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i'm uncle ben!
by ben at 31 July, 2003 - 9:16 AM

i have a nephew!



hooray! mitchell alexander stiefel was apparently born last night... and i'm probably the last stiefel in the world to have heard about it...

go fig... 15 ways to reach me, and i hear over YM from ted the next day...
Latest comment: 04 August 03, 10:57 AM

All I Want For Christmas
by Render at 31 July, 2003 - 7:35 AM
interface for electronic music
Latest comment: 31 July 03, 7:35 AM

hello? anyone out there?
by ben at 31 July, 2003 - 7:29 AM
does anyone remember the star wars asciimation from a while back? perhaps you remember the owner, simon jansen's jet powered beer cooler. either way, most of my friends have heard of this, because i've linked them one or the other before. even wired broke the article in 99...
Latest comment: 31 July 03, 7:29 AM

kiiiiiick ass
by ben at 31 July, 2003 - 3:41 AM
this looks really really cool... statiscal machine translation... basically babelfish, but working... someday.

also, note the two universities mentioned... w00t, SoCal and Hopkins... hehe
Latest comment: 31 July 03, 3:41 AM

it's quiet out there... too quiet
by ben at 30 July, 2003 - 8:41 AM
Latest comment: 30 July 03, 9:33 AM

for Richie Rich re social stigmata
by adrienne at 30 July, 2003 - 6:59 AM
Latest comment: 30 July 03, 9:23 AM

woo... dren and pyrex and michelle are doing dc today
by ben at 29 July, 2003 - 2:20 AM
well, ain't that about a bitch... apparently (and this is just what i heard from the radio, so i'm checking up now) they are opening up a gay/lesbian/transgender(/bi?) public school in new york... at least, as i said... this is just what i heard from the radio.
Latest comment: 29 July 03, 7:01 AM

poopy
by ben at 28 July, 2003 - 12:16 PM
well, that's a bitch... bob hope died last night.
Latest comment: 28 July 03, 12:16 PM

oh happi mondae
by adrienne at 28 July, 2003 - 4:47 AM
i will rejoice at the start of the brand spankee new weak.
the day after this one is all mine, so till then I rejoice.
(Excerpt from younger sister's 'creative english' e-mail. All teens are mental)
Latest comment: 28 July 03, 4:47 AM

heh heh...
by Casey at 28 July, 2003 - 2:49 AM
What was being said about buymusic.com? I don't think iTunes has too much to worry about just yet if this is reflective of the typical patron's experience.
Latest comment: 01 August 03, 5:12 AM

World wide website
by rich at 26 July, 2003 - 7:48 AM
I am sitting here waiting for some Swedish guy at Newark Liberty Airport. As the moment of international exchange nears I am pondering the whole effect of this communications revolution that we have been going through for the past 150 years. It is a small world afterall.
Latest comment: 26 July 03, 11:23 AM

merde mode
by adrienne at 25 July, 2003 - 10:09 AM
I just saw one of my students walking down the hall in capri pants/clamdiggers.
It was a he.
I am disturbed by this.
Men (especially, but women really need to watch overexposure) shouldn't wear these items. Even if sold in your section at the A&F in the mall. Even if your friends are wearing them. In fact, far from advising you to emmulate your compatriots, I advise you find new ones. Ones who don't dress like poofs.
They are not flattering. Many trends are not flattering (see: Sassoon jeans, pleated pants, pegged cuffs).
Latest comment: 28 July 03, 9:50 AM

music links
by ben at 25 July, 2003 - 7:55 AM
this is for the purpose of listing all of the stations i listen to, so i can bookmark this and use it in the future... anyone else who want a bunch of stations, use this, or comment and add your own.
Latest comment: 06 February 04, 1:32 PM

whoa
by Casey at 25 July, 2003 - 7:08 AM
This hallucintation has been brought to you by Kanzen.
Latest comment: 25 July 03, 7:25 AM

avril... on d-i-r-t-y
by ben at 25 July, 2003 - 7:01 AM
and in the "who comes up with these headlines department" - the register has a new article Young men fingered in online porn study... seriously now...

don't they realize the trouble that could cause out of context?
Latest comment: 25 July 03, 7:01 AM

flounder spent the night in jail... aww
by ben at 25 July, 2003 - 3:01 AM
first off, adrienne, sorry about not calling you when i got home... it was 7 o'clock, michelle and i were just bone tired. we watched best in show and i fell asleep... can you say "mr. excitement?" no, he's next door... mr. boring right here (borrowed from mr. henry rollins, who's so cool, he wouldn't really want to sue me for being a big fan, would he?)

well, got my DTC mail working in outlook, so that's back to office only, you have to email my phone if you want to talk to me... and in that email i got my tshirt hell newsletter... i like this tshirt hehehe... yes folks, the messiah has spoken, hehehe

Latest comment: 25 July 03, 9:21 AM

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaarrrrhhhhhh hhhhhhhh!!! Hurrrrrrr, aaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrnnnhh, hurnnnnnnnnnn?!
by ben at 24 July, 2003 - 11:29 AM
from SA, via pyrex... this is better than universe people! hehehehe... and what could be better than the universe people???

DEAD universe people who don't know they're stupid! er.. dead!
Latest comment: 24 July 03, 11:29 AM

Bored vs.Boring
by adrienne at 24 July, 2003 - 11:07 AM
Let's have some ideas for making those hours pass. Let's have some brain-fun. Let's keep well away from internet puzzles and do something that doesn't require a proper cushion on the chair.
On y va.
Latest comment: 24 July 03, 11:17 AM

What have I got to do to convince you people that I'm not a sock puppet?
by adrienne at 24 July, 2003 - 9:35 AM
Since I've moved out of the lab and into the office I've become a persona-non-grata as far as productivity is concerned: I have only been in this position for awhile so I don't know the whole score, and I'm done in a month so I don't really care about keeping my job through motivation and other silly, energy consuming, things.
Latest comment: 24 July 03, 9:35 AM

boy... put down that sandwich!
by ben at 24 July, 2003 - 6:43 AM
yes folks, it's faster revolution than you think...

buy.com has an iTunes competitor ready to roll out... a couple of restrictions, but it's competitive, and that's all there is to it.

anything mac can do... open source can... well... you know the song.
Latest comment: 24 July 03, 7:04 AM

I just can't stand ArtScape any more
by adrienne at 24 July, 2003 - 6:14 AM
It happened with the HFStival, ArtScape, SoWeBo, and to a lesser extent PowWow...they all started drawing crowds. Pushy crowds. Messy, yelling-child crowds. Crowds that won't shut up when Aretha Franklin is on stage. Heathens.
Latest comment: 24 July 03, 8:04 AM

by muhgcee at 23 July, 2003 - 8:14 AM
I was about to make a post saying only "I could really go for a saltine cracker right now." Then I thought about adding a link. This is what I found. Weird . . .
Latest comment: 23 July 03, 8:19 AM

little old lady
by erato at 23 July, 2003 - 7:36 AM
I don't usually do this but couldn't resist this time.
Latest comment: 23 July 03, 7:36 AM

REALLY OW
by ben at 23 July, 2003 - 7:36 AM
ok, what do i do if i have an ingrown hair on my stomach, just next to my scar? this REALLY hurts
Latest comment: 24 July 03, 6:57 AM

Otakon
by adrienne at 23 July, 2003 - 6:47 AM
what is this? is it with comics? cause the guy who does little games is gonna be there. so I might go.
Latest comment: 24 July 03, 4:37 AM

Justified
by adrienne at 23 July, 2003 - 5:34 AM
yep. that's the title of Justin Timberlake's new album. I didn't know that before now. I was blissfully ignorant. Now I can't stop laughing, my lord that is FUNNY!
Latest comment: 23 July 03, 7:32 AM

North of fun
by adrienne at 23 July, 2003 - 5:09 AM
Not last night
but the night before
One new neighbor girl
came knockin at my door

Latest comment: 23 July 03, 7:08 AM

checkitout checkitout checkitout
by pyrex at 23 July, 2003 - 4:56 AM
So until we get FTP access back (ahem, ahem, Rich) I've been playing around in the EA/DTC store. Just for kicks I tested 2 designs today and.. well they seem to work. Keep in mind, these are not anything final and are fully changable. One thing that sucks is that you can't add more than one of the same product (i.e. only one white shirt with one design), but check out what we've got so far and gimme some comments.
Latest comment: 24 July 03, 12:12 PM

another boring day
by adrienne at 22 July, 2003 - 10:07 AM
If tomorrow isn't less boring I'll shoot someone. Maybe myself. but I doubt that, 'Cause I'm the most exciting thing going on around here.
Latest comment: 23 July 03, 8:02 AM

More Apple Love
by Casey at 22 July, 2003 - 7:47 AM
This is about a year old but I still think its funny. Worksafe, but requires sound.
Latest comment: 22 July 03, 7:47 AM

dang ol' dang ol' tell you what
by ben at 22 July, 2003 - 6:22 AM
boy, do i feel safe

(thanks ian)
Latest comment: 23 July 03, 7:03 AM

mobil mart quenches your thirst... for destruction!
by ben at 22 July, 2003 - 3:48 AM
so, hrm, for some reason, my mom sent this to my yahoo account on the seventeenth:

Hi,
we are here. very small room. the weather is terrible. rained all day. we went to st. pauls cathedral. dad climbed the 600 steps. the tube is great. tomorrow hitomi comes. i hope the weather improves. the trash goes out tomorrow.
love, mom
Latest comment: 22 July 03, 4:39 AM

groove this salad, lady
by ben at 22 July, 2003 - 3:19 AM
so, a little freestyle writing here... rather than the oh so planned "copy and paste" of my mother's exploits over the last few days, hehe.

had an interesting conversation with a SOPH PhD student friend of mine last night who just returned from france (we'll call him Peter4 for short) about blogging and instant messaging and the like, and he's much more a fan of traditional face to face contact, because it's so much more robust and full. god i'm a geek, i use robust in almost any conversation... anywho... we agreed that this is a good method in between writing letters and actually speaking to a person if you're on the other side of the pond... well, more later, have to get back to work...
Latest comment: 22 July 03, 4:52 AM

I had to dash, but tell me what happened to Snaggy?
by adrienne at 21 July, 2003 - 8:25 AM
You know, Snaggy? That guy with the annoying habit of flashing his camera in my face? I totally Did The Dew on his disposable...did he even try to chase us? 'Cause we stopped for a shooter to wait for him to catch up, thought he may want to get his money's worth in ass-whup. Hooray LiveWire! What a fucking stoopid loser that guy was. He had twelve of his buddies telling him to get out of the angry bitch's face and he still didn't heed the word. Even they could see trouble comin', and it wasn't even headed in their direction.
Latest comment: 21 July 03, 2:20 PM

more on the trip
by ben at 21 July, 2003 - 3:03 AM
wow... you can certainly see where i get my mad writing skills from...

friday we picked hitomi and toru. we went to the imperial war museum in the morning and airport in the pm. no trouble. the holocaust exhibit was good but depressing. today we went to harrods and took the big tour bus. three hours around london. it has changed, but still old with new facades. food not great but better. last night we went to indian restaurant and hitomi thought it was too hot. yesterday we went to greenwich and saw the prime meridian, etc. it was very crowded. then we heard about the british air strike. it ended, but was scary. tomorrow we will go to the TOWER. remember that? more weapons and a new exhibit of torture items. cool! hitomi saw gangs of new york. she liked it. hmmm. thnaks for caring for the plants etc. later.
Latest comment: 21 July 03, 6:05 AM

Sex and Apple Computer
by Casey at 20 July, 2003 - 11:31 AM
Yet another reason to buy Apple products (not work-safe)
Latest comment: 03 August 04, 2:38 AM

fun time religion
by pyrex at 19 July, 2003 - 2:48 AM
Latest comment: 19 July 03, 3:41 AM

them crazy crack users
by pyrex at 18 July, 2003 - 11:21 AM
Abedeh.. huh.. wha.. 'scuse me? Drug-induced old sk00l Levis ad (Quicktime, sound a fun addition)
Latest comment: 23 July 03, 5:15 AM

all parcticipation is a myth..?
by pyrex at 18 July, 2003 - 10:59 AM
Latest comment: 18 July 03, 11:24 AM

It's so quiet in here *I* have to post...
by Septimus at 18 July, 2003 - 10:52 AM
Latest comment: 21 July 03, 7:48 AM

The path appears, but I just want a nap
by adrienne at 18 July, 2003 - 6:31 AM
During my appointment yesterday with my advisor I discovered that he'd recommended me for a position with the Judicial Ethics committe in Annapolis. It's an internship, but the duties include drafting legislation, which is a big job.
Latest comment: 21 July 03, 2:50 AM

Hipster Bingo
by Casey at 18 July, 2003 - 3:22 AM
All I need now is the ironic trucker cap and maybe the high school sports T-shirt and I wouldn't even have to go out.
Latest comment: 19 July 03, 4:06 AM

Cloak and Dagger?
by Casey at 18 July, 2003 - 2:56 AM

This event suggests the sinister, doesn't it?
Latest comment: 18 July 03, 2:56 AM

mom, in england
by ben at 17 July, 2003 - 11:06 AM
here's the raw version of my parents' first day in england:

Hi,
Hope everyone is good. trip was nasty. Couple with 8 kids up all night. Then it was the hottest day since 1977. The room is 6 flights up no lift. Very small. Lasr night dad surprised me with dinner and theater tickets to Les Miserables. It was great. But very hot. The tube is easier than I remembered. Today we went to St. Paul's and then to a hosptital built in 1123. Then to the cabinet war rooms. Very interesting. Will talk some more.

(note the lack of many pronouns and articles... however, descriptive, and who wouldn't like les mis in london on their birthday?)
Latest comment: 17 July 03, 11:08 AM

Woe is us
by adrienne at 17 July, 2003 - 8:47 AM
Elfie has an extra ticket for the Anaheim game tomorrow. reply if you want it.
Latest comment: 17 July 03, 8:47 AM

roll it all into one
by ben at 17 July, 2003 - 8:31 AM
once again, i'd like to thank elfie for helping me out today... w00t to you my friend...

also, for anyone who want to know the recipt for the eggs of satan, there you go... though where you'll find turkish hash this time of year, i don't know...

lastly, i had my interview with legg mason yesterday... and...
Latest comment: 21 July 03, 3:05 AM

is this for real?
by adrienne at 17 July, 2003 - 8:01 AM
Latest comment: 17 July 03, 11:04 AM

a cat's meow
by erato at 17 July, 2003 - 5:11 AM
i've always wondered what dig-dig was thinking. now, thanks to the people over there in japan, i can!
Latest comment: 17 July 03, 6:13 AM

wtf?
by pyrex at 16 July, 2003 - 9:59 AM
In yet another bizarre lawsuit, Metallica is suing a Canadian band for repeatedly using a specific combination of chords that people would normally associate with Metallica.
Latest comment: 17 July 03, 5:41 AM

Who, in the darkness, binds us?
by adrienne at 16 July, 2003 - 7:34 AM
Let's make a pact, seventh grade style.
Latest comment: 16 July 03, 4:45 PM

Don't steal pokemon cards
by rich at 16 July, 2003 - 7:21 AM
Latest comment: 16 July 03, 6:14 PM

Ozone or Businesses?
by erato at 16 July, 2003 - 6:51 AM
So I live in a fairly large city (13th in the nation, I believe) but we don't have emissions testing. For some reason, I thought all large cities would have this to protect our ozone. After all, if we can't breathe, none of us can live, right?

Well, I guess Indianapolis doesn't think so. They apparently think it's more important to bring new industrial business to the area. At least, that's the way it has been.
Latest comment: 16 July 03, 8:05 AM

1024 finger slide notwist back flip..?
by pyrex at 16 July, 2003 - 5:49 AM
Woo, fingerboarding!

(~10 MB, sound fun but not necessary)
Latest comment: 17 July 03, 9:05 AM

What was the imminent threat?
by Casey at 16 July, 2003 - 2:36 AM
Latest comment: 16 July 03, 3:00 AM

la vitesse
by pyrex at 15 July, 2003 - 9:04 AM
So I just discovered that one of my favorite standup comedians, the great Eddie Izzard, has a site. And it's got video clips which equal fun. Requires Flash and sound.

Recommended viewing order: cable cars, speed, vader, flags, and the rest.
Latest comment: 16 July 03, 5:16 AM

quod me nutrit
by adrienne at 15 July, 2003 - 7:45 AM
me destruit
Latest comment: 17 July 03, 6:45 AM

"Political power grows from the barrel of a gun"
by Casey at 14 July, 2003 - 4:41 PM
This is without doubt the coolest book I own.
Latest comment: 15 July 03, 6:36 AM

methylamine
by adrienne at 14 July, 2003 - 8:52 AM
a fairly innocuous substance, methylamine is used in the production on MDMA and Methamphetamine, and has therefore been put on our list of CDSs. This blows. There are other, completely legitimate, scientific, and not at all dangerous, applications in which methylamine is necessary and cannot be substituted...such as photographic analysis, etc.
Latest comment: 17 July 03, 12:18 PM

I learn new things everyday
by rich at 14 July, 2003 - 5:13 AM



Jolly good, wot! Anyone for tennis? That'll be ten ponies, guv. You're the epitome of everything that is english. Yey :) Hoist that Union Jack!

How British are you?

Latest comment: 16 July 03, 4:55 PM

the cow says:
by ben at 14 July, 2003 - 4:23 AM
ok, just like the last contest... here's a chance to win the daily show couch!

go forth and enter!
update: but don't try to click on the web only headlines after entering... apparently they're not working right now...
Latest comment: 14 July 03, 4:39 AM

sgt. hetfield's motorbreath pub band
by pyrex at 14 July, 2003 - 2:23 AM
This one's for Ben, heh: Beatallica!

Beatles songs with a twist of Metallica. Not the real Metallica, of course, they're too busy swimming in their money and hunting P2P users.
Latest comment: 14 July 03, 5:18 AM

Let's be Political
by C Mo at 12 July, 2003 - 11:29 AM
.http://www.ornery.org/essays/warwatch/2003-06-23-1.html

He's pretty close to me politically. Any thoughts? Disagreements? Agreements?

I'm bored.

Save me.
Latest comment: 13 July 03, 8:27 AM

Well, I feel a little better...
by Septimus at 11 July, 2003 - 10:49 AM
Latest comment: 14 July 03, 3:02 AM

cool beans... on a stick?
by ben at 11 July, 2003 - 10:34 AM
while i was reading some old email today (what an exciting guy i am, i know), i came across some links to some baltimore area clubs, namely spy-club, red maple, sonar, plush/black books cafe (careful, that one made my eyes cry out for mercy), edge and wet and redwood trust. and they almost all have one thing in common... they suck (except for the sucky club with the nice site... guess which one it is).
Latest comment: 11 July 03, 12:51 PM

McWiFi??
by Render at 11 July, 2003 - 10:05 AM
Latest comment: 11 July 03, 10:07 AM

Creative
by Render at 11 July, 2003 - 9:24 AM
In a flash of brilliance (probably while browsing through the Museum of Modern Art), scientists have discovered a way to augment their dwindling supply of government funding with grants from the NEA.
Latest comment: 11 July 03, 9:42 AM

Even Women who cold-heartedly murder their children need friends
by adrienne at 11 July, 2003 - 7:54 AM
Latest comment: 11 July 03, 9:15 AM

Ball Game
by adrienne at 11 July, 2003 - 5:08 AM
I would like to remind Ben, Michelle, Rich, Stu, and Jamie (+1), that the ball game is next Friday at 7 p.m. or so.
I think that a meeting place should be established with easy access to the Light Rail.
Note: tix were 23 + 7 in service fees.
Thank You
Latest comment: 13 July 03, 2:27 AM

Phrase of the Day
by rich at 11 July, 2003 - 4:40 AM
After talking to Jamie on IM for all of 20 minutes, I successfully used the phrase "ape shit" 3 times.
I now kinght thee "ape shit" the phrase of the day.
Latest comment: 11 July 03, 7:22 AM

racial profiling garners extra presents for deserving young lady
by adrienne at 10 July, 2003 - 10:51 AM
If you are nice to the Japanese doctors they bring you gifts of sweets and crackers in beautiful containers. Sometimes the food tastes funny so you have to give it to Ben's mom, but otherwise they're nice to snack on. Be nice to the Japanese doctors if you want crackers.
Latest comment: 11 July 03, 4:34 AM

mother may i... have some pears?
by ben at 10 July, 2003 - 9:58 AM
ok, pyrex and i were just tossing around the idea of opening up a shop at cafepress... and selling easily amusing thongs, among other things... what do you guys think? ideas for clothes?

NB: any and all proceeds will go first to the "Help Ben Get the Hell Over To Sweden Fund" and thereafter will (yes?) be split evenly between rich, myself and pyrex...
Latest comment: 12 July 03, 5:31 AM

Still thinking about the Supreme Court
by Casey at 10 July, 2003 - 8:58 AM
In the dissenting opinion, Clarence Thomas called diversity "the faddish slogan of the cognoscenti" -- a mere "aesthetic" that "does nothing for those too poor or uneducated to participate in elite higher education."

"There is nothing compelling about elite status," Thomas wrote, adding that Michigan "should be forced to choose between its classroom aesthetic and its exclusionary admissions system."
Latest comment: 10 July 03, 9:31 AM

when fact is fiction and tv: reality
by ben at 10 July, 2003 - 7:37 AM
I'll start off with the lileks quote of the day: "Who believes that hypocrisy is somehow the greatest sin of all? Adolescents. Which ought to tell you something." good in and out of context, i think... not the funniest QOTD i've brought, for sure, but deeper the more i think about it...

Latest comment: 11 July 03, 4:40 AM

But what about MY creative struggle?
by adrienne at 10 July, 2003 - 6:58 AM
http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,6729280^13762,00.html
Here's what one pusball says about men. This is going to ruin my chances for a rawk star if it gets around.
Latest comment: 10 July 03, 9:14 AM

It doesn't mean he forgot about you.
by adrienne at 10 July, 2003 - 6:50 AM
Picture it, the day after the date. No call.
The week after. No Call.
Latest comment: 10 July 03, 7:55 AM

Ex-girl friend wins new award…
by rich at 10 July, 2003 - 6:26 AM
I dated a long time friend of mine from high school last winter. Things where going quite well, went to New York in December, did the family Christmas thing, all was good. Then come January things got weird. After a few weeks she told me she wanted to go back to the guy that she had been seeing before me. While of course not flattered nor happy with the situation, she had seen the guy for a year and a half before me and I thought he was an alright guy. I was a model of congeniality regarding the situation. Went on a couple more dates with her, and let it go at that.
Latest comment: 10 July 03, 8:39 AM

more life events
by erato at 10 July, 2003 - 6:13 AM
In latest news - the ultrasound lady believes we're having identical girls, we've found a house that we love and are making an offer on it tomorrow, and it won't stop raining!
Latest comment: 10 July 03, 9:20 AM

Recent Events Force Revolution in Local Woman's Dress Code
by adrienne at 10 July, 2003 - 5:00 AM
Since I busted my knee all up to Hamburger, I've had to search for alternate outfits to my normal work-a-day jeans and tee. Can't let anything touch the Hamburger.
Latest comment: 10 July 03, 6:29 AM

avast ye!
by pyrex at 09 July, 2003 - 1:50 PM
Latest comment: 10 July 03, 5:33 AM

patience is a virtue
by adrienne at 09 July, 2003 - 11:46 AM
the new strongbad e-mail is a riot, of course, but the real jewel happens approx. 20 secs. from the apparent end. just wait.
Latest comment: 09 July 03, 11:48 AM

woke up on the wrong site of nothing today
by ben at 09 July, 2003 - 10:40 AM
this is the bee's knees baby! it's the butters (to quote soul coughing)... google has a slide show viewer that lets you view your results as a slide show... try it out!


sweeeeet
Latest comment: 09 July 03, 1:16 PM

Quest
by Render at 09 July, 2003 - 9:32 AM
I have just found out that Altoids now come in ginger flavor. Has anyone noticed where one might buy these, either online or in meatspace?
Latest comment: 10 July 03, 6:16 AM

Computer illiteracy comes back to bite my ass
by adrienne at 09 July, 2003 - 7:33 AM
there's something wrong with my computer. All the people's voices sound stoopid and high. Not high like Hendrix, high like Kathy Ireland. What do I do?
Latest comment: 09 July 03, 9:49 AM

Nigerian Uranium
by Render at 09 July, 2003 - 7:20 AM
The Bush administration acknowledged for the first time yesterday that President Bush should not have alleged in his State of the Union address in January that Iraq had sought to buy uranium in Africa to reconstitute its nuclear weapons program.

Latest comment: 10 July 03, 12:14 AM

Supreme Decision
by Casey at 08 July, 2003 - 1:13 PM
So I know most of you have read the supreme court decision on affirmative action with the Michigan case.
Latest comment: 10 July 03, 5:53 AM

big robot smash 'em big time
by pyrex at 08 July, 2003 - 12:20 PM
Scary-ass 'Gladiator' riot-supressing robot: link one, link two. Could be available around 2007. What really scares me is the 'scenario' in link one..
Latest comment: 08 July 03, 1:08 PM

Vicarious Living Via Offspring
by Render at 08 July, 2003 - 10:12 AM
For those who don't want to spend the time and fortune molding your child into a midget caricature of Barbie (as long as Jon Benet has already been mentioned today), here's another way you can enhance your self-image by screwing up your progeny. Mullet optional.
Latest comment: 08 July 03, 10:55 AM

All Aboard for New Zealand
by Render at 08 July, 2003 - 10:04 AM
In an effort that could best be described as Pyrrhus' love-child, the Bushlet is pushing the development of more nuclear weapons.
Latest comment: 08 July 03, 11:23 AM

dozo
by pyrex at 08 July, 2003 - 6:08 AM
Silly, silly and more silly. Looks fun, though: keyboard sumo! Requires 2 players.
Latest comment: 08 July 03, 8:31 AM

The Liberty Girls
by adrienne at 08 July, 2003 - 5:14 AM
Friday night, though one of the most terrible Independence Days I've ever experienced, was not without it's good moments:
Latest comment: 08 July 03, 6:00 AM

kahmahnayewahnalayha
by ben at 08 July, 2003 - 2:18 AM
well, I exorcised my demons today by waking up at around 5:45 and made it here to work by 10 after seven (only an hour long drive!)... though I'm the first person here, so I have to write this on the phone...
Latest comment: 09 July 03, 11:21 AM

From Chris...
by rich at 07 July, 2003 - 1:19 PM
I received this e-mail from Chris today and just knew it was instant DTC material


Hello everyone,

It's time for another rousing mass e-mail. What is the news Chris? Is it good or bad? Well, it's shitty news! Of course! That's how things work.

Anyhow, you know that lovely new cell phone I got that I saved up for? Yeah, the nice expensive one that I bought because I need a reliable cell phone. Well that doesn't work anymore. "Why?" You ask. "Why ever not?" "I demand an answer, ass."

Latest comment: 08 July 03, 11:28 AM

blogging.. in SPAAAACE!
by pyrex at 07 July, 2003 - 10:42 AM
Science officer Ed Lu aboard the ISS does some blogging in space.
Latest comment: 07 July 03, 10:42 AM

hooray hunan!
by ben at 07 July, 2003 - 8:19 AM
despite all known examples to the opposite, homesite is not a terrible program... i've been using it today, and even though i don't have dropdowns for asp objects, the rest is pretty nice. still would rather use vs, but hey, whatever floats your boat, you know? flexibility is the name of my game...

Latest comment: 08 July 03, 4:43 AM

Monday Antidote
by Render at 07 July, 2003 - 7:15 AM
This defies all my attempts to describe it. Turn sound on.
Latest comment: 08 July 03, 10:19 AM

hooray for us, then
by pyrex at 07 July, 2003 - 5:49 AM


POST NUMBER ONE THOUSAND!

Latest comment: 08 July 03, 3:21 AM

this is necessary
by ben at 07 July, 2003 - 5:48 AM
well, officially this post is ID 999... though with deletions and whatnot, we're probably around 990... but here comes the 1k post from pyrex... hooray!
Latest comment: 07 July 03, 5:48 AM

Government Information Awareness
by Render at 07 July, 2003 - 5:44 AM
This should be interesting. Here's the actual service.
Latest comment: 07 July 03, 5:44 AM

AOL Bloggers
by Render at 07 July, 2003 - 5:07 AM
AOL will be releasing their blogging tool later this year. The big question: will this be as destructive to the blogging landscape as AOL's original interaction with the Internet was to Usenet and IRC?
Latest comment: 07 July 03, 7:08 AM

do the robot!
by pyrex at 07 July, 2003 - 4:37 AM
Dancing robots! From RoboDex 2003 in Japan. Quicktime required.
Latest comment: 07 July 03, 4:37 AM

We are all going to DIE!
by rich at 05 July, 2003 - 11:02 PM
And it is going to be NASA's fault.


Latest comment: 07 July 03, 6:46 AM

Don't copy that floppy!
by rich at 05 July, 2003 - 8:23 PM
Latest comment: 06 July 03, 5:22 AM

stolen from fark
by muhgcee at 05 July, 2003 - 4:44 AM
Latest comment: 05 July 03, 4:44 AM

damn you! let the rabbits wear glasses!
by ben at 03 July, 2003 - 1:10 PM
by the by, miguel migs and lisa shaw are at sonar this even-tide. anyone who can make it should come and celebrate my new (temporary) job with hodgeson consulting. hooray beer!

a free cold one to anyone that shows up (i'll be the guy that looks like me...)
Latest comment: 07 July 03, 5:33 AM

8-bit theatre
by adrienne at 03 July, 2003 - 9:33 AM
the stoopid link hasn't gotten me to a comic in a month and a half...
Latest comment: 03 July 03, 9:58 AM

as per request
by pyrex at 03 July, 2003 - 7:57 AM
So, after a minor discussion on the eh.. choices and reprecussions of what material to post on this site (and such, etcetera), I'll post a little design-related material as per erato's request.

Here is the showreel of a South African based design firm. 13 MB, Quicktime.
Latest comment: 03 July 03, 2:51 PM

and i thought i had it bad.. those first few weeks at least
by pyrex at 03 July, 2003 - 6:43 AM
This is pretty fucked up. A British reporter was the first allowed entry into what could be described as a 'private detention camp'. Ack.
Latest comment: 03 July 03, 12:50 PM

heehee
by pyrex at 03 July, 2003 - 6:32 AM
Go to Google, type in "Weapons of Mass Destruction" (minus the quotes) and hit the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button. Fun will ensue.
Latest comment: 03 July 03, 12:29 PM

Strom died last week you know
by rich at 03 July, 2003 - 1:27 AM
Latest comment: 03 July 03, 1:27 AM

by Render at 02 July, 2003 - 7:00 PM
Latest comment: 07 July 03, 12:21 PM

by Render at 02 July, 2003 - 9:05 AM
Does Baltimore have anywhere they typically have fireworks shows for the 4th? Perhaps over the harbor?
Latest comment: 02 July 03, 11:36 AM

I know this doesnt mean much to most of you
by ben at 01 July, 2003 - 8:14 PM
but charles st is open all the way. I checked it twice sine I'm santa... this only took liike 10 years... but mt. vernon connects to charles village now... on charles street! update... so much for the cool little cul de sac that was near tapas teatro, but alas... progress over all else, ehh?
Latest comment: 30 September 04, 3:10 AM

we have moved
by rich at 01 July, 2003 - 6:29 PM
Ben moved the site to a new set of servers here at the haus. SQL is on the backend. Let the man with the plan know if you have any problems.
Latest comment: 01 July 03, 6:29 PM

Welcome
by rich at 01 July, 2003 - 10:43 AM
Welcome to the first day of the second half of the third year of third millennium anno domini.
Latest comment: 02 July 03, 11:41 AM

You Guys are not going to believe this. We are no more.
by adrienne at 01 July, 2003 - 8:35 AM
Latest comment: 01 July 03, 10:05 AM

just one of those days
by pyrex at 01 July, 2003 - 4:44 AM
Thankfully they don't happen often, but today's just one of those days when almost everything goes wrong.
Latest comment: 01 July 03, 4:44 AM

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