I’ve got a habit

Got a bill from my ISP . Apparently I went over the 125 hours a month limit in January, so I have to pay an extra $6. Um, considering that I turn my connection off at night and while I’m at work (where I’m online about 40 hours a week), I think you could safely call me a hardcore webgeek.

Phrase du jour: “to eat the sleepy applesauce“.

I’m working on another new project, but “www.pillowbook.net” is all I’m saying for the moment. [If I recall rightly, this was going to be a weblog for people to post the things they wouldn’t dare post to their own sites – sexy & snarky comments – but are dying to say. Matt Haughey made a great background graphic for me and then nothing ever came of the site. Couldn’t get a critical mass of people writing so no one would feel too identifiable, I suppose. I let the domain ownership lapse and the site it links to now is dead.]

F/X: The Club is having a reunion. I made the website. Be gentle, it’s only the first draft. [Link dead as of August 2003]

Poor neglected lil’ website! I’ve been busy working early mornings and doing other projects. Sorry to keep you unupdated on my every move. 😉

Buzz buzz buzz

Happy Dr. King jr. day! Be nice to each other.

Been a busy little bee for the last week. Worked a lot, ran around a lot, well, and slept a lot. 🙂

Worked on F/X: The Club reunion site. Not done yet ’cause my computer kept crashing (grrr), but here’s the placeholder site [link dead as of August 2003].

Had a nice chat with Squishy. I called him John though ’cause we were being businesslike. I’m looking forward to more meeting of the minds with this lad. Bright fellow. (No, I am not sucking up! I like talkin’ ’bout design shit).

Drove way too much in the rain. Tired. Bedtime. Night night.

Geek pleasures

Had a productive, but not as productive as we’d hoped day at work. *phew* Glad it’s over.

The good part of today was getting to work with Ev. It’d be nice to do a project together from the get-go. I could certainly learn a lot from him about dynamically created sites. His design sense is very good and he writes clean code. Smells nice too. Good webmonkey, havabanana.

Ok, I’m going to download my monkeyjunkies list mail. It’s been a while…ah…heh…
879 messages. I’ll just put ’em over here in this folder with the other ones. I swear I’m gonna read these someday.

Oh, that reminds me: I have another checkmark on my Digerati membership application. I’ve been quoted on Webmonkey.
Not once, but twice!
And I got the kicker spot both times – thanks, Jim & Jay!
Ok, it’s not Wired, but it’s Wired Digital. And I have the monkey hat! (“More Monkey!!!”) Such a pity they currently list me as “anonymous” [since corrected], but those who know me will recall my solemn advice:
Ben & Jerry’s CoffeeCoffeeBuzzBuzzBuzz ice cream is not a good bedtime snack.

And They Might Be Giants sing “Extra Savoir-Faire” and I think, as I always do, of Fred. So, when you walk down the street do most guys look like elves?

I got new flannel sheets in the mail today. Mmm. I am the Queen of Cozy!

The aforementioned Fred is probably rather disappointed in me for not coming to juggling tonight. I got home late, had an odd several part dinner and am doing domestic stuff like laundry and making the bed and taking out the trash. Yeah, lame, I know, but my life is so much happier when I have clean things to put next to my skin and when the garbage doesn’t smell.

How do you do a show over and over and over a thousand times and still keep it magic and satisfying for both the audience and yourself? What an astoundingly challenging career choice. And nice to have friends who’ve decided to take it on. Break a leg, John, Mark; I’m always front row center in spirit even if my body can’t really make it.

Mmm, quotes AND snarky little comments – two great tastes in one delicious site:

[no Cardamom.com now]

[As of the Internet Archive's snapshot on this date, Cardamom.com no longer had any of our content on it, but just appears to be the standard placeholder promo for our hosting service. This may have been while the sale of the domain to Cardex (for $900 and a giant bag of green cardamom) was in progress. I still have some of that cardamom now in 2015; freezers are amazing things.

At some point, as I recall a bit after the sale had gone through, we realized that Cardex hadn't bought Cardamom.net, so we got that. At some point prior to December 1998 (by which time my ex and I had parted ways) we set it up to redirect to MetaGrrrl.com.]

Cardamom.com snapshot

[As captured by the Internet Archive and displaying in a browser in 2015. I made this site with my then romantic partner, who was, if I recall correctly, both fond of baking and of Scandinavian ancestry which somehow led us to Cardamom.com as our domain.]

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[That would be an image of this postcard (shown as it appears in Strafe's Guide to Street Speak as of 2015:

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[That'd be this missing image.]



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[Those links are respectively, a Dulac illustration (site dead as of 2015), another site which no longer loads, Hotwired's Cocktail (partially surviving in the Internet Archive), a brand page for Bombay Sapphire, the Cardamom.com home page, and the St. David's archaeology department.]



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[As of 2015 I can't remember what that missing image is, but it seems from the URL to have something to do with Sniffy the Virtual Rat (an operant conditioning simulator), maybe this image:


That seems vaguely familiar. In any case, pretty sure it's more intended as snark about academia than anything to do with my actual program of study.]