Archives: [September 2000]
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This is the archive page for the month [September 2000]; below you should see headlines and summaries of all entries found here from that month. Click the appropriate link at each to read the entire entry.

Simple pleasures. | September 29, 2000
(Or, 23 reasons I'm glad I have the life I have, even though I sometimes despise it, written while incredibly drunk, 2 a.m., September 29, AD 2000.) 1. When someone asks me what I do, I can honestly answer "I'm...

I am the NRA (Napster Revolutionary Army). | September 28, 2000
So I got this new computer at work, which means that for the first time in my life I have a T1 connection and a sound card at my disposal simultaneously. I decided to celebrate by finally signing up to...

I hate my fucking ears! | September 26, 2000
Those who know me know that I've been deaf in my left ear for about three or four years now, the result of a nasty ear infection one winter when I didn't have health insurance. The medical condition is known...

Odds and ends. | September 22, 2000
Like I end up doing many Fridays, I thought today I'd talk about some various small things that have been happening to me lately, none of which are interesting enough to warrant their own front page. Where's Jason? Sorry I've...

Announcing the Pillow Book. | September 20, 2000
Well, my first new hyperfiction project in over a year is finally finished and ready for your online and/or portable enjoyment. I thought I'd spend a little time today discussing the origins of the book, its various components, and how...

I can't believe it actually worked. | September 18, 2000
I was sitting at home on Sunday night, feeling sorry for myself, so decided to go to a bar and hit on women. And I actually went to a bar and hit on a woman! I never do that! But...

Survey results, and a report from Rome. | September 15, 2000
Well, the first-day results from my browser questionnaire are in. The results are pretty much what I expected, but with a few surprises. Operating system 62% Windows 9.x or 2000 15% Windows NT 8% Mac 9.x 8% Mac 8.x 4%...

To degrade or not to degrade - that is today's question. | September 14, 2000
Erik and I had a really interesting conversation last night at Joyblue over the issue of degradability. As many of you know, I pride myself on the fact that my website is fully navigable by just about any browser out...

And now, ladies and gentlemen, a little self-loathing. | September 13, 2000
I had another one of my anxiety attacks last night. I went to the first Mad Bar poetry slam of the 2001 season, which I've decided to compete in for the first time in three years. I did a new...

Welcome home, Douglas. | September 12, 2000
For those few hardy souls who have been following my website since version 1.0, you will know that I used to do all my programming and updating on a Macintosh Powerbook 1400cs. Douglas was his name. And he was my...

Rule number one: do not talk about Nerd Club. | September 11, 2000
I realized with some alarm this weekend that my nerd quotient has increased dramatically this week, in preparation for the upcoming move to a dedicated host server at the end of this month. All of a sudden I'm going to...

I don't want to talk to you! | September 8, 2000
Heather Champ was writing at her website this week about a side-effect of having a well-publicized email address - namely, the ability for anyone to get ahold of you, not just the people you'd like to hear from. Her entry...

CSS is a big stupid fucking mess. | September 7, 2000
Or, let me rephrase that. Cascading Stylesheets as a programming language is a clean and beautiful thing. You can think of it as an "addition" to HTML, invented a few years ago to pacify the growing number of traditional designers...

Notes from my brother's wedding, part 2. | September 6, 2000
Saturday, 9 a.m. Wedding photos. I am simply flabbergasted over what a good mood everyone is in. Isn't the morning of the wedding when everyone gets all freaked out? Well, at least Marie's aunt, the wedding coordinator, doesn't disappoint. She...

Notes from my brother's wedding. | September 5, 2000
This weekend my brother Colin got married to his fianc┼Że Marie in St. Louis, with me as best man. I kept some notes throughout the weekend on my Palm Pilot, and thought I'd edit them together and present them for...