Jul 08

Well that flew by quickly

I just realized this site has been active for more than 7 years now. Given life, work, and social changes in the intervening time the site has largely died on the vine. Sad for me and the approximately 0.0003 readers of the site.

However, things are what they are and I don’t really see an imminent return to long-form blogging. By anyone. Myself included. I spend my days thinking Deep Thoughts and making Important Decisions and being Restricted from Any Fun Interwebbing by Work Firewalls and that sort of thing. Then home = family time and to hell with actually writing any thoughts of substance. That’s my excuse. Sorta. Also, I’m a lazy bastard, writing is hard, and basically the Bush years blew my outrage meter and I don’t feel the compulsive need to source and quote everything any longer (read: the stench of law school has been washed away finally. Also, I’m a lazy bastard). But then I look at what I used to write and I haz a sad for the diminution of my skills, effort, and readability. Fuck twitter, man!

SO, while I imagine the intermittent twitter twattering will continue and appear here and I’ll try to do a better job of actually including long-form thoughts… no promises. Also, too: happy late birthday grumpasaurus.com.

Dec 13

So you trust wikipedia, eh?

You might want to check who is writing the entries

The gospel of truth according to fake penis experts and nerds with chips on their shoulders, Wikipedia, has been edited by a Bush friendly member of the US House of Representatives.

Apparently the person was so concerned that people no longer bought the story about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq that he or she took to tampering with the Whackypedia entry.

The entry was edited by someone with a House of Representatives IP address to make the bizarre claim that there was a link between the terrorist organisation al Qaeda and the Iraq government.

Orwell wept. See also, the CIA and Vatican.

A US hacker’s homemade program to pinpoint origins of Wikipedia edits indicates that alterations to the popular online encyclopedia have come from the CIA and the Vatican.

Virgil Griffith’s “Wikiscanner” points to Central Intelligence Agency computers as the sources of nearly 300 edits to subjects including Iran’s president, the Argentine navy, and China’s nuclear arsenal.

Update: Add the US Army at Gitmo to the list.