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the cat in the hat

(hand and hat are Brent’s) he seems to have done something to one of the claws on his back foot…I’m going to keep an eye on it, and maybe when Chad gets back there will be a call to the vet. I’d forgotten what it’s like to have a kitten around – so much energy […]

saturday morning in blogland

aside from Dorothea’s short & amusing email, I also had some email from Jacob from my comments on his “15 minutes of fame” post… I’m actually thinking about either switching to or adding Movable Type – my old host couldn’t support it, which was why I switched hosts. I like Blogger – it’s familiar, it’s […]

and an entirely personal note

I was gonna take a picture, but I can’t find my camera. 🙁 there is a new member of the family…one of our neighbor-friends found a kitten, and wasn’t going to be able to take it in, and wasn’t going to be able to take it to the shelter during open hours. so, the same […]

gotta find somewhere to practice this (and a long unrelated ramble)

– how to dance goth which reminds me of something else from last night…talking about “how do you find good stuff?” (which was never really answered, btw) and Anita, in particular, was quite vocal about not wanting to link to stuff that had already been on MeFi, Boing Boing, etc. but I do, all the […]

lots of notes, pt. 2

um, no, I can’t transliterate these notes. but a few things stand out: 1) re: what is a weblog? I liked what Gael said, the concept of blogger as DJ. I don’t know who said it, but this line rang quite true: “that word flows around a lot of different content”. 2) strange, in a […]

it’s not often that Dave Winer makes me think of sci-fi writing…

but this little tidbit from yesterday morning caught my eye. “we also need more not-strong male role models” – most of the time I find Dave’s gender politics eyebrow-raising at best, but it made me think about what I’ve been writing about Ulo, and where I’m getting to with the whole idea of the Gahn. […]

things that make me either depressed or angry, depending

– A Message from Andrius Kulikauskas – Lie Detector Roulette – What’s Info Got to Do With It? there’s more…there’s always more…and I don’t know what to do.

essential software (something of an x-post)

inspired by Evhead: – HTML-Kit – WS_FTP – Dreamweaver – Fireworks – Opera – Mozilla – IE (unfortunately) – RealOne and/or WinAmp (I haven’t yet figured out how to record & create playlists in WinAmp) – AmphetaDesk – Outlook (unfortunately, but at work only) – Word (at home, I prefer OpenOffice.org’s Writer) – Excel – […]

lots of notes

pretty good panel, all the way around. I’m glad we went up to Seattle, even if the Mercer exit is it’s own mini-hell, and even if Rebecca wasn’t there. interesting discussion – lots of the usual weblog philosophy questions came up: what is a weblog, exactly; does anybody make money with them, what does it […]