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 03/22/2000 |   The triumphant thoughts conquer your predisposition    |
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            |   Salon on Soulbath - Interactive ASCII-ish timewastery  |
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            |   (yes, Brad auf inter.log, exactly my kind of site)     |
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            |   For best results, play Labradford in the background.   |
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 03/20/2000 |   Hiatus                                                 |
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            |   Yes yes, the first long break since Christmas I'm      |
            |   afraid.  DSL is badly busted at home, and I wouldn't   |
            |   want to steal time from The Man at work, you know.     |
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            |   *glancing surreptitiously over shoulder*               |
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            |   I don't expect it to be more than a week, but please   |
            |   try elsewhere for now.                                 |
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            |   If you truly must follow my goofy footsteps, please    |
            |   try the older stuff.  Keep kickin' it!                 |
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            |   P.S.: This is what part of the alphabet would look     |
    [popup] |   like if Q and R were eliminated.  - Mitch Hedberg      |
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 03/18/2000 |   "Nobody wants to be lectured by an invisible cow"      |
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   my faces |                                                          |
  are trees |   Hard to  believe this  scifi image was drawn  with a   |
            |   mouse.  How-to instructions follow the image.          |
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   larkfarm |                                                          |
            |   Stolen link of interest: Wa-Tor simulation             |
            |   [Onward with the farming of the larks!]                |
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moron music |                                                          |
            |   Fred's Music Page includes some live mp3  action for   |
            |   Medeski, Martin,  and  Wood as well as some others.    |
            |   Bill Frisell, Mark Ribot, etc.                         |
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   feel the |                                                          |
     double |   I  spent  some of today's time at  the helm  jamming   |
      bends |   this Irish  world-music band  Kla  as  per  Chuck @   |
            |   Looka's suggestion.  "Lemonade and Buns" [.realcrud]   |
            |   is  an album chock full  of striding, swirling flute   |
            |   and  strings.   Powered by Celtic  funk, I like  the   |
            |   purely  instrumental  first  song  better  than  the   |
            |   following vocals.  Normally  avoid the "world music"   |
            |   fad like the  plague, but this  is  technically well-  |
            |   played yet expressive.  So big props to the world of   |
            |   the internet (Chuck) for opening my eyes.              |
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            |   They're playing the  East  Coast in the  last bit of   |
            |   March here.                                            |
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    another |                                                          |
  obviously |   If my  eyes get  any  bigger,  my eyelids  will  get   |
     stupid |   caught on my ears.                                     |
    thought |                                                          |
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 03/17/2000 |   So my face is broken                                   |
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    contemp |                                                          |
 augak zzjz |   John Rausch's PuzzleWorld  contains the full text of   |
            |   Stewart Coffin's  The Puzzling World  of  Polyhedral   |
            |   Dissections. The main point of the book is  covering   |
            |   many nifty puzzles one can build, but  I dare you to   |
            |   read the segment of Chapter 19 entitled  Abstraction   |
            |   and Reality.                                           |
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            |   "Perhaps  more  to the  point,  what  do  the  terms   |
            |   physical and abstract really mean, if anything?"       |
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 welcome to |                                                          |
   the time |   Hankering for puzzles now?  Try some I dredged up:     |
waster 2000 |                                                          |
            |   The Ultimate Puzzle Site                               |
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            |   Cross Rings Alphabet                                   |
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            |   Dr. Chess plucked up Rubik's Cube in Four Dimensions   |
            |   a while ago and I'm still baffled.  You can download   |
            |   some solutions and watch  it play back if a humbling   |
            |   is required.                                           |
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      *awe* |                                                          |
            |   Mundane Behaviour                                      |
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            |   Lucky you, permission to link there is granted.        |
            |   [thanks to the memepool archives]                      |
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            |   Mu.                                                    |
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 03/16/2000 |   Power outage in the west appsicle                      |
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  crash the |                                                          |
     system |   Mind-poking interview with Aaron Newton in Insound's   |
            |   machine.  Newton is the president of Epitonic -- and   |
            |   one  smart cowboy.   Read the  last four  answers if   |
            |   pressed for time.                                      |
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            |   These are his favorite tracks [I think]                |
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            |   Seriously guys, Epitonic is on a roll.                 |
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   positive |                                                          |
    message |   In  silly  pop-punk  news,  the  local  record store   |
    must be |   actually sold out of Millencolin's new  album.  I am   |
    tracked |   severely addicted  to Pepper - scrounge an mp3 up at   |
       down |   Hein's Punk Updates and loop that sucker.              |
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            |   "So you  ain't got all your  chickens home, but from   |
            |   what I do recall you don't have incurable syndromes.   |
            |   Don't you  worry  'bout a  single thing,  don't  you   |
            |   hurry -- you're a future king."  Chickens home!  Ha.   |
  feel good |                                                          |
     inside |   Millencolin's official  music section  has  full mp3   |
            |   tracks from each of  their albums (including the new   |
            |   collection)  but  only  a  2/3 cut from  Pennybridge   |
            |   Pioneers.  Lame.                                       |
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 a sweeping |                                                          |
       tide |   Suddenly I must be minimal.                            |
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   fun with |                                                          |
      games |   Aqualung: Quake 3 underwater                           |
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  pilfering |                                                          |
    the odb |   Seen Goo-hoo! yet?                                     |
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 03/15/2000 |   Attaining those life-long dreams of mediocrity         |
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 word komix |                                                          |
  ads still |   Lauren  Weinstein's Rover on Mars delightfully draws   |
   annoying |   what we have all been wondering.                       |
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            |   Ben Katchor's The Cardboard Valise                     |
            |   "Yes, I'm an anthropologist, but  with an admittedly   |
            |   narrow focus of study: myself."  Remembrance through   |
            |   shampoo.                                               |
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            |   Tom Millionaire's Maakies puns merrily along.          |
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     thanks |                                                          |
   interlog |   Audio Art  in  the  Deaf  Century gets tacked on the   |
            |   must-read list.                                        |
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       also |                                                          |
            |   This    Logical  Pluralism   pita  is  run  by  true   |
            |   professionals.  Read their  thesis and baffle in the   |
            |   glow of un-logic.                                      |
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  well sir, |                                                          |
 that is no |   There's a  big  fuss about  Bill  Joy's  article  on   |
       news |   technology  eventually  subsuming the  human race --   |
            |   but he is always  described as being from  the sun.    |
            |   Everyone seems to forget that the man invented vi!     |
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 scourge of |                                                          |
punctuation |   Figured  out  what was wrong  yesterday.   Too  many   |
            |   exclamation points -- not sure what  I was hopped up   |
            |   on.  Advise that only the strong read any further on   |
            |   this page.  Ugh.                                       |
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 03/14/2000 |   Everyday commonality is funny to-day                   |
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 previously |                                                          |
            |   Volume problems with mp3?  Help.  Or, last week.       |
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       more |                                                          |
  intensely |   Revelations on Metababy                                |
   volatile |   This time,  an  attempt  at  linear  narrative  goes   |
    content |   horribly awry  and almost gets murdered.  Of course,   |
            |   since I mention it to you  crazy reader people, it's   |
            |   going to get killed twice over.  That is my ulterior   |
            |   motive.  Or is it?                                     |
     sounds |                                                          |
 stolen but |   Revelation six                                         |
 still good |   "Coincidences are what  happened while  you  weren't   |
            |   paying attention."                                     |
            |   "How can you tell?"                                    |
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      looka |                                                          |
            |   Peter Case mp3s and such.  Crazy covers.  Definitely   |
            |   nab the rendition of Guthrie's "Why Oh Why"!           |
            |                                                          |
            |   "Why ain't my grampa my  gramma, why oh why oh why?    |
            |   Same reason your  gramma ain't your grampa,  goodbye   |
            |   goodbye goodbye..."                                    |
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     making |                                                          |
 dorks like |   Scheme to Perl translator = crazy!11                   |
   me laugh |                                                          |
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       also |                                                          |
            |   Gilbert is  kicking the dead  horse  but  good  this   |
            |   week.  High fives all 'round!                          |
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  egad it's |                                                          |
   commerce |   Warner-Lambert's Allergy, Cold, Cough, and Sinus log   |
            |   [caution:  may link to content unrelated to allergy,   |
            |   cold, cough, and sinus]                                |
            |                                                          |
            |   "We're  making  the world feel better",  slogan is a   |
            |   trademark  of Warner-Lambert.   Where  else are  you   |
            |   finally going to be enabled to buy Chiclets online?    |
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            |   Also, Gelusil peppermint-flavored anti-gas tablets!    |
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            |   Would you really want a razor named the "Injector"?    |
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    gorilla |                                                          |
       fair |   Speaking of mainstream  commerce, I  had  a  visitor   |
            |   from The Money  Store yesterday.  Go fill  out their   |
            |   survey with fun  to read answers!  My  favorite part   |
            |   is where you are allotted 25 letters per comment.      |
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  all shall |                                                          |
 wear their |   Sorta nifty internet commerce: Oyo Hats                |
  stupidity |   Design your own hat, and throw on Red Meat, Tom  the   |
 upon their |   Dancing Bug, etc. embroidery.   I could not restrain   |
  knowledge |   myself from grabbing a baseball cap with zen on it!    |
            |   Passersby will  fail to understand, and so shall the   |
            |   wearer fail also.                                      |
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 close your |                                                          |
       eyes |   Since I'm always forgetting where these are:           |
            |   SplitFire EPIC IRC script                              |
            |   Epic online documentation                              |
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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.                                          |
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  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.        |
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    contact |   D Fitch dgfitch@yahoo.com ICQ:363803 AOL:dguyfitch     |
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        old archives: dots are interstitial weekly posts

       silly queries: how not to find this page
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         useless sky: staring at old links
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    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
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       bach and tone: the endlessly rising canon of links
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          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
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             bad art: clean up old gallery
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             demoart: art disks, ansi conversion, zoomscope
             .
           WFMU hunt: scavenge a radio site
             .
         cardboardic: disposable release
             .
             collage: photographic and non, preferably non-digital 
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     stupid cartoons: sg, c+c, r+s, brak
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        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?             |
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        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]              |
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        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]                                |
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        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]                |
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        ?.? |   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]                     |
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        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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