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Ann Bartow of Feminist Law Professors tagged me to identify five of my favorite non-legal blogs. Having cut back drastically on my blog reading this summer, I hardly read any non-legal blogs anymore. But, here are five that I do enjoy:
- Other Men’s Flowers: because it never fails to enlighten and entertain.
- Ed Cone: because he keeps me updated on local news and politics, and the hysterical (in both senses of the word) comments from local right-wingers provide comic relief.
- Eating Up Greensboro: because it clues me in to great local food.
- Guys From Area 51: because they post stuff like this.
- Who is IOZ?: because it’s reassuring to know there’s someone out there more cynical than I am.
I’m not going to tag anyone else, because it seems that all the law bloggers I know have already been tagged.
I just got back from leading a session on “Legal Issues Online” at Converge South. The session itself went well. But the best part, by far, was meeting Greensboro’s Hedge Fund Billionaire and Blogger Extraordinaire Percy Walker.
According to my referrer log, someone from the National Computer Security Center visited Debris earlier today.
sundown.ncsc.mil (National Computer Security Center) [Label IP Address]
Maryland, Baltimore, United States, 0 returning visits
Date Time WebPage 24th August 2007 13:07:06 No referring link
I’d never heard of NCSC, but according to Wikipedia, it is part of the National Security Agency “responsible for testing and evaluating computer equipment for use in high security and/or confidential applications”. I couldn’t find anything about the NCSC from my quick perusal of the NSA website. But I was amused to learn that the NSA has a “Kids’ Page“.
Much as I’d like to believe that someone really considers me to be a dangerous subversive, it is probably more likely that it was merely a bored civil servant surfing the web. If the NSA were really snooping on me, I suppose they’d mask their IP address. Or could they really be that inept?
P.S. Re-checking the referrer log, I see that NCSC uses Firefox, which is a great endorsement, I suppose.
All the Dumb Things is the work of razzbuffnik, who kindly left a comment to my post about kite flying. He is a wonderful storyteller, and his account of how he almost lost his foot on a train in the Australian Outback in 1974 (parts 1 and 2)is among the most engaging things I’ve read, online or elsewhere, in some time.
I’m pretty careful about backing up my electronic documents, photos and music. Yet, I make no effort whatsoever to backup this blog. A research team from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science are studying habits and preferences regarding digital preservation of blogs.
Having nothing of my own to offer for Blog Against Sexism Day, I would merely recommend a few topical posts I’ve enjoyed today:
- Feministe: “Hi, I’m Jill, and scummy law school sleazebags have gone after me too.”
- Feministing:New report on gender-based violence in Iraq.
- Norbizness: “Finally … A rare chance for a man to get some things off his chest!“
- Feminist Law Professors: “Does the Yahoo avatar pictured below look ‘plus-sized to you?“