Kevin Drum is “mystified”: by “cricket slang”: Me, too. The important thing to remember is that England are losing in a really entertaining way.

Celebrating a decade

by Eszter Hargittai on July 24, 2005

There have been several ten-year anniversaries this year in the Web world. Yahoo! celebrated with its Netrospective, a neat look at 100 Web moments. C-Net celebrated with a bunch of Top 10 lists including a list of Top 10 Web Fads. Fortune has a story on Remembering Netscape: The Birth of the Web on the tenth anniversary of Netscape’s IPO. A dozen of the players tell the story in their own words. These sites offer a fun walk down memory lane or an opportunity to catch up with what you may have missed.

Today is a particularly relevant day for me to post about this, because on July 24, 1995 my first homepage was up and running. Of particular note is that the page at that same location is still available (granted, in a much truncated form). It’s been a fun ride ever since.

Your War on Terror Thought for the Day

by Kieran Healy on July 24, 2005

Something to meditate on, from the pen of “Jim Henley:”:

bq. If they really do “hate us because we’re free,” the Bush Administration’s approach to civil liberties constitutes “appeasement” of the first water.