Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 20 posts previously published on July 7th

  • 2017
    • Made it out to the Merc!
  • 2016
    • Taken this morning. We let the dropped seeds under the bird feeder do what they want during the spring, and we’ve got a nice little sunflower patch going right now. The birds seem to like the extra perching spots as well.
    • “This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.” — Arthur Dent, in Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (189/366)
    • Chucks of the day (37/?): white high tops with blue lining and sidewall. #chucks #converse
  • 2014
    • Another day of chatting about Law and Justice with incoming students’ parents. #cwu #cwupride
  • 2010
    • DJ Wüdi Mashup: Give It A Crablouse Sources: The Lords of Acid's The Crablouse (In Its Native Environment (Album) and Whatever You Do, Remain Calm (Instrumental)) mixes, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Give It Away.
  • 2008
    • Links for July 4th through July 7th Sometime between July 4th and July 7th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • Brendan Fraser lays out the 12 steps to an action movie's success • How English Is Evolving Into a Language We May Not Even Understand • Michael Bay's Rejected 'The Dark Knight' Script • No Matter How It Is Sliced, It Is Still Bologna • A bike for the final frontier
    • 12,000 Free Hugs Buried in the midst of my Pride photos: my 12,000th photo uploaded to Flickr. Yeesh! Another 8,000-some shots and I'll have as many pictures on Flickr as I have tracks in iTunes. Photowhore _and_ musicwhore, that's me!
  • 2006
    • Meez A cute little avatar, plus brief bits on my job, fourth of July fireworks, and an upcoming vacation.
  • 2005
    • July First Thursday A few shots from tonight's 'Electric' Seattle Photobloggers exhibition at Art Rage Studios, as part of this month's First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square.
    • London Terror Attack Witnesses saw the top ripped off a double-decker bus near Russell Square close to King's Cross train terminal, and three more apparently coordinated explosions caused carnage on packed subway trains as Londoners made their way to work.
  • 2004
    • Adsense down? Google's Adsense appears to be down at the moment, which is causing loading problems for my weblog. Apologies to all if it's hitting you, but there's not a thing I can do about it except wait for them to get things together.
    • Step right up! Get yer tickets here! The automated systems that create the Google News pages occasionally make some rather odd decisions when combining headlines with summaries…
  • 2003
    • First post! Yeah, it's cheesy.
    • Greetings, Earthlings Just something cool: a weblog from space, written by NASA Science Officer Ed Lu from on board the International Space Station.
    • TypePad beta testing! I got a surprisingly cool e-mail when I got home today -- I'm a TypePad beta tester!
    • Marc, Laura, and a 12-egg omelette Oh, and one last thing — just in case you were curious, this is what happens to Alaskans who spend an entire day in the summer sun of the Gorge without bothering to use sunscreen. I don't recommend it. ;)
  • 2002
    • NASA better get cracking Anybody think we'll be in a position to start colonizing planets other than Earth within the next 50 years?
    • Rocky Horror what??? Here's a fairly disturbing idea -- celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Rocky Horror Picture Show by remaking it as a made-for-TV movie, keeping the original music and lyrics, but updating it to a more modern setting.
  • 2001
    • Site design: why CSS? I'm redesigning the site to comply with current Cascading Style Sheet standards. While I'd been using CSS for a while now to standardize and simplify the formatting across the site, this is my first foray into using CSS for the actual site layout.

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 24 posts previously published on July 6th

  • 2018
    • I saw a link or two to this yesterday and scrolled past, which I’m now regretting. Take a few moments to read this brilliant short piece about (now-former) EPA head Scott Pruitt: Keep Scott Pruitt moist. It’s wonderful.
    • Book twenty-five of 2018: Bored of the Rings, by Henry N. Beard and Douglas C. Kenney of the Harvard Lampoon. ⭐️⭐️
  • 2016
    • Been a long day. Glad the week is almost over already. (188/366)
    • Chucks of the day (36/?): dark grey mid-tops with black laces. #chucks #converse
  • 2015
    • I’m okay with schmoozing with incoming students’ parents, it’s just the standing around in hundred degree heat I’m less than enthused with.
  • 2014
    • Me and my folks outside the Yellow Church Cafe…where they happened to run into someone from our old church in Alaska. As they do.
  • 2011
    • Mechanical Life and Intelligent Design '...this is proof that Autobots were not assembled on Cybertron by hurricanes or any other means envisioned by Darwin, and were Intelligently Designed. That makes the Transformers series a compelling parable for ID, and I expect several of this year's Republican presidential candidates to recommend the movies on that basis alone.'
  • 2010
    • Adventures in Holiday Weekend Driving Because it was the front of the pipe that had come loose, the rear of the pipe was still tied to the bed, so the pipe was being pushed forward against the asphalt, throwing up sparks, and it was immediately obvious that it could go swinging to the side at any moment, very likely snapping free of the remaining ties and flying loose into traffic.
  • 2007
    • Transformers Mini-review number one: It was glorious, incredible, over-the-top, in-your-face, enjoyably _**bad**_. Mini-review number two: Moments of 'holy shit, that was cool,' buried in a whole mess of, 'what the fuck?'
  • 2005
    • She struggled to what? Kottke seems to be resurrecting an old meme. I got curious how many other people had participated in the meme, and did a Google Search for one sentence in the post. Google suggested a change...it's amazing how different the results are when you change one little letter.
    • Technical Difficulties It's entirely possible that some of you may have tried to leave a comment here in the past few days and gotten an error message instead. Turns out that there's currently a nasty little conflict between Movable Type and CPanel (a webserver administration package) that's hitting me.
    • Podcast 04: Mission Accomplished I'm posting a series of mix sessions I did a few years back. This is Mission Accomplished (27m 41s, 31.69Mb). Download, drop into your .mp3 player, and -- hopefully -- enjoy!
  • 2004
    • Sample-liscious! Feel like having some sampling fun with George W. Bush? Head on over to the George W. Bush Public Domain Audio Archive.
    • A porn that needs to be made We currently offer a set of original short erotic movies to customers. These movies cover a wide range of interests and tastes. Whether you'd like to see our suggestive historical recreation of Sir Isaac Newton discovering gravity when his lover, Apple, shows him what goes up must go down, down...
    • Exploring Georgetown Georgetown's an interesting little area of Seattle, though apparently relatively unknown to a good part of the city, as I've gotten more puzzled looks than anything else when I mention that I work in the area. But start wandering the streets, and you'll find a lot of life hidden in the nooks and crannies of this seemingly barren area.
  • 2003
    • They Might Be Monitors Looks like TMBM is going to be keeping an eye out on all the various Blogathon participants, compiling a live-as-we-go 'best of' list. Should be interesting to see what pops up as things progress!
    • NASA: G5 kicks butt :) There's been a fair amount of brouhaha recently in the Mac/PC circles over the benchmarks for Apple's new G5 computers — Apple's benchmarks show the G5 trouncing equivalent PC chips, and the results have been called into question. Apple just got a nice vote of support, though, as NASA has released independent benchmarks that seem to support Apple's claims.
    • Presidential Candidate Selector There's an interesting online quiz that, for once, is actually a bit more serious than the standard 'What [fill in the blank] are you?' quizes that float around fairly often. This one is the Presidential Candidate Selector, which uses a series of questions about how you feel on various issues to determine which candidate's views are most in line with your own.
    • About Howard Dean There's an excellent overview of Howard Dean in today's Washington Post. It's been getting linked to on quite a few sites, with quite a few different pull quotes used, but here's part that made me laugh:
  • 2002
    • Check out my (messy) apartment! QtVR files allow you to click and drag around a photograph as if you were standing at the point where the photo was taken -- they can be pretty cool to play with. So, on that note, check the rest of this post for a QtVR file I just made of my apartment!
    • Mulholland Drive After watching Mulholland Drive, I give up on David Lynch. Now I need four hours of my life back from him, instead of just two.
    • Scooby-Doo It was a mildly entertaining way to waste a couple hours when I had nothing to do, but I can't really say much more than that about it.
    • I’m alive! I do exist! Really, I do...
  • 2001
    • Back again! Things for me are still in something of a holding pattern at the moment. I've been playing a lot with my digital camera since I got it. I took some time recently to stitch together some panoramas I'd taken.

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 13 posts previously published on July 5th

  • 2016
    • Three shelves of Star Trek books, and that doesn’t include another full shelf of Trek books I haven’t read yet (let alone those that I haven’t bought yet). Mostly #TOS, though with at least a few from #TNG, #DS9, #VOY, and some “extended universe” entries, to borrow a term from the Star Wars side of […]
    • Chucks of the day (35/?): magenta low tops. #chucks #converse
  • 2014
    • Mom and Dad enjoying our front porch.
  • 2010
    • Vancouver, WA Fireworks It turns out that Vancouver is one of those weird places where fireworks are actually legal to set off within the city limits on July Fourth, and nearly every house in Prairie's mom's neighborhood was getting in on the action. Since this was something I'd never experienced, Prairie and I took a short walk around the neighborhood to see some of the local explosive entertainment.
  • 2007
  • 2004
    • Memo to me Trying to read 700+ weblog posts from the last few days, import CDs, and delete upwards of 100 spam comments one by one all at the same time results in getting less done, not more.
    • Disney sued over ‘Wimoweh’ Now comes word that Disney is being sued by the heirs of the author of 'Wimoweh' over its use in The Lion King.
    • Seattle Metroblogging What do you know — there's a familiar name in the contributing authors list. Mine, in fact.
    • 4th of July at Gas Works Park, Seattle All in all, a very good day. Hopefully all of you had an equally enjoyable Fourth (for those of you that celebrate it — otherwise, I hope you at least had a good day). And for those of you who get today off of work — I'm jealous!
  • 2003
    • Speaking in parentheses I don't think I used enough parenthetical remarks (like these [which I tend to use a lot when writing {or even speaking (see?)}]) in that last post, so this one should fill my quota for the week.
    • Linky love Never being one to let a good deed go unpunished, I wanted to promote sending a little traffic Iki's way, too. So, here you go Iki — with my readership, you might get, oh, three or four more hits from this! ;)
    • Harry Potter Uno There are two new cards, the Howler which is wild and will let you see all of another player's hand (Ok, technically they're supposed to shout out their entire hand, but with the sizes of the hands we were accumulating last night, not really practical) and the Invisibility Cloak card, also wild, which lets you cancel the action of any card played on you like Draw 3s, Draw 4 Wilds, Reverses, Skips, what have you.
    • 4th of July, Gas Works Park, Seattle Yesterday was an absolutely gorgeous day, so after enjoying being able to sleep in on a day off of work, I caught a bus over to Gas Works Park to go play in the sun and watch the fireworks. Lots of pictures in my photo gallery!

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 27 posts previously published on July 4th

  • 2019
    • In memory of Mad magazine and Alfred E. Neuman, 1952-2019. What, me worry? The one issue I keep is part of my Star Trek collection; the bust I inherited from my dad, and dates from around 1960.
  • 2018
    • Book twenty-four of 2018: Independence Day, by Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, and Stephen Molstad. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
    • Whether you recognize today as a celebration of where the country is now (…really, though?), optimism for where it could be (my choice), simply a day off, or if you don’t have the privilege of taking a day off and are working, I hope today is enjoyable and safe for you. 🎆🇺🇸🎇
  • 2017
    • Fourth of July fireworks in Renton!
    • Thirteen and a half hours down! Just another hour and a half to go to fireworks! (And then an unknown number navigating our way out of here and back home….)
    • Monopoly deal is much more fun (faster and more cutthroat) than the board game. Recommended by us!
    • Listening to the city band playing John Philip Sousa. Seems very appropriate.
    • Great view of…a house fire? Did someone get that stupid this early? Something ungood over the hill.
    • Doing something we haven’t tried in around a decade: a full day at a park for the 4th. Got here early enough to find good parking, have claimed a prime fireworks viewing spot, and have food, books, card games, and people watching to last us through the day. Should be a good one! Have a […]
  • 2016
    • Time for a July 4th tradition carried over from Prairie’s childhood: The Music Man! (186/366)
    • Chucks of the day (34/?): Black high tops with multicolored stylized Statue of Liberty design and black laces. Happy 4th, all! #chucks #converse #4thofjuly #fourthofjuly #independenceday #statueofliberty
  • 2015
    • Grilling steak and sausages for a July 4th dinner with a friend on another gorgeous (if hot) summer evening.
  • 2014
    • Kicked back in bed, listening to people all over town work on blowing themselves up.
    • Red, white, and blue dessert; the mint, raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries are all fresh picked from Prairie’s garden.
    • Mom looking at one of my über-geeky Star Trek books. While wearing patriotic socks. :)
  • 2013
    • Fight for the Fourth The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated…
  • 2010
    • Links for June 28th through July 4th Sometime between June 28th and July 4th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • Troopers issue nearly 700 citations for using cell, texting while driving • Architecture's Modern Marvels • Why Some Countries Drive on the Right and Some Countries Drive on the Left • Scientists Invent First Male Contraceptive Pill • Surely It’s 30 (Don’t Call Me Shirley!)
  • 2009
    • Jason Webley Elevanniversary ast night, Prairie and I went out to see Jason Webley's Elevanniversary show, our first Webley show in a few years. We'd been skipping them lately, but with this being his eleventh anniversary show we decided this was one we wanted to see. In the end, while it wasn't our all-time favorite Webley show, it was still good, (mostly) a lot of fun, and we're glad we went.
    • Links for July 1st through July 4th Sometime between July 1st and July 4th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • Giant Squid Caught in West Seattle • Keep Khan Out of Star Trek 12 • Water Seeping Through Howard Hanson Dam Is Picking Up Speed • The Blue and the Green • The Puppet Show
  • 2008
    • Links for July 1st through July 4th Sometime between July 1st and July 4th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • VW's ~230 MPG car • iTunes K-12 launches with resources for students, parents • The importance of focus and quick tips on how to get it right • Ignore reply tweets and SEO URLs with Twitter Tools WordPress Plug-in • Seattle Gothic Pageant Presents - More Goth Pride Photos
  • 2007
  • 2005
    • You dirty pedophile… I was having a good day wandering around Myrtle Edwards Park for the Fourth of Jul-Ivar's festivities until someone sicced the security goons on me. Apparently a parent had decided that since I was taking pictures of kids playing in the surf at one of the small beach areas, I was some creepy scumbag who had to be brought to heel.
  • 2003
    • I'm not listening! I think that the St. Claire, Inc. Industrial Sign Builder has just become one of my favorite online toys.
    • Homeland Security Chokers Now you, too, can alert everyone in your vicinity to your own personal level of security (or insecurity), with the Homeland Security Choker Set!
    • Government Information Awareness Researchers at the MIT Media Lab unveiled the Government Information Awareness , or GIA, website Friday. Using applications developed at the Media Lab, GIA collects and collates information about government programs, plans and politicians from the general public and numerous online sources. Currently the database contains information on more than 3,000 public figures.
    • America starts to wake up The signs of discomfort seem to be growing beyond the military bases. According to a Gallup poll published on Tuesday, the percentage of the public who think the war is going badly has risen to 42 percent, from 13 percent in May. Likewise, the number of respondents who think the war is going well has dropped, from 86 percent in May to 70 percent a month ago to 56 percent.

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 18 posts previously published on July 3rd

  • 2018
    • Who is reading your Gmail? Gmail users, be aware: “Gmail has 1.4 billion email users. Every one of those users has agreed to terms of service that give third parties permission to read their email. And, of course that’s just what they do.” Admittedly, this summary is slightly alarmist (but only slightly), as you do need to have given permission […]
  • 2016
    • Chucks of the day (33/?): dark brown low tops with tan sidewall stripes, black sidewall and toe, and matching dark brown laces. #chucks #converse
    • Posting from our car’s WiFi hotspot…because this car has a freaking WiFi hotspot! o.O (Don’t worry, Prairie’s driving.) (185/366)
  • 2014
    • From 1999, just before I cut my hair short. I like to call this one my “Metallica wannabe” shot. #throwbackthursday
  • 2013
    • Personal Privileges A list that rumbled its way through my head today at lunch: I am a 40 year old middle-class employed cisgendered straight white male married homeowner in good physical and mental health. That's a whole lot of privilege all piled up. And I'm sure that doesn't cover all of it.
  • 2012
    • Things I Will Not Do I'm sure this list will grow over time. These just popped into my head this morning based on things I've seen posted recently.
  • 2008
    • Scalzi on Obama I'll freely admit that I'm not terribly happy about Obama's announcement that he's planning on continuing and expanding Bush's 'Faith Based' programs. However, I think that John Scalzi has a very interesting take on what this might mean for the Presidential race.
    • More on Pixar (Or, Why I Suck at Soundbites) A couple weeks ago, I got an e-mail from Jaime Weinman, who writes for Macleans, asking for a quote for an article she was working on about Pixar's future. I agreed, and in my usual style, sent her a small book. Proving yet again that I just _cannot_ write for soundbites, my quote was boiled down to one simple line.
    • All About Electricity So last night, about 5:30pm, as I'm working in Aperture, the power dies. Odd. Just us? Nope, the hallway lights were out too, so it was at least our whole building.
  • 2004
    • Independence Day Have a happy and safe 4th of July, everyone.
    • Fahrenheit 9/11 At this point, writing up much of a review is more or less pointless. If you're of a mind to see this film, you're quite likely to already, and if you're not planning on seeing it — well, you should.
  • 2003
    • Happy 4th of July Happy 4th of July, everyone. This post was going to be a lot longer, and a lot more bitter, but then I erased it all. Just go out, have fun, celebrate the fact that we're all still around, and spare a moment for those who aren't.
    • BlogShares (what's the point?) I just got an e-mail telling me that I'd been given 50 shares of The Book of FSCK as Jonas empties his portfolio. This gives me a cash balance of $1,106.43, and my total portfolio totals $152,415.64 with shares in four blogs (two of which are mine). The funny thing is, I really haven't got the faintest clue what all that means.
    • Bush – the dominator President Bush, like many dominant personality types, uses dependency-creating language. He employs language of contempt and intimidation to shame others into submission and desperate admiration. While we tend to think of the dominator as using physical force, in fact most dominators use verbal abuse to control others.
    • Where's Boba Fett when you need him? Well, there are now $25 million bounties out for both Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. I'm sure that'll help.
    • Blogathon 2003 After being prompted by D, I've signed up for Blogathon 2003. 24 hours of weblogging, raising money for charity (in my case, Amnesty International)! Of course, I won't raise any money if I'm not sponsored…so won't you be so kind as to sponsor me?
    • A dozen URL's Can you name more than a dozen URLs by heart?
    • The Rocky and Bullwinkle Horror Picture Show I'm torn between being impressed and frightened, but I have to admit, it's quite a piece of work: the script for The Rocky and Bullwinkle Horror Picture Show!

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 29 posts previously published on July 2nd

  • 2018
    • Book twenty-three of 2018: Outland, by Alan Dean Foster. 🌟🌟
    • Oh, sure. Mexico’s election rides “a wave of populist anger” resulting in “a landslide victory” that is “a clear rejection of the status quo in the nation” and a “sweeping mandate to reshape the country” — and moves to the political left. Okay, US voters: our turn in November!
  • 2017
    • Patches (as we have dubbed this very friendly neighborhood cat) decided that Prairie’s lap was the place to be, caring not one whit that poor Prairie is allergic and would immediately have to go change clothes. “It was worth it,” says Prairie. #cat #kitty #catsofinstagram
    • We got matching his-and-hers skeleton keys today. 😄💀🔑
  • 2016
    • Well, hopefully this will make finding her easier…. #findingdory
    • New car! And actually new, too — a 2016 Chevy Sonic with all of 16 miles on the odometer! Plus very nice service from Miguel and everyone else here. It’s an exciting day! (184/366)
    • Chucks of the day (32/?): black low tops with multicolored (red, green, orange, purple, blue) striping, purple inner lining, and suede(-ish) heel stripe and tongue logo. #chucks #converse
  • 2014
    • Lawn mowing isn’t my favorite chore, but some days it’s gotta be done.
  • 2011
    • Life in Ellensburg: All Graduated and Employed! I know it's been a long time since I've done much in the way of 'real' blogging. Believe me, I _know_ -- it's been bugging me. However, the reason for the delay has been for two very interconnected reasons: I don't like blogging about things that are happening until they've actually happened, and I've been a lot busier here than I expected to be. It's all for good reasons, though -- Ellensburg has been treating me very well, as it turns out.
    • Markdown is the new Word 5.1 Almost all of my writing for many, many years now has been in a text editor using Markdown-formatted text. I'm using Markdown formatting for this blog post (which WordPress then automatically translates into HTML), I've written many, many discussion board posts for school in Markdown format before pasting them into BlackBoard, and I use Markdown formatting whenever I'm writing email messages.
    • A Real First-Class News Experience Now, I'm not a die-hard 'information wants to be free' crusader, and I really don't have a problem with paying a reasonable fee for media that I'm interested in. However, I do want to be able to _use_ the information that I pay for, and a specialized system is _not_ something I'm willing to pay for. Give me text on a webpage, RSS feeds for my newsreader...information I can _use_, not something that locks it away.
    • My First and Only Online Handle I'm actually kind of lucky in this respect. I've only ever used one online handle, and while I've deprecated it a bit these days in favor of my real name, I still actively use it as a login name and occasional identifier. Most anyone who's interacted with me online for any appreciable amount of time will recognize my online alias of djwudi.
  • 2007
    • Me and Prairie ...as seen on the Simpsons. If we were ever on the Simpsons, that is. Courtesy of the character generator in The Simpsons Movie website.
  • 2005
    • Tsunami Early Warning System After the massive destruction of the south Asia tsunami, the Red Cross has decided to distribute FREE Tsunami Early Warning System/ Earthquake Detectors. Earthquakes can be dangerous. Especially at beaches where Tsunamis can occur. Know the signs to watch for of a nearby earthquake!
  • 2004
    • Eau de Power Mac Taste and scent specialists International Flavors and Fragrances have partnered with fashion and art magazine Visionaire to produce a special fragrance capturing the scent of computers — specifically, 'the headspace in the Apple computer store in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood.'
    • 9/11 ≠ Iraq Designs on the White House has been running a t-shirt design contest, and they've just announced the winners. Some good shirts in there, I'm hard pressed to find a favorite.
    • Hagar the Horrible …Hagar used his position on the reproductive health committee to oppose the otherwise overwhelmingly approved vote to recommend over-the-counter sale of the morning-after contraceptive Plan B. The vote to approve the sale of Plan B was then overruled by the Bush administration.
  • 2003
    • Woof Just what every goth dog lover needs — a doggie bones costume!
    • Still looking I could have sworn that I linked to this before (it's been on the 'net for months), but I can't find it now, and it's bouncing around the 'net again.
    • LiveJournal RSS feeds Just a note to myself: RSS feeds are available for any LiveJournal simply by adding "/rss" to the end of the URL.
    • Yummy! I just looked at the label on the soda machine here and could have sworn that rather than Cherry Coke, it read Chewey Coke.
    • Juxtapositioning Interesting, if depressing, combinations of headlines on MSNBC's main page right now: Bring them on! / Two more soldiers die.
    • Bring 'em on! Can we get away with starting a 'Ball Gags for Bush' fundraiser drive?
    • The hat?!? No one wants to put words in J. K. Rowling's mouth, but it's safe to assume that when she hails her readers' creativity, she has in mind something other than tales wherein Professor Snape is fellated by the Sorting Hat.
    • Old School Went out to the Vogue last night for an old-school techno night.
    • Angels or Devils ...if you're frightened of dying, and you're holding on, you'll see devils tearing your life away. But, if you've made your peace, then the devils are really angels, freeing you from the earth. It's just a matter of how you look at it, that's all.
    • 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, BC Vancouver, BC has just been awarded the 2010 Olympics. Pretty nifty — they're just a couple hours north of Seattle, so I might actually be able to wander up that way and see some of the fun in seven years or so.
    • Great Wall of China disappearing This was a little distressing to read about: the Great Wall of China, one of the few (the only?) man-made structures visible from space, is falling apart.
    • People Powered Democracy Most of all, these people seemed to be supporting Dean because other people they know and trust are supporting Dean. The Internet campaign magnifies the voices of friends and relatives above the voices of the famous or the powerful.

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 22 posts previously published on July 1st

  • 2018
    • Facebook people got a preview, but here’s the unveiling for everyone else: My new #tattoo has escaped from its plastic wrap cocoon! #Vulcan calligraphy for Kol-Ut-Shan, the philosophy of #IDIC, Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations. Particularly appropriate in these times, I believe. (And #StarTrek has always been political, progressive, and social justice minded. Ahem.) #llap […]
  • 2017
    • Ronald pounds desperately against the glass, trying to escape before the building collapses around him…. #mcdonalds #ronaldmcdonald #urbandecay #construction
  • 2016
    • Book twenty-nine of 2016: Redshirts, by John Scalzi. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (183/366)
    • Chucks of the day (31/?): black low tops with purple lining and upper sidewall stripe, and purple, black, and grey double tongue (a style I find odd, and just wear normally instead of flipping the outer tongue down to show the color). #chucks #converse
    • Mmmm…treats for breakfast, thanks to a friend recently in Portland. Sugary goodness!
  • 2014
    • Hanging out in Prairie’s office until she’s ready to head home for the day.
  • 2009
    • Book Review: Gothic Charm School Simply put, this should be highly recommended, if not required reading not just for goths, but also for anyone curious about the goth community, whether because they are personally interested or because they have an acquaintance, friend, or loved one (spouse, significant other, boy- or girlfriend, relative, child, or secret crush) who counts themselves among the spooky set.
    • Links for June 30th through July 1st Sometime between June 30th and July 1st, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • The Slow Reversal of Periods and Quotation marks • The Boys Club • 16 Bitchin' Commands and Shortcuts for Twitter • Fallen Princesses • Supervolcano May Be Brewing Beneath Mount St Helens
  • 2008
    • Goth Pride Mine aren't ready yet, but here's a nice group shot of the group in the truck.
    • Links for June 30th through July 1st Sometime between June 30th and July 1st, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • Obama to expand Bush's faith based programs • Seattle Gothic Pageant Presents - GOTH PRIDE 08! • Photos of last night's heat lightning storm over Seattle • World’s fastest man: Tyson Homosexual • Eye on the Universe  (July-August 2008)
    • Stick a Fork In Me, I’m Done How many cannibals could your body feed?
  • 2007
    • Rataphooey Given that Ratatouille has just hit theaters, I feel compelled to revisit a question I asked just over a year ago: Is Pixar a 'boys only' club?
  • 2005
    • Fanfic Well, chalk me up as a pop-culture nerd living in dork central, as my one -- and so far, my only -- foray into fanfic so far has been a short piece called 'Glitch'...and yes, it's Matrix-derived.
    • Which fireworks display? Two out of the past three years, I've gone down to Gas Works Park for the annual WaMu Family Fourth fireworks display. However, seeing as how Seattle is blessed with two major fireworks shows, I'm considering switching over to the Fourth of Jul-Ivar's event at Myrtle Edwards Park.
  • 2004
    • Bush ad equates Kerry, Gore and Moore with Hitler To be entirely honest, I'm torn between being disgusted by this latest video from the Bush campaign, and outright laughing at how spectacularly it could — and should — backfire on them.
    • Unintended consequences A national magazine is looking for people whose weblogs have led to unexpected problems. I got interviewed because of my experiences with Microsoft, and now they're looking for more personal, relationship-oriented stories. Can anyone out there help toss some pointers their way?
    • Spider Man 2 Overall, Spider Man 2 is a lot of fun. Walking home and turning it over in my head, I kept coming back to the same basic thoughts I had about Spider Man. I'm not quite as wild about Spider Man 2 as I was about the first — but there are some definite similarities.
  • 2003
    • Up yours! When the universe gives you the finger, you know it's all pointless.
    • Declaration of Independence from OS 9 We hold these truths to be self-evident, that Classic and OSX are not created equal, that they are drastically different in so many ways, that among these are file sharing, system crashes, software compatibility, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, we should banish Classic from our computers.
    • Guilty pleasures It's a silly, stupid, overplayed song — but I've gotta admit, I still enjoy it, and I'd love to hear The Rednex 'Cotton-Eye Joe' performed live, with a real band (banjo, fiddle, harmonica, and all).
    • 26 Things The subject list for the 26 Things photographic scavenger hunt has been posted. One month to find photos for everything listed…
    • Um…dad? I was alive in 2000, okay? The Doonesbury strips for yesterday and today really should not be missed. ;)

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 16 posts previously published on June 30th

  • 2016
    • Time to go home! (182/366)
    • Chucks of the day (30/?): black low tops with red lining, stitching, and sidewall stripe. #chucks #converse
  • 2014
    • Hanging out on the President’s lawn and chatting with parents of incoming freshman about the Law and Justice program.
  • 2010
    • The Blue Box When Kevin and I were younger, and too small to work dad's record player, we had our own: the classic Fisher-Price phonograph. To go with this, Dad gave us a small blue box (well, blue, white, and green, but I've always thought of it as blue) with a bunch of old 45s that he and his brother Doug had collected when they were younger.
    • 30 Years of Airplane Possibly one of the funniest films ever made, Airplane!, just turned 30. While I'd read that Airplane! was based on Zero Hour!, I'd never realized just how closely the Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker team had hewed to the original.
  • 2009
    • Links for June 26th through June 30th Sometime between June 26th and June 30th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • LANL Scientist Makes Radio Waves Travel Faster Than Light • Picasa Web Albums - Pride 09 • Fake Photojournalism Wins • Giving Up My iPod for a Walkman • "A Barkeeper Entering the Kingdom of Heaven": Did Mark Twain Really Hate Jane Austen?
    • MiniBreak: Olympic National Park A couple of weekends ago, Prairie and I took our first minibreak in a _long_ time, heading out with her dad to the Olympic National Park. We camped out at the Sol Duc Campground, soaked in the Sol Duc Hot Springs, hiked around the campground area, and drove out to the coast to hike along Rialto Beach.
  • 2008
    • Links for June 27th through June 30th Sometime between June 27th and June 30th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • Top 10 Strangest Anti-Terrorism Patents • The best God joke ever - and it's mine! • Metafilter looks at 'Christiane F', or 'Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo' • Presbyterian assembly votes to drop gay clergy ban • The Presurfer: Oops!
    • Pride 2008 Pride yesterday was a lot of fun. Every other year I've gone, I've shot from the sidelines, doing my best to get an overview of the entire parade and all the different groups. This year, I decided to try something different.
  • 2007
    • I’m not doing this story. I wish more newscasters would do something like this. Kudos for Mika Brzezinski, and it's a pity she has to work with shmoes like the two guys who just won't let this drop and keep pushing it in her face.
  • 2004
    • Daring Fireball on Dashboard and Konfabulator I haven't poked my head into the Dashboard versus Konfabulator brouhaha for two reasons: firstly, I'm not a user of Konfabulator; and secondly, the whole thing seemed patently ridiculous to me. However, John Gruber has done a masterful job of explaining why this is really a non-issue.
    • Tech Support Porn The job market just keeps getting wierder. Consider this Portland Craigslist job posting, for instance…
  • 2003
    • Dollars don't equal votes Don't ever be discouraged by dollars. Dollars don't equal votes.
    • Geeks and gay queens Geeks are irritating [people], doesn't make them bad. They are kinda like gay queens, complete with self-love and temper tantrums, except with a fetish for finickiness rather than young boys.
    • 1602 Sir Nicholas Fury is head of the Queen's Intelligence, Dr Stephen Strange is her court physician (and magician), the Inquisition is torturing 'witchbreed', many of whom have taken sanctuary in England under the wing of Carlos Javier, and now a mysterious treasure -- which may be a weapon of some kind -- is being sent from Jerusalem to England by the last of the Templars.
    • Watching the bat I have to admit, this is really amazing — the Howard Dean campaign is posting the results of their fundrasing in near-realtime, with updates every half hour, as this is the last day for fundrasing for this quarter.

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 14 posts previously published on June 29th

  • 2016
    • I just don’t get why anyone would voluntarily wear pants on 90°+ days. Well, most other days, too, but especially on really hot days. (181/366) #kilt #utilikilt #nopants #noneatall #notasinglepant
    • Chucks of the day (29/?): hiking boot style high tops with heavier tan canvas body, brown (fake?) leather toes, heel stripe, and logo, thick maroon laces, and lace hooks instead of grommets for the top two eyes. A particular favorite pair, these were a really fun find. #chucks #converse
  • 2014
    • Ow. So after >50,000 steps over two days, my calves are pissed; I’ve been hobbling around all day. Tomorrow’s likely to be an uncomfortable day at work.
  • 2006
    • Abstract Rose I'm still here. Just working on playing catchup after a very eventful (but very fun) few days. I'll get more up here soon...in the meantime, keep an eye on my Flickr stream. ;)
  • 2005
    • War of the Worlds Verdict: very well done, brilliant and extremely effective effects sequences, several nice nods to the 1953 film version, as true to H. G. Wells' book as it could be given the modern-day setting...but with two major flaws that, to me, end up making this one a renter.
    • Office Depot bootlegs I stopped by the downtown Seattle Office Depot on lunch to do some coveting, and had to wonder how customers were expected to compare the quality of the various LCD displays when they were all playing a highly-compressed video of music videos taken from CMT's broadcast stream.
    • Podcast 03: Difficult Listening Hour 04 I'm posting a series of mix sessions I did a few years back. This is Difficult Listening Hour 04 (1h 14m 27s, 85.39Mb). Download, drop into your .mp3 player, and -- hopefully -- enjoy!
  • 2004
    • Apple’s getting into weblogging Very interesting tidbit of information about the server version of OS X 10.4/Tiger in Apple's preview pages: they're including a 'weblog server' based on the blojsom project, which in itself is based on the blosxom weblogging software.
    • NYT interview with Ron P. Reagan There's a very interesting interview with Ron P. Reagan (President Reagan's son) in the Times today. I like the way this man thinks.
  • 2003
    • Red wine Regardless of how Apple corporate wants to portray its products, the Mac isn't a machine for the masses any more than red wine is the preferred beverage at baseball games. To be honest, the masses don't have the capability to appreciate the elegance and depth of this platform.
    • Dean supporters at Pride Day It was nice to see a good contingent of Dean supporters out and about during the festivities today. I've got a few pictures of them, but they're pretty buried in the photo album, so here's some direct links…
    • Seattle Gay Pride Day 2003 Had an absolute blast out and about today at the Pride Day festivities. Lots of fun — tons of pictures can be found in the photo gallery. Enjoy!
    • Katharine Hepburn dies Life's what's important. Walking, houses, family. Birth and pain and joy -- and then death. Acting's just waiting for the custard pie. That's all.
  • 2002

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 16 posts previously published on June 28th

  • 2016
    • Watching television…dramatically. :) (180/366)
    • Chucks of the day (28/?): olive green high tops. #chucks #converse
  • 2014
    • Cheers! To the final hours of a fun Vegas weekend.
    • Wandering from casino to casino until it’s time to head to the airport. The Luxor is really neat.
  • 2013
  • 2007
    • Blacklight no more. This Friday and Saturday nights will be [the Blacklight's] final nights at CHAC. Our contract is up, so we are going out with a bang - June 29th is FabulousFetish Friday hosted by General Bek and DJ Paul Aleinikoff, and of course June 30th is our New Wave Dance Party with DJ Evan Blackstone.
  • 2005
    • Just a coincidence I've updated my original post to reflect this, but just to be perfectly clear, it does appear that North Shore's "I'm just here to get laid..." shirt is nothing more than a coincidence, as I knew was possible. From what I can tell, my I'm Too Sexy... shirts ('I'm too sexy for my blog' and 'I'm too sexy for your blog') are still one-of-a-kind.
    • OpinionOutpost comment spam Today I received the following comment on my weblog. The comment was posted to an old entry, had nothing to do with the subject of the entry, and was nothing more than an unsolicited advertisement -- in short, it was spam.
  • 2004
    • Apple Tiger banners at WWDC I love it when Apple gets snippy…
    • Top 100 Grossing Movies of All Time From Alicia, a list of the top 100 grossing movies of all time. Following in the footsteps (blogsteps?) of those before me in this particular meme, the movies that I have not seen are in bold.
    • Apple announcements at WWDC 2004 Somehow in all of the weekend's festivities, I'd managed to completely space that this week was the 2004 WWDC (and I call myself a Mac geek?), so coming home to start finding reports of new toys from Apple was a very pleasant surprise.
    • Orchids One thing I stumbled across this weekend that I'd never seen before was the Volunteer Park Conservatory, which has five different sections filled with all manner of plants, from cacti to orchids. I'll definitely want to head back up that way again and try to get some better shots, but for now…
    • Sunburn Even with sunscreen, I think six hours in the sun for yesterday's Pride events was a bit much.
  • 2003
    • Streaming update Just a quick note that I've updated my 'About DJ Wüdi' page to replace the download links for my mixes with streaming audio links instead.
  • 2002
    • Good ruling, bad timing In today's political climate, I just don't think that even the Supreme Court will have the will to uphold this ruling. A shame, too -- no matter my personal religious beliefs, I fully support the decision that was made here.
    • I know most of these Here's a fun little read -- someone's made a list of the top 40 gay themes, compiled not (necessarily) by popularity, but by the songs themselves and their relationship to the gay world.