2002 for me and you

December 31, 2002

Goodbye 2002!
I'm going to miss this year...after all, it's the second and likely last palindrome year of my life time! That fact and a quarter or two will buy you a newspaper, but hey, it was kind of interesting. I'm just happy to have avoided two layoffs in one year...

Link of the Moment
Good grief, it's the Peanuts Arcana Tarot Deck. Many of these cards are really clever. 'Course I don't know jack about Tarot decks, but I can appreciate the little jokes.

Cartoon of the Moment
There's a new chapter of Nowhere Girl up...it reminds me a lot of the story of Mo and also the one of our friend Lee, young women who are pretty much self taught in technology. And I was struck by the first episode's sense of being a bit character in other people's lives.

Flash of the Moment
There's something beautiful about Fly Guy, an interactive Flash piece. The minimalist art style, the music, the exploration of the other travellers, or maybe just the dream of flying.

News of the Moment
War in Iraq cost estimation reduced. CNN pointed out that the guy wouldn't really give reasoning behind the new numbers. I suspect it all ties into the Administrations ability to come up with a conclusion and that get people to diddle with the facts that support that conclusion.

I'm a bit meta-alarmed that the idea of war with Iraq doesn't alarm me as much as it did, though it's still blatantly obviously a bad idea.

Japanese Pop Culture of the Moment
Mo just sent me an email with this link and the Subject "hee hee".

Bad News Quote of the Moment
"This is a crisis unfolding as badly as the Great Depression. The economy doesn't feel like it yet but, in a year or so, it may do."
--Albert Edwards, head of global asset allocation at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, in this article. And when that guys asks if you wanna buy an apple, he'll be talking about his computer...hardeehar, har. I wanted to get this out of my system and not post it on the first day of the new year. Lets hope he's just a gloom and doomer and we'll see some new vitality.