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 Holiday greetings Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Friday, December 24 2004 @ 04:27 PM PST
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KitschHappy Festivus!

 What I want for Christmas Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Wednesday, November 24 2004 @ 02:48 PM PST
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KitschOne of these. Two, if available.

 I'm not dead yet Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Monday, November 08 2004 @ 10:38 PM PST
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KitschA whole lot of stuff has been going on of late. Unfortunately, not much of it falls into the category of "noteworthy".

Hence the dustbunnies and tumbleweeds.

I don't think I'll ever get around to finishing the "Nine Days" series. Truth be told, it basically amounts to going from the point of intrigue where I left you, my faithful readers, straight downhill into pathetic and stupid. As I said, nothing noteworthy, as those are the themes that seem to dominate my existence.

I haven't spent the last few weeks entirely wrapped in job-related crap though. It turns out that I might actually be putting a book together, but not so much in the vein of my prior aborted attempts. I'm compiling something of an odd compendium using public-domain material, and it's turning out to be a metric assload of work just to format what I've already pulled together.

Without getting into what the point of the book is, and despite the fact that I'm already sick of fighting with the layout of the 150 pages I already have, I'm making a plea for content.

The sections that I'm seriously short on are "Humor" (in more ways than one) and "Introspection" (which is a section that may well be renamed to something less hokey).

As far as the format of those sections goes, I need both short (300-2000 words) entries and one or two liners. Think "Reader's Digest".

I'm not necessarily asking for writers, though submissions will certainly be reviewed, but rather for bits of literature, jokes, funny or thoughtful quotes, whatever. Anything that's relatively short and either verifiably in the public domain or otherwise free (e.g. licensed to the project by the author for free).

If you want to submit something, but don't already have an e-mail address for me, you can use this form.

Unlike most of my "projects", I actually have a somewhat compelling reason for getting this done, as well as a rough deadline, so any help you give will be appreciated.

Most Recent Post: 11/09 10:10AM by Dan4th

 Bushwhacked Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Monday, September 13 2004 @ 02:48 PM PDT
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KitschThis is pretty funny, but probably not safe for work.

The guy at the end is supposed to be Tony Blair, if you're not up on your geopolitical figures.

 On the other hand Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Tuesday, August 31 2004 @ 11:50 AM PDT
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KitschNestlé has come out with a version of the venerable CRUNCH bar with peanut butter in it.

It's yummy, but it melts easily so keep it cool.

 Real estate Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Friday, August 27 2004 @ 06:14 AM PDT
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KitschSomebody needs to proof their photos.
Go here, and look at the third picture.

Of course, if you ask me, that's just another selling point. :)

Update: The people that run the site shut down that listing. It was a house in Pleasanton, CA that cost just over a million dollars, and this was one of the photos they used in the listing:

 For sale Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Thursday, July 15 2004 @ 03:24 AM PDT
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KitschHere's a game: I'm going to show you a screenshot, and you're going to figure out what's wrong.

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Most Recent Post: 07/15 10:22PM by matt

 Get your geek on Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Tuesday, July 13 2004 @ 04:03 AM PDT
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KitschEver wondered what it'd look like if an X-Wing was escorting (or targeting, for that matter) a Federation shuttle? Maybe you're curious about which is bigger: the mothership from Independence Day or the second Death Star.

Wonder no more.

Unfortunately, you have to be using IE to get your side order of drag and drop.

 Fun with photoshop Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Tuesday, May 18 2004 @ 03:27 AM PDT
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KitschI got my scanner hooked up tonight (finally), and while conducting an experiment, I ended up with a funny image. Some judicious cropping, a half dozen or so overlay layers, and a little bit of luck later, I ended up with 1940s newsreel footage of me in my jeep stuck in a river.

(click to pop up bigger version)

 Diarrhea of the blog Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Saturday, May 08 2004 @ 04:11 AM PDT
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KitschIt's the crack, but you knew that already.

In other news, I'm getting large numbers of hits to the most random posts, and I have no idea where the links are that I assume exist somewhere (and my referrer stats are messed up at the moment).


Most Recent Post: 05/11 10:27AM by Dan4th

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