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 21 posts previously published on July 25th

  • 2019
    • Book forty of 2019: Frozen Hell, by John W. Campbell, Jr. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ A recently discovered longer version of Campbell’s classic novella “Who Goes There” (the source for John Carpenter’s SF/horror film The Thing). Holds up well for a late-30s story; still creepy and fun.
  • 2017
    • Book thirty-three of 2017: Species, by Yvonne Navarro. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • 2016
    • At 96°, you really start to question whether your usual afternoon walk around the block is worth it. (207/366)
  • 2014
    • I got curious what this spherical distortion effect would do to a selfie. This was either a really good or horrifyingly bad idea. The result is both disturbing and hilarious; I can’t stop laughing at this. #RollWorld Image @RollWorldApp, #TinyPlanet #PhotoSphere #StereoGraphic
    • The CWU central lawn as a tiny planet. #RollWorld Image @RollWorldApp, #TinyPlanet #PhotoSphere #StereoGraphic
  • 2006
    • Need a Hand? Apparently there's enough to spare these days.... Bizarre news from New Jersey and Virginia.
    • Trekommendations? As much as I enjoy Trek, I've never really explored the literary Trek work terribly much over the years. Any recommendations from others out there who might have explored more of the printed Trek universe?
    • Retkhan Yesterday while on lunch and browsing the bookstore shelves, I noticed that Greg Cox had a new Khan book out, To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh, in which he explores the eighteen years between 'Space Seed' and _The Wrath of Khan_.
    • Hot Tunes A plugin for iTunes that polls the weather services on the 'net for the current temperature and then randomly selects a song from the year that matches the current temperature.
  • 2005
    • Choices The Leaky Cauldron has been running an interview with J.K. Rowling over the past week with questions posed by Emerson Spartz of Mugglenet and Melissa Anelli of The Leaky Cauldron. The whole interview is very worth reading, but one section stood out to me when I read it.
    • Bad Timing There's a guy who works in the mailroom just down the hall from me who greets me every time he sees me by calling my name out in kind of a sing-song fashion -- "_Mi_-chael...!" It's a little odd, but not really a big deal. Unless he does it when he enters the restroom...
    • What’s your funny? Another online quiz -- though this one (unlike many others), actually gave me a result that seemed pretty accurate: the three-variable funny test.
  • 2003
    • Impulse buying is evil Ack. I just bought six different versions of "Wimoweh" from the iTunes Music Store. Evil, I tell you. Eeeeeeevil!
    • Darwinian Poetry First off, a disclaimer: in general, poetry is just not my thing. The only poet I've ever really enjoyed reading is e. e. cummings, very rarely has any other poetry caught my eye.
    • The Blogger Voter List Mike Walsh is starting to track the Blogger Voter List. He's looking to keep a list of bloggers who, in essence, put their money where their mouth is, and vote as well as rant.
    • Flag Desecration The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.
    • I'm rich! To be specific, I've earned $1.40. But hey, it's something!
    • Wimoweh This is great - a fascinating article about the origins and history of 'Wimoweh' (more popularly known as 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight').
    • Custom MT skins? First impression? Ugh, that's horrid.
  • 2001
    • I’ve got an interview! Turns out that when the lady reviewing the online apps saw my resume she realized that I was somewhat over-qualified for a simple data-entry spot, but also knew that there were positions opening in the reprographics industry that I'm eminently qualified for.
    • I want a Klein Bottle kitty People never fail to amuse and amaze me. I got an e-mail today that was (yet another) internet-based petition. This particular one was railing about cruelty to animals, cats in particular.

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