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Archive for April 2000

Springtime means design time here

Springtime means design time here at Megnut, and accordingly I present A Very White Megnut for your viewing pleasure. This design should be working on PC/4+ browsers. I haven't had a chance to test it on a Mac yet, so any Mac feedback would be greatly appreciated. Any feedback at all would actually be greatly appreaciated. Also, any bug reports. I'm kinda tired, and I overwrote my javascript file, so chances are, a bunch of functions in the archives will break until I get back in there and fix them all. Apologies. Let me know if you stumble across any.

You may have noticed that I've added a nav to the 'nut. I've been meaning to add more content for ages but the old design didn't really "enable" that, as the consultants like to say, hence the new design. So I hope you like it. I like it, mostly because it's a change. And I'll be adding to it as the days grow longer and the BBQs fire up...

A geeky mom

Of all the Megnut feedback I've received today, this is my favorite, from my mom:

My only objection to the new site is the lack of color - couldn't you use a nice spring green like #CCFF66 maybe?"

It turns out Ani DiFranco

It turns out Ani DiFranco was on The Tonight Show last week, and I missed it. Boo hoo. Wouldn't it be nice if you could go somewhere, check off what artists/bands you're interested in, and you'd receive an email when they're coming to town, or being on tv? I'd settle, actually, for a weekly email from the Tonight Show, or Conan, announcing upcoming guests. Come to think of it, that would totally increase my late night talk show tv viewing (currently comprising 0.00% of all my tv viewing time) because sometimes, I have to admit, I'm kinda interested in those movie stars and junk like that.

Ask and you shall receive:

Ask and you shall receive: courtesy of sanj, a listing of all the late night tv shows and guests. Thanks!

Loss of focus blurry distractions

Loss of focus blurry distractions spaced out looking off thinking of nothing.

If you're wondering where to

If you're wondering where to find Library of Congress information old-school style, look no further than their gopher site. Contained within? Handy pieces of information such as Washington DC taxi fares (circa 1993). I go, you go, we all go for Gopher!

This morning I thought my

This morning I thought my ship had come in, but as it neared port, it turned and went back out to sea: getting my morning soy latte, I paid as usual, only today the register indicated that my change was $305,000. "Woo hoo!" I cheered as I raised my arms in triumph and visions of a Grecian vacation flashed before my eyes, "woo hoo!" But alas, it was an error. I had, in fact, paid with exact change, and my cheers were greeted only with an additional stamp on my frequent coffee buyer's coffee card.

mathowie: "another day of fucking

mathowie: "another day of fucking swearing like fucking sailors"
meg: "can i blog that?"
mathowie: "no, fuck you"

As you may recall from

As you may recall from the previous Megnut design, I am reading (still! this is one long book and I'm one slow reader) Anna Karenina, which contains approximately 30 detail-laden pages of snipe hunting action. It's been hard for me to really grok though, as I wasn't familiar with the whole snipe hunting phenomena. Now, thanks to .zannah, I am.

Seems that Dynamite post struck

Seems that Dynamite post struck a chord with many Megnut readers, so for those of you whose chord was struck, mr hype (no relation to mr pants from what I can tell) sends along this page of those goofy Dynamite stickers.

If you've got verdana, you

If you've got verdana, you may have noticed that I've changed the font to that (from arial). My heart's always belonged to verdana, and though I thought I'd try something "different" with the new design, I had to switch back. It just didn't feel right. For those of you without verdana, ignore this post.

If you can read it,

If you can read it, and you're insane, you might want to check out the new HOT vanilla ice blog.

You say it's your birthday?

You say it's your birthday? Happy birthday to you!

Beautiful Saturdays should not be

Beautiful Saturdays should not be spent alone indoors on the computer, no siree, they should be spent out of doors, in one of those boats in the Park with one's sweetie pie.

Last September, we had a

Last September, we had a Partito del Vino (that's fake Italian for "Wine Party") up at pb's. In an effort to be oh-so-cutting-edge, we kept a party blog. This afternoon, we're having Partito del Vino II, and we've revived the blog for round two. You can party along with us, if you dare.

Deliver me from Swedish furniture

Deliver me from Swedish furniture and the horrific lines that accompany it: today's foray to the East Bay to check out the new IKEA came to an abrupt halt before we even entered the parking lot. There was a line half the length of the store that wrapped around the corner and extended far along the side of the building. It must have been an hour's wait, at least, to get in. Yes, to get IN to the store. I don't care how cool that stuff looks online or in the catalog, there's no way it's worth that. We turned around and drove back to the City without ever getting out of the car.

I've added a silly little

I've added a silly little thing I wrote ages ago about my cat to the writing section called Travels with Bodhi.

Sometimes the most curious things

Sometimes the most curious things come to pass. And sometimes you do just feel tingly. And sometimes the most curious, tingly things make you happy. And make you smile a huge child-like smile.

Sylvia and I were discussing

Sylvia and I were discussing over the weekend: with all the voice over IP stuff that's happening now, when's someone going to come out with a web-based intercom? I'd like to have a list of people (maybe this is integrated with ICQ?) who are online and available, and with the click of a button, I could speak into my mic and chat with them. Man that would be handy. Since I don't have the time to build any other products, could someone make this for me, and let me know when it's available? Thanks.

Lately I've felt very little

Lately I've felt very little impetus to write anything, almost as if, after several weeks of inspiration and high following SXSW, I've reached the nadir of the creative cycle. The gleam of Texas has faded, the days linger in the back of my mind more as a dream, and my thoughts and actions turn to tasks at hand: building a company and all that that entails. Hiring people, getting group health insurance, filling out forms and paperwork and signing papers and taxes. The soot of the day-to-day has settled upon me, leaving me little time, and apparently even less inclination, to write. I'm sorry.

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