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Your Morning Coffee

MPR News: Fritz remembers Ferraro. MinnPost: How Harold Stassen helped create modern populist political campaigning. Strib: There is, apparently, no age limit for douchebaggery. PiPress: A txting dictionary for Teh Oldz (first item). BFF, IMHO and FWIW take on whole… Continue Reading →

Your Morning Coffee

Wired: Defining Internet freedom: ars technica interviews Sen. Al Franken. MinnPost: Welcome to the age of too much information. Capitol Chatter: GOP lawmakers want to take bite out of out-of-state abuse of EBT. No, you are not reliving 2009. (Did… Continue Reading →

Your Morning Coffee

Strib: How to crash the Internet. Theoretically-speaking, of course. PiPress: Sara Jane Olson’s daughter makes a big splash on “American Idol.” Politico [via MinnPost]: Cover boy Pawlenty makes the National Review swimsuit issue. MPR: Knock, knock. Who’s there? Snow. Snow,… Continue Reading →

Your Morning Coffee

South12th: This is an awesome winter if you are twelve and have a shovel for tunneling. I swear the snow piles in the Sears parking lot near the Capitol are thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis big. Mitchster: Chutulu, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster, seen… Continue Reading →

You have died of dysentery: A history of The Oregon Trail

City Pages profiles the creation, and three Minnesotan creators, of The Oregon Trail — one of computing’s earliest educational games and simulators.

Have Your Say on Net Neutrality

Speak out on Net Neutrality today at 6 pm in the South High Auditorium, 3131 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis. “Once again The UpTake steps to the plate!” writes Mary Treacy, of the Twin Cities Daily Planet. The UpTake crew, mostly… Continue Reading →

Between the Event and the Music

A quick note from Max “Bunny” Sparber: You’ve probably heard of Steven Slater, the disgruntled flight attendant who responded to getting a suitcase to the head from an abusive passenger by cursing her out over the intercom, grabbing a beer,… Continue Reading →

Marsh Reveals DeRusha’s Neat Little Cosmology

Check out Steve Marsh’s MSP Magazine piece on Jason DeRusha. (Really, read the whole thing!) DeRusha is known as the Internet savant of local television news. This is repeated enough that it‚Äôs sort of annoying‚Äîjust because he blogs in multiple… Continue Reading →

How We’ve Made Waves on the Web

Great piece on the top 5 local contributions to the interweb, by City Pages. And while there’s a serious Chasing Windmills omission ‚Äî ahem ‚Äî it’s a pretty accurate list. 5. The Squirrel Photobomb The squirrel first made a hit… Continue Reading →

U of M Drafts New Ethics Policy – and Encourages Your Input

Wow. We live in a new era indeed. The University of Minnesota, currently in the process of rewriting its ethics policy, has put a draft online for all to see and comment on. Really? Why does this surprise me so?… Continue Reading →

Why Give It Away for Free When You Can Charge People?

The Internet… democratic and free. Well, almost, but for how long? Sure, we get in a huff when people threaten to charge us for things we have become used to getting for free, but ultimately, we will pay if given… Continue Reading →

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