Friday, December 12, 2003

So...What have I been doing so far with my unemployment?

A couple things.

1) Most importantly, I've been applying to as many jobs as I can. I got a kind of crappy severance(I think), but if I can find a job before it runs out, that's money for a new road bike or a trip or a donation to St. John's.
2) Going to as many shows as I can. This week, I've been to three shows-all of them awesome.
3) Reading. I got a new translation of Don Quixote. It'll take me a while to read but it's very good.


Friday, December 05, 2003 : Viewing profile

A buddy of mine finished a 50000 word novel in a month. Read his steaming pile of crap!
Dixieland Auroras

This is a nice little piece on auroras.

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Well, I got laid off today.

Do any of you people out there need any help?
Theater Review | 'Lysistrata': The Greeks Had Many Words for Sex, and Here They Are

This was one of my favorite Greek comedies when I was in college-it looks like it's been reinterpreted.....Too bad I'm not in NY.

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

BBC NEWS | Europe | Lonely lives of Ukraine's HIV children

Fucking A.
Take a look at this-I copied it from a blog on worthwhile.

Scott Rosenberg's Links & Comment: "The Web site for Harpers has an unusual new design that builds on its extensive back catalog of magazine content in semantic-Web-ish ways. It's not a blog, exactly. Paul Ford, of, who designed it, explains the ideas behind it here. He also suggests that the work that went into the site may well make its way into a new 'open-sourced content management system based on RDF storage.' This is interesting because, so far, though RDF has generated all sorts of interesting theory, real-world applications remain not very easy to explain, or even find. Anyway, this sort of site-overhaul is always tough, even when it's not as technically ambitious as what Harpers has done, so congratulations to all."
Harper's Index for January 2003 ( "Chances that a Rwandan woman raped during the 1994 genocide is now HIV-positive: 2 in 3 [Association of Widows of the Genocide (Rwanda)][Top]"

Harper's Index for August 1999 ( "Number of troops that could have prevented Rwanda's 1994 genocide, according to the head of U.N. forces there then: 5,000 [National Defense Headquarters (Ottawa, Canada)][Top]"

August 2009: How Google beat Amazon and Ebay to the Semantic Web (

This is one guy's idea on how the web will become more interconnected.....via symantec searches. He also redid the Harper Magazine web site.