Month: June 2003

1-Jul

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Well, kids, in case you didn’t notice, half a year is gone. July is a month of VaporFreeze for me. A chance to bring to closure a ton of loose ends and dangling projects that just need that final afternoon or so of work to get them “done…” or at least “done enough.”

Getting Ready for the Fourth

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Mmm-hmmm… Nothing like turning processed meat from bizarre animal parts into bizarre animal shapes. [url=http://www.octodog.net]Octodog.net[/url] (via Wendy) [url=http://www.nipponham.co.jp/winny/kazari/index.html]Japanese Cocktail Weenie Animals[/url] (via [url=http://www.boingboing.net]BoingBoing[/url]) And when they call you crazy for changing your hot dogs into hot octocpi or hot bunnies, you can say, with confidence, “I am Preventing Choking!”

Re-org times two

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Our organization is going through a reorg which, ideally, will make all of our lives easier. It looks like I will be reporting to a new person, which, of course, brings its own fears and trepidations. I feel like I’m given the opportunity, however, to position myself EXACTLY doing the things that excite me the most. I also believe that while this reorg clamps down on my individual autonomy (i.e. going out willie-nillie and doing […]

Austin’s Robot Group About to be Skewered…

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…on National TV: 7/3/2003 1000 PM All Times ET/PT Comedy Central Insomniac with Dave Attell (ep#406) [cc] Dave’s up all night deep in the heart of Texas, taking in an all-girl rollerderby match and tinkering with the [url=http://robotgroup.net]Austin Robot Group[/url]. If you’re not a regular Insomnic watcher, well… rest assured that the geeks and botheads in the Robot Group are going to be the brunt of a few jokes. Nonetheless, they know this, and they […]

All the Cool Kids are doing it…

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Open the Popup Window. Flash Required I’m doing a small bit of traveling these days, so what the hey? I added this widget. Won’t work on archive pages, though… need to fix my popup script (more generally, need to php-ize my blog) Updated: 6.17.03 14:34 – added flash required

A New Word

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This was from an email from Mike a while back…. seems appropriate, somehow: “Q: What do you call it when someone hasn’t been updating their blog? A: blogstipation (As in, “Sean has been blogstipated for a while”). According to Google, though, a few people have beaten me to it. Came up with that one in the shower this morning. Maybe it has something to do with the big knot on my skull. OK, back to […]

LIVE from Usenix

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I’m with JohnQ at the usenix booth.  There is wireless (although I’m certain the hackers wandering around are happily accessing my machine as I type) and FREE electricity (unlike our SxSW booth). Only about 500 people showed up to the conference at all, and I see only about 15 vendors in this room.  That’s actually nice, because we‘re getting prime, concentrated traffic to the booth. (although, the flow has slowed down for lunch) Passed out tons […]

You know you’re a pompous a-lister… (first in a series)

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…when you link to another site and casually mention you “did this many years ago.” Bonus Points if you “congratulate” the other site in any way: “Here is a very interesting application. I did this many years ago. I’m glad to see this person is builiding on that work! Good Job!.” Bonus Bonus Points if you assume the reader has been following your blog long enough to remember your previous iteration. Just in case, you […]