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keep in mind that the further in the past a post was published, the more likely it is that the information has become outdated or my beliefs have changed.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 21 posts previously published on January 27th

  • 2022
  • 2020
    • Ring doorbell app packed with third-party trackers: “Ring isn’t just a product that allows users to surveil their neighbors. The company also uses it to surveil its customers.”
    • On This Day: Jan 27 Recognizing 20 years of blogging, here are my past posts from January 27
    • SF Disco Preservation Society: Huge archive of DJ mixtapes from the 2000s back to the days of disco.
  • 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