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Friday, April 30, 1999


It's nutjobs like this that cause the ignorant news media blame the Littleton shootings on the Internet.

Wednesday, April 28, 1999

Ed Vielmetti's Vacuum is a new weblog that focuses mostly on Ann Arbor. [Wow!] With that thought, it'd be pretty cool to see weblogs pop up that cater to folks in San Francisco, New York City and Austin. Any takers?

Cheesy Trenchcoat Mafia advertising parodies.

Tuesday, April 27, 1999

Matt Haughey sends me this link to the new James Bond movie poster and says it reminds him of trucker's mudflaps. [He's right]

The Stuffed Dog is a weblog with exceptionally well-written commentary. Not too uppity. Or too dry and boring.

Jorn Barger of Robot Wisdom fame has a nice news portal called net.literate.

Ma-nopoly? [Sigh...I think they're right]

See Spot. See Spot surf. Spot must be a Bird Dog.

Chris Gulker's News Page is another weblog.

Monday, April 26, 1999

Somebody's gonna get sued!

I wonder if I should add this t-shirt to my huge collection (about 50) of technology-branded t-shirts.

A weblog-type site I've been reading lately is Internet Alchemy. Now, why can't Tomalak's Realm be more like this?

Joe Mezzanini has started a discussion list for the members of his Mezz Newsletter. [Warning: large useless Java applet on this page]

Sigh...I keep getting submissions for people trying to promote their webcams. Um, hello people??!! CamWorld is not a web site about webcams. If you'd just open up your eyes and pay attention you'd realize that. Sheesh!

Oh yeah, Wes' Hack the Planet is back.

Hotendotey is another web-based comic strip. I don't know what to think of this yet.

Friday, April 23, 1999

Oh my, I have a sudden case of serious technolust!

My brother teaches 9th grade and these posters are tacked up around the school as study guides and reminders for the kids studying social studies. Yesterday, the one outside his door was modified.

A brilliant piece on Carrot Top, that spazzy prop comedian.

Oh yeah, Impression Magazine was for sale on eBay...for a mere $3M. [from Obscure Store]

Like Rafe, I too will sell CamWorld and the fruits of my labor for a remarkably low price.

It's Batman, er Fatman! [Real Player required] Also check out the rest of Honkworm's examples. The R-rated coffee bean CEO's are hilarious!

From the Keener Boys comes The Available Temping Man. [Real Player required.]

Ben Turner writes about his experience with reporters trying to research the Trenchcoat Mafia Gang.

Everything you ever wanted to know about ice cream.

Thursday, April 22, 1999

If you can see this message, then the DNS updates are now in effect. Regular publication will resume soon.

My brother Damien gets a nice mention for his Mac-savviness.

Tuesday, April 20, 1999

Important Note! No updates to CamWorld for about 2-3 days. If you can't reach the site for a day or so, it's because I'm switching ISPs. The CamList will be on hiatus until I can get the subscription list into a new program at my new ISP. Posts to the list will probably bounce. Stuff will be broken, like CGIs, some images, and some links, as I reconfigure everything for the new server.

Monday, April 19, 1999

Adaptive Fiction Finder: Over 125 novels online.

The 100 Greatest Science Fiction TV Episodes. [Great list!]

Great article about Canada's education system. Also check out the rest of Canadian Content.

Squirrel Hazing: The Untold Story.

Here is a paper from 1991 that explains what SGML is, from which HTML was derived.

Everything you ever wanted to know about time travel.

Sunday, April 18, 1999

How many of these people kissed Salon's ass. I suppose it doesn't help that I've publicly said that I don't like Salon. So, screw 'em.

Yep, Salon's no longer on my daily reading list. And they were doing such a good job, too. Kaching! [via Robot Wisdom]

Some day I will tell you all about how Salon screwed over my employer.

Bradlands: It Ought To Be Easier.

Yuppie parents break arms trying to pat themselves on back. My prediction: This kid will discover drugs in college. Most sheltered yuppie offspring do.

Saturday, April 17, 1999

Hack the Planet will be offline for a short while, as Wes tries to get his ISP to stop censoring him. Sigh...what is this industry coming to?

Friday, April 16, 1999

Guy Kawasaki and Apple are finally retiring the infamous and long-running Macintosh EvangeList mailing list.

AT&T: Beyond Concern: Understanding Net Users' Attitudes About Online Privacy.

Deja News has a beta version of the new Deja Ratings site up.

The Lost Work of Philip Glass.

Despite the fantastic nature of this news article, I found the writing to be just awful.

Thursday, April 15, 1999

Scooby Dooby Doo!

A Day in the Life of a Stripper: An Exotic Dancer's Diary.

Great Shift article on NY's Jason McCabe Calacanis.

Automobile recalls. All of them ever issued.

This ryhme is stuck in my head:

Late last night, and the night before,
Tommyknockers,Tommyknockers, knocking at the door.
Want to go out, don't know if I can,
'Cause I'm so afraid of the Tommyknocker man.

Wednesday, April 14, 1999

There's only one more season of the X-Files. [I didn't know that.]

There's a new usability engineering book out. [More info.]

I want one of these the next time I'm driving down the road.

For some entertaining reading, read this article about how the Baby Bells are still fighting each other. It also explains the future of the telecommunications market and how xDSL will clearly become the next standard for data transmission.

Some great articles in the most recent issue of the Amateur Computerist, including "DNS: A Short History and a Short Future" and "25 Year Anniversary of TCP/IP".

Tuesday, April 13, 1999

Happy Birthday to me. Today I turn the ripe old age of 26. [Whee.]

Go ahead and say Happy Birthday to industry pundit, RLE too.

Silly magic tricks. [Hint: They're all number-based.]

Oh damn, to think I gave my old IBM 8088 away!

The rag I used to work at my alma mater reports that a [dumb college student] has been arrested for inciting a riot. If you're stupid enough to walk around in front of a video camera during a riot with a Molotov cocktail in your hands, you deserve to get locked up, regardless of whether you're guilty or not.

1999 Pulitzer Prize Winners for Literature.

Dual of the personal portals: jjg vs. dandot

Monday, April 12, 1999

Those wacky MIT kids.

Truck Soccer!

Alien Languages.

I don't know whether to be scared or amazed at this web site.

More wacky auctions: is a site that attempts to provide alternative endings to your favorite books.

Here's an amazingly complete set of news links for you information junkies.

Friday, April 9, 1999

I'm the type of guy who when I see a Burger King and a McDonald's next to each other will order to go from one, walk next door to the other and eat my food. Boy, does this piss them off!

The FCC is investigating hidden charges with "the 10-10-" long distance calling plans. I wrote about this way back in October of last year. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Stupid, silly people. Don't they realize that there are only two Boardwalk pieces? Anyone can get a Park Place piece. Sheesh.

With all the hoopla around the Al Gore site, I finally checked out what was pissing everyone off. And I realized that all they're doing is throwing some popular buzzwords around in hopes of influencing in the clueless.

Another reason why I've stopped reading the Yahoo Quote message boards.

Thursday, April 8, 1999

CamRant: Insomnia

Nutty Amazon Auctions:

Newscow is another Onion wannabe.

Graphic Design schools.

Help name the kitty.

Win hard-to-find Star Wars legos!

Wednesday, April 7, 1999 to buy The Well.

Exposing the Economic Boom Myth. [Good stuff]

The Flinthills Death Ride sounds like one really wicked bike ride.

The WebCam Catalog. [Is anyone else tired of webcams?]

Dialog Boxes: Weird

"Hello, and what do you do?"

Gas Out Day is April 30? [I don't understand why people try to organzie these things. What, no web page? Sheesh.]

Tuesday, April 6, 1999 [Interesting!]

Ace Magazine: Skewed Reviews. ["Varsity Blues: North Dallas 40 Meets Porky's"]

Quokka Sports to do NBC/Olympics Web Site.

The news that didn't make the news in 1998.

Thumbing I-40 Hitching just isn't what it used to be.

Are you playing McDonald's Monopoly? This page will definitely help you out!

Everything you'd ever want to know about sweepstakes.

Monday, April 5, 1999

Sigh...Microsoft wants to ruin yet another technology market that's doing just fine without them.


So, I received spam from Network Solutions over the weekend. I tried to use Spamcop to report it, and Spamcop refuses!

RLE on the benefits of hype. I wrote about hype last year, but with a completely different opinion.

Friday, April 2, 1999

It is a sad day, indeed. "Microsoft had succeeded in destroying that market"

And here's a great use of the Internet. [Yes!]

The only issue I have with this site that promotes "creation through web design" is that the design really isn't that good. Kind of boring, actually. I wonder if the creator realizes that Arial displayed with a FONT SIZE="2" doesn't render well in all browsers.

Thursday, April 1, 1999

I kind of like the new show "It's Like, You Know..." In last night's episode they mocked L.A.'s high-speed chases. For the chase junkies, here's a site for you.

Are you tired of silly domains? Looking at my keyboard, I decided to visit OK, that's not so bad. But what about the nuts who registered and

On a similar note:

Quokka Sports, the high-end sports web site developer, plans to file for an IPO.

New Media: Quokka Sports Sails to Victory

Draplindustries Gazette #7.

New Feature: I'm now listing the books I'm reading in a new utility box to the right.

Vivid Studios presents Vbay! [The other day I joked about mocking Amazon by creating a "" web site. Doing a quick check I dicovered that some porn guys beat me to the domain.]

Funny April Fool's joke at Georgia Tech.

So is Jason Kottke's Simply Porn parody of Palm Pilot's advertising campaign was forced offline by 3Com's lawyers. [This one's not a joke, people.]

Linux Riot. [April Fool's]

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