on my blogroll send me the link.

Get off the cell phone and start singing while driving

Jeff Jarvis reports: "Well now there’s a study that says drivers who sing are safer than drivers who don’t. Add this to the study that says drivers who talk on the phone are less safe than drivers who don’t and you up with a simple solution: Sing to the phone."

RSS, OPML and podcasting

Click here to view the OPML version of Scripting News.

Dave Winer, the father of RSS, podcasting and OPML, notes, "...the Wikipedia page about RSS is highly political and that's correct. Really an eyesore. "

Sadly so is the Wikipedia page on OPML I linked to yesterday.

I'm afraid to check the page on podcasting.

This post brought to you by the free wireless at Taylor Books.

New Policy

All new blog post with have art when available.

Maybe he was cold

Jean Charles de Menezes
One of the reasons police in London shot and killed an unarmed man from Brazilian man was because he was wearing a “heavy overcoat” Maybe he was cold.

Police also say the man did not follow directions from the police. Maybe he didn’t speak English.

It appears Jean Charles de Menezes’s only crime was he has dark skin, and he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

BBC: Police chief 'sorry' over death

Rick Lee is a person in my neighborhood

Rick Lee has taken some wonderful photographs of my 'hood over the past few months.

Fife Street
The Duke of Fife Street
Morning Coffee at Taylor Books

There are a few more that I can't find. I'm pressed for time because lunch/breakfast is about to come.

This post brought to you by the free wireless at First Watch.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Local blogger spotting - Part two

Backpetal: Saturday, in the Park, I Think It Was the 23rd of July

I should have mentioned I spotted Blackpetal today too. I apologize for the omission.

I’ve added you to the blogroll as well.

OPML Edtior

Dave Winer reports his OPML Editor will be publicly released on Monday.

Thank you City of Charleston

I want to thank the City of Charleston for locking my car in the Summers Street garage. Because of my need for an afternoon nap I will be without a car until Monday morning.

This wouldn’t be a big deal, but I need Skoal.

You can take the boy out of small town West Virginia, but you can’t take the small town West Virginia out of the boy.

Oncee and the panhandler

I just add an odd experience in the transit mall. I was on the cell phone and this guy came up and gave me a long story about how his grandmother just died and…I was rude. I cut him off and asked him what he needed. I know I shouldn't give people money, but I do. I think there is a picture of in the panhandlers locker room with a caption that reads, “This man is a sucker.”

I was impatient with his story. If he wanted money, just ask for it. I pulled all the change I had out of my pocket. It was over a dollar in assorted coinage. He still wasn’t happy.

I walked on and he called me back. He told me God would not be happy with me. That it was all about love. Ok what if his grandmother had died. He was drunk. I gave him change. I’m not a trained grief counselor. We got in a staring match and I though he was going to take a swing at me.

I walked on.

I’m not sure I know what the moral of this story is. It’s unsettling, but I’m not sure what else I could have done.

If you are a panhandler, I always have change.

Britian Says Man Killed by Police Had No Tie to Bombings

Britian Says Man Killed by Police Had No Tie to Bombings - New York Times

I just ran across this story. I haven’t seen it anywhere else, but then again, I haven't looked.

In fairness to the British police:
"Nevertheless the man who was shot was under police observation because he had emerged from a house that was itself under observation because it was linked to the investigation of yesterday's incidents." the Friday statement said.

"He was then followed by surveillance officers to the station. His clothing and his behavior at the station added to their suspicions," the statement added, apparently referring to reports that the man was wearing bulky jacket on a summer day.

Throughout Saturday, the police refused to give any further details. Then, in the late afternoon, Scotland Yard issued a statement contradicting the earlier police comments.

"We believe we know the identity of the man shot at Stockwell Underground station by police, although he is still subject to formal identification," the new statement said. "We are now satisfied that he was not connected with the incidents of Thursday, 21st July."

The statement repeated that the man had been seen emerging from an apartment house under police surveillance and had been followed by officers.

Local blogger spotting

Taylor Books has to be the most blogged about place in the valley. Bob Byrd is the most blogged about person.

I used Taylor Books as my living room most of the time. I live in a small apartment. I'm surprised I don’t run into more bloggers. Rick Lee seems to visit a lot. Others make reference to the place.

I have had two recent sighting of Raging Red, neither in Taylor Books, and I think I might have passed Donutbuzz with the wife and kids on Summers Street today.

I tend not to walk up to people and say thing like “I think I read your blog,” because I have a bad habit and thinking I recognize people when they are not them.

Also bloggers like ham radio operators tend to be on the shy side. So if you see a tall man carrying an Oncee@Blogger messenger bad and wearing a Linux hat looking you over, it just me and my poor facial recognition at work.

John G. Roberts, Jr. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

HotOrNot + Google Maps

More fun than Google Maps, Google Earth, and Google Moon put together: HotOrNot + Google Maps

Top 10 Web fads -

Top 10 Web fads -

AKA oh how I hate the Hampsterdance or Blogger is so 1999.

Sims 2 content "worse than Hot Coffee"

Sims 2 content "worse than Hot Coffee" - PC News at GameSpot

First it was Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas now Miami attorney Jack Thompson takes aim at The Sims 2.

I visited the local Game Stop last night and confirm they have pulled GTA: San Andreas off the shelves due to the new AO rating.

Business Blogging for Beginners

Anatomy of A Rumor

Anatomy of A Rumor, Links Intact For Now: Corante > Between Lawyers >

Take a humorist jab at John Roberts. Add the blogosphere. Result: a mess.

Weblog Ethics Survey Results

Weblog Ethics Survey Results are up.

I took part in the survey a few months back. They found, " support from bloggers for a blogging code of ethics..."

Friday, July 22, 2005


VistA is not the new Window OS, but it is an open-source medial records system developed by the federal government for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Tee Shirt Protest

Pentagon seeks higher age limit for recruits

Imus Over News

mediabistro: TVNewser

I'd rather watch Imus rather than what MSNBC calls news. I say if they want news, let them watch Fox News.


Dave Winer points us to this NYT story: Scripting News: 7/22/2005

Thursday, July 21, 2005

$1M a year in Google Adsense

$1M a year in Google Adsense (or why 2,739 is my favorite number) - The Jason Calacanis Weblog - _

If back in September when we started playing with Google Adsense someone told me it would turn into a $1M a year business I would have laughed. A million bucks without a sales person? Give me a break!

However, yesterday we broke our $2,100 record with a $2,335 day. That’s an impressive number I know, because if we can take that number to $2,739.72 we’re at—wait for it—$1M a year.

For some perspective, take a look at some averages:

January we did $580 a day on average.
March was a $737 a day average.
May was a $1,585.57 average.

Gee, I need to become a Weblogs, Inc. blogger.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Local blogger burnout

raging red: Goodbye, Friend.

Lawbot has left the building.

He's dead Jim

Microsoft's RSS Warm and Fuzzies

Micro Persuasion: Microsoft's RSS Warm and Fuzzies

Steve Rubel say Micosoft will swallow RSS.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Making the Business Case for Podcasting

Monday, July 18, 2005

Mark your calendar..

How To Publish a Podcast on the iTunes Music Store

'Situation' Severs Ties With Severin

mediabistro: TVNewser reports Imus buddy, Jay Severin, has left 'Situation with Tucker Carlson.' Severin says he's tired of the commute from his home in Sag Harbor to the TV show's studio in New Jersey.

An MSNBC insider reports he has been banned from MSNBC. Let's see how this flies with Imus.

Doc on my iPod

Doc Searls is podcasting.

Two thirds of law blog readers don't know they are visiting a blog

BuzzMetrics reports new data from Nielsen/NetRatings show "Two thirds of law blog readers don't know they are visiting a blog." Many respondents reported they either don’t know what a blog is, or claim to have heard of them but don’t really read them. All think that they are reading just another website.

(Edit: I corrected the link to go to the right story.)

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Rise of the Professional Blogger

Slashdot | Rise of the Professional Blogger

At least someone has realized my long-time dream of getting paid well for blogging.

"Robert Scoble today points to a blogger who is claiming he earns between $10,000 and $20,000 per month via Google Adsense."

Blogging Tools Compared

Susannah Gardner (no relation) of the USC Annenberg Onine Journalism Review has written an article comparing blog tools.

MS Advisory on the Vulnerability in RDP

Attention Sys Admins: Microsoft has released a security advisory on the vulnerability in Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

The advisory has provided the following workarounds:

* Block TCP port 3389 at the firewall.
* Disable Terminal Services or the Remote Desktop feature if they are not required.
* Secure Remote Desktop Connections by using an IPsec policy.
* Secure Remote Desktop Connections by employing a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection.

For more details, please refer to:

Corrupted PC's Find New Home in the Dumpster

Corrupted PC's Find New Home in the Dumpster - New York Times

The sad thing is buying a new Windows box won't get rid of adware. Adware targets Windows machines. A clean install of Windows will get rid of adware. Then a free product like Microsoft's Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) will keep the machine clean. Windows AntiSpyware is still in beta and it's not perfect, but it works pretty darn well.

The story reports one user was so tired of pop-ups that she purchased a $3,000 Apple laptop. Three grand seems like a lot of money when she could have switched platforms for $499 by purchasing a Mac mini.

One could switch platforms without a hardware purchase by installing Linux.

There's no reason to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Help Jeff Jarvis

Jeff Jarvis has a common issue among Mac switchers: He wants his forward delete key back.

If there's someone out there with a solution other than purchasing QuickKeys, please let Jeff know.

Interesting Stats from 43 Folders

Here are some interesting browser stats from 43 Folders.

* Over half all visitors are using Firefox
* Of the non-Firefox visitors there are more IE6 visitors than Safari visitors. (This item isn't really a suprise because the Windows install base is much larger than Apple's. Safari was used by 18.09% of all visitors.)

MSNBC turns nine today

Today in history: MSNBC turns nine years old today.

Here's a screenshot of's very first day on the interweb.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Your personal brand

apophenia: "bloggers need not apply": maintaining status quo in academia

"The reason that your blog matters is because it is part of your "brand" and you get an online identity by writing to mailing lists, writing blogs, commenting on things, etc."

"I do think that you can soil your brand in any public or semi-public environment."

Monday, July 11, 2005

Fifth Column's old school look

Fifth Column had gone old school. If you want to see what the interwebs looked like in 1995, here's your chance.

They promise a new look soon. I kind of like their retro look. - Blogs - the Weekly Arts & Entertainment Guide of the Charleston Gazette in Charleston, West Virginia hosts a number of blogs: gazz editor AKA Douglas Imbrogno, cranky artist by cranky artist, gazzstronomy by Laura Allen and others, new and old music by Paul Gartner, nighttime by roadblock, and grossly underpaid writer by Bill Lynch.

This might be old news to some of you, but I just found them.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Riding the storm out

Current Word - Jim, a software engineer and a blogger in Destin, Florida, is riding out hurricane Dennis.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

The Red Swingline Stapler

Have You Seen My Stapler?

You too can own a The Red Swingline Stapler for $21.99.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Rainbow Family: Many leave, some are still there

Many Rainbow Family members leave

The Charleston Daily Mail reports all is well after one knife fight, a half-dozen stolen vehicles, serveral overdoses, and two births.

London incidents 7 July 2005

This morning's events are being blogged at London incidents 7 July 2005. There are also offers to pass messages to friend and family in the U.S., Australia, and other countries. I have two friends in the U.K. One of which works in London. The other travels there frequently.

Much like New York or most other large U.S. cities, public transportation is the rule rather than the exception.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Locking OS X with Keychain

Locking OS X with Keychain | urlgreyhot

Thanks to Aaron W for this tip. I don't know why Apple made it so hard to lock the screen.

Man Charged With Stealing Wi-Fi Signal

Man Charged With Stealing Wi-Fi Signal - Yahoo! News

This scary on a couple of different levels. XP until it was patched would hook to the nearest and strongest WAP as long as it wasn't passsword protected. Innocuous use of other people's unsecured WiFi networks is common, but harmless. There are those who use open WAPs for illegal use, but it is rare. If you want to protect your network, secure it. If you want to share it with your others, call it something to make it as an open WAP.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Apple's Uncanny Timing

Apple's Uncanny Timing: Corante > Between Lawyers >

Denise Howell says:
* Monday, June 27. Grokster decision issues from U.S. Supreme Court. Court concludes that "statements or actions directed to promoting infringement" should trump the safe harbor represented by the Sony-Betamax decision. Applies to secondary liability for user infringement in connection with all products "capable of both lawful and unlawful use." Fact of probable "staggering" scope of direct infringement by users, while not controlling, undeniably shades the analysis.
* Tuesday, June 28. iTunes 4.9 debuts, now with podcasts. The good news: many podcasts are copyright friendly. The bad news: many, not so much.
* Wednesday, June 29. The Wall Street Journal reports that "Apple will weed out podcasts that include full-length songs for which [sic] podcasters don't have permission to use," and that "Mr. Jobs says Apple has an agreement from music companies that allows podcasters to play 30-second song clips in their shows."
* Thursday, June 30. Apple Podcast Subscriptions Top A Million.

Friday, July 01, 2005

iTunes with Podcast Support

iTunes with Podcast Support works very well. You use the Apple Music Store interface to search for podcast, then you tell iTunes to download the most recent or all of the podcasts for that feed. It also shows you past podcast for that feed, and give you an option to download them as well.

I've tried iPodder and Odeo and iTunes with podcast support beats them by a mile. I'm actually listening to podcasts now.

Apple - How to Record Your Podcast using GarageBand