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20040729 Thursday July 29, 2004

Obama Llama, Co Comma Comma, Fee Fi Fo Fama: Obama! The demands of provisioning infrastructure and developing software has been a necessary distraction from the Democratic National Convention. I'd caught Bill Clinton's speech the other night; obviously one of the most thoughtful and dynamic, uh, orators of our times. But everyone's buzzing about Obama-this and Obama-that. Who?

Yep, it's been a pretty busy week for me, but I've tried to at least tap into the sizzle of political posturing that's been going down in Beantown a bit. I took a look at the text of Obama's speech and was impressed with its love of the country, the importance of having high standards for initiating combat, the plight of so many Americans who are suffering under Bushonomics.... good stuff but what's the BFD? . Perhaps it's a you-had-to-be-there kinda thing. I'll have to look around for a video or audio archive of the speech. ( Jul 29 2004, 09:49:53 PM PDT ) Permalink

Tracking the rattle and hum of politics Blog junkies have no doubt taken notice of the Democratic National Convention coverage by bloggers, credentialed or not.

The last few weeks have been a wild and crazy time as I and the rest of the Technorati team erected politics.technorati.com. It's an effort I'm very proud as we've identified a selection of blogs that are liberal or conservative leaning as well as those that are at the convention and we're tracking their postings in a very-close-to-real-time fashion. While there is still much to be done to make the Technorati service as robust as we want it to be, I take a great deal of pride in the political blog gathering and in general our efforts to keep up with the growth rate of the blogosphere's expanding universe. ( Jul 29 2004, 09:50:13 AM PDT ) Permalink