Shoestring Theory

Currently documenting the house that is eating our lives, we will return to regularly scheduled programming in a couple of more months

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New ways to freak out customers

September 13th, 2008 No Comments

I’ve been having an ongoing political discussion with a friend via email for most of the week. Quite often, I’m working at the same time I’m writing replies to him. There are certain messages for my customers that I keep saved in text files for handy reference. Things like our detailed return instructions, some standard […]

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Bidding on candidates: eBay employees presidential contributions

February 15th, 2008 1 Comment

The Huffington Post’s FundRace 2008 tool taps into the public records of campaign finance to let anyone find out who contributes to presidential candidates. You can search by name, location, occupation or employer. A company as large as eBay is bound to have employees with a variety of political opinions, so I wouldn’t take the […]

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Updated – CNN: You Vote, We color coordinate

February 6th, 2008 3 Comments

Screen capture of Feb. 5, 2008 video stream from So I’m in full political junkie mode, watching the live stream from CNN while surfing the web looking for more SupTu (that’s how the cool kids say it) info. The colors on CNN’s Republican Super Tuesday map floored me: McCain: Republican Red, the color of […]

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Rockin’ Barack at the Jayhawk Kansas Caucus

February 5th, 2008 2 Comments

I still don’t know who I support the most, but no doubt Kansas Dems love Barack. Lord, that’s an obnoxious headline. Someone stop me. The alternate headline for this was, “Slinging mud in Kansas politics.” Weather forecast: wet, white and disgusting. Quite a few people had problems getting out of the fairgrounds after the caucus. […]

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