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Thursday, December 05, 2002
> More on InformedElectorate

Wow.

I have been overwhelmed with hits today, and am thrilled with the reaction I've received to my InformedElectorate musings. I have received numerous e-mails with offers of assistance and encouragement; I will reply to them, once I am organized enough to really get working on this...probably this weekend. It occurs to me that it would be GREAT to have at least a beta version of InformedElectorate up and running by the time the 108th Congress is seated in January. That's a tall order, but it's intriguing. We'll see how it goes.

So...progress made today? Well, I registered www.InformedElectorate.net. Haven't hosted it anywhere yet, because I don't know what hosting services will be required, but at least the domain is out there now.

> Math is fun.

Thanks to The Scobleizer Weblog for pointing me to this article (these guys wrote a proof for the best way to lace up your shoe laces). I laughed and laughed and laughed, and then forwarded it to my brother and my dad, both of whom have taught math. I post it here today in honor of my new 2-hour a week gig tutoring junior high algebra students at the junior high "adopted" by my firm.  I can see it now...see kids?  it's important to learn how to do these proofs!

> What I've been working on when I haven't been at work.

I had an idea for a newsfeed. Since I've become completely hooked on my aggregator in Radio, I find myself frustrated with any news that I cannot have delivered to me once an hour at my desk. Information about the activities of my Congressional Representative and Senators was at the top of this list, so I went looking for that elusive little "XML" button on their sites, on a variety of congressional information sites, on Google...I couldn't find what I wanted.

Now, in my brain, I have it mapped out. To be an informed citizen, part of an Informed Electorate, I need to know what the elected officials who represent me are doing. And this is how I'd like it to work. Please, if you read it...let me know what you think.


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