January 1, 2004
I'll be in Ocean Grove, New Jersey with my family over New Year's, so just in case I've prepublished some of the old backlog. In general, these links try to make up for in quanity what they may lack in quality...otherwise I probably woulda use 'em by now! My backlog is way too big--it starts from mid-April.
Happy New Year!
Lyrics of the Moment
Drove up to the Hillside Manor sometime after two a.m.
And talked a little while about the year
I guess the winter makes you laugh a little slower,
Makes you talk a little lower about the things you could not show her
And itís been a long December and thereís no reason to believe
Maybe this year will be better that the last
I canít remember all the times I tried to tell myself
To hold on to these moments as they pass
--Counting Crows, "Long December". I've always loved that bittersweet song.
Backlog Flush of the Moment
- For the hard core geek, it's an IEEE interview with Robert Lucky who did a lot of early work with modems and what not at AT+T.
- The Firefly Files. And I found this article about how the same chemical, Nitric Oxide, that help fireflies control their glow plays a role in human sexuality...."in humans it controls blood pressure, penile erection, and the formation of memories, among diverse other roles.". Given how that glow is part of their mating dance, and I think a warm summer night filled with fireflies is a terrific aphrodisiac anyway, I'm not at all surprised.
- I already posted in indirect link to it, but Michael Kelly's Page of Misery has some very funny and sardonic writing.
- Serializer.net has a lot of indy comics...almost too many. Still worth checking out.
- Good to know.