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 April 8th

  • 2019
    • Happy Rex Manning Day!
  • 2017
    • Chucks of the day (52/53): Navy blue high tops with orange accents; reflective grey heel stripe and thread woven into the laces. #converse #chucks
  • 2016
    • Happy Friday, all. Have a good weekend! (99/366)
  • 2015
    • On Being a Good Person In general, I think we need to move away from the premise that being a good person is a fixed immutable characteristic and shift towards seeing being good as a practice. And it is a practice that we carry out by engaging with our imperfections. We need to shift towards thinking that being a good person is like being a clean person. Being a clean person is something you maintain and work on every day.
  • 2014
    • My appointment was at 3:20. Got here 10 minutes early. Was shown to the exam room 25 minutes late. That was almost 15 minutes ago. Uuuuggggghhhhh…
  • 2009
    • DIY Bicycle Camera Mount Yes, there are already a ton of posts on the 'net telling people how to do this, and I'm indebted to them all, as I read most of them when planning out my approach. Still -- this is how _I_ did it, so I'm going to add to the chatter. :)
  • 2007
    • Happy Easter Or, if you don't happen to be an Easter person, just enjoy a nice spring day. Whichever works best for you.
  • 2006
    • New Toy: Nikon D70s Thanks to some very kind assistance in the mysterious and tricky realms of credit and financing by the best girl in the world, I've got a new toy to play with for my birthday.
  • 2004
    • Eats shoots and leaves Another book I need to add to my collection: Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation.
    • Facts about Canada Lane should get a kick out of this. ;) Questions and answers about Canada from a tourism website (I'm not sure which one, I found this on dad's website)…
    • Kurt Am I the only person in Seattle who doesn't give a flying fig that Kurt Cobain is (still) dead?
    • First OS X exploit: Concept One of the (many) nice things about being a Mac user is our general invulnerability to the multitudes of viruses, trojan horses, and other exploits that threaten the 'net on a regular basis. So it's no wonder that the Mac world is all a-tizzy over anti-virus company Intego releasing news of what appears to be the first Mac OS X trojan horse, wrapped inside an apparent .mp3 file.
    • Condi under oath CLAIM: There was 'nothing about the threat of attack in the U.S.' in the Presidential Daily Briefing the President received on August 6th. [responding to Ben Veniste] FACT: Rice herself confirmed that 'the title [of the PDB] was, 'Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States.'' [Source: Condoleezza Rice, 4/8/04]
  • 2003
    • Protest music links Continuing in the protest music theme I've been trying to keep up with lately, today brings us a MetaFilter discussion started by a post opining that, well, to be honest — most modern protest songs suck.
    • The importance of dissent However, protestors of any ilk are certainly doing a very important thing for the continuation of democracy. We are exercising muscles that, if left unused, could very possibly atrophy, leaving our democracy damaged and ineffective.
    • Random thought Was the phrase 'another day, another dollar' coined (no pun intended) at a time when that was actually the average payscale?
    • Bomb the World This was mentioned in the Rolling Stone article I just posted, so I went searching it out to add to the growing list of anti-war tracks released to the Internet: Spearhead's Bomb the World (original and 'Armageddon' mix).
    • Things are changing these days The mother of one of the members of politically conscious band Spearhead was recently questioned by Army officers about her son's 'un-American' activities. During the interview they displayed photos of her son at peace rallys, records of his travels, a list of people he worked with at the band's management office, and revealed that her daughter — currently serving in the military, and deployed in the Gulf — had had her CD's confiscated.
    • By the numbers Snippets from the Toronto Star's Iraq War Index.

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 23 posts previously published on April 7th

  • 2017
  • 2016
    • Book sixteen of 2016: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, by Anita Loos. 🌟🌟🌟 (98/366)
  • 2014
    • A little squinty cause of the sun, but it was a gorgeous day today! The willow we planted in the front yard last summer is looking good, with lots of green buds showing. :)
  • 2011
    • When Harry Met Sally 2 This was far funnier than I expected it to be. I only wish it didn't have the big "Funny or Die" banner and the intro, so that it was less immediately obvious that it was a joke. They should have saved that for the end, and started with a cold open.
  • 2009
  • 2006
    • Clan Hamilton Maybe one of these days, I'll spring for a 'real' tartan kilt. For now, though, the Utilikilts will do me just fine. At least I know I _have_ a tartan in my background, even if it's pretty far back there.
    • Only in Alaska… While the runner-up got a fairly respectable 41% of the vote, by not electing him, Anchorage, Alaska (the largest city in a state known primarily for the ice and snow of its winter months) has lost the opportunity to have Jack Frost as a mayor.
  • 2005
    • Daylight Saving Time getting longer? Our brilliant government at work yet again. While debating amendments for an energy bill, two alternatives were proposed to help reduce US oil consumption. The result? No new regulations to actually reduce oil usage, but how about extending Daylight Saving time by two months instead?
    • Limerick for a Swan When I dropped into the #flickr channel today on lunch, the denizens were tossing around limerics for the various regulars. Cygnoir hadn't been graced with one yet, so I managed to come up one.
  • 2004
    • Sci-Fi museum to open in two months Paul Allen's new addition to the EMP, the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, is due to open in approximately two months, according to the Seattle P-I.
    • That’s one kinky rabbit A church that put on an Easter show said it was trying to teach about Jesus Christ. But the people who saw the show say they were upset by performers who broke eggs and pretended to whip the Easter bunny.
    • This one’s for mom… I mentioned briefly a few months ago that I was thinking about letting my hair grow out — at least until it got to a point where I get sick of fighting with the inevitable curls and shave it all off again. I figured today that as I've now made it through just over three months without a haircut, I might as well post a 'status update' on the experiment, and took this snapshot with my iSight.
    • But is it a specific ‘here’, or an existential ‘here’? Finally, six months after coming up with the idea, I finally got around to getting my own 'I'm just here to get laid.' t-shirt and bookbag.
    • TV got your brain The last car I owned had three bumper stickers on it, all dead-center on the rear end, one above the other — DIE MTV DIE, KILL YOUR TV, and TELEVISION IS DRUGS. It appears that my sentiments now have the backing of scientific research showing that television causes brain damage in young children.
    • I am a grammar god! Bow before me! I am a GRAMMAR GOD! If my mission in life is not already to preserve the English tongue, it should be.
    • The War President A photomosaic of George W. Bush made up of pictures of fallen American soldiers in Iraq.
    • Rockypalooza This is more than a little tempting: This year's Rocky Horror Picture Show convention, Rockypalooza, will be here in Seattle next month.
    • A minor mention This is progress, I think — references to my adventures with Microsoft are now little more than a throw away paragraph in the midst of another article. I really debated posting this, but I am trying to keep track of these things…feel free to just skip on by this one.
  • 2003
    • I don't like Mondays Home, tired, grumpy. Pissy, actually. The worst thing is, I'm not entirely sure why. Guess it was just a 'Monday.'
    • Happy birthday, mom! I'm a day late posting this, but happy birthday to mom!
    • Top three Lots of interesting back and forth in the comments thread to that post, too. From the looks of it, the three top contenders right now are (in no particular order) Dean, Edwards, and Kerry. So far, between Dean and Kerry, I'd definitely go for Dean, but I really should take a closer look at Edwards to see what I think of him.
  • 2002
    • Smileys! I found a fun little hack for MT over on So Very Posh today, and thought I'd give it a shot. So -- my site now has smileys!
    • Happy birthday mom! I'm afraid that I'm a day late in posting this, but happy birthday mom!

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 16 posts previously published on April 6th

  • 2016
    • Book fifteen of 2016: Lucky Starr and the Big Sun of Mercury, by Isaac Asimov. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (97/366)
  • 2014
    • Winding down at the end of the weekend.
    • So…I spent part of this afternoon polishing my balls. What about you?
  • 2011
  • 2010
    • Norwescon 33 Wrapup I'm home! Home, and recovering from another fun Norwescon. In something of a break from previous Norwescon wrapup posts, this one is going to be picture free. However, this is by no means due to a shortage of photos...in fact, just the opposite!
    • Links for March 18th through April 6th Sometime between March 18th and April 6th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too!
    • Happy Birthday, Mom! It's my mom's birthday today -- happy birthday, mum!
  • 2007
  • 2006
    • Boot Camp Boot Camp, on the off chance it hasn't crossed your radar yet (not likely, but possible), is Apple's just-released official methodology for setting your new Intel-based Mac up as a dual-boot Mac OS X/Windows XP system.
    • Happy Birthday Mum! What a cute birthday girl!
  • 2005
    • Just a hint, really So Assemblage 23 is playing at the Vogue tonight, and I've been tossing around whether or not I want to go -- balancing the desire to see a decent band with the fact that it's on a Wednesday night. So what's the first track that iTunes chooses at random when I turn it on after getting home from work?
    • Happy Birthday, Mom! Today's my mum's birthday! And, of course, I'm _sure_ that she's 29. Again. ;) That's just the way it works, right? Happy b-day, mom!
  • 2004
    • TRON 2.0 for OS X While I'm still bummed that the TRON 2.0 project ended up being a game instead of a new feature film, at least the game is being released for OS X next month.
    • Happy birthday, mom! Today's mom's birthday!
  • 2003
    • A nation of sheep A growing majority of Americans believe the war in Iraq is justified even if the United States does not find weapons of mass destruction. At the same time, public optimism about the progress of the fighting has surged as recent gains on the battlefield have eased fears that the allies will become bogged down in a long and costly war, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
  • 2002
    • I’m back online That was fast! Speakeasy gets lots of gold stars for this one -- a whopping one-week switchover time!

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 April 5th

  • 2016
    • Look! It’s the fourth Star Wars film! (Unless you’re my wife, for whom there are only three Star Wars films. Much like there are only three Indiana Jones films, only one Highlander film, and only eleven Star Trek films (that’s not counting STV:TFF or STID, but adding Galaxy Quest)). (96/366)
  • 2015
    • Mmmm! We decided to have Easter breakfast for Easter dinner this year. :)
    • Made it home from #nwc38 to find an Easter basket waiting for me! Apparently the Easter Bunny likes me!
  • 2014
    • At the final #nwc37 ConCom meeting before the con – not even two weeks to go!
  • 2008
    • Penguins can fly! At least, according to the BBC and Monty Python's Terry Jones on April 1st, they can.... Easily the best April Fools bit I've seen in years. Dad's gonna love this one!
  • 2007
  • 2006
    • Calico (AutoStitch for Mac OS X) I'm not sure when it first appeared, but Kekus Digital has produced a pseudo-port of AutoStitch for Mac OS X (licensing the AutoStitch technology in a Mac OS X package) called Calico.
  • 2005
    • Memory Maps As far as memes go, this is one of the best I've seen yet. Jason Kottke took a screenshot of his childhood neighborhood and used Flickr's annotation feature to mark it up with memories of his growing years. This inspired the Memory Maps group -- and I've added four Memory Maps covering my younger years.
    • Living in a Theocracy How in the world can people justify going to war to free people from religious oppression, and at the same time, condone and encourage religious oppression here at home?
    • Google Maps plus Satellite photos Wow. Put your address into Google Maps. Zoom all the way in...then click the 'Satellite' link in the top right. Freaky cool.
  • 2004
    • Any true Scot would cringe I saw a guy walking down the street outside of the club this weekend wearing a Utilikilt 'baggy style.'
    • Goodbye Uncle Bud 'Uncle Bud', my great-uncle, passed away last week.
    • Not sound medical advice I really think that going out dancing is one of the best things I can do for myself when getting over a bug. It doesn't sound like the usual cure, but it seems to work for me. I figure it's something along these lines:
    • Attack of the Killer…Lemons? It's the little things that can make living in Seattle fun. While this didn't happen to me, I got a laugh out of reading about it.
  • 2003
    • Terminators of Endearment This is wonderful — a few people in the rec.arts.sf.written newsgroup have hit upon the idea of a cross between the Terminator sci-fi series and the writings of Jane Austin…
    • Proud to be an American Morans
    • Bush and religion Looks like I'm not the only one concerned about the rapidly disappearing divide between church and state under Bush's regime. According to Reuters, a fair amount of Europe is finding this to be cause for concern.

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 16 posts previously published on April 4th

  • 2019
    • 🖖 #StarTrekDiscovery S02E12 Klingons that didn’t annoy me (L’Rell’s dress was great)! The time crystals are a bit too magic-y (much like the dark matter that seems able to do whatever the plot needs), but okay. Pike’s vision was a pleasant surprise. And Control is a T-1000 now?
    • Book twenty-nine of 2019: Double Star, by Robert Heinlein. ⭐️⭐️1/2 1956 Hugo Best Novel 📚 Still too much early-Heinlein manly men and weepy women characterizations, and I saw the end coming, but at least I didn’t roll my eyes through the entire thing. An improvement!
  • 2016
    • I like my laugh lines. I may be gaining wrinkles as I age, but they’re friendly wrinkles. I’m okay with this. (95/366)
  • 2014
    • Paused for a bit of self(ie)-reflection after delivering some paperwork. ;) (2nd try, as this didn’t cross-post to Facebook for some reason.)
  • 2007
  • 2006
    • Penguin Floozies The most bizarre aspect of penguin sexuality is the female's penchant for prostituting herself to acquire pebbles to line her nest.
  • 2005
    • The House of the Rising Sun Nobody's sure yet -- and, in truth, we may never be -- but there's at least a good possibility that archaeologists in New Orleans may have found _the_ House of the Rising Sun.
  • 2004
    • Back When Anchorage was Cool Believe it or not — and these days, many people likely wouldn't — Anchorage used to have a pretty active underground scene. I spent many, many years as part of it, both as a spectator and as a participant, and it went a long way to shaping the person I am today. I've got a lot of fond memories of those times.
  • 2003
    • Excessive My lord. This website went overbudget and cost four million dollars. I need a web design job for the Australian government.
    • Get involved! As cheesy as it sounds, I believe that if we all start actually paying attention and getting involved, we can make a difference. I'm making an attempt. How about the rest of you?
    • You like pain? You like pain? [whack] Try wearing a corset! [whack]
    • Regime change Sen. Kerry seems to be paying close attention to Howard Dean's speeches, moving away from his previously stated intent of stopping criticism of Bush in order to propose US 'regime change.' Unfortunately, where Dean says similar things and manages to both sound like he's speaking from the heart rather than a script and stand by those statments later on, Kerry, when pressed, starts to waffle.
    • Sssssshhhhhh At this difficult time, President Bush needs my support. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld needs my support. General Tommy Franks needs my support. It is not my function as a citizen in a participatory democracy to question our leaders. And to exercise my constitutional right — nay, duty — to do so would be un-American.
  • 2002
    • Yay for temp agencies! It's not a long term deal at all, but I'll at least have an assignment for the next couple days. Today's called with a slight emergency today -- a 2-day posting at Microsoft, working a swing shift from 2pm-10:30pm.
  • 2001
    • I love finding things like this… It got to the point with Linux where I was saying, 'I'm so tired of constant sysadmin battles...I just want something that works.' You know what? Mac OS X just works.
    • Wudicam down Ah, well. Y'all will just have to satisfy your voyeuristic urges somewhere else for now.

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 26 posts previously published on April 3rd

  • 2019
  • 2017
    • Book twenty-three of 2017: The Fearful Summons, by Denny Martin Flinn. ⭐️ #startrek #tos
  • 2016
    • From earlier today: Reading and munching on a home made cinnamon butterscotch cookie as big as my head. (94/366)
  • 2014
    • May 1996, so I’d be 23 here, at the Pit (my apartment). The speakers were Casey’s, the rest of the stuff on the shelves (videotapes!) a jumble of all the roommates’ stuff. Sadly, the classic Pearl Jam shirt is long gone. #throwbackthursday
  • 2011
    • My first computer: The Osborne 1 This Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the introduction of one of the first 'portable' computers, which also happens to be the first home computer that my family had. This was the machine that first got me into much of the geekery I've been into for years.
  • 2009
    • Ritz Cameras Closing 11 Washington Stores My former employer, Ritz Cameras, has just announced that they're closing more than 300 stores across the country. Of those, eleven are based here in Washington. I'd actually heard a little bit about this through a former coworker whose store is one of the eleven, but I had no idea it was going to be this widespread.
  • 2007
    • BlueJ to Xcode translation? Might there be anyone out there with Java development under Xcode experience who has a few minutes to spare helping me figure out how to translate this page into something useable on my computer? I've gotten as far as getting Xcode installed, but...well, after that, I'm kind of stuck.
    • Random Updates Quick updates: Last quarter's grades, spring break in Long Beach, Confessional, Utilikilts, this quarter at school, and Norwescon.
  • 2006
    • 5,000 photos I just realized that I've recently passed the 5,000 photo mark in my Flickr account. If I'd thought about it ahead of time, I would probably have chosen something else for my five thousandth photo.
    • Fresh Hare / All This and Rabbit Stew A couple of nights ago, we popped in a collection of Bugs Bunny cartoons and settled back for a fun evening of cartoon silliness. What we didn't expect to discover was that two of the cartoons on the disc are shorts that have been either edited or outright banned for many years due to racist content.
    • Nullifidian Nullifidian: Of no faith; also, not trusting to faith for salvation; — opposed to solifidian. Feltham.
  • 2005
    • Countdown… ...one month 'till my birthday. May 3rd, I hit 32.
    • Cyperpunk update About a year and a half ago, I put up a post about Billy Idol's Cyberpunk album and included an OS X disc image of the floppy that came with the special edition package. Thanks to Kinko's keeping floppy drives attached to their rental Macs, there's now a new, freshly-created disc image available for download.
    • Slut! Doesn’t sex just kick ass? You love it and your friends love it and your playmates love it. Sex is that overflowing bowl of ice cream you just have to share with the world. Because maybe, just maybe, if we can get more happy good sex out into the world, we can make it a happier place for everyone in it. You know how to communicate about what you want and how to listen to your partner’s desires. You even use your turn signals. You’re just an all around good person. You are one of the beautiful people.
    • Snapshots from an evening A few short scenes from an evening out
  • 2004
    • The chef’s special I know this is juvenile, and I know that it's a real food item…but I really have to think that classy restaurants should avoid naming a $22 dish 'The Captain's Pupu Tower.'
    • Upcoming movies Every so often, Prairie and I will go through Apple's movie trailer page, checking out what's coming up in the next few months and seeing what interests us. Here's today's batch of possibilities (in no particular order)…
    • Symphony #2 for Dot Matrix Printers Each of the printers plays from a different 'part' comprised of rhythms and pitches made up of letters of the alphabet, punctuation marks and other characters.
    • iChat just went bye-bye When I switched iChat into text and names mode, everything in the chat window went blank. I could see what I was typing in the text input field, and hear when messages came through by the 'bloop' sound…but I couldn't see anything!
    • Gmail and Safari So I got curious about Gmail, Google's new e-mail service, and thought I'd stop by to take a look. Somehow, I'm not very impressed so far.
    • Kinja So all the buzz over the past few days (aside from whether or not Google's e-mail service is an April Fool's Joke or not) has been Kinja. Essentially, Kinja is yet another web-based news aggregator, this time with the stated goal of exposing more weblogs to people who aren't already sucked into the weblog world.
    • The Heirophant’s Proselytizer Questionnaire Ellenoir pointed out a fascinating page that I'd not seen before: The Heirophant's Proselytizer Questionnaire, one person's response to being constantly harassed by missionaries of one faith or another trying to 'save' or 'convert' him.
    • T minus one month and counting The first few days in May were usually busy days in my family. My birthday is May 3rd (I'll be 31 this year), my little brother Kevin's is the next day (we're three years and one day apart — he'll be 28), and my best friend from fourth grade on, Royce, has his birthday on the 5th (he'll be 31 also).
  • 2003
    • Memo/Assemblage 23 Got back a bit ago from seeing Memo and Assemblage 23 at The Vogue. Good show, but I'm exhausted. Going to be kind of an early bedtime for me tonight.
  • 2001
    • Renee…yum… It was, however, something of a Renee Zellweger day for me -- picked up two movies with her in it. Not really setting out to do that, just that they both got released today.
  • 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.

There are 27 posts previously published on April 2nd

  • 2019
    • A thought I’ve had on occasion, and has resurfaced thanks to India’s anti-satellite test threatening the ISS: What if the reason we’ve never heard from an alien race is that they all ended up with so much orbital junk that they can’t safely leave their planet anymore?
    • Book twenty-eight of 2019: My Life as a White Trash Zombie, by Diana Rowland. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📚 An enjoyable bit of modern zombie fun. Superficial similarities to I, Zombie (recently dead 20-something woman works in a morgue for easy access to brains), but goes its own way.
  • 2017
    • Got another good long (windy) walk in today. Just over four miles this time!
    • Chucks of the day (51/53): specked tan hightops with brown laces. #chucks #converse
    • Linkdump for March 31st through April 2nd An automatically generated list of links that caught my eye between March 31st and April 2nd.
  • 2016
    • Book fourteen of 2016: The Liar, by Stephen Fry. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (93/366)
  • 2015
    • I had to. At least once. :) #nwc38
  • 2014
    • I know what I’m reading next! 638 pages, all covering Season Two of TOS. I’m such a Star Trek nerd. :D
    • Long day today; need to stay on campus for an evening meeting. We’ll get home…eventually….
  • 2011
    • Ellensburg Update So, the next few months are going to be a mix of some fun part-time work drawing on my geek tendencies and generally relaxing and exploring western Washington, with a jaunt over to Norwescon come Easter weekend. I think it's going to be a good spring and summer.
  • 2009
    • Crazy Like A Fax Back in 1996, this fax came in at the job I was working. We saved it for a month, then were going to throw it away when I decided that it was too gloriously insane to lose. I laminated it for safekeeping, and have had it ever since then. Gotta love the crazy.
    • Links for April 1st through April 2nd Sometime between April 1st and April 2nd, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too!
  • 2005
    • Spring Forward Don't forget to set your clocks forward an hour before you go to bed tonight, everyone! (And thanks to Prairie for reminding me, otherwise I would have...)
    • The War Prayer O Lord God, help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with pale forms of their patriotic dead...
    • Bye Pope Pope John Paul II is dead.
    • It’s all in the name… From an IRC conversation in #flickr this morning: how I first caught Prairie's eye, and some very abnormal psychology.
  • 2004
    • PDA stylesheet tester? Is there an online resource that will display a webpage as if it were being viewed on a handheld PDA device?
    • Sick Well, I survived my three days of long hours helping out at one of the other stores in the area. Unfortunately, pushing myself that hard seems to have resulted in my picking up a really nasty little bug.
  • 2003
    • Coalition Members and Human Rights Flipping through these two very sobering documents, I was reminded of the hypocrisy behind members of the coalition that are so blatantly careless in regards to human rights. So, I give you the following — an introduction to the members of Bush's coalition against Iraq, as presented by their records for human rights.
    • 80 days (Where were you, part 2) Time Magazine has a special issue out now where to celebrate their 80th anniversary, they pick eighty days that changed the world — their choice for the 80 most important days of the past 80 years.
    • Coalition member nations? Quick question (though I doubt I'll get a quick answer) — is there a list of which nations are members of the U.S. coalition in the war against Iraq anywhere?
    • Stay out of Photoshop An L.A. Times photographer has just been fired after it was discovered that the photo he submitted and ended up getting placed on the front page had been digitally manipulated.
    • The news in type Here's an interesting ongoing art/design project: The news in type. Each day, the designer is taking one headline and finding a way to render it typographically.
    • Seamless City San Francisco photographer Michael Koller is working on a project he calls Seamless City — a continously stitched together photograph of a thirty mile walk around San Francisco.
  • 2002
    • A little money trickles in Well, I got some good news today. Not a job yet, but at least a little extra funds coming my way.
    • New toy This is too cool. Yesterday evening I was talking with Melvin (my landlord), and he gave me a new toy to play with!
  • 2001
    • Been a busy weekend I'm rapidly discovering just how amazingly long Fridays are going to be for me for the foreseeable future -- in essence, I've got a gauranteed minimum of 22 hours up every Friday.

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 April 1st

  • 2019
    • NIN Strobe Light is Out! Generally, I'm not much for April Fools on the internet, as much of what's out there is dumb, mean, or some combination of both. This one, though, I'm good with.
  • 2018
    • A welcome home Easter drink, dinner, and dessert from Prairie.
    • Sunday at #NWC41: Icky Mouse.
    • Forgot to post last night, but this is my annual Saturday night at #NWC41 shirt. Always good for laughs when wandering the parties!
  • 2017
    • 90 minutes and almost five miles on this morning’s walk (with a quick smooch break midway through).
  • 2016
    • Spring is here, and my version of “casual Fridays” means breaking out the kilt. (92/366)
  • 2014
    • Lounging. Like one does at the end of the day, you know.
  • 2009
    • Why I Wish NIN’s ‘Strobe Light’ Was Real As the day wore on, I started thinking about just why this particular joke appealed to me so much, and why -- as horrid as this may seem to some people -- yes, I wish this one wasn't a hoax. If this were a real album, I'd _gladly_ pay good money to pick it up.
  • 2006
    • 2006 Emerald City Comicon I spent a few hours wandering around this years' Emerald City ComiCon today. Most of the pictures I've posted to Flickr are of the costume contest, but there's quite a few from my wanders through the showcase floor as well.
    • Sounds good to me… Vote Adama for President in 2008
  • 2005
    • Best. April. Fools. Story. EVAR!!!1!!11! With Star Trek: Enterprise hanging by a veritable thread the last two years, a new direction for the show has recently been unveiled that is being hailed both as a triumph of corporate synergy for the Viacom-owned Paramount Pictures, and a way to keep the show on the air.
    • Boring Area Guide Today Boing Boing pointed to the masterfully-done parody of their site, Boring Boring. Reading it in my newsreader, I was treated to the following automatically-generated ad after their post...
    • Congratulations Marc and Laura! Assuming all went as planned, at some point earlier today, my friends Marc and Laura got married. Congratulations, you two! Sorry I can't be there, but my best wishes go out to both of you.
    • Gothic…but not a Goth Ogre's been running a 'Kill Your Idols' week on his journal this week, asking people to take their favorite musician, filmmaker, author, and artist down a few notches. To wrap things up, today's topic was 'your scene', which prompted this brilliant post by chrisbynum that absolutely _nails_ much of why I've never self-identified as 'Goth'.
    • April Fools Day I tried coming up with something amusing to post for April Fools Day, but couldn't come up with anything I really liked. So, failing that, I'll just remind everyone to have fun today, and try not to get too suckered. :)
  • 2003
    • April Fools! Well, yeah, okay, so it's the 2nd now. In lieu of actually posting any sort of joke, a few fun April Fool's links…
    • Bow down before the one you serve Well, I conquered the world tonight. Twice actually.
    • The same way in any country …voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.
  • 2002
    • Bye-bye Andersen Okay. How's this for an 'April Fools' day post -- I got fired. Unfortunately, this isn't a joke.

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 March 31st

  • 2019
    • Since the next book in my Hugo reading project is an early Heinlein, and I’ve already disliked the last two of his that have come up in this project, it’s time for a fluff break. For which, the irresistible title My Life as a White Trash Zombie should do just fine.
    • Book twenty-seven of 2019: The Forever Machine, by Mark Clifton & Frank Riley ⭐️⭐️ 1955 Hugo Best Novel 📚 Odd mix of early postulation about how AI might affect society and almost new-age “woo” of psychoanalysis rejuvenating the physical body to youth. Not very engaging.
  • 2018
    • My Saturday morning #nwc41 shirt: geektrolling! #starwars #startrek 🖖
  • 2016
    • Made it through a full day of work, and it’s a very pleasant sunny and 74° afternoon. Improvements are being made. (91/366)
  • 2014
    • Feeling better today. Not 100%, but progress has definitely been made.
  • 2009
  • 2007
    • Quote of the Day There's a long standing theory that Hollywood action movies deliberately play up US urban gang violence...a part of a propaganda effort to persuade foreigners that America is _not to be [messed] with_. The British equivalent is Faulty Towers and Monty Python, which simply makes people want to stay the hell away in case it's contagious.
  • 2005
    • It’s only domestic violence if you’re straight More news from Ohio regarding their ridiculous approach towards domestic violence. The law is being updated to close the loophole that limits domestic violence charges to married couples, which sounds good -- but all's not well yet.
  • 2004
  • 2003
    • Where do we go from here? So pretend you are a presidential candidate. It is November of this year. Iowa is a few short months away and Iraq is the issue dominating the news. You are asked: 'What's your plan for Iraq?' How do you answer?
    • Examining Dean's platform I found a nice point by point examination of Howard Dean's stated platform so far.
    • More music Two more anti-war music links: Zach de la Rocha/DJ Spooky and Meshell Ndegeocello.
    • On your knees, part II Thousands of marines have been given a pamphlet called 'A Christian's Duty,' a mini prayer book which includes a tear-out section to be mailed to the White House pledging the soldier who sends it in has been praying for Bush.
    • Too…many…windows… I've been told I need to stop posting so much information on my site. Not wanting to cause any undue stress to any of my five loyal readers, I should probably resolve that henceforth, I shall no longer blog about anything other than my pets, what I ate for lunch each day, and the annoying things that my co-workers did today.

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 March 30th

  • 2018
    • My Friday evening shirt for #NWC41!
    • My Friday morning #NWC41 shirt: gothtrolling! #depechemode #joydivision #thecure
    • Forgot to post last night, but this was my Thursday evening shirt for #nwc41 (from @swear_trek)!
  • 2017
    • Linkdump for March 30th from 13:25 to 16:32 An automatically generated list of links that caught my eye between 13:25 and 16:32 on March 30th. • The Male Power Fantasy (and why Mad Max and Captain Kirk don't fit) • So many biological genders • Fight Club and toxic masculinity (with a side of Mad Max: Fury Road) • Geisha FAQ • Earth is dangerous • Of privilege and nostalgia • To everyone else in the galaxy, all humans are basically Doc Brown. • Snarky but amusing and thorough Romeo and Juliet analysis • The singular "they"
    • Linkdumps are Back Resurrecting my old occasional digest posts of neat stuff I've seen recently, this time using Pinboard, the Pinner iOS app, and the Postalicious WordPress plugin.
    • Linkdump for March 30th from 11:01 to 11:37 An automatically generated list of links that caught my eye between 11:01 and 11:37 on March 30th. • A Tasting Menu of Female Representation • Everything is Chemicals • Humans Are Weird • Old Fandom-New Fandom Dictionary • Dear Fellow Guys....stop hitting on women at work....
  • 2016
    • Grump! Made it through a half-day of work, then it was back home and into bed. So done with this. (90/366)
  • 2014
    • Two days of lying around the house doing nothing. I am determined to be back to normal (or at least what passes as such for me) by tomorrow.
  • 2010
  • 2005
    • Rise of the M-Pire! This is wonderful: An M&Ms tribute to Star Wars, promoting their new dark chocolate line of M&Ms debuting on April 1st.
  • 2004
    • Exploring Hitchcock So far, the Hitchcock biography is fascinating, and I'm only about a third of the way through. I did, however, realize that while I've certainly enjoyed what I've seen of Hitchcock's films, I've actually seen very few: Vertigo, Psycho, and The Birds are the only ones!
    • This is boring? I, along with many (most?) people, have a tendency to lament about how boring my life is. After all, my general day-to-day routine is usually just that: routine. I get up, dink around on the 'net, go to work, come home, dink around on the 'net, and go to bed.
    • Sosumi On the bright side, webloggers now have protection against libel suits. On the downside, though, the case that prompted this decision is truly bizarre, and I have to feel sorry for the woman whose case was just overturned by the ruling.
  • 2003
    • US priorities in Iraq Here's a good visualization of just how much help the US is planning on giving the people of Iraq once the war is over. Hint — not much.
  • 2001
    • Neil Gaiman’s ‘Goliath’ Neil Gaiman has in recent years become one of my favorite modern authors. With 'Goliath', he contributes his own take on the Matrix with a short story that I find to be one of the best contributions on the Matrix site.