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 October 8th

  • 2020
    • 📚 forty-one of 2020: A Rock and a Hard Place by Peter David ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #startrek #tng 🖖 Riker’s sent off on a B-plot, so a troublesome first officer is temporarily assigned to the Enterprise in the hopes that Picard can corral this loose cannon. He’s an ass, but is he unstable?
    • On This Day: Oct 8 Recognizing 20 years of blogging, here are my past posts from October 8
  • 2018
    • ⌚️ day! New Series 4 Apple Watch (on the right), along with an original “Series 0” watch on the left. Wearing both was just for the photo, the older model is going to a new home.
    • Oh, wow — well, that’s it for Google+, folks. It was probably only a matter of time, but going out on a customer-data exposing bug is a bad way to go.
  • 2016
    • Prairie’s mom pulled out this big weird book that looked like Google Maps, but was on paper and didn’t change, or scroll, or have traffic updates, or anything! ;)
    • Of course, being an uncle isn’t always about sitting and reading storybooks. Sometimes we make excellent jungle gyms.
    • Being a good uncle and reading a storybook to my niblings at a birthday party for two of them. (281/366)
  • 2014
    • I’m highly suspicious about…something.
  • 2008
    • Links for October 8th from 06:39 to 13:58 Sometime between 06:39 and 13:58, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too!
    • An Ode to the Short Story Following up, in a way, to a quote from Stephen King that I posted a couple weeks ago, comes this essay by Steven Millhauser, The Ambition of the Short Story.
    • That One This goes beyond refusing to look at Obama in the first debate. With this slightly dehumanizing phrase, McCain may have just played into the emerging narrative of Obama-hate that has been sprouting at McCain-Palin rallies.
  • 2006
    • Not in our stars, but in ourselves. Every time I hear this monologue, it strikes me just how topical it is. How easy it would be to replace the references to Sen. McCarthy with references to President Bush and have it read just as accurately.
  • 2004
    • Presidential Debate #2 The Presidential debate starts in about ten minutes. As before, I'll be watching it on C-SPAN's internet feed. Rambling, incoherent, stream of consciousness commentary to be posted once the debate is over with.
    • The Global Test The President isn't passing this test.
  • 2003
    • It must've been the full moon A small but important project came through. Had to be finished tonight, as they were needed for a meeting with BillG and SteveB tomorrow morning. Which, of course, meant that Murphy's Law kicked in — with a vengeance.
    • iChat faxes? A minor but amusing goof on Apple's site right now: in the Top New Panther Features sidebar on many of the pages, iChat's one-line summary is 'Send and receive faxes.'
    • Panther Announced Mac OS X 10.3, a.k.a. Panther, has finally had its official release date announced — October 24th, just a little over two weeks from now.
  • 2002
    • Animatrix What is the Animatrix? Well, okay, so my first answer would probably involve something along the lines of Betty Page making a cameo in a Roger Rabbit cartoon. But that'd be wrong.
    • If the shoe fits… Khatami said the U.S. possesses the world's largest arsenal of nuclear weapons, weapons 'that, when first developed, were used immediately to kill half a million innocent civilians just months after acquiring them. No nation that has committed nuclear genocide can be entrusted with weapons of mass destruction.'
  • 2001
    • Necrophilia? Having sex with a Goth does not count as necrophilia!
    • Ch ch ch ch ch changes After considering it for a few days, I finally figured I'd give it a shot this morning, and for the first time in about 8 years or so, I'm clean shaven.