Wed 16 Nov 2005 08:04:00 PM PST
Saving the Net
Doc, thank you for Saving the Net.
But our side has a problem.
We blog among ourselves, but we don't send letters to Congress.
If bloggers won't fire up the word processor, it's time to bring the letter-writing machinery to the blog software.
I did a proof of concept (polite phrase for "crap-ass hack that happens to work for me...today") of a Blosxom "flavour" that turns any entry into a letter to my Rep. in Congress: congress.tar.gz
(Yes, I've been using it for a while.)
Use your member of Congress' local address, not the jammed-up-still-searching-everything-for-anthrax DC address.
(Oh, and pre-address and pre-stamp a bunch of envelopes, so you just have to blog, hit "letter", print, sign, fold, and seal.)
I got a nice letter back from Rep. Stark about the DMCRA, too. This does work. Repeat: This does work.