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Tuesday, September 29, 1998

I’ve been thinking about re-vamping this site. I like the “home” idea, but I think it needs jazzing up; more rooms, perhaps? A more detailed blueprint? Graphics showing what the rooms look like? While we’re at it, I’d like to provide some actual content here other than this diary. If/when I get CGI worked out, perhaps throw up some CGI and Java games. We’ll […]

Monday, September 28, 1998

Well, I’m happy to report that my order from came in on Friday. Everything was well-packed, and in very good condition. I’ll be buying more from them from now on. I see somebody’s writing a massively-multiplayer game based on Tolkien’s “if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I’m flattered to death by now” Lord of the Rings series. It’s a good idea, really: the world will support up to 10,000 players […]

Monday, September 21, 1998

According to Ziff-Davis online, of those who read Starr’s report online, most looked for the “naughty bits” than the sections outlining reasons for the President’s impeachment. I guess sex still sells, huh? Meanwhile, I’ve found something I’ve been waiting for: Buy non-perishable items online, get them FedEx’ed to your door, and pay three bucks shipping ($5 for orders over $50). And, yes, it’s done through […]

Saturday, September 19, 1998

Glad to see somebody isn’t towing the party line of “Microsoft sucks.” The folks over at the Why Apple Macintosh Computers Are Worthless Home Page (Ed: now defunct) have some very thought-provoking articles on why Macs aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. In particular, The Emperor’s Clothes by Edwin M. Gnitchel compares the Macintosh system 7.5.3 to Windows 95, and reveals some very interesting things. Unfortunately, they can’t […]

Friday, September 18, 1998

Not updating this as often as I’d like. Well, I’ve been sick, so that’s my excuse. But now I’m officially getting cheesed off. Yahoo! has got a Consumer Opinion category, which is basically where they put all the “Boycott Company X” pages. I have no problem with people who want to boycott a company, even if I don’t agree with their reasoning. But this…. […]

Sunday, September 13, 1998

I’ve got a link from here over to User Friendly, an online comic strip about a bunch of techies who work at an ISP. It’s winning an impressive amount of kudos, and I know I personally find it hilarious.

Saturday, September 5, 1998

Found a very interesting product the other day called Zing! (now defunct), whose purpose is to take a detour around the World Wide Wait. Every time you click on a link in your web browser, Zing! pops up with an interesting tidbit of entertainment: a comic strip, an upcoming movie review, a photo, a snippet of French or Spanish to try to translate, and so forth. All of this is customizable based on the channels you select, […]

Thursday, September 3, 1998

OK, time for my “daily column”…or “couple-of-times-a-week column”, as it seems more likely to be. Tell me what you think of the new underlining highlight thing. Just read a fascinating little story over on Yahoo! News. Seems Brandon Beussink, a student at Woodland High School in Montana, wrote up a webpage that ridiculed Woodland HS’ webpage. Ignoring the fact that this critique was neither hosted on school computers nor written […]

Wednesday, September 2, 1998

Well, I’ve had Windows 98 for a few days, and I have to agree with c|net’s view â€” Win98 has a lot of new features, and it’s more stable than Win95, but it’s probably not worth the money. What kinda ticks me off is that it costs as much as Windows 95 cost three years ago. Yes, the new stuff is nice, but this is hardly the quantum leap […]

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