crapstorm thunderbolt

December 22, 2001
Aw crap. My home directory and all the files (including my website) are missing from alienbill.com. Still waiting to hear back from tech support. Well, at least now I've figured out a way of backing up my other sites. (FTP always had problems, I'm hoping pscp (from the maker of puTTY, a kickbutt free little ssh client) will do the trick for this site and loveblender.)

Man, why do suck things always come in waves?

Headline of the Moment
Salvation Army fights to stay in Moscow...they're being accused of being a paramilitary! Hee hee hee. The 'Army claims it's because they're not making the requisite bribes.

Piecemeal Quote of the Moment
With the arrival of the "ultra-rapid computing machine", "the average human being of mediocre attainments or less" will have "nothing to sell that is worth anyone's money to buy."
--Nicholas Weiner. Couldn't find the whole quote, but I think it's from early-ish in the 1900s. It's an intersting flipside to the "computers will do all the work and we can all retire and it will be utopia" mentality.