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 15 posts previously published on May 30th

  • 2019
  • 2016
    • It’s a pretty yard, but some days the upkeep is a royal pain in the butt. (151/366)
    • My Memorial Day #Chucks; one of three patriotic-themed pairs I found recently.
  • 2015
    • FroYo and flowers…must be another night out for us!
  • 2014
    • Today’s socks for #funfeetfriday: Superman!
    • Thanks to Kirsten for pointing out the #AllMenCan tag. http://bit.ly/RGAGi1 #YesAllWomen
  • 2008
    • Anchorage Wormhole? Somehow, in all the years of driving up and down this road, I'd never noticed the sudden jump into a residential parking lot and then back onto the road itself. I'm obviously not paying enough attention!
    • Lost Finale Show-to-Commercial Ratio It felt like we were getting about a 1:1 ratio of show to commercial, so starting a little before the halfway point of the two-hour program, I started jotting down when we'd switch from show to commercial.
  • 2005
    • Catch up? You’re kidding, right? This is what happens when I spend an entire weekend out running around and having fun, stopping by the computer just long enough to import, prepare, and upload photos.
    • Folklife 2005 As anyone who's been watching my Flickr photostream is (painfully?) aware of by now, this entire weekend was spent primarily wandering around this year's Northwest Folklife Festival.
  • 2004
    • Bush displays Saddam’s gun as trophy Bill Clinton got his rocks off in the Oval Office and lied about it to the American people. He got impeached. George Bush got his rocks off in Iraq and lied about it to the American people. He got a souvenir.
    • Folklife 2004 A few shots from wandering around the Folklife festival at Seattle Center today, since our 'mostly cloudy' day soon turned into 'mostly sunny' and it seemed like a good way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon.
    • US secretly run by NINJA!!!!!! It's true! It's true! And here's the proof!
  • 2003
    • Salam Pax found The UK paper The Guardian has found Salam Pax, of the Where is Raed? weblog — and while they're still keeping his identity secret, he will be writing for the Guardian starting next week.
  • 2002

I have privilege as a White person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice about it…

  • I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery).
  • I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson).
  • I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride).
  • I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark).
  • I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).
  • I can play loud music (#JordanDavis).
  • I can sell CD’s (#AltonSterling).
  • I can sleep (#AiyanaJones).
  • I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown).
  • I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).
  • I can go to church (#Charleston9).
  • I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin).
  • I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell).
  • I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant).
  • I can get a traffic ticket (#SandraBland).
  • I can lawfully carry a weapon (#PhilandoCastile).
  • I can break down on a public road with car problems (#CoreyJones).
  • I can shop at Walmart (#JohnCrawford).
  • I can have a disabled vehicle (#TerrenceCrutcher).
  • I can read a book in my own car (#KeithScott).
  • I can be a 10yr old walking with our grandfather (#CliffordGlover).
  • I can decorate for a party (#ClaudeReese).
  • I can ask a cop a question (#RandyEvans).
  • I can cash a check in peace (#YvonneSmallwood).
  • I can take out my wallet (#AmadouDiallo).
  • I can run (#WalterScott).
  • I can breathe (#EricGarner).
  • I can live (#FreddieGray).
  • I can ask someone to put a leash on their dog when it is required in the public park we are in (#ChristianCooper).
  • I CAN BE ARRESTED WITHOUT THE FEAR OF BEING MURDERED (#GeorgeFloyd).

White privilege is real. Recognize yours. Take time to consider a Black person’s experience today and every day. Find out what you can do to help. This is a start.

#BlackLivesMatter

Copied from a Facebook post making the rounds.

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 28 posts previously published on May 29th

  • 2016
    • Just playing around. Rawwrrr!
    • This Criminal Minds episode is all about the evils and dangers of selfies (via a #MirrorMan serial killer targeting and tracking people through social media)…so it seemed appropriate to put that on the background of today’s shot. (150/366)
    • A while ago, I was followed on Instagram by @miniatureplasticdeer – I don’t know why, if it was random or if the account is run by someone who knows me (I have a couple friends who run accounts for their businesses), but it amused me. While #miniatureplasticdeer aren’t quite my style, I do have an […]
    • Mmm…Prairie brought breakfast treats back from her trip to Calgary! My first Canadian donuts. :)
  • 2014
    • Here be dragons! The EMP’s fantasy exhibit is really neat.
    • Prairie and me waiting outside the EMP.
    • Even though #funfeetfriday isn’t until tomorrow, storm trooper feet seemed appropriate for visiting the EMP’s Science Fiction Museum. ;)
    • Snuck in to Seattle for a CWU event at the EMP. Got here early, so now we’re wandering around for a bit.
    • For #throwbackthursday, me upon my return from two months in Germany in the summer of 1991 with the Bartlett High School German Club. This was the point where I really started to make progress towards figuring out how to be who I wanted to be, rather than who I thought other people wanted me to […]
    • Got a cute “Sword of Law and Justice” as a goodbye present from one of the graduating LAJ students. :)
  • 2007
    • Regaining Trust Rather sad how it only takes one psychotically self-absorbed pathological liar to destroy your faith in people.
    • Northwest Folklife Festival, Seattle Work commitments kept us from doing a full weekend jaunt, but Prairie and I went out to wander around the Folklife festival on Saturday afternoon and evening. Here's the rest of my shots from the day.
  • 2006
    • The Scarlet F Photos from Saturday night's show have been posted: The Scarlet F (some images NSFW)!
  • 2004
    • Old friends Got to hang out with Rebecca and her husband Gary and their friends Carla and (insert name here when I figure it out) at the Vogue tonight. Was great to see Rebecca again — we got to talking about it, and we figured that the last time I saw her she wasn't even old enough to vote, let alone get into a bar! Too funny.
    • We Interrupt This Broadcast Mom and dad sent me a wonderful present for my birthday that just arrived in the mail a couple of days ago. It's a book called We Interrupt This Broadcast, a collection of news events that shocked the world.
    • Trailers that caught my eye Three trailers caught my eye today while I was waiting for The Day After Tomorrow to start: Collateral, Alexander, and The Stepford Wives.
    • The Day After Tomorrow I got back home a bit ago from seeing Roland Emmerich's latest death, doom, and destruction lovefest: The Day After Tomorrow. The verdict? Surprisingly, not nearly as bad as I was expecting it to be, as long as you keep in mind that it's your typical summer disaster movie, big on special effects, and short on plausible plot.
  • 2003
    • What Matrix persona are you? I am Neo, from 'The Matrix.' I display a perfect fusion of heroism and compassion.
    • Play with the penguins! And now for something completely different, and far more cheerful — take a few minutes to go play with the penguins.
    • Hoisted by their own petard I linked to this yesterday, but seeing as how permission has been granted to reprint and republish, I thought this was well worth making a full post of its own.
    • US Secret Biological Experimentation 1994 Senator John D. Rockefeller issues a report revealing that for at least 50 years the Department of Defense has used hundreds of thousands of military personnel in human experiments and for intentional exposure to dangerous substances. Materials included mustard and nerve gas, ionizing radiation, psychochemicals, hallucinogens, and drugs used during the Gulf War.
    • So, where are these weapons again? Two posts over at Daily Kos worth reading: Rockefeller rips lack of WMDs and Blair under fire. Apparently people are starting to get a little steamed about the amazing disappearing Weapons of Mass Destruction we went to war over.
    • Stop George! We need to show Americans who don't even know that they have a reason to disagree with George that they do have a reason. And we need to encourage those who have not voted in the past that in 2004, their vote will make a difference. Remember, the last George was considered unbeatable less than a year before his defeat.
    • Fact-checking Reuters re: iTunes Normally I don't have much problem with the stories I see on Reuters — but then, I'm not nearly as well-versed in many of the subjects I read from them. If the rest of their news reporting is as solid as this story was, I should just stop paying attention.
    • Just the facts, ma'am I'm not unwilling to change positions based on facts, but I am unwilling to change positions based on polls.
    • Backpedaling Go check out this timeline of quotes referencing the claimed Iraqi WMD's. It'd be funny if it weren't real.
  • 2001
    • The point of no return… The voting has been disabled for the above poll, as changes in the website have ended up borking up the poll and results. However, if I remember correctly, the majority of the tallied votes were for the Bridget Fonda lookalike contest.
    • Microsuck The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck will be the same day they start making vacuum cleaners.

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 15 posts previously published on May 28th

  • 2016
    • Book twenty-three of 2016: Books of Blood Vol. 2, by Clive Barker. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (149/366)
  • 2014
    • Midway through His Majesty’s Dragon, another free book from #nwc37, about a British officer during the Napoleonic wars who becomes part of an air corps of dragon riders. Quite enjoyable so far.
  • 2010
    • Links for May 25th through May 28th Sometime between May 25th and May 28th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • Today's College Students Lack Empathy • Is Queen's "Invisible Man" the Best Scifi Music Video of All Time? Yes. • Republicans' New Web Site Not Exactly What They Hoped It Would Be • Ten of the Greatest Maps That Changed the World • Is Texting [or using a cellphone] Legal if I'm at a Stoplight?
  • 2005
    • Off to Folklife Another gorgeous day, snacks are packed, sunscreen is applied, and Prairie and I are off to spend the day wandering around the Folklife Festival at the Seattle Center. Back in a few hours!
  • 2004
    • Disney vs. Pixar 'We feel sick about Disney doing sequels because if you look at the quality of their sequels... it's been pretty embarrassing,' [Steve] Jobs said during Pixar's fourth-quarter earnings call in February.
    • More online crack Another good online time-waster: a version of Breakout that actually manages to put a new twist on the game by giving it a circular playfield -- Plastic Balls.
    • Anti-Goth measures fail due to lack of interest Two years ago, in a rather ridiculous display of small-minded stupidity, the town of Blue Springs, MO earmarked $273,000 of their education budget to combat Goth culture.Thankfully, word comes now that the project essentially went nowhere, and more than half of the money is being returned.
  • 2003
    • Glitch The following is a short story inspired in part by a dream I had last night. Other inspirations will probably become blazingly obvious as you read. ;) Enjoy -- while it's very likely far from perfect, it was fun to write.
    • 38.46154 percent geek According to the Geek Test, I'm 38.46154% geek, and therefore a "Major Geek". I'm not sure if I should be disappointed or relieved…
    • Dream inspiration On the plus side, I'm awake because I just woke up from a _very_ vivid dream that I think would make a kick-ass short story, so after I woke up I wrote down as much of it as I could remember, as fast as I could.
  • 2002
    • Fun with lava Wow -- there's a volcano not too far away, about 22 miles from Bend, OR, that looks like it might be preparing to erupt at some point in the near future.
    • My brain hurts This almost sounds like sci-fi, but apparently it's a real theory being tossed around right now: a UK researcher is proposing the possibility that our conciousness is the brain's electromagnetic field.
    • Parting is such sweet sorrow Wil's been exorcising his demons this week -- some of the best writing I've seen on his site. Three posts in a series that are worth a read: Mirror Mirror, Turnaround, and The Big Goodbye.
    • Memorial Day weekend I had a pretty decent Memorial Day weekend -- just fairly uneventful, for the most part. Spent most of my time hanging out and relaxing here at the apartment.
  • 2001
    • Memorial Day weekend I spend the weekend taking pictures of Anchorage and Palmer, making memories in preparation for my exodus out of Alaska.

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 27th

  • 2019
    • Status check: I’m now 20% of the way through my project of reading (or re-reading, for those I’ve read before) every Hugo Best Novel award-winning book. 📚
    • Book thirty-five of 2019: Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1960 Hugo Best Novel Finally, a Heinlein Hugo winner I enjoyed! He still has issues with women’s roles, and I’m not on board with all the political philosophy, but it’s still a good read.
  • 2018
    • “The Deep Note, the distinctive synthesized crescendo that is THX’s audio trademark, is one of the most iconic sounds in all of film. For the effects firm’s 35th anniversary, they’ve now shared the sheet music behind the sound.”
  • 2017
    • Seeing one of Prairie’s tutors get married today! #travlinn #adventureisoutthere
  • 2016
    • Out goth clubbing at the Mercury! (148/366)
  • 2015
    • When homeworking, it’s nice to have enough screen space to have four documents and the assignment web page all visible at once. 27″ iMac + 20″ second monitor is a nice combination.
  • 2014
    • Apparently I was taking an arty black and white shot when the Enterprise started to beam me up. Or something like that.
  • 2008
    • The Mist Short review: for the first 120 minutes or so, while we had some quibbles with the decisions made, it's a remarkably faithful adaptation of the original story, and we were really enjoying it. Unfortunately, the last five minutes of the film _completely_ ruined it for us.
  • 2006
    • Beware the Ick No Folklife for me this weekend; instead, I spent all my free time in bed, battling the Plague. Meh. Not _nearly_ as much fun.
  • 2004
    • Life in Fallujah today This is the democracy and freedom that our soldiers are dying for…
    • How to make friends by telephone Many people are linking to this 1940's era booklet on the then-newish telephone system and commenting on how amusing it is. As for me, after flipping through the pages, I'm struck by how much more bearable many phone conversations these days would be if people would keep these pointers in mind.
    • Gore’s speech at NYU Excellent speech given by Al Gore at New York University yesterday (it's a shame that this Al Gore wasn't the Al Gore campaigning against Bush in 2000). This is a long one, but it is really worth watching, or reading, in its entirety.
  • 2003
    • Apple updates iTunes, web explodes Today, as I took the odd moment here and there to keep an eye on happenings in the web world, I was somewhat startled to watch Apple provoke absolutely ridiculous amounts of stürm und drang with an update to iTunes.
    • The Matrix runs Windows I can't believe that nobody has done a 'Which OS does the Matrix run on?'. It's obviously Windows though.
    • Bad Erotica Contest She had never known a man like Julio before. When he came and boldly sat next to her, the musky scent of his manliness turned her from tigress to gentle kitten. She belonged to him before his supple buttocks pressed aggressively against the tattered faux-leather covering of the barstool.
    • Book recommendation: Cheaper By the Dozen This post on BoingBoing reminded me of a book I haven't read in years, but that I _loved_ when I was a kid, and can highly recommend: Cheaper by the Dozen.
    • From the ashes of Auschwitz THE US has floated plans to turn Guantanamo Bay into a death camp, with its own death row and execution chamber. Prisoners would be tried, convicted and executed without leaving its boundaries, without a jury and without right of appeal, The Mail on Sunday newspaper reported yesterday.

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 19 posts previously published on May 26th

  • 2017
    • A toast, to long awaited endings and beginnings, as we leave CWU behind us, and prepare to leave Ellensburg behind us and rejoin the west side and the Seattle area!
  • 2016
    • 1/3 of the way into Terminator Genisys, and this is…not terribly impressive so far. (147/366)
  • 2014
    • Three day weekends really should be the norm.
  • 2009
    • Links for May 25th through May 26th Sometime between May 25th and May 26th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • California High Court Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban • 'Buffy' in for Feature Relaunch • 14 Cars Damaged During WA Couple's Stripping Game • May The Force of Others Be With You • Is It OK to Run an Illegal Library From My Locker at School?
  • 2005
    • No kidding? See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.
    • Semen I'm not sure what amuses me more: that someone would take the time to write 'semen' out with chewed gum, or that I'd spend the time to turn it into a cutout.
    • Little Fluffy Clouds As soon as I got off from work I made a quick swing through home to drop off my bag, then spent the next two hours wandering around, people watching and taking photos.
    • Mom Visits! I got to spend a nice few hours yesterday with Mom as she passed through Seattle on the tail end of a quick trip to see some family and friends scattered around the lower 48.
    • Record warm temperatures today through Friday… Mid-80's today, predicted high of 89 tomorrow. Uff-da! Me? I love it. Summer's back!
  • 2004
    • Descent 2 for Mac OS X: FREE! I'm not much of a gamer. Never have been, likely never will be. Generally, if I get into a game, it's for a few minutes at a time, and either brainless but fun point-and-shoot or brainless drive-around-in-circles racing games.
    • What a deal! While on my lunch break today, I heard the sounds of Queen's 'We are the Champions' emanating from the television mounted in the corner of the burger joint I frequent daily. I looked up to see shots of middle-aged men running down the street, jumping into the air, and pumping their arms in jubilation. Then the subject of the commercial came on.
    • Vivir con miedo, es como vivir a medias! A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
    • So much for that idea So, that was my morning adventure — an aborted and unsuccessful attempt to form better impressions of the Democratic nominee for the 2004 election cycle. Hopefully I'll have another chance before November rolls around (and if I do, I hope it goes better than this one did).
  • 2003
    • Photographer's rights This could be very handy, though I won't be printing it out and reading it fully until tomorrow — The Photographer's Right — your rights when stopped or confronted for photography.
    • Politics in the Matrix? The way the Matrix Reloaded points out the multiple layers of control built into society is perhaps the most potent of the messages it carries. Its one thing to make people aware of the first layer of control. Its far more powerful to make them aware of the way that a built in 'resistance' can be used to solidify the power structure.
    • Santorum gay rights benefactor? U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, R-Pa., has become a 'major donor' to New York's biggest gay rights organization, thanks to a gay comedian's off-Broadway show.
    • Songs, A-Z Well, I didn't read the rules of this game after I saw Dyanna's list, so this list might seem a little odd.
    • Black Hawk Down Overall, I think a healthy dose of cynicism is a good thing, but this time I seem to have taken it a bit far.
    • Memorial Day Weekend This weekend, I explored Ape Cave, saw the south face of Mt. St. Helens, hiked along Lava Canyon, and played on a rope swing! All in all, a very good weekend. I hope yours was as enjoyable!

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 9 posts previously published on May 25th

  • 2018
    • Linkdump for May 13th through May 25th An automatically generated list of links that caught my eye between May 13th and May 25th. • George Takei Accuser Scott Brunton Changed His Story of Drugs, Assault • when i say ‘don’t make jokes about rednecks and hillbillies’, that doesn’t mean i think you’re being racist against white people • Dear NRA, It's Time to Take Away Everyone's Gun • The respect of personhood vs the respect of authority • How the 50-mm Camera Lens Became ‘Normal’
    • Solo was fun. My current high-water mark for “new actors inhabiting characters without just mimicking original actors” is the nuTrek films (esp. Urban as McCoy); while nuHan isn’t quite that good, he wasn’t bad. Lots of fun moments and nods to the rest of the series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  • 2016
    • Bachelor night number two: pizza and another superhero movie! (146/366)
  • 2014
    • Picnic lunch in Riverfront Park in The Dalles as we head up the Gorge on our way back to Ellensburg.
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2004
    • A Portrait of the Author as a Young Man I recently found a stack of old ID cards from my high school days in a drawer, a discovery that led to an interesting mix of amusement and horror as I flipped through them. So what do I do, but take them to work, scan them all in, and bring them back here to expose them to the world. There's something seriously, seriously wrong with me. ;)
    • Alaskans against CAPPS II Washington DC bureaucrats think we need their permission before we can get on a plane. We think they're wrong. They don't understand that up here in Alaska, we use airplanes the way you use taxis. And that's why we, a group of Alaskans, are turning to the US District Court for help.
    • Kerry in Seattle tomorrow Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry will be in Seattle at a free public appearance on Pier 62 tomorrow morning.

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 24 posts previously published on May 24th

  • 2018
    • Every day, there’s a little bit more. Slowly, quietly accumulating. Drifting in, wafting slowly behind us as we walk by. It’s like the world’s cutest horror movie.
    • In accordance with the GDPR-driven updates to privacy policies all over the place, I’m endorsing and appropriating Konstantin Kakaes’ excellent privacy policy update for my own use. Please read this and keep it in mind for all communications with me.
  • 2016
    • First night of Prairie gone for a conference, and I’ve already reverted to my oh-so-healthy bachelor cooking ways. :D (145/366)
  • 2015
    • Kitty wants cake!
    • Our hotel room includes a Black Forest Cake dessert. Yum!
    • Cocktails for two before dinner.
  • 2014
    • Hanging out with the family by the river on a pleasant evening.
    • At Prairie’s dad’s place along the Lewis River for a collective May birthdays celebration.
  • 2010
    • A tiny bit on the Lost finale I've only had a few hours to process the _Lost_ finale, and I was asleep for most of them, so this is still a little unformed and right off the cuff. Still, right off the bat, I'm a bit of two minds on how it all wrapped up...
  • 2009
    • Links for May 19th through May 24th Sometime between May 19th and May 24th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • Agatha Christie: Agatha Christie Breaks a Third World Record • Rules for Time Travelers • Klingon Anti-Virus • Star Trek: What It Teaches Film Makers About Special Effects • Dollar ReDe$Ign Project
  • 2006
    • Upcoming Photothingies After a few days of grumbling and plotting devious ways of kicking my manager (severely, repeatedly, in the shin), my schedule has been reworked so that there are no more conflicts. So. Upcoming things where I will be wandering around, camera in hand....
  • 2005
    • Spielberg’s War of the Worlds Some interesting tidbits in Wired's look at the upcoming Spielberg/Cruise version of War of the Worlds that caught my eye.
    • Writing Assignment I actually think this is an old joke that I've heard before, but it got a good laugh out of me today when Thom posted it...
  • 2004
    • Disney Propaganda (I want this!) Oooers — anybody want to get me a late birthday present? ;)
    • We’re Not Gonna Take It Currently playing on our in-store Muzak system: Twisted Sister's 'We're Not Gonna Take It!'
    • Something for DeAnna Assuming you make it here to Seattle in time and have the time and money once you get here, there's a production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Re-bar through the end of July.
    • Showgirls commentary track While I've never had a chance to catch it, for a while now local Seattle writer David Schmader has been hosing screenings of the infamous Showgirls, providing a running commentary skewering the film in what I've heard makes for an absolutely hilarious showing.
    • Republican lightbulb joke How many members of the Bush Administration are needed to replace a lightbulb?
    • The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Iraq It seems we have our own local Earthly variant of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal, reacting to the Abu Ghraib scandal with the belief that if we didn't see it, it wasn't there — and banning digital cameras in Iraq.
    • The library is really cool I did manage to spend a little time looking around the Seattle Library this Sunday with Prairie and Hope for their opening day festivities. I think this was the first, and quite likely only, time I've ever seen a line to get into a library!
  • 2002
    • North to Alaska Just when I'd reconciled myself to the fact that I wasn't going to be able to afford to head up to Alaska this summer like I'd been planning to see James and Stacy get hitched, what do some of my friends do but chip in to help me out with the cost of the plane ticket.
  • 2001
    • Mars needs a facelift! This just in -- It seems that our nearest neighbor in the Solar System, and most possible target for future colonization, is in dire need of a facelift!
    • Some silly fantasy series Grrr...Calling LOTR (Lord of the Rings) 'some silly fantasy series' is the same as referring to the Sistine Chapel as 'some medieval graffiti' or The Republic as 'simple moral commentary'.
  • 1996
    • [From Usenet: 5.24.96 2300] A shareware utility called Drop*PS (the * is really a bullet) will work wonders, as long as all you want to do is print. Drag the .ps file onto Drop*PS, and it sends the postscript data directly to the printer to interpretet it. Nice 'n simple...