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Special thanks today to Brainshrub.com for spotlighting BlueNC this week on their very cool site. For those unfamiliar,

Brainshrub is an experimental political blog with counterpoints for critical thinkers. The goal of this site is to see if a blog can be more than a just place to rant at strangers or an ATM for political candidates. The underling question Paul V (Mr. Brainshrub) is attempting to answer is: "How much social change can one person, armed only with a blog, accomplish?"

On Sunday afternoon, I had the honor of being interviewed by Paul for the "Tips for Political Bloggers" audio show. It was a great experience. He had excellent questions - and Lance prepared me well to address technical issues. If you're at all interested in the history of BlueNC and how the site might contribute to progressive politics in North Carolina, I encourage you to listen to the show. It's about 30 minutes long. And be sure to let Paul know you appreciate his work. We're each engaged in labors of love out here on the Internets, and it's always good to know someone's paying attention.

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No N&O

Isn't it interesting that it would take a guy on the other side of the state to have interest in what you all are doing at BlueNC - while the local corporate media wouldn't bother to even mention BlueNC in its coverage about blogging this weekend.

Kind of funny actually.

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N&NO

Glad to see Ruby and, Sue Sturgis get exposure but that article was so lightweight and especially so for a main Sunday editorial.

Look forward to listening

To your interview tonight A.

I have also sent a suggestion to NPR's The Story with Dick Gordon about Blogs changing the face of politics. Hope they're interested...nominated a lot of you guys for best players!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

technical question

Since the newest updates I get logged out every time I close the window. It makes me sad. Suggestions?

HelpLarry.com

"Keep the Faith"

Lance has promised to help fix this.

I'll remind him again. Sorry for the glitch.

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but

he says this is one of those "little" things that could end up taking a long time. so, please be patient with the new hosting system.

Wow, seriously this site looks and works awful in IE. Is it like this for everyone using Internet Explorer?

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Yes...I have a friend who won't change to Firefox.

I think we need a disclaimer - best viewed in Firefox somewhere on the site so folks don't think Lance can't design a web site.....or install a theme...or whatever. ;)


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I'm looking at it in IE now -- what's the beef?

IE7 is out now anyhoo, so maybe that will resolve some issues. IE7 looks to be a much better browser than IE6 -- just about as good as Firefox 1.5.

And did I mention that Firefox 2.0 should be out this week? :)

So about that logging out thing. I did work on that, and it turns out to be pernicious. Pernicious enough, anyway, that I need a block of time to sort it out, and I just haven't had it yet. Sorry, folks. I won't be offended if you keep bugging me about it—it certainly is annoying!

Lance - it's the older version of IE

I'm not sure what my friend is using but some of her emails describing what she's seeing crack me up. I've told her to update or switch to Firefox.

I'm just writing it in blogger and copy/pasting now. it works just fine.

About that block of time though. Heh. Maybe in oh...say...15 years?

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Screen shot of rim shot?

Can you do screen shot (Alt + PrintScrn) and email me a gif.

I'm curious about how web sites appear on different combinations.

I prefer Firefox (now that I installed an extension to zoom called No Squint). In IE the site looks different but OK to me so I'm really curious to see how it looks to you. I also use a web accessibility toolbar that can simulate different screen resolutions. If anyone is using 800x600 it does not look good.

I've also installed Opera and it looks a little odd in it.

Really great interview, Anglico...

...your thoughts on how this blog might give those of us who feel somewhat isolated a place to go and feel connected was especially appreciated. Sincere thanks for all you do.

Conscious evolution, it's what turns me on. There's got to be a difference between right and wrong.-DTB

I'm not going to have time to listen

until later tonight, but I can't wait. :)


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I just opened in IE

and it looked exactly the same as Firefox.

Hmmmmmmm.

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BlueNC - Making A Difference!

Finally got to listen to the interview A, ya done good!

Whoo Hoo for Southern Dem and Larry Kissell!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Thanks, Momo

I can hardly stand to listen to myself because my voice always sounds like it belongs to somebody else.

I really appreciate your wading throught he whole thing.

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I can't get the damned thing to play

I can't get the MP3 to download. Nothing works. I uninstalled and reinstalled Flash and have done just about everything I can think of. If anyone comes across a transcript that might be my only chance to hear/read A. Durnit.

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Try listening from here

Try listening from here:

http://odeo.com/audio/2214141/view

This is Paul -V- of Brainshrub.com

I wanted to thank Angelico publicly for agreeing to be interviewed.

I know he's self-conscious about the sound of his voice, but the reality is that he was great.

This show will be a valuable resource to others seeking to accomplish what BlueNC has done in North Carolina. On behalf of the blogosphere: thank you.

PS: I am green with envy that you have a WYSIWYG editor for comments that actually works well. No matter what I do with mine, it looks like crap.

Hi Paul

Thanks for stopping by. I've tried just about everything, but I'll try that link in case it's one I haven't visited. Quicktime isn't working for me either. I just had some other audios mess up. Maybe something else is going on . I have no trouble with Youtube, but can't watch Google video. Go figure.

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If you want to hear it, email me.

I can email it to you:

brainshrub at gmail dot com.

Listening again, want to link to my blog....ok?

Doing a piece on blogging 101, trying to get more people to understand the power of blogs. Any suggestions?????

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

That Brainshrub

Is a powerful force of blogging nature. Jedi.

Scrutiny Hooligans - http://www.scrutinyhooligans.us

Welcome back, Screwy!

You were missed. I hope you and Mrs. Screwy had a lovely time.

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