mean people suck

December 24, 2001
So the good news is alienbill came back. The problem is that it has been restored from a months old archive. My webhost had a security breach. Pretty much anyone whose home directory began with "a" or "b" got screwed over. Apparently, the webhost I use for that is unfamiliar with the idea that backup files shouldn't always be reachable online. Man, hackers are such assholes. I don't think this effects the main public content of it too much, but I've a lost a lot of updates to my homepage.

Silver Lining of the Grey Cloud of Suck of the Moment
When I was looking for possible archives of my site, Ranjit pointed out the wonder of They have snapshots of websites going all the way back to 1996. It was interesting to see my homepage circa 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999

Quote of the Moment
"Imperfect Web Design For An Imperfect World" slogan circa 1998. I think it's a useful construction for a lot of circumstances. It could be used for expressing the "sometimes 'just good enough' is best" kind of attitude...