Welcome to the new home of Q! Please note that the URL in your browser address bar may be different than what you typed or bookmarked; the new URL here is http://q.queso.com/. You probably will want to change your bookmarks. The fact that you’re reading this here, though, demonstrates how powerful Manila can be. More on this later… And thanks to Userland for redirecting my old URL!

NOTE: everyone’s passwords have been changed, as a necessary consequence of downloading the site from ETP. If you shoot me off a quick email, I’ll let you know what your new password is; I’ll get back to you right quick.

New story: Of Manila and Portability. Talks about me moving my site from ETP to here, and gives tech notes and advice about the process.

Interesting… the 9th District US Court of Appeals ruled that making illegal pornographic images of people who look like children is unconstitutional. I was just having this argument with my brother (who is a lawyer) recently. A consequence of this is that Patrick Naughton will now ask for a new trial (although apparently the images on his laptop were of actual children, so he is appealing on a technicality related to jury instructions). And on a related front, a middle school teacher allegedly showed 12 and 13 year old boys porn sites on the ‘net (not like the kids probably hadn’t found them on their own already!).

This is strange… after posting the links above, I went to Bad Hair Days for my daily read, and she has every single one of them on her weblog. Synergy, or just spooky.

Come on… tell me you don’t think this is at least mildly funny.

American Beauty garnered six Golden Globe nominations. If you haven’t seen it, it’s worth it; a great dark comedy with some terrific acting.

I had no idea that Ben Affleck actually contributes to his own official site. Pretty down to Earth, actually.

This is a great website about one man’s attempt to set up a Post-It conversation on a building wall. (Found at Lake Effect, which seems to cover the Chicago beat well.)

Fox Television provides us with today’s sign that we’re very near the apocalypse with their in-production show, Who Wants To Marry A Multi-Millionaire. The whole concept is inane; there should be more to a person’s dreams of wedded bliss than oodles of money. My personal favorite is the potential contestant’s mother who justified their interest by saying:

“Growing up, Wendy always wanted her own aquarium and zoo. How else would she get this but to marry a millionaire?” asked Gibson.

The necessary gaggle of Space Shuttle links, now that they’ve gotten it into orbit: you can track the Shuttle, you can watch NASA TV, you can see the pre-flight images (including generally the nicest launch pictures of the lot), and you can check out the images and videos from the mission.


Jason, glad it’s going so smoothly.

Also, the Glossary is available in XML:


It’s kept up to date. So if you want to automate this part of the process you can do that too.

Keep on truckin!

• Posted by: Dave Winer on Dec 20, 1999, 10:24 AM


Thanks! BTW, how’d you log in without knowing your new password? I really would love to know, since if there’s a way for people to change their passwords once a site’s moved, it’ll be great for me to know about, so that I don’t have to do it all manually.

Thanks a ton…


• Posted by: Jason Levine on Dec 20, 1999, 11:42 AM

Well, I tried entering my email address with no password hoping that it would mail it to me, and it did, but the password didn’t work.

So I cheated. I registered with a different email address. I didn’t feel like bothering you and waiting, since I had the URL of the glossary on the clipboard.

• Posted by: Dave Winer on Dec 20, 1999, 11:49 AM

Funny. I hadn’t noticed the other email address. You wanna that I delete the old one?

(It’s funny — weblogging has definitely made me a master of manipulating the clipboard, but it also means that you end up having specific orders of doing things, and nothing can violate that order.)


• Posted by: Jason Levine on Dec 20, 1999, 12:32 PM
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