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Entries from July 29th, 2003

Quote of the Week

July 29th, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Miscellaneous

From the Things You Didn’t Need to Know But the Fox Network Will Show You Department comes this gem from Eric Schotz, producer of the upcoming special, “101 Things Removed from the Human Body”: “It’s one thing when a 2-by-4 gets picked up in a hurricane and it hits you in the head… When you […]

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Virtual Space

July 24th, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

Just got a note from my webhost, informing me I’m again nearing my 1GB storage limit (independent of my bandwidth use, which is always obnoxiously high). So, time for some spring cleaning. A painful exercise, but fortunately one I have so far been able to concentrate on forgotten backups and neglected mail dumps. As a […]

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Nice Guys

July 23rd, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

My good friend Nate, now in Portland, follows the Tour de France more closely than anyone else I know. I look for the headlines when they’re posted, but admit to not really understanding the nuances that make bicycle racing so interesting. This article, originally from the Los Angeles Times, summarizes one reason for it’s appeal. […]

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Another Life

July 16th, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

It was a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there. As feared when I left, there are plans afoot to relocate my old office to Singapore. And there’s no guarantee that the staff — rather than just their respective positions — is actually going to move. Good luck, guys.

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Broken Record

July 16th, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

The lie. Older lies. A brand new lie to add to the collection. And of all people, he shouldn’t be complaining about revisionist history. Remember the good ol’ days, when “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” was considered a whopper worth impeachment? Just when will critical mass be reached? When will our […]

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Brilliant

July 10th, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

Japanese television. Ping pong. And low-budget bullet time. (Windows Media Player required, but for once, worth it.)

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Shoots brah, let’s go!

July 3rd, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

“I stopped this poor girl in an SUV and said, ‘You’re not going to believe this, but I’m a police officer and I need you to follow this cab.’” Now that’s a great story. And now, instead of looking for a suspect, the police are looking for a good samaritan for PR purposes.

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Universally Familiar

July 3rd, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

They call it “Microsimulation of road traffic with a time-continuous model.” I call it “Lunalilo Freeway.” If only there was a way to expand the applet to add something ridiculous, like, say, the Vineyard Offramp. (Or a random sampling of clueless local drivers, for that matter. Slower traffic keep right, guys, okay?)

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Bizarro World

July 2nd, 2003 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous

I wasn’t a big fan of Al Gore, to be sure. But I really don’t get it. Not a single journalist or talking head would let anyone forget the whole “I invented the internet thing” (which isn’t, exactly, what he said) for months. But now George W. Bush contradicts himself and the facts, stretches the […]

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