June 2004 Archives


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So...I have, as some people have noticed, a section of my website devoted to a radio station I worked for way back in the eighties, KQAK. As part of that site, I try to keep track of where some of the people from the stations and the bands that we played are today. I discovered recently (last night) that Joe Pop-o-Pie, of the band the Pop-o-Pies was still around and, in fact, was selling a CD of his later work on CD-Baby. I ordered it, of course.

Today I got the confirmation of my orders shipping, possibly the best confirmation message I have ever received. I have duplicated it below for the amusement of others.

Qty Description Price Total
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1 POP-O-PIES: pop-o-anthology 1984 - 1993 $13.00 $13.00

Sub Total $13.00
Shipping $2.25
Grand Total $15.25

Your CD has been gently taken from our CD Baby shelves with sterilized contamination-free gloves and placed onto a satin pillow.

A team of 50 employees inspected your CD and polished it to make sure it was in the best possible condition before mailing.

Our packing specialist from Japan lit a candle and a hush fell over the crowd as he put your CD into the finest gold-lined box that money can buy.

We all had a wonderful celebration afterwards and the whole party marched down the street to the post office where the entire town of Portland waved 'Bon Voyage!' to your package, on its way to you, in our private CD Baby jet on this day, Tuesday, June 29th.

I hope you had a wonderful time shopping at CD Baby. We sure did. Your picture is on our wall as 'Customer of the Year'. We're all exhausted but can't wait for you to come back to CDBABY.COM!!

Thank you once again,

Derek Sivers, president, CD Baby
the little CD store with the best new independent music

It made me so happy.

Too many projects

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So I have way too many projects that I need to pay attention to, and this means that I am not getting anything done - though I am playing a lot of Civilization as a result.

I recently took stock of what I should be doing instead...

Lipglosspirate.com - I need to set up a blog for my daughter. I've got the domain for her, and it's pointed to the server here at home, I just haven't bothered to look into what blog software will run on an NT server with Activeperl and Apache. Any suggestions? Will Movabletype work?

Other Websites - I need to get around to doing something with www.cocktailcult.com, and my Colorado weirdos community site. Both of them are up, but the dating software for both is flakey. I probably need to spend some time learning PHP and the Nuke APIs. Also both need content. Anyone want to write for either one?

Amazon Assistant - I haven't worked on this in months. It needs to have the interface for creating templates redone, and I need to just go ahead and release it for free, since i doubt there is any money to be made from it. It would also be nice to do a server-side piece for it that can update prices and availability once a night, or whatever. A side effect of this will be updating the CD collection pages of this side.

Mutant Utopia - I keep meaning to set up a seperate Marcus Brooks website that people can add to. I have to domain, but again, have not gotten around to actually doing anything.

Halloween - Yes, I know it's the end of June. Despite this, I need to get started on the decorations for this year. This will be the year that I go way overboard on both the decorations outside the house, and on the stuff for the traditional Halloween party. This year it will all be very impressive...

So, given the vast number of time consuming things I have to do, the question becomes, what to do first. The answer? Play Civilization.

I Knew It!!!!!!

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So, last week I was forced to purchase a copy of the Weekly World News because it had a cover story that I believe with all my (organic, biological) heart to be true.

It proclaimed in bold letters "Dick Cheney is a Robot!" and the cover photo displayed a typically bilious (look it up people) Cheney exposing the circuity contained in his belly.

I have suspected this for some time, and it's good to see it confirmed in a print source that is more reliable than a typical Fox News report...

...Two Things

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Okay, it's been a while again, and therefore I must post two items...

First, so, the lawyers for the Bush administration put together legal opinions stating that the law can be interpreted in such as way taht torture is within the law. Then, when asked about authorizing torture Bush says only that "I have instructed our military to remain within the law" and doesn't want to elaborate. Well...according to your people torture *is* within the law, so should I take that as a "Yes, I authorized torture, but it's not torture, and even if it is, I am above the law"? I mean, really people...

Second, Lorelei is going to be out here and staying with us as part if her cross country "finding the real america" 60s hippy throw-back tour. This should be fun, since we haven't seen her in almost two years, and she is super keen!

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