Monthly Archives: August 2004

The Proposal Style of Python

I wrote about The Breakup Style of PowerPoint, in which I talked about how I suspect that office culture and PowerPoint style is behind the rash of email breakups I’d been hearing about lately. It’s only fair to also talk about how people use computers to do the opposite, namely proposing marriage. Snaggy from the […]

That Jon Udell is One Deep Brutha!

In response to Joyce “Troutgirl” Park’s firing over her blog (which I covered here), he’s written an article which concludes with this paragraph: Ecologists know that life is most interesting, and also most dangerous, at habitat boundaries — where the ocean meets the shore, where the forest meets the meadow. And in the virtual world, […]

From my CD-ROM archives I: Virtual Bubble Wrap, Standalone Edition

This is the first in a series of goodies that I found on a stash of CD-ROM archives that’d completely forgotten about until I was cleaning up some old junk this weekend. One application that had received considerable buzz in the Mac world back in 1994 was something called the Mackerel Stack. It was an […]

On Troutgirl’s Getting Fired for Blogging [Updated]

Last night while cruising for new links before going to bed, I noticed a link to Joyce “Troutgirl” Park’s blog entry on how her employer, Friendster, fired her for blogging. Being too tired to blog, I made a note to write about it in the morning and got scooped by Cory Doctorow in Boing […]

More entries later

I’m quite busy right now, and even my thoughts during downtime are filled with concern about this week’s tasks, as you can see in the photo below:

We’ve Got to Get Wil Wheaton on One of These

Dude, it would make a killer photo. Just don’t drive it anywhere near a biker bar.  


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