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 28…

There are 26 posts previously published on January 28th

  • 2017
    • Book eleven (and first #PKDickAward nominee) of 2017: The Mercy Journals, by Claudia Casper. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
    • Fun find at Goodwill today: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, with the original creepy illustrations!
    • Had a #womensmarch postcard writing session this morning with Prairie; they’ll be in the mailbox today!
  • 2016
    • Just beaming in to point out that we’re just eight weeks away from #nwc39! (28/366)
  • 2014
    • Aircraft carriers are huge!
    • Hazy morning, and a really high tide that makes for rocky walking, but this is our last morning for a beach walk, and by golly, we’re going to do it!
  • 2010
    • Thoughts on the iPad If I didn't already have a perfectly-functional-even-if-I-don't-like-it-all-that-much Windows based laptop, I'd be preordering an iPad the first day they're in the Apple Store. As it is, I'll likely be grabbing whatever the current version is the day our laptop dies.
  • 2009
    • Links for January 27th through January 28th Sometime between January 27th and January 28th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • Babies Know - a Little Dirt Is Good for You • Feb. 17 Digital TV Conversion Is Still on After House Vote • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance—Now With Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! • The CSS3 `:not()` Selector • Graffiti Removal - City of Kent, Washington
    • Everything But Marriage I happen to be of the opinion that we should remove marriage from the secular system entirely -- that is, courts would merely deal with civil unions, which would be identical and impart identical rights to any couple, straight or gay -- and let the churches handle marriage ceremonies for people who want them.
    • Print Stylesheets Return I've resurrected the print stylesheet for my site. Admittedly, I have no idea how often people print something they find here (and I would guess that it's not very often at all), but at least now I know that if they do, they'll get something useful.
  • 2008
    • Star Trek Optimism When I first heard that work was beginning on a new Star Trek film, I suppose you could have described my first response as more cautious than optimistic. However, as more and more details appear, I'm moving more and more towards the 'optimism' side of things.
  • 2006
    • Portfolio 2: KidsQuest Childrens Museum Exhibit design firm PPI Design and Fabrication used this photo as part of an exhibit at the newly-opened KidsQuest Childrens Museum in Bellevue.
    • Family Values I never met _anyone_ sillier than your dad...until _you_ came along.
    • Jason Webley Bootlegs Prompted by a discussion on Jason's forum, I've finally re-posted all of the Jason Webley bootlegs I've managed to get my hands on.
  • 2005
    • Goodbye, Grandma Earlier this week, I god word from dad that mom's mother had suffered a massive heart attack and was in her nursing home's hospital, likely with only a few days left to live. A second, more mild heart attack followed soon afterwards, and today at just a little after 4pm Seattle time, Grandma died.
    • Gallimaufry 6 Just a quick run-through tonight — I've got dinner and movies waiting for me — I'll come back and babble more about these later on (maybe). Same deal as always, ten songs at random…
    • Lightbulb Joke 2005 How many Bush Administration officials does it take to change a light bulb?
  • 2004
    • Here we go again… Think they'll buy the April Fool's joke thing again? Nah, better go with the bit about the top-secret location.
    • Look out, Bush That's 4632 registered Republicans who wrote in a Democrat in their ballot.
  • 2003
    • R.I.P. Opera While there had been rumors of an Apple-branded web browser for a while, Safari's introduction at this most recent MacWorld took a lot of people by surprise, and watching the reaction has been quite interesting. Yesterday, Opera Software (makers of the Opera webbrowser) announced that they may stop development on the Mac version of their browser.
    • State of the Union I didn't get to listen in to the Bush's State of the Union address tonight, as I was at work, but I just pulled down the CNN transcript to look over. Let's see what we've got…
    • I need a drool cup Oh my lord. Apple just revamped their desktop line and dropped prices — severely — on their monitors.
    • An honest job application Rick sent me this a long time ago, and having job stuff on my brain, I remembered it and dug it out to post here. What follows is (at least in theory) an actual job application submitted to McDonald's by a 17 year old applicant. He got the job.
  • 2002
    • Interesting tidbits Just some interesting stuff I've stumbled across in the last few days. I might start doing this occasionally -- the things I grab may or may not be of interest to anyone else, but they catch my eye for one reason or another. Make of that what you will.
    • It does snow here! Candice and I walked down to Westlake Center (one of two main shopping malls in downtown Seattle), and were both amazed at how dead it was for a Sunday afternoon. Apparently nobody thought they could actually make it out of the house.
  • 1994
    • [From Usenet 1.28.94 1044] Found one here...only got two albums (Crushed Velvet Apocalypse and Shadow Weaver), but am anxious to get more. Do you know TearGarden? More similar stuff...also fun.

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 27…

There are 17 posts previously published on January 27th

  • 2019
    • Book ten of 2019: Alien Virus Love Disaster: Stories by Abbey Mei Otis. #PKDickAward nominee. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📚 Some of these are funny, many of them are disquieting and leave the reader a little uneasy. I didn’t dislike it, though I’m not sure I can really say that I liked it.
    • Book nine of 2019: Time Was, by Ian McDonald. #PKDickAward nominee. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📚 A short, sweet tale of soldiers in love, time travel, the unraveling of their story, and the love of books. I very much enjoyed this one.
  • 2018
    • Before and after.
  • 2016
    • Happy Wednesday! The lightbulb-over-the-head thing isn’t as impressive when one bank of fluorescent lights is burnt out. (27/366)
  • 2014
    • Another find in old boxes. Nobody’s sure what this is; the only thing everyone agreed on was “creepy.” So, of course, I asked if I could have it. :D
    • Found while going through Prairie’s grandpa’s old boxes: an Alaska travel brochure published in 1976. So much good stuff in here!
    • Trying something new: a swordfish sandwich!
    • Footies in the surf!
    • Another pretty morning, another pretty beach walk. I can understand why SoCal is such a draw for so many people.
    • We didn’t think to bring sandals when we packed, so we both got new sandals for beach walking. Prairie’s are really cute, mine look good in a very guy-ish way.
  • 2009
    • Links for January 26th through January 27th Sometime between January 26th and January 27th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • _Gods and Monsters_ Is 99 Cents Jan. 27th, 2009 Thru Feb. 03rd, 2009 at iTunes US • Obama Tells Arabic Network US Is 'Not Your Enemy' • 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Layers | Screen Forensics • Pope Outrages Jews Over Holocaust Denier
  • 2007
    • Faux Klingons Don't let faux Klingons send real Americans to war. It's wrong.
  • 2005
    • Michael Hanscom for Governor of Washington If these idiots actually force us into a re-vote, I'll mount a write-in candidacy drive. Michael Hanscom for Governor of Washington. Sounds good to me. Hell, just running on a platform of 'no re-votes if I lose' should get me a sizeable chunk of the vote.
    • A pronounced deficiency in IQ | Metafilter My theory - it's Bush's comprehensive knowledge of and fluency in Latin that leads to his pronunciation.
  • 2004
    • One cookie = $10 billion TrueMajority.org has a nicely effective flash animation posted using Oreo cookies to demonstrate how easy it really could be to fund social needs and keep our military budget at a resonable level.
  • 2003
    • Crossing my fingers So, a while back, I'd gone poking around Apple's job site, as it was rumored that they were going to be opening an Apple Store just outside of Seattle, in Bellingham, and I signed up for their job search. Tonight I got e-mailed details on four job openings for the upcoming Bellevue store, and decided what the heck — it's worth a shot! So, I've applied for two of the positions: Mac Specialist and Mac Genius.
  • 1996

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 26…

There are 17 posts previously published on January 26th

  • 2019
    • Book eight of 2019: The Body Library, by Jeff Noon. #PKDickAward nominee. ⭐️⭐️ 📚 Much like the first in this series, there are a lot of interesting ideas, in this case about stories, narratives, and our relationships with them…yet it simply didn’t resonate with me at all.
  • 2016
    • Watching Anthony Bourdain drink frightening amounts of Guinness in Dublin. I can’t stand the stuff, though both my mom and brother enjoy beers so dark they’re served with a knife and fork. (26/366)
  • 2015
    • We had some crazy, proverbial pea soup, Exorcist poster levels of fog in the ‘Burg tonight. Creepy, but pretty!
  • 2014
    • Couldn’t quite tell if the hole in this rock was natural or artificial.
    • Found someone’s project.
    • Off for another morning beach walk.
  • 2010
    • Microsoft Excel .xls and .xlsx weirdness I've been attempting to troubleshoot some issues with sending Excel files back and forth between my Mac at home and a professor who uses a Mac at home and a Windows PC at school. Even though we're both using current versions of Excel, and though the files opened fine on her Mac, she was having consistent problems on the Windows machine.
    • Links for January 20th through January 26th Sometime between January 20th and January 26th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • Here comes the new cell phone etiquette • Menifee school officials remove dictionary over term 'oral sex' • The Cost of Care • The Science & the Fiction • Christopher Hitchens on "Like"
  • 2009
    • Links for January 21st through January 26th Sometime between January 21st and January 26th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • Improved Del.Icio.Us Posting Bookmarklet (With Gruber’s Title Case Goodness) • Time Machine backups on network shares in Leopard • Obama signs order to close Guantanamo in a year • The Obameter: Tracking Barack Obama's Campaign Promises • US Democracy Server: Patch Day
  • 2007
    • No More West Wing For a guy who doesn't much like TV, I'm sure enjoying some of the shows. Quite a bit after the fact, but it's _so_ much nicer this way!
  • 2006
    • Ultraviolet Or, to put it another way: Milla Jovovich + tight outfits + promising effects + promising action = my ass is in the theatre. ;)
    • iTunes Ratings Following in the footsteps of jwz, Tim Bray, AKMA, and Paul, here's the rating system I use in iTunes.
    • Lost s02e11: Fire + Water Scribbled notes while watching last night's episode of Lost. Spoilers, obviously, so only read further if you want to...
  • 2005
    • I hate it when I’m stupid So now I've got a TypePad account that I'm not using that's all paid up and useable until next December. What in the world do I do with that?
  • 2004
    • Pedometer pedometer measures how many children you touch inappropriately...?
  • 2003
    • I want Trinity for my birthday Anyway, one of the big deals about the Superbowl is always the various commercials and trailers that are shown during the game, since it's always got such a huge audience. The majority of these generally wouldn't concern me any more than the Superbowl itself would, but I did find out that the latest trailer for the next two Matrix films was released, and is already available on the net.
    • This is a test Just testing to see if I've sucessfully enabled MT's built-in image processing capabilities.

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 25…

There are 21 posts previously published on January 25th

  • 2019
    • Star Trek Doesn’t Exist Within Star Trek As Star Trek doesn’t include itself, historical displays on the Enterprise shouldn’t show the first space shuttle.
    • Displays of prior ships named Enterprise in Star Trek shouldn’t include the original space shuttle, as it was only named such due to support from fans of the show, which wouldn’t exist within the Star Trek universe. 🖖
  • 2016
    • Nice foggy night tonight. Cold…but looks neat. (25/366)
  • 2014
    • Authentic Southern California take-out burrito from a cute little hole-in-the-wall joint for dinner. So good!
    • Why we’re in California: Paying our respects to Prairie’s grandfather. Very nice service and reception today.
    • Prairie’s treasures.
    • Beautiful morning here.
    • A nice morning walk along the beach, watching the surfers.
    • My newest niece has the most adorable purple monster feetie socks!
  • 2009
    • Pacific Science Center’s Lucy Exhibit Stumbling Lucy's second stop on the tour is at Seattle's Pacific Science Center, where her exhibit is running from October through March 8th. Unfortunately, that could very well be her _last_ stop before heading home to Ethiopia. Apparently, not enough people are bothering to see the exhibit.
  • 2006
    • An’ that’s the truth! If those bible-thumpers really want a conundrum, how about this? If you take the word 'presbyterians' and rearrange the letters...it spells 'Britney Spears'.
    • Dad’s on Flickr After having some recurring problems with the Gallery software that we'd been using for the Hanscom Family Gallery, I decided to throw in the towel and talked dad into putting his Flickr account to use. I'm so glad I did.
    • Lost s02e11: The Hunting Party Scribbled notes while watching last Wednesday night's episode of Lost (I actually watched it a few days ago, but just realized that I'd forgotten to post this. Oops!). Spoilers, obviously, so only read further if you want to...
  • 2005
    • Consequences of an Overactive Imagination People passing me on the streets at night never know of the creatures stalking them. Wingless batlike creatures the size of large dogs, walking on their forelegs, hind legs slung up and over their shoulders and terminating in wicked-looking claws.
  • 2004
    • Living my dreams Tonight, as I left the dance floor and stood against the wall, I had to smile. Years ago, things like this were nothing more than a fantasy, something I'd seen and knew that I wanted to be a part of, but didn't have the opportunities to take advantage of. Now, though, it's a fantasy no longer, but a world that I'm part of.
    • You have to wonder about the gift shop… Something for a list of places to go should I ever visit Los Angeles: the brand spanking (ahem) new sex museum.
    • R.I.P. Captain Kangaroo Bob Keeshan, more popularly known as Captain Kangaroo, has died.
    • The Joys of McDonalds His mission: To eat three meals a day for 30 days at McDonald's and document the impact on his health. Within a few days of beginning his drive-through diet, Spurlock, 33, was vomiting out the window of his car, and doctors who examined him were shocked at how rapidly Spurlock's entire body deteriorated.
  • 2003
    • Lizette& A while back, while digging through my friend Kory's mp3.com page, I stumbled across a remix he did of a song called 'Breathe,' by an artist going by Lizette&. I downloaded his mix and liked it a lot. Curious by that point, I decided to see if I could track down the original version to see what Kory had started with.
    • Reminder – DJ Wüdi mixes Just a quick reminder for those of you who may be new to my site, and might not have bounced around some of the rest of what I have up here. Over on my DJ Wüdi propaganda page, I have eleven mix sessions available for download as .mp3 files. They range from 22 minutes to an hour and seventeen minutes in length, and from 26 Mb to 88 Mb in file size, so you'll probably want to have a broadband connection (or a lot of patience) to download them.
    • MT upgrades I've just added a new plug-in to MovableType — SmartyPants. It's a relatively minor thing, but one that's nice to have — it automatically converts common characters into their typographically-correct versions. I've also hacked into the code to build TrackBack pings as they happen, speeding up individual page requests.

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 23…

There are 18 posts previously published on January 23rd

  • 2019
    • Linkdump for January 11th through January 23rd An automatically generated list of links that caught my eye between January 11th and January 23rd. • A meteor hit the moon during the lunar eclipse. Here’s what we know. • DuckDuckGo Taps Apple Maps to Power Private Search Results • To save the sound of a Stradivarius, a whole city must keep quiet • An Idea for Electoral College Reform That Both Parties Might Actually Like • he oral history of the Hampsterdance: The twisted true story of one of the world's first memes
  • 2018
    • A full set of 2018 #pkdickaward nominees to read before the award ceremony at #nwc41. Better get started!
  • 2016
    • Book four of 2016: Nexus, by Ramez Naam. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #rameznaam #PKDickAward pre-nominee. (23/366)
  • 2014
    • I wore my dinosaur socks today. Raaaaawwrrrrr!!!
    • Ahhh, the SeaTac DoubleTree – our home away from home!
  • 2007
    • Drama and Disappointment As I mentioned Xebeth and her situation a few times on this site, I've gotten a few inquiries as to her current situation, as it's been a while since I've mentioned her. This is why. She's not dying -- but, I'm sad to say, it appears that she's not well, either.
  • 2006
    • Attention Tomato Scouts! Not only is Jason gracing us with a free song every week (starting this week), but the old, mostly broken, overrun-by-spam guestbook has been replaced with a new, not at all broken forum. And there was much rejoicing.
  • 2005
    • Note: Contains Nudity This is one of the funniest things I've seen today: Netflix' summary for a movie titled 'Sexmission'...
    • Stop! The Windows Error Message Generator allowed me to recreate (to the best of my ability) the single funniest and most exasperating error messages I've ever seen on a Windows machine.
  • 2004
    • Read this. Any attempt at an introduction or pullquote wouldn't do this justice, so just go read it.
    • Most-blogged books of 2003 Another list post, this time, All Consuming's list of the most-blogged books of 2003. As before, books in bold and prefaced with » I've read.
    • The real State of the Union I found this link purporting to be a remix of this year's State of the Union address (much like one from last year), but given the content of the snippets used, I think that it's just another take on last year's speech. It's still bizarre and often laugh-out-loud funny, though.
    • AOL Presidential Match Lane pointed out the AOL presidential selector today, so I wandered over to take a look. It's quite similar to the Presidential Candidate Selector that I pointed out last July, though the results were a bit different (of course, the possible candidates are different now, and there has been more time for all of them to fine-tune their policies and messages).
    • iTMS RSS feeds For any of you RSS/Newsreader junkies out there: you can now create customized RSS feeds from the iTunes Music Store. New releases, just added, top sellers, just the categories and information you want. Quite nifty.
    • Lizette& album available I've mentioned the band Lizette& before. When I got up this morning, I found a comment from their drummer, Alex, letting me know that their album is (finally) now available for order through their website! I've been waiting for this one for a while.
    • Plot vs. Monster of the Week The more I watch of Buffy, I'm starting to notice one definite similarity between my enjoyment of that show and my enjoyment of the X-Files.
  • 2003
    • If it feels good, do it. I am committed to defeating, not only the good work of charities, but the values that will bring lasting peace. And we have a great opportunity during this time of war to lead the world towards suicide, and murder.
  • 1997
    • [From Usenet: 1.23.97 0000] I am curious as to how well it presents the principles of taoism. What I read I liked, and have kept with me since then, and I'm becoming more interested in exploring this further.

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 22…

There are 24 posts previously published on January 22nd

  • 2019
    • Edgar Lots of people on Twitter and Facebook getting all excited about Edgar, and every time, the first picture I have in my head is from Men in Black. (I think they’re actually talking about sports. Glad they’re excited, it’s just not a fandom I’m a part of, and it’s been making me laugh this afternoon.)
    • Book six of 2019: A Man of Shadows, by Jeff Noon. ⭐️⭐️ 📚 An odd book, with elements that reminded me of other media I’ve enjoyed (the film Dark City, Michael Ende’s Momo), but which ultimately didn’t satisfy me. Hoping I’ll like the #PKDickAward nominated sequel more.
  • 2016
    • This is how this newspaper proof of life thing works, right? Right? #doingitwrong #neverescaping (22/366)
  • 2014
    • Ack! Getting sucked in to the computer! Ooh, maybe I’ll get to meet Tron. See you on the Grid!
  • 2009
    • Why 1984 Won’t Be Like ‘1984’ Twenty-five years ago today, Apple's '1984' commercial broadcast.
    • The New Me Last week sometime, I was brainstorming with ways to personalize the design of my site a bit while still working within my limited artistic and design sensibilities. On a whim, I emailed Shari to see if she might be willing to sketch a version of me that I'd be able to work into the design somehow.
    • Obama and Open Government It's reports like this one from the EFF that go a long way towards boosting my confidence in the next four (eight!) years. I think I'm going to like this guy.
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
    • Jobs for everyone I doubt this is very serious (or likely), but apparently someone has set up a grassroots movement to elect Apple CEO Steve Jobs president!
    • State of the Union Some people think it's more important to give a big campaign contribution than to vote…that it's "the American way" to buy access and influence with big money…that it's OK if public policy is sold to the highest bidder. Some even think that the only real democracy is in the marketplace, where we all supposedly vote with our dollars.
    • Small World Back when I worked at TimeFrame, I worked with a 'gentleman' by the name of J.C. Truly a piece of work, this guy was — I mean, I hate to call the guy a prick, but the only reason he'd ever wear a tie would be to keep the foreskin from snapping up over his face.
    • Singing my own song I've always tried to do my best to sing my own song. Some days I do better than others, of course, and it's easy to get lost in the chorus, but at least I can always keep trying.
  • 2002
    • That’s a big cockroach! I swear, that cockroach is going to pick up my stereo, put it on his shoulders and just crawl right out of there one of these days...
  • 2001
    • Why I collect movies Every so often I get people expressing amazement, wonder, or just shaking their heads in confusion when they see my DVD collection, either by checking the listing here on my site, or coming by my house and seeing the bookcase full of discs.
    • Apt Ringers? Dead Pupil? Two new ones today -- one of which I've never seen, and the other I've only seen part of. Yes, I do this on occasion...luckily, very rarely come up with a real dud.

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 21…

There are 18 posts previously published on January 21st

  • 2017
    • Got back to town and found the #Ellensburg rally in support of the #womensmarch events! We hit two protests in one day!
    • Signs! #womensmarch #yakima
    • So many people, even on this side of the state! We’ve heard others guessing around 2,000, which wouldn’t surprise us! #womensmarch #yakima
    • Make vaginas great again! #womensmarch #yakima
    • Gathering for the #womensmarch in #yakima!
  • 2016
    • Proof of life! ;) Some of my contacts have expressed concerns that my daily photo updates were a ruse, and asked my captors to include a newspaper in a photo as proof that these are being taken on the appropriate day. So here I am with this week’s issue of the CWU Observer (the only […]
  • 2015
  • 2014
    • Got the last of the P. K. Dick nominees in the mail today. Adding it to the to-read stack!
  • 2009
    • Links for January 21st from 08:43 to 17:23 Sometime between 08:43 and 17:23, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • US Democracy Server: Patch Day • Gregg Nations’s Job - Keeping ‘Lost’ on Track • The Inauguration of President Barack Obama - The Big Picture • 88 Lines about 44 Presidents • Obama inauguration stops traffic - web traffic, that is
  • 2005
    • Gallimaufry 5 The weekly music meme: ten songs at random from my music collection, plus assorted rambling.
  • 2004
    • Mars Dead or Alive If you've got an hour to kill and a broadband connection, the NOVA program 'Mars Dead or Alive' is freely available on the web!
    • Pictures from Mars Very cool webpage automatically collecting and displaying the newest images from Mars.
    • Preliminary Birthday Wishlist This is really early (my birthday isn't until May 3rd), but I'm starting to put together a birthday wishlist. Admittedly, just about everything I've come up with so far is definitely on the 'wish' side (as in, triple-digit prices), but I can dream, right? ;)
    • A look at the Iowa caucus experience Lane and Tina have both posted their impressions of the caucus session for their corner of Iowa, on Eat Your Vegetables and Kickass Sociology, respectively. Some interesting comments, especially as I'm planning on hitting the local precinct caucus for my area of Seattle in early February.
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 1996
    • [From the archives: 1.21.96 0639] I actually have been doing some occasional work on my pages lately, just haven't done much in the way of recording it here, just because few of them have been very major.

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 20…

There are 28 posts previously published on January 20th

  • 2018
    • On our way downtown! #womensmarch
  • 2017
  • 2016
    • The sign says don’t tease the snake, but it didn’t seem to care when I told it it looked like an overstuffed muddy shoelace. (20/366)
  • 2014
    • Lunch and a book in the library.
  • 2011
    • Happy Penguin Awareness Day! It seems that Jan. 20th is Penguin Awareness Day. Though I was not aware of this, I _am_ aware of penguins. You should be too. Just in case you're not...here are some penguins. Be aware.
  • 2009
    • Obama’s Inauguration Speech Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.
    • Links for January 19th through January 20th Sometime between January 19th and January 20th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • 'Battlestar Galactica's' Ron Moore addresses the shocking developments of 'Sometimes a Great Notion' • The country's new robots.txt file • Gothic Charm School • One man's take on the new whitehouse.gov on TwitPic • The top 25 Bushisms of all time. • Worst Commercial Placement Ever
    • Congratulations President Obama! President Barack Obama, right, is congratulated by daughter Sasha, lower left, as first lady Michelle Obama looks on after taking the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
    • Postalicious Excerpts A couple days ago I dropped a line to Postalicious' creator, asking it might be possible to add excerpt templates in a future revision. He wrote back to say that he'd work on that when he got a chance...and just one day later, version 2.6 of Postalicous was posted with support for excerpt templates!
  • 2006
    • Give him a fling… Remember the kinda-cool, kinda-creepy flash thing with the girl falling through and bouncing off of a bunch of bubbles? This is that again...but better.
    • Seattle Nightlife ...as summarized by Cor Tenebrarum on the SeaGoth message board.
    • (Another) iTunes Meme Lots of silly statistics on my music collection.
    • First and Last and Always Oh, very, _very_ nice. This March, The Sisters of Mercy will be in Seattle. On a Saturday night, even. I'm _so_ there.
  • 2005
    • Death of a Spammer, in a Place Called Hope The crime was murder. It was during the autopsy that the medical examiner noticed an obstruction lodged deep in the victim's throat. He reached in and pulled out the object — a can of Spam.
    • Judy Bachrach on FOX News Judy Bachrach was on FOX News and completely ambushed FOX anchor Brigitte Quinn. Rather than a cute fluff piece on the inauguration, Bachrach launched into an indictment of the forty million dollars being spent on Bush's parties.
    • Engine Ice This picture wasn't taken by me, I just thought it was incredibly cool! A friend forwarded it to me along with the accompanying text explanation.
  • 2004
    • March of the Sinister Ducks Neil Gaiman had a song bouncing through his head the other day, and mentioned it on his weblog. Several people then wrote in to let him know of the existence of an .mp3 of the song. After getting permission from the author, Mr. Alan Moore, Neil has quite kindly made the .mp3 officially available.
    • Jason gets his heart back I was just going through the guestbook on Jason Webley's site, and it turns out that on Dec. 30th, Chris received an unusual package in the mail…
    • Search inside! Wow — I entirely missed Zeldman's original post about this, but Kirsten just pointed out a hilarious little side effect of Amazon's addition of 'Search Inside!' or 'Look Inside!' text to book cover images featuring their full text search feature.
    • Chimp Gone Wild! A screencap from CNN
    • If not Dean, then who? There's a lot of good food for thought in the comment thread for this Daily Kos post-Iowa look at the Dem contenders. Some good discussion on whether Dean has suffered as bad of a blow as it may seem, and if so, than who might be the best person to pick up the nomination.
    • Unplanned Applause I'm used to the apparently mandatory applause after every sentence. I was quite pleasantly surprised tonight when after mentioning that the Patriot Act expires in the near future, the Democratic portion of Congress interrupted Bush's speech at that point to start applauding.
    • Enterprise in trouble? Now, I've not seen Enterprise since I moved into my current apartment, and at the time, I wasn't sorry to stop watching it. It's still a little sad to see that one of the staples of my life may be coming to such an ignominious end.
    • The one-party America America has had periods of single-party dominance before. It happened under FDR's New Deal, in the Republican 1920s and in the early 19th-century 'Era of Good Feeling.' But if President Bush is re-elected, we will be close to a tipping point of fundamental change in the political system itself.
    • Read fast! If people are tired enough of Bush's leadership to show up in surprisingly large numbers to be a part of the process of finding the best candidate to oust Bush from office nearly a year before the general elections, it makes me even more optimistic that come November, we'll be putting a Democrat back in office again.
  • 2003
    • Must've been a fluke I stopped by the Wander-Lust homepage a bit ago, skimmed over the 'Popular Destinations' sidebar, and realized that I was number 16! I have no idea how I managed to pull that off, but it must have been a fluke — as I write this now, I'm number 47. Heck, I'm rather surprised to be on their top-50 list as it is, 47's impressive enough. But 16?
    • MT: Easy comment and entry editing I use a 'edit this entry' here, only one that allows me to not have to worry about the blog ID number, and I have 'edit' links both for each individual entry, and for any comments that are left on my site. As a bonus, the edit links are hidden, so unless you're me (or you read this post), you'll never know that they're there!

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 19…

There are 19 posts previously published on January 19th

  • 2019
    • For the third year running, we hit the Seattle Women’s March today. A small selection of photos is on my Flickr account (because something choked my blog when I tried to send them here…I’ll look into that some other time).
  • 2017
    • At the #ghostlightproject vigil put on by the CWU Theatre department students. #ghostlight #bealight #iamalight
  • 2016
    • And here we go again. I’m so done with this. I should move back to Alaska to get away from all this snow! ;) #noishouldnt (19/366)
    • We had an unexpected visitor in our backyard this morning. Neat to see, but hoping it doesn’t become a regular (apparently they’re not good for birds or gardens). #kitty #notakitty #raccoon
  • 2014
    • Almost forgot to take my picture today. Good thing this moose was here to remind me. Someone’s gotta keep me on track!
  • 2010
    • Links for January 18th through January 19th Sometime between January 18th and January 19th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • H. G. Wells on 'Metropolis' (1927) • Offline Book "Lending" Costs U.S. Publishers Nearly $1 Trillion • AirTran 297 - Anatomy of an Urban Legend • Dear God, please confirm what I already believe • Insanely Vulgar 'Better Off Ted' Outtakes (NSFW Video)
    • Top 100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels of All Time Obviously, a list like this one is subject to a _lot_ of debate due to everyone's personal taste. Still, it's not a bad list of works. Herewith, in true blog-meme style, the list, with those that I've read in **bold**.
  • 2009
  • 2007
    • Not with my $300 million, you don’t… You want $300 million of _my_ tax dollars? Put the money towards something -- or _anything_ -- that would actually benefit _everyone_, not just those who get their rocks off by watching _other_ people play a game.
  • 2006
    • Beastie Boys are the new Bon Jovi The camera-toting fans took those instructions to heart. They shot the band, they shot the fans, they shot their fellow camera operators. Four even took their cameras along on their bathroom breaks.
    • French Headmaster Dooced The headmaster of a technical school in Lozere, France, has been dismissed after discovery of his anonymously-written weblog, which was deemed obscene and pornographic. Apparently he was discovered when he posted his photo in a recent entry.
  • 2005
    • All Request Saturday Something about me you'd like to know? Something you'd like me to ramble on about? Pick a topic, any topic, and drop it in the comments. Come Saturday, I'll go through what (if anything) is there and start babbling.
    • Prior art for ‘nofollow’ blocking Most of the time I see block-level 'nofollow' mentioned, credit has gone to Brad Choate's post from Feb. 2002. However, the idea itself dates as far back as Jan. 2001 in Zoltan Milosevic's Fluid Dynamics Search Engine.
    • Battling the spammers After a comment spam attack brings my server to its knees, I rename the comment and trackback scripts only to have the attacks begin again as soon as the files are rebuilt and the spamming scripts target the new script location. This sucks a lot, and I'm really not sure where to go from here outside of disabling comments entirely on the affected sites.
  • 2004
  • 2002
    • Evolution It's kind of a slow Saturday today, so Candice and I rented a couple movies to kill the day with. She's working on homework while I watch the flicks, and the first one I checked out was Evolution.
  • 2001
    • A dark day for buttrock Well, just found out that Metallica's bassist has quit the band. I'm just kind of curious how long it'll take before we start hearing news stories about the majority of the Mat-Su valley slitting their wrists in dispair....
  • 1999
    • [From Usenet: 1.19.99 0000] Incidentally, she just provided the voice for one of the supporting characters in the animated film 'Prince of Egypt' - I figured it was her when I heard her sing, then checked the credits to be sure.

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 18…

There are 18 posts previously published on January 18th

  • 2018
    • Got a nice scarf from my brother @kevinhanscom – #cascadia plus a nice #joydivision #unknownpleasures tribute. Perfect!
  • 2017
    • Book nine of 2017: Batman, by Craig Shaw Gardner. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
    • Book eight of 2017: Desolation Road, by Ian McDonald (@norwescon’s Writer Guest of Honor for #nwc40). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • 2016
    • Today became a “laze around the house in pajamas” kind of day…which I’m entirely okay with. (18/366)
  • 2014
    • Probably a good idea, I’ll admit.
    • Friends, snacks, and Cards Against Humanity. Not a bad Saturday evening!
    • No clue what I was dreaming about, but I woke myself up at 1:20 AM by biting my tongue hard enough that I tasted blood. Got back to sleep eventually, and I can’t see any visible damage now, but the tip of my tongue is quite tender today!
  • 2008
    • Google Transit: A for Effort… I need to walk a block, scale a chain-link fence, climb a hill, play Frogger across three lanes of northbound traffic, one express lane, and three lanes of southbound traffic on I-5, go down a hill, scale another chain link fence, hike through some woods, and swim across the lake on the NSCC grounds.
  • 2007
    • TagMaps TagMaps is a really cool little toy from Yahoo's research labs that I just stumbled across. It's using heavy concentrations of tags on Flickr and overlaying them on a map, allowing you to zoom around the map and see how people have tagged their city.
    • Melting Snowmelt on pine needles on the NSCC campus.
  • 2005
    • rel=“nofollow” : Massive weblog anti-spam initiative Six Apart has announced in co-operation with Google, Yahoo, MSN Search and other blog vendors a massive joint anti-spam initiative based on the HTML link type rel='nofollow'.
    • Tip of the Slung A very interesting thread popped up on MetaFilter yesterday (though I just found it this evening) after Las Vegas weatherman Rob Blair fumbled during a broadcast.
    • Bank of America can kiss my ass Bank of America will get their money, as fast as I can get it to them without risking my health or home — and I'll be very happy not to do business with them in the future.
  • 2004
    • Mars vs. Marriage As a long-time science fiction geek, I'd really like to get excited about the new emphasis on space exploration and research, and even a little more budgetary increase is better than none. Somehow, though, it comes across to me as nothing more than election-year grandstanding than something that's really going to have much impact.
    • Washington Presidential Caucuses: Feb. 7th The Washington State Caucuses are coming up on February 7th. This is everyone's chance to help choose who will run against George W. Bush in the 2004 Presidential election.
  • 2002
  • 1994
    • [From Usenet: 1.18.94 0513] Where'd I get all the info? Lots of reading, and working in the only theatre in Alaska to have Dolby Digital installed. Anchorage's Fireweed theatre was at the time the biggest Dolby Digital installation on the West Coast.