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Dan Fitch - Each guilty find
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Feed Daily: Patent Pending
Missed this on my first surf-through today. Go read about how certain genes are getting locked up in pharmaceutical patents somehow. I find it hard to believe that so much of our information about the human genome is privately held, and kept sekret. Also, how is it that some pharmo company owns the patents to MY genes? Strange questions.
[http://www.feedmag.com/lofi.html]
Thursday, September 9, 1999 - 09:15 a.m.
Insound MP3 page
Hey look, an mp3 from the new Neutrino album which I recieved in the mail with much joy last night. Can't praise these Insound guys enough; they had everything I wanted in stock, and must have shipped it 2 days before I ordered because it arrived in a hurry. More record links follow.
[http://www.insound.com/mp3/]
Thursday, September 9, 1999 - 09:00 a.m.
Faraquet, poor Akarso
A split math rock LP; doesn't get much more diverse than this. Faraquet plays like they intend to coerce Jawbox out of the grave with a bit of geometry. The defunct Wisconsinites Akarso tack on some Don Cab-ish ranting with the bass carrying melody instead of the drums. Also, their singer took too many calculus classes.
[http://www.outersound.com/band/faraquet/]
Thursday, September 9, 1999 - 09:00 a.m.
Pound WI
Go to insound and order their new record RIGHT NOW, you fool! 10 songs of sludgy, chewinoir rawk.
[http://www.flyswatter.com/poundwi/]
Thursday, September 9, 1999 - 09:00 a.m.
Inlantic
It appears this band has been long defunct before I ever heard them. Think old Nintendo RPG music [Zelda, Dragon Warrior] filtered through an indie rock sieve. Hilarious, groovy, and rocking all at the same time.
[http://members.soltec.net/~arbitrar/inlantic/]
Thursday, September 9, 1999 - 09:00 a.m.
Pokey Dies of Pun
For all four people who like Pokey the Penguin, the Authors have seen fit to bless us with another strip. Also note that updates are increasing. Well, okay, two in the last few days. Still, I am certainly not going to complain.
[http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/pokey.html]
Wednesday, September 8, 1999 - 08:00 a.m.
Toastmasters
I'm doing this public speaking "club" during lunches with a bunch of people from work. It is interesting to see how folks react to being under pressure; I got over the main part of the anxiety long ago. I asked if we were ever going to be able to bombard the speaker with questions, and the Toastmasters said that wasn't part of their happy joy-time club. Bah, I say... wimps.
[http://www.toastmasters.org/]
Tuesday, September 7, 1999 - 09:45 a.m.
Dead Arizona Interleaf User's Group
Hee hee. I [am forced to] use Interleaf at work, so this lime green page that's been dead for two years brings a certain warmth to my heart. This wish list from 10/96 is particularly laughable, as at least 30 of their 40 quite reasonable concerns have not YET been addressed by Interleaf. Bwahaha.
[http://www.arde.com/AIUG/newsletter/]
Tuesday, September 7, 1999 - 09:45 a.m.
John Scalzi's Whatever Column
I can't wait until he starts reviewing computer games with his edged blade of dry humour. For now, this journal is excellent reading. Have to see how much I can catch up, there's a lot of back archives -- but seems some may be down. To use his turn of phrase, "It's like going to Disneyland when the only rides open are Small World and Country Bear Jamboree."
[http://scalzi.com/whatever/]
Tuesday, September 7, 1999 - 09:45 a.m.
Political Writings of George Orwell
Outside of 1984, most folk ignored this man's output of insightful, simple to read thoughts on politics. Though his literary skills were nothing to laugh at, Mr. Orwell also had a firm grasp on the polit-system. Any socialist-leaning writer who sees fit to shred some of the faults of socialism earns a Happy Sunday School Gold Star in my book.
[http://www.newspeak.org/orwell/]
Friday, September 3, 1999 - 11:47 a.m.
Anarchist FAQ
Gasp! A really great read, and they don't talk about blowing things up. [intense sarcasm] Wish they were hosted outside of GeoCities, some of the larger segments took a bit long to dl.
[http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/1931/]
Friday, September 3, 1999 - 11:47 a.m.
Please Change Beliefs
Antitruism generator. Or is this genuine? You can roll your own too, or get strange modern sentence chunk essays from the script.
[http://adaweb.walkerart.org/project/holzer/cgi/pcb.cgi]
Thursday, September 2, 1999 - 09:00 a.m.
Wiring Closet
Superb guide to the ins and outs of small ethernet-based networks and ISDN/cable/DSL routing solutions. Next time you're considering re-crimping a cable, or trying to make your very own crossover patch line, refer to here and see just how tough it would be. Then give up and go play more Quake 3 test.
[http://www.digitalmx.com/wires/]
Thursday, September 2, 1999 - 09:00 a.m.
mp3 quicksearch
Multihomed form for searching a list of mp3 indices; even better, it actually found a song I wanted to hear! Imagine that.
[http://bluething.dhs.org/quicksearch/]
Thursday, September 2, 1999 - 09:00 a.m.
Driver Down
Biting, self-sarcastic rants that fly all over the map. In the most recent issue, a discussion of branding, I got hungry reading about the "Double Meat Fuck Splattered Cow Testicles On The Slaughterhouse Floor Pus Coagulated Lactacious Secretion Yellow Dye #2 Deluxe." Mmm!
[http://www.blindwino.com/driver.html]
Thursday, September 2, 1999 - 09:00 a.m.
Jerk City
Another missed comic. Pokey guest stars, nonsequitur obscenity obliterates meaning, and fun is had by all!
[http://www.jerkcity.com]
Thursday, September 2, 1999 - 09:00 a.m.
Ack, it's Brain Food
Winding up another quadruple slab of rwk, go think into a deep dark hole with Brain Food. The discrete reasoning puzzles give me fond memories of Nerd Class back in Oswego. Mmph, logic, tasty.
[http://www.rinkworks.com/brainfood/]
Monday, August 30, 1999 - 08:25 a.m.
Slint Live MP3s
The noisy chunks of Slint linger in the dwindling math rockers churning out the hits these days. Please go enlighten yourself with some wondrous songs from Tweez and Spiderland. The only tracks I miss in this set are Washer and Glenn.
[http://www.transmission3000.com/music.htm]
Monday, August 30, 1999 - 08:25 a.m.
Lego Mindstorms
Mmm. Legos, and robots. Does it really get any better than that? Didn't think so. Some of the user-contributed works in the Hall of fame are unbelievable, such as this tape drive that can write, and read!
[http://www.legomindstorms.com/]
Monday, August 30, 1999 - 08:25 a.m.
Noam Chomsky on East Timor
I'm as guilty of trying to ignore everything outside my sphere as most folk. Get thinking global, or some other buzzword, with DJ Noam.
[http://www.mojones.com/east_timor/comment/index.html]
Monday, August 30, 1999 - 08:25 a.m.
Monkeys and Robots
Completing the not-so-holy four-cornered realm of sublime stupidity, it's a Flash site. The Robot with Distended Intestines is a terrific little flick. The rest of the site exudes an odor of incompletene
[http://monkeysrobots.com/home/]
Friday, August 27, 1999 - 11:23 a.m.
Hey everybody, it's Crazy Drunk Guy!
I think I used to work for this guy. [cough]
This is relevant, because aliens have been leaving messages on my voicemail. Or just people who can talk faster than I can hear.
[http://www.joynk.com/cdg/]
Friday, August 27, 1999 - 11:10 a.m.
Constructing Kafka
Good straight bio, but go here for the original German texts... unbelievable.
I've absorbed enough German to be able to pronounce it, and just the rythyms of these passages as they float through the air are enough.
Deciphering the meaning almost seems beside the point, but you have the option!
[http://info.pitt.edu/~kafka/intro.html]
Friday, August 27, 1999 - 11:00 a.m.
GEMM
Best to inaugurate with a nice, huge catalog of music. Ahh. Soothing...
[http://www.gemm.com/]
Friday, August 27, 1999 - 10:32 a.m.

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