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 March 20th

  • 2019
    • Book twenty-five of 2019: Gemini, by Mike W. Barr. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🖖 📚
    • Just one month to Norwescon 42! (For me, at least, since I show up on Wednesday. Other staff members show up earlier, the con itself formally starts on Thursday. But for me, just four weeks to go!)
    • Love Death + Robots I watched all of Love Death + Robots on Saturday, and while much of the animation was impressive and parts of it were interesting, and I enjoyed a few of the episodes, as a whole, it was rather ‘meh’.
  • 2017
    • Came home from work, and Prairie had made really good Indian food (a coconut pineapple curry and a masala), and baked apple pie for desert! The house smelled so good…and dinner tasted incredible. I’m so spoiled! :)
  • 2016
    • Got my first badge ribbon, and #nwc39 doesn’t even start until Thursday! (80/366)
  • 2014
    • Summer of 1990 at Schloß Neuschwanstein in Germany, during a six-week trip through Germany, Austria, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Italy, and Greece with the People to People organization. #throwbackthursday
  • 2007
    • I am so smart…S-M-R-T… See that bit, third line from the bottom? I made the **Dean's list**! Okay, so for many people this wouldn't be a big thing, but while I've never doubted that I've got a couple brain cells to rub together, good grades have _never_ been a common occurrence in my life.
    • Satellite I've updated djwudi.com (which I'm using to highlight my photography) to use Satellite. Since Dreamhost has a few security measures in place that needed to be worked around, I'm detailing my changes to the source code under the jump.
    • A little tense… The nonconfessions inspired William Schneider, a political guru here, to note a few years ago that Washington had contributed a new tense to the language. 'This usage,' he said, 'should be referred to as the **past exonerative**.'
  • 2005
    • Mayan Horoscope Where I'm apparently fairly bull-headed in both the standard Zodiac (Taurus) and Chinese (Ox), according to the Mayans, I'm a Serpent.
    • It’s official: Flickr now part of Yahoo! The rumors were true, as it turns out, and the official announcement was made today on the FlickrBlog: Yahoo actually does acquire Flickr. While I'm sure this is good news for both Yahoo! and Flickr, I have to admit that in some ways, I'm a little less than thrilled that Yahoo! is the winning buyer.
    • Gnomedex comes to Seattle It appears that Gnomedex, one of the big blog/tech/geek/pick-a-descriptor conferences is coming to Seattle this summer, and Julie's going to be speaking. Congrats, Julie! I'd love to go, but it's out of my budget this year.
    • Git yer meat on! My brother Kevin is in town for the weekend to hang out with a couple old friend of his, and I was able to get together with the three of them last night for dinner at the Ipanema Brazillian Grill downtown.
  • 2004
  • 2003
    • A day of protest My work was kind enough to let me call in and take a personal day today, and I spent the entire day at the 'Day of' protest in front of the Federal Building in downtown Seattle. I'm home now — tired and footsore, but very happy.
    • Nighttime beauty Trying to find something nicer to look at than the constant barrage of news, I spent some time last night experimenting with taking nighttime shots of some of the flowers in the Convention Center Park by my house. Since using the 'macro' (closeup) mode of my camera gives it a very shallow depth of field, by shooting at night I was able to get nice deep blacks behind the flowers, while the flash brought out the colors of the petals. On some of the shots you can see the evening dew hanging off of the flowers.
  • 2002
    • MovableType 2.0 I've just upgraded the backend for my site to MovableType 2.0, which was just released today. New toys are always good! Front page changes being the most visible, I'll address those first.
    • Explaining Enron A quick primer on the Enron scandal (courtesy of A Boy and His Computer): Explaining the Enron collapse through simple financial terms.
    • I’m organized, really The messy desk is not necessarily a sign of disorganization. It may be a sign of complexity: those who deal with many unresolved ideas simultaneously cannot sort and file the papers on their desks, because they haven't yet sorted and filed the ideas in their head.
    • 9/11 slang The phenomena itself shouldn't be a surpise, but the Washington Post has a good article about teenagers adapting Sept. 11th buzzwords into modern-day slang.

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