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Posts from January 2004

In Media Res

The State of the Union speech will be given tonight at 9:00pm ET (8:00pm CT). I don’t know yet whether I will bother to sit through the whole thing or not; but in any case here is a sort of pre-emptive summary:

Good evening. Lies, lies, lies. Self-serving hypocritical rhetoric. Simplistic misrepresentation of facts... ... Naked emotional appeals, and more damned lies. Thank you, good night. (comic courtesy of Tom Tomorrow)

The Times, They Are A-Changin’

Happy New Year!

It is the end of 2003; and the beginning of 2004. Janus, the two-faced god of endings and beginnings, has a special relationship with the New Year (hence the name of the first month, January). In the spirit of New Year’s, I’d like to announce that this weblog, and this web space, are going to go through their own Janus-headed change. The design, such as it is, has served me for the past 2 years (some elements have served me well enough for the past 5…) but they are feeling creaky (and they look even creakier if you look at the result of 5 years of unsystematic accretion in the CSS for this website). But the ending is also a beginning: : debuting with the New Year will be a new (and I hope improved) look, new contents, a new layout, and (gasp!) a new homepage title. Like a phoenix from the ashes (or, perhaps, like the revived Beast from the Sea) a new homepage will arise. Geekery Today is dead.–Long live Geekery Today!

In other words: watch this space.

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