inessential by Brent Simmons


I had thought Adobe killed GoLive’s workgroup Web server—but now it’s shipping as part of GoLive 6.0.

I just read Christopher Hitchens’ Letters to a Young Contrarian. I recommend it to every weblogger who strives to be skeptical and critical of received opinion.

I was once the victim of racial profiling at an airport.

It was a few years ago, an anniversary of the bombing of the Federal building in Oklahoma.

I was at Sea-Tac, a 30-year-old white guy in the Northwest travelling alone. Dressed in black. Short hair. Very little baggage. My tickets had been purchased only a few days before.

I was escorted from the check-in counter to security where my bags were searched. I was told to go to the gate and stay there until boarding.

I have no doubt they were only searching white guys that day.

If they could have searched my brain they’d have known how much I am the opposite of those psychotic teabags who blow up buildings. But I’m glad they can’t search my brain.

Anyway, I’m not complaining, or stating an opinion one way or the other about racial profiling, I’m just noting the irony.