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 03/04/2000 |   Preserves jarring my nerves                            |
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   nametags |                                                          |
   required |   See you at the  Fireside Bowl tonight!  I'll be  the   |
            |   tallest skinny dork with no hair in the place, ok?     |
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       self |                                                          |
referential |   More on yesterday's  random reality link... probably   |
      noise |   for folks who  want to  delve deeper and don't  mind   |
            |   reading some theoretical physics.  That's me.   This   |
            |   is  some  incredible  thinking.   Thanks  to  JY for   |
            |   digging these URLs up.                                 |
            |                                                          |
            |   Flinders University                                    |
            |   Flinders Physics                                       |
            |   Process Physics - links to papers in PDF files         |
            |   Reginald Cahill info                                   |
            |   Abstract of The Limits of Logic and the Modelling of   |
            |   Reality - the new paper in progress                    |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
 yes like a |                                                          |
    fractal |   JY   also  sent  Dynamical  Symmetries:  Autopoietic   |
       baby |   Architecture  which is  really hard to  read in  the   |
            |   column format, but covers good ground on how  random   |
            |   flux  at maximum complexity can organize itself.  If   |
            |   that's what it is doing...                             |
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 late night |                                                          |
            |   Now a few fun weekend things.                          |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
      katie |                                                          |
            |   Furious George and the Cross-Country Crime Spree       |
            |   I rate this hilariously twisted.                       |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
      shaun |                                                          |
            |   Earth Station 1: The internet's media museum           |
            |   Don't miss: Radio Propaganda section, with World War   |
            |   II broadcasts.                                         |
            |                                                          |
            |   It links  back to WFMU's Happy  Listener's Guide  to   |
            |   Mind Control which  contains  the punk  rock  Quincy   |
            |   episode clips  and those fascinating  old  "Duck and   |
            |   Cover" radio bits.                                     |
            |                                                          |
            |   "Attaboy, Tony; that flash means: act fast!" [wav]     |
            |                                                          |
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            |                                                          |
    why the |                                                          |
     strike |   Candice has a  very engaging  personal site,  moving   |
    through |   forward to  a log-centric outlook.  I'm  just really   |
            |   that shade of  green today.  Everybody  needs  to be   |
            |   reminded to strike text more!                          |
 this could |                                                          |
   be handy |   Cannot believe I had not  seen freeshell - it allows   |
   although |   most  major  UNIX  utilities,  10 mb  of  space, web   |
   not fast |   hosting,  and so on... for free!  You cannot see me,   |
            |   but I am rubbing my hands together in evil glee.       |
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       glug |                                                          |
            |   Yahoo mail has  been bouncing again.   Reach me here   |
            |   if  something  dire  pops  up.  Next update will  be   |
            |   later on Sunday due to rock and roll.  Expect crappy   |
            |   semi-interactive ASCII and lots of useless rambling.   |
            |                                                          |
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 03/03/2000 |   Tapped from a mountain spring, canned carelessness     |
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why did the |                                                          |
   universe |   So  the punch  line  is,  it turns  out the universe   |
  cross the |   itself is the only truly random number generator.      |
      road? |                                                          |
            |   Ho ho!                                                 |
            |                                                          |
            |   "It is the logic of the limitations of logic that is   |
            |   ultimately  responsible   for  generating  this  new   |
            |   physics, which  appears to  be predicting  something   |
            |   very much like our reality," says Reginald Cahill at   |
            |   the end of the article.                                |
            |                                                          |
            |   So glad  I've been reading  all this Hofstadter.   I   |
            |   feel like  I'm within inches of almost understanding   |
            |   what they're theorizing.                               |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
         mu |                                                          |
            |   Fake Zen - Koan 42: Fake Zen is real Zen.              |
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     ripped |                                                          |
   straight |   Icontext - a  collaborative pixel  coloring book and   |
   from the |   ASCII  draw-o-matic!  Be  sure to check  the sitemap   |
   pages of |   and then jump right in.                                |
      xblog |                                                          |
            |   Spiffy, but  much more  fun when  multiple folks are   |
            |   doodling.  Hope to see you there!                      |
            |                                                          |
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   the mass |                                                          |
  mind acts |   The  Metababy  experiment  continues.   Fortunately,   |
   en masse |   "they" (being the automatons who edit the site) took   |
            |   my bait and didn't delete the page out of hand.  The   |
            |   mis-spellings  were  wholly  intentional because the   |
            |   story was referencing something  else.   That's been   |
            |   completely  lost  in  the noise now,  but  plenty of   |
            |   other interesting spawns have appeared.                |
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  long long |                                                          |
   long too |   Ooine - a log.                                         |
       long |   I'll leave the scifi, legos,  and  giant robot links   |
            |   to the masters.                                        |
    now for |                                                          |
  something |   Points subtracted  for the hating  Tom  Green  rant,   |
  about the |   though.  Being  a huge fan of stupid humor, I really   |
   state of |   appreciate the  niche Tom Green  fills.   Yes,  he's   |
     comedy |   highly annoying; but if  you pay attention below all   |
            |   the obvious kid-like joking  you'll  notice all  the   |
            |   nice little self-referential digs and play.            |
            |                                                          |
            |   To understand he's  a good  guy sometimes and  not a   |
            |   total  moron, please  read  his note  dispelling the   |
            |   Hitler joke rumor.                                     |
       good |                                                          |
  marketing |   The site (maintained  by cohost Glenn) is chock full   |
        job |   of good info.  Ever so slightly offensive.  Like Ask   |
  gentlemen |   the  Genius!  The  discussion lately seems to rotate   |
            |   around  whether Lake Lagoda in Russia is  indeed the   |
            |   largest lake in the world at 6800 square miles.        |
      quote |                                                          |
            |   "A  genius  isn't  someone who  just knows  all  the   |
            |   answers... he's someone who has new answers."          |
            |                                                          |
            |   One thing's certain at least: if you  see Tom's act,   |
            |   you  laugh  until you  fall over or you  grimace and   |
            |   hate him.  I'm of  the  opinion that  nobody else in   |
            |   mainstream comedy right  now can  make improv on the   |
            |   street work as well as Tom Green.                      |
            |                                                          |
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 03/02/2000 |   Sewn it twice with the thyme in here                   |
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  the snake |                                                          |
  oil wears |   Everybody's  pal Petey points out Skeptilog - a pita   |
       away |   about stuff that matters to otters.  Check it out.     |
            |                                                          |
            |   I'm convinced  enough to join the  SkeptiChat list.    |
            |   Pretty sure it would  only take a few moments to  be   |
            |   forever lost in Ric's home page.                       |
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   blast em |                                                          |
     cowboy |   Jesus would use Javascript.   Certainly don't try to   |
            |   forget the flash!                                      |
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      query |                                                          |
    noodles |   In line  with  the  Latin and Greek tutorials linked   |
            |   below, and  another in  the  long  line of  "for  my   |
            |   reference only" technical links: Learn SQL             |
            |                                                          |
            |   I'm currently  slogging through this tome - you know   |
            |   it's  going to  be nasty when  the book  has its own   |
            |   domain.  Hardcover technical books are good, though.   |
            |   The only thing better than the camel book would be a   |
            |   hard-bound camel.                                      |
            |                                                          |
            |   Errata in the camel, extremely picky issues.           |
            |                                                          |
            |   Errata: Inside SQL server, rather large mistakes.      |
            |   (She calls it an error log - sheesh!)                  |
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  sho miela |                                                          |
   sho meji |   I  worked  long  hours  today.   Thus,  my  thinkin'   |
bela o nome |   circuits are weakened.   Here is some prose I posted   |
       dela |   on metababy.  It's already been heavily altered, and   |
            |   well.  Due to the  transient nature of Metababy, you   |
            |   may not find  any text, or you may see text which is   |
            |   wholly not  written by me.  Enjoy!  [I am daring you   |
            |   to click the Edit button.]                             |
     unvamp |                                                          |
            |   Original  version  here temporarily for comparison's   |
            |   sake.  See, it used to make a smidgen of sense.        |
            |                                                          |
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        mp3 |                                                          |
            |   That last day of 3 is fixed, with Labradford.          |
            |                                                          |
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 03/01/2000 |   The wind, it burns!  It burns, for love.               |
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  offensive |                                                          |
   medicine |   A little  stupid  humor from  Something Awful always   |
            |   brightens  my day.  They've got  a daily semi-weblog   |
            |   of awful links that is well worth your while.          |
            |                                                          |
            |   This is what made me laugh today, though:              |
            |                                                          |
            |   ICQ Spam: Nate, My New Friend in Cyberspace!           |
hahaha haha |                                                          |
   ha ha ha |   "Oh,  school?  I  was  too  proactive  and  full  of   |
        haa |   positive  energy  to be  limited  to college! I left   |
            |   Wisconsin State A&M sophomore year, as I felt it had   |
            |   nothing to offer me, and the head dean agreed! Also,   |
            |   I  was   caught  stealing  cans  of  tuna  from  the   |
            |   cafeteria! But it was mostly  the 'nothing  to offer   |
            |   me' thing!"                                            |
            |                                                          |
            |   Cranky Steve still rules the map review circuit with   |
            |   an  iron  fist  of  hilarity.   Those   reviews  are   |
            |   probably good to read even if you don't play  games,   |
            |   for the purely disgusting descriptions.                |
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  grace the |                                                          |
   video is |   The  Gloria  Record  audio   and  video  downloads.    |
       here |   Probably only for  fans of the band  and/or Mineral,   |
            |   as the quality is rather horrible.   It's RealVideo,   |
            |   that might explain some of it.  New  songs, though.    |
            |   Thanks Shaun!                                          |
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   mask you |                                                          |
      later |   A little ceramic basket of ceramic flowers  appeared   |
            |   upon  my  monitor  at  work.   I  rather  like  it.    |
            |   Forward, inconsistency!                                |
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 02/29/2000 |   Draw your head as a bell                               |
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   down the |                                                          |
        old |   The Atheism  Web has the original  Huxley definition   |
   language |   of  agnostic that I needed today.  I did not realize   |
      river |   it came directly from the opposite of "gnostic".  Is   |
 without an |   "gnosis" (knowledge) a Greek or Latin root?  I don't   |
    article |   know what I'm talking about  when it comes  to  real   |
            |   etymology, but I would guess Greek.                    |
            |                                                          |
            |   Learn  Greek   online   with  sound  files.   Groovy   |
            |   Mediterranean  intro music too.  I have  only done 2   |
            |   of the hundred-some  lessons,  but this comes highly   |
            |   recommended.                                           |
            |                                                          |
            |   Greek  texts  required  for  practice?  The  Perseus   |
            |   Project would probably be the definitive source.       |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
      empty |                                                          |
    thought |   There needs to be a site for learning Latin.           |
     bubble |                                                          |
            |   Oh wait.                                               |
   aka will |                                                          |
 check this |   Latin for Mountain Men looks positively fantastic.     |
  out later |                                                          |
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  hands are |                                                          |
    shaking |   Sky Frequency                                          |
            |                                                          |
            |   Ftrain  will not stop amazing me.  The  Scott  Rahin   |
            |   alter ego (if it is half that simple) is intense and   |
            |   half-pushes, half-pulls me over the edge of real.      |
            |                                                          |
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            |                                                          |
            |   Doug Martsch's  guitar is walking all over my back.    |
            |   It's comfy.  You?                                      |
            |                                                          |
            |   "Everything  that I've done before affects  all  the   |
            |   decisions I make."                                     |
            |                                                          |
            |   (Somewhat boring interview, it's been linked before,   |
            |   but pure, unvarnished rock rolls  off the man in his   |
            |   simple answers.)                                       |
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  sick seen |                                                          |
   first at |   Stop, drop, and think of a nice tasty burger.          |
   yupislyr |                                                          |
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   angry at |                                                          |
        the |   As much as being difficult  is fun,  I hope I  never   |
   luminati |   feel the urge to try black on dark gray.               |
            |   It's impossible to read without a flashlight.          |
            |                                                          |
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            |                                                          |
     HOORAY |                                                          |
            |   So I  actually did manage to beg Batman  (aka  MF-X,   |
            |   aka Clinto) into  letting me  hop  in the 'mobile to   |
            |   Chicago  this  Saturday  for the  Plan  show.  Who's   |
            |   driving  up?   What sort  of  silliness will ensue?    |
            |   Nobody knows!                                          |
            |                                                          |
            |   Where's your homepage again, Everquest freak?          |
            |                                                          |
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 02/28/2000 |   Foreverly breaking signalation                         |
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not exactly |                                                          |
 a coloring |   Incredible Songs:Ohia song: Coxcomb Red                |
       book |                                                          |
     expert |   I have no idea what color that might be.               |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
            |   Altavista only returns  one hit  on the phrase,  and   |
            |   it's on the Songs:Ohia page.                           |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
 unofficial |                                                          |
    pigment |   It's not in the NBS/ISCC system.                       |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
  failed at |                                                          |
    crayola |   Certainly  don't remember  it from the  ol'  box  of   |
            |   crayons either.                                        |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
       quiz |                                                          |
    options |   Apparently,  it is a particular  type  of flower,  a   |
            |   mineral formation,  or an impossible  to find  David   |
            |   Grubbs import.                                         |
            |                                                          |
            |                                                          |
   resolved |                                                          |
            |   Aha!  Here is a  good  picture of the flower,  and I   |
            |   have even picked these in the past.  Now I sure feel   |
            |   silly, and everything makes sense again.               |
            |                                                          |
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    derived |                                                          |
       from |   Don Caballero fanpage                                  |
   stirling |   Rock!  Couldn't find one for the longest time.         |
            |                                                          |
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  last week |                                                          |
  in apathy |   Diverse  subjects  from  the  wonders  of  corn,  to   |
            |   babbling  about  music's  effect on the  mind,  much   |
            |   yammering about  release dates, around to making fun   |
            |   of UFO reports.  Plus  more, in last week's Apathy -   |
            |   a real weekend update next week if  I finish reading   |
            |   Metamagical Themas by then.                            |
            |                                                          |
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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

         useless sky: staring at old links
             . 
    legos and robots: designing electrical companions and other nonsense 
             . 
        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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     on mp3 |   Hey kids.  Bunches of you seem to be finding my site   |
            |   with queries involving  mp3.  If you can't find what   |
            |   you are  looking  for,  mail  me  because I'm almost   |
            |   positive I will have it.                               |
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            |   Ancient Art of the Three Player Band                   |
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        #.# |   This number is the  rock  index.  Higher means it is   |
            |   likely  to be louder  or more  annoying.   Arbitrary   |
            |   numerical scales are not real helpful, eh?             |
            |                                                          |
        9.3 |   A Minor Forest - Cocktail Party.mp3 [6.3mb]            |
        2.7 |   A Minor Forest - Discoier.mp3 [7.0mb]                  |
        6.1 |   Neutrino - Sure Are Shiny.mp3 [3.4mb]                  |
        8.2 |   Neutrino - Bring On The Super Desserts.mp3 [4.6mb]     |
        1.8 |   33.3 - Miles.mp3 [5.9mb]                               |
        2.4 |   33.3 - Rancho Diablo.mp3 [7.8mb]                       |
        5.2 |   Silkworm - Empty Elevator Shaft.mp3 [3.5mb]            |
        5.6 |   Silkworm - Waiting on a Train.mp3 [3.5mb]              |
            |                                                          |
        8.3 |   Arcwelder - Captain Allen.mp3 [3.2mb]                  |
        6.3 |   Arcwelder - Finish My Song.mp3 [4.5mb]                 |
        8.9 |   MxPx - Sometimes You Have To Ask Yrself.mp3 [2.4mb]    |
        8.6 |   MxPx - Let It Happen.mp3 [3.2mb]                       |
        0.6 |   Low - Lullaby.mp3 [7.8mb]                              |
        1.3 |   Low - Over the Ocean.mp3 [3.2mb]                       |
        2.9 |   Ativin - Riding and Roaming.mp3 [4.1mb]                |
        3.2 |   Ativin - Cy.mp3 [5.6mb]                                |
            |                                                          |
        5.8 |   Hugh - Ruby Cruiser.mp3 [2.8mb]                        |
        7.1 |   Hugh - Little A.mp3 [3.6mb]                            |
        3.2 |   Codeine - Cave-in.mp3 [3.3mb]                          |
        4.8 |   Codeine - Cigarette Machine.mp3 [4.4mb]                |
        6.3 |   Jawbox - Consolation Prize.mp3 [3.5mb]                 |
        8.8 |   Jawbox - Tools and Chrome.mp3 [2.5mb]                  |
        4.2 |   Starflyer 59 - Wasting Your Whole Life.mp3 [4.9mb]     |
        3.5 |   Starflyer 59 - All The Time.mp3 [2.8mb]                |
            |                                                          |
        ?.? |   Shellac - Didn't We Deserve a Look...mp3 [11.2mb]      |
        9.2 |   Shellac - A Minute.mp3 [3.3mb]                         |
        9.9 |   Frodus - Deviant Recovery Network.mp3 [1.5mb]          |
        9.6 |   Frodus - Invisible Time Lines.mp3 [2.8mb]              |
        7.2 |   Trans Am - Extreme Measures.mp3 [4.1mb]                |
        4.7 |   Trans Am - Home Security.mp3 [4.7mb]                   |
        2.8 |   Sebadoh - Total Peace.mp3 [2.7mb]                      |
        3.9 |   Sebadoh - Not a Friend.mp3 [2.7mb]                     |
            |                                                          |
        4.6 |   Grammatrain - Need.mp3 [5.9mb]                         |
        9.8 |   Grammatrain - Jerky Love Song.mp3 [0.6mb]              |
        7.2 |   Roadside Monument - OJ House Auction.mp3 [6.5mb]       |
        9.3 |   Roadside - Trophies for Optometry.mp3 [5.3mb]          |
        3.8 |   Buddyrevelles - I'll Sell You a Picture.mp3 [4.8mb]    |
        3.3 |   Buddyrevelles - Port Riga.mp3 [4.4mb]                  |
        0.8 |   Labradford - Everlast.mp3 [4.1mb]                      |
        1.1 |   Labradford - S.mp3 [5.6mb]                             |
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