Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 24 posts previously published on September 12th

  • 2020
    • A new program in Denver that sends a paramedic and a mental health expert to 911 calls instead of police launched amid calls for alternatives to policing. So far, the van has taken more than 350 calls without once having to call in police backup.
    • Conspiracy vs. Democracy How Conspiracy Theories Are Shaping the 2020 Election This matters not just because of what these voters believe but also because of what they don’t. The facts that should anchor a sense of shared reality are meaningless to them; the news developments that might ordinarily inform their vote fall on deaf ears. They will not […]
    • Why Goodreads is bad for books After years of complaints from users, Goodreads’ reign over the world of book talk might be coming to an end. 
    • Everything is the wrong color. Happy to not actually have fires near us, but we’re definitely getting hit by the smoke.
    • On This Day: Sep 12 Recognizing 20 years of blogging, here are my past posts from September 12
  • 2018
    • Study finds no link between transgender rights law and bathroom crimes. Well, now. And in other shocking and entirely unforeseeable news, water is wet.
    • Well, crud. I was worried this would happen, but hoped it wouldn’t: Apple has discontinued the iPhone SE. While it doesn’t affect me directly, it does make it probable that when it’s time to upgrade, my wife will move away from Apple in order to get a comfortably sized phone.
    • In a perfect world, I’d have Apple’s iPhone X photo processing capabilities attached to a full-frame sensor in a Nikon f-mount compatible body.
    • Listening to whatever’s playing on Apple’s livestream, with less than ten minutes before the event should start. Gotta see the new goodies (new iPhone X, Apple Watch) and then wait for the usual round of post-event dueling “Apple is the messiah/is clueless and doomed” roundups!
  • 2016
    • Apparently, feeling tired and a bit worn out is good inspiration for moody album cover style photos. (256/366)
  • 2014
    • Looking particularly scruffy this pleasant Friday evening.
  • 2008
  • 2006
    • Boy Meets Dragon I love, love, _love_ this shot -- possibly my favorite from yesterday's trip to the zoo.
    • Keith Olbermann to Bush While skimming over my LiveJournal Friends Page, sirriamnis led me to this 'Special Comment' by Keith Olbermann. It's one of the few things I've found worth using YouTube's embed feature for -- this is good. For the bandwidth challenged, the transcript is under the jump.
  • 2005
  • 2003
    • Namedropper ;) You lucky bastard.
    • Twenty Questions Why don't we have answers to these 9/11 questions?
    • Persistance of Mouse Thanks to some of today's Disney animators, Destino has been completed, and will likely be shown in theaters next year before a Disney film, and eventually end up on DVD. I'm really looking forward to seeing this.
    • The Man in Black Johnny Cash has left the building.
  • 2002
  • 2001
    • It all keeps getting scarier Anytime a noice like a plane is heard everyone instantly starts looking up, trying to figure out where it's coming from, where it might be going, and whether it's friendly or not. The speed that something as familiar as an airplane engine can become a trigger for paranoia and fright is just staggering.
    • Fascinating, frightening, and touching: eyewitness accounts Blogs from ground zero. I wouldn't have had time to search all these out, many thanks to Big Pink Cookie for originally posting most of them.
    • Political cartoons There's a feature over at Slate with a lot of different political cartoons responding to yesterday's tragic attacks. Most share a few obvious common themes, but there's one theme that struck me as I kept seeing it come from the pen of so many different artists.