Spy Chips Trip?

From Anita Campbell’s RFID Weblog comes the news that the US Department of State has issued final rules for RFID (radio frequency identified devices) passports and will begin testing the epassports with diplomats. If all goes smoothly, the new passports will be issued to all in October 2006. The original announcement in February was apparently anything but smooth with privacy and security advocates agreeing with each other that the use of wireless chips would place our civil liberties and our safety at risk….despite the controversy, next years trip, will be with a chip.


Typepad has become the source of dissatisfaction for many bloggers lately…and the subject of many blog posts that express the dissatisfaction. Business Blog Consulting has three such posts which highlight the problems and offer positive suggestions including a “business class” of service and limiting new subscribers until the infrastructure can support it. I believe they are promoting with a buy one give one offer…why promote a flawed product? I think they should consider ending promotional offers and closing subscriptions and fix the issues.

Rosa Parks

I don’t know exactly when I first heard about Rosa Parks but I do know if I were asked to define bravery or courage of convictions it could be defined by her refusal in 1955 to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama.

The Tag Not Taken

A post by Toby Bloomberg at Diva Marketing on the very issue of being tag challenged actually started a series of steps that ultimately solved the problem for both of us (well it’s solved for Toby…this post will let me know if it’s solved for me) thanks to Marshall Kirkpatrick, whose bookmarklett reduced it all to one little web 2.0 version of fill in the blank!

Lex Think Blawg Think

There will definately be a lot of thinking at LexThink BlawgThink. Matt Homann and Dennis Kennedy have put together an awesome 2 days of speakers, learning, collaboration, and fun….but don’t ask for the agenda, it’s all about open space! If you want an invitation contact matt@lexthink.com. Hope to see you there!

Life Hackers and Shaving a Yak

Courtesy of a 43 Folders post I learned some interesting facts regarding some of the reasons that it seems to becoming more and more difficult to GED*, Get Enough Done which is a step down from Getting Things Done on the personal productivity hierarchy. The source of this information was a really interesting NYT article, Meet the Life Hackers by Clive Thompson And all of this does seem somehow related to Seth Godin’s recent post on Settting The Record Straight On Yak Shaving, which is all about low tech interruptions….