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The online journal of Vermont filmmaker, Bill Simmon.

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Still here!

I wrote a lengthy post yesterday about California’s proposition 8 and the definition of the word “right” as it pertains to constituations and case law and WordPress ate it and spit half of it back up. I got frustrated and couldn’t rewrite the thing. I’ll get to it soon. Been busy lately but have lots [...]

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Procrastination: engage!

Yay! Gravity Lens is back!

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old media and social media

I want to to take a minute and point out a couple of cases of traditional media embracing social media in Vermont. First of all, VCAM has entered the social media realm more forcefully lately. Spear-headed by my co-worker Seth, VCAM now has a growing Facebook presence (and group) and a twitter account to go [...]

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Apple sad face

The display on my MacBook Pro died yesterday. I dropped it off at Small Dog today and I’m typing this on a loaner machine from work. The guy at Small Dog looked at my machine’s stats (17″ MBP, hi-res display, 7200 RPM 160 GB HD, 2.4 ghz Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM) and even [...]

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Zub zub!

As MSNBC cut between New York and Chicago and Kenya and Atlanta last night following the 11:00 p.m. official call for Obama, was I the only one thinking of the montage of victory celebrations at the end of Return of the Jedi? At the risk of stretching analogies between the Bush administration and the Galactic [...]

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ZOMG

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Hey, you…

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Election day stuff

Tuesday is coming! Once you’ve done your civic duty and voted, you’ll no doubt be glued to various media outlets and awaiting some results. Those of you in Vermont may wish to keep a Firefox tab open to channel17.org, where all kinds of Vermont-centric election coverage will be going on. Along with the cable access [...]

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