Links of Interest (May 24th 2007 Through May 31st 2007)

Thursday, May 31st, 2007
Feed Your Television
Google Reader has added support for the Nintendo Wii (yeah, I’m bit behind on noticing this one).
Potter buffs may soon be able to visit Hogwarts
J.K. Rowling OKs a Harry Potter theme park in Orlando, FL. That could be fun. Unfortunately most of the article is about the upcoming book 7, but it sounds like it would be part of Universal.
Sci-fi writers join war on terror
Homeland Security calls on Sigma, a group of Science Fiction writers (including Jerry Pournelle, Arlan Andrews, Greg Bear, Larry Niven and Sage Walker) put together to advise government officials.
squirrels with lightsabers
as adviertized
Programming: How to build a Firefox extension
Occasionally I go looking for an extension to do something, fail to find it and start thinking I should write it myself. Maybe next time I will.
How To: Maintain threaded view in Thunderbird
I’ve been looking for this for years and I didn’t even know it.
Interface elements for jQuery
“Interface is a collection of rich interface components which utilizes the lightweight JavaScript library jQuery. With this components you can build rich client web applications and interfaces with the same simplicity as writing JavaScript with jQuery.”

More on Electronic Voting

Friday, November 5th, 2004

I don’t really want to keep talking about the election, nobody does. I fear the problems with Electronic Voting as it exists currently will be ignored as a result. These things need to be fixed by the next time around.

Votes cast were lost in Florida and North Carolina (at least).

I’m not saying these issues changed the outcome of the big race, but it may have impacted more local races. The message it sends is, "Your vote may not count." It’s as if those people had never voted. Of course I imagine most coverage will be like this, and nothing will be done.

Electronic Voting (Florida Again)

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004

Here we see
Florida having more troubles with the election. Luckily there is
something for them to recount.

Electronic voting
is being rolled out as a great step forward, and it could have
been. Unfortunately, numerous flaws have been just sort of
“accepted” as the price we pay for progress. It is vital that a
paper trail exist to verify the votes if need be.

You can learn more at verifiedvoting.org and the
Electronic Freedom
Foundation
.

Trouble in Florida (Already)

Friday, October 29th, 2004

Rather than wait until after the election to have ballot troubles, Florida decided to get an early start this time around.