Boris makes some suggestions. I totally agree that the problem is a big one, and although there is some activity in the area (Boris points to some of this), it doesn’t seem like that much of what is being done is very innovative. Hopefully Tiger will address some of this stuff, with its reinvigorated search and updated Apple Mail. In theory it should be possible to implement a tagging system in Tiger that will leverage both Mail and the new search services.
Archives for October 2004
on the Canadian scene: Kevin Smith to appear on Degrassi. He’ll be playing a fictionalized version of himself and Silent Bob. There have been conflicting reports about whether Jay will appear with his silent sidekick or not. Scootchie Bootchies, yo!
but I’m a huge baseball fan. October is always magical for true fans of the game; no matter who is still in the running, you are pretty much guaranteed some very good, gripping baseball. This year is special, though. Last night, the Boston Red Sox won the AL Pennant sending them to the World Series. It will be their first visit since 1986, and it’s possible they’ll win for the first time since 1918!
In the Senior Circuit, tonight’s Game 7 between the Houston Astros and the St Louis Cardinals should prove to be a corker as well. The teams have been very easily matched through the 6 games that have been held, and both have great offensive talent and overall well-rounded teams – either would represent the National League very well against the Sox.
Personally, I’m pulling for a Red Sox-Cardinals Series. Two old-time teams, both featuring future Hall-of-Famers, and chemistry to spare.
prediction map based on new assumptions: Current Electoral Vote Predictor 2004. Previous maps used linear regression on the numbers to generate the prediction. This one uses the following assumptions: voters who already have made a choice will stick to it; the undecideds will break 2:1 for the challenger (Kerry); If Nader is on the ballot, he will get 2%, otherwise 0% (was 2.74% nationally in 2000); the minor candidates such as Badnarik, Cobb, etc. will get 1% of the vote (was 1.01% in 2000). Currently, it suggests 311 Electoral Votes for Kerry to 227 for Bush.