October 22, 2002    Comments Off on 22%

I have this constant, low-level fear that I really don’t want to know anything – that I’m simply going through the motions and finding out where information is kept, but resisting building a knowledge base in any particular area because I’m just too lazy to bother. I have many proof points for this assertion, including my bizarre ability to skim… Read more »

Birthday Report

   September 11, 2002    Comments Off on Birthday Report

So here I was thinkin’ that a bunch of y’all had gone and forgotten my birthday. On September 2nd, M. (VA) called thinking it was my birthday. I didn’t post about it because it seemed random. Then on the 3rd, J. (IL) emailed, saying he was 1.9 days late and did I do anything fun for my birthday. Then K…. Read more »

The Thing: A horror movie full of extremely cheerful people

   August 28, 2002    Comments Off on The Thing: A horror movie full of extremely cheerful people

Seriously, they don’t seem all that stressed by having a blood-sucking alien stomping around hanging people upside down in the greenhouse and shredding up dogs to feed the podlings that will take over the Earth. I actually started to suspect the woman *was* a podling, so insignificant was her fear reaction to these events. But it was kind of cool… Read more »

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

   August 24, 2002    Comments Off on Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? was eminently satisfying, and has aged wonderfully. Without the visuals, I’m even curious whether the time period would even be distinguishable. (Well, the reactions would seem a bit extreme unless they changed the accents to deep Southern.) While watching “issue” movies and television shows, I am often irritated that the characters don’t seem to be… Read more »

That WWW Thingy

   August 5, 2002    Comments Off on That WWW Thingy

Yesterday I learned how to use Dreamweaver’s Test Site functionality. I love it when I learn a new Dreamweaver trick, and I wish I could get one of the people who wrote it to come sit next to me and point out whenever I’m doing something the hard way. I promise I would learn quickly, so they would only have… Read more »


   August 3, 2002    Comments Off on Decadence

I’ve now had cinnamon toast and pumpkin pie in the same day. :)

Lies! Lies! All lies!

   August 3, 2002    Comments Off on Lies! Lies! All lies!

This is one of my favorite pieces of writing lately. I have signed up for the Powell’s newsletter, which is irritating, and I believe I will stop it soon – but I have also been receiving the Review-a-Day mailing, which is great. That’s where I found this, and it’s what a review should be. My favorite bit: My gut feeling… Read more »

Minority Report: Suspension of Dislike Failed Too

   July 8, 2002    Comments Off on Minority Report: Suspension of Dislike Failed Too

I’ve been thinking about Minority Report for a while, wanting to say something but not knowing what to say. But I think I have it: The only way you could enjoy this movie is if you actually were surprised that someone could mess with the system. Unfortunately, it’s not really possible to be surprised about that. Oh well.

Librarians: Not Just For Shhh!ing People

   June 25, 2002    Comments Off on Librarians: Not Just For Shhh!ing People

Re: wacky anarchistic librarians that are trying to make information available to more people through the magic of ebooks. I can just imagine a publisher’s rep trying to explain the difference between ebooks and normal books to a librarian: Publisher: The problem is, we aren’t getting as many sales, because people have access to the material for free. Librarian: Kind… Read more »