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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Blogus Interruptus Jun 28, 2011

This place is going to get quiet for a few days while I wrap up the first draft of my dissertation.  I hope to be posting again before long, though!  In the meantime, check out the goings on at Culture … Continue reading

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"Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are." Jun 25, 2011

—Bertolt Brecht [H/T Zizi Papacharissi]

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First Impressions of VirtualBoxed Ubuntu Jun 24, 2011

I recently switched my Linux install from a dual-boot partition to a VirtualBox on my MacBook.  So far I’m liking the change. I’m using VirtualBox on OS X with Spaces, so I can easily switch between my OS X and … Continue reading

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"Pres. Obama’s address to the nation aired on the big four networks last night. Not surprisingly, the two networks that had original reality programs airing at 8pm, ended up with the most viewers."    Jun 24, 2011

—Chris Ariens, “How a network wins, when the same thing is on” Also interesting, he goes on to note “Univision was actually second in the demo with a 2.6 rating. The network was airing a Gold Cup soccer match between … Continue reading

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What a Difference Three Decades Make Jun 24, 2011

I’d seen/heard both of these quotes before, but serendipity put them both in front of me today, and I was struck by the juxtaposition. If you don’t like riots or militant feminists, or opponents of ERA, or Republicans, or Democrats … Continue reading

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"[If the networks sell their equity stakes], they’ve got even less incentive to make Hulu work. … Once again we’ve got diverging interests at Hulu. But if push comes to shove, I’m betting on the guys who own the content. And I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t end up selling a thing." Jun 23, 2011

—Peter Kafka on reports that Hulu is up for sale

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Setting Up a VM Mail Client in Emacs Jun 22, 2011

Here’s another Emacs setup guide, this time for checking your email within Emacs using a mail client mode called View Mail, or ‘vm’.  Like the Emacs-w3m Web browser I went over earlier, this one is easy to use, but can … Continue reading

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Article in Communication Theory Jun 22, 2011

I’m pleased to be able to say that I’ve had a paper, co-authored with Jeff Niederdeppe, accepted to Communication Theory, one of the journals administered by the International Communication Association.  Here are the title and abstract… Disruption and Identity Maintenance … Continue reading

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Installing the w3m Web Browser in Emacs Jun 22, 2011

In a previous post, I discussed all the amazing things you can do with Emacs, including browsing the Web and reading your email. At the same time, I admitted that some of the extensions, or “modes” as users call them, … Continue reading

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"Countdown will be a 63 minute long program. And why would Olbermann do that? To block viewers from going over to Rachel Maddow’s show right away….Considering Current’s viewership levels it amounts to only the slightest of paper cuts but the symbolism is what matters." Jun 21, 2011

—Inside Cable News, “Olbermann vs. MSNBC”

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