June 1, 2000
Will someone please just explain Metababy to me? I promise I will try to be patient and understanding... I mean I think I understand the mechanics of it. I think I understand that it's an experiment in social interaction with technology or some such technobabble. What I don't understand is.. well if I could explain the parts that I don't understand then I wouldn't need someone else to explain it to me, would I? ...Just please someone explain it to me... Thank you... I'll just ..be over here..
Mutant Mice Drink More Alcohol, Recover Faster Now this is useful scientific research. Please alter my genes.
things just keep getting sicker and sicker. anyone have a url for this game?
Didn't I see this in True Lies? Life imitates art.
Journaux munis d'un blog The Guardian has a Weblog, as does The Age in Oz. Any other coelecanth media taking the plunge?
Salon gives in. Back to readability, baby.
I started looking for websites about misanthropy after my wife told me about this incredibly unfriendly guy at her office. Both my wife and this guy are artists/temps--she is an actress/secretary and the guy is a director/document operator. Like many New York artists, they support themselves with corporate day jobs. Anyway, whenever she walks into the document center (where he works) and says "hi," everyone there says "hi" back--except this guy, who doesn't even look up... (more>>)
A Cancer on the Web called Flash - The publisher of Flazoom.com has published a lengthy opinion/rant about evil Flash designers. I love how this guy publishes a Flash site about cool Flash sites, then publishes an editorial about why Flash is bad for the web. His commentary is dead on though, something that all Flash designers should think about.
So what's up with this? I think there's something going on here. To prove my theory you only need to read here and here and here. Maybe it's just me.
The Big Re-run? "In the first millionth of a second after the universe’s beginning, the entire cosmos consisted of this ultradense, ultrahot brew, scientists say." And now scientists are trying to re-enact the Big Bang. Too big of a task to take on?
Elian's fathers rights were affirmed today, and the decision is already online. One thing I love about the Internet is that things like this take nanoseconds to be available to the public (if the system's working right, at least!) -- where previously you had to rely on the newsmakers' spin on things, now you can read the decision yourself and come to your own conclusions.
But why would I shoot Mister Burns when I can set his soul afire with a slanderous mambo? Alas, poor Tito, I knew him not well at all, but a lot of my friends swore up and down that he was a talented musician, and he was in the running to have shot Mister Burns. Sad that that is what I know him from.
Beowulf rips off Austin's arm and beats him to death with it! I know it's a month old, but I'm just so excited. Yea, King of the Geats! Boo, bald Texas guy!
Mankind to Have Three Tongues by End of Century. The writers make this sound like some kind of tragedy. I'm all for it, but, having one of the big tongues, I'm probably biased.
personal accountability for the failures of managed care -- an odd take on mental health advocacy.
No wonder my mom got hooked. My mother turns 70 years old on the 26th of this month. She's smoked since college. It's the only thing that I really bug her about; try to stop. She quit about five years ago for almost a year, then started again. I know she's lonely, living alone, but then when I see ads like the link above, I get a better understanding of the cultural acceptance of smoking that was prevalent when she was in college. I watch her immediately reach for her smokes when she gets out of the car after a ride; is that her body chemistry screaming out for more nicotine? I just know there's a special place in hell for the cigarette executives; a special room where they're forced to watch videos of their own children lighting up for the first time.
Consumer Whore sued by Starbuck's. Another David vs. Goliath lawsuit over trademark infringment.
Word Perhect Now I want my word processor to work like this. It's so beautiful, I want to cry. [from The Age]
Dot-com dead pool. Clever. I wonder if you can cross-pick Priceline.com with William Shatner in a human dead pool and double your odds. (Apologies if the URL violates MF decency laws, Matt.)
id's next game will be a remake of Doom. Details in Carmack's .plan file.
About time too! From today, British Telecom effectively lose the right to block free internet access to UK residents (via Kitschbitch )