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by pyrex at 28 September, 2003 - 1:06 PM
I'm an uncle too, now! Whee!
Latest comment: 01 October 03, 7:19 AM

I just want some freaking metal pushpins!!
by elfie at 28 September, 2003 - 5:52 AM
Ok, how freaking hard should it be to just find some goddamn metal pushpins. I mean really! I'd think this was a fairly common item, but nooooooooooo. Search amazon for "aluminum pushpins" to find that they are out of stock... Search office depot and put it my zip code... "not available in your area." search google... every link there is either pointing to amazon or office depot... what the crap? I just want some goddamn pushpins that aren't going to break into a million pieces if I go at them with a hammer. grrrrrrrrrrr
Latest comment: 13 October 03, 4:54 AM

I Picked a Good Day to Go Back to Decker's
by elfie at 26 September, 2003 - 9:29 AM
So there's this little bar & grill by e.mag where I used to work. It's called Decker's. You could say I was a regular there. I went back today for the first time since I quit to meet a friend from the old office. I was unaware that they had added new entertainment. That's right... NAKED GUY.
Latest comment: 29 September 03, 9:05 AM

by ben at 26 September, 2003 - 4:42 AM
so... where to begin. we'll start with... i'm fine, but my car isn't. we now know, however, which would win in a fight, my car or the pole with the arrow swerving around a hockey puck (watch out for flying saucers! it warns). the pole took my front bumper, my license plate and my alignment (my car made horrible noises as i was driving home... i'm afraid to look at it in the light...). so i'm taking the loser to the dealership i think... hopefully i can get a few hundred bucks in spare parts.

i think i'm going to buy a bike and use the metro. join the ranks of ralph, pete, and sarah... the willfully pedestrian...ated? ahh well... now i'm going to take a shower.
Latest comment: 28 September 03, 12:58 PM

That Moore Guy
by Casey at 25 September, 2003 - 2:41 AM
Latest comment: 16 October 03, 11:20 PM

Share the Love
by elfie at 24 September, 2003 - 8:58 AM
It dawned on me that myself and the people I know are likely to be interested in similar things and therefore make similar purchases at times. has a neat little "Share the Love" feature where after making a purchase, you can email your friends a list of items you've just purchased, offering them a 10% discount on those items. And if any one (or more) of them take you up on it, you get a 10% credit on your account.
Latest comment: 24 September 03, 9:20 AM

The Fastest Man on Earth
by elfie at 24 September, 2003 - 5:54 AM
This was on /. so some of you may have already read it, but if you skipped over it when you saw it there, I'd recommend having another look.

The Fastest Man on Earth is a four-part article by Nick T. Spark on the origins of Murphy's Law.
Latest comment: 25 September 03, 8:11 AM

by chuk at 24 September, 2003 - 5:11 AM
Well, tomorrow I have a quasi-interview of sorts, for what would in all honesty, be my ultimate dream job...

I'm meeting with the main developers for EverQuest to have dinner and drinks with them at their yearly fan convention in Chicago (luckily 30 miles from me).

I've honestly never ever been even the slightest bit nervous going into an interview process, but this one has my hair falling out...
Latest comment: 29 September 03, 6:02 AM

la de da de da... tripping through daisies
by ben at 24 September, 2003 - 4:03 AM
well, techdirt reports from the whooooops department that the RIAA has mistakenly sued someone... "who doesn't seem to know what file sharing is..."

from the source article: "Among the songs she [66 years old] was accused of sharing: "I'm a Thug," by the rapper Trick Daddy." i think now's the time to buy this shirt (not quite work safe... contains the F word... and the URL being "tshirthell" should give that away...)
Latest comment: 25 September 03, 5:10 AM

Fuck "The Man"!
by chuk at 22 September, 2003 - 8:03 AM
"The Man" is officially keeping me down now. Our entire office has been firewalled out of fucking everything, all messengers, all ports but 80 and 23. I guess I will survive on websites alone now, and poor old pitiful email...
Latest comment: 24 September 03, 11:02 AM

anyone know krav maga?
by ben at 22 September, 2003 - 5:02 AM
how many of you remember mike mcdermott (other than ralph, to whom i just mentioned this character)? now now, before you go to google, i want you to think about this... this guy was very famous for a short period of time... limelight, court hearings, "is this what's happening to society," everything...
Latest comment: 22 September 03, 5:02 AM

by elfie at 21 September, 2003 - 12:04 PM
It has returned.

Awwwwww yeah!
Latest comment: 22 September 03, 10:39 AM

by muhgcee at 20 September, 2003 - 8:24 PM
Whatever happened to the book club?
Latest comment: 21 September 03, 5:23 PM

everyday ethics
by muhgcee at 19 September, 2003 - 9:48 PM
I am taking a class this semester called "Ethics of Science and Engineering". In that class we learned that the code of ethics in engineering that has the most priority is to protect public safety. That means that if you are in the middle of a $100 million project and you realize halfway through that there is a potentially hazerdous part of the project that was overlooked and it is going to cost $50 million, you had better make sure you make that fix, even if it means loss of profit. So that got me thinking about how this could potentially affect our everyday decisions.
Latest comment: 21 September 03, 7:08 PM

We are all going to die!
by rich at 17 September, 2003 - 7:17 PM
Just FYI... sometime after noon on Thursday I am going to be taking down this server so that any electrical problem do not affect it.
Latest comment: 18 September 03, 12:51 AM

this just in
by ben at 17 September, 2003 - 12:36 PM
Latest comment: 18 September 03, 1:49 AM

please please please weigh in
by ben at 17 September, 2003 - 11:45 AM
ok, as most of you know, i'm looking for a new cell phone, since my plan so... erm... abruptly ended... with t-mobile. i don't think i want to stay with them, since their service is so spotty (as many of you have been witness to). i looked at nextel, since they have free incoming calls, but no phones that struck my interest. i was thinking maybe verizon, but if they go on strike, i'm better off without a plan than having one of theirs (and i don't know anything about their phones)...
Latest comment: 24 September 03, 9:52 AM

if i must...
by Leda at 17 September, 2003 - 10:35 AM
well, i launched a bit of a per-blog. i think i'm posting this mostly for those here that know me, but hey, the rest of you lot, check it out...i hear blogs are the hip thing these days.

Synaptic Clog

...& what the hell is w/ this "mood of post" crap??? is this like 'what color is this post's aura' or more like 'what color is yr post's parachute'????

either way...its sorta wrong.
Latest comment: 17 September 03, 12:04 PM

by ben at 17 September, 2003 - 7:14 AM
ok, this is seriously, seriously funny found from dhtml nirvana... hilarious
Latest comment: 17 September 03, 7:14 AM

party hardy
by ben at 16 September, 2003 - 11:59 AM
okie dokie folks... since michelle and i moved house, we have not had a party... so here it is (i have to clear this with her obviously, but... tentatively)... the second weekend of October, the 10th (day, and month, makes it easier to remember), we will be having a "we moved in a month and a half ago but we're lazy bastards so we're having the party now" party... aka the "no good reason" party... I invite you all to send me an email (it's in my profile, wink wink), and let me know if you have outlook [express], i can send you a vcard, if not, i'll just send the plain old information. hope to see many of you (no comments from the swedish peanut gallery, i already know you can't make it, hehe)
Latest comment: 17 September 03, 10:10 AM

Anyone else a wrasslin fan?
by elfie at 16 September, 2003 - 11:49 AM
I don't know if any of the people here who are localish to Baltimore are wrasslin fans, but I'm getting the WWE Pay-Per-View this Sunday.
Latest comment: 16 September 03, 11:49 AM

by muhgcee at 16 September, 2003 - 7:05 AM

The new A Perfect Circle Album is out. It is called "Thirteenth Step". I still have 2 more songs to listen to, but so far I can say this album seems to be as great as the last one, although it uses a different style.

Latest comment: 25 September 03, 2:30 AM

yes, I'm a whore
by elfie at 16 September, 2003 - 3:48 AM
A friend of mine stopped by last night to drop off a somewhat belated birthday present. I must say I was delighted.
Latest comment: 17 September 03, 12:03 PM

Because My Therapist Said So.
by jay at 15 September, 2003 - 7:40 PM
No Joke...My therapist is trying to prove to me that I need to go back to school, and he asked me to talk to a bunch of computer people and find out information about their careers. Well being a computer person, like most computer people, we aren't very social, so I tossed together an online survey....if you are in a computer related field could you PLEASE fill this out for me.

I Promise and Swear etc, to not use this information for any reason other than to realize that I need an education.

*hey thats physically on the same computer as this site is.
Latest comment: 16 September 03, 8:44 AM

What if I just don't want a subject?
by muhgcee at 15 September, 2003 - 8:06 AM
A fifth of a century ago, in a land far, far away (Ankara, Turkey), a baby boy named Stuart Matthews was born. In the 20 years since, he has come a long way - having learned to type an entry into a blog and speak in the third person.
Latest comment: 15 September 03, 10:58 AM

was there ever any doubt?
by ben at 15 September, 2003 - 7:36 AM
I'm in Gryffindor!
You're in Gryffindor! Congrats!

Harry Potter Sorting
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Latest comment: 15 September 03, 7:36 AM

by muhgcee at 13 September, 2003 - 2:50 PM
My favorite DJ is Dieselboy. I went to his website looking for upcoming shows and I stumbled across free music!
Latest comment: 23 September 03, 5:21 AM

2 boyhood heroes dead
by ben at 12 September, 2003 - 4:07 AM
johnny cash and john ritter both died this morning... both were people i admired for their talent and continued ability to entertain...

but there are more heroes...
Latest comment: 13 September 03, 2:37 PM

from Sun Tzu's timeless "The Art of War"...
by xtheowl at 12 September, 2003 - 3:29 AM
"One can make oneself unconquerable, but one cannot make the enemy conquerable."
Latest comment: 15 September 03, 8:11 AM

9/11 once again, then
by pyrex at 11 September, 2003 - 12:43 AM
There's just something about the date 9/11, isn't there?

This morning our Foreign Minister, Anna Lindh, passed away as a result of injuries sustained yesterday when she was brutally stabbed in a large department store. Here's a little article in case anyone's interested. Sigh.
Latest comment: 11 September 03, 9:44 AM

Smart Girl Fact-Checks Birthday Gift from Sneaky Wife
by adrienne at 10 September, 2003 - 11:10 AM
I received a fun little bumper sticker from Eva in my birthday basket. "Tagedieb"
Not wanting to pull a Britney, I chacked with Dad today. It means 'dawdler'. She wants me to advertize my slow southern (and relatively obvious) those stuck behind me on the beltway.
I think they know, lovie, I think they know.
Latest comment: 10 September 03, 11:33 AM

by ben at 10 September, 2003 - 8:17 AM
find the best cliche to describe this, please... i thought of "you scratch my back, i'll bite the hand" or something... but i am bad at mixing metaphors... like opus, i have been known to grab the bull by the horns of a dilemma

(i know, it's almost painful, isn't it?)
Latest comment: 11 September 03, 5:56 AM

interesting, muhgcee and i are back to constant posting again, yay
by ben at 10 September, 2003 - 7:54 AM
i've been reading (on and off, on and off) the Tao of Pooh, an introduction to taoism using winnie the pooh. if you haven't heard of winnie the pooh, i don't know you and you need to go back towards the beginning of the internet for a while... go on, it's ok, we'll still be here when you get back...
Latest comment: 10 September 03, 10:34 AM

by muhgcee at 09 September, 2003 - 9:00 AM
So I started running again recently. I was out yesterday, and passed about 5 or 6 people going the other way. I greeted all of them with a friendly "hi" or "hello". I got exactly one response. What is with this? Why are people so damn unresponsive and antisocial? Does anyone else have similar experiences?
Latest comment: 12 September 03, 4:32 AM

hooray hooray HOORAY!
by ben at 09 September, 2003 - 7:36 AM
opus is back!, and they have an old bloom county to try and hook you! worth my 10 bucks? we'll see...
Latest comment: 09 September 03, 7:36 AM

fun stuff...any urban veteran's?
by xtheowl at 09 September, 2003 - 5:38 AM
Latest comment: 10 September 03, 10:08 AM

Text gaming is NOT dead!
by chuk at 08 September, 2003 - 7:42 AM
(warning, this is a horrible outright shameless plug)

I actually met Ben through playing on an old-school no-graphics played-on-telnet text game (a mud), and I still run one (why, who knows, but it's fun). If anyone has the urge to come and play a wizard or barbarian and hack on random things (including other people), comes check us out or you can log on to the game at port 4242.

If you have the urge (beg beg beg) to throw us a vote on some silly mud ranking site, there's a blue VOTE! link on the bottom left of our homepage, any exposure is good exposure!

Latest comment: 10 September 03, 12:13 PM

hot peppers are NOT horseradish
by ben at 08 September, 2003 - 7:33 AM
michelle and i went grocery shopping this weekend at the local supermarket, called Metro. the metro has the pleasure of being located in the midst of a very conservative (some orthodox, though not many) jewish population. not just jewish, mind you, but russian jewish. my mom loves the russian jews, man. anywho... we were at the store, and part of it appeals to michelle, since the meat is wayyyyy over in the corner, and the kosher food is plentiful. i added the link because i had to explain to michelle what it means too... apparently people just don't know.
Latest comment: 09 September 03, 10:49 AM

mil has moved!
by ben at 05 September, 2003 - 2:46 AM
his new address is here... he notes however:

(The forwarding domains -, and - will still work.)

a must read for anyone who is a) over 12, and b) has any wherewithal whatsoever to understand the english (possibly while stoned... pete, i'm looking at you here...)
Latest comment: 05 September 03, 6:29 AM

by muhgcee at 04 September, 2003 - 9:46 AM
Anyone want to join me and the good Doctor at Kobe this Saturday? We are going after the Orioles game, so we will probably get there at about 10:30ish.
Latest comment: 05 September 03, 2:42 AM

Liberal Laws to come
by muhgcee at 04 September, 2003 - 8:35 AM
Reading this article made me think of certain laws that logically would make sense but our country just has not been too worried about dealing with yet. So, in my lifetime, I expect to see the following laws put into practice:
Latest comment: 08 September 03, 6:16 AM

we got DSL at the office again today
by ben at 03 September, 2003 - 11:47 AM
As most of you know, last year i went through chemo for ewing's sarcoma... so naturally i had my ears open when i hear this npr piece about a kid whose parents "kidnap" him to prevent him being forcibly entered into a chemo treatment program.
Latest comment: 04 September 03, 5:11 AM

I have new hair!
by elfie at 03 September, 2003 - 6:34 AM
This is what is presently residing on my head. It took eight hours. Foxy Faux rocks my hair.
Latest comment: 05 September 03, 5:42 AM

gone but not forgotten...
by xtheowl at 03 September, 2003 - 6:23 AM
man, I miss Louie's Bookstore Cafe and Haussner's art collection...

...brings to mind an important question - Has anyone here NOT had frozen hot chocolate from Serendipity 3?
Latest comment: 14 September 04, 9:21 AM

No further comment at this time...
by elfie at 03 September, 2003 - 6:14 AM
Latest comment: 03 September 03, 6:33 AM

by Render at 02 September, 2003 - 5:12 AM

Find the head.

"Find the Man's Head within 3 seconds and you're a genius! According to medical experiments: If you can find the Man's Head within 3 seconds, your right brain is developed better than normal. If you can find the Man's Head within 1 minute, your right brain is developed normally. If you can find the Man's Head within 1-3 minutes, your right brain is slow in reacting, you should eat more meat protein. If you can find the Man's Head in 3 minutes or more, your right brain is a disaster... extremely slow in reacting, the only suggeestion is please watch cartoons to help normally develop your right brain."
Latest comment: 03 September 03, 6:01 PM

EA editions
by muhgcee at 02 September, 2003 - 4:59 AM
Hey Ben I was thinking maybe you should list the different editions of EA somewhere on the site (i.e. Palm edition, Windows CE edition etc). I have a Motorola phone and I want to try to get the site to work on it.
Latest comment: 02 September 03, 4:59 AM

Labor Day
by rich at 01 September, 2003 - 4:19 AM
So here State side it is Labor Day. In a fashion similar to our ambivalence towards football (see soccer), we also cannot bring ourselves to celebrate May Day like the rest of the world does. No we have to have our own special version called Labor Day. Does this go back to the Cold War and anti-communistic ideals? So because the Soviets did such a good job celebrating May Day and we knew that we couldn’t beat them at their own party we decided not to come and just throw our own some other day? I think that’s what it is, anyone want to prove me wrong?
Latest comment: 01 September 03, 8:41 AM


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