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Month: May 2002

Gone Pro

For those who know about this type of thing, up till now I’ve been using Blogger as my publishing engine for this site. Blogger is a great free product which has had no small part in fuelling the the massive blogging phenomenon of the last year or so. I’ve been a big fan of the product and the people who built it for a very long time, and have decided it’s time to give something back. As of 20 minutes ago, I’ve upgraded to Blogger Pro, a subscription version of Blogger with all the usual features and some extras. Thanks to everyone over at Blogger for putting together such a great product – keep up the good work!

Blogging the Future

Douglas Rushkoff, one of my favourite writers of our time, has launched a redesign of his site (okay, it was a while ago, but I haven’t been blogging in a while), along with his very own weblog. I’ve always admired Rushkoff’s work, and his books are some of my favourites of all time. I’ve subscribed to his media-squatters mailing list for a number of years, and have always enjoyed the lively discussions his articles and musings have sparked. This new weblog is now among my list of daily haunts, promising some really interesting discourse on all things media and culture. Welcome, Douglas, to the world of weblogging – the community is better for having you in it.

Drunken Roommate Chronicles

“I have to work in the morning… what the fuh? what time do I worrrrk tomorrow? fucn I’m gonna kill youss” (begins wrestling with shoes)

“You work at 9:30 tomorrow. That’s what you told me”

“Okayyyyy… I have to set mmy alarm fer… fuckn I’m gonna fucn… okay what time do I work?”

“You work at 9:30… I set your alarm for 8:00”

“yeah, fuck I’m gonna kill you guys… fuck I’m so drunk fuckn I have to work fuck fuckn drunkf …what time do I have to get up?”

“I set your alarm for 8:00… you have to work at 9:30”

“I’m taking my shoes off fuckn… I’m so drunk fuck you guys are so dead fuckfuck what time do I – I have to work in the morning… nin-eight-nineteen-nine-thir-nine-“

“nine thirty… I’ve set your alarm.. do you want some water?”

“no… I got my shoes off!”

Half an our later, upon discovering the bathroom door locked, lights off, no sound from inside:

“Mike, what are you doing in there?”


“Mike, are you going to sleep in the bathroom?”


“Mike, do you want me to turn on the light?”


“Mike, are you ok?”


Okay, yeah… it’s been a while

It was a nice break, but now I think it’s time to get back to it. I’ve been feeling a little more inspired lately. I’m going to try to keep postings fairly regular, and I’ll be sticking with the same kinda format as before: odd links, bit o’ commentary. Gonna try to mix in a little more personal stuff, and other writings… Got lots of ideas (there’s never a shortage of those), and hopefully enough time (always a shortage) to implement them. Let’s see how it goes.