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 18 posts previously published on June 5th

  • 2019
    • Fellow cis/straight/allosexual/alloromantic people: The “A” in LGBTQIA+ isn’t for us. Allyship is an action, not an identity; by claiming the “A”, we center ourselves rather than those we say we support and erase (or, at minimum, risk erasing) asexual and aromantic people.
  • 2018
    • Got my Women of NASA Lego set!
    • Today’s bit of awesomeness: the THX “Deep Note” sound…acapella!
  • 2016
    • Dug down to one of my older t-shirts today. I don’t get out to many concerts; I’m glad that #mlwttkk was one that I made it to. (157/366)
    • Chucks of the day (6/?): Black and white mid tops, with diagonal white accent stripes, of the newer more cushioned style. #chucks #converse
  • 2015
    • Ducklings!
  • 2014
    • It’s a martini kind of day.
    • For #throwbackthursday, posing in my first Utilikilt…10 years ago, in mid-May 2004. A full decade of kilting!
  • 2009
  • 2008
    • The Threat of Photography Given that real terrorists, and even wannabe terrorists, don't seem to photograph anything, why is it such pervasive conventional wisdom that terrorists photograph their targets? Why are our fears so great that we have no choice but to be suspicious of any photographer?
  • 2007
  • 2003
    • Quiet time At a loss for words / Nothing much to write about / Entertain yourselves
    • Justifying the space program It costs NASA less to send a probe to Mars than it would cost Hollywood to make a movie about it.
    • Fear Fear is the darkroom where negatives develop.
    • Tarot Time Tarot decks for everyone!
    • Could be? Look — give me a few gallons of bleach and a few gallons of ammonia, and my bathtub could be used to produce chemical weapons.
  • 2002
    • New mixes online It took a while, but I finally got two new mixes encoded and available from download. I actually made these a few months ago, before I moved out of my old apartment, but just now found them and got around to posting them.
  • 2001
    • Catching up with old friends So, here I am again, doing my usual late-night post before crashing out. Funny how these keep getting later and later — I knew that as soon as I wasn't working, I'd start slipping back into my nocturnal ways. Good or bad, I'm not sure, but I'm quite definitely a night owl….

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 June 4th

  • 2018
    • After taking a year off for job switch, move, settling in to life back in the Seattle area, etc., I finally decided to re-start my exercise routine this morning. My legs are so, so, very not happy with me right now. Ow. /whimper/
  • 2016
    • The fashion show was good, as expected. We had dinner, then dessert, and in a bit, will be off to this evening’s dance program, always one of our favorites. Not a bad Saturday! (156/366)
    • Chucks of the day (5/?): Black on black high tops with flower-garland bedecked skull design. I’ve never been sure if this is a design for some specific thing, entity, or organization, or if it’s just a fun design. #chucks #converse
    • Chucks of the day (4/?): low top slip-ons, originally brown and orange…until the day I forgot to change shoes before heading out to mow the lawn. These are now my yard work shoes. #chucks #converse
  • 2015
    • Odd observation of the day: I don’t really know how the sensors on this building’s urinals’ auto-flushers work, but this shirt sure seems to confuse the heck out of them. FLUSH! FLUSH AGAIN! KEEP FLUSHING!!!
  • 2014
    • Some days one of me just isn’t enough.
  • 2008
    • Photographing the Police ...is perfectly legal. Not that this should be a big surprise, but after the City of Seattle settled a lawsuit with a photographer last year to the tune of $8,000, the Seattle Police Department has clarified its policies.
    • Fire Tornadoes While I've never been around one (something I'm not at all disappointed about), I've certainly heard of tornadoes, waterspouts, and I've seen many of their smaller cousin, the dust devil. However, I'd never thought about what the wind patterns around a wildfire might do.
    • Deficit Attention Disorder From the Christian Science Monitor, a funny editorial advertising Restraint®, a cure for Deficit Attention Disorder (DAD)!
  • 2004
    • Puzzle time How many petals around the rose? I figured it out in under a minute (my first guess was half right, three subsequent rolls allowed me to fine tune and confirm the answer).
    • Dress Code Yesterday I needed to grab something to drink about an hour after I started my shift, so I ducked over to the Starbucks Coffee next door. The barrista gave me a quick look up and down, then asked, 'Hey! Where's the Utilikilt?'
    • Almost famous A couple of months ago, I was interviewed by a prominent news/entertainment magazine for an article they were preparing on webloggers who had lost their jobs or faced some other form of catastrophe due to their weblogging. Unfortunately, the article's since been shelved.
  • 2003
    • Well, hey there, sailor! In an unusual act of patriotism, a Nevada brothel is offering free sex to troops returning from the U.S.-Iraq war.
  • 2002
    • Back in the day I'm about to head to bed, but I just found this article, and as far as I'm concerned, it should be required reading for anyone who's been online for more than just the past few years: When 300 baud was the bomb, from Salon.
  • 1998
    • [From Usenet: 6.4.98 2300] I'm wondering if anyone has any pointers or tips as far as getting on any label promotional mailing lists. It's hard enough weeding through what new music we get up here to find the stuff worth spending the money on...freebies could be a major benefit.

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 June 3rd

  • 2019
    • Book thirty-six of 2019: How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back, by Diana Rowland. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ These continue to be fun, as the world and the conspiracies grow in scope. Some things have improved, but some continue to go downhill….
  • 2016
    • Today’s the last day of #pride week at #cwu. Remembered to pick up this year’s shirt, too! (155/366) #cwupride #prideweek #pride2016
    • Chucks of the day (3/?): white high tops with black accents, red flecks/speckles along the sidewalks. #chucks #converse
  • 2014
    • I dunno…this character looks pretty shady to me. You sure he can be trusted?
  • 2007
    • Snorkel Practice So now we've got flippers. Apparently, this makes Prairie a mermaid...and me a frog. I don't know, I just report what I'm told.... ;)
  • 2005
    • In Search of a Sugar Daddy Y'know, all I need right now is for some kind wealthy benefactor to drop about six grand in my bank account. Of course, that's not exactly likely. Possible sure...but improbable enough that as I don't have easy access to the Heart of Gold, I don't expect it'll happen.
    • The IRS is more thorough than I thought… Amusing bits from IRS Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income, Other Income: Bribes, Found Property, Illegal Income, Kickbacks, and Stolen Property.
    • DJ Humor Two DJs were talking. One of them says 'Hey, you should see this movie I saw the other day! It's GREAT!' The other one replies, 'Oh, I don't know...Who's the projectionist?'
  • 2004
    • One down… On a not entirely unrelated note, though, I had one thought when I saw Tenet's picture in this Time article: George Tenet and Bill Murray…separated at birth?
    • Folklife reports I only made it out to one day of this year's Folklife festival, but Chas made it through all four days. He's got a good writeup of his time there, contrasting it to a similar event in DC and pointing out quite a few links to local bands worth investigating.
    • Withdrawal symptoms Here’s what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey. And like so many addicts about to face cold turkey, our leaders are now committing violent crimes to get what little is left of what we’re hooked on.
  • 2003
    • Don't talk and drive I've never felt that talking and driving at the same time was a good idea, even to the point of ticking off some of my friends by refusing to talk with them if they were driving. If it were up to me, there'd just be a non-conditional ban on using cell phones while driving, period.
    • 26 Things on tuesday july 1st 2003, 26 things to hunt for will be posted on this website and you are free to complete the project on or before thursday july 31st 2003. come back friday august 1st to submit your 26 things website.
    • Caption Contest What's the best caption you can come up with for this sign?
  • 2002
    • I used to have fingerprints Saturday was a fun day. At least, it was if you consider that I'm using 'fun' in the most bitterly sarcastic way humanly possible.
    • Americans are never this nice An African Masai tribesman who was visiting New York at the time of the 9/11 attacks went back to his tribe and explained to them what had happened and how it had affected life here in America. The tribe took donations and are donating 14 head of cattle to the United States of America!
    • Kidney Thieves/16 Volt/KMFDM/Pig Well, it took a few days for me to get off my lazy butt and actually put anything up on my page — but the concert I went to on Friday night kicked much ass!
  • 2001
    • DVDs: Closets, aliens, and dinos I was only planning on one purchase for the week, but ended up with three, as I got a $25 gift certificate from Suncoast the other day. The Celluloid Closet, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Allosaurus.
    • Unemployed weekends Well, it's official. As of 5pm today, I am officially unemployed. Now I've got no solid pans for the next two weeks other than getting everything I own sorted, packed, and ready to ship to Seattle. Kinda cool -- kinda scary. I haven't been without a job in about ten years...this is a new thing for me.

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 14 posts previously published on June 2nd

  • 2016
    • Out at the ballfields for the annual #CWU #LAJ end-of-year softball, BBQ, and awards shindig. So windy! (154/366)
    • Chucks of the day (2/?): black on black high tops. One of my older and more worn pairs. #chucks #converse
  • 2014
    • Lunch with Prairie in the shade on the CWU lawn on a pretty day. (“Yay!” says Prairie.)
  • 2010
  • 2006
  • 2005
    • Kumquat Mania I generally skip most of Fark's photoshop threads, as they're generally only of fair-to-middling quality, and the level of humor is often lower than I generally get a kick out of. This one I had to check out though...and I'm glad I did.
  • 2004
  • 2003
    • More on Salam Pax Slate's Peter Maass offers some more details on Iraqi blogger Salam Pax, after realizing that he knew Salam personally.
    • Looney Tunes John Gruber of Daring Fireball says many of the same things I did, only far more professionally.
    • The Animatrix End result — thanks to Amazon, I've got my copy of The Animatrix one day before its official street date. As long as I was awake, and didn't have to actually wander out to my bus stop until around noon, I popped in the disc.

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 June 1st

  • 2018
    • Book nineteen of 2018: Crossplay, by Niki Smith. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
    • Book eighteen of 2018: Cormorant Run, by Lilith Saintcrow. ⭐️⭐️
    • Increasingly convinced that Trump’s tariffs will manage to crash the economy right after the Nov. elections, so that if we do get a “blue wave”, Dems will get blamed for the crash, setting up either Trump’s re-election or some other racist, sexist piece of trash’s win in 2020.
  • 2016
    • This hat showed up in the mail — it’s got to be a graduation present from Dad and/or Mom. A bit ahead of the game, perhaps, but the optimism is appreciated! (153/366)
    • Chucks of the day (1/?): low tops, black with maroon stripe, black/grey/maroon striped tongue and lining, black laces. #chucks #converse
  • 2014
    • Are you sure the weekend’s over? Like, really, really sure?
  • 2009
    • Preliminary Vacation Plans We haven't been on a big vacation since the trip to Hawaii for Hope and Peter's wedding a couple years ago, and haven't even had a lot of chances for smaller weekend 'mini-breaks' lately, so we're really looking forward to this.
    • Links for May 26th through June 1st Sometime between May 26th and June 1st, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • On the (Rebooted) Final Frontier • 15 Sexist Vintage Ads • Seattle Police Dispatched to Zombie Walk • Confessions of an Introverted Traveler • Meme Scenery
  • 2007
    • Photography Workflow I just had someone ask me through my Flickr account about my photography workflow and sales experience, and I figured I might as well put my response up here for...um...posterity? Ego-stroking? ;)
  • 2006
    • It’s just not the same… It occurs to me that I've never done this without a half-dozen other girls.
    • Random Bits… I'm healthy, the Simpsons are funny, I have dress clothes for prom, and there will be lots of Jason Webley goodness in the upcoming days.
  • 2005
    • March of the Penguins This is rather horrendously teen-girl-Livejournal-y, but for once, I'm actually tempted to let lose with an "EEEEEEEEEE! PENGUINS!"
  • 2004
    • Fun on the bus For the rest of the trip, she sat next to me, talking to herself (and occasionally to me, though very rarely did I actually catch any intelligible words), inflection bouncing up and down the scale as she asked and then answered her own questions, and occasionally bursting into a sudden fit of giggles.
    • Vacation time! Laying out rough plans for an upcoming vacation in September to see Marc and Laura get married and celebrate Erika and my dad's birthdays.
    • Suggestions: Good candidate overview sites? i know i don't want bush in office again, but i don't want to vote for just anyone, either. if you can find me a site that lays it all out in a clear, concise manner, i'll read through it all and see if i can't decide which person i feel would do the best job in office
    • If I were to move anywhere… …I often think it would be San Francisco. First they give the gay marriage movement a rousing kick-start — now a San Francisco judge has ruled Bush's recent ban on abortions unconstitutional.
  • 2003
    • Good luck, Larry Wachowski There's a very interesting and serious story that's just staring to break on the 'net, that I'm afraid is going to be presented in extremely unflattering and quite probably derrogative ways once it starts to spread.
    • Newly Digital (Back in the Day, redux) Adam Kalsey has started a project he calls Newly Digital -- a collection of stories about when people first discovered computers, got online, and so on. In that vein, I'm updating and reposting my 'Back in the Day' post from roughly a year ago, to contribute to the project. Enjoy!
    • Finding Nemo Pixar continues their as yet unbroken string of excellent movies with Finding Nemo, the story of a father's hunt for his missing child.
    • The Bourne Identity Quite fun to watch — more known for his dramatic roles, Damon does a very credible job with the action scenes, and Famke Potente (of Run Lola Run) is very enjoyable as a girl swept up in Damon's flight and search for clues.
    • Traffic Traffic got a ton of good reviews when it came out, but for one reason or another, it just didn't grab me very much.
  • 2001
    • This I’ve gotta get! Henry Rollins has finally just released a spoken-word performance to DVD! I was lucky enough (as were a bunch of my friends) to be able to see him when he came to give one of his spoken word performances at UAA a few years back, and I've already got two of the spoken word CD's he's released.
    • I’m hungry… …and since it's after my lunch time, I can't exactly bail out of here to grab something to eat. Guess I'll just have to order myself a Ninja Burger.
    • Slight page updates I just went through and made some slight adjustments to some of the pages on the site (mainly this one, my resume, and my DJ Wüdi propaganda) to reflect the fact that I'm not going to be in Anchorage for much longer.

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 31st

  • 2017
    • Spent some time exploring Renton today, and ended up taking a nice walk up and down the length of the park right on Lake Washington.
  • 2016
    • My one #tattoo…so far. Funny thing is, I don’t even really remember quite when I got it, only that it was a couple years or so before I left Alaska (so…1998/99-ish?). I have plans for one, perhaps two more…but one of those I’ve had in mind for nearly as long as I’ve had this one, […]
  • 2014
    • Time for our usual pre-arts-event treat!
  • 2009
    • Schoolboy Once Again There's been a change of plans that's taken place over the past couple weeks, and now that I've verified that talking about it publicly won't risk my status with the unemployment office: I've decided to take advantage of having a lot of unclaimed free time and head back to school!
  • 2005
    • Virtual Moving While my DSL line and aging webserver were fine for my needs a while ago, I'm outgrowing them. So, I think it's time for me to pare things down a little bit and look into external hosting options.
    • Blade: Trinity I just got finished watching Blade: Trinity. While I'm certainly not going to make any claims about it being a _good_ movie, it ended up being _far_ more entertaining than I expected it to be (and probably more than it had any real right to be).
  • 2004
    • Most naturally beautiful women A 'panel of experts' (beauty and fashion editors, make-up artists, model agencies and photographers) has just released a list of the top 100 most naturally beautiful women. Here's the top 10.
    • More on the Monorail fire Amusingly enough, while talking with Prairie about the stories, where her reaction was to be a little freaked out and quite glad she wasn't around, my first reaction was, 'Well, no-one got hurt. Wish I'd been there with my camera!'
    • Memorial Day To dad, any of my relatives living or deceased that served, and to all those serving now…thanks.
    • Can Bush do anything but lie? The Washington Post takes a look at the slew of false advertising coming out of the Bush administration.
    • On motivating your actors …during filming, when [director Alfonzo] Cuaron needed [Daniel] Radcliffe to convey the proper look of astonishment, he took his young charge aside and coached: 'Pretend you're seeing Cameron Diaz in a G-string.'
  • 2003
    • Licence plates in The Matrix The discussion thread regarding Matrix: Revolutions on the Home Theater Forum is turning up all sorts of interesting tidbits, including the fact that all the licence plates seem to be biblical quotes!
    • Which Agent Smith are you? I'm 'Snarky Smith' — the Agent of Wit. Which Agent Smith are you?
    • No more standalone IE Also — does this also kill IE for the Mac? IE already hadn't been updated for the Mac in ages, and with the proliferation of alternative browsers available out there for OS X — including Apple's own Safari — has Microsoft decided it's time to concede the browser war as far as the Mac platform goes?
    • Write a blog, say hello to the FBI Note to the FBI: Feel free to browse through my politics category archives, just be sure to knock before entering my apartment. ;)
    • Bush lied. People died. Jack Straw and his US counterpart, Colin Powell, privately expressed serious doubts about the quality of intelligence on Iraq's banned weapons programme at the very time they were publicly trumpeting it to get UN support for a war on Iraq, the Guardian has learned.
  • 2002
    • Fight Club Everything had gone so easy, I wondered. I'd done everything the mechanic said to do. This was why we needed to buy a gun. This was doing my homework.

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

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.