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Downfall of Dean Kamen

Monday, March 31st, 2003

Another article about the failure of the Segway goes to print and I can’t help but smirk thinking about the contrast between how the media talks about Segway now compared to when it was unveiled in 2002. Remember the hype? The cover of every magazine? Dean Kamen being the smartest smart guy ever? The media again missed the mark. No one cared.

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Working late

Monday, March 31st, 2003

I’m so tired of working late. I have a client who is having sporadic problems on their very large dataset, and working with it requires significant slowdowns, so I have to do it at night — I’ve complained about this before. I’m rarely awake before noon anymore. I hate it. I hate looking at my buddy list and everyone is away. I hate seeing the sun rise while leaving the office. I never thought I would lust for waking up at 9. I can’t imagine how it must be to have insomnia..

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Lizzie Grubman relocates to Kuwait

Monday, March 31st, 2003

Lizzie Grubman has turned her back on her shallow public relations career and has gone to the middle east to work for peace. It seems she is up to her old tricks there as well.

via Gawker

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How Flash memory works

Monday, March 31st, 2003

Interesting article about Flash memory (CompactFlash, SD, etc): how it works (seems like a miracle to me :) ), and the technical challenges the future poses as they squeeze more and more storage into a tiny tiny chip.

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Let’s not forget influenza

Monday, March 31st, 2003

Though everyone is terrified of SARS, let’s not forget the horrific 1918 influenza outbreak in America. Quote:

October 1918 turns out to be the deadliest month in the nation’s history as 195,000 Americans fall victim to influenza.

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Song of the day

Monday, March 31st, 2003

Andrea Doria - Bucci Bag (11MB; right click and download or else)

It goes: I got my lipstick on. I got my Bucci bag. And I am ready to ROCK!

Great and funny song. I hear it tore the conference to pieces. Tell me what you think.

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Britney’s nipple piercing

Sunday, March 30th, 2003

Britney Spears supposedly got her nipple pierced to go with her new I’m-washed-up image. Good for her! No mention of the matching clit piercing. I welcome anything that accelerates her downfall.

BRITNEY SPEARS has boosted her new rock chick image by getting a nipple ring.

The former Little Miss Innocent, who is reinventing herself with a tougher look, stepped out in Los Angeles in a tight white top that revealed the outline of the ring in her right boob.

One onlooker said: “She’s always been sexy, now she’s raunchy too!”

The shock look is the latest in a series of attempts to shake off her girl-next-door character.

Britney, 21, has romped with badboy rocker Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit, started smoking and …

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Crazy about covers

Sunday, March 30th, 2003

Gallery of well designed book covers. I’m glad I’m not the only person who is completely fixated on things that no one else on earth cares about. (I will let my long time weblog readers guess a few of the things I’m referring to..)

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TKK and Pigface at Culture Room

Sunday, March 30th, 2003

Went to see My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult at Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale. A bunch of other bands were there; I mostly went to see Pigface. I think I wanted to relive my days of being an industrial-music-listening retard and outcast. It didn’t work out so I’m stuck being a retard and outcast without the industrial.

Pigface was one of the first industrial bands that I was really into. I still remember buying their “Gub” album at some lame Camelot in the mall.

I wasn’t too excited by the performances that I witnessed. A lot of the synthesizer element had been replaced by butch guitars and other stuff that kind of ruins the feeling for me.

But it was …

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Random photos

Sunday, March 30th, 2003

Sunrise:

This guy isn’t doing so well. Not pictured are his friends who wanted to kill me after taking this snapshot.

Cruise ships leaving Biscayne Bay, filled from stem to stern with gleeful cruisers, who I suppose do not know the intestinal battle they are about to host.. For once my camera’s horrible blurriness came out cool.

Trying on clothes at Neiman Marcus in Merrick Park. I’m happy to report that John Bartlett, former dragqueen-cum-fashionist(a), who rose to fame very quickly and won Best Menswear Designer of the Year and then apparently dropped off the map, is back in Neiman Marcus with his UNIFORM line of every day semiaffordable clothes. Example:

What, you don’t picture yourself in that at the grocery store? Read this …

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