Archive for February, 2001

..on that same disgusting vein,

Wednesday, February 28th, 2001

..on that same disgusting vein, from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

At the University of Washington, athletes often play in feces because workers cannot clean it up fast enough, said Charles Easterberg, an environmental health instructor


just thought you should know,

Wednesday, February 28th, 2001

just thought you should know, from Animal’s Health -Coprophagy

e) Feces can be tasteful to the dog.

the previous ‘some people’ are,

Tuesday, February 27th, 2001

the previous ‘some people’ are, namely, me.  i thought there might be some confusion… 

also, there’s a new post at my journal.

some people are so negative… 

Monday, February 26th, 2001

some people are so negative…  they never get it!  you can even tell them straight to their face, and they gloss it over like you didn’t speak, and they just continue unimpeded on their whiney-ass, self-pitying way.  get over it, will ya?  jesus, get a life! 

doing nothing.  still.

Monday, February 26th, 2001

doing nothing. 


jeez, a couple hours ago,

Sunday, February 25th, 2001

jeez, a couple hours ago, when i couldn’t, i was anxious to post stuff– i don’t know exactly what i wanted to post, but i was anxious to.  blogger’s been back up for hours, and i’m barely able to scrounge-up a post before midnight. 

i wish everything was different…  i don’t know how, exactly.  just not like this.  some days suck, and some days suck a little less.  i’ll be up til there’s a light. 

i wish mays would put up another voice blog– right about now i could use the soothing sound of gentle sanity. 

it’s the old ‘old-posts-within-a-new-post’ trick…

Sunday, February 25th, 2001

it’s the old ‘old-posts-within-a-new-post’ trick…

Sunday, February 25, 2001

desperately seeking database, still. 

be still. 

i guess blogger is down.  🙁  wahhh.  major wahhh! 

this (as was the last) is an un-blogger-aided post.  kinda ironic, considering the subject of last post.  …endlesshtmlcrapendlesshtmlcrapendlesshtmlcrap

doesanybodyelse spend hours diddling with html-crap?  i mean, i used to write, a lot, and now i write endlesshtmlcrap.  …instead of writing

< sigh >


doesn’t the post office

Sunday, February 25th, 2001

doesn’t the post office pick-up on Saturday anymore?  (i sound old). 

i filled-out some cobra paperwork for the ex-employer, put it in an oversize envelope along with a pithy tome, and set it out for usps retrieval.  i just left the house to get a grinder (aka a sub, elsewhere), and there was my important mailpiece.  i grabbed it, stuffed it in my shirt (i was traveling via bicycle) and set off to find a mailbox which i found right outside the pizza place, and which i walked by, not once or twice, but three times without it occuring to me once that i need to take the envelope out from inside my shirt and place it in the mailbox.  perhaps the supreme being is trying to tell me not to send it. 

i didn’t know she had jurisdiction over the post office, though.


Saturday, February 24th, 2001

i’m a writer, aren’t i?  why won’t this happen to me?  i thought the one on the left was cute, and i look like the one on the right– sort of. 

maybe i should get a pipe…


Saturday, February 24th, 2001

i could be here the rest of the day…

bad times

Saturday, February 24th, 2001

cute quote at wordsmith

Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.

-Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman, orator and writer
(106-43 BCE)

books like these?


Saturday, February 24th, 2001



— user names i saw that i like.

it’s like giving in to

Saturday, February 24th, 2001

it’s like giving in to an addiction… i can’t help it.

in better word

Friday, February 23rd, 2001

…What you said in better word is what I think.


nothing could possibly be more complimentary.  if only i could speak french the way she speaks english…  no, if i could just speak english the way she does.  oh. 

she slays me

the right click

Friday, February 23rd, 2001

inspired by blogger’s right-click menu extension, i have written three other tiny little scripts to provide me with that same easy access to a few ‘utility’ sites i use all the time… 

for web searches, it used to be AltaVista.  now i use Google to find everything web (and a hell of a lot non-web).  i just highlight the text (a word, a name, a phrase) and with the rc-menu, select ‘google’.  a new window opens with my precious info.  if nothing is highlighted on the page just right click and select ‘google’ and a prompt pops-up asking you to type in your search string.  same with the other two. 

the online dictionary i use is Merriam-Webster’s.  just because it is the most accessible.  it will even try to find misspelled words, and give options based on the search string. 

the latest addition to my right-click assortment is for encyclopaedia (i like that spelling) look-ups.  it searches, which always returns several short articles, and sometimes a longer, comprehensive one. 

one of the major benefits of this method for me is that i no longer lose the window from which my search originated– a cause of me getting very lost sometimes (like Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits). 

if you want these trinkets on your system (sorry, IE only) then download and ‘merge’ these three reg keys into windows registry– one each for web search [goosrch.reg], dictionary [define.reg], and encyclopaedia [encyclopedia.reg].  be careful, and back-up your registry first.  when you click on these .reg links you can select ‘open from current location’, and the merge will happen without fuss.  if you require extra peace of mind, select ‘save to disk’ and inspect each one from a plain-text editor, like editpad, notetab, or windows notepad.  then merge, close all instances of IE, restart IE, and voila. 

to remove the changes, use [joeRCremove.reg].

the menu options each call a different javascript on (about 400 bytes each– smaller than the previous paragraph) which forms your query into a url string and opens a new window to display it.  i like it.  you can get an idea of how each one will work (before installing) here: 

highlight a word on this page and click one of the following links.  for example, highlight Terry’s name and movie above, and click ‘google’…  then try it with nothing highlighted.  (these links use this window, the menu extension will do the same as these, but in a new window.)  ..merriam-webster..  ..encyclopedia.. 

enjoy.  now it’s time to …zzzz