what you need, when you need it

August 24, 2006
I'm getting sick of those domain squatters that are pretending to be useful, so they can get a bit of ad revenue, but contain a stupid mismash of vaguely relevant but pretty much useless links. Especially the one with the slogan "What you need, when you need it." (Of course, now that I want to kvetch about it, I can't find one with that particular slogan on it.)

Of course, eBay started it. Maybe. All those stupid text ads, showing up in the search results for nearly anything:
Random Crap
Whatever you're looking for
you can get it on eBay.
They used to be inadvertantly funny before they got smarter about filtering, so you'd see stuff like "Child Abuse - find it on Ebay".

Video Game Image of the Moment

--The original graphpaper plotting of the Space Invaders, along with the HG Wells inspiration, from this interview with some Taito pioneers.

Quote of the Moment
"If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised."
--Dorothy Parker. That is a great line even after all these years.

News of the Moment
Wah, Pluto. Having eight planets just feels so wrong to me.