Monthly Archives: December 2004

Blogging’s nothing new…

PressThink has put up what he believes to be the Top 10 Ideas for 2004 or “the year in press think, as it were“.   He’s got some good ones but the discussion found below the post is better, validating idea #4: “My readers know more than I do.” On the perception that citizens are just now gaining access [...]

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AOL Hell: Part II (and final)

When does “cancel” mean “continue”? That would be when someone has an AOL subscription they no longer want. You remember this post back on Dec. 15th, don’t you?  After much seaching I finally was able to find a phone number – yep, a phone number to call, as in… you know… a telephone - in order to [...]

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Cancer at Christmas

Jinni is still feeling very few side effects from her chemo treatments, she is convinced that they gave her a placebo last Thursday.  This could change at any time, but for now, everything is peachy like the fuzz on her head. She went in to get a blood test last Wednesday because we want to [...]

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Yo… baby

I learned years ago that if you ask for only one thing from Santa, your chances of getting exactly what you want rise exponentially.  Feast your eyes… and get jealous… and get down with me on this one. More Bigger That’s right folks, ol’ Hoggard knows what big boy toys are all about.  Just read [...]

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Bad air

Ok, I don’t normally fall for this stuff… but damn. (Thanks J.D., I needed that)

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Bad air

Hieb knows a thing or two about Greensboro’s air quality and he thinks the N&R’s coverage of same is lacking.  Same for a recent ‘letter to the editor.  He has this to say about that…. “I just get concerned when I read alarmist statistics in the newspaper. Perhaps my attitude is a bit callous. But I [...]

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My standards

Not to stir this pot any more than need be, but what the hell. (*Edited for obscenity and/or profanity useage… ) With the advent of local weblog aggregators like Greensboro101 and GSOLive, and perhaps more coming, a democratization of weblogs is occuring locally – for good and perhaps bad in my opinion.  While RSS (Real Simple [...]

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Bias

This article recently ran in Greensboro’s African American newspaper, the Carolina Peacemaker.  It is about a new U.S. postage stamp that features Santa Claus. That would be a White (only) Santa Claus. If, after reading it, you say to yourself, “That’s just sillly”, you are probably White.  If, after reading it, you say to yourself, “Amen”, you are probably [...]

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Ask and ye shall…

You can’t say the N&R isn’t responsive.  When the second installment of Jinni’s Journal (my wife’s N&R guest column about her fight with breast cancer) came out Monday, I asked them to make the links to her installments permanent.  This morning, N&R online editor Mike Fuch’s emails that they did just that by creating a [...]

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Does he ever sleep?

He’s not standing still, no sir, not by a long shot.  Roch Smith, Jr. launched a revision to his Greensboro101.com local weblog aggregator.  His second revamp in two weeks.  Here’s the details. Damn fine, Roch.  Now go to bed.

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