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. Here are my past posts for January 13…

There are 25 posts previously published on January 13th

  • 2017
    • Cold snap update: officially -7°, but reading -13° at our house. 😳 Just…no. Ugh.
  • 2016
    • The diploma is here! It was official before, but it feels official now. #CWUpride (13/366)
  • 2015
    • This year’s crop of Philip K. Dick nominees are here! Guessing I’ll be too busy with schoolwork to have them read by @norwescon #nwc38, but I’ll see how many I can get through!
  • 2014
    • Chatting about our days while Prairie makes cornbread to go with our chili dinner. She says that this is my “Yes, dear, I’m listening” face.
  • 2008
    • Sci-Fi Sounds This was an entertaining little quiz -- identifying classic sci-fi from short sound clips. Most were pretty obvious to me, but not all of 'em.
  • 2007
    • This isn’t right… Admittedly, things are looking up when you glance through the forecast through the next week. Still, there's just something _wrong_ about Seattle and Anchorage both getting snow...and Seattle being _colder_ than Anchorage.
  • 2006
    • iPhoto 6.0: Flickr Photocasts 'What would happen,' I wondered, 'if you tried to subscribe to a Flickr RSS feed as if it were a Photocast?'
    • iLife ’06: First Impressions My iLife '06 package showed up today. I can't stay up incredibly late to play, so this is just going to be a cursory overview to begin with, but it's a start.
  • 2005
    • Maikeru This is what the name 'Michael' looks like in Japanese. It is pronounced 'MAIKERU'.
  • 2004
    • Kodak cameras no more How very interesting — Kodak, a company who's name has been synonymous with photography my entire life, will stop selling traditional film cameras in America and Western Europe.
    • IMDB top 250 The Internet Movie Database top 250 films, as voted by IMDB members. Movies I've seen are in bold — exactly half, as it turns out.
    • ‘cuddling’ I've been reading Something Positive for a while now, since Royce showed it to me, but yesterday's strip has two of the best quotes I've seen from it yet.
    • Electronic Grassroots Much has been made over the past few months of how political campaigns are more and more turning to electronic means of communication and organization to connect and interact with voters, usually pointing to the Howard Dean campaign as the leader and trendsetter for this new approach to politicking. But how did Dean's online juggernaut get kicked into high gear?
    • Changing my habits So, starting tonight, I'm going to try to vary my reading habits a bit to see what that does. I've deleted all the groups I was using before, and instead have all the feeds listed in more-or-less alphabetical order, top to bottom in a single group, ordered by date posted.
    • Army War College blasts ‘War on Terror’ A scathing new report published by the Army War College broadly criticizes the Bush administration's handling of the war on terrorism, accusing it of taking a detour into an 'unnecessary' war in Iraq and pursuing an 'unrealistic' quest against terrorism that may lead to U.S. wars with states that pose no serious threat.
    • Hey! Remember, we pay the salaries of the teachers and staff. We buy the computers. We pay for the buildings in which they are used. As long as public school is public, the Beverly Sweeneys of the world need to know that it is our right and duty to look over their shoulders and question what they do.
    • Kevin and Emily, sitting in a tree… Of course, given that the wedding was announced after the baby was announced, and the ceremony is going to be in Tennessee…well, one has to wonder whether I'll come back with wedding pictures featuring a shotgun-wielding father in the background…;)
  • 2003
    • Happy Places My Happy Place was an animated movie. Script by William S. Burroughs. Score by trent reznor. Animation and art direction by H. R. Giger. Directed by Terry Gilliam and/or David Fincher and/or Darren Aronofsky and/or David Cronenberg (either joinly, or each taking a different section of the film, or possibly a series of films…whatever).
    • BlogFodder Here's an interesting idea — BlogFodder, a daily e-mail with a short snippet of text intended to (hopefully) inspire musings, thoughts, and possibly future weblog posts.
    • Ten-minute Two Towers GOLLUM: Mordor? Hobbitses having little Goth phase, maybe? Very angsssty, wanting to go to Mordor, yes yes. Can Smeagol offer black eyeliner to angsssty hobbitses?
    • Installing MT on OS X While searching around for pointers on getting MovableType moved over to a MySQL backend rather than the DBD backend I'm currently using, I ran across a few good general resources for OS X MovableType installations.
  • 2002
    • AARRGGHH!! I had some problems with my webserver earlier this weekend, which necessitated having to reinstall the system. When I copied the essential files for my website off the box, I forgot one crucial little directory -- and managed to completely bork up my blog software. Dammit.
  • 2001
    • Mom?!?! Just picked up one new DVD to add to the collection today -- George Lucas in Love. If you've never seen the film, it's well worth it...it's a 9-minute long short film exploring the truth behind the story of Star Wars.
    • Bowling Got picked up by my friend Airy, and we went out to La Mex for dinner and then headed out to Jewel Lake Bowl to meet Bill and Rich for midnight Neon Bowling. I got a 148 my first game, and went steadily downhill from there.
    • Up and running Okay, I just got things up and running again. As of right now, everything on my site should be working correctly -- now off to bed, I've got to get some sleep tonight!

📚 three of 2020: Dune, by Frank Herbert ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1966 Hugo Best Novel

This one (mostly) holds up well; still an excellent book, with its mix of SF adventure, ecological messages, political maneuvering, and religious themes. Well worth the re-read after many years.

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. Here are my past posts for January 12…

There are 24 posts previously published on January 12th

  • 2019
    • Full Bookshelves Are Not Untidy Ms. Kondo may well be good at organizing and helping people find ways to de-clutter and tidy their lives. But she can keep her sparkling woo away from my bookshelves.
  • 2017
    • It’s -3° officially, -8° at our house this morning. This is not acceptable.
  • 2016
    • Book two of 2016: Vol. 1 of Clive Barker’s Books of Blood. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (12/366) #clivebarker
  • 2014
    • Almost forgot my picture for today! Just a little reading before I get to sleep. Gotta finish this one before I can start this year’s P. K. Dick nominees.
  • 2010
    • Links for January 11th through January 12th Sometime between January 11th and January 12th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • Tobey Maguire, Sam Raimi Out of 'Spider-Man' • The C Programming Language: 4.10 Recursion (Brian W Kernighan & Dennis M Ritchie & HP Lovecraft) • The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage • Avatar Hit by Claims of Racism • The Loudness Wars: Why Music Sounds Worse
  • 2009
    • Links for January 12th from 10:14 to 15:44 Sometime between 10:14 and 15:44, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • McSweeney's Internet Tendency: The Elements of Spam. • Stephen King fan publishes Shining's Jack Torrance's novel • W. and the damage done • Milky Way Transit Authority • How big Jurassic flying reptiles got off ground
    • Old Fishing Hole Triptych The Old Fishing Hole in Kent, WA, in summer, winter, and flood.
  • 2008
  • 2005
    • BBC Interview on Blogging British blogger Tom Reynolds was recently interviewed by the BBC about his weblog. The interview is definitely worth a listen — they cover quite a few points, including some of the same topics regarding bloggers rights that I addressed recently.
    • Moving to del.icio.us The old linklog has been removed from my sidebar, and has been replaced with a list of the most recent fifteen items added to my del.icio.us page. There's an RSS feed available too, though once I iron out some issues with FeedBurner, lniks will be spliced directly into my main RSS feeds.
    • Search for WMDs Ends It's official: after two years, the search for WMDs in Iraq has been called to a halt.
  • 2004
    • Why I’ve missed IRC during the clinton administration, blowjobs were FREE
    • Bandwidth Confidential to T-Mobile: NASA is downloading 36 MB TIFFs from Mars and I only get 2 bars of signal on my cell phone inside my house. Please look into upgrading.
    • Who’s the pervert? ;) If it weren't for Anil so kindly keeping track of things like this, I'd never know just when the twins were due to turn 18.
    • Apple gaining ground in enterprise markets It's so nice to live in a time when every news article about Apple doesn't involve some form of doom and gloom predictions. Not only have the 'Apple is doomed' proclamations died down, things just keep getting better — even in markets historically far outside of Apple's domain.
    • Apple Computers? Pshaw…try Potato Processing! German police are investigating after an angry man returned a computer he had just bought saying it was packed with small potatoes instead of computer parts.
    • Restaurant vs. Bar If you need reservations, it’s a restaurant. If you have reservations about admitting where you were till 2 a.m., it’s a bar.
    • All I want to do is go back to bed. I'll likely not entirely cease hitting the Vogue on Saturday nights, as there are definitely times I like the busier, bustling atmosphere of a weekend night, and the slightly "pop"-ier music gets some songs in that I like dancing to that are less likey to show up on a Sunday night. However, if I had to choose just one night to hit the club on any given week, Sundays would definitely be my choice.
  • 2003
    • Comment preview upgrade A couple days ago, Phillip found my 'Live Comment Preview' and incorporated it into his blog. However, not satisfied with what I had, he improved the code so that it recognizes and inserts linebreaks correctly!
    • GeoURL I've just signed on with GeoURL, a web service that ties a weblog to a location, so that you can find out who your blogging neighbors are in a true geographic sense.
    • Pick-up lines Do you come here often? Or do you wait until you go home?
    • Rollins! It's like the idea of us getting into a war with North Korea. I can't see it happening, but the way for me to internalize it is to envision these old guys running around the war room with hard-ons, looking for some payback for when they had to bail out of Pusan in the '50s. Or Donald Rumsfeld's thing: 'Yeah, we can handle two wars! Absolutely two wars! How 'bout fuckin' three? Come on, you motherfuckers, we'll start two half-wars over at your house, and we'll have another one on the White House lawn right now, bitch!'
  • 2002
    • Lord of the OS One OS to rule them all, One OS to find them, One OS to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
  • 2001
    • Downtime Sorry about the recent downtime (the last couple days or so) -- something went seriously glitchy on the machine, and I had to do a system repair on OS X, which nuked the web directory.

Prepping For ‘Star Trek: Picard’ – A Procrastinators’ Guide: “To help you prep (or at this point, cram), TrekMovie presents a list of Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes that showcase Jean-Luc Picard’s exploits with the Borg and Romulans, plus a few essential Captain Picard episodes that reveal his character. We also include a bonus list of a few Seven of Nine-centric episodes of Voyager.”

I tried a little experiment this morning with DJing live to my Twitch channel, and I don’t think it went terribly badly…so I’m thinking I may do this on a semi-regular basis.

Background: Like many, many people…I used to be a DJ. ;) Lately I’ve been missing it, so this is a way for me to start practicing again. I have no visions of getting back into clubs or anything along those lines (though it’s always a fun fantasy), but this should at least help scratch the itch a little bit.

I’m using djay Pro 2 and a Pioneer DDJ-400 mixer, and figured out how to use OBS (with some assistance from Loopback to route the audio stream from djay to OBS so I wasn’t just broadcasting whatever my computer’s internal mic could pick up) to stream to Twitch. I’m also recording the video and audio output locally, and will upload those to my YouTube and MixCloud accounts within a few days after broadcasting.

Here’s the video for my first attempt (the audio kicks in at about 45 seconds).

And here’s the audio on MixCloud.

In the future, I’ll figure out how to keep the Twitch chat channel up on a second screen so I can take requests as well (on the off chance people actually stop by to watch and listen live).

It’s an experiment, and I’m not sure how long I’ll keep doing it, but for now, at least, it should be fun to play with.

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. Here are my past posts for January 11…

There are 17 posts previously published on January 11th

  • 2018
    • Book three of 2018: Software, by Rudy Rucker. 🌟🌟🌟
    • Current amusement: as I age, I’m getting a respectable start on “old man” eyebrows. But they’re much thinner on the outsides of my eyes than the insides, so the end result is occasionally a very Vulcan/Romulan upwards slant to my brows. I’m ever more saddened that I’ve never been able to lift just a single […]
    • Chucks of the day (57): Blue faux-leather high tops with black sidewall trim. #chucks #converse
  • 2016
    • I have got to start remembering to do this before the very end of the night. Because then I do weird stuff like this. (11/366)
  • 2014
    • We were going to Do Stuff today, until we decided the day was better spent relaxing in our jammies.
  • 2013
    • You’ve Got A Dirty Speech Synthesizer An amusing little anecdote about Watson, the IBM supercomputer that was featured on Jeopardy, that might seem a little familiar to those of my friends who are parents.
  • 2009
    • Links for January 9th through January 11th Sometime between January 9th and January 11th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • Anchorage Wedding - Stephanie & Royce • Seattle P-I put up for sale • Knitting for Psychos • Computer geeks learn to flirt • UPDATE: MACWORLD THREATENED BY DEATH RAY
  • 2006
    • Help: .htaccess redirects Never having quite gotten the hang of .htaccess redirect requests, I'm hoping someone out there might be able to give me a hand with this.
  • 2005
    • Face Analyzer Jacqueline pointed out the Face Analyzer. This struck me as worth killing a few minutes playing with, so I grabbed a recent headshot of me from when I got my new glasses, and sent it in. The results were something of a surprise.
    • Malicious Software Removal Malicious software removal? It's bad enough that so much of their software is fairly malicious in standard day to day operations, but now they're actively promoting a product that, judging by its name, will gleefully and with great gusto go rampaging through your computer, removing the most useful pieces of software it can find?
    • Who are you? So. You're the head of a highly secretive company. You're known for being temperamental and very mysterious. The goods your company produces are highly popular, but they're developed in secret. When they're introduced, they're invariably accompanied by much anticipation, a media blitz, and fans the world over salivating over the newest products. Who are you?
    • 6 year old webserver While talking with Prairie about how Macs generally tend to have long lifespans, I looked up the original introduction date for the 350Mhz Blue and White G3 that acts as the webserver for my site, and found out that it was originally introduced on January 5th, 1999.
    • Mac mini (and more) Only the sketchiest details so far, ganked from MacRumors' live update page, but…the Mac Mini is here.
    • Macworld 2005 Keynote The keynote for this year's Macworld starts in about an hour. I won't be able to 'liveblog' it as I have the past couple of years, as little things like work and Apple's decision not to stream the keynote are getting in the way.
  • 2004
  • 2003
    • A call for help! The 'hide/show smileys' links in my comment forms only work in IE — Gecko-based browsers ignore the javascript, and kHTML-based browsers don't even display them! Is there anyone out there who can help me with this?

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. Here are my past posts for January 10…

There are 26 posts previously published on January 10th

  • 2019
    • OTC Contraceptives Now Covered By Insurance in Washington As of January 1, 2019, all Washingtonians with state-regulated insurance can now pick up over-the-counter contraceptives for free at their in-network pharmacies, according to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner.
    • 21st century blogging problems: When a prominent blogger tweets a link to an old blog post of mine about Pixar’s lack of diversity in their characters that is showing raw Markdown instead of rendered HTML (now fixed, of course). How embarrassing!
  • 2017
    • When we got home yesterday, there was a good four or five inches of snow on the driveway, but we were too tired to deal with it. Then it snowed more today, so we had at least six inches to shovel after work. It sucked, but we did it! Can we be done with winter […]
  • 2016
    • Approaching the end of season six of Voyager. Trying to decide what I think about the introduction of the Borg Babies to the show. (10/366)
  • 2015
    • I haven’t worn a watch in decades. Got an inexpensive one to start getting used to it again before the Apple Watch is released. Just in case, y’know.
  • 2014
    • Almost the weekend!
  • 2013
    • This Far, No Further I don't mind disagreeing with people, I don't mind people disagreeing with me, and in the right circumstances, calm, rational discussions of disagreements can be quite good. However, the line has to be drawn somewhere, and I've now found two places where I'm quite comfortable drawing that line.
  • 2007
  • 2006
    • iTunes MiniStore Apparently, one of the changes made to iTunes was **more advertising**! _Yay!_ I was just lamenting the fact that I didn't see enough ads while deciding which song to play next, and here Apple's gone and taken care of that for me.
    • Apple Intel Ad Music: Moby The music in Apple's clever Intel processor ad sounded _really_ familiar, and after running it around in my head for a bit, I figured it out. It's Moby's 'God Moving Over the Face of the Waters', which I have on the soundtrack to Heat.
    • SeaBlogs Overrun by TrackBack Spam This is just sad -- sixteen of the twenty-five displayed TrackBack pings to Seablogs are TrackBack spam. Is anyone paying attention to moderating the site?
    • Seattle Pillow Fight So here's the deal... **SEATTLE PILLOW FIGHT** is going to be a Guinness World Record breaking event held right here in Seattle **THIS SPRING IN 2006**!
    • Macworld ’06: Dawn of the i(ntel)Mac Big news of the day, of course, is Steve Jobs' keynote address at Macworld 2006. I'm not exactly up-to-the-minute on this, but I just got home from school and I'm watching the video stream of the keynote now.
  • 2005
    • Bloggers’ Rights and Blogophobia With the news of another weblogger losing his job because of posts on his weblog the issues of what webloggers can and cannot expect to be able to post on their weblogs has started bubbling 'round the blogosphere again. Now there's a proposed Bloggers' Bill of Rights — but how useful is it? And which companies should really be singled out?
    • Dominant Intelligence You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well. An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly. You are also good at remembering information and convicing someone of your point of view. A master of creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding your vocabulary. You would make a fantastic poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, or translator.
    • The Phantom in 15 Minutes While she's not posting much at the moment due to work on a book, Cleolinda Jones has graced us with another Movies in 15 Minutes parody: The Phantom of the Opera.
  • 2004
  • 2002
    • Free association, job possibilities, and haiku If I'd been kidnapped by alien space pirates and forced to endure hours upon hours of back to back Hardy Boys television episodes overdubbed in Tagalog in a devious attempt to brainwash me and force me to assassinate Sonny Bono with nothing but a Ronco Turnip Twaddler, three jars of Nutella hazelnut spread, and a 5-inch length of dental floss -- that would be worth writing about.
  • 1995
    • [From Usenet: 1.10.95 0448] I do suppose, while not being necessarily one of the 'big names' (with a gun? sorry...seemingly obligatory lyrics reference) on a.m.nin, I might as well pitch in...
  • 1994
    • [From Usenet: 1.10.94 0643] This is hardly official, but as far as I know...
    • [From Usenet 1.10.94 0610] Was curious as to whether anyone knew of an ftp site with .gifs of the cover art to any or all of KMFDM's albums...I love Brute's artwork, and would love to get my hands on some.
    • [From Usenet: 1.10.94 0552] Really? Bizarre...up here in Anchorage, it actually is fairly 'easy to find,' as both locations of Mammoth Music (the local 'alternative' music store) regularly have at least one copy on the shelves, and I even see it fairly regularly at Camelot...
    • [From Usenet: 1.10.94 0539] You might want to try... ftp.uwp.edu/pub/music/pictures I've gotten some fun stuffs from there...but if anyone else has some good places to go, please clue me in also...
    • [From Usenet 1.10.94 0539] First off, I'm insanely jealous whenever someone casually starts off a post about BlackHappy with 'some friends of mine....' `` Anway...

Short Treks E10: “Children of Mars”: A curious and moody prequel that sets up a bit of backstory, but mostly won’t really fall into place until Picard starts. Guessing that “synths” might be androids based on Romulan experiments with Borg technology? 🖖