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01/29/2000 | Post his likeness in the local station |
settle in | |
french | Soient: U R S T |
just so | |
plum | TextNES: Emulator for terminals. Almost playable, |
| although any text is rendered useless in an odd |
| twist of fate. No screenshot, so here's me |
| attempting to play Zelda. Note the 4T4T3F in the |
| upper right; those are my hearts. Lost one. |
five times | |
the bend | A sound card with hardware mp3 acceleration? In the |
| Live line? Hadn't heard about that. The Sound |
| Blaster link 404s. I'll buy that for a dollar. |
sniping | |
from the | Later, in a weaker moment, I catch myself |
gallery of | anguishing over phantoms; something more |
every day | is needed: a violent, divine convulsion |
| A strange form of success |
| that re-arranges the world; |
| so, pile on the abuse. |
| Off I'll go, howling at the world |
| never sacrificing levity |
| in the pursuit of |
| clarity... re-assembling the nonsense |
| one light-hearted moment |
| at a time. |
| [ thanks again for phrasing it so well, craw ] |
the healing | |
power of | Don't bother with the Dog Test or the Four-Letter |
links | Word personality test. Go straight to the source: |
| Scientology's Personality Test |
| "Sick all the time? Maybe you have a disease-prone |
| personality." |
work the | |
way | Tin_omen is now hiding out at Desktopian.org - |
| highly recommended if you enjoy tweaking your |
| interfaces. Today, he pointed at Crank Inc.'s |
| CrankIRC... a transparent IRC client for Windows. |
| Pointless yet tasty. |
just leave | |
| Now that I have insta-feedback, in addition to |
| posting useless stuff at the end of each entry, I |
| will ask useless questions. If nobody reads 'em, at |
| least I know what I don't know. |
question of | |
the day | Did you ever play that game where you are a little |
| ship going down the screen passing through smaller |
| and more jagged tunnels as time progresses? Anyone |
| know what it was called? The "landscape" would |
| scroll up, giving the illusion that your car-ship- |
| thing was delving into the earth. As things got |
| faster and more crooked, you had to steer left and |
| right to avoid crashing into the walls. |
begin the | |
stream | Chuck E. Cheese used to have a game like that, in |
| reverse. It was free to play, and somewhat dopey; |
| drive your boat up the stream! I recall playing it |
| for hours unending. |
rem ini sce | |
nce | While looking for the official Chuck E. Cheese site, |
| the Adventures of Chuck E. Cheese shows up as a |
| prominent hit. Ultra bizarre Chuck E. stories, a |
| bit over the top... don't miss "When I Met Billy |
| Bob" and "Late Night with Chuck E. Cheese." |
otoh | |
| Actually, the official site's Fun Station hosts the |
| plenty odd Galaxy 5000. [flash, frames, fire] |
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01/27/2000 | Have no heart |
standards | Pokey Personal Proxy/Mirror Protocol [PPP/M] will be |
| handy for synchronizing your Pokey collection, and |
| doing other strange and wondrous things while |
| waiting for new strips. |
pokey | |
search is | Finally, it has returned; now I can find my |
back!!! | favorites again and annoy you. |
| HELLO MR NUTTY I AM A SUGAR PLUM FAIRY!!! |
let these | |
mp3s be an | John Vanderslice himself poked me in the gut, I had |
example to | been meaning to link this for quite some time after |
you and | Nick pointed it out. You people need to go listen |
yours | to some of Tiny Telephone's mp3s... wait, scratch |
| that "some" part. They're all incredible, and |
| highly fortuitous as I'm starting to get that pop |
| itch. Everybody say, "Thanks John !" |
even more | |
nice | The Folk Implosion (who seem to have surpassed |
musicians | Sebadoh in fun-factor) also have a very personable |
| web site. The bio section details what they went |
| through for their most recent album, and even |
| includes mp3s of the early song fragments. Then, |
| some of their site functions in that exploratory |
| absurd manner made famous by superbad -- I |
| especially enjoyed this graphic, which made me jump |
| at first. The merchandise page is humorous as well. |
| Warning: Update is geekier from here down. |
submit from | |
the other | Swell! The blind link box is picking up lint. |
side | Thanks, dear reader-folk. I'm finding it handy to |
| post things for later revue from remote machines. |
| Now it's at the top, as well as a respond box for |
| quick feedback. Everyone should have one! Idea via |
| Doctah Chess. |
blab... it | |
falls | Let's hear it for idiot scripting. Justification |
together | should be functioning perfectly now, and I even have |
| hyphenation chugging like one of those fancy new- |
| fangled steam-engines. This is definitely the way to |
| put these many years of text processing algorithms |
| to uselessness. [Yesterday's failure was caused by |
| an out-of-context list. Silly me.] |
| Curious as to format? Today's text, the way I typed |
| it pre-filter. Makes sense to me, at least. |
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01/27/2000 | Clock tick tock, short short long
stranger | Some Malkovich from the absurdist Malkovich
avenues | Translator brings me to the fantastic Web Access Gateway. It's a
taken | wrapper script for functions that allow easier access for
| those visually impaired. Also nice for good,
| old-fashioned EMBIGGENING.
malkovich | Spam, interpreted as text
| /- --| / |--/ /-
| : : :: :+: ://: : :
| -/ |-- / /--| -/
irc | <wetlog> it's true, being complimented by bloat is like
| being whipped to death by dental floss
are | Today's MP3 theme: Non-metal takes on metal
ready | Starflyer 59's Americana album [the red one] is a smart
to | satire of glam rock and big metal, in a shoegazing format.
rawk | Jason Martin and company have since moved on to poppier
| territory, but the tracks on this disc have a charm all their own.
# | Starflyer 59 - The Translator.mp3
# | Starflyer 59 - You Don't Miss Me.mp3
| Iceburn is that strange rock/jazz collective from out in
| Utah-land. Before they added the double saxophones and the
| tendency to completely drop traditional song
| structures, Gentry and his pals made Hephaestus. It's a concept
| album of a sort, about smithing and Greek legend and all that;
| made in a three-man rock band format that steals from old
| Black Sabbath while adding its own slow, grinding crunch. The
| first song is split over many tracks, so each word after the
| colon denotes another piece. Listen in order for maximum
# | Iceburn - Iron: Fe I Caravan I' Fuse Still
props | Should mention that Andrew rox. He fixed my chip music. You
| should use Pitas.
| Looks like my Perl formatter didn't quite
| wrap right. Darn. It was faster, though.
01/26/2000 | The light of the light of the light of the light of
I am saved | Plan your date, or your college career... with ICQ!
*highfive* | Welcome back or something, Departure.
| I like having my back licked.
nerd | Ars reviews the 750 Athlon
greed | droooooooooooooooooooooool...
| The all-important Q3A test:
| With a GEForce, the box did 60 fps in 1024x768@HQ.
| On that note...
complex | Is hardware t+l going to last when games get
worlds | much deeper into detail?
5.6 = good | Dig that revamped Vim page!
just | Windows is the most widely used operating system.
guessing | The unspoken laws of probability tell me you're
here | probably using it now. Use OLEviewer to see just
| how messed up the internal structure is.
| (One of you Linux people needs to try this in WINE)
/var | Nabbed the Galaxie 500 boxed set recently. Gets
/tmp | the Apathy Thumbs Up, that's for sure. I would have
/mp3 | encoded some of the unreleased G500 tracks, but
| every time I stuck the disc in my computer, it froze
| until I removed it. So instead, you get my current
| favorite, from the glorious On Fire record:
soothing | Galaxie 500 - Tell Me.mp3 [3.7mb]
| To fill the hole, I thought I would log what songs
| are currently stuck in my head so I can look back
| someday and laugh. When walking home from work
| today, these two managed to somehow mangle and
synchrod | combine into one continuous catch.
| If you usually avoid songs I label "punk", nab this
| anyway. It's just a fast pop song with simple
| instrumentation. And those nananas will lodge in
| your cortex wond'rously:
punky pop | MxPx - Destroyed By You.mp3 [2.5mb]
| This other song stuck in my noggin is by Silkworm,
| the odd band from the Pacific Northwest. Don't
| mind the sheep at the beginning; it's straightforward
| rock and roll with that patented Skwm mixed-vocal.
| Catchy part would be the chorus about 2 minutes in:
echo rock | Silkworm - Slipstream.mp3 [4.6mb]
| "Like a silly little dayay-dream..."
| Since these are on my home machine, I make no
| guarantees. You know where to yell if there
| are problems.
here | Less graph paper, more evil subjugation of Perl
he | required. Unfortunately, I tripped over an old
goes | tarfile of all my old junk and spent hours staring
again | blankly at it. Mayhap I shall dust some off
talking | sometime and point at my bad art. After I've
to | removed all the terribly obvious underhanded
the wall | slogging on the old employer. cough
01/25/2000 | You are ignoring me
nit | Random House says, "never say spokesman; say
writ | flight attendant!" So now it's "Office of the
| Flight Attendant for the Secretary-General"
pleasehelp | Simulating a universe, volunteers needed.
unsolved | How do they make computer games fun?
mystery | Nobody really knows.
BACON! | An artist's conception makes sense to eggs!
/me | Some of these entries were inspired by chiplog.
shuts | Can you tell which ones? [hint: not this one]
up | Wish I was that enigmatic. [hint: true]
opinions. | Almostcool.org reviews music.
on | (one of those "why haven't I seen this?" pages)
| Red Snapper - Making Bones
| [heard good things, haven't heard em... someone?]
| Bowery Electric - Beat [drone beat sleep]
| Dirty Three - Ocean Songs [fiddle strum sleep]
ausgesund | Trans Am - Futureworld [one of those rare nails]
| GYBE r00lZ Do0dZ A!@#!#11!!
| f#a#infinity and Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
hint: true | are both worth paying for in limbs.
| Hum - Downward Is Heavenward Biased Fact Revue:
| It isn't their second album. Best one, though.
subdue | Mogwai EP+2
| "Do not be afraid, these are quite mellow and
| will not bite you," said the fisherman. Yell if you want MP3 samples.
| [note to self: this is too hard]
!t y t |
dd@f! k u | Eh? This is the log of a faceless entity. Me.
usnngnll s | I wander around the web, and point out what are
kr @gdqnvn | most likely completely useless things for you
gx@dfwmd | to visit. It's where I have been, what I learned
j zvhlx0lk | there, and what I plan to figure out in the
b yqrccnh | future. All in the palm of your hand.
pu @g ccgs |
wjp jng | Technically speaking, this is a "weblog". There
p t q0w gl | are many weblogs. You can probably find one that
q r k | suits your tastes pretty closely, but if not you
r !r 0q u | can use the pitas system to track
v j p0 | yourself.
x s |
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