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Shad, one of the folks behind moonfarmer, is an online acquaintance of mine. They've got an interesting mix of tech, science, poems and randomness.
Tuesday, February 29, 2000, 11:32 a.m.
Uncollected Heyer Story Online
The Richmond Review has this Georgette Heyer short story, published as a Red Cross fundraiser during WW2 and not reprinted since. It's a trifle (and I like her novels better than her short stories) but worth reading. Some very funny scenes! "Her son, who had been engaged in sucking the knob of his cane..."
Tuesday, February 29, 2000, 08:25 a.m.
Green Pajamas on Sale
My buddy Joe Ross of the Green Pajamas tells me that Parasol Mail Order has made Camera Obscura label of the month, which means the Green Pajamas CDs there are at the lowest prices Joe has ever seen. I do enjoy the Green Pajamas psychedelic revival sound! Only a few days left on this Feb-only offer. (Note: it says "mail order" on the page, but you can order via the web, of course.)
Monday, February 28, 2000, 08:29 a.m.
Doug Faunt on an atoll
Whump told me to link here.
Saturday, February 26, 2000, 01:42 p.m.
Regency Con Game
Part of Moonstone, a site dedicated to historical research and original documents. This is from La Belle Assemblee, a fashion magazine of the early 1800s.
"They all walked together, and went into a public-house on the Surrey side of Blackfriars-bridge, where on opening the parcel, it proved to contain a cross with stones, and a bill and receipt, purporting to be from a jeweler, for 130l., describing the cross as a diamond cross. The farmer swallowed the bait, although it is a trick of so many years standing, and gave the man he met with at Charing-cross all the money he had in his pocket, amounting to 59l., and he took the cross. "
There is a ton of good stuff here, on Regency fashion, quotes from diaries and memoirs, and so on. The free samples are worth exploring, and if you are a historical novelist, this would be a great subscription service.
Friday, February 25, 2000, 08:54 a.m.
Metajournals Latest Issue
Lots of good articles about the online journal world. "Thick As Thieves: The laws behind copyright and how to protect your original works. Journals with Style: A tutorial in the principles and usage of Cascading Style Sheets. Hits: Anxious to be read? Find out how to get hits and keep them."
Thursday, February 24, 2000, 09:54 a.m.
Jon Singer Update
Jon has updated. He rambles a bit here, but that just makes it all the more Singer-ish
"I expect to get back to items like attieke with improper protein (attieke traditionally goes with broiled fish, but I am playing with variants), and perhaps mohn-flavored yokan, another nontraditional combination I've been contemplating."
Wednesday, February 23, 2000, 02:42 p.m.
Online Insider updated
Robert Seidman, the Online Insider, has a new issue out. "I do believe that AOL will, by its acquisition be able to force open the pipes that it didn't acquire -- for itself! But will it give access to all comers? I'm having trouble swallowing that."
Wednesday, February 23, 2000, 08:24 a.m.
JerkCity at the Dog Show
This is funnier than many recent JerkCity strips: "Doot Dee Doo!!!!! Packing my suitcase: I Love England T-shirt???? Check!!!! Fake Fucked-up BuckTeeth??? Check!"
Tuesday, February 22, 2000, 01:01 p.m.
Wally Glenn Update
Wally describes how he's been cleaning up graffiti, and the long-term fallout from his dispute with planet Hollywood. "Then every time I talked with the lawyer, I would mention things like, 'as a stockholder I did not feel that Planet Hollywood should go after their shareholders like this.' Or I would say, 'as a shareholder I do not think the best way to spend our money is on frivolous lawsuits.'"
Tuesday, February 22, 2000, 09:00 a.m.
Seattle Weblog Gather
We had a grand time down at the Speakeasy Cafe Saturday. And yes, we talked about you and you and you! Actually we chattered like magpies, but mostly about Seattle stuff and personal stuff. Fun! see the pictures!
Sunday, February 20, 2000, 04:42 p.m.
Kirk Shoutcast singalong
sure, we've all been to the Captain James T. Kirk Singalong site. (I actually have the Nimoy and Shatner LPs, bought when I was in junior high school.) But my reason for pointing to this is to recommend listening via shoutcast. It's listed under the "various" category: ShatnerRocks. Includes Nimoy, Nicholls, and more!
Friday, February 18, 2000, 09:36 a.m.
Sing, Sing, Sing
I've been waiting a few weeks for them to update this page! The NPR 100 is a list of "100 most important American musical works of the 20th century." The report they did on "Sing, Sing, Sing" as performed by Benny Goodman at Carnegie hall was great! very informative. I'm not thrilled by the sound quality on this real audio version (8 kbps! yikes!) but the info is still there. (scroll way down to find the audio clips)
Thursday, February 17, 2000, 08:42 a.m.
KUOW is streaming
the Seattle public radio station is now doing all-the-time streaming audio, so you can listen easily at work. For local news, if they don't cover it here I usually don't know about it.
Thursday, February 17, 2000, 08:15 a.m.
Diarist Award Nominees
The finalists have been announced in the latest round of the Diarist Awards. There's a bit of a controversy -- a couple of entries might have not exactly fit the rules -- but there's still a lot of good reading here. Check it out, both the entry finalists and the site award finalists.
Wednesday, February 16, 2000, 08:21 a.m.
Amazon Exit Interview
An anonymous interview with one of the laid-off employees at Amazon. (personal interest because it was conducted in my neighborhood). The worker only made twelve bucks an hour. ouch! "Did getting fired come as a shock? -- Well, no, because they had warned everyone about a week before."
Tuesday, February 15, 2000, 08:24 a.m.
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