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+------------------["Nectarine schenectady..." - 03/25/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 A.P.A.T.H.Y.: Artificial  Positronic  Android Trained  for  |  stech and
 Hazardous Yardwork                                          |  others
                                                             |
                                                             |
+---------------------------[First, some serious literature]-=--
                                                             |
 Dr. Chess, your common  quote is from Reflections  on Sin,  |
 Pain, Hope  and the True Way.  I have  no  idea where this  |
 can be found in print; it's not in my Collected Stories.    |
                                                             |
 Found this text  archive of  miscellaneous Kafka  letters,  |
 parables, and others: An Intercourse with Ghosts            |
                                                             |
                                                             |
 My favorite is the simple phrasing of The Watchman:         |
                                                             |
 "I ran past the first watchman. Then I  was horrified, ran  |  must code
 back and  said to the  watchman: 'I ran through here while  |  block
 you were looking the other way.' The watchman gazed  ahead  |  quotes
 of  him and said nothing. 'I suppose  I really oughtn't to  |
 have  done it,'  I said. The watchman  still said nothing.  |
 'Does your silence indicate permission to pass?'..."        |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+------------------------[Now into the sugar-powered laughs]-=--
                                                             |
 During the weekly stop by Something Awful, I had great fun  |  don't be
 with Jeff K's Choose Your Own Adventure.  As if that's not  |  offended
 enough in one sitting, Ask Jeff.                            |  [joke]
                                                             |
                             /--/----------[Precious cinema]-=--
                                                             |
 "Anything fun going on over there?"                         |
                                                             |
 In  response   to  this  cross-building  AIM  question,  I  |
 consider responding: "Giant plant-men  are enslaving us to  |
 build their glass pyramids... oh wait, wrong building."     |
                                                             |
 But, I decide to bide my time.                              |
                                                             |
 Also discussed at work: Fractal Robots                      |  abuddhas
                                                             |
                                                             |
                             /--/--------[Extended metaphor]-=--
                                                             |
 Robot Frank - Boxlor with more content!                     |
 His diary is laughing at you.                               |
                                                             |
 "I also took my road test today (again.) The first  time I  |
 failed because I hit 7 people.  This time I only hit 2.  I  |
 thought I would pass  this  time because  I hit a lot less  |
 people than I did last time."                               |
                                                             |
                                                             |
                  [Too hilarious to leave well enough alone]-=--
                                                             |
 Pardon me while  I temporarily channel  anti-news  from  a  |
 site requiring registration.                                |
                                                             |
 Clinton  Stalks Bengal  Tigers -  "Once  I was deflowered,  |  NYTimes, pw
 they weren't interested in me," he said.                    |  required
                                                             |
 Huge thanks to Len for picking out this gut-collapsing bit  |
 of context.  I'm done now.                                  |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------[Hmm]-=--
                                                             |
 Can I tell you what ties the above four bits together?      |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/------------[Stolen stones]-=--
                                                             |
 Interesting things from elsewhere.  Yell if this is bad.    |
                                                             |
 from kottke via kempa: Lego Font Creator: tubular           |
                                                             |
 from michaeln: Cheth a.out Robot Wars: grimy                |
                                                             |
 from rc3: Persistent URL: autoredirection                   |
                                                             |
 from kuro5hin: Cryptome.org: privacy                        |
                                                             |
 from xblog: ROTORtype: myfonts!                             |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/-------------[Unvisitation]-=--
                                                             |
 That Violent Femmes show from yesterday was  pretty  good,  |
 yes?  80 minutes of classic psychotic American folk rock.   |
 Camerawork wherein the band members are visible, these are  |
 the benefits of money.                                      |
                                                             |
 "We are the salt of the earth.                              |
                  If we're not salty, what are we worth?"    |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--



+--------------------------["Pork rind poetry" - 03/24/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Keep  filling that box with  hilarious comedy.  You  don't  |
 have to be nice.  Some folks are downright obscene.         |
                                                             |
 Big  update today;  settle  in.   Handy browsing tip: Long  |
 headers seperate semi-logical sections,  so  if  you don't  |
 care about something skip down to the next long header.     |
                                                             |
                             /--/----------------------------=--
                                                             |
 Speaking  of  obscene,  take  a  look  at  E-Holster:  The  |  draw cowboy
 shoulder holster for  electronics.   Diamond Age,  here we  |  q
 come...                                                     |
                                                             |
+-----------------------[Time to rock, ladies and gentlemen]-=--
                                                             |
 Spoon concert - thanks to the Yuppie Slayer                 |  differ
 It's hosted by  House of Blues,  a concept which generally  |  source
 scares  me.   However, Spoon rises above  this.  Also  I'm  |
 pretty sure they are pop and not blues.                     |
                                                             |
 Fun stuff in the archives:  Vanilla Ice,  Deftones, Magma,  |  things to
 Violent Femmes, Dick Dale, Tricky, Hepcat                   |  watch later
                                                             |
                             /--/------[Half milk reminders]-=--
                                                             |
 Thick slices of new Supersphere content.                    |  one more
                                                             |  time for
 I  must watch the  Paul Newman, Dianogah, Emperor Penguin,  |  the record
 Candiria, Snapcase... great for work soundtracks.           |  books and
                                                             |  the late
 Candiria proves skillful, funky metal can still get heavy.  |  arrivals
 Refused filtered through a metallic grinder, weighted with  |
 cement shoes,  and shot  full of PCP.   (minus  the  wacky  |
 experimental aspects and the beatings)                      |
                                                             |
 One  mp3  available  on  their  MP3.com  page.   Worth the  |
 download for heavy music fans; it starts out like a fusion  |
 song and rapidly reintegrates into metal and other shapes.  |
                                                             |
                             /--/----------------[More plan]-=--
                                                             |
 Hah!  Yes, The Dis  Plan are  going to  tour  Europe  with  |
 ex-kings of Seattle,  Pearl Jam.   Travis sounds psyched.   |
 Pearl  Jam is one  of  those  bands I  have an  irrational  |
 dislike for.  Actually, just Eddie Vedder.                  |
                                                             |
 Also, fans of the Plan  please  note Indiepoplive has  the  |
 second set from the same night as before posted.  More old  |
 stuff, wrapping up with an  incredible extended run of "OK  |
 Jokes Over", and even three new songs!  Rockin.             |
                                                             |
                             /--/------------------[Finally]-=--
                                                             |
 Records I finally found, with 2x3 reviews:                  |  thanks
                                                             |  insound
 Iceburn - Firon:                                            |
    Metal Vivaldi covers, another insane canon               |
 Unwound - s/t on Honeybear:                                 |
    Worthy of re-release!  Understandable emo connotation.   |
 The Dismemberment Plan - "!":                               |
    Slightly below latest.  Still, catchy chunks.            |
 Walt Mink - Bareback Ride:                                  |
    Jumping hyperactively happy.  Several killer songs.      |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------------[Subvention]-=--
                                                             |
 Dagmar Chili = The  pita I would have if the voices  never  |
 stopped.   Rbahetlme!   Dagmar  might  be  mangling  these  |
 lists, but I don't think so.                                |
                                                             |
 Twitch = The pita  I should have seen long, long ago.  For  |
 under a month of links, that's an impressive collection of  |
 oft-engrossing  commentary.  As for missing the  Guernica,  |
 you can always return to its screaming glow if you  like.   |
 I'm working on the links, honestly.  For  whatever reason,  |
 it's rough going; maybe because it's all ASCII.             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/--[Man with a mission meme]-=--
                                                             |
 P  Romlow submits Pudding Guy's Craaazy Chocolate Airplane  |  now crave
 Adventure.   Proof  that chocolate  pudding  is  the  most  |  flour
 blessed foodstuff of all, even if it is Healthy Choice.     |
                                                             |
+---------------------------[The obvious cynical commentary]-=--
                                                             |
 Und  Jaffo sagt,  "The  Internet is  a sick, depressed dog  |  goodbye
 chasing  its  own tail. A bunch of  depressed, disaffected  |
 losers dancing with each other in cyberspace."              |
                                                             |
 Where do I sign up?!                                        |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/------------[Fifth edition]-=--
                                                             |
 In line with  the slightly  modified  Idiotic  Slogan(tm),  |  knobless
 it's JOE: Java Ontology Editor.                             |
                                                             |
 Unfortunately, it doesn't validate or check for flaws.      |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------------------[MOTD]-=--
                                                             |
 "The Pant  Association urges you  to  wear  pants at least  |
 three times a day!" - Joel, MST3k                           |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--




+---------------------[Techniques for standing - 03/23/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 As part  of an ongoing attempt to make the  design changes  |  lynx THIS
 of this page (and the design itself) as jarringly annoying  |
 as possible,  I give you:   Codeine Overdose Rescue.  Drop  |
 your thoughts in the Subvert-o-Matic if you want.           |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/--[An exploration in texts]-=--
                                                             |
 The  rapidly-ramping up kuro5hin pointed  to a  great  old  |  kuro5hin
 article today: Anarchism Triumphant from First Monday.      |
                                                             |
 It's good to recieve a jolting reminder of a site you once  |
 read,  but  have   forgotten.   First  Monday  is  an  old  |
 awe-inspiring technical octopus; it would be easy to spend  |
 weeks reading the papers here.                              |
                                                             |
 Important picks:                                            |
                                                             |
 Stephen Downes - Hacking Memes                              |
                                                             |  no, I don't
 Josef Progler - Mapping the Musical Commons: Digitization,  |  expect you
 Simulation, Speculation                                     |  to read
                                                             |  all of
 Ted Byfield - DNS: A Short History and a Short Future       |  these but
                                                             |  they are
 Chun Wei Choo,  et al - Information Seeking on the Web: An  |  quality
 Integrated Model of Browsing and Searching                  |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------[Drinking bleach]-=--
                                                             |
 "I've got a song stuck  in my head, one  that I miss  more  |  it's
 than my  bed; it's a song sung from a fallen milkman who's  |  recursing
 drinking bleach instead..."                                 |  in me
                                                             |
                             /--/----------------------------=--
                                                             |
 Subject: Re: Drinking Bleach                                |
                                                             |
 "Hi, someone  had  once told me that if you  wanted to not  |
 have signs of marijuana to show up in your urine, then you  |
 can fill a three  liter  container of water,  then use the  |  three liter
 cap from the container and fill it with bleach."            |  containers
                                                             |  are easy
 No.  It works great if you just drink it straight, wimp.    |  to find
                                                             |
                             /--/----------------------------=--
                                                             |
 How dangerous is liquid bleach?                             |
                                                             |
 "One  of  the  most  common  calls  to  the Poison  Center  |
 involves the ingestion of liquid  chlorine bleach. Victims  |
 frequently gag and  vomit after drinking bleach, resulting  |
 in a frantic call to 9-1-1 or the Poison Center."           |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------[Thinking stripe]-=--
                                                             |
 Didn't one of Picasso's grandsons kill himself by drinking  |  something
 bleach?  I'm probably making this up.                       |  to research
                                                             |
                             /--/----------------[Metamagic]-=--
                                                             |
 "Making  variations  on  a  theme  is really  the crux  of  |
 creativity."              -Douglas Hofstadter, his italics  |
                                                             |
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+----------------------------/--/-------------[Older things]-=--
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 This is the hand/drawn listing.  Full pita listing.         |
                                                             |
    silly queries: How not to find this page                 |  ///
      useless sky: Staring at old links                      |  /
 legos and robots: Designing electrical nonsense             |  /
     grid puzzles: Waste time with boxes + 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: Eventually all things die                 |  //
      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 tangents]-=--
                                                             |
 Feel free to suggest or help out.                           |
                                                             |
    occam's razor: computational reflection                  |
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          bad art: clean up old gallery                      |
          .                                                  |
          demoart: art disks, ansi conversion, zoomscopes    |
          .                                                  |
        WFMU hunt: scavenge a radio site                     |
          .                                                  |
      cardboardic: disposable release                        |
          .                                                  |
          collage: photographic and non-digital              |
          .                                                  |
  stupid cartoons: sg, c+c, r+s, brak                        |
          .                                                  |
     pita wrapper: perl posting app for pitas                |
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