Archive for July, 2002

Storybored. Bored.

Saturday, July 27th, 2002

Got sick and tired of the 5 year old storybored interface. Well, probably not that emotional of a reaction, but wanted to freshen it a bit. Even more cryptic than before – but the content hasn’t changed. Like it? If not, deal with it.

A few other tweaks around the site as well.

Rocket Powered Mice

Saturday, July 27th, 2002

rocketpowered mice inc. summer of H8

knownothingism

Wednesday, July 24th, 2002

the principles and policies of the “know nothings”; the condition of knowing nothing or desiring to know nothing or the conviction that nothing can be known with certainty…often referred to as K&N!!!!! [source: Webster’s]

double entender

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2002

a word or phrase used in a manner that it can be interpreted in two ways, especially when one of the meanings is risque and there is redness or soreness involved.

buttlegger

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2002

a person who smuggles cigarettes.

logophilia

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2002

Logophilia – Home of the Word Spy – this web site and its associated mailing list are devoted to recently coined words, existing words that have enjoyed a recent renaissance, and older words that are being used in new ways.

California Woman Wins Bad Writing Contest

Wednesday, July 17th, 2002

California Woman Wins Bad Writing Contest “On reflection, Angela perceived that her relationship with Tom had always been rocky, not quite a roller-coaster ride but more like when the toilet paper roll gets a little squashed so it hangs crooked and every time you pull some off you can hear the rest going bumpity-bumpity in its holder until you go nuts and push it back into shape, a degree of annoyance that Angela had now almost attained.”

clarivescent

Wednesday, July 17th, 2002

the state of being absolutely giddy with joy over your visions of the future.

Quadriplegic Sues Strip Club

Tuesday, July 16th, 2002

Quadriplegic Sues Strip Club WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – A quadriplegic has sued a strip club, charging that it violates the Americans with Disabilities Act because the lap dance room does not have wheelchair access.

An Audience with the King

Tuesday, July 16th, 2002

…so let me see if I’ve got this right. You are banished from the land by the evil duke, in spite of violent protests from the rest of the king’s advisors. Then, like some page out of Aesop’s tales, the benevolent king invites you to personally accompany him and his family as they journey to a far away land… and also joining you on your trip is the king’s respected father? Seems to me like that duke is gonna be real pissed when he finds out. Would you like me to tell him for you?

Tuesday, July 16th, 2002

Whatever Happened to…!

mtv.com

Monday, July 15th, 2002

mtv.com

Monday, July 15th, 2002

MTV.com – Home

digitus infamis

Sunday, July 14th, 2002

or digitus impudicus – latin for infamous or indecent finger; otherwise known as “the bird”.

Sunday, July 14th, 2002

1984 … in fact, one errant sledgehammer toss almost killed an old lady walking down a path in Hyde Park where the casting call was being held. As luck would have it, one model, Anya Major, was also an experienced discus thrower and was hired to play the female lead because she looked the part and didn’t get dizzy when spinning around preparing to hurl the hammer.

Why Executives and Managers Fail

Saturday, July 13th, 2002

According to a study by Manchester Int’l of 826 Human Resource Managers in the US, executives and managers fail because:

– 82% Don’t build partnerships and teamwork with peers and subordinates
– 58% Are unclear about their boss’s expectations
– 50% Lack political savvy
– 47% Fail to achieve 2 or 3 top objectives
– 28% Take too long to learn their position
– 25% Lack work/personal balance

Successful executives and managers build partnerships and teamwork, clearly know their boss’s expectations, are politically attuned, achieve important objectives, learn their job in a timely fashion, and achieve a healthy personal/professional balance.

Saturday, July 13th, 2002

My Virtual Model Inc. – Home

Friday, July 12th, 2002

Html Gear

Site Evolution

Friday, July 12th, 2002

Added a bit of automated interactivity to the site.

First off, I have grabbed a rotating quote from Brian’s web, and added it to the creative mine.
I’ve been following the hunter-mott newsgroup for a couple of years, and recently one of the threads was around getting people to try to guess which song had which specific lyric. While it seemed to take on the flavor of one of those long “games to play in the car on a long trip” sort of flavor, I put 2 and 2 together and decided to add a new feature to the threefour page. Anyone can upload their favorite Ian Hunter or Mott the Hoople lyric to a fan lyric list. Each time the threefour page reloads, another one of the lyrics is displayed at the top of the page. Result: It appears that there is always something changing on the page – without me having to do a lot of webabysitting. Lets see how fast the list grows. [I may post a link to it in the newsgroup to get some attention.]

Lastly, on July 4, Earthlink decided to play web-police, and forced me to rearrange a few components of my web design. Had nothing to do with content – only how much of it I had, and in which folders it was stored. After a few hours of migration, I think I fixed most of the links. But I would appreciate if you would send me a note if you spot any broken links!

Thanks.

Anagram

Thursday, July 11th, 2002

A Fluor maniac to die. (I can’t cry.) = acute myocardial infarction

Wednesday, July 10th, 2002

The Insanity Test

Sunday, July 7th, 2002

:: Ultrashock.com

Sunday, July 7th, 2002

. linkdup . . . . world wide web stimulus . . . . v.1.5000231e (blue) . . . . . . (c) preloaded ’99-’02 . . . . .

adminisphere

Thursday, July 4th, 2002

the rarified organizational layers beginning just above the rank and file; decisions that fall from the adminisphere are often profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were designed to solve.

assmosis

Thursday, July 4th, 2002

the process by which some people seem to absorb success and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard

Cranial Split

Monday, July 1st, 2002

Who in their right mind would be so left brained?