Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Wacky Idea

While playing Go on my new favorite Go server, I remarked to Paul that
I was thinking that would be an interesting idea for an e-mail client -- every message would be associated with a Go (or chess or whatever) move. In some sense, that's a lot more natural than firing off random e-mails whenever. (Unless, of course, you have something important to say, and it isn't your move.)

I think there's something to the idea, but probably not exactly as I've described it. Interested in discussing it? Sign up on the server and invite me to a game. (My user name's "Jonboy".)


Monday, April 25, 2005

Throws Left, Legislates Right

I understand that news web sites like to have helpful links embedded in stories -- after all, that's a feature that print or broadcast news can't match. But I think SI.com went a little overboard in this story:
Hennepin County commissioners are scheduled to take public testimony on the Twins plan at a meeting Tuesday and vote on it as soon as next week, said Board Chairman Randy Johnson.

I think they may have wanted this link instead.