Monthly Archives: August 2004

Avast, me hearties!

So I’m starting in a 7th Sea game (swashbuckling, piracy, adventure, etc., for those not familiar with it), and I’m afraid my character has started to take over my brain. Good thing for playing, baaaad for getting anything useful done … Continue reading

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See? Comics are educational!

Lest anyone say that you can’t learn anything from comics… I say to them now, HA! For behold, within three days’ worth of Ozy and Millie archives, I discovered two new things for myself: The Meaning of Like: Immanuel Kant’s … Continue reading

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Talkin’ bout ‘shiiiine

Alright, this may have as much to do with my consumption this evening as the hard-hitting predilictions of a certain role-playing character of mine… I’ve been reading up a bit on moonshine. Does it help any that I started my … Continue reading

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…um…

Drat. I *did* have a couple of things in mind when I opened this page, and now I haven’t the foggiest of what I was going to write. Something about the Olympics, which, for someone who doesn’t like sports, I’m … Continue reading

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Gettin’ me swash on

Well, now. It seems that even rotting my brain with swashbucklers can be educational. 🙂 For one (and here’s the race issue coming up again, oddly)– it seems that the brief bio I read of Alexandre Dumas, p

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A couple of interesting web sites

Lots of (frequently disrupted) ordering-work today, no desk time, so you get a couple of interesting sites I wandered across in Choice today. For example, I never knew that the Modern Language Association (MLA– c’mon, you’ve heard of them. You … Continue reading

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More wacky animals

The reference wackiness continues… three more animals (two live, one extinct, all confirmed real, this time) that I’d never heard of: Dead (thank goodness): the 10-foot-tall, flesh-eating bullockornis, a.k.a. (I kid you not) “Demon Duck of Doom.” Living in South … Continue reading

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PSA: Phishing

Hmph. No sooner do I write an article for the library newsletter on the nasty email phenomenon of phishing than I *get* phished. My mail today included this message purportedly from Citibank online’s service center with the subject of “Citibank … Continue reading

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Cryptozoology, or, queer and curious critters

Quickly, quickly, you get your two new things, and then you will be trivia-less for an entire weekend while I visit my folks. Let me point you to a couple of sites my wikiing has turned up today: The thylacine, … Continue reading

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Old, but new on me

<a href="http://ebrooks.yeehaw.net"Liz just sent me the link for a really cool article from the June 2004 issue of Popular Science. PS asked a very “wired” writer (Larry Smith, former executive editor of the now-defunct Yahoo! Internet Life, in fact) to … Continue reading

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