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 25 posts previously published on June 18th

  • 2018
    • Me, surveying my #StarTrek book collection: “Yeah, I’m a little bit of a geek”. My wife: “No….” Me: “…I know where this is going.” (Every shelf is double-stacked; most of those are #TOS novels. Please forgive the weird distortion from the pano camera mode.) 📚🖖
  • 2016
    • Toby the #tinydinosaur was very happy to learn that the local Greek restaurant delivers to our hotel. Salad and calzones in our room!
    • Do you ever feel like there’s a #tinyelephant watching over you as you sleep? (170/366)
    • Found a Mexican bakery nearby…so many treats!
    • A giant burrito for a #tinydinosaur!
    • We’re prepping the car for a weekend minibreak, and Toby the #tinydinosaur and his #tinyelephant friend are anxious to go.
    • Chucks of the day (18/?): grey puffy (new style?) low tops with orange laces and lining, black sidewall stripes. #chucks #converse
  • 2014
    • Dinner on the patio with Prairie’s dad Lon, visiting us for a few days.
    • Practicing my “heroic gaze into the distance” stance.
  • 2010
    • Links for June 9th through June 18th Sometime between June 9th and June 18th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • Lunch Shop for Ironworkers Rises With Skyscraper • Who Is the Best Soccer Player at the World Cup? Science Has the Answer. • Modify the Look of the Safari 5 Reader Function • Leviticans • Gallery: Digitizing the Past and Present at the Library of Congress
  • 2008
    • Links for June 18th from 12:39 to 13:07 Sometime between 12:39 and 13:07, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • Wall.E : Pixar animation • Exits: Stewart Butterfield's bizarre resignation letter to Yahoo • in vestimentis ursum • Requiem For A Day Off • Takei Marriage License Big News [UPDATED]
    • Website Tweaks One of the projects I'd like to tackle over the summer is redesigning my weblog. However, as the major project over the next few weeks here at home needs to be packing things up and preparing for a move, I've settled for doing a bit of minor tweaking here and there to streamline things where I can.
  • 2007
    • Fremont Summer Solstice Parade This Solstice Parade photoset from ChrisB really deserves to be seen. A high vantage point and a tilt-shift lens make for a look at the parade that's _very_ different from everyone else's shots!
  • 2004
    • Of Course It’s Creepy! The following was originally a reply to some of the questions raised in the comments discussing an upcoming Tim Burton/Johnny Depp version of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. My response became long enough that I decided to give it a post of its own rather than 'bl-hog' my own blog.
    • Rights The rich have the right to buy more homes than anyone else. They have the right to buy more cars than anyone else, more gizmos than anyone else, more clothes and vacations than anyone else. But they do not have the right to buy more democracy than anyone else.
    • Metroblogging A potentially interesting and useful new regional groupblog project: Metroblogging.
    • On keeping promises Okay, I'll admit it. I'm impressed.
    • Could be brilliant or horrible Coming in 2005 — a new film version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Directed by Tim Burton. Starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. Hmmmmmmm…
    • Jay and Silent Bob want you to vote Okay, folks. If Jay and Silent Bob are going to be voting, you've got no excuse not to. ;)
    • Incoming, part II The storm's over with, and we've got another gorgeous, clear, hot day. I just came across this photograph of last night's storm, taken by James Gurney in Redmond.
  • 2003
    • Peace Your goal is not peace; your goal is to live in peace. Return when your goal is peace alone and you hold a willing knife at your own throat to achieve it. That is the price of a warmaster's blade.
    • Bad timing Looks like the Dean speech conflicts w/ the Steve Jobs keynote at Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference. Nooooooooooo!
    • Neal Stephenson: Quicksilver The newest book from one of my favorite modern authors, Neal Stephenson, is now available for pre-order at Amazon: Quicksilver: Volume One of the Baroque Cycle.
  • 2002
    • Exactly To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
    • Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid This book is an exploration of everything from mathematics to the mechanics of thought and reasoning to Artificial Intelligence, all tied together and interrelated to each other. Fascinating, fascinating stuff.

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 June 17th

  • 2016
    • <yawn> Well, g’night kids. Don’t get too rowdy and annoy the neighbors. (169/366)
    • Chucks of the day (17/?): grey and black puffy (new style?) low tops. #chucks #converse
  • 2014
    • An almost bedtime selfie…again. Something of a trend by now.
  • 2008
    • Graduation Weekend Well, it's official (aside from actually receiving the certificate in the mail): I have my Associate of Arts degree. Short updates have been appearing semi-regularly on...well, everywhere, if you happen to be following me on the web, but let's see if I can back up a bit and fill in a few more details.
  • 2006
    • Bachelor Week I'm a bachelor for the next week! I just dropped Prairie off at the airport, sending her down to Palm Springs, CA to visit her dad. They'll be spending a few days there closing up her grandparents' winter home, then driving back up the coast, and she should be back next Saturday at some point.
  • 2005
    • In retrospect, this was really stupid. Looking back, this post from Oct. 25, 2001 -- almost exactly two years before the brouhaha at Microsoft -- stands out as quite likely the stupidest post I've ever made, and one that could potentially have gotten me fired for _far_ better reasons than that silly photo.
    • Free Wi-Fi for my apartment? Today on my way home for lunch I saw a work crew installing one of the Wi-Fi antennas on a lamppost on the 8th Avenue bridge over Freeway Park. Now I'm starting to wonder if my building just might end up with free Wi-Fi access provided by the City of Seattle.
    • Flickr Badge in Weblog Posts I started experimenting with whether it was possible to place badges into my weblog posts where appropriate. For instance, a post about a specific event could include a badge displaying photos from that event's Flickr photo set or group pool.
    • Pride leaving Broadway? Interesting bit of controversy going on in Seattle's gay community right now, as the annual Pride Parade has grown so much that organizers want to move it to downtown and the Seattle Center for next year.
    • I never would have guessed On CNN this morning: College towns lead in marijuana use. Must be a slow news day.
  • 2004
    • Incoming! Flash after flash after flash has been lighting up the night sky as what appears to be a fairly major thunderstorm rumbles along somewhere off to the southwest of Seattle.
    • Pest control Johnny Depp and Antonio Banderas wreak havoc in Mexico, and Rick and I hatch a devious plan for dealing with a mouse issue.
  • 2003
    • MSNSearch Looks like Microsoft's new search engine knows who I am already. Good to know — the more ways there are for people to stumble across my little corner of the 'net, the happier I am. :)
    • Dismemberment sells! Hardly my most artistic photo, but then, it wasn't really meant to be — I just thought the window display was hilarious, in a somewhat disturbing sort of way. Selling handbags, okay. Selling handbags with dismembered arms, though, I'm just not entirely sure about.
    • UserSpace early beta First impressions: quite good!
    • Dean calls for Bush accountability Howard Dean continues to (IMNSHO) kick much butt and take very brave stances in his bid for the '04 election, today calling for an independent investigation of Bush and the drive to war with Iraq.
    • Ari the rebel I guess if Ari had to rebel, being a Republican is better than being on drugs, but not by much.
    • Roe vs. Wade…vs. McCorvey? The former plaintiff known as 'Jane Roe' in the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized abortion sought to have the case overturned in a motion filed Tuesday that asks the courts to consider new evidence that abortion hurts women.
    • Congratulations Reed and Kerry! Tienna Vie Judd Dyer was born on June 16th at 11:45pm wieghing 6.5lbs. Kerry is in good health and I will E-mail pics of Tienna as soon as I get them.
    • No help at all Of course, the document has multiple tables embedded in it, and Word isn't kind enough to tell me which table has become corrupted. I guess I'm just supposed to guess?
    • Jupiter In case you're wondering, yes, this is a load of crap. But it was fun to write. So there. Bleah. Let someone else tell you what's really going on, I'm shooting for a job at the Weekly World News...
    • Revisionist historians Hi, Pot? This is the Kettle. You're black.
    • MTV VJ Pvt. Jessica Lynch This is just disgusting — the New York Times has an article exposing CBS' attempt to buy Pvt. Lynch through TV movies, books…and an MTV special event concert.
    • Fun with polls About the same number of people who think it's an advantage to be a woman in America would eat a rat on live TV. Clearly, we've got some work to do on the whole gender-equality thing.
  • 2002
    • Has Kevin been keeping track? While my tv situation doesn't allow me to catch any of the games, I've been trying to keep an eye out for articles on the World Cup, and woke up this morning to a nice surprise -- the US beat Mexico 2-0, and are advancing to the quarter-finals!
    • Terrorrism of the future When activated, this I-Bomb creates an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) that destroys all electronic equipment, yet is physically harmless to structures or living beings.

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 June 16th

  • 2018
    • There’s no such thing as too many books…until you have to move them all. Oof. Ow. But! After a full day of emptying out one storage unit, packing stuff into a U-Haul, driving over the mountains, and packing half (non-books) into a new smaller storage unit and half (books) home, we are now finally entirely […]
    • Fuck Trump. And if that upsets you, especially because I used such uncouth language, and we on the left must not stoop to such levels if we want to avoid alienating people, read this Twitter thread and re-think your outrage.
  • 2016
    • The West Wing episode we just watched was about filibusters. I started talking about yesterday’s filibuster. At which point Prairie told me to stop talking and accused me of filibustering. (168/366)
    • Chucks of the day (16/?): black low tops with white laces, red inner lining, and red sidewall and heel stripe. #chucks #converse
  • 2014
    • Even after a year, while I really like the results, I still find contact lenses an odd experience.
  • 2006
    • Is the del.icio.us HTML tool broken? I've been noticing some weirdness with my 'Eclinkticism' sidebar, and it appears that the HTML service provided by del.icio.us at `del.icio.us/html/username` may be having some issues. Anyone out there seeing this too?
  • 2005
    • Offshoring Some things from last night's Weblogger meetup that just popped into my head. Politically correct? No. Funny? Definitely.
    • Mixes now Podcast compatible In theory, the post for Difficult Listening Hour 01 should now be Podcast ready, and I'll do the same for all future mix sessions. If there are any problems or issues with this, just let me know, as I've got no real clue what I'm doing here.
    • June Meetup Fun conversations and gadgetry at the Webloggers Meetup last night.
  • 2004
    • Happy Anniversary to me! Today marks three years to the day since I escaped the frozen wastelands of Alaska and starting life in Seattle.
    • Rev. Moon crowned Messiah in Senate office building Should Americans be concerned that on March 23rd a bipartisan group of Congressmen attended a coronation at which a billionaire, pro-theocracy newspaper owner was declared to be the Messiah – with royal robes, a crown, the works? Or that this imperial ceremony took place not in a makeshift basement church or a backwoods campsite, but in a Senate office building?
    • Literary geek (as opposed to literal geek, that is) You are a complete literary geek, from knowing the classics (even the not-so-well-known classics and tidbits about them) to knowing devices used in writing, when someone has a question about literature, they can bring it to you and rest assured; you know the answers.
  • 2003
    • Poems for Laila I discovered PfL when I was in Germany in the summer of 1991. I saw a display stand advertising the release of their second album, and gave it a listen. What I heard was enough to peak my interest, so I bought their first two albums — 'Another Poem for the 20th Century' and 'La Fillete Triste' — on the spot.
  • 2002
    • More constitutional fun By executive fiat, the Constitutional protections of American citizens are now officially contingent upon the whims of the President. So much for a nation of 'laws, not men.' I don't care what your politics are. If you don't find this deeply disturbing...well, I really don't know what to say.
    • Guess I got out in time It was definitely interesting to be able to watch some of the downfall of Andersen from the inside for a while -- and to see the final results as they come down the newswire. Neat stuff.
    • Even permafrost can melt An interesting piece from the NYT about just how drastically global warming -- despite Bush's insistance that it's not a real worry -- is affecting Alaska.
    • Freedom of speech? I welcome anyone to these rallies, and I welcome you to theirs. I hope you will never go to theirs and stop them from speaking. I believe in free speech at every university in America.

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 June 15th

  • 2017
    • Linkdump for May 28th through June 15th An automatically generated list of links that caught my eye between May 28th and June 15th. • Why is English so weirdly different from other languages? • PureText • Let’s Be Real: Americans Are Walking Around With Dirty Anuses • The Racist History of Portland, the Whitest City in America • No more ‘product of its time,’ please
  • 2016
    • Introducing Toby to his new pals. It’s a #tinydinosaur trio!
    • This #tinydragon is really cool. Seems to be happy enough perched on my knee.
    • Prairie went to Leavenworth today, and brought back some even tinier tiny animals! A #tinypenguin, two #tinydinosaur, and even a #tinydragon! (167/366)
    • Chucks of the day (15/?): black low tops with bright green inner lining and grey laces and sidewall stripes. #chucks #converse
  • 2014
    • Back at the movies again. Oh, no! There goes Tokyo! Go go Godzilla!
  • 2007
    • Ladybug Not quite as cute when seen this close up, are they? At full size, you can see the hairs on the ladybug's legs!
  • 2006
    • Five Years Today marks five years since I left Anchorage and moved down to Seattle. Yay!
  • 2005
  • 2004
    • Techno-lust The Wall Street Journal's top seven items of techno-lust, with commentary by me.
    • They’re legal! Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen turned eighteen yesterday. How did I miss that little milestone?
    • A love letter to Star Trek Something to bring a smile to your face (especially if, like me, you're a life-long Trekk[ie/er]) -- a love letter to Star Trek.
    • Why Garfield sucks Not having been a fan of Garfield since my age hit the double-digits, I can't really say that I was terribly surprised by this look at Jim Davis' marketing-centric approach to producing the Garfield comic strip.
    • Winer goes off the deep end It's difficult for me to even conceive of doing something like this. While I don't host anywhere near the number of sites that weblogs.com did (whatever that number might be), I do host a few friends sites for free, and I can't imagine simply pulling the plug on their sites. Not only is it an amazingly callous thing to do, but the guilt alone would have me up at night — and that's just for three other people!
    • Racism is alive and well Owners of a New Jersey swim club are paying one million dollars to settle a lawsuit against them for denying access to 'black' and 'brown skinned' people.
    • Not terribly subtle [Ronald Reagan] was also a deeply, unabashedly religious man. But he accepted that as a responsibility, not a mandate. And there is a profound difference.
  • 2002
    • One year in Seattle! It's been a good year. The usual ups and downs of day to day life, sometimes with a bit more stress due to the new environs and the general issues of transplanting one's life, but overall, pretty good.

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 June 14th

  • 2019
    • Oh crap, can you see… We're at a point where if someone's displaying an American flag, we assume they're probably not someone we want to associate with -- that it's a display of nationalism, not patriotism.
  • 2016
    • Got my eyes dilated today. Can’t really focus yet…just kinda hoping autocorrect isn’t being a snit right now. :) (166/366)
    • Chucks of the day (14/?): High tops with black tongue, red laces, and stylized U.S. flag design — appropriate for Flag Day! #chucks #converse #flagday
  • 2014
    • Cuddled up and watching the opening match of the World Cup (Brazil v. Croatia).
  • 2007
    • Summertime! A number of updates this evening...summertime, no more school, new computers, and new weblogs.
  • 2006
    • 2nd Quarter done! The last quiz in my music class was last week; the last test in my math class was this morning. As of now, I'm done with my second quarter of college, and it's officially summertime! :)
  • 2005
    • I can dream… Today, one of Seattle's newspapers (I don't remember which) had a huge headline across the top of the page: JACKSON FREE
    • LiveJournal Oddness Also, a quick note out to the other 22 LiveJournal users out there who are subscribed to the woody_eclectic feed -- I didn't set it up, so I usually don't know when it goes wonky, and I don't get any comments you might leave on the posts in the feed.
    • iPhoto Quandries A few questions about iPhoto -- things that don't make sense to me. Why can't I export items that are on a burned DVD? When I drag photos from an archive on DVD into my local photo library, why can't iPhoto keep track of the correct tags? Why does iPhoto have to update an archive's database every time it's loaded?
    • Less nudity, more polka On our wandering we went through the Pike Place Market, and as we were in the lower levels, something in the bins of a used music store caught my eye. I stopped, backed up, pulled the record out of the bin...and started to laugh.
  • 2004
    • Skim! Skim like mad! Nine hundred and thirteen posts to work through before I'm caught up (and, since there's no way I'll make it through all that by the time I crash out tonight, there will just be more added to the pile tomorrow morning).
    • Stories too good to be true I just watched an absolutely fascinating film — Shattered Glass. It's the story of Stephen Glass, the New Republic reporter who in 1998 was outed as having fabricated everything from minor details to entire stories during his tenure at the New Republic.
    • Blogger Anon-O-Con Thanks to all who I met at the Seattle Blogger Anon-O-Con on Saturday!
    • Saved! As Roger Ebert points out in his review, the film is '…arguing not against fundamentalism but against intolerance; it argues that Jesus would have embraced the cast-outs and the misfits, and might have leaned toward situational ethics instead of rigid morality.'
  • 2002
    • tetris is so unrealistic A jet going 100 m.p.h. slammed into a deer, which ruptured a wing fuel tank and dumped 70 gallons of gas on the runway.
    • Short attention span voyeurism It's really hard not to go up to an intern in the middle of surgery and say, 'Don't freak out, but you're doing that all wrong.' I try not to do it if the patient's only under local.
    • Not in Our Name There is a deadly trajectory to the events of the past months that must be seen for what it is and resisted. Too many times in history people have waited until it was too late to resist.

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 18 posts previously published on June 13th

  • 2018
    • Book twenty of 2018: Underworld, by Greg Cox. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • 2016
    • I was just trying to get a shot at the end of the day, but I actually like the result more than I thought I might. (165/366)
    • Chucks of the day (13/?): Purple low-tops. #chucks #converse
  • 2014
    • Well, I came up with a picture, but now I don’t know what to say. Some days are like that.
    • For #funfeetfriday (worn under jeans, so nobody knows but me…and you!). ;)
  • 2009
    • I’m in an Australian Hip-Hop Music Video! If you were to watch the video for 'Chase That Feeling' by the Hilltop Hoods, just past the one minute mark, the camera pans down over the top of a desk, and sitting on that desk is a very familiar family portrait...
  • 2007
    • THE Final Exam **PUBLIC SPEAKING:** 2,500 riot-crazed aborigines are storming the classroom. Calm them. You may use any ancient language except Latin or Greek.
    • Frahnk-en-steeeen! In the vein of The Producers, Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein is being turned into a stage musical. As is becoming something of a trend , the show is premiering here in Seattle before opening on Broadway. And Prairie and I have tickets for opening night.
  • 2006
    • Best. Costumes. EVAR. Seriously -- I think these may be my favorite convention costumes ever. Spotted by artvixn at Baycon 2006.
  • 2005
    • Text-only individual archives in Movable Type When I was first investigating Markdown, one of the things that caught my eye was the ability to see the 'source' for any of the pages by simply replacing the `.html` extension with `.text`. I'd been wondering if it would be possible to pull such a trick for my site for a while, and got it figured out tonight.
  • 2003
    • Viagra gum? Wm. Wrigley Jr., maker of Juicy Fruit, Big Red and Doublemint gums, is expanding its definition of 'doubling your pleasure.' The Chicago gum company has been granted a U.S. government patent to develop a gum that contains a dose of the generic chemical in Viagra.
    • Heroes Except in the life of a hero, the whole world is meaningless.
    • The greatest American is… So, out of a completely open playing field, what ten people were nominated as the ten greatest Americans ever?
  • 2002
    • ‘I drank what???’ Incidentally, each of these movies has the distinction of having one of my first 'movie star crushes' -- Mia Sara in Legend, and Michelle Meyrink as Jordan in Real Genius.
    • It is so hot out! Where a week ago Seattle was setting record low temperatures, this week things have done a complete 180, and from what I hear we're pushing record highs for this time of year.
    • This is where it starts Constituion? Rights? What are you talking about? Those don't exist in the USA anymore.
    • Mentally 19? According to the What's your mental age? test, I'm mentally 19. It's a bit of a shame that it doesn't give any sort of justification or reasoning for that, but hey -- good to know, I suppose.
    • Naked over your clothes I'd almost love to see a group of 10 to 20 people walking down the street wearing this stuff, just to see how much confusion and consternation it would cause!

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 June 12th

  • 2018
    • Neat long look at how Netflix is doing what it’s doing in The Netflix Binge Factory: “Netflix is hiring everybody in and out of Hollywood to make more TV shows than any network ever has, and it already knows which ones you’ll like.”
  • 2016
    • Thanks everyone for your notes (comments, likes, hearts, etc.) on my hooding ceremony picture and yesterday’s with Mom and Dad. It’s been a very nice weekend. For tonight, I’m being amused at our little exercise trampoline acting as a silly halo. (164/366)
  • 2014
    • Since this is graduation weekend (here, at least), I changed my mind on my #throwbackthursday shot. Here’s @jenadzima, Charles, and me at our high school graduation in 1991!
  • 2009
    • Links for June 8th through June 12th Sometime between June 8th and June 12th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • The grand strategy of Al-Qa’ida can be thought of as auto-immune warfare • Clove Cigarettes to be illegal • 30 ROCK Is a Rip-Off of the MUPPET SHOW! • Exclusive: The Future of Facebook Usernames • _Yub Jub_ Means "Devour the Weak": An Authoritative Study of Ewoks, From the Field Notes of Davo Atten-Boru and Pladdo Cardigun, Exo-Naturalists. • Sprinkle When You Tinkle
    • EMPSFM and Muppets I think my puppet looks the best -- not only did I know the lyrics, but I have that version of 'Rainbow Connection' in my collection, so I was able to keep 'Kurt' pretty synced up with the music. Fun!
  • 2003
    • If this country fails I think that what drives me to keep going is the knowledge that if this country fails, then a beacon for the world is lost. And this country is headed for failure under this president.
    • Habits Certain events must be described as 'fuckin' awesome.'
    • But what about the kittens? Logic, of course, can be skewed terribly when your premise is a theory based on the Lord being a female kitten.
    • Speakeasy needs a laxative! we are awaiting the new upgrade switch to be thrown deep within the bowels of speakeasy. once this bowel movement is finished please credit the customer a month of service. they have agreed to recontract if we do this favor for them. it's like a new order, only it's an old order with a funny hat on.
    • Fundamentalism Christian Fundamentalism: The doctrine that there is an absolutely powerful, infinitely knowledgeable, universe spanning entity that is deeply and personally concerned about my sex life.
  • 2002
    • ClearChannel sucks ClearChannel owns a ridiculous amount of the radio stations in this country, and seems intent on driving them all down into blandness and mediocrity.
    • Switch Apple's got one word for you.
    • Welcome back WaSP After a short hiatus to regroup, the Web Standards Project is back up and running.
    • Emperor of the US I first read about Norton I, Emperor of the United States of America in one of the Sandman graphic novels by Neil Gaiman.
    • Music industry wakes up According to a story in the LA Times, Universal and Sony will be offering low-cost, unencrypted music downloads over the 'net.

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 June 11th

  • 2016
    • Mom, me, and Dad, after a pleasant evening’s visit. (163/366)
    • Chucks of the day (12/?): grey slip-ons. #chucks #converse
    • Book twenty-five of 2016: Streets of Shadows, edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (163/366)
  • 2015
    • 156 pages. One half of a centimeter thick. $50. I love textbooks. (At least that’s for a new copy.)
    • Yay dilation! Can’t actually focus on anything closer than an arm’s length away. Whee!
    • I am Oculus of Borg. Refocusing is futile. You will be astigmatized.
  • 2014
    • Feeling a little glitchy. Working on putting the pieces together.
  • 2007
    • Inappropriate Thoughts I once knew someone who told me that, upon meeting the new husband of an ex-girlfriend of his, had to suppress the urge to say, 'I took your wife's virginity.'
  • 2006
    • X-Men: The Last Stand We went out to see X-Men III today. Overall not _bad_, but not _nearly_ as good as the first two were.
  • 2003
    • Who's who in the blogging world A simple guide to the A-list bloggers is a wonderful tongue-in-cheek introduction to the "big names" of weblogging.
    • More impeachment talk It seems to me that impeachment isn't unrealistic to at least consider, at this point. As has been quoted here before: Bush lied. People died.
    • Slipping through the cracks With all those reporters covering politics and government in Washington and around the country, you would think that the press would be watching the powerful on behalf of the people pretty persistently. But you would be wrong.
    • Like I think, like, I want to, like, ban the word, like, 'like,' from the English, like, language.
    • Alexandar Diego Soli And so to assert the existence of the self is therefore a sin, the worst of sins; therefore it is better to cut out one's tongue than to speak the word 'I.'
    • Still here? Been kind of quiet around here lately. No major reasons for that, really, but a few minor ones.
  • 2002
    • Gambit Look out and lock up your daughters, everyone, we're in the presence of Remy LeBeau. That's right, you're that smooth-talkin' Cajun boy with a flare for making women swoon and a great love for all things shiny and steal-able. Sure, you're forever on the run from your past, but there's no reason why you can't run from it in style, oui?
  • 2001
    • God of Ecstasy! Your open-mindedness and irrepressible energy allow your sexual energy to keep going and going and going. And when the day is through, you've left a trail of satisfied mortals in your wake.

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 June 9th

  • 2018
    • The book After Man: A Zoology of the Future imagines what animals might look like if humans went extinct, and absolutely captivated me when I was a kid. Neat to see a new edition is being released. Recommended!
  • 2017
    • Cleaning up Prairie’s old G4 #iMac to be given away. These were such adorably cute machines! And it’s fun to be using MacOS 10.4.11 again, with its stylish brushed chrome UI. Kind of sad to be letting this go, really, but we haven’t used it in six years, so it’s better to let it go […]
  • 2016
    • I’ve decided that my #tinydinosaur is named Toby, in honor of The West Wing’s Toby Ziegler, who is cranky and snarling at everyone all the time. (161/366)
    • Chucks of the day (10/?): black and tan low tops with tessellated flaming (or horned) skull design. #chucks #converse
  • 2014
    • Dammit, Monday. I already knew this was a Monday without your having to go and make it a seriously Monday-ish Monday. Can I get a do-over?
  • 2010
    • Links for June 7th through June 9th Sometime between June 7th and June 9th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • The Story Behind the Recycled Newspaper Prop • Copyright: The Elephant in the Middle of the Glee Club • Study: Secondhand Smoke May Affect Mental Health • How to Send Your Face to Space • Kids of Lesbians Have Fewer Behavioral Problems, Study Suggests
  • 2008
    • Bonehead As I waited for the bus to roll to a stop, I peeked out the windows and scanned our parking lot for the car to see if Prairie was back from her morning jaunt with Hope. The car wasn't in the lot...
    • Trifecta Point one: A news story about a Darwin Award contender. Point two: _great_ headline. Point three: horrid choice of ad banner (probably automatically generated).
  • 2005
    • Seattle Polite As I stood there, the car coming down the hill slowed, stopped, and the driver nodded for me to cross. I pointed at the light -- 'You've got the green, buddy...' -- and he just waved me across.
  • 2004
    • Little details Former Microsoftie Will Parker has an interesting post about the Microsoft Mac Business Unit's work on a generally under-appreciated aspect of software publishing: the packaging.
    • VisitorVille Apache log file analysis plus SimCity equals VisitorVille, a program that displays your website as a city, with traffic represented by people moving from building to building (page to page), and arriving via bus (referrers and search engines).
    • Enough already Yes, yes, we know. Reagan died. Can we get back to reporting about more important things now, please?
    • No longer the top of the heap Well, it lasted longer than I thought it would, given how fast technology advances, but my dual 2.0 Ghz Power Mac G5 is no longer the top-of-the-line machine from Apple.
  • 2003
    • That'll stop them! Our Attorney General wants to make terrorist attacks against military bases or nuclear plants a capital offense.
  • 2002
    • Needles and bottles and junkies, oh my! Apparently, some of the tenants next door feel that using garbage cans is more trouble than it's worth, and prefer to toss a fair amount of their garbage out the window and into the alleyway -- everything from smashed TVs to used syringes, all mixed in with a generous helping of broken glass bottles.