Adam Fields (weblog)

This blog is largely deprecated, but is being preserved here for historical interest. Check out my index page at for more up to date info. My main trade is technology strategy, process/project management, and performance optimization consulting, with a focus on enterprise and open source CMS and related technologies. More information. I write periodic long pieces here, shorter stuff goes on twitter or


Daschle goes, food labeling follows

Filed under: — adam @ 12:48 pm

"As part of the 2002 farm bill, country-of-origin labeling was supposed to have gone into effect this fall. Congress last year postponed it until 2006. Now, House Republicans are trying to wipe it off the books as part of a spending bill they plan to finish this month.

House Majority Whip Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said he expected the Senate to agree to repealing the measure, whose main champion two years ago was Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D."

If Metallica was a Beatles tribute band

Filed under: — adam @ 10:51 am


10 second DeLay

Filed under: — adam @ 10:49 am

"By a voice vote, and with a handful of lawmakers voicing opposition, the House Republican Conference decided that a party committee of several dozen members would review any felony indictment of a party leader and recommend at that time whether the leader should step aside."

Joshua Micah Marshall has a running play by play of his readers pinning down Republicans about how and whether they voted for this. Interesting stuff.

Google launches Scholar search

Filed under: — adam @ 10:32 am

"Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web."

Interesting. There are other journal search engines out there, but I think this is the first time they’ve been incorporated by a general search engine, for free. I hope that the others follow this lead – I’d like to see even more of this kind of information open to the public.

Wachowski Bros doing V for Vendetta movie

Filed under: — adam @ 10:20 am

Big long list of default passwords

Filed under: — adam @ 10:18 am

Internet Archive pages are admissible evidence

Filed under: — adam @ 10:16 am

This makes sense to me, assuming that they’re only used to determine what was on a web page at a particular time (which it seems like they are).

Be careful biking in the streets

Filed under: — adam @ 10:06 am

Bike messenger killed near Times Square yesterday.,0,2478983.story

UC Berkeley paper on Florida election results

Filed under: — adam @ 9:52 am

"Electronic voting raised President Bush’s advantage from the tiny edge he held in 2000 to a clearer margin of victory in 2004. The impact of e-voting was not uniform, however. Its impact was proportional to the Democratic support in the county, i.e., it was especially large in Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade."

With actual data.

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