Friday, May 31, 2002.
10:51 AM - I could probably count the number of D&D players amongst my readers on one hand. Of those who remember the days of attempting, and usually badly, to write fiction around the characters you have played -- well, I would probably get a pinky finger. But just in case you have some nostalgia from that, EN World has now gathered some of its best Story Hour fictions. Don't forget to peek at the original Story Hour board and the board with stats for many of the characters from the stories.

That being said, I still find it useful to write one or two page story scenes in order to better envision a place I am creating for my games. My imagination has always lent itself to "filling in the gaps" inside of prose rather than descriptive text.
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10:25 AM - I still marvel at how creative the 20 things people can be.
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10:19 AM - It never dawned on me that people would make a utility to enhance the emailing of long URLs. How handy ! (fr. Jish)
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Thursday, May 30, 2002.
11:42 PM - Yup that is her real voice. Sugar, a host on YTV (think canadian nickelodeon) has the highest pitched voice I have heard coming out of a (pseudo) adult female. For some it is annoying as fingernails on chalkboard, but for others (*ahem*) it is the cutest thing going. Or so some guys think. I also just noticed that she is the "wicked" chick in the CrispyCrunch commercial.
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7:06 PM - Another capitalist reason I need a job is so I can buy schwag. My KLOK shirts are fading; how will I ever be hip again??
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1:18 PM - I used to step to defend BtVS (y'know, that show called Buffy) during its early years. It was witty, charming, current and specFic. Like all good things, it began to slide in the latter years. Now, you wouldn't believe how low it is going to slide. Britney Spears will guest star. (by way of leuschke... i live on the second floor)
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7:41 AM - Who decided that it was Vancouver here today? Wow, is it raining out there.
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6:47 AM - Note to future motivated self: hang onto flashcodehacks and zoode as sources for Flash stuph.
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12:57 AM - So, VIMH gets syndicated, but my questions is, "will i get the newspaper so i can see recent strips?" I suppose it will depend on its availability and whether or not i would read anything else in it. Still, congrats are out to Bill; he gets to line birdcages the world round !! :)
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Wednesday, May 29, 2002.
12:13 PM - Ugh. Ick. Ooogh. Bleah. bleah. bleah.
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12:09 PM - Ohhhhh, so they are not all clones afterall. (fr. aaron on hiatus)
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11:16 AM - The issue of having a domain name that is the same as a popular candy is an interesting one. On one hand, you have to respect that she has had the domain uncontested for 5 years and doesn't connect it to the candy -- she's a pop culture addict. On the other hand, I believe a precedent is already set in area, saying that companies own their trademarked domains. Wasn't it the McDonalds domain that made all the bluster a few years ago? (fr. purephase)
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10:57 AM - Do you know that feeling, when you roll over on a hot night and breathe against the back of another sleeping person's neck and the heat of your own breath bouncing back into your face makes you turn away? Well, I am currently having that feeling from my own upper lip. My body has a low grade fever and the new heat outside is not helping. I am off to the store for some Buckley's.
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10:47 AM - Is Vanilla Coke not available in Canada yet? J brought home one for me from the station the other day, me being the resident Coke Addict (i'll bore you with a funny story someday), but I thought it was just that someone bought and didn't like the taste. Its not bad. In fact it tastes a lil like those "natural" colas, like China Cola, that Davide was always trying to get me to switch to.
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12:12 AM - Heh heh heh. A hand-puppet, apparently on Conan (don't watch it) and named Triumph does a number on the "waiting in line" Star Wars fans. I am guessing I will receive another comment from these guys.

Anyone else think he is a good rip-off of Ed the Sock ? (via jish)
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Tuesday, May 28, 2002.
5:56 PM - J is very fond of the ultra-cute house hippo. She giggles and cries, "i want one !!" everytime the commercial plays. This strange man seems to have taken the idea of a pet hippo to extremes. Ahem. How could you not?
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10:49 AM - Bored. Now.

So I finally went and saw the bugger and I am utterly disappointed that for the first time, I can say I did not like a Star Wars movie. We'll ignore the fact that there is no way I would believe that the whining teenager would become the uber-villain Darth Vader. We'll ignore the fact I was looking for the fastforward during the "romantic scenes". We'll ignore the fact that no one played their roles with any engagement; they all just fell flat. I was just bored. Too many wideshots where you knew most of the screen was computer graphics. The translation from digital to film was terrible, as I did find the whole thing shot softly and there were areas where not-exactly-black shadows pixelated like bad sattelite feed. I just was not interested, not drawn along by any of the characters or the plotlines. And when the frick did Artoo learn to fly ?!?!

Did I like anything? Yeah, segments. I loved the diner cars and the Jetsons style robots. I loved the 5th Element style skycar chase. The clone battle was fun, for the chance to watch StormTroopers fight with some skill. I am hardpressed to find things.

I find all this negativity very strange for I actually left Episode1 with a sensation of glee in my head. Maybe it was the fact I had waited so long for another Star Wars movie. But I can say, that on a whole, I liked Episode One. I am rather upset that Lucas has done this to me. The faint whiff of "fidgeting in my seat with glee" that I caught when the titles came up is fading. I am left with profound disappointment.

Last thought: if you can jump around like a frickin' superball then why the cane old boy?
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Sunday, May 26, 2002.
2:22 PM - Bwag. My eyes hurt after playing world's smallest pong. (fr. wannabe)
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Saturday, May 25, 2002.
12:56 AM - In my habit of linking to things you can download patterns for, cut up and assemble out of cardboard, i give to you the 10 x 10 mag EndTable.
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12:31 AM - I have always had the idea of flaunting the copyright laws and offending the well-written sector of the web by gathering a bunch of as-yet-unread writings (by me) from a whole bunch of well-written web authors, gathering them together into one printed designed-by-me format and killing it over a few afternoon coffees or ice teas in the park. Then when I am finished, mailing it to someone whom I know would have overlooked these fine literary upsets. I never did it but its nice to know Dean has done it with permissions intact.
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Friday, May 24, 2002.
9:04 PM - Oh I have to remind myself not to watch Road Side Recipes and then walk into the kitchen. Everything in the pantry and fridge is such a letdown after seeing all the mouth-watering food they partake in. This is one of the two reasons that could urge me to buy a car -- to just hop in the driver's seat and go hunting for fooderies on weekends makes me ache for the freedom. What I like is that Episode V is set in the heart of Montreal.
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1:41 AM - Heh, classic. Unsatisfied with the compromise that Hilda made with the "contestants" of Trading Spaces the people of Dominey Design finished it for her.
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1:25 AM - I am on the verge of ... something. My sore throat has lent itself to the recurring occasional fatigue I have suffered since Halifax, to give me a day of constant naps and exhausting 3 block walks. But there is a boon in this body rebellion, a slight calming of the roaring legion in my head. I can ponder a few things peacefully, focus on what's at hand, fold laundry without the gathering anxiety of the proper ways to tackle such a task.

Its also a good time to watch a movie like Vanilla Sky. This was a movie starring someone J will not enjoy watching so I left it to DVD and a solo period -- I have a few of those these days. As i suspected, I absolutely adored it. I also like that Cameron actually took the chance on giving a solid explanation. Like many movies of this ilk (Jacob's Ladder, Mulholland Drive, etc.) the ambiguity is the entirety. To not explain, is actually easier. VS is not about the explanation, but more about the Why. And while the explanation is readily believable (with a touch of specFic accepted), the Why is what we will ponder and argue.
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12:58 AM - You know Blogger and Radio Userland, Greymatter and Moveable Type. But did you know there are quite a few more tools out there ??
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Thursday, May 23, 2002.
9:30 PM - Its been a long time, I mean a reall-lly long time. But I am glad I have found I Must again. Now I feel all weird about being nostalgic about the old days of blogging. Gawds I need a life, a paying one at that.
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3:31 PM - Snicker. In yet another blonde moment, i wondered what STFU meant. I came across this lil flashie that can make anyone who has played Counterstrike giggle.
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3:25 PM - Its that kind of day, one of those days post-too-much-coffee, where my head is aching and there is a gerbil gnawing my teeth. One too many overly-strong-Joes has left me, as it usually does but i never learn, with a sore throat. The only cure is to lay-off caffeine for a few days. Ouch goes head. But think, what if i could take my caffeine in a manner other than orally? No not that, I am not Steve Martin nor SJ Parker. Via soap is what i was thinking.
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3:04 PM - Oh my. I am without proper words. Such... toast. Gimme a LARGE glass of milk please :) (fr da bored bill in da specs)
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12:04 PM - What is it about people adding little, barely useful widgets to their website that enthralls me so much? The words and pictures should be enough. But when someone adds a reflection of pragmatism to their site I am all, "Oooo neat, now they are helpful !!" For example, there is the Ftrain Reader Services where it cookies you and tells you how many times you have read a page and how many there are left to read. You can also add annecdotes and "make a link back to this page", whatever that means.
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11:24 AM - Its about time I explored this format of exchange.

tbit: With everything that is happening in the world, I am beginning to envision the world being controlled by two omnipotent beings in a game against each other.

J: You mean, God and The Devil ??

tbit: No. That would be assuming one is actually benevolent. I see them more like dateless geeks playing a wargame, enthralled with not only with beating each other but with the destruction they cause.

It didn't actually go this eloquently, but you get the point.
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1:33 AM - There are many things in life to feel deficit about. Proper grammar, for one. Of the top 100 books of all time, I have read two. One was by choice, one was heaped on me by some well meaning English Teacher. If you have read more than 10 of these then I pity the lack of a good Robert E. Howard Conan in your life.
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1:27 AM - I am becoming rather fond of that brief flash of 1994 design & content before the CSS takes hold and displaysthe proper page. Currently being experienced in IE6.
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12:40 AM - The trek into official Freelancing (as opposed to emails asking, "can you do me a site?" with little or no promotion on my part) is a challenging one. Even the baby steps are hurtles in need of platform shoes. My first goal is a new site, to be announced soon. In its creation, I am left to think about the webdesign client. How do you communicate to them what you can do and how do they communicate what they need? Most of my competition's sites are very ambiguous about the process of having a site built. I think its more helpful to immediately assist the potential client. For example, the Focus Design Project Profiler outlines many things a potential client could have in mind before they contact the designer.

Oh yes. Be warned, once the other site is done, this one is going to change focus somewhat.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2002.
10:20 PM - New desktop, all dark and angelic, by farblos.
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1:33 PM - The X-Files plays like a long-running D&D game where the DM has a rough overall plan but constantly drops in new NPCs, hints and villainous plots. Soon the DM has a folder full of half-written notes that contradict other notes leaving the DM in a confused muddle and the characters each writing their own theories. Thus we have the X-Files Timeline where you can follow details of all the temporal points in the storyline. I still think Mulder should have investigated the Roswell kids, who are now roving the countryside in a VW van sans Scooby-Doo.
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10:59 AM - The lottery went to two other lucky Quebecers (and two other people elsewhere). So close, yet so far. From what I have heard they bought tickets in the thousands. Me with my lil ol one ticket just stood and sighed, "oh well." Strangely enough I felt virtuous as I told myself I would have been satisfied with only enough winnings to pay off the debt load, so the impending doom of "end of EI" wouldn't loom so mightily. What is it about the cash-strapped human mind that thinks they have a better random chance when they ask for less? By my spot in line I was saying, "ahh just give me $120 so I can see all the movies on my list." Perhaps I need more committment to becoming wealthy...
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Saturday, May 18, 2002.
1:14 AM - Brian (dip) has sent me many examples of turntabl-ism, via his own mixCDs. It took till absence vii to get something by dj shadow but it was worth it. I miss his use of copyright abuse.
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1:03 AM - The loverly thing about reading books digitally is that the old classics are most likely available in free digital format. I don't know why but this "Princess and the Goblin" sounds very familiar. Is it the one she was reading in Labyrinth ?? (danke solardragon ala referrers)
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12:52 AM - Oh man, its May and you are dieing to be standing in a mall complaining how the bad muzak xmas carols are playing far too soon. Torment torment torment. I should have said no to that martini but the host had such a gleam in his eyes. (fr. the coffee ring who looked better on a white bg)
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12:45 AM - Y'know, if B stands there for too long, staring at me with his yellow eyes, I am going to blast him with the squirt gun. The dweeb.
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Friday, May 17, 2002.
3:21 PM - I have an old hotmail account, created in the days when ISPs claimed that "thisboyistoast" could not be used as a UserID, it being too many letters. It also keeps my MSN-IM active. I get a few emails here, and very few relative SPAMs, not more than 2-3 a day.

Based on this article that says that due to some changes in MSN's arrangements with partners, my "do not share" might have been re-set. I checked my profile and it was. I was set to "share my email address". I unclicked and hid once again from the spammers. But, I have this sneaky suspicion that having activated an old profile and updated it, I have awoken some process that will indeed send my email address to a number of dweebs. Soon, I predict, I will once again start recieving porn related spam.
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Thursday, May 16, 2002.
4:23 PM - Finally, i found a kiosk that can handle Blogger. But can i handle the KB ?

Good screen, better speed. nice resolution and browser level. and i killed 10 mins for 2 bux.
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1:09 AM - Next request comes from stuart, from somewhere near Toronto, as this lil story attests to. Heh heh heh. Stuart also refers to his photo section as Friends OF Dorothy.

I first heard this term in Edmonton. Yeah yeah, that is not all that long ago. I was in a chat room killing my time when I should have been working. I got in trouble for that. Anywayz, the room had started to resemble a junior highschool with the jocks picking on a young girl who had revealed she was a lesbian. The usual mentality started up with the two guys trying to convince her that she just hadn't fucked the right guy.

"How do you know you wouldn't like it, if you haven't tried?"

Of course, as per usual, I stuck my nose in and asked them the same thing. Huffing and puffing ensued and they called me a dyke. Second time in my life actually and the first time being after similar jock-heads watched me and J walk down the street holding hands. I should have shaved less often. Intellectual battle began in the chat room and the unarmed left. Another chatter asked me if I was, "a friend of Dorothy's" and I began to send all the chatroom people from the last few weeks through my mind.

"Nope, I don't know a Dorothy."

Much laughter, to my chagrin. People had assumed that since I was arguing for queer respect, that I must be in the club. Nope. In all honesty, it was just because I love baiting the intellectually deficit who bring their hatreds into chatrooms.

Oh well, now that I have made a blatant statement of my straight-hood, I guess all those new sites that have been popping up in my referrers will go away. And here I thought I was becoming popular.
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12:35 AM - Amusingly enough, and more laughable when you see my stats, some people out there have decided I am popular and to ask me for linky-luv. Hey I may have talked to an A-Lister or two but that doesn't eevn place me in the F-Club. But what the hey, at least I will comment on something. Things have been spartan around here lately.

First up comes Viralbank (i hate when people put spaces in their <TITLE>), a collection of entertaining emails. I guess this means more along the idea of those jokes and such that pass around via inter-office / inter-relative email. I don't get many of those cuz I grump about seeing the same joke eleventy times. At first it seems more an exercise in webdesign & coding for the sake of portfolio padding. The heads up came from someone at 1000Heads who have as a service, Viral Marketing. Yup, manipulation of the weblog world in order to promote something.
    Our teams of dedicated webheads populate the best online chat rooms, message boards and forums - seeding discussion, promoting your products to targeted audiences, hungry for tips, news and views.
Seedy huh?

"Yeah, you were right about Episode 2 sucking !! Hey have you been to www.suckmycash.com ?? They know what you mean man !!"

Funny, how I just did what they wanted, eh? *

* I never say "eh" as Canadians are supposed to (i also say "a-boat" not "a-boot" nor "a-bout") but I seem to often type it.


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Wednesday, May 15, 2002.
11:35 AM - I am not too POed by technology on a CD that will stop me from burning MP3s from it; it just means I would have to go back to mixTapes instead of mixCDs. But I am little grumpy that this list of CDs will not play properly on my CD-ROM. Much music is imbibed behind computer screens; it does not seem right that workers around the world should be forced to listen to mainstream radio or kill the batteries on their walkmans.
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11:24 AM - Hey, this toolbar by Dave is handy.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2002.
5:14 PM - I will see SW: Ep2 after I see The Importance of Being Earnest. I am in no hurry to see bad acting and Portman's navel. Don't misunderstand, I will see it and I will enjoy the movie - alot. I am just not lining up nor suffering the Vader Virus. I appreciate a bit of the dismissal in my fanboy-dom. Such as the The "Annotated" ST:Nemesis Screenplay. Tee hee. (from the scary cat lady of edmonton)
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5:10 PM - Ages ago. Ages ago I brought to you my favourite use of Flash. And probably one of my few favourite uses of jazz. I don't get jazz. Now I bring you an illuminating tale of a housewife in need. You need headphones if your workmates are like me and also don't get jazz. (from that pagan pooh)
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Monday, May 13, 2002.
9:01 PM - CBC's The Way We Work is an interesting read, even as I have just started. I have a feeling I will be peeking in alot at the discussions and also contributing somewhat. (fr. ed, currently on a redesign binge)
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Sunday, May 12, 2002.
12:55 AM - Allo, do you like monsters? Not starship-eating bio-plasmic not-monsters but bug-eyed, bunny-eating sure-monsters. Yes, monsters that go rawr!!
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Friday, May 10, 2002.
11:30 AM - i did not backpack europe or work at the vineyard, in my myouth, as i expected. i am now being told that i had to wait until i could be wired like jay in order to do it. nah, i think i would finally have a use for all those blank books.

ed note: mouth? where did that come from?
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12:05 AM - badly designed (aren't they all?) official site for Sharpe writer, Bernard Cornwell. blogged.
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12:02 AM - comic booky shared-universe fiction with rossi connections. blogged.
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Thursday, May 09, 2002.
11:55 PM - downtempo. acid-Jazz. Internet Radio. soon to be gone. blogged.
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11:50 PM - article about hardcover european comic now in english. another reason to learn french. blogged.
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11:47 PM - online comic strip about a toothpick. blogged.
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11:44 PM - american west coast asian culture. blogged.
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6:41 PM - I have been walking around all day doing little things but not getting anything really done. Seeking. I keep on returning to the computer with a sense of, "I will find what I need on the internet." The trouble is that I don't know what I need. And its definately not being found on the Internet. Something tells me this says alot about my life, right now.
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Wednesday, May 08, 2002.
12:24 PM - Yeah Jacq mentioned the possibility of a McDonald's in next door. The resto spot used to be Nick & Marios which was more pretentious than the food was good. It had replaced a place called Murrays, one of those ancient "family restos" that served the populations of seniors living nearby. This will be the first chain fastfood joint (eat in; KFC is at the corner) in over a 10 block radius. The only feeling that I have about all of this is that the evil smell of fries will be wafting in through my window all year round. Other than being somewhat disgusting, I can imagine I will eat alot of fries. As for "kinds of people" just imagine even more teenagers blocking the sidewalks and lotsa thump-thump cars. I am not sure if i dislike that or the possibility of more walkers & canes.
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12:58 AM - I suppose that if someone DOES break into this file and wins the Ferrari, they will probably also get quite the lucrative job.
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Tuesday, May 07, 2002.
3:38 PM - Collapse game bad. Me play far too long.
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3:28 PM - KillaCampaigns is a very basic online D&D/3E campaign tool I am testing out for the solo game J and I have going. It almost seems tailored for online play, allowing you to invite players and track games. It seems to be mostly about PCs and NPCs while i hope it will allow for more broad range campaign info in the future. I envision an idea where people can contribute to a campaign while not personally taking part in it: devising NPCs, building towns or areas of interest, providing maps, etc. I have always liked the idea of co-DMing. Perhaps I should add this idea to my list of on-going projects.

*evil imp on shoulder cackles loudly*
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2:36 PM - I keep on shaking my head at this candy ad. I am sure there are a dozen pithy comments already covered by previous posters, but once again I am left with an embarrassed giggle and nothing to say. (but bill said something)
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12:11 PM - Finally, some practical advice about the luvin'. Do you think I should include "not calling it The Luvin" in there?
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1:13 AM - What an absolutely rotten teaser website for Harry Potter's next movie. If you are a no-spoiler type, don't even mouse-over because you might have wanted to be confused.
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Monday, May 06, 2002.
12:53 PM - CBC did an interview with the manufacturer of the InstaBook. Its a system to be installed in bookstores, that will DL public-domain books and print them in trade-paperback format. Of course, the future is to allow us access to out-of-print books without the need of a publishing run. I like the idea. It fills the need for books to stay paper, portable and available. They could be used by university bookstores to provide, on demand, rare and expensive text books.

I believe I envisioned this long ago during my phase of cyberpunk / dark-urban-future reading. The concept was that electronic reading was never going to take off but that all media to be read would be on a demand-only basis. Newspaper & magazine printers that pop up like ATMs on street corners and in Deps. The glossy advertizing possibilities of these kiosks are easily imagined. Bookstores would become like video stores, with plastic shells providing the browser with something tangible to peruse. Find the nice cover art that you like, perhaps something fantastical by Brom, and bring it to the counter. A few minutes later a nice paperback is warming your hands. And it has that new-print smell, which of course will be much better than new-car smell.
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11:48 AM - Collagery is yummi-ness.
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11:35 AM - *snicker*

Today I go see nipples in the rain.
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Sunday, May 05, 2002.
10:41 PM - Spent all day walking around Mont Royale; the first time since my arrival here 4 years ago. Ended the circle on the steps of the Oratory as the sun set, to watch the planetary alignment. First impression? Rip-off !! They don't look lined up to me, just the usual bunch of stars jumbled in the sky. I think the astronomers just want to be noticed again. Still, the sunset was gorgeous.
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12:14 PM - I forgot to mention. On Wednesday, some lovely dear explained to me what "tbit" (the abbreviation i sign things with and the name on my business card) sounds a little insulting in french. It means "small penis". Ahem. Oh well, considering i grew up in anglo Nova Scotia with the moniker "Little David" due to my last name, I am not too bothered. In adolescence the other boys decided that my childhood nickname referred to something else. We shall not discuss the fact that I have small feet.

I thus have become skilled in other areas. *waggles eyebrows*
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Saturday, May 04, 2002.
8:07 PM - While the presentation is a lil too woo-woo (technical term) for me, the masks at FalconRose are droolable. There was a time, when i was a man in a masque, that I would have been buying one of these immediately. GreenMan or GnomeKing?
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3:12 PM - OK, your mission today is to turn your speakers up REAL LOUD and make all the blocks the same colour. Go ahead, you can do it.

p.s. bleah bleah !!
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3:06 PM - Stevia may be a wonderful natural, no-calorie sweetener in fruit smoothies but in coffee it makes me go, "bleah bleah !!" like my favourite tasmanian devil.
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Friday, May 03, 2002.
5:32 PM - Yes, Dean ?? What's that Dean? Oh. That's Verisign.
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5:22 PM - Mikel is linking to some really interesting copyright info these days. For example, this interview at cableworld with Jamie Kellner, CEO of Turner.
    Because of the ad skips.... It's theft. Your contract with the network when you get the show is you're going to watch the spots.
Understandably the guy is nervous about technology that allows people to constantly and consistently avoid watching commercials. In ad-based revenue models, it wouldn't be too long before the prices of ad spots drops. But these people are usually so technically illiterate, so strongly doused in lawyer-speak, that they drop all common sense into the latrine.

I have never signed a contract stating I will watch the ads. If I was merely using broadcast signals to watch TV, there would be no way these buffoons could tell if I ever watched a single ad. Under their criteria, the remote-control should be considered as circumvention technology because as soon as the ad comes on I am switching to another channel. Idjits.
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10:57 AM - Oh this is just too amusing not to link to. Tom 7, font designer, gets threat letters from lawyers representing Agfa & ITC asking him to remove free software from his site. They say the software allows people to circumvent protection in fonts. He fights back with intelligent statement of the DMCA. The funny thing is, i didn't know there was a way to protect fonts from being disseminated? They might wanna ban floppy disks. (fr. mikel)

Fuck. Its snowing outside again.
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12:50 AM - Hey some ephoc changed since i last blundered by. I like the fuzzy stained look it has now. But I also liked the way it used to look.
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12:26 AM - The fanboy in me goes NEAT !! Robin Williams is invited to the grand opening of a gaming store in Seattle (that's CCGs, Wargames, RPGs, etc.) and cannot make it. But later on when he is in Seattle, he decides to drop by. I cannot imagine this guy gathered around a big dioramic table playing Warhammer 40K but ya never know.
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12:10 AM - I don't believe I have played Nethack, but I must say I do like this pseudo 3D version. I was a Rogue fan back in the days of green and amber screens, but I never played this particular flavour. That reminds me, there was a turn-based wargame I also played in those days, where you would build armies, conquer cities, fly jets, etc. Sort of like Civilization but not as bold. Anybody remember what it is?

And yes, this is a test to see how many who I knew back then actually read my page. C'mon folks, how many times do I have to send you the URL ?
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Thursday, May 02, 2002.
12:36 PM - Heh heh heh, the number of people baffled by this ESP Experiment is amusing. Take some time to view it. You will understand. (fr. Ed who is not happy we teased him about his happiness)
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Wednesday, May 01, 2002.
5:52 PM - What the wuck is Wiki Wiki ?? I have a stwange feeling i am about to find out. I also have an itch to hunt wabbits.
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2:30 PM - From the "mournful canadian chicks" sound that Mukey and I like, comes martina sorbara. And from KaZaa Lite comes a great selection of her songs. I will listen to her until she turns into another Jewel. This is why I deserve a job; so I can support canadian music and not have to steal it. Right? Right?

p.s. i won't mention out loud what caught my attention in the video ;)
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1:41 PM - Brian Wood, my favourite graphic designer / comic bookie, has schwag. Great schwag. One of my first job purchases (post getting a job) shall be an over-stock made-to-tailor truck-driver uniform-jacket with a CousCous Express patch. (danke m @ klok)
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12:33 PM - Our "if i win a couple of mil" conversations have increased in number as of late, out-weighing the number of "when our jobs provide enough" thoughts about houses, backyard gardens and dog runs. We just don't seem any closer to those dreams/goals than we were ten years ago. One of my topics, one which I only even remotely feed IRL, is blank books. When I first got my hands on a few blank books, I actually thought I would use them for journalling. But I have never had the discipline to write to an audience of one. Its like speaking out loud; I don't want to hear my own voice alone. But when I have globs of money (and i will someday, dammit !!) I intend on having a bookshelf dedicated only to books with no words within, only potential. (thanks to Bill for the banshee schwag)
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12:12 PM - Hmm, today I got an unfamiliar morning shower (before 10am) and stood letting hot water agitate the dreams from my head. The varied streams of water resonated on the chromed drain catch creating the sound of a distant flute, like someone playing on misty highlands or Picard as heard through the Jeffrey's Tubes. The interview went well but I noticed a touch of marble-mouth. Not having to form complete sentences when conversing with J leaves me out of practice with the rest of the world. Perhaps I need a "conversational english" support group before I attempt the "conversational french" group.

Speaking of conversation; is anyone going to First Wednesday tonight? I am. Once again I ask, even if you are not a weblogger in Montreal why not come? Are you a reader or fan of a montreal page? Work in the biz ? Not at all in the biz ? Come enjoy a pint, be mystified by Aaron as he speaks the programmer's language, glare at Ed as he tells you how great his job is, listen to me talk about Halifax (or Ottawa, or Edmonton, or...). Maybe Bill will show and give you pointers on CCGs. Ed Blork is always good for a recipe or two. Karl (sans Cow) represents Europe for us and is one of the cult (people who have met ex-pat Heather).

Note: If you show up alone on one side, walk to the other side and look for a guy in a ball cap with "toast" on the back. That's me.
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