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28 January 1999
"We are always living in the final days. What have you got? A hundred years or much, much less until the end of your world."
-- Signal to Noise by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean

Note to self: Perhaps in the future it would be a good idea not to eat at the same time I watch South Park. Potential loss of appetite and all that.

I think I'm going to drop my Wired subscription. It's been a long while since I felt the need to read it cover-to-cover, and they do put their entire articles on the web (delayed by a month or two), so it's not really worth it for me anymore. It seems to have gone downhill since the change in management.

Yahoo buys GeoCities []. For a few billion dollars. Why would anyone want GeoCities? Turn off the dang pop-up windows!

Looks like I was mistaken in my assumption that the new blue G3 Macs would have built-in video-out so one could use it as the DVD player for a TV. Apparently you have to buy an add-on, Sony's DVMC-DA1 Media Converter, which is (so far) over $400. Yikes. A regular DVD player would be cheaper.

Of course, the Sony box does a lot more than that; video/audio in and out plus a DV (digital video) port mean it would be the primary bridge between the Mac and all other stereo/video equipment, so I'd need it if I wanted to, say, digitize some audio clips from cassette...from, say, a concert of mine or something...

I don't have a deadline for doing that sort of thing, though, so I'll wait for the price to come down or for other alternatives to appear.

I wish I'd written this, but Carol Lay does it better than I could anyway:

Maybe it's a male thing; I know I have to squash the impulse to act that way every so often.

Finally, a cute accidental web artifact: on Windowseat, there was a link to a St. Petersburg Times article about Florida selling the photos from all its driver's licenses to a private firm. (Booo!)

But if you look at the URL itself, that's not what the story's about:


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