Morning the second revision.

OK, later today I'm going to make a video collage; I've got a little spare time today and I've been recording lots of stuff off CNN that I think people should see… This morning I recorded shots of Iraqi POWs sitting blindfolded in little barbed wire cage with no blankets or even a jacket as storms raged around them… In the foreground was a US soldier proudly talking about how well treated the Iraqis are and how they should be lucky to surrender and get this great treatment… I guess he didn't realize what was in the background of the shot.

It was pretty weird… Remember, the American POWs in Iraq have said in interviews with al-Jazeera that they're being treated well, and if you don't want to believe that (coersion is of course possible), the POWs from the Afghanistan war (and the Taliban is definitely more brutal than Saddam) all said they were treated exceptionally well, and in many cases said that they had better food and sleeping quarters than their captors, who basically treated them as guests.

Well, like I said, I'll let the footage speak for itself and people can draw their own conclusions from it…

On more pleasant news, I expect that the IM-bot (that is, the taskbar-based IM checker system that sits in your Windows tray and notifies you whenever you have new messages) should be out for public beta today. I will also be looking for a Mac programmer to replicate it for the Mac (this is a paid contract job) so if you're a qualified Mac programmer, I hope I'll hear from you after you've had a chance to try out the Windows version.

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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