Monthly Archives November 2006

An ague hath my ham

For years I knew this as a bit of music-history xeroxlore. Only this year did I learn that it’s music-history xeroxlore by Ezra Pound. Who knew? Winter is icumen in, Lhude sing Goddamm, Raineth drop and staineth slop, And how the wind doth ramm! Sing: Goddamm. Skiddeth bus and sloppeth us, An ague hath my […]

Fox News in Bizarroworld


As some of you figured out yesterday, last night I went curling! It was my third Sunday night out in the rookie program at the Granite Curling Club, which is about a five-minute walk from home. It’s been ups and downs so far, but mostly ups. The first week’s session went well — curling immersion, […]

guess what I did tonight


mommy, who’s Kibo?

Something odd just occurred to me out of the blue. Now, Candice and I don’t want kids, but imagine a hypothetical couple online as much as we have been. IRC, LiveJournal, Usenet, flickr, and so on. That couple has kids. Ten years later or so, those kids will be able to search for what their […]

Flooterbuck lives!

Ages ago I mentioned Flooterbuck, the fork of infobot that I hack on occasionally. After a long dry spell and unverified claims of the project’s demise, we’ve finally rolled a 1.2.2 release. It’s mostly bugfixes, and a bit of “let’s get a release out so it doesn’t look completely dead”, but if you’re running 1.2.1 […]


Who the heck schedules “Take your Kids to Work Day” the day after hallowe’en? I know, let’s fill up the kids with sugar and keep them up late, and then bring them into the office the next day. What could go wrong?