Monthly Archives: March 2003

History of the Fascist Electronic State

Remember when it wasn’t possible to hook up your own telephone? This site has some sobering history. Once upon a time I had an “illegal modem” hooked up to my computer. One fine day, while I was at school, a … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman blogs!

Turns out that Neil Gaiman has a web log. ’nuff said.

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Swear to uphold … something or other

Apparently New Jersey is going to suspend the constitution if/when we get to a Red Terrorist alert. Nice going. “Wrong thinking will be punished. Correct thinking will be, ah … thinking, er …. just don’t think.”

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Doggerel for a short war

Oh thar’s …   Iraqis in the bedroom   An’ TERRISTS in the loo Them French are gettin’ uppity   (But they don’t know what to do) Now Germany’s stopped talkin’ to us   And the Brits are turnin’ green Goddamn, Saddamn, why’d ya … Continue reading

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No need to hit [Snooze]

Every 1,000 years the clock of the long now rings; in 2000 it chimed twice, and very, very few of us are going to be alive to hear it chime again in 3000. There’s a very cool PDF containing the … Continue reading

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Useful knowledge

Here’s a list of handy icons that tell you how to be ready for war. I’m sure glad someone cleared that up.

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Fairy Trubba

The infestation has grown to enormous scope; they have made great inroads. You can’t go into a bookstore without encountering the filthy reek of them in print. They have invaded movie houses with increasing frequency. The Internet is awash with … Continue reading

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More books in the queue

The pile grows ever higher, the days shorter (and the cat, louder. Long story): Christopher Moore, Lamb. Hilarious fictional history of Jesus, in the “unknown” years of his youth, as told by his boyhood friend Biff. (This reads a lot … Continue reading

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Scribblage

We have always been at war with . . . . … well, at war with somebody.

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More Nostalgia

Actually, I never had to use one of these at Maryland. I did have to use punchcards for one semester at a community college for a course on 360 assembly language (which, by the way, was totally redundant — I’d … Continue reading

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