Archives: May 2002

Webcam??

The webcam may be a very real possibility… it’s much easier and cheaper than I thought to rig one up. I foresee this being a lot of fun. (2014 update: never got a webcam. Just venting frustration.)

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Backyard torn up again

I got home from work yesterday and discovered that, for the third time, someone had driven through my backyard and torn up the grass. I’m going to rig a webcam up to the back window of my house. In other news, be sure to send this link to your younger brothers: University Of Toronto Study

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Weekend Update 2002-05-28

So, I should probably say something about Memorial Day weekend. I wouldn’t say it was the best weekend of my life. I did get to spend Saturday with my Mom and my niece Riley, which was very cool. We picked out a bunch of flowers for hanging pots and then put together the ones for

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Webby Awards

Hey, write me in as a candidate in the “personal website” award section of the Webby Awards. (2014 update: Ha ha ha ha ha. Right. Good one.)

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Squelching Dissent Is Unpatriotic

Democrats are being unjustly browbeaten by the rightwingers over their questions about intelligence reports surrounding the 9/11 attacks. I’ve seen all the democratic comments and not one of them is attacking the White House — they are merely asking questions. Suggesting that asking questions is unpatriotic, or that it shouldn’t be done in time of

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Scooby-Dooby-Doo, where are you?

Scooby-Dooby-Doo, where are you? We got some work to do now. Scooby-Dooby-Doo, where are you? We need some help from you now. Come on Scooby-Doo, I see you… pretending you got a sliver. But you’re not fooling me, cause I can see, the way you shake and shiver. You know we got a mystery to

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President Bush speaking about Cuba

President Bush speaking about Cuba: “All elections in Castro’s Cuba have been a fraud. The voices of the Cuban people have been suppressed, and their votes have been meaningless. That’s the truth.” And how, exactly is that different than here in the United States, where the man in the White House is not the one

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Banned Books Links

Banned Books Week Banned Books Week is the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events. Banned Books Week is held annually on the second to

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Brown Bobby Triangle Donut Machine

My grandmother makes donuts several times a year, only instead of being round, they’re in the shape of triangles. They are a family favorite that everyone looks forward to, and frosting and eating the donuts at Thanksgiving is a family tradition. She makes them with an old paraffin wax donut making machine named the “Brown

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Primary Elections, 2002

Voted in the primary this morning for Julia Carson. Also, I voted for my neighbor Linda Perdue for precinct something or other. And I bought the Globe tabloid because there’s an expos´┐Ż in it about Winona Ryder having a hot lesbian sex romp with Brittany Murphy. They’re kissin’ in the street and everything. Woo hoo!

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Weekend Update 2002-05-06

Spent the entire weekend working on the flowerbeds in the front yard… I was exhausted by the time I was done. But check them out; they look pretty good. Now just need to get fertilizer for the flowers.

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Anti-Women’s Suffrage Buttons

Under the heading of “HOLY CRAP!” :Check out the price on this eBay auction. Now I know that women’s right to vote memorabilia does go for a lot of money, in general, but I’ve never seen anything like this. UPDATE: since the item is no longer there, more info: the object was a simple lapel

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InformIT.com

Today we went live with our redesign of InformIT — the website I work for as a web designer or “Human Factors Engineer” to be official about it. I’m terribly proud of the design — it’s minimalist and light on graphics, and very readable. There’s a lot of me in there, along with my co-workers

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