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Archive for May, 2003

Here is an example of something that irks me. In its current state (it may change in the future, who knows?), the page I'm linking to quotes an article by Jon Rentzsch about Micropayments. Unfortunately, the article neither links to the Rentzsch article directly nor does it blockquote or in any other way separate the […]

OneWord: Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous is almost always a category on sites of mine. In fact, on this blog, I have a Miscellaneous category. I have a Miscellaneous folder in my email app and a "Stuff" folder on my hard drive (because there were too many "M" folders). It's a good name for miscellaneous stuff because it is, well, […]

OneWord: Sweater

Sweaters are things that you wear when you're cold, which is of course nothing I've done in the past, oh, two years. Okay I've worn a sweater but only because it's pretty nice, it's green with a brown stripe, and with a pair of brown pants or even jeans it looks pretty good. Flint ate […]

New Site Design

I got bored at around 2am (eeks! It's almost six!) and decided to redo my site. I moved quite a bit around, optimized some pieces, changed my stylesheet and every page, added a new index archive (the categories list, as it wouldn't get rebuilt on older archives, is now its own file and is <?included?> […]

QotD: One CD

Question: If you could only listen to one CD for the rest of your life, which CD would it be? My Answer: I'd have to go with Life's Rich Pageant by R.E.M.. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

My First Car Mod

I've completed my first car mod: I changed the front turn signals on my 2001 Aztek to those found on the 2003s. As you can see in the image below, the old ones were yellow, with a white bulb, and the new ones are clear with a yellow bulb. I got the part numbers from […]

Survivor 6.12

I was in Orlando yesterday and last night, so I'm a bit late in blogging about last night's Survivor. However, it's 4 o'clock now and I have avoided all blogs that might talk about it, so here's my fresh take, watching alone. What will happen this week? Hmmm… I'll find out shortly. The next to […]

QotD: Best Day

Question: If you could describe what would make the best day of your life, how would you? My Answer: I'm not sure. You wouldn't think it would involve eight hours in a car, getting lost, fast food, no dinner, and a little shopping, but it ranks pretty highly, actually. You are encouraged to answer the […]

QotD: Rid the Earth

Question: If you could rid the earth of one thing, what would it be? My Answer: Stupid people. But then there'd be nobody left <grin>. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

OneWord: Lust

Lust is something that you can have, not for a person necessarily, but for anything. The classic case of lust is Adam and Eve, no wait, that was a lustless garden until the snake spoiled it, right? I lust after knowledge. I lust after one-on-one relationships that mean something. I lust after Coke (not really!). […]

Survival of the Fittest

My previous two entries have touched off a little discussion. However, the piece I found most interesting was this one from Michael Hanscom: Intelligent people - those with more than two brain cells to rub together - look around at the world and realize that it has a tendency to be a pretty iffy bargain, […]

Lame Unix Tips

Want some lame Unix tips? Sign up for this list. Today's tip? COMMENTING OUR DIRECTORY Here is one way to comment your directory. $ cd theDirectory $ touch "zzz*** THIS IS THE DIRECTORY COMMENT! ***zzz" Whenever you type ls, you'll see your comment at the bottom. That's why you type "zzz ...". The asterisk is […]

The final four. Last week was wrong; this week I hope to see Josh voted out. I'm a bit behind on watching this, but I've avoided all blogs that post about American Idol so far. I'll link to them at the end, but I didn't want them to taint my view of the show. I'll […]

When I was in college I read The Mythical Man Month. It's one of those books nearly every CS major since the invention of CS has had to read. Basically, this guy messed up a bunch of projects, cost his companies a few gajillion dollars, and learned one amazing lesson: throwing more people at a […]


The topic of "convergence" recently came up on a mailing list I used to read. Convergence in this sense is more than "your computer as the center of everything," but instead "your computer is is everything." The conversation came about a result of Microsoft's continued "push" into this area. The area in which your computer […]