250 millions of PR budget.

by Miguel de Icaza

New York Times on their staged "Daily Show": "By my count, "Jeff Gannon" is now at least the sixth "journalist" (four of whom have been unmasked so far this year) to have been a propagandist on the payroll of either the Bush administration or a barely arms-length ally like Talon News while simultaneously appearing in print or broadcast forums that purport to be real news."

"The money that paid for both the Ryan-Garcia news packages and the Armstrong Williams contract was siphoned through the same huge public relations firm, Ketchum Communications, which itself filtered the funds through subcontractors. A new report by Congressional Democrats finds that Ketchum has received $97 million of the administration's total $250 million P.R. kitty, of which the Williams and Ryan-Garcia scams would account for only a fraction. We have yet to learn precisely where the rest of it ended up."

More on the uncovering of Jeff Ganon: here.

Bill Maher video

Nat at Work

Nat at Work.

Some Mono SVN Stats

From diffstat for the last month of Mono activity on the SVN repository (excluding deprecated code):

	mcs:  1847 files changed, 122176 insertions(+), 23168 deletions(-)
	mono:  323 files changed, 14845 insertions(+), 6360 deletions(-)
	total:2170 files changed, 137021 insertions(+), 29528 deletions(-)

Running Windows.Forms on OS X

Geoff describes how to run your Windows.Forms applications on OSX here. The short story: you must use the new `macpack' tool to create an OSX bundle.

He also has a screenshot of Alexsander Olk's new color dialog here running on OSX.

Posted on 20 Feb 2005