Monthly Archives: June 2004

Local oil

Information on the Hoover Diana floating oil platform; the deepest offshore oil rig in the world. Here, too.

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Scripts and scrapes

Simply Screenplays. There goes my free time. I heard this joke a long time ago; it’s more a social experiment that you can try yourself the next time you’re in L.A.: There are two answers to the question, “So, are … Continue reading

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Cable Power

I hooked up my fax modem this weekend to receive a fax, and while I was underneath the desk hooking up phone line (normally disconnected, just in case my system gets infected by a trojan that dials the Antilles while … Continue reading

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Geeklet

Tilton, a simple but interesting macro processor, by a cow-orker of a friend of mine, six or eight companies removed…

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Vote early and often

Like we could tell…

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Perlis Quote

A quote of Alan Perlis that I recently ran across: “Dealing with failure is easy: Work hard to improve. Success is also easy to handle: You’ve solved the wrong problem. Work hard to improve.”

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Online fiction sites

A couple of online fiction sites (from Neil Gaiman’s web log): Fantastic Metropolis and The Fortean Bureau. Some of it even looks good… :-/

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Obit

RIP Brian McNaughton, a horror author whose work I started reading a couple years ago, died last month. I highly recommend his set of related short stories Throne of Bones. (Via the Ansible).

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mosque skidoo

“God damn…” “Gotta hand it to you, Sarge. Them mosque things sure are touchy.” “Anyone hurt? A couple of folks aren’t responding on the radio.” “Naw, just deaf. Lookit the size of that crater.” “Jonah and Trout both report Iraqis … Continue reading

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Email legalese

Slate has an article on those crazy legal disclaimers that some corporations seem compelled to append to every email…. “This email is the property of FYYFF and its subsidiaries, and may not be copied, forwarded, printed, reproduced in an interpretive … Continue reading

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