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 02/12/2000 |   Perhaps the yammering will be cohesive tomorrow        |
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  taste the |                                                          |
     simile |   Ftrain - Quality columns  of  reading pleasure  that   |
            |   manage to make  a unique  sort  of sense.  The  ones   |
            |   that grabbed my attention:                             |
            |                                                          |
            |   01-19   discussing   NetSubstance.com  brand    name   |
            |   generating device.  Not sure if they are  correct in   |
            |   terming it Dadaist,  but it's  certainly absurd, and   |
            |   fun.                                                   |
            |                                                          |
            |   02-03   contains   a    transcript  of  a   supposed   |
            |   conversation with an adaptation engine.                |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
   sniffing |                                                          |
  along the |   "You are not to stop the rocking and the rolling!"     |
   cow cult |                                                          |
            |   Okay  really,  the  whole  disco  boogie  chat  room   |
            |   message  board is hilarious.   Bookmark  that and go   |
            |   back when you're feeling  down.   Thanks  be  to the   |
            |   current Grand Poobah.                                  |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
  major and |                                                          |
      minor |   Heavy rock:                                            |
   padlocks |   Hilarious Buddyhead Deftones article                   |
            |   Wimp rock:                                             |
            |   Hilarious Splendid Low interview                       |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
      indie |                                                          |
    license |   So much great music getting less than  it deserves.    |
            |   At  least Built to Spill is getting that major label   |
            |   live album; sign of steady  lineup?  There are a few   |
            |   Built  to Spill  sets  on the  Indie  Pop Live site,   |
            |   don't forget.                                          |
            |                                                          |
            |   The track  listing for the BTS release is quite good   |
            |   even  if I can't find  any information directly from   |
            |   the band's label.   Question, though; can it  really   |
            |   be called a cover if it's just Doug Martsch carrying   |
            |   over the Halo Bender's latest and greatest tune?       |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
  tech crap |                                                          |
            |   Fantastisch  article  on  perl.com  about  filtering   |
            |   spam, and what to do when you have caught the stuff.   |
            |                                                          |
            |   Best line: "Of course, this is a heuristic, which is   |
            |   a fancy way of saying that it doesn't work."           |
            |                                                          |
            |   For what it's worth, Yahoo really does a quality job   |
            |   of splitting out the vast majority of spam.            |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
   the next |                                                          |
  gold rush |   How can http://www.gtld-mou.org/ be a  memorandum of   |
            |   understanding when the domain makes no sense?          |
            |                                                          |
            |   Gilted maw.  Tilted ma.  Jilted mom.  Wilted.nom       |
            |                                                          |
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 02/11/2000 |   How the bandage on the global elbow glows              |
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            |                                                          |
  it cannot |                                                          |
   be found |   Man, I can never find anything on Microsoft's site.    |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
 pre cooked |                                                          |
    for you |   Bacon.com has a scary talking pig                      |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
   amps run |                                                          |
 windows ce |   Bon Jovi sponsored by Microsoft                        |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
archive the |                                                          |
 unexpected |   Excellent message in my inbox, in its entirety:        |
            |   IT IS DRIVING ME NUTS!!!!!!!                           |
            |                                                          |
            |   Link added after the fact, obviously.  Which reminds   |
            |   me:  Fruits favored by bears danced through  my mind   |
            |   to some unknown melody earlier.  Too much Pokey?       |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
     little |                                                          |
kiddy games |   This  Soul  Calibur site  is much better than what I   |
            |   dug up real  quick  yesterday.   Possibly  because I   |
            |   can't spell.                                           |
            |                                                          |
            |   Good  beginning  review  of  strategy  ...  but  the   |
            |   advanced details are more than slightly  confusing.    |
            |   Neato MPEG movies, though.                             |
            |                                                          |
            |   Ooooh, animated mega-pixel characters!                 |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
 offensive: |                                                          |
        yes |   Something Awful, purveyor of fine socks is now doing   |
            |   Loser Friendly.  I bet you can guess what cartoon is   |
            |   under the parody knife.                                |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
    back to |                                                          |
      games |   Firing Squad interviews J Carmack, Game Programmer     |
   and then |                                                          |
    strange |   Okey,  what  is  wrong  with  those  people  getting   |
            |   married in Quake?                                      |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
 jy directs |                                                          |
the punches |   DCP Micro has swell sensors and such which according   |
            |   to Dacta's sensor  specs can be integrated  with the   |
            |   Mindstorm kit.                                         |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
links among |                                                          |
    friends |   Co-op Student Breaks Speed Limits In Silicon Valley    |
            |   "Gavic says his  co-op experience  has  helped focus   |
            |   his studies."   Hahaha  *cough*  I  mean,  way to go   |
            |   Aaron!                                                 |
            |                                                          |
            |   Nice  sweater.  That  book doesn't look at  home  in   |
            |   your hands though, pally.                              |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
       whut |                                                          |
    mstakes |   Note, to self: Spell checking might be good.           |
            |   Reply to self: Too much work.                          |
            |                                                          |
            |   The current mp3 cycle is working again.                |
            |                                                          |
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 02/10/2000 |   Brought down to steam from pure light                  |
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  mark thou |                                                          |
  each dire |   The Divine Comedy [frames] with multiple  selectable   |
    Erinnys |   translations and artwork.   Plus easy line  browsing   |
            |   and  searching.  For example, you can jump  to Canto   |
            |   IX of the Inferno with Dali imagery.                   |
            |                                                          |
            |   Who needs books?                                       |
            |                                                          |
            |   Update: The site was  speedy  at lunch, but is a bit   |
            |   weighed down right now.  Good luck.                    |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
jalfreezing |                                                          |
            |   Sizzling Guess the Acronym Jalfrezi                    |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
    cribbed |                                                          |
 from birdy |   Healthcare Olympics with RealVideo                     |
            |                                                          |
            |   This  Bob  Costas  clip  is almost  funnier than his   |
            |   stint on Space Ghost: Coast to  Coast.  At least the   |
            |   man is willing to play along.                          |
 the man is |                                                          |
 out to get |   Of  course,  there's  the  sickening  part  as  well   |
        you |   detailed on the web  site.  Boycott  NBC?  Nah, just   |
            |   don't  watch TV.  Except for stupid cartoons.  Those   |
            |   are fine.                                              |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
     madeup |                                                          |
    holiday |   Got  a rock  for my  birthday.   Too cool.  And hey,   |
      games |   only  one  piece  of  hate  mail.   Thanks,  Clint.    |
            |   Everyone  else was  all  nice and such.  Perhaps you   |
            |   have  to  know   me  to  not  fear  retribution,  or   |
            |   something.                                             |
            |                                                          |
            |   John V is  beyond nice.   He  sent  me the  MK Ultra   |
            |   albums  for no  exchange on my part.  Two thumbs  up   |
            |   plus endlessly nodding head.  What can I possibly do   |
            |   to  repay  such  kindness?   At  least  I  can  keep   |
            |   cheering endlessly for the man.                        |
            |                                                          |
            |   Oh, and I bought  myself a Dreamcast and  a  copy of   |
            |   Soul Caliber -- the  greatest 1v1 fighting game ever   |
            |   created.  Posts will be thin and lame,  I can assure   |
            |   you.                                                   |
            |                                                          |
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 02/09/2000 |   Happy birthday to me                                   |
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   metalego |                                                          |
            |   Blackened!!                                            |
            |   (continuation of  the Gunderloy "everything in lego"   |
            |   theory)                                                |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
  workplace |                                                          |
            |   Actual sign seen today:                                |
            |   WARNING: Mint flavored coffee                          |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
    general |                                                          |
updatedness |   21.                                                    |
            |                                                          |
            |   Now could  I please have  some  honest, flame-filled   |
            |   hate mail?                                             |
            |                                                          |
            |   HUMOR ME GIANT RICE CAKES!  TIS MY BIRTHING-DATE!      |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
    and the |                                                          |
   external |   I feel compelled  by some external force to tell you   |
side of the |   Signal Drench is being updated again.                  |
    lantern |                                                          |
            |   Also, new Modem Junkie  starring yours  truly as the   |
            |   Confuse-o-Tron.                                        |
            |                                                          |
   yupislyr |   K Records Indie Audio really  needs  a re-link.  Not   |
            |   only is the intention great, there are some severely   |
            |   awesome links buried in there.  Like Crystal Night's   |
            |   Indie Pop Live.  Juno, Pedro the Lion, Modest Mouse,   |
            |   Red Stars Theory, Built to Spill, the list goes on.    |
            |   GO.                                                    |
            |                                                          |
            |   Trivia: How  many indie  boots are there with  bands   |
            |   covering Neil Young's "Cortez the Killer?"             |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
      sn00t |                                                          |
            |   Sn00t's been  Thinka-ing  about  the  Time  Bandits.   |
            |   Here's some nice questions and answers.                |
            |                                                          |
            |   The Time Bandits are also a powerhouse R+B Rock band   |
            |   located in the San Francisco Bay Area!                 |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
 everywhere |                                                          |
   in roots |   The  tree  test is  almost completely wrong,  as  it   |
            |   calls me a Cedar tree.                                 |
            |   Of rare beauty                - Umm, no                |
            |   Knows how to adapt            - Sorta kinda            |
            |   Likes luxury                  - No                     |
            |   Of good health                - My toe is leaking      |
            |   Not in the least shy          - No, very shy           |
            |   Tends to look down on others  - No                     |
            |   Likes to impress others       - Sure                   |
            |   Many talents                  - No                     |
            |   Healthy optimism              - No                     |
            |   Waiting for the one true love - I guess so             |
            |   Able to make quick decisions  - Not sure               |
   story of |                                                          |
       leaf |   I think I should be a maple.  When I was quite young   |
            |   and  lived  in  Oswego,  being homeschooled  through   |
            |   kindergarten  and first grade, we  planted  a  maple   |
            |   tree in  the corner of  our backyard.  As the family   |
            |   left town,  it had grown  into a strong young tree.    |
            |   Five years later, I pictured it growing in my mind.    |
            |   It was actually a stump.                               |
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            |   This weekend, I yammered about LEGOs and robots.       |
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        eh? |   This is the log of a faceless entity.  Me.  I wander   |
            |   around  the web, and  point out what are most likely   |
            |   completely  useless things for  you to  visit.  It's   |
            |   where I have been, what I learned  there, and what I   |
            |   plan to figure out in the future.   All in  the palm   |
            |   of your hand.                                          |
            |                                                          |
  the daily |   Technically speaking, this is a "weblog".  There are   |
    surfing |   many weblogs.  You can probably find one that  suits   |
      tools |   your tastes pretty closely in  the morass below, but   |
            |   if not, use the pitas system to track yourself.        |
            |                                                          |
    contact |   Dan Fitch dgfitch@yahoo.com / ICQ 363803               |
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        old archives: dots are interstitial weekly posts

        grid puzzles: waste time with boxes and their brethren 
             . 
          chip music: listen to the sound of the FUUUUUTURE
             . 
       lewis carroll: charles dodgson wrote some happy tales
             . 
        opinionation: how do you do, capitalism?  how do you?
             ........ 
        defunct rock: amf, grammatrain, jawbox, poor old lu, roadside
             .. 
         ascii games: to quote salon, @ <- you are here
             . 
           voicemail: automated telephone systems
             . 
       bach and tone: the endlessly rising canon of links
             . 
          eigenspace: eigen wha?
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   possible subjects: feel free to suggest or help out
       
         falling pod: zoooooming through the earth's crust
             .
       occam's razor: computational reflection
             .
             bad art: clean up old gallery
             .
             demoart: art disks, ansi conversion, zoomscope
             .
           WFMU hunt: scavenge a radio site
             .
         cardboardic: disposable release
             .
             collage: photographic and non, preferably non-digital 
             .
     stupid cartoons: sg, c+c, r+s, brak
             .
        pita wrapper: perl posting app to hide/change interfaces

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  a musical |                                                          |
  diagramme |                      2--.   .--1                         |
            |                   Pajo  |.'.|  McMahon                   |
            |                      1-.'   '.-2                         |
            |                      .'  .'.  '.                         |
            |                  2-.'  .' . '.  '.-1                     |
            |             Patton |--: .:!:. :--| Grubbs                |
            |                  1-'.  '.   .'  .'-2                     |
            |                      '. |   | .'                         |
            |                      2-'.   .'-1                         |
            |                   Zorn  |'.'|  Fahey                     |
            |                      1--'   '--2                         |
            |                                                          |
            |         David Grubbs - Potato Lettuce.mp3 [10.6mb]       |
      day 1 |                          vs.                             |
            |           John Fahey - Charles A. Lee.mp3 [4.3mb]        |
            |                                                          |
            |   John Fahey - Requiem for Molly (p3).mp3 [2.0mb]        |
      day 2 |                          vs.                             |
            |             John Zorn - Cartoon Music.mp3 [15.8mb]       |
            |                                                          |
            |             John Zorn - Saigon Pickup.mp3 [4.1mb]        |
      day 3 |                          vs.                             |
            |             Mr. Bungle - Ars Moriendi.mp3 [4.3mb]        |
            |                                                          |
            |        Mr. Bungle - The Holy Filament.mp3 [4.3mb]        |
     day 4a |                          vs.                             |
            |                Aerial M - Skrag Theme.mp3 [3.4mb]        |
            |                                                          |
            |   Papa M - I Am Not Lonely w/ Cricket.mp3 [7.9mb]        |
     day 4b |                          vs.                             |
            |              The For Carnation - Salo.mp3 [4.9mb]        |
            |                                                          |
            |               Squirrel Bait - Sun God.mp3 [2.8mb]        |
      day 5 |                          vs.                             |
            |      Bastro - I Come From a Long Line.mp3 [3.4mb]        |
            |                             (of Shipbuilders)            |
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