- 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
More on Electronic Voting
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)
Here we see
Florida having more troubles with the election. Luckily there is
something for them to recount.
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
Trouble in Florida (already)
Rather than wait until after the election to have ballot troubles, Florida decided to get an early start this time around.