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Live Like You are on a Sitcom
from Interesting Ideas. "15. Consume milk and cookies in the middle of the night." Hey, I already do that!

Wednesday, September 15, 1999, 02:13 p.m.


Broken Glass Stumps Public Safety
Argh! The passenger side window in my car was broken out this morning -- I guess that sleeping bag in the back seat could be called an attractive nuisance. In honor of the incident, I went looking for "broken glass" sites and found this, part of a larger site about hoaxes and pranks. Lots of good stuff! "Campus police have no suspects and know of no motive for the glass."

Wednesday, September 15, 1999, 07:22 a.m.


Computer book publishing tales of Horror
Philip Greenspun of photo.net and Greenspun.com dishes about what happened when he wrote Database-backed Web Sites "The most upsetting contract provision is indemnification. It is axiomatic that if you publish the truth about anything that matters, you will eventually get sued."

Tuesday, September 14, 1999, 07:36 a.m.


Dancing about Architecture
From the Stranger's fall music pull-out, some very tasty selections of pop music "criticism". "most contemporary pop pundits are doing the Elaine Benes in praise of a roadside taco stand."

Tuesday, September 14, 1999, 07:04 a.m.


Online Insider updated
Robert Seidman used to update quite a bit more often, but he's still jam-packed with good thoughts about the online scene. "If you multiply out the time per person by the number of visitors, Yahoo!'s dominance over AOL is somewhat staggering. Yahoo! with slightly less visitors logs more than twice in total time as AOL. This has happened consistently for a while and puts Yahoo! in position to dominate the Internet advertising world."

Monday, September 13, 1999, 11:58 a.m.


Catch up on your Kibology
Do you know Kibo? (Reminds me of "We go Pogo." There needs to be more Walt Kelly on the net!) Kibo is... Well, I can't explain. but his works are all around you. Check it out!

Monday, September 13, 1999, 07:57 a.m.


Climb a tower, breathe fire, go to jail
This is why my co-worker was late to work on Wednesday (because of the resulting traffic problems, not because she's the one who did the stunt). I have to say that I don't really understand all the rationale behind the stunt, but it was apparently well-planned.

Friday, September 10, 1999, 07:43 a.m.


And the Bride Wore
A lot of very funny images of Bridal wear. This has been around a long time, so don't worry about the "best in Nav" advisory; the pages look fine in any reasonable browser.

Thursday, September 9, 1999, 07:05 a.m.


Talk of the Nation: favorite websites
yesterday on Talk of the Nation, folks called in with their favorite websites. Did you miss it? you can listen via real audio. (and a list of the links is a lot easier than scribbling as people spell out these impossibly long URLs)

Wednesday, September 8, 1999, 08:10 a.m.


Where to Stay at Yesterland
I love Yesterland! It's a lovingly crafted homage to disappeared Disneyland ride. Werner updates every month or so. "I guarantee that the information on this page is completely up-to-date, as of 1974."

Tuesday, September 7, 1999, 08:25 a.m.


Ira Glass -- fantasy boyfriend?
I like This American Life (did you know you can listen via Real Audio?), but Ira Glass, the host, hasn't been a romantic figure for me. "Now every woman he meets fantasizes she and he will become best friends and that achingly intense friendship in which he tells her things he'd never tell another soul living or dead will grow into a romance whose depth and breadth is greater than the Grand Canyon." I think radio people should stay on the radio. I've never felt the same about Garrison Keillor after seeing him! (via Romenesko's MediaGossip.com)

Friday, September 3, 1999, 01:07 p.m.


Sony Aibo Robot Dog -- actual review
"With practice, you can send Aibo commands from a piano or flute; the remote control marks each key with its corresponding note to help you learn what to play." (via TBTF and written by Robert Wharton)

Friday, September 3, 1999, 08:43 a.m.


New Stuff at my Job!
At last, we posted the new look and feel at Stockcharts.com! Lots of new material and added functionality. My direct responsibility is the Ed Center (especially the glossary), but I helped in various ways all over the site. Check it out and send us feedback!

Thursday, September 2, 1999, 08:03 a.m.


Solving Traffic Jams Through Altruism
This came via another pitas page, but it's so cool, and it's Seattle-related. "It might feel stupid to sit in traffic with a big wide space in front of your car. But if merging lanes are ahead, then your space will help unplug the traffic jam. As far as I can tell, people with no space ahead of them are CAUSING the jam. Which type of driver should feel stupid?"

Thursday, September 2, 1999, 07:54 a.m.


Junk Food as important Americana
Clark Humphrey: "The history of junk food is the history of America, from the first Uneeda Biscuit ads in turn-of-the-century magazines to the building of the first companies capable of supplying fresh food products through a network of plants connected to every spot on the continent."

Wednesday, September 1, 1999, 10:17 a.m.


Ugly Couch contest
(via Lindsay's Bifurcated Rivets) The horror, the horror! The previous winners, and the entries for this year so far, are all worth looking at. Maybe your couch is here!

Wednesday, September 1, 1999, 09:19 a.m.


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