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Entries from September 28th, 2002

The Power of the Web

September 28th, 2002 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous

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 (complete with license plate number). […]

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Open Letter to Casey Choi

September 19th, 2002 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous

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 that still reliably votes (even […]

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Bring Back Pie

September 19th, 2002 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

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 the link to the source […]

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Improbable

September 18th, 2002 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous

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 me into a corner. If […]

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Unglued

September 16th, 2002 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

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]

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An Icon is Born

September 12th, 2002 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous

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 drive, and the elbow grease […]

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