Saturday, 26 January 2002Word of the moment: shrapnel
Use a form of the word in a sentence. One sentence per poster. Please, no wagering.
Precautionary, pre-emptive heads-up on the Comments feature: I've added a note to the comments-posting form:
Note: I am extremely loath to ever actually do so, but IIn some ways, this should go without saying, but the first time I remove a comment (if it ever happens, which I'm hoping it won't), someone (who was probably anonymous in the first place) would pitch a fit and say it was censorship, oppression, etc.
Only governments can censor; everybody else is a private actor when it comes to their own web space. And web space is not hard to come by to post one's views elsewhere using any language one chooses, so there is zero obligation on my part to provide space at my own expense for everything anyone might ever say.
That said, I don't expect to ever have to delete a post. I'm not that easily offended and I don't want people thinking they have to walk on eggshells; I will never be in a hurry to pull this trigger. I just wanted this to be explicitly stated in case it ever does come up.
Please speak your minds freely. Seriously.
Then there are the sites that show you absolutely nothing on the home page unless it's activated and have no message at all to indicate to the average, non-programmer visitor what the problem is. (TMBG, I'm looking at you.) I'd like to be able to enable such sites to work without opening myself up to risks from other windows I may open while visiting the first site; thus the wish for per-window activation.
I imagine this is a complicated thing to ask, but there it is. Maybe in version 9 browsers...
Time for some audience participation.
Word of the moment: extricate
Please use a form of the word in a sentence. One sentence per poster. No warranty implied.
Thursday, 24 January 2002Thanks to Mom for sending me this link:
Wallace & Gromit get into the game [MSNBC]
Thursday, Wallace and Gromit maker Aardman studios announced a new line of video games coming soon.And the story direct from Aardman's site (the link may or may not work properly, it seems to be random):
More good news for Aardman and Wallace and Gromit [Aardman]
The premiere project of the new partnership will come to fruition in 2003, with the arrival of the first ever multi-platform Wallace and Gromit console game.Hm. I was hoping it would be a PC/Mac game; we don't have a console and I'm not going to buy one to try it. Maybe I'll just hang out in electronics stores.
That reminds me, the W&G DVD should go on my wish list...
Stupid challenge to avid web surfers: Read my mind.
Why did I just check into the domain name www.wwwwd.com? (Someone owns it but apparently isn't using it.) Why did I look up "wwwwd" in Google? (I didn't find the meaning of it that I was looking for, btw.) What does it mean?
Hint: Rightfully it should appear with a question mark at the end.
Hint 2: "wwwwd?" could also be phrased "wwwwdnd?"
The answer will appear Friday in the comments area of this post.
No, it's not in any way important, and it's not at all likely that you'll be able to guess it if you don't already read multiple weblogs. It's just a phrase that popped into my head that someone was bound to come up with someday because of the confluence of w's. I'm just surprised that I seem to be first...
Now that I've thoroughly beaten that into the ground and removed all amusement value, guess away.
Wednesday, 23 January 2002HBO's Six Feet Under won't start its second season until March.
In the meantime, at least they're repeating the first season (Wednesday nights). If you missed it last time around, it is something you should try.
Fun bits from last week's The Tick, which has apparently been canceled. (Boooooo!)
Arthur: What's wrong?Patrick Warburton does such a good job...
Tuesday, 22 January 2002Peter Gabriel news, snagged from petergabriel.com: Up is slated to come out this year (10 years after Us...). Also:
Peter's entire catalogue has been re-mastered to produce the best quality CDs and also to be ready for the new formats of DVD Audio and Super Audio CD. We also hope to re-release the whole catalogue on Vinyl throughout 2002...Probably not something I'll be getting, as I would just rip them to 192K versions anyway, and I've got decent versions as it is. Maybe it would depend on the extras...
He's also doing the movie soundtrack for Rabbit-Proof Fence.
Nice to see he's going to finish the album...
Monday, 21 January 2002My 'blogger code' is: B9 x* !
B9: I've been blogging for well over 3 years.
x*: I married a woman I met through her weblog (she's a B8).
!: That's all that need be said, eh.
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