January 22, 2003
Man, not too harp on it, but it is so cold. It feels like I can almost sense the cold seeping into the bones of the house, gradually taking it over. I don't think that's how it's actually going to work out, but still.
- Interesting concept, someone viewing the letters section of "Robert Merry's Museum", a children's magazine of the 1800s, as kind of an early primitive online community.
"A man who lies cannot love."
"Now that sounds like a fortune cookie."
-- from the movie Cactus Flower
- Some cool old videogame material...I liked the old Atari catalogs. Its parent page has some neat stuff as well.
- I'm not sure why I backlogged the lyrics to Bury Me Deep, but it's kind of a cool idea, being buried in such a way (without casket or cremation) that you can return to nature...
- ZZZonline, a cool weekly newsletter about technology, talked about how some of the new euro coins can act as batteries when touched by sweaty hands, releasing a lot of dangerous nickel in the process.
- "For most middle-class savers, ruthless economizing is a little like volunteering for poverty so that you can live in diminished circumstances at some later, possibly postnuclear, date."
--Denis Boyles from The Modern Man's Guide To Life. Sometimes I wonder about if it's still a good idea, like as an emergency preparedness thing in case of a big terrorist attack.
- For the "get around to it someday" file, I want to make some of my own photo mosaics from my own image collection. Mazaika is one tool for that, Commuter is another. (that second page though...links are in colored boxes? Who the heck thinks it's a good idea to make links look like keywords from a Google cache search?)
- Résumé discussion: on slashdot, SAGEwire, and Ask The Headhunter.
- I kisrael'd Make Your Own Bush Speech a while back, mentioning it was a little annoying that you couldn't repeat phrases. And making the rounds now is someone who made the video that everyone would want to make with that toy using real State of the Union footage, expertly spliced.
- X-Entertainment and Yesterdayland are the sites that come up most often when I'm googling for random toys I remember from my childhood, like Leon Neon (I was thinking of the stupid song..."Shine on, Leon Neon!") and Madballs, as covered by X-E and Yesterdayland, respectively. This to the right is Oculus Orbus...he was the only Madball I actually owned...I thought a big eyeball was a lot cooler than the other monster faces, though the skull isn't so bad. To be fair, X-E is a lot more personal than Yesterdayland.