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CodeCon 2004 is on for February 20-22 in San Francisco. I'm always the last to know.

The Wingnut Debate Dictionary is pretty funny if you're into that sort of thing.

Fundrace has some interesting stuff about the 2004 candidate's fundraising statistics (it's a little misleading because the campaigns don't report donations less than $200, which is where Clark, Dean, and Kucinich get a lot of their money). The maps are totally cool, though.

The blogger behind Notes on the Atrocities has a cool idea for a collaborative documentrary project using decentralized filming and digital editing. I love collaborative media!

Jay Rosen: A Politics that is Dumber Than Spam. "Well, I did some back of the envelope math: There are 17 states where the winner in 2000 won by 6 points or less. That is a very generous definition of a battleground state. (Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin are the states.) The population of those states in 2000 was about 98.2 million total, or 34 percent of the U.S. Total votes in those states amounted to 38.4 million, or 36 percent of all votes cast. If we take a generous estimate of 14 percent 'undecided', (the highest I could find in any national poll in fall 2000) then at most five percent of Americans actually mattered to the operatives who ran the campaign and 95 percent did not matter. And what do the lucky five percent get? Ads!"

Rachelle Bowden has a cool photoblog and her Street Writing project is really nice. I go back every day for shots of New York City. Here are some of my favorites: Bitter Former Customer (iPod graffiti), Photo Friday: Night, and Brooklyn Textures.

Chasing Bush has the best domain name ever: interwebnet.org

Watch Gen. Clark go balistic on a Faux News interviewer.

If you have Real Player, Flash, and all that jazz, you can watch the new Star Wars: Clone Wars cartoon on the web. Episodes come online one day after they're broadcast. The sad party is, the cartoon is probably better than Episode I or II.