Monthly Archives: December 2007

Must read blog for the 2008 election season

If you’ve read my About Me page, you know that one of my interests is politics.  I’ve found a blog that’s is the best of both worlds for a politics loving geek like me.  It’s called techPresident.  Here’s what they say about themselves:

TechPresident was started by Andrew Rasiej and Micah Sifry as a new group blog that covers how the 2008 presidential candidates are using the web, and vice versa, how content generated by voters is affecting the campaign.

The 2008 election will be the first where the Internet will play a central role, not only in terms of how the campaigns use technology, but also in how voter-generated content affects its course. plans to track all these changes in real-time, covering everything from campaign websites, online advertising and email lists to the postings on YouTube and who’s got the fastest growing group of friends on MySpace.

Our team of bloggers is made of veterans of the 2004 and 2006 elections, ranging across the political spectrum. Their expertise covers everything from website design to the latest in mobile tools and social networking sites. And we’ll look closely not just at what the campaigns are or are not doing, but what voters and activists are doing online to independently affect the election.

There is also a long list of contributors.  Have fun and Remember to Vote!


Advice to Apple Store shoppers: Don’t take pictures of yourself.

I went shopping yesterday at the Roosevelt Field Mall on Long Island.  I stopped at the Apple Store to check prices and do a couple minutes worth of surfing.  I noticed a shared drive on the desktop, so I decided to look around.  One of the funny things I found was pictures people had taken themselves (probably using iChat).  The first picture I saw was by far the funniest.  Enjoy: