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Well, it's time for out second foray into Footday Night Monball, as Carlin would phrase it. We're 1 and 2 in two years of dual MNF games, IIRC.

We've got a grudge tonight, of course; the Rams kept us out of last year's Superbowl by about 8 inches.

I don't expect that will be happening tonight... especially if it rains. We like to play in the rain... >:-)

I'll be watching the game at the theatre on the big screen.

... or maybe not. Crap.

Monday, December 18, 2000 @ 11:50 a.m. - Comment


You know how you can tell the Geek?

He's the one who watches the Hershey's Kisses bell-ringing commercial (and yes, it was the first time I'd seen it; shoot me), and says "Nice spot. Too bad they didn't use the same kiss for the same bell note every time."

Some people notice these things.

Monday, December 18, 2000 @ 11:48 a.m. - Comment


Fly Like an Eagle

Didja ever wonder what the Post Office would do if you tried to mail a helium balloon? (That originally said 'helium bomb'; no, I have no *idea* what I was smoking... :-)

These guys did.

Lilly, you find the coolest shit.

Friday, December 15, 2000 @ 04:34 p.m. - Comment


Satellite Internet...

via USB?

Broadband to the home isn't especially new technology. We've been installing ADSL and Cablemodems in homes for several years now, and we've reached the point where new "personal" computers come with Ethernet ports as a matter or course, for precisely that reason.

So, when I heard that the new Starband home 2-way satellite Internet service was coming either as a card that you had to buy a new PC to have pre-installed, or as an external modem box networked in via... USB? I was a touch surprised.

I just had a short chat on the phone with a guy named Rob Day, whom I gather is something akin to a product line manager for that box up there. While not actually admitting anything, he did everything but admit that the reason was that Microsoft -- one of their co-owners -- was trying to lock-in the market: there are no documented protocols for IP over USB; the only operating system you'll able to use the system with will be Windows, their specs say as much.

Didn't Microsoft just get sued over this sort of stuff?

I want mine hooked to a Linux box; can you say "satellite newsgathering vehicle"? :-)

Friday, December 15, 2000 @ 03:38 p.m. - Comment


Moo.

Moooooo.......

Friday, December 15, 2000 @ 12:28 p.m. - Comment


Werewolves of St Pete

Just got done with Warren Zevon and Jill Sobule live at the State. Pretty decent show, although the PA wasn't being made the best use of. Road engineers... <sigh>

I was reminded of one thing, though...

Damn, I love green-eyed brunettes with pretty smiles...

Wednesday, December 13, 2000 @ 11:43 p.m. - Comment


It's so nice to have

Homes for the Holidays.

Wednesday, December 13, 2000 @ 12:44 p.m. - Comment


Wow. And Shit.

Wow, because I just got done watching (and taking pictures of) the most killer set to see the State Theatre in a while; Tony Castellano Jr, with Ira Sullivan and a 7 piece backing band that was absolutely killer.

Aw shit, because I was recording it too, for Coda Records, and I missed the piece I wanted most -- What A Wonderful World -- because the tape ran out at an inconvenient moment while I was shooting pictures.

Such is life. In any event, the concert -- almost but not entirely unlike anything we ever have over here at the State -- was excellent, and you should go to Coda's site and buy this guy's album if you enjoy piano/brass/combo jazz.

Course, you'll want to buy the next one, too; the album cover may just be my photo... [ No, silly, a picture I *took*... ]

Sunday, December 10, 2000 @ 10:31 p.m. - Comment


Yes, Greg...

I am an enormous geek.

Friday, December 8, 2000 @ 12:34 p.m. - Comment


Oh, Deer!

Couldn't help but steal the headline for this story about a Hernando county man with copulating reindeer on his front lawn.

Stolen from Flutterby, even though it's in my own hometown paper, and a week old, at that.

Friday, December 8, 2000 @ 10:02 a.m. - Comment


You like me!

You really like me!

I just got a totally unexpected fan letter from a fellow blogger; in my opinion a member of the much vaunted A-list that everyone likes to make fun of.

I needed that; it's been a crappy week.

Thanks, dude.

Thursday, December 7, 2000 @ 04:35 p.m. - Comment


Congrats to Dell...

On finally starting to walk the talk.

Dell have been saying that they were big Linux supporters for a couple of years now... but my yardstick is "what does it say in the catalogs?"

The latest Dell catalog hit my mailbox last night... and the Poweredge server line is finally listed as shipping with Red Hat 7 installed -- Win2K is a $799 add-on.

That oughtta get us some more traction...

Thursday, December 7, 2000 @ 11:00 a.m. - Comment


The 'Service' Script

Well, this is more response than I've gotten to a Linux Weekly News letter in a few months. Yeah, I know that Redhat added a 'service' command in 6.1 or 2, though I had forgotten it when I wrote the piece. I wrote mine waaay back in 5.1 days. Before I found out about chkconfig, I was gonna make it do that, too. That's, actually, one of the few ideas sort of stolen from NT that I like -- which is to say that yeah, Unix systems have always been able to do this to an extent, but most never capsulized it.

Thursday, December 7, 2000 @ 10:13 a.m. - Comment


The Annotated Powers Of Ten

In researching powers of two for someone, I ran across a nifty page of powers of ten, annotated with photographs.

Wednesday, December 6, 2000 @ 03:00 p.m. - Comment


Screen Wars

Steven Levy reports for MSNBC on the next generation of graphical user interfaces.

On a Metafilter thread on the article, I take issue with several points, and there's one more I want to make:

.NET, like so many things in the past such as Active Desktop, seems to be an attempt to blur the edge of the computer in front of me.

I do front line, in your lap, user support ever day of my life. Believe me, that's the *last* thing you want to do, is make the edge of the computer indistinguishable. That makes it *impossible* for users to provide usable problem reports when things break.

I hope Microsoft fails at this one: the people it will murder won't be *their* support department... it will be mine.

Tuesday, December 5, 2000 @ 08:31 p.m. - Comment


Concerning the Below Entry

Never assume that you know what's going on, especially if your assumption requires anticharacteristic behavior out of people.

Abe; er, um, excuse me, *Ib*: you suck.

Tuesday, December 5, 2000 @ 06:28 p.m. - Comment


Aw, Crap

Nope; it wasn't Tonia's fault.

Here's your public apology, luv.

Now, your boss, on the other hand...

Tuesday, December 5, 2000 @ 10:42 a.m. - Comment


Accomplishing anything requires an Enemy

During the Cold War, it was the USSR.

And we accomplished things we never would have if we hadn't had them to push us. I'm beginning to think that fear is the only thing that propels to get anything done, the psycho-logists notwithstanding.

In that light, bless you, JEDGAR

Monday, December 4, 2000 @ 10:33 p.m. - Comment


Pay for Play Gets a Whole New Meaning

MP3.com, about which I just wrote an article, is running a program called Payback for Playback, in which they compensate the artists whose songs are most popular.

So, how to make money at that?

Why, make a pornographic music video, of course.

Monday, December 4, 2000 @ 09:49 p.m. - Comment


Death By Pornography

My friend had his information all wrong. It wasn't Lita on the cover of Playboy but Chyna, another talented WWF wrestler. I guess he realized this when he saw the cover, but he made the decision to purchase the magazine anyway.

I find this the most tragic part he died to see the wrong naked woman, whom he never even got to see (the minor-repellent shrink wrap was intact when an Emergency Medical Team pulled the magazine from his tightly clamped hands).

Wow.

[ Thanks to the ever thoughtful Flutterby ]

Monday, December 4, 2000 @ 09:45 p.m. - Comment


Things That Go Bump In The Net

I love that title. Courtesy of Hack The Planet, this paper from the Massively Distributed Systems Group at IBM discusses the possible RISKS in systems that are, well, distributed, and massive. ;-)

Monday, December 4, 2000 @ 12:12 p.m. - Comment


Damn, what a weekend!

I got to sleep. That was nice.

Of course, I started the weekend by getting tossed out of a restaurant. Apparently I mistook one of their waitresses (single, 28, 3 kids) for adult. I hate when that happens...

Damn nice benefit show at the State Theatre Saturday night; Rock for Research donated almost $1000 to diabetes research.

More when I know more<tm>.

Monday, December 4, 2000 @ 11:00 a.m. - Comment


Today is "A Day Without Weblogs"

...the second anniversary of the observance by the weblogger community of World HIV/AIDS day.

But of course, if I didn't tell you that, you wouldn't have known, right?

Among others, my regular haunt, MetaFilter is observing; for lots of good related items, go there.

Friday, December 1, 2000 @ 11:05 a.m. - Comment


Ol' Blue Balls is Back

A couple people have shown up in my referer log looking for "Holy Shit, It's Christmas!", which is the title track to my personal Christmas album, and a very funny song by Red Peters. You can find it on Napster, but the "gentleman's" website is here.

Check him out... but bring your sense of humor.

Wednesday, November 29, 2000 @ 06:01 p.m. - Comment


Are They Hot Or Not

..is temporarily down. Andy got meme-dotted, and hadn't previously implemented the site using an RDBMS backend. When he added rating filtering, it went underwater.

So he's rewriting it.

That's dedication, folks.

Andy: my libido salutes you.

Notice here when it's back up. (And I'd love to post a Miriam Gonzales pic to it, but I can't find any. What's with all these searches this month, folks? Did she make it into another NSS, and nobody told me?)

---

It's back. Damn, but Andy codes fast. :-) Couple nifty new toys coming in future days, too.

Tuesday, November 28, 2000 @ 11:15 a.m. - Comment


How The Gorinch Stole Florida

I'd prefer the insipid Gore to the [deleted] Bush, but this, sent to me by a client, is still *very* funny.

Tuesday, November 28, 2000 @ 11:11 a.m. - Comment


I've been watching the headlines

in the various papers throughout this whole thing down here in Florida (and I'm still looking for those other two post-election copies if you have them), and I thought the St Pete Times did a very nice job with yesterday's headline:

BUSH: I WIN

Tuesday, November 28, 2000 @ 09:58 a.m. - Comment


Did'ja ever wonder...

where all the people are?

[ *Big* (530KB) picture from NASA, courtesy lagado@metafilter; thanks. ]

Monday, November 27, 2000 @ 02:13 p.m. - Comment


Is she hot...

... or what?

Spotted at AmIHotOrNot, via Wax Pancake's excellent shortcut interface.

Apparently she lives somewhere near me... just arrest me now and let's get it over with, ok? ;-)

Sunday, November 26, 2000 @ 04:05 p.m. - Comment


How to take a leak in Britain

and keep your job. Another good one from the Register, via Considered Harmful, which I don't read nearly often enough anymore.

Friday, November 24, 2000 @ 11:55 a.m. - Comment


Well, I hope everyone had

a happy Thanksgiving.

Except, of course, those people who don't celebrate it or think it's a pagan holiday. :-)

Of course, we didn't have a nice pretty thanksgiving color scheme up here because, well, we still have the election colors up. <sigh>

More When We Know More<tm>... which may not be until next month.

Friday, November 24, 2000 @ 10:18 a.m. - Comment


I'm not sure what the question was

...but the answer is: "Happy Birthday to You" is no longer copyrighted; the copyright expired in 1996.

Wednesday, November 22, 2000 @ 10:52 p.m. - Comment


Oh, hey, guess what?

I'm "officially" a published writer now. My piece MP3: The Wizard... or the Wicked Witch of the West was published in this week's Focus Magazine. Hope you enjoy it; go grab a copy on paper...

Sunday, November 19, 2000 @ 04:16 p.m. - Comment


I'd forgotten

how much fun making TV was. Directed (and did everything else for) a couple of community access TV shows these past 2 weekends; a nice change. I'm in the midst of repairing an editing computer so I can finish making a video for a band with the unlikely name of The Blessed Virgin Larry; I'll le you know how that comes out.

Assuming I live that long; I don't feel especially well at all today.

The election fracas is, as you've no doubt discerned from the background colors, still going on. And it shows no signs of stopping. The Republican dominated legislature are salivating, however, over a law that says that they can appoint our presidential electors if we can't do it ourselves.

I do hope that the Dems sue over the broken Palm Beach ballot.

Sunday, November 19, 2000 @ 04:10 p.m. - Comment


Are they Hot or Not?

You'll recall that I wrote about this partiuclar chronovore a couple weeks ago.

One of our MetaFiltarians, who goes by the moniker WaxPancake, has constructed a new user interface to the pictures, which allows you to retrieve them in many sorted orders. I was pleased to see that he left in a link to the 'official' page, leaving the people running things slighly less room to bitch about his "ruining their business model". Heh, heh...

Now I just need to write a perl spider that crawls down *his* pages, and retrieves everything with a 7+ rating... and any other image files it can find in the same directory.

I wonder how you tell if the HTML file you've gotten back is a directory listing...

Friday, November 17, 2000 @ 10:59 a.m. - Comment


Multics, Requiescat in Pace

The Multics operating system was designed in 1965 or so, making it just about the same age as me.

I outlived it.

The last production Multics installation, at the Canadian Department of Defence Marine Office, was decommissioned at 1708UTC, 30 Oct 2000.

While it required special hardware to support it, and has probably outlived it's prime, being replaced by it's offspring, Unix (and now Linux) in most applications, it was arguably the most flexible, most secure, and best designed operating system in the history of timeshared computing, and it's unlikely it will ever be surpassed.

Ok, so maybe it's silly to cry over an operating system. Bugger off.

Friday, November 17, 2000 @ 10:59 a.m. - Comment


Level 3 Communications

are a provider who supply dialup access services for many other ISPs; in particular, they're known to be the dialup port provider for Mindspring, among others.

They're apparently having a major bellyache this afternoon; if you're having problems with "the Internet being broken", that may be why. And see also my Internet Traffic Report, above right; that's a link to their site which has much more detail.

Wednesday, November 15, 2000 @ 04:41 p.m. - Comment


13 Myths about the Election

A very nice piece from the Red Rock Eater news service enumerating some thoughts I can agree with about the election.

You're invited to note two things: they favor Gore... and they're intellectual thoughts, not emotional ones.

In light of the laundry list of voting irregularities, I'm forced to call, as a registered voter and citizen of the State of Florida, for a state-wide re-vote. I really can't see that there's any other reasonable way to solve the problem.

Tuesday, November 14, 2000 @ 12:17 p.m. - Comment


I still wanna know...

why all the Miriam Gonzales search traffic suddenly.

Google's had her name on a page from me for six months or more; just suddenly this month are searchers for her turning up in my referrer logs. Did they run some new pix of her somewhere, or what? Someone drop me a note and let me know...

Tuesday, November 14, 2000 @ 10:37 a.m. - Comment


James Baker

He's representing one of the candidates in this election. From his assertion, carried on the TV news, that "there's been a fair, transparent count and recount with no challenges on grounds of vote fraud", it ought to be obvious which candidate he represents.

This, of course, is a lie, inasmuch as there are filed lawsuits charging that the PBC ballot violated Florida law.

I expected better of Baker. Such is life.

Friday, November 10, 2000 @ 12:59 p.m. - Comment


Statistics 101

Well, actually, this guy's a university professor, so this is likely to be more Statistics 403, but hey...

A note on the voting irregularities in Palm Beach, Florida.

[ Stolen shamlessly from MetaFilter; thanks johnb. ]

Friday, November 10, 2000 @ 10:33 a.m. - Comment


Buchanan:

"I hope that Mr. Gore won't drag this through the courts..." (On Larry King Live).

Got a hot flash for ya, Pat: it's not Gore doing the dragging. Those suits are being filed by the the voters, who are the only people with standing to sue in the first place; Gore not being a Florida resident.

But I guess if you say it enough times, loudly enough, it's true.

Ask yourself: are you that gullible?

Friday, November 10, 2000 @ 02:19 a.m. - Comment


"The West Coast...

heard the returns from the East Coast and went home in disgust."

Marty Plissner, former head of the CBS election unit, and author of The Control Room, did a bunch of research on this topic.

He was unable to find one piece of evidence that this had ever happened anywhere. If I hear one more person raising this red-herring on TV again without documentary evidence, I'm gonna hunt them down and slap them around.

Friday, November 10, 2000 @ 12:46 a.m. - Comment


What's going on...

There are several challenges to local elections; some fairly serious. The Palm Beach people, morons though they are for not asking before submitting incorrect votes, may get a reprieve: the ballot format apparently is specified fairly closely by the Florida Statutes, even unto the direction between the name and the checkbox/punch-hole.

There's some muttering about an FHP roadblock keeping some Panhandle blacks from getting to their precinct; I gather that some A&M students are camping out in Tally; it's going to be an interesting week...

A week?

Well, yeah; the recount results aren't required for 7 days (the 14th), and the overseas absentee ballots are accepted up til the 16th (or 17th, depending on how you add).

And you know; it used to take a couple *weeks* to get this shit straight.

Let's be cool, folks...

Thursday, November 9, 2000 @ 11:49 p.m. - Comment


Who's in charge, here?

I've just heard a guest on CNN comment that because the difference in the AP reports on the Florida recount is only 361 votes, that 3/10000 of 1% of the electorate will be deciding the presidency.

Hmmm... How did it *get* to be that small...

The other 99.9997% maybe?

Thursday, November 9, 2000 @ 11:47 p.m. - Comment


From the Washington Post

... courtesy of my namesake at MetaFilter, an absolutely excellent piece on the Florida election woes.

I really wouldn't be surprised if this ends up in a runoff, though I'm not sure they can legally hold one.

I smell a constitutional crisis coming on...

Wednesday, November 8, 2000 @ 10:55 p.m. - Comment


MetaPolitics

The reason I haven't had much to say here -- apologies -- is that I've been saying most of it over at MetaFilter, where there's a discussion raging on the thirty-leven difference aspects of this fracas.

I'm leaving the blue up until we know the final answer. If it's Shrub, I'll be turning it black. To those whom that chases off, miss ya...

Wednesday, November 8, 2000 @ 03:49 p.m. - Comment


Broadcast America

are another of the streaming media aggregators. They're not bad, even if they do run these silly Wayne Newton promo spots. They run "Legends of Jazz" with Ramsey Lewis, which is how I came across them.

Like so many others, they seem to have this "we wanna do the streaming player ourselves" thing, even after I chose "RealPlayer" (I wasn't kidding; really!), but I'm told that they're looking into how that goes... and the reply only took 5 minutes to show up, which is damned more impressive than NetRadio managed...

Monday, November 6, 2000 @ 04:23 p.m. - Comment


The new Dixie Chicks video

is for "Without You", and it's the most sensual three and a half minutes of film I've seen in 6 years; kudos to Thom Oliphant, the director. Specifically, I think the girls are more beautiful in this video than in anything else I've seen them in, and I base that opinion solely on the closeups of their faces. :-}

Monday, November 6, 2000 @ 10:07 a.m. - Comment


CMT Mornings

Shania Twain in shiny silver shorts. Wow.

:-)

G'morning, everybody. Damn, but it's been a weird couple of weeks round the ole' homestead... I'm working on a music and technology column for FOCUS Magazine; we'll see if I can sell it to Dave. Working on a book on Zope, because, quite frankly, none of the other books and documentation do much for me.

May possibly have a new model to take pictures of; Hi, Tonia. And I think I may escape the sign shop with my virtue intact... but we'll see.

Monday, November 6, 2000 @ 09:07 a.m. - Comment


What Jesse Says

Minnesota Governor -- and former pro wrestler -- Jesse Ventura has composed an essay on how he came to get elected to his job, and what effect that may have on this year's presidential election.

Interesting stuff.

Friday, November 3, 2000 @ 04:29 p.m. - Comment


VOTE!

November 7th is Election Day. If you don't vote, I don't want to hear you bitching about it later; be sure to *keep* that "I Voted" sticker; I'll be asking to see it.

And no, it's not the 8th for Democrats...

Wednesday, November 1, 2000 @ 09:27 p.m. - Comment


Ethel is at it again

Go read everything s/he wrote this week.

"Just do it".

Wednesday, November 1, 2000 @ 09:15 p.m. - Comment


The New '88 Dodge Aries

$200 or best offer.

[ Thanks to Mr. Metafilter, Matt Haughey. You'll laugh, you'll cry, it will become a part of you. ]

Wednesday, November 1, 2000 @ 09:02 p.m. - Comment


Aw, phuque.

Happy Birthday, Alan.

Wednesday, November 1, 2000 @ 08:39 p.m. - Comment


How do you dial that call?

I'm setting up a fax server for a customer.

That's a problem, down here in Florida. The reason why that's a problem is very interesting indeed...

The problem, specifically, is that if a call is local, you *have* to dial 7 digits to place it. You *cannot* dial the entire 1+AC+7 digits... or the call will bounce with a stupid error message.

This has happened to me with more than one carrier; engineering types from both (you don't want to know how much effort was necessary to get them on the phone) assert that they'd *prefer* to allow those calls; bouncing them requires extra work. It's the PSC, they say: "Florida says we have to do that".

Ok, so we call the PSC. Didn't get a real good answer from the frontliner; the engineering type was out. Waiting a return call.

Checked with the FCC; no luck there, either.

More as this progresses.

Tuesday, October 31, 2000 @ 03:46 p.m. - Comment


Well...

My apologies to the regulars who were slavering at the mouth for that final Jazz Holiday report... both of you. :-}


"Get here if you can" went the lyrics.

Tens of thousands of people took that advice for the last day of the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, as Nu Soul Company gave way to the return of Oleta Adams, last years headliner, who was kind enough to return to fill a rumored last minute opening in the Sunday schedule.

Her set ranged all over the map, including a rare cover of Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind", and a not especially swingy version of "If it ain't got that swing". I've always sort of figured that you can tell the stature of an artist by the ratio of originals to cover tunes in a set, and by that measure, Adams' performance was somewhat weak. On the other hand, it was good musicianship, and, especially if you're a fan of the Steve Vai guitar god school of music, you probably liked it a lot.

The songs included, of course, her first radio hit, "Circle of One", which I don't know how it got as much airplay as it did, but *I* liked it. Another cover, in Elton... excuse me: "Sir" Elton John's early attempt at Michael Jackson's theme song, "Don't Let Your Son Go Down On Me", slowed things back down again. The covers worked well, actually, since I so rarely hear these songs covered by anyone.

She closed with, no surprise, "Get Here", and as an encore, an uncredited track that is, presumably, the first single from the new album she's got coming out this spring.

She was followed on stage by 94.1's Alicia Kaye who is always less funny than she thinks she is, but of course, that's been said of me, too. More people listen to her than read me, so I guess I should be careful.. :-)

'ja ever do that thing where you're listening to music playing, and you start singing along with whatever words fit what you're doing just then?

Fred Johnson gets *paid* to do that.

And he does it damned well, too. The hometown boy took over Sunday afternoon about the same was Bellevue Cadillac did on Saturday. Superlatives fail me. *Man, can that cat sing*. I couldn't tell you what the songs were, but who cares?

Of course, that wasn't all the man sang; other highlights of the set included standards like "The Nearness of You" (a standard being defined as "a song old enough you don't remember who wrote it" :-), and a couple of tracks from his latest album performed in collaboration with his longtime composer, Cliff Downes. And, of course, it wouldn't be a Fred Johnson show if they didn't, in his words, "in the grand tradition of jazz... make something up". The result was "Beautiful Chocolate, an piece of music never heard before, and which, likely, will never be heard again.

But jazz is like that.

Johnson was followed by Monty Robinson, playing ultimately forgettable covers of Bob Marley tunes -- forgettable, that is, unless you happen to *like* Marley; I can take him or leave him alone.

Closing out the night was trumpeter Terence Blanchard, who is reknown for his film scoring talents. He's a damn good trumpeter, but I wouldn't have pegged him for a headliner, even a Sunday night one.


Things they got right this year: KO Productions were doing the sound, and they did an exceptionally good job. Couple of rough spots, but I'm told that's what you get for letting the touring engineer mix in a park. GTE (now Verizon) Americast supplied the video truck, shooting for BET on Jazz. The direction was much better this year, but the shooters *still* don't understand the music. Hooters Calendar Girls, dancing with Bellevue Cadillac. Three, count 'em, three Alessi Lemonade booths.

Things they got wrong this year: Not much, really. They haven't had phone booths the past 3 or 4 years, but it seems like damned near everyone has cellphones these days, so it doesn't much matter. The only real problem I saw was not as many people as last year, so we didn't sell out of as much stuff as we'd have liked to in Merch. But that's to be expected, since last year was the 20th Annual, and this year was just the 20th Anniversary (year 21). :-)

Damn fine show, in any case, and I'm sorry you missed it.

Tuesday, October 31, 2000 @ 03:45 p.m. - Comment


Miriam Gonzales -- Whassup?`

The page I mentioned her on back in May has been indexed by Google for months, now... but all of a sudden, she's popular . Did she appear again in something I've missed, folks? Mail me and let me know...

Friday, October 27, 2000 @ 02:37 p.m. - Comment


Silver?

That's the usual gift for 25th anniversaries, but somehow it just doesn't seem appropriate...

This year is the 25th anniversary of the film release of the longest regularly-scheduled movie in the history of cinema -- The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

As has been the case for the last 6 years, there's a live performance going on tonight at the Tampa Theatre; if you've never seen Rocky live, there's no better time to get de-virginized. Go see it. Bring a squirtgun.

No, not *that* squirtgun.

[ Unless, of course, you're going to homecoming, in which case you'll have to wait until next year. Go Packers! ]

Friday, October 27, 2000 @ 02:18 p.m. - Comment


VOTE!

For whom?

Go here and find out.

Thursday, October 26, 2000 @ 02:52 p.m. - Comment


Wanna waste a lot of time?

Check out Am I Hot Or Not?, which will fill that need very nicely for you.

No, really.

Thursday, October 26, 2000 @ 11:44 a.m. - Comment


The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

Well, ok, perhaps that's overstating it a *touch*. But Miriam Gonzales, the Tampa feature from the Playboy 2000 bus trip coverage, *is* very pretty. She's horribly underexposed, though, no pun intended, which is why my reader from Rice couldn't find anything: I can't either.

Rumor is she works at one of my local Hooters'; I haven't taken the time to go see, yet.

Wednesday, October 25, 2000 @ 03:53 p.m. - Comment


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I use Phil Greenspun's clicktracking system to keep track of my traffic, and I like to use it on inbound links too, when possible; it's interesting to know where the traffic comes from, and theCounter isn't quite as spiffy as I'd like. If you could use the following link code to link to me, I'd appreciate it:

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just copy the link and make up a YOURTAG that's somewhat descriptive. Thanks again for your trouble...

Um, d'oh! Wes Felter points out that it would be nice if the link pointed to *me*... Fixed.

And for those people who think I'm trying to be subversive with the status line crap, it's merely functional: *I* like to be able to see the URL, too. If anyone has suggestions on the (I think insoluble) 'making the link change color if you saw it somewhere else' problem, I'd love to hear them.


No, it's not.

Google finally spidered me a while back... but it's not really up to dealing with weblogs; it doesn't check often enough. The Freefind searchbox at the top of this page spiders me almost every day; retry your search there, if you're still motivated enough. :-)