Scott Hanselman

What really happened in New York on Feb 15th, 2003

February 16, '03 Comments [5] Posted in Web Services
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My good friend Andy McQuery (a professional Opera singer living in New York City) had some interesting comments via email to our circle of friends about the current situation with Iraq and the huge protest in NYC on last Friday.  There was a HUGE protest (they are saying as many as half a million people) and it seems to have been downplayed by the media.  I'm not particularly a warblogger or even a big protester, but it's become clear to me that we all have to step out of our comfort zones. 

With Andy's permission, I've reprinted his story about what really happened in New York on Feb 15th, 2003.  I recommend you read it, and if you appreciate it, spread the link.  You can use the link above or this email-convenient url: http://tinyurl.com/5y06

Thanks.

Added Note To those interested: This blog is my life, my diary, my journal, whether it's read by the public or not.  As with my recent post on Multi-Lingual Children and other non-computer-related posts, I will post what I find interesting.  90% of the time it will be "Computer Zen" related topics.   Hopefully you'll appreciate the signal-to-noise ratio at that level.  For what it's worth, I'm not planning on using this blog as a political soap box. 

On this note, check out Keith's recent war-related post: Floor speech by Senator Robert Byrd. A brilliant articulation of how I feel. [KeithBa's Blog]

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Monday, February 17, 2003 5:35:43 AM UTC
The "what really happened" piece is a three paragraphs of whining about how "the media" has ignored the marches -- which is of course inaccurate -- and 7 vapid paragraphs about how the impending invasion (or whatever it will be) is just wrong. There is nothing new or interesting or even particularly well-reasonedthere.

Jorge Curioso
Monday, February 17, 2003 6:37:27 AM UTC
Jorge, Seems like an awfully extreme view from you for one post ("Which I guess is what will happen..."). This is a .NET/Web Services Blog, but I put it up since I don't have the juevos to keep a journal or write regularly in a diary. I'd like to look back on a day in my life and see what I was working on. If the last 6 months of .NET content and useful tools like Outlook2RSS (that you helped me work on! ;) ) aren't enough for you to stick around, that's a bummer. As with TV, if you don't like it, change the channel. There's lots of content on the net.

Monday, February 17, 2003 6:56:40 AM UTC
> I will not be turning this into a war blog.

Jorge Curioso
Monday, February 17, 2003 6:08:07 PM UTC
Ya...if anyone knows how to make a category specific subscription for Radio, hollar at me! As for the website, the Programming Category is here http://radio.weblogs.com/0106747/categories/webservices/
Monday, February 17, 2003 6:39:44 PM UTC
Duh...too obvious... ;)
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