moment of the moment

August 16, 2002
Sometimes I wonder if I should rename this blog to "Of The Moment". Is that too cheesy? OfTheMoment.com is taken, though the .net version is free, as is BlogOfTheMoment.com. I dunno. Maybe it all springs back to my vague discontent with my last name.

Typo Link of the Moment
I mistyped my own URL and got to kirael.com (no s), home of the Photon Energy Forecast. Him. This page says about the site "Not since the burning of the Alexandrian libraries between 200BC to 200AD has so much information become available." I'm not sure if that sentence says quite what they meant it to say.

Literature of the Moment
He talked a lot about the past and I gathered that he wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy. His life had been confused and disordered since then, but if he could once return to a certain starting place and go over it all slowly, he could find out what that thing was...
--The Great Gatsby. I finished this book, the one assigned reading I didn't get through in high school. I think it helps to have lived through chasing a doomed romance. Also to know people kind of like Tom Buchanan. I know Charles Shulz like to reference the stip sometimes (maybe because it's such a classic American work, maybe because he and Fitzgerald share a hometown) and I wish I could locate some examples of that.

Quote of the Moment
"There's one thing computing teaches you, and that's that there's no point to remembering everything."
--Douglas Coupland, context and more quotes are available here. I'm trying to utilize this statement as encouragement to discard all these old files that are only slightly interesting in a "passing interests and random activites of Kirk in the late 1990s"