Daily Archives: April 7, 2009

E-Mail Fixed

The server was full of spam and bouncing e-mail. I have despammed it and put in an additional layer of spam filter. Between that and GMail’s spam filter, hopefully I will never be troubled by spam again. EVAR.

However, it does mean the for an hour or two I was not receiving e-mail at all. Just to be safe, if you sent me any e-mail in the last day you were hoping I might respond to, send it along again. Thanks.

How About That

Turns out the co-lead counsel on Varnum v. Brien, the Iowa same-sex marriage case, was someone I’ve known for a while: Camilla Taylor, whom I have known since the early 90s (through the good graces of a friend of mine who went to college with me and graduate school with her). That she’s notched a historic court ruling on her belt doesn’t surprise me in the least; she’s always been super-smart. It’s nice to know that I’m one degree of separation from this one. Good job, Camilla.

Vermont

Just had to post this breaking story:

(CNN) — Vermont’s House and Senate voted Tuesday to override the governor’s veto of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the state.

Now let’s see how all the people who use “judges shouldn’t legislate” as an excuse for not being able to handle same sex marriage find a way around this one. I’m sure they will try to find a way to explain how this still isn’t the right way to do it. Of course, when you believe there’s no right way to do it, you’re not going to be happy no matter what. Personally, I’m happy for Vermonters.

Update: This bit of news:

The D.C. Council voted today to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, on the same day that Vermont became the fourth state to legalize same-sex unions.

Wonder how Congress, which could theoretically override the Council, is going to react to that one.

The Median 90s Pop Song: A Participatory Thread

Lots of stuff to do today that has to get done, so I won’t be playing about here today. But for some reason last night I was thinking of what song might best represent the median popular song of the 1990s — that is, the song that would be smack dab in the middle of all the musical and popular trends of the Clinton Era. Not the best song, or the most popular song, but the most representative song. This is the one I came up with:

My question: Can you think of an even more representative, median song? Remember: Not best, or most popular. Representative.

Have fun with it, and see you tomorrow.