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Gamespy.com: I Want Plot
The new, revamped Gamespy page popped up on my screen as I hopped into yet another game of q3test2 on the shiny DSL... and after I was done getting killed, I found I rather liked this editorial that follows the MMORPG fad. Segment:
Conceivably, if the game was making enough money, developers could actually hire people not just to administrate, but to actually play key roles in the game. This would be pretty expensive, though, so it may be awhile before anything of that sort occurs.
And here the author strays a bit from my understanding. Don't MUDs and their ilk already do this? Players who have invested a lot of time in their characters actually DO become the key roles in the game. Until a mumorpog supports evolving structure, I'll keep playing Quake.

Sunday, October 3, 1999 - 08:30 p.m.

Punk Updates by Hein
While researching for this new idea I has got, might as well post some a daily link or two. Today, go listen and read about many a melodic punk band. A super Echo and the Bunnymen cover is pulled off by Lagwagon. Silly people.

Sunday, October 3, 1999 - 02:30 p.m.

Jesux Redux
The author speaks! I've been following this meme with great interest; there's been an opening ZDnet story, as well as a semi-apologetic excuse-filled ZDnet withdrawal.
"Sm@rt Reseller spoke to several developers, who wish to remain anonymous because of what they see as the anti-Christian hysteria Jesux caused in some circles, who claim they plan on implementing many of Jesux's ideas. So, the idea of a 'Christianized' Linux lives on."
Yeah, and then I spoke to Jesus, who wished to remain anonymous because of ZDNet, and he said computers are the spawn of the devil.

Meanwhile, the Jesux page has been updated with the authoritative response to the mass meme-hysteria flying around his page. Which is the main idea of what I linked to here; go read it.

Thursday, September 30, 1999 - 07:30 a.m.

Joe Frank - Just Get Me Out of Here [ra]
The only good thing about radio is public, commercial-free radio. And one of the great things about the internet is, you can hear public radio shows from all different places! Joe Frank has long been a favorite of mine, and thanks to Jason at genehack I stumbled across the man's official site. Although there's little info about the show or the man himself, they have huge amounts of episodes posted, mainly seeming to be from 95-97 shows.
"And I somehow ended up driving a taxicab in the Sahara desert, looking for a fare, driving in circles, and I wondered if I had finally lost my grip. On my mind. Well, madness has its reasons; its method. It has its power, its architechture, its design, its beauty. It is a cathedral of light."
The man may borrow his turns of phrase [where's the taxicab line from?], but the speech carries a stilted sort of broken beat, with an undercurrent of dignity and power. Also, I am an idiot because I misplaced a "Frank" for a "Black" (fixed now). Bit too much Pixies methinks.

Thursday, September 30, 1999 - 07:30 a.m.

Pokey Book Petition
With the resumed updates to Pokey, along comes news of a book!

Also see, faked screenshots [?] and plenty of babbling on the Pokey Video Game page. The idea to have the characters spew random phrases from the archives kicks! ZOOMING IS ALSO POSSIBLE!

Maybe I should try ordering those shirts again...

Tuesday, September 28, 1999 - 11:00 p.m.

Hotlist is Not Hotmail
My faith in stupidity has been restored by this darling page. And no, I wasn't looking for Hotmail... trying to find an open source web-based listserv program.

Tuesday, September 28, 1999 - 11:00 p.m.

Paris, Texas home page
In the theme of links that are named correctly, but are not named the way I want them to be named, I proudly present the town of Paris, Texas since the closest thing to the band would be tablature from the movie of the same name.

The reason I mention this is because PTX are playing a show this Friday here in Madison... and it happens to be a CD release show with Sunday Flood and the Pinehurst Somethingorother! Killer!

Here is to hoping the tracks get better distortion treatment than the dad-blasted EP.

Okay, here's some mp3s from Epitonic since you tried. Blah blah, undermixed, blah blah.

Tuesday, September 28, 1999 - 06:00 p.m.

Joel Metzger's page
Somehow I doubt this is the same guy who played drums for Doug Lorig's Roadside Monument in the Brief Hexagonal days.

On that note, perhaps someone someday may search for Doug or Joel on the Grand Old Unternet. And then they can tell me if that's Jesse from Poor ol' Lu on bgvs, and where the liner passage is from. I would guess Tolstoy or one of his Russian contemporaries. Segment:
Art built on a foundation, fastening it secure and adding the precious gems of its luster. It is the language of a generation screaming in the darkness, resting in childhood slumber... A bruised reed he will not break, for the chorus of the injured and the melody of the inflicted are on their lips.
Note to self: Early version of Lobbyest = rock
Also, see how a few folks on the web managed to mangle "lobbyest" into a sentence!

Tuesday, September 28, 1999 - 06:00 p.m.

"I tried to weigh the sun / It never worked out"

Roadside Monument

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