On This Day

There are 23 posts previously published on January 16th

  • 2019
    • I’ve updated my post about Marie Kondo’s approach to cleaning out bookshelves with a few more thoughts, prompted by an article calling out the classist and racist undertones of the reactions to her advice.
    • My stack of this year’s Philip K. Dick Award nominees has arrived! 📚
  • 2017
    • Playing with a set of silly clip-on phone camera lenses we got in Alaska (there were four sets on dad’s desk; we all assumed he’d meant them to be Xmas presents, and they got distributed among us all). Kinda chintzy, but could be fun to play with occasionally.
    • Book seven of 2017: March, Book 3, by John Lewis. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • 2016
    • Went outside long enough to shovel the driveway and fill the bird feeders. The rest of the day so far has been sitting in the library and reading (finishing Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves). Lunchtime looks amusingly juvenile, but hey, it works for me. (16/366)
  • 2015
    • Really pretty morning. Clear skies and sun after yesterday’s snow.
  • 2014
    • Kicked back on the exercise bike doing my nightly ride while watching the newest episode of Bones.
  • 2013
    • See Something? Check Snopes! So here's a little contribution I made to the world today, after seeing yet another Facebook friend sharing yet another easily disproven bit of misinformation.
  • 2010
    • To: Pat Robertson. Your Pal, Satan. I know that you know that all press is good press, so I appreciate the shout-out. And you make God look like a big mean bully who kicks people when they are down, so I'm all over that action. But when you say that Haiti has made a pact with me, it is totally humiliating. I may be evil incarnate, but I'm no welcher.
  • 2009
    • Links for January 15th through January 16th Sometime between January 15th and January 16th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • no news is bad news • Cool Stuff: Olly Moss’s Poster Remakes • Strong Women Steer Battlestar Galactica's Final Voyage • Little Progress on Adult Literacy • Top 10 Sci Fi Flicks For The Thinking Man (beerandscifi version)
  • 2008
    • Make a Band (Altered) The title of whatever random Wikipedia page you land on is the name of the band. The last four words of the last quote on this page is the title of the album. The third image this Flickr search is the cover of the album (this will search Creative Commons Attribution licensed photos and sort them by interestingness).
  • 2006
    • Martin Luther King Day Three items caught my eye today: The New Yorker's reprinted account of the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama; Dr. King's speech, which I'd never actually read in its entirety before; and dad's recollection of marching in a rally in Kokomo, IN, after Dr. King's assassination.
    • Lost s02e10: The 23rd Psalm Scribbled notes while watching last Wednesday night's episode of Lost (yes, I know, almost a full week late...but this was my first chance to finally watch it). Spoilers, obviously, so only read further if you want to...
    • Happy Battlestar Galactica Bunny I have _no_ idea where or when I found this, but it just turned up while cleaning out my 'downloads' directory. The middle one's my favorite.
  • 2004
    • Oh, no, not again. I don't have time to rant about this like I'd really like to. As far as I'm concerned, though, getting Bush out of office should be the number one priority — and Nader just isn't the answer. He wasn't last election, and he won't be this election.
  • 2003
    • Getting pissy… Would everyone mind too terribly switching over to webbrowsers that actually support CSS layout declarations properly? Mozilla, Netscape, Chimera, whatever.
    • Colors aren't my strongpoint I'm experimenting with different colorschemes for the site. Colors outside of black and white just aren't my strong suit. ;) So this may go on for the next few days until I find something I settle on. Bear with me.
  • 2002
    • Bad site slowdowns Okay -- if you're reading this, you may (or may have not) noticed that for some reason, my website is responding _incredibly slowly_ at the moment. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to figure out just why this is happening yet.
    • Too weird to be fake Now here's a headline that I don't think I could have made up if I tried: 'Jesus Charged With Bail Jumping, Intimidating Witness!'
    • Resurrections I'm slowly but surely getting all the old posts that disappeared when I borked things up put back in.
    • A good day for quotes, as it turns out Clearly he failed to reckon with an attention span deficit so profound it makes even a roomful of espresso-torqued toddlers with power tools seem focused by comparison.
    • Another quote All we may say is, that the more purely an aesthete a man is, the more likely he is to prefer cats; since the superior grace, beauty, manners and neatness of the cat cannot but conquer the fancy of any impartial observer emancipated from mundane and ethical illusions.
    • Spooky… The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.