Joe Maller.com

Apologies in advance for the following stream of vitriol.

Not realizing that Saturday Night Live was a repeat (and still not funny), I sat through the first song by musical guest Sum 41. They surprised me with they’re practiced and contrived suckfulness.

Ways in which Sum 41 appears to suck:

  1. I thought the first 30 seconds of the song were a Beasty Boys cover.
  2. The coordinated whole-band hopping, reminded me of N’Sync
  3. Sum 41 -> Blink 182
  4. Lead singer/guitarist had Billy Idol hair and sneer.
  5. www.sum41.com

That’s what I could remember. Overall, these guys seemed every bit as engineered as O-Town, just targeted at the opposite market. Why are today’s kids such hapless suckers? Don’t they see how they are being manipulated? Do they care? The idea of punk doesn’t look anything like it used to. All the groups and divisions seem so contrived now, if somene was to stand out as an individual, would anyone even notice?

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link: Nov 25, 2001 12:38 am
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Blue & White G3s can not boot from a Firewire drive. I wish I’d found that article sooner. Or this one or this one before spending several hours installing and partitioning my drives. This is the reason my drives were grayed out in the Startup Disk control panel (my original Google search).

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link: Nov 24, 2001 1:13 pm
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Government shouldn’t tell us to pray, government should act so we don’t feel compelled to pray.

Something I wrote in a legal pad in January or February, 2001. Found while going through a stack of old papers.

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link: Nov 22, 2001 12:34 am
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Hello to everyone clicking through from the WWUG message board, Re: FCP Plugins?. Thank you for the kind words Tim B, and yes I am working on several new filters which I hope to have in beta test by the end of the month.

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link: Nov 20, 2001 3:59 pm
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Congratulations to Bruce for taking the top spot on FilePile. (image mirrored here)

Bruce makes it to #1 on FilePile.

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link: Nov 20, 2001 1:22 am
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heh. Search Google for sound capture and there I am. Number 1! Cool.

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link: Nov 15, 2001 12:50 pm
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From an interview with Tom Stoppard on his creative process, excerpted from Salon’s ongoing Brilliant Careers section:

“He sought to ensure that his insights ‘weren’t simply the average conclusions of a first-year philosophy student,’ he told the Times of London in 1972, ‘which indeed they invariably turned out to be.'”

We saw The Invention of Love on Broadway earlier this year. While I regretfully admit to nearly dozing off during the first act, the play was in fact a workout and massage for the mind. Big ideas were flying around in a dozen directions (bicycles!) but afterwards my head felt expanded and invigorated. I attribute my near-loss of consciousness more to exhaustion, a comfy chair and a dark room than to anything in the play itself.

This article also reminded me that I still haven’t read Arcadia. Maybe I’ll go grab a copy today.

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link: Nov 15, 2001 12:30 pm
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