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Sunday, November 7th, 2004

The BBC news web site had an article about the “winners and losers” of the 2004 US election and Bush’s victory. One alleged winner is Barack Obama, described thusly:

The son of a white woman from Kansas and a former goat herd from Kenya, he wowed Democrats when he addressed the party’s convention in Boston in July with a passionate speech. He is talked of as future presidential material.

I would have expected better from the BBC! Barack, the son of a goat herd?

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Sunday, October 3rd, 2004

I recently installed WordPress and migrated my content to it. I had been using MovableType, and played with Blosxom some as a MovableType replacement. Blosxom is a cool, minimal, Perl based implementation of a blog engine. It is very Unix-minded, in that you simply edit text files to publish on the web. I like being able to use vi. However, WordPress is pretty cool too. It has a very nice web interface for management and publishing, and uses MySQL for all data storage. I’ll probably stick with this. Hopefully I’ll use the blog more.