Archive for August, 2008

DNC, Days 2 and 3: Anti-Vacation

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Work is not vacation, but it’s not anti-vacation. When you’re around a group of people on vacation and you’re working, that’s, well, too bad. But when you’re around a big group of people having fun while you’re staring at a screen for double-digit hours on the day, watching them on their fancy vacation on that […]

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DNC, Day 1: Bruiser

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Today started slow. Got in at 8:30 a.m., started patching up bits of the site I didn’t get to on the weekend. Kept on patching and building — adding stuff like the the most-commented politics articles in the past hour / three hours to the site, hacking the AP DNC live video stream so it […]

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Pre-DNC, Days 4 and 5

Monday, August 25th, 2008

No more fail, just more work. Work Saturday. Work Sunday. Work-people Saturday night at the media party. Wake up Sunday and go to the Green Frontier Fest. Van Jones talks about making the green movement relevant to not just the folk who can afford to be fancy-green. Gosh if news organizations had someone as charismatic, […]

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Pre-DNC, Day 3: Fail Parade

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

I still subscribe to the dead-tree Denver Post. The delivery this summer has been consistently bad — a paper on the porch is now a thing of Spring 2008. This morning I left my place and found the paper not on the porch, the steps, or the sidewalk — it was in the grass on […]

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Green Frontier Fest tomorrow! The environment! Free beer + vodka! Daryl Hannah!

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

The Green Frontier Fest won’t tell you this, but there is plenty of free booze (10 kegs of green-friendly beer and 6 cases of the organic vodka) to be had tomorrow. Sarah, my girlfriend, is producing this gig with the City of Denver and her employer, the Denver / Portland / Salt Lake City ReDirect […]

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Pre-DNC, Day 2: Cookies

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

At the start of the pep rally management told us “We’ve got McCain cookies and Obama cookies, but if you eat them you’ll have to take one of each [to maintain journalistic objectivity].” Yeah, there was a pep rally. And, yeah, there were cookies at that rally. I haven’t been to a pep rally since […]

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I’m going to call this “Pre-DNC, Day 1”

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

It’s gettin hectic in the day-job newsroom land. The DNC’s a few days away, and my to-do and get-this-done-right-now lists started exploding as of yesterday. Same goes for everyone, and it’s exciting. I got my Colorado Press Association press pass yesterday — the first press pass I’ve has since interning at the Kenosha News in […]

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Okkervil River’s got a new album coming out soon… here’s a link to their first single from it.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

It’s 2008, and I don’t love Okkervil River in the way I loved them five years ago. But, still, this band. When I first read their lyrics, posted in plain text, I went from infatuation to love. Their words look like stories, not like songs crafted to fit some sort of A A B A […]

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Squirt-gun fight Friday!

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

@ DAM, 5 p.m. — I’ve got a bunch of extra artillery if you don’t have a squirt gun of your own. By “extra artillery” I mean some brand-new super-soaker style machines. Hit me if you want to borrow one, and get more info / updates at There’s a 30% chance of rain — […]

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