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. Here are my past posts for January 16…

There are 23 posts previously published on January 16th

  • 2019
    • I’ve updated my post about Marie Kondo’s approach to cleaning out bookshelves with a few more thoughts, prompted by an article calling out the classist and racist undertones of the reactions to her advice.
    • My stack of this year’s Philip K. Dick Award nominees has arrived! 📚
  • 2017
    • Playing with a set of silly clip-on phone camera lenses we got in Alaska (there were four sets on dad’s desk; we all assumed he’d meant them to be Xmas presents, and they got distributed among us all). Kinda chintzy, but could be fun to play with occasionally.
    • Book seven of 2017: March, Book 3, by John Lewis. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • 2016
    • Went outside long enough to shovel the driveway and fill the bird feeders. The rest of the day so far has been sitting in the library and reading (finishing Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves). Lunchtime looks amusingly juvenile, but hey, it works for me. (16/366)
  • 2015
    • Really pretty morning. Clear skies and sun after yesterday’s snow.
  • 2014
    • Kicked back on the exercise bike doing my nightly ride while watching the newest episode of Bones.
  • 2013
    • See Something? Check Snopes! So here's a little contribution I made to the world today, after seeing yet another Facebook friend sharing yet another easily disproven bit of misinformation.
  • 2010
    • To: Pat Robertson. Your Pal, Satan. I know that you know that all press is good press, so I appreciate the shout-out. And you make God look like a big mean bully who kicks people when they are down, so I'm all over that action. But when you say that Haiti has made a pact with me, it is totally humiliating. I may be evil incarnate, but I'm no welcher.
  • 2009
    • Links for January 15th through January 16th Sometime between January 15th and January 16th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • no news is bad news • Cool Stuff: Olly Moss’s Poster Remakes • Strong Women Steer Battlestar Galactica's Final Voyage • Little Progress on Adult Literacy • Top 10 Sci Fi Flicks For The Thinking Man (beerandscifi version)
  • 2008
    • Make a Band (Altered) The title of whatever random Wikipedia page you land on is the name of the band. The last four words of the last quote on this page is the title of the album. The third image this Flickr search is the cover of the album (this will search Creative Commons Attribution licensed photos and sort them by interestingness).
  • 2006
    • Martin Luther King Day Three items caught my eye today: The New Yorker's reprinted account of the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama; Dr. King's speech, which I'd never actually read in its entirety before; and dad's recollection of marching in a rally in Kokomo, IN, after Dr. King's assassination.
    • Lost s02e10: The 23rd Psalm Scribbled notes while watching last Wednesday night's episode of Lost (yes, I know, almost a full week late...but this was my first chance to finally watch it). Spoilers, obviously, so only read further if you want to...
    • Happy Battlestar Galactica Bunny I have _no_ idea where or when I found this, but it just turned up while cleaning out my 'downloads' directory. The middle one's my favorite.
  • 2004
    • Oh, no, not again. I don't have time to rant about this like I'd really like to. As far as I'm concerned, though, getting Bush out of office should be the number one priority — and Nader just isn't the answer. He wasn't last election, and he won't be this election.
  • 2003
    • Getting pissy… Would everyone mind too terribly switching over to webbrowsers that actually support CSS layout declarations properly? Mozilla, Netscape, Chimera, whatever.
    • Colors aren't my strongpoint I'm experimenting with different colorschemes for the site. Colors outside of black and white just aren't my strong suit. ;) So this may go on for the next few days until I find something I settle on. Bear with me.
  • 2002
    • Bad site slowdowns Okay -- if you're reading this, you may (or may have not) noticed that for some reason, my website is responding _incredibly slowly_ at the moment. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to figure out just why this is happening yet.
    • Too weird to be fake Now here's a headline that I don't think I could have made up if I tried: 'Jesus Charged With Bail Jumping, Intimidating Witness!'
    • Resurrections I'm slowly but surely getting all the old posts that disappeared when I borked things up put back in.
    • A good day for quotes, as it turns out Clearly he failed to reckon with an attention span deficit so profound it makes even a roomful of espresso-torqued toddlers with power tools seem focused by comparison.
    • Another quote All we may say is, that the more purely an aesthete a man is, the more likely he is to prefer cats; since the superior grace, beauty, manners and neatness of the cat cannot but conquer the fancy of any impartial observer emancipated from mundane and ethical illusions.
    • Spooky… The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.

While I haven’t been paying a lot of attention, this looks about right, at least from a policy standpoint. (The numbers are how many questions out of 20 I agree with the candidate on.)

Candidates with Warren at the top and Biden at the bottom

You can take the quiz at the Washington Post.

Ranking on a “would I feel good about voting for them?” scale have the same top and bottom results, the rest would be shuffled to varying degrees.

Ranked on a “would I vote for them if they were the nominee?” scale, they’d all be in the number one spot. Because while some are more in line with my personal beliefs than others, the priority is getting Trump out, and the top of the ticket vote needs to be a strategic vote to get Trump out of office, not an idealistic vote to “send a message”.

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. Here are my past posts for January 15…

There are 20 posts previously published on January 15th

  • 2018
    • An Open Letter: I’m a Liberal An open letter to those who don't know me yet, or have just met me recently enough that my not-at-all-closeted political leanings have not yet become blindingly obvious: I'm a liberal, and a pretty far left-leaning liberal that that.
  • 2017
    • Book six of 2017: March, Book 2, by John Lewis. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    • Book five of 2017: March, Book 1, by John Lewis. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    • Had to go back to the store anyway, so we tried again, and went 7/7, no dupes, and got Harley… so we’re calling this set of #Lego #batman minifigs done enough for us.
    • Made our first run at #Lego #Batman minifig blind bags, and scored 8/10 (2 duplicates). Still hoping to find Harley, but don’t want too many more doubles, so we’ll see how it goes.
  • 2016
    • 5pm on Friday before a 3-day weekend. Doc Ock and Spider-Man say it’s time to go home. Sounds good to me! (15/366)
    • This…phone…was found in my building with this note and turned in to me. I think someone is confused. #notaphone
  • 2015
    • It started snowing, so I took a short break for a quick walk outside. :)
  • 2014
    • The day is done! And that bright spot on the horizon isn’t a streetlight, but a big gorgeous winter moon. Nice evening!
  • 2009
    • Star Wars…? This has been everywhere across the 'net for the past day, so you've probably seen it...however, if you haven't, now's your chance. The Star Wars trilogy, as told by someone who hasn't _actually_ seen the movies.
    • Links for January 14th through January 15th Sometime between January 14th and January 15th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • The Year in Pictures: Mystery Solved! • Klingon Language Keyboard • Am I on MySpace.com? • Mark your calendars: January 27th is Rabbit Hole Day • Twitter Author List!
  • 2007
    • Resurrected With some extra money I earned over Christmas season I was able to pick up Disk Warrior 4 and throw it at the drive. It had to run overnight, and wasn't able to repair the issues, but it _was_ able to temporarily mount the drive and allow access to most of the filesystem.
  • 2004
    • A little shakey Either we just had a small earthquake, or they're making NyQuil a lot stronger than they used to.
    • Let’s kill him At the MoveOn.org awards presentation [for Bush in 30 Seconds], Al Franken made the sign-language interpreter crack up by saying solemnly, 'I heard Al Franken make fun of deaf people backstage. Let's kill him.'
    • Carol Moseley Braun…sci-fi geek! The mundane buzz today about Carol Moseley Braun will be her dropping her own presidential campaign and supporting Dean. But the real news happened last night on her appearance on The Daily Show. Turns out that Carol's a total science fiction geek.
    • Dean’s honesty You don't allocate civil rights by who makes you comfortable and who doesn't. I believe that civil unions was a masterful way of making sure that every gay and lesbian Vermonter was entitled to the same rights as everybody else -- without getting into the business about telling churches who they could marry and who they couldn't marry. I think what we did was the right thing.
  • 2003
    • More on Eldred vs. Ashcroft Lots of good links to excellent commentary on the Eldred vs. Ashcroft decision on Copyfight: The politics of IP.
    • R.I.P. Public Domain Copyright was originally intended to give an author/creator a specific, finite amount of time to reap profits and rewards from a created work before it was released into the public domain. Originally set to 14 years, the active term has been extended bit by bit over the years. The primary mover behind the extension of copyright terms in recent years, including this most recent extention, has been Disney. Every time Mickey Mouse was in danger of entering the public domain, Disney challenged the copyright laws, and got the terms extended, allowing them to retain control over Mickey.
  • 2002
  • 2001
    • Antitrust (Hackers 2000) I went out to see Hackers 2000...er...sorry, make that Antitrust tonight. Not a bad little flick...nothing that's really going to tax your brain, but an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours.

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. Here are my past posts for January 14…

There are 26 posts previously published on January 14th

  • 2019
    • The 2019 P. K. Dick Award Nominees have been announced! I’ll be reading all six books before the awards ceremony at Norwescon 42 — can you do the same? Join the Reading Challenge in the Norwescon Goodreads Group and read along with the rest of us! 📚
  • 2017
    • Third straight day of below zero temps in the morning. At least today we have things arranged such that we don’t have to leave the house!
  • 2016
    • Heading out on today’s #mlk #peacemarch. @cwupride
    • Students and faculty gathering for a #mlk #peacemarch this afternoon. #CWUpride
    • It’s this year’s #PKDickAward nominees! I have until March 25th (Friday at #nwc39) to get these read…and the first trend I’m noticing is that there are no small books this year! (Okay, Nexus and Crux aren’t nominees, but Apex is, and it’s the third book in that trilogy, so need to read the other two […]
  • 2015
  • 2014
    • Mid-January, and it’s sunny and 51 degrees outside. Not complaining (and not as grumpy as I look in this shot), but it is odd.
    • All but one of my P. K. Dick novels arrived today (one’s on back order). Yay MOAR BOOKS! Now, which to read first…?
  • 2010
    • I’m a Winner! A few weeks ago, I stumbled across the Forgotten Bookmarks weblog, and started following his (?) Twitter account as well. Every so often he runs a simple giveaway contest, and it seems that today, my number came out of the magic hat!
  • 2009
    • Clumsy Headlines Seattle Police Reportedly Kill Man With Knife -- as written, grammatically, that tells me that the police stabbed a man to death. But that can't be right, can it?
    • Links for January 12th through January 14th Sometime between January 12th and January 14th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • Report Finds Online Threats to Children Overblown • Found Footage: Good grief, NCIS, do you take us for fools? • Runnin' With The Songsmith • “The Recently Deflowered Girl” (1965) – Illustrated by Edward Gorey • Hardware that supports iPhoto '09's geotagging - The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) • Rock Paper Scissors Spock Lizard
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
    • Gallimaufry 4 Same deal: ten songs at random…
    • Homeless Vet My mind misinterpreted a sign I saw while walking back to work from lunch, and I ended up spending the next few moments contemplating a world with destitute veterinatarians on the street corners, holding up their handmade cardboard signs as people walked by, begging for 'Spare Change or Sick Puppies?'
  • 2004
    • Green oblivion awaits Woke up this morning with a head cold, and it's just gotten worse as the day's gone by. I've been drinking OJ like it was water all day, and just popped two NyQuil tablets, so hopefully I'll be feeling a little more human by tomorrow.
    • Wall St. Journal mocks Rachel Corrie’s death Right-wing weblog Little Green Footballs has awarded Rachel Corrie their 'idiotarian of the year' award, and the Wall Street Journal has seen fit to include this in a 'Best of the Web' roundup.
    • uhrgh My node id stubbed up, my head hurds, my throad id raw…today's gonna suck.
  • 2003
    • Yahoo's getting pushy again Yahoo is now using something called 'Web Beacons' to track Yahoo Group users around the net and see what you're doing — similar to cookies. Take a look at their updated privacy statement.
    • Switch to MySQL After struggling with things for a few hours tonight, I've managed to succesfully convert the database backend for MovableType to MySQL.
  • 2002
    • Ruminations on Star Wars It's funny, I just watched the whole trilogy last night for the first time in ages. People complained about EP1 being too cartoony and kid friendly. Have you ever watched these movies? Except for Empire, they're as kid-friendly as anything Nickelodeon puts out. Jar-Jar would have fit right in.
    • Quotebook updates I believe Royce may end up with more links to his site from mine alone than from the rest of the 'net in totality. Never let it be said I never do a friend a favor -- no matter how completely goofball it may be.
    • Kate and Leopold End result from both of us -- cute flick. Probably a matinee or renter rather than an evening show, but definitely fun to watch.
  • 2001
    • Wanna download a 70 MB .mp3 file? Well, I'd tried posting my .mp3 files to Napster, but was getting reports from a couple people that they couldn't find me online. So, I just added download links for each of my mixsessions to my dj'ing propaganda page -- feel free to check them out!
  • 1994