Thursday, October 30, 2008

Your boss (and Borat!) want you to vote

Well, at least these bosses do.

I've been really pleased to see some of the voter outreach Google's been doing over the past few months -- from this celebrity-supported voter registration video, to their handy voting map (and other fancy gadgets), to their interviews with candidates during the primary season, to this video
showing people that even big bad corporate CEOs want you to vote:

And that celebrity voter registration video? Well, there's a sequel (uploaded yesterday):

And this one has Harrison Ford and Borat in it! A more powerful duo has never graced the small (small) screen.

Just make sure that you leave enough time when you go to vote -- with long waits even at the early voting locations, there's sure to be quite a rush on November 4th itself. Questions are already being raised over whether the system will even be able to handle the incredible turnout expected on Election Day -- so make sure to plan in advance. The groundbreaking voter registration efforts taking place across the country are showing and ensuring that every vote is going to matter.

You might want to give (and make your boss give) yourself more than that hour, just to be safe.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Return

I've found that writing, like many things, is deeply affected by momentum. It's a whole lot easier to write if you have a routine, if you have been writing somewhat regularly, than if you haven't done so for a long time.

As such, I'm writing this post to try and segue back in to writing here; there have been a number of times over the past two years that I've wanted to, but haven't -- either because I couldn't find the time or the focus to coherently organize my thoughts in a way that seemed interesting or beneficial for others to read, or because I couldn't find a proper way to reboot the blog and return to posting. Often, it was both.

In the end, though, I realized there's just too much to write about; I may sometime come back and write a proper "returning" post; in the meantime, it's time to look to the future, and kick-start the posting momentum again. I'm hoping, for both our sakes, that it will keep going for a while this time.

As always, thanks for reading, and for those of you returning readers, thanks for waiting! I'm looking forward to seeing where this all goes, and I hope you are, too.