Monthly Archive: September 2002

The Power of the Web

The Power of the Web

The Internet can bring about many wonderful, magical things, but nothing is quite as heartwarming as when it facilitates the smackdown of a dumbass. The Story: A Ford SVT dealer technician takes a customer’s 2003 Cobra on a 140 m.p.h. joyride. He brags about it on a Mustang message board...

Open Letter to Casey Choi

Open Letter to Casey Choi

Dear Casey Choi, Candidate for Hawaii State Senate District 11: You don’t know me, but you wave at me twice a day. I don’t wave back, and feel a little bad, so I thought I’d tell you why. I represent a small constituent group of little strategic value, but one...

Bring Back Pie

Bring Back Pie

If a meme washes ashore in the uncharted backwaters of the Internet known as DIARY-L, then I know it’s being beaten to death. It used to be All Your Base. Now, it’s, “When come back, bring pie.” Simply because it was a mystery to me, I feel compelled to post...

Improbable

Improbable

Or perhaps simply inevitable. My beautiful wife, who had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the world of web journaling (and now writes more often than I do), also now has a weblog. Though only time will tell if “Aside” will flourish, I suspect Jen will soon be blogging...

Unglued

Unglued

Of all the… okay, now I know the record labels are really getting desperate. “Writers receiving review copies of two soon-to-be-released albums … are finding the CD’s already inside Sony Walkman players that have been glued shut.” What’ll they think of next?  [Via MeFi]

An Icon is Born

An Icon is Born

It’s been found. A cyber-archaeological undertaking that rivals any of the pick-and-shovel variety has struck paydirt: the first, honest-to-goodness appearance of the ASCII “smiley.” And you better get out those cards and cameras: his (or her?) twentieth birthday is September 19. Awesome. It took some research, an ancient 9-track tape...