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January 9, 2003

Hmm. The 13th most popular search string used to find this site is “big breasts.” I’d love to know why. Though now that I’ve put it in a journal entry, it’ll match more strongly. Ah well. 12:12 a.m. And here’s my vote: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdonm is an incredibly good read. Yes, you can read it online. Just plain good SF, in the tradition of Snow […]

Wednesday, January 8, 2003

We’ve seen lots of attempts by various folks to develop metaverses (read: really cool online 3D worlds). Most of them have failed miserably. However, there’s a new one that may have some potential: There. Here’s why: “There” is organized as an online vacation spot. It’s not meant to be a “home away from home;” it’s meant to be a place you go to relax. This is, frankly, […]

Tuesday, January 7, 2003

I’ve been listening to an audiotape of In Search of Excellence recently. It’s by Tom Peters (see In search of Tom Peters) and Robert Waterman, and was written basically as a response to bad practices in corporate America. Yes, yes; that was the impetus for a hundred books written in the past year. What makes this one any different (besides being written in 1982)? Well, In Search of Excellence approaches the question with hard research; rather than opining […]

Monday, January 6, 2003

I simultaneously love and hate Mondays. I don’t have the typical reasons, either. I love it because I’m generally most fresh at work on Monday. I can tackle problems with more energy than I can typically dredge up on a lackluster Thursday. I also have my Monday small group on Monday evenings. I love the small group; we like each other, we support each other, we eat dinner together, and we can […]

Friday, January 3, 2003

Happy eleventy-first birthday, Professor Tolkien. I’d like to raise a glass to you tonight.

Thursday, January 2, 2003

I like to read my favorite online journals to get inspired to write my own diary entries, and today I followed that routine, only to be struck dumb by Brennen’s entry for yesterday and the day before.

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