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+-------------[Dictionary of doors and letters - 04/14/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Metaphorium:   Explore   the  possibilities    of   random  |  combine
 multi-user  interaction.   This  is  a  highly recommended  |  your
 link.  Who needs to work on Fridays?  Play.                 |  thought
                                                             |
                             /--/-------[Stop oppressing me]-=--
                                                             |
 Overheard today  in  the office:   Competing  computerized  |  dumb funny
 text-to-speech anecdotes.  "Oh baby, that  computer is one  |
 hot mama."   It  was funny then.  Computers saying  things  |
 they shouldn't: who is the criminal?                        |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/--------[Wired/tired tired]-=--
                                                             |
 What's hot:  Keys of completely unknown purpose             |
 What's not:  Tiny knives                                    |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+-------------------------------[Let's hear it for programs]-=--
                                                             |
 Boxes Win32 port out now!  Make boxes around things, sorta  |  all your
 like this page.  Be the first kid on your block.            |  clear
                                                             |  options
 Article: Command-line NT: It Does Exist! from Linux World.  |  have gone
 Yee.  Haw.                                                  |  away
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------------------[MOTD]-=--
                                                             |
 Taxes are due for American citizens this weekend.           |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--



+--------[Comparing apples to oranges for cash - 04/13/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Hilarious Ftrain -- oops, I mean  Ftrain article.  It goes  |
 a  bit long for you non-log writers at the end,  but don't  |
 miss the Ronald Reagan bait and switch story.               |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/--------[Pictures of music]-=--
                                                             |
 Corbis: A Celebration of Jazz                               |  extra flash
                                                             |
                             /--/-----[Silkworm hates bacon]-=--
                                                             |
 Silkworm comp-only  mp3 on  Epitonic  - Different.  Of all  |
 people, I  didn't expect  them  to embrace the  vegetarian  |
 lifestyle.  That's probably the point, and I missed it.     |  durn
                                                             |
                             /--/--------[RM Week Continues]-=--
                                                             |
                   Populace Could Care Less, Survey Reports  |
                                                             |
 Roadside Monument Tribute page - much content.   Including  |  we can
 pictures of them rocking the Fireside Bowl.  Sob.           |  stick
                                                             |  around now
 Einer  Johnathon  Ford  interview which  mentions the fact  |
 that Doug Lorig is now playing in Soundtracks for Scenery.  |  there's no
 I have heard things, and they are  good things.  Johnathon  |  reason we
 is also playing in  Scientific,  which  sounds  like  some  |  could ever
 crazy calculus-powered new  wave experiment with Christian  |  be free
 from the Danielson Familie.                                 |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+------------------------[Don't make me go meta on you, son]-=--
                                                             |
 So now I'm a Swiss conspirator, am I?  I'll have you know,  |  this is not
 the  World   Bank  is  paying  me  rather  poorly  for  my  |  text
 "services", ahem.  I  meant to  tell you that the cross is  |
 an allusion to Swiss cheese.  Yep, that's the truth.        |
                                                             |
 Swiss cheese apetizers.                                     |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------------------[MOTD]-=--
                                                             |
 "Of  course  by  using  profanity  you  don't  communicate  |
 anything. That was the  point. That's what rock culture is  |
 about.  We  [Raft of Dead Monkeys] were poking fun of that  |
 whole nonsensical side of it."                              |
                                          - Matt Johnson     |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--




+------------------[Harmonic greaty exat strat - 04/12/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Music.                                                      |
                                                             |
 Heard   rumoured  dead   lately:   Frodus,  June  of  44.   |
 Innovators  leaving   stinks;  the   Frodus   breakup   is  |
 semi-confirmed,  but  I  can't find anything on June of 44  |
 calling it quits.                                           |
                                                             |
 Hear a  new Frodus mp3.  It  is Rocking  with a capital R;  |  mp3 alert
 the bass actually does  remind  me of Frank Erskine [oddly  |
 enough], but the song is pure Frodus.                       |
                                                             |
 If, right now, you are thinking "Frodus?  What?" -- do not  |
 download the mp3 unless you enjoy screaming.                |
                                                             |
                               [For the more refined tastes]-=--
                                                             |
 Professor  Vanderslice  has  some  mp3s  available  from a  |  alert
 Jeremy Enigk live promo.                                    |  cont'd
                                                             |
                             /--/----[Sometimes I'm writing]-=--
                                                             |
 It's Roadside Monument Week in Fitch's head... finally,  a  |  engine kid
 new page being worked on.  Apparently with the approval of  |  too
 Jonathon.                                                   |
                                                             |
 Can't explain what I love so much about this defunct trio.  |
 The notes  and  nuances  dig  deep, somehow  lighting dark  |
 passages and alternate takes on this life.   It's probably  |
 the three instruments  battling and scraping for a hold on  |
 the cliff, yelling and whispering and  commiserating  with  |
 everyone and everything simultaneously.                     |
                                                             |
                             /--/----[Bleeding from the hip]-=--
                                                             |
 Oh yeah, finally a Pitchfork  blast I understand in a long  |  please note
 string  of  confusion.  "Making  pudding", blee hee  hee.   |  distinct
 Take that, rich and indolent music!  Power to the people!   |  lack of
                                                             |  irony
                                                             |
+--------------------------------[Nerd items you can ignore]-=--
                                                             |
 This should not have been as hard to find as it was:  Perl  |
 DBI/MySQL  FAQ,  which is  oddly  hosted on this Photoflux  |
 public photography gallery.  Very nice ideas, both.         |
                                                             |
 I like this fellow's digital Magritte parody.  (Can't link  |  c'est
 directly,  requires  Javascript.  Bleh, mayhap  not such a  |  words,
 nice idea.)                                                 |  pictures
                                                             |
 WDBI: Web Database  Interface  looks swell for  quick  and  |
 dirty rdb tasks, but genquery  was easier  to set  up  and  |
 more automated.   I think I'm going to get a Mason  ripoff  |
 whipped up.  Geeks:  Mason is coool with three O's.         |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------------------[MOTD]-=--
                                                             |
 "Existence isn't always a pleasant surprise."               |  eight hours
                           - Roadside Monument               |  away
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--



+------[The cancer in your distributed network - 04/11/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Toys.                                                       |
                                                             |
 I HUNGER [wav] for the cockpit Sinistar cabinet.            |
                                                             |
 Noah Falstein  recalls the old days creating Sinistar, the  |  GOOD
 collapse of the arcade market, and working under the Lucas  |
 conglomerate.                                               |
                                                             |
 His domain isn't all that impressive, but for this:         |
                                                             |
 E3, Los  Angeles, May  12, 2000 - Moderator for  the panel  |  can I go
 "Collaborative Game Design".   Panelists include Sid Meier  |  Mom? can I
 (Civilization), Tim Schafer (Grim Fandango),  Brad McQuaid  |  go can I
 (Everquest), and Ken Birdwell (Half-Life)                   |  please?
                                                             |
                             /--/---------[Lite Brite ya'll]-=--
                                                             |
 As  Noah's article above details, assembling graphics used  |  50cups: a
 to  be a painstaking pixel-by-pixel  process.   Lite Brite  |  virtual
 was  the gateway  drug  for me.   Thanks Alice -- everyone  |  twist on a
 should go play Lite  Brite now.  Don't  forget to turn out  |  physical
 the lights and flip the switch when you are done!           |  metaphor
                                                             |
                             /--/-----[Into the stopmotion!]-=--
                                                             |
 Mr. "Please Hold  the Credit" Bagshaw  continues  the hits  |  large
 with Lego films.  Warning:  more obscenity,  violence, and  |  downloads
 blood than you might expect.  Caveat: The only movies they  |
 have right now are Star Wars related.                       |
                                                             |
 The blood in the big one is great, I must admit.            |
                                                             |
 Each and  every day  I  kick myself for getting  rid of my  |  oh boy I
 huge Lego  collection.  *BOOT*  Ow.  Just  a  few minifigs  |  love
 would do the trick; I could have them scatter in  fear  of  |  sarcasm!
 my  horrific  robot contraptions which swiftly  chase them  |
 down and chew on them.                                      |
                                                             |
 Speaking of  contraptions, this is too funny to  pass  up:  |
 Lego robot performs mundane task.                           |
                                                             |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+-------------[No more fun, now it is the day of pessimists]-=--
                                                             |
 Perhaps you hunger  for more  of  that  hatelife.  Frippy,  |
 Obeso the Pirate, Noodles, are you there Tony?              |
                                                             |
 Little of it is  very funny, but the idea of an  anonymous  |
 ultra-cynical journal intrigues me.                         |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------------------[MOTD]-=--
                                                             |
 From the last batch of submissions to my will:              |  jk
                                                             |
 "Sometimes it's good  to forget that Dan is tracking  your  |
 IP address each time you hit the subvert button."           |
                                                             |
 I would like to make it clear that MUAHAhaHAhaHAHA, err, I  |  don't think
 mean, no I'm not!                                           |  bongos
                                                             |
                             /--/-[Wisdom I'm too wimpy for]-=--
                                                             |
 "Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.        |
  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."               |
                                            - Goethe         |
  [need to find the original text]                           |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--



+---------------[Retrieving the space diamonds - 04/10/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Gasp.                                                       |  not as
                                                             |  scared but
 No post this weekend.  Although I had  some  tax links and  |  as tired
 commentary prepared, in a fit of wisdom I deleted it -- no  |
 pain and suffering for you.                                 |
                                                             |
                             /--/----------[Unkind reminder]-=--
                                                             |
 The only  relief came  when  I  happened upon  a  animated  |  these
 interpretation of Valse Triste on public access, telling a  |  things need
 bittersweet  tale  without words  through  a hallucinating  |  online
 cat.  Apparently this was only part of a mid-1970's  Bruno  |  archival
 Bozzetto production.  All his  work is extremely colorful,  |
 but the  stark alternation between color and  grim in that  |
 piece was a bright shard of destiny.                        |
                                                             |
                     [CashewsTasteGood (9:42:33 PM): B***:o]-=--
                                                             |
 Actually,  that  "only  relief"  is  not  correct.  I also  |
 text-chatted  with a few folks.  If you are one  of  those  |
 folks,  I  hope  I  did  not bore  you  too  badly.   Much  |
 information was transacted.                                 |
                                                             |
 Must give  this Hatelife a plug.  Funny, but you  may only  |
 understand the stupid IRC humor having IRCed.               |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+---------------------[It is the wave of fear known as meta]-=--
                                                             |
 Last week:  fearsome fun.  Audio mixing, images of things,  |  this is not
 devilish culture jamming, the usual nonsense,  and more in  |  real
 just one hard-to-swallow package.                           |
                                                             |
 Also, go  stare at the devolving posts answering what it's  |
 good to forget.                                             |
                                                             |
 The real relief: when the forms were complete.              |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------[Goofy statistics]-=--
                                                             |
 "Only    7  percent  of  interpersonal   communication  is  |
 attributed to content."                                     |
                                                             |
 SHUT UP.                                                    |
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 This is the hand/drawn listing.  Full pita listing.         |
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    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                 |  //
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       eigenspace: Eigen wha?                                |  ///
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