Michael Moore has written a letter to George Bush. It’s great! As always. No matter what you think about him, he gets down to the point.
Monthly Archives: March 2003
While reading the blog by Chris Pirillo ~ Getting Screwed While Everybody Else is Getting Laid, I stumpled upon his entry “Genius Blogs” which mentions Legal MP3 Downloads, a page listing free MP3s by popular bands. I’ll have to take a closer look at that won’t I?
The Philadelphia Inquirer has a nice article about Salam Pax’s blog. It’s aspecially interesting at the moment because the blog went silent on the 24th when heavy bombing has really started in Bagdad. The rumors are flying high about whether he is dead, simply without internet access or even taken into prison by Saddam and his gang. Check it out: A ‘blog’ goes silent, and world holds its breath
Got another joke from the TMF Boards… as they are non-free (but worth paying for none the less )…
God is sitting in heaven when a scientist prays to Him.
“God, we don’t need you anymore. Science has finally figured out a way to create life out of nothing – in other words, we can now do what you did in the beginning.”
“Oh, is that so? Tell Me…” replies God.
“Well,” says the scientist, “we can take dirt and form it into the likeness of you and breath life into it, thus creating man.”
“Well, that’s very interesting…show Me.”
So the scientist bends down to the earth and starts to mold the soil into the shape of a man.
“No, no, NO…” interrupts God, “Get your Own dirt!”
I have my Diploma in Management. Yesterday the letter arrived telling me about my result. Today a box arrived, bringing me my MBA Study Material. First course is Strategy and I still have to take a closer look but the OUBS once again managed to ship a nice bag with the entire package. Yes, I have a bag fetisch… wait … not sexual or anything, simply a love for different bags. Anyway, back to the subject. The material looks great. It contains 11 OU Books (actually three books with 4/4/3 books in them), plus two standard books on strategy. Then there are two 90 minute videos and 3 Audio CDs. Then there is some stuff for the case study, residential school and a synopsis of the books which nobody should be forced to look at at first sight of their material. The synopsis shows you how much stuff there really is to learn. This will be a great amount of fun and I am looking forward to the studies by May.
The german magazine Der Spiegel, has a story on Warblogging: Ganz andere Kriegsnachrichten (check babelfish.altavista.com if you want to read it). They mention several interesting sites which I’ll try to list here.
Warblogging.com is reporting from the war in a real blogging fashion. Some might say that Warblogs:cc is even truer to the blogging culture, being a very frequently updated page with lots of links to other articles. While I am not sure why they put Iraq Body Count in their list, it’s a noteworthy site which keeps track of civilian casulaties in Gulf War II. I already wrote about Back to Irak 2.0, which is the site of an independant journalist who is by now, actually on the way to northern Irak to do some really independant reporting. I already mentioned Salam Pax several times. If you want to read something from people who are 100% against war, check out No War Blog. A site that needs to be mentioned, or so it seems, is The Agonist, which is run by Sean-Paul Kelly who studied/s International Relations, taught English in South Korea and generally was referred to by the NYT as a “mastermind”, or at least OxBlog says so.
Fast Company has an article online called: How Google Grows…and Grows…and Grows. It’s a great read:
… Its performance is the envy of executives and engineers around the world … For techno-evangelists, Google is a marvel of Web brilliance … For Wall Street, it may be the IPO that changes everything ( again ) … But Google is also a case study in savvy management — a company filled with cutting-edge ideas, rigorous accountability, and relentless attention to detail … Here’s a search for the growth secrets of one of the world’s most exciting young companies — a company from which every company can learn.
A group of American anti-war demonstrators who came to Iraq with Japanese human shield volunteers made it across the border today with 14 hours of uncensored video, all shot without Iraqi government minders present. Kenneth Joseph, a young American pastor with the Assyrian Church of the East, told UPI the trip “had shocked me back to reality.” Some of the Iraqis he interviewed on camera “told me they would commit suicide if American bombing didn’t start. They were willing to see their homes demolished to gain their freedom from Saddam’s bloody tyranny. They convinced me that Saddam was a monster the likes of which the world had not seen since Stalin and Hitler. He and his sons are sick sadists. Their tales of slow torture and killing made me ill, such as people put in a huge shredder for plastic products, feet first so they could hear their screams as bodies got chewed up from foot to head.”
United Press International: Lucky Break for Jordan