The Web and Who We Are

To 99% of the population, the web is still a place. Something we go visit. Soon the web will become not only where we are, but who we are. In time we will realize how much of a societal shift the web will have caused. I think it’s fundamental the other 1% understand that. —…

Typos and Time

[T]ypos will lurk and creep and scuttle on the edges of the text and, despite my best efforts, jump out and wave furiously at everyone as soon as I’m done… from Neil Gaiman’s Journal. You know, I should start a “quotes” miniblog or something. Anyway, I’ve been thinking about what to write. I have the…

Walkabout

Babylon 5 Shadow Dancing Stephen Franklin Meets Himself

At the beginning of the year, I made a list of items I resolved to accomplish. (I called them resolutions, but frequent commenter Junior corrected me.) However, life’s been pushing in its own direction, and things from my past, which I cannot control, have come back to determine the path of my future. While I’m…

Too Hard or Not Hard Enough? An Internal Struggle

The Wife and I broke down and finally bought seasons 2.5 and part of season 3 of Battlestar Galactica from the iTunes store this past week. This morning we were watching the first episode of season 3, “Occupation/Precipice” (they’re sold as one episode) when a few things said caught my ear. I’m in the process…

Le Linkage #14: The Humans in Technology Edition

Alright, folks: time for another edition of Le Linkage, the incidental series chronicling some of the more interesting pages I find in my stumbles through the Web. Today’s episode features stories about Nigerian scammers, anthropology, human enhancement, science fiction, some humor, and of course, another simple online game. Enjoy.

A Father’s Shadow

Twice have I gone to the theater to see the new film The Pursuit of Happyness and twice have I failed to get tickets. It’s the strangest phenomenon. The shows would be available while we are there on line, but would be sold out while we are just a few people away from acquiring our…

Late Night Quotes

“There’s a boycott now of Danish products in the Muslim world. Luckily not too many mosques are made out of Legos.” — Jay Leno “President Bush unveiled his new $2.2 trillion budget. The president settled on $2 trillion after being told that $2 bazillion was not a real number.” — Conan O’Brien “The trial of…

Ronald Reagan Quotes

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Reaganomics, I hereby provide the following quotes by then-President Ronald “One for the Gipper” Reagan. These are more food-for-thought than anything else, but if you have anythoughts you’d like to share (pro or con), feel free to do it here. “Above all, we must realize that no arsenal,…