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January 30, 2003

Thursday, January 30, 2003, 10:55 PM

Rob @ 10:55 PM

I guess some spammer screwed something up, because I just received an email from consisting of a list of 1,306 email addresses. I found my own, #1,036 in the list, and got a kick out of the fact that directly beneath mine was that of hacker icon Loyd "The Mentor" Blankenship.

Spending tomorrow in Manhattan. I'm going to do some museums and stuff which I've been wanting to for a while.

Comment by Grey - January 31, 2003 - 2:51 PM
If the beans are cool, they must be
Cool Beans.

Comment by Matt - January 31, 2003 - 7:49 PM
Hey Rob if you didn't already know the new 2600 mag . is out and your in it again....And one more thing....Penis. Ok just wanted to get that out of the way.

January 29, 2003

Wednesday, January 29, 2003, 9:34 PM

Rob @ 9:34 PM

Today at work, I handled a quarter from 1977, my birth year. It was bent, scratched, and mangled worse than any quarter I've seen in recent memory, and anything that looks that lousy at my age grabs my interest. In any case, I switched it for a new quarter I had, and kept it. Maybe it'll be my new lucky coin or something. If nothing else, it serves as a nice reminder that things are never as bad as they could have turned out.

I also found out that the place in Connecticut my job involves was once, in a past retail life, a major hangout of my friend Venadium! Neat!

Ellis Henican's column in today's Newsday dealt with last night's speech by the President. I suggest everyone read it.

I'm off until Sunday! Woo!

January 28, 2003

Tuesday, January 28, 2003, 10:55 PM

Rob @ 10:55 PM

The mall arcade I managed is officially a distant memory, like whatever it was I had for breakfast today.

I did some work in an arcade in Connecticut today. Lots of the games which have been in my place over the years ended up here, and I was happy to note that my name is still all over the scoreboards on an "NBA Showtime" I played all the time a couple of years ago.

Another thing I noticed about that place.. the staff is one of the nicest staffs (staves?) I've ever seen in a place like that. They all seem amazingly happy with their jobs, which makes me wonder if they've been there long. Very nice people, in any case.

It got me thinking.. remember when you were young, and travelling to a different state was a major deal? "Wow, I'm going all the way to Connecticut today! All the TV and radio stations are even different!" Now, in bleary old age, it's just another border of dubious value. And the broadcasting monopolies have made extremely difficult to find a "different" TV or radio station broadcast anywhere.

Tomorrow - the Bronx.

Mood - Tired
Music - Freezepop! You've got to give
these crazies a listen!

January 26, 2003

Sunday, January 26, 2003, 3:14 PM

Rob @ 3:14 PM

Going to work after all. Yay! Wait, I mean "Damn!"

Sunday, January 26, 2003, 2:27 PM

Rob @ 2:27 PM

I finally got around to implementing Copyleft terms for all my original material on this site, for whatever that might be worth.

Also, I've learned that I may not work at all today, despite clearing my schedule and being ready for it. And I may work all day tomorrow, despite having something scheduled. These are the joys of being filed under "misc." on the staff lists.

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