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November 13, 2008

lulz

Rob @ 10:02 AM

Nicky totally caught me off-guard when she called into the show last night not only to contribute to our discussion about dot.gov websites, but to call me her favorite panelist and wish me a happy birthday on the air. I suspect bias.

I thought I recognized her voice at first and should have expected something of the sort, but I couldn't be too sure about my ability to differentiate how people sound when strained through the electronic colanders that are WBAI's phone and audio systems, and I couldn't just ask "hey caller, are you my girlfriend?" without being very sure.

In less exciting news, I've updated my blogroll a bit. It now contains not only the standard friends list, but other blogs of interest and webcomics I dig.

Hey look, a bastard pop tribute to Rick Astley! Now you can be a bit more creative in your Rickrolling.

OMG, get a load of these Tron 2 spoilers!!!

November 12, 2008

prime again

Rob @ 12:28 AM

I'm 31 today. The only thing that worries me is the fact that I had my midlife crisis at 16.

But seriously folks, all is well. I have been on a bit of an introspective kick lately; one example is my article in last month's issue of my old beloved United Phone Losers hacker zine. When I began writing it, my idea was to do a simple compare-and-contrast piece about hackers of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. When I was finished typing I was a bit surprised to learn that I had turned out a rambling mini-autobiography with something almost like a point to it.

On a personal level, this past year has brought some of the biggest changes my life has undergone in a good long while. I'm grateful for most of them, and even more grateful that I've got such wonderful people in my life with which to share it all. If you're reading this, that probably includes you, so thanks!

Stay cool.

November 11, 2008

Veterans Day

Rob @ 9:33 PM

To all who have served: thank you.

To all who are serving: thank you, and keep safe.

My brain hurts.

Rob @ 9:17 PM

Woke up this morning with a huge migraine. Spent most of today sleeping it off, and the rest of it watching Drop Dead Fred. Last time I saw that film was in the cinema, and I'd forgotten how much I loved it back then.

Everyone on the Internet has posted this video of Keith Olbermann talking about gay marriage and Proposition 8. Now, I have as well.

If you are in the USA, you as pissed about Prop 8 as I, and you wish to shout at strangers about it, there are protests all over the place this Saturday.

Chicken in the car and the car can't go

Rob @ 2:00 AM

I'm spending Thanksgiving week with Teh Girlfriend, who lives in Chicago. I'm excited not only because of the promise of quality Teh Girlfriend times, but also because I've never been to Chicago before. I get to be a n00b tourist!

If you know of any cool Chicagoey stuff in particular I should check out in my spare Chicago time beyond the obvious necessary pilgrimages, please let me know.

Even better, if you live or will be in that area around then, please get in touch so we can grab a cup of tea or something and say OMG HI!

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