Archive for the 'teh interwebs' Category

Second Life: My first (truly) negative experience.

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

First things first–if you’re in Second Life, I highly recommend you avoid any land rentals from:

Xael Aeon
Rainbow Estate Land Sales
Communal Waters

Here’s why:
The short version: Xael Aeon is a greedy asshole.
The long version:

I paid L$20,000 to rent an Open Space Sim (OSS) from Xael Aeon on Nov 3, 2008 for the period of 29 days.
It […]

The Figurehead (post 2)

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Same song, entirely different era. Robert here is probably younger than we are now, and so so sad. Simply so charming, it breaks your heart.

Also, I want to know how exactly I missed this web comic.

The Figurehead

Monday, January 15th, 2007

Ah, an old friend. So achingly beautiful, for what it is, and where it fits in my life with the Cure. Robert Smith says it is about a figurine from a set they used for a video shoot. It is also about what I remember it for–a time, a place, certain people, absolutes of experience. […]

Visited states, etcetera.

Sunday, March 19th, 2006

Robust serves up the visited states map meme, and, lo, lemming-like, I proceed:

Also, the list:

California

San Francisco a pair of times–sublime and marvelous. Best 2 memories: Mission after dark, a hole-in-the-wall Mexican place, then a bar at which you could still smoke with a thick wood bar top grooved by elbows. Served cold Jager on tap […]

The Prairie Muffin Manifesto

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

“[Prairie Muffins] are also happy that their husbands are masculine, and they do not diminish that masculinity by harping on habits which emanate from the fact that boys will be boys, even when they grow up. In addition, Prairie Muffins are careful not to use their feminine, hormotional weaknesses to excuse sinful attitudes and actions, […]

Go. Read. Now.

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

Before we headed out to Disneyworld® this past November, I happened upon a short story I had read–skimmed, really–a few months before. It was a short piece titled Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom. I had blown through it the first time, filing it away as something to be explored again, if […]

Red Hat Magazine

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

So, I have an article in this month’s Red Hat Magazine. It’s the second one I’ve written, and the first one of any length.
It took approximately forever to write ’cause, duh, I had no idea what to say.
But, anyway, there it is.

New Orleans, of the present

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

If this account is in any way true, it speaks of neglect and maliciousness that I can hardly fathom.

Just as dusk set in, a Gretna Sheriff showed up, jumped out of his patrol vehicle, aimed his gun at our faces, screaming, “Get off the fucking freeway”. A helicopter arrived and used the wind […]

Fucking creepy.

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

Nearly 80 percent of New Orleans lies below sea level—more than eight feet below in places—so the water poured in. A liquid brown wall washed over the brick ranch homes of Gentilly, over the clapboard houses of the Ninth Ward, over the white-columned porches of the Garden District, until it raced through the bars and […]

Need righteous indignation? Look here!

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Sometimes, out on those there interwebs, one sees things that make one giggle. Tee hee. Sometimes one sees things that make one think deeply about life, religion, history, or socio-economic politics. Ponder, ponder.
And then sometimes you find a bastion of idiocy and smug moral superiority so dense and choking that you find […]