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Clogger is cool, but I

Clogger is cool, but I must admit Frogger warms my heart. Green really just is my all-time favorite color, hands down.

Partito del Vino photos from

Partito del Vino photos from Saturday at pb's Sebastopolian palazzo.

Words are on the brains

Words are on the brains of webloggers these days it seems, and thanks to jonno.com, I learned a new one tonight that I'd been wondering about for awhile. I love to add letters to the end of words (most often it's a y). Like for example, transforming the word drone into the adjective, "droney." Turns out it's called a paragoge.

Ev posts about online education

Ev posts about online education today which is something I've been thinking about a lot lately (don't ask me why, I have no idea). One of the things, in retrospect, I find so frustrating about traditional education is the virtual one-way traffic of ideas between students and teachers/professors. As an English major in college, I wrote lots of papers. I had lots of ideas and thoughts and theses I expounded which fell on very few ears, mainly my professor, and if it were a large class, a TA or two. That was it. Imagine now integrating the power of the web into the classroom: a simple app like Blogger to facilitate publishing, hang a discussion off it, require posting/commenting by students, and get people learning from each other, talking to each other. What a waste to have 20 (or 40 or 60) people pour their hearts and brains into papers that get read by one or two other people.

"I don't have to be

"I don't have to be what you want me to be." - Muhammad Ali

Oh gosh, it looks Michael

Oh gosh, it looks Michael Sippey is trying to goad us into going back to work on Pyra...which I'd love to do. And it's even more appealing when people have nice things to say about your products. Thanks Michael!

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.

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.

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.

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.

You say it's your birthday?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

mathowie: "another day of fucking

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

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.

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!

Loss of focus blurry distractions

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

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!

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