On This Day

Should you dig back through my archives, please keep in mind that the further in the past a post was published, the more likely it is that the information has become outdated or my beliefs have changed. I sincerely believe that learning, growing, examining, and often changing beliefs is an integral part of being a responsible human being. My personal journey socially and politically has been ever leftwards, and there are many posts in the archives that I would not write the same way today, if at all. Thanks for understanding!

There are 23 posts previously published on October 2nd

  • 2020
    • A wish for a Best-Case Scenario We’ve had a year of worst-case scenarios, of course, so the odds are against this. But I can hope.
    • From Q&A to The Cage I may not agree with every choice the current stewards of Trek are making, but I think it’s clear that they have a lot of love and respect for the universe.
    • On This Day: Oct 2 Recognizing 20 years of blogging, here are my past posts from October 2
  • 2018
    • “Yakko’s World” — the Animaniacs song with all the countries of the world — just got a brand new verse with all the countries added since the song was written!
    • Book thirty-five of 3018: Flash Gordon: The Time Trap of Ming XIII, by Alex Raymond and Con Steffanson. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
    • Siri shortcut for “xyzzy” Old-school geeks will (well, maybe) be amused by this: a very simple, very stupid, tiny iOS 12 Siri shortcut. Tap it in Shortcuts and Siri will reply with, 'Nothing happens.'
  • 2016
    • Tried two new kinds of apple we hadn’t seen before: Koru and Aurora. Both were good, but the Aurora was our favorite. Quite good.
    • Before and after my end of the month shave-and-a-haircut (two bits!). I’m much more presentable now. (276/366)
  • 2014
    • The first rule of thermodynamics is…
  • 2007
    • Soylent Cheese Of course milk comes from cows, but we know that cheese comes from people...
  • 2005
    • Bad Books Reading List Via Terrance: How many of the 100 most frequently challenged books of 1990-2000 have you read? The ones I've read are in **bold**...
    • Shining Okay, so I'm a bit late to the party on this one, but if you haven't seen it yet, you've _really_ got to check out the trailer for a little heartwarming family comedy called Shining (9.5Mb QT .mov). A definite must-see!
    • Dilbert on Doocing Everyone's favorite geeky office shlub takes a look at job-related weblogging today.
    • Bouncing and flirting Much fun out at the_vogue tonight. Flirting with friends I hadn't seen in a while (Tej, Suzanne, Noreen) and friends I just made tonight (Margarite, Amanda, Sarah). All in all, definitely worth going.
  • 2004
    • Disney turning Bloom County 3-D You know, much as I'd like to get excited about the prospect of a Bloom County feature film, given Disney's track record over the past few years, the news that their first foray into 3-D animation without Pixar's involvement will be a Bloom County film doesn't thrill me.
  • 2003
    • And this is a surpise to…who? Remember all those weapons of mass destruction that Bush et al assured us were all over Iraq, just waiting to be found? Funny thing, that — apparently, they don't exist after all.
    • Graham out? It's a little unclear, but it looks like Bob Graham is abandoning the Democratic nomination race.
    • Silliness reigns supreme Looking foolish does the spirit good. The need not to look foolish is one of youth's many burdens; as we get older we are exempted from more and more.
    • Get your DJ name! According to Quiz Me's Get Your DJ Name page, I'm either DJ Broken Box, DJ Master Storm, or DJ Hell-Bent Storm, depending on whether I start with Michael, Woody, or Wudi.
    • A marriage made in heaven If Ivana Trump married, in succession, Orson Bean (actor), King Oscar (of Norway), Louis B. Mayer (of MGM), and Norbert Wiener (mathematician), she would then be Ivana Bean Oscar Mayer Wiener
    • Genetic Engineering Aside from the obvious (and brilliant) attention-getting shock tactics of the image, there's some interesting questions being raised here. Unfortunately, it's time for me to head out the door to get to work. Discuss amongst yourselves.
    • ACME catalog How wonderful: the ACME catalog, a collection of every ACME product ever seen in the classic Warner Brothers cartoons! Me, I think I'm going for the Instant Girl
    • Democrat fundraising outdoing Bush Based on the preliminary estimates for the third quarter, the 10-person Democratic field collectively will have outraised the Bush campaign, an indication of how fired up Democratic donors are.