Just added a new feature on my blog, a River of Friend's posts.  Instead of a link to friend's homepages, I am scanning and aggregating their blog posts, podcasts, etc using their RSS feeds.  The page gets updated every hour or so.  I'm doing this because I hope it will entice more folks to look at their content.  I'm also pretty sure it will help spread some google juice to friend's posts.

I've seeded the system with feeds from a number of friends, but would love to add other friends.  If you want me to add your feed just drop me a line.

  Posted: Sep 24, 2018

Since I've been upgrading this site, I've been going through my old content including content that's in my CMS but unpublished (things I took down). I found a number of strongly worded pieces from early 2006 about the Duke Lacrosse Case where I supported the accuser. A lot of the rhetoric you hear today I said then (no woman would make this up, she was being shamed because she was a stripper, racism, etc).  I was certain that she was attached by these boys.

Of course a cop with a grudge against Duke students and a prosecutor who needed a visible big victory  added up to a poor identification, and lies about DNA evidence.

Since then I have made an effort to never believe or disbelieve an accuser without real proof or a conviction.  I do believe that you must take all charges seriously.  Lines like "boys will be boys" and "he's just that way" are not acceptable (if you think about it, that's saying that some believes the accuser, but aren't taking it seriously). 

  Posted: Sep 21, 2018

For the record, I freaking hate what Wordpress Users are doing to the description field in RSS feeds. You don't need to link to the content in the description, there's a field for that in the feed.

  Posted: Sep 18, 2018