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6 July 1999

'cause instead of using the force of example
Now it's just the example of force.
-- "Rant and Rave", Joe Jackson, Blaze of Glory

Highly entertaining:

  • Quién es más macho? [Salon]
    Below are nine excerpts from the speeches of Al Gore and George W. Bush. Which one is which?

I'm not happy with either there any other realistic alternative, or am I stuck with these two?

Did you ever end up in an argument you didn't intend to get into, and you can tell you're not making yourself understood, and the other person is hearing something OTHER than what you're saying, and getting offended by what they imagine you're saying, but the issue at hand is not a big enough deal to spend all the energy it would take to clarify it all, so you simply give up on it, but the other person says "ha, see, I'm right" and you end up looking like a schmuck because you can't bring yourself to re-enter the fray because it's just too damned exhausting?

That's what I did yesterday.

I think the problem was in the timing and manner of what I said, but not the thing itself (since, oddly enough, the change I wanted has since been implemented). The lesson I learned (or the clue I've gotten?) is: shut up and don't criticize. Or at least, don't criticize on the day of something's debut, when raw nerves are most exposed.

And if you've no idea what the heck I'm talking about, count yourself lucky. Move along, nothing to see here...

I was also Perl hacking all day yesterday, and loving it. :) Formjack is feasible in Perl! Whee!

Saw the South Park Movie Friday. I agree with Time, it's both sick and inspired.

I would only add: the musical numbers $%#$ @&$($^& !%&#*, and Cartman is especially $*%*! &#&%($* &*@$. If you're a fan of the show, you'll #&^!%ng #%^&*(#.

Sorry, that's all for today...I do intend an update every day this week, though, so there's that. :)

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