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News Items You Can Bruise:

This is a news item. Apparantly this feature just came on the scene yesterday; until then, all entries on the front page for a day were stuck together in a big blob of HTML. I'm incredibly disillusioned about this. I thought the whole point of this software was to organize one's Web writing. The format of scripting.com and editthispage sites has been a big influence on my own website management software, and now I discover that said format was much less structured than I believed it to be.

That said, now that the feature's here on editthispage, I suggest that everyone use it because it really is much nicer to have each distinct thing you write as a separate entry than to mantain a whole HTML page. It makes it a lot easier to quickly add an entry, for one (although there's the annoying process of having to approve a story before it's posted, which is fine for a site like Segfault but which doesn't make much sense in a context where one person is doing all the entries).

Until late 1998, all the news sections for my sites were done by the add-to-HTML-page method. On September 11 of that year, I flipped the switch, started using Notebook Of Web-Basedness (now NewsBruiser), that "nitro-burning remote publishing mobile", and never looked back. I initially thought I'd still be adding entries the old way as well, but I never did. It really is a better way, folks.

(Perhaps I am missing something because my impression is that editthispage has a very sophisticated syndication system, and it doesn't make sense to syndicate entire days of material; it makes sense to syndicate individual entries. Right? So maybe there's something else that does entries?)

Is anyone else plagued with broken pipe errors?

It's another tequila news item: Must every entry have a URL? Why can't a woman be more like a man?

Good, I got rid of the URL. Now, to get the time on here like I'm used to.

Smile!: My digital camera has (finally!) been shipped. Stand by for an avalanche of photos. I love taking photos and I love being in photos taken by others.

Let each urchin whet his spine for we breach the thermocline: And at dawn we make our conquest of the land. Gotta get a Scantron for the marine biology midterm tomorrow. Also a reminder to myself that I have to lead the discussion on the 23rd.

It's what you've got!: I'm obsessed with the Devo album Freedom of Choice. I'm listening to it over and over again.

I attempted to explain Devo to Josh, but was unable to. I ended up saying "They're the 80s, only more so.", which is technically correct but doesn't really explain anything about Devo per se. Help me out.

Some of Devo's lyrics make me wince (eg. the part about the dog in the title song), but on the whole they're excellent. And Devo rocks. Even if they had nothing interesting to say, Devo would rock.


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