August 30, 2002
Got another page done in "2600 101", my programming tutorial for the Atari VCS.
Religious Links of the Moment
This Bible Quiz is a parody, though it does point out that Jesus didn't always sound as full of love-thy-neighbor as he's sometimes presented today. "My family values are simple: hate your family. And I don't just mean compared to your love for me. Hate them. Create huge, nasty arguments with them and then have them killed" may not be the fairest paraphrase of Luke 14:26, Matthew 10:34, and Matthew 10:21, but unless a lot is lost in translation it's in the same spirit. Then there's this page...either the most sophisticated, straight-faced parody I've seen, or a very scary site indeed. Seriously, click the links on the sidebar...it's tough to be certain.
Blog Link of the Moment
Some of the best advice I've read for blogs and other frequently updated online publications, 10 Tips on Writing the Living Web. I guess it would apply more to me if I did more actual writing, not just quote and link harvesting. (Gratuitous plugs: Lupschada and Bill the Splut do more of that kind of personal writing. I should get a blogroll links section going.)
It is kind of funny how they repeat "Omit unnecessary words".
Quote of the Moment
"If Shaw and Einstein couldn't beat death, what chance have I got? Practically none."