Archive for January, 2003


January 19, 2003 - 6:45 pm Comments Off on Awoooooooooooooga!

Joe Millionaire, as you’ve never seen him before.

(my prediction – he really is a millionaire. last name’s Marriott for crying out loud)

Everything you ever wanted to know about Maurice Gibb’s… penis? (did we really need to know there was a nodule on it?)
A mysterious visitor visits Edgar Allan Poe’s grave every year and leaves half a bottle of cognac and three roses.
Children of the 80s – check out your favorite commercials here.
How to win friends and influence people with your Zippo.
Another little addictive flash game.


January 19, 2003 - 3:37 pm 1 Comment

My current webhosting company, Featureprice, sucks. Featureprice sucks because I’ve had a trouble ticket open with them for a week, my site went down for over 24 hours yesterday, and when I called up their tech support number last night to complain, I had to listen to a three minute bitchy condescending message about how if you people would learn to read your manuals you 64,000 wouldn’t be tying up the phone line for the three people who actually had a legitimate complaint. Therefore they won’t even bother to help you unless you have a ticket number, which you get from sending in a trouble report via email and getting a response from them. Problem is they don’t send responses, and if you call the tech support number you listen to a three minute long whine and then they say they don’t have anyone to help you anyway, click.

I’ve prepaid $25/month for Featureprice, but sucks.

The more times that Google picks up the link “Featureprice sucks“, the higher the link in their index. Therefore someone searching for “featureprice” would instead get my page describing how Featureprice sucks. This is something I encourage you all to do on your page – link to with the text Featureprice sucks.

Even NetMechanic agrees that Featureprice sucks.

I’m moving web services to a new hosting company that I researched intensively last night and found only one complaint for (on the YourHostSucks Forums), which was directly addressed by the head dude of the company in a mature and levelheaded manner. That’s more than I can say for a lot of net services, which seem to be run by the skinny geeks from high school who are now getting their petty revenge on the rest of the world (hello,!).

I’ll check them out for a while and post back with how they fare. Hopefully the InterNIC will propogate my changes tonight.

Remember, kids – Featureprice sucks!

Better late than never

January 14, 2003 - 9:15 pm Comments Off on Better late than never

I just realized that I got MeFi’d back in October. Cool.

Musical Thinkings

January 14, 2003 - 8:38 pm Comments Off on Musical Thinkings

Sometimes the soundtrack to a movie, TV show, or piece of software can be just as important as the script. There are certain numbers that are hauntingly evocative of the scenes they underscore. Sometimes the music is recognized, sometimes not. I’ve been thinking about it and I’ve come up with quite a few music clips that I strongly associate with their visual half. Can you figure them out? I’ve put a little hint on each link. One of them is a joke a few of you should get.

Do you have it? Do you have it?
Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world…
If memory serves me right…
We mortals are but shadows and dust.
No one has ever known we were among you… until now.
Don’t make me angry.
Father, forgive them.
You daft prick.
I’m gonna be on television.
I could have done more.
Choose life.
I feel stronger.

If you’ve got an idea for a musical piece like this, email me directly (link’s in the top right corner) and I’ll try to do an entry every week or so with the compiled clips.


January 13, 2003 - 9:54 pm 1 Comment

Supposedly putting these words in your weblog will make the gummint really interested in you. See

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It’s like Lawrence Welk is visiting

January 12, 2003 - 3:01 pm 1 Comment

I found the most kickass bubbles at Walgreens. They have a ton of glycerin in them or something, and when you blow them they take a couple of seconds to set up, then harden and you can catch them in your hand. They also last forever, sometimes an hour or more after they’ve been blown.

Needless to say, this is a big hit with the kids, and one of the baby’s limited repertoire of words is “bubble” (along with no, ow, and stop – can you tell her sister picks on her?).

Back! Back, Simba!

January 11, 2003 - 7:47 pm Comments Off on Back! Back, Simba!

Ok, look. All you pregnant people just stay away. Don’t sneeze on me. I don’t want to catch it. I have three friends right now who are just a little bit pregnant. Do you realize how many quilts I have to make??

My three year old is now insisting on calling her little sister “Jim Bob” instead of “Caroline”. Kids are weird.


January 11, 2003 - 7:40 pm 1 Comment

Just, wow. Gov. Ryan Clears Illinois’ Death Row.

Quasi-ranting follows – press “more” if you’re interested, skip if you’re not.