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 17 posts previously published on May 20th

  • 2017
    • Got a good haul of #lego #minifigures today – 12 bags, and no duplicates! Got the ones I wanted the most (highwayman and both retro sci-fi guys), and the ones Prairie wanted (the baker and butterfly girl), plus more.
    • Came down to Yakima for a nice long walk and picnic by the river today.
  • 2016
    • Waiting to see if the new #StarTrekBeyond trailer goes online after it debuts at the #StarTrekFan event in LA, while friends are at the @empmuseum #StarTrekEMP party in Seattle. And I’m here in Ellensburg. (141/366)
  • 2015
    • We are once again allowed to leave the country! First time since 1996 for me. Now…where to go? (Probably Canada in the near-ish foreseeable future.)
  • 2014
    • Prairie’s left early this morning for Seattle for a conference until tomorrow evening, so I have a couple days of riding my bike to and from work. Gorgeous weather for a morning ride!
  • 2010
  • 2008
    • Silliness: Medical Notes An e-mail from Mom. Normally I don't pass these kinds of things on (via e-mail or the web), especially when they're already posted on Snopes (this one is listed as 'Undetermined'), but this one had both Prairie and I in stitches (no pun intended) as we read through it. Lots of good arguments for the importance of clarity in writing in here!
    • Eight Point Three I have no idea how I ended up on their radar, but I've just been rated an 8.3 on, some form of directory and rating site for weblogs.
  • 2006
    • Is Pixar a ‘boys only’ club? Honestly, I'd never even thought about this until Prairie brought it up after we watched one of the trailers for Cars, when its predominantly male-centric theme got her started thinking about the rest of Pixar's oevure. Just where are the girls in Pixar films?
  • 2005
    • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith In brief and spoiler-free: I know Episode I stank, and Episode II was better, but still nowhere near what we'd all been hoping for. Episode III, while not perfect, is _far_ better than either of the prior two prequels, and -- believe it or not -- stands as a worthy addition to the series.
  • 2004
  • 2003
    • XXX A willing suspension of disbelief is one thing, but when the fight scenes in both Matrix films pay more attention to the laws of physics than the stunts in XXX, it's really not a good sign.
    • Then I have to go When I'm with a boy I like, it's hard for me to say anything cool, or witty — or at all. I can usually make a few vowel sounds, and then I have to go away.
    • Reclaiming the Public Domain The idea is a simple one: Fifty years after a work has been published, the copyright owner must pay a $1 maintanence fee. If the copyright owner pays the fee, then the copyright continues. If the owner fails to pay the fee, the work passes into the public domain. Based on historical precedent, we expect 98% of copyrighted works would pass into the public domain after just 50 years. They could keep Mickey for as long as Congress lets them. But we would get a public domain.
  • 2002
    • Frikkin’ Major Tom!!! I got to go to another concert last night -- Peter Murphy! It was an absolutely incredible show. He focused mostly on songs from his most recent album, Dust, but also tossed in a few of his more popular songs from other older albums, including both 'Crystal Wrists' and 'Roll Call'.

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