Thursday, October 27, 2005

White House bares teeth at The Onion | | CNET

The Whitehouse has sent a cease and desist letter to the satirical newspaper, The Onion, for its use of the Whitehouse seal in it's articles.

"Lawyers for the administration noted that U.S. Code forbids the use of the seal "in connection with commercial ventures or products in any way that suggests presidential support or endorsement." Exceptions are allowed, the Times said, but the Onion had not applied for one."

So, does this apply to only commercial ventures or products alone. Does it apply on the level of a State? Does it apply to bloggers? The Wasatch Front has the Utah State Seal prominently placed. Does that imply to anyone that the State of Utah endorses that blog over others?

White House bares teeth at The Onion | | CNET

Monday, October 24, 2005

How much is your blog worth? $3,$4?

Technorati has hacked together a nice algorithm that figures what a particular blog may be worth in cash. It is based on the alleged purchase price of a Weblogs, inc. weighed against the popularity of <'insert' your blog here>! My two blogs came in much better than I thought but I'll keep my day-job.


Davis County Watch

Monday, October 03, 2005

CRS: Daylight Saving Time Shift

Starting in March, 2007, DST will begin on the 2nd Sunday in March and finish the 1st Sunday in November. That will amount to four extra weeks of DST each year. Congress has done this because they think it will help people conserve energy. Comments?

Daylight Saving Time