6 years ago: Posts from May, 2012
I hate to be humble, but it turns out that Katie and I are the best parents in the world, and our daughter Zelda is already turning out to be way above average in all measurable categories. At just five weeks old, she is already wearing Paul Frank socks.
One of the other regulars at Once Over told us, after gazing at Zelda for a few minutes, turned to us and said, “She really is quite beautiful, for a white baby.”
I have been drawing a lot lately. I got a cheap stylus from Amazon, and it has completely changed the way I use my iPad. I now doodle constantly in one of my drawing apps. I draw stuff for work too, user interfaces and crazy box-arrow-cloud-question marks. I am piling up virtual notebooks of stuff. I feel bad for all my fancy Japanese paper notebooks that will never get used.
My favorite feature of tablet drawing is being able to delete my drawings. There is no opportunity cost with tablet drawing - I can pour new pages into my journal whenever I want, and I can throw away as many pages as I want without creating any trash. I can draw anything, as much as I want, as big as I want, and only keep the bits and pieces I need.
Before I draw anything worth keeping, I always draw 20 amorphous blobs first.
In between drawings, I have been keeping amazingly busy with work at XOXCO. The whole team has been embedded inside a big corporate client since mid-March, and we’ve been secretly working on a prototype product for them. It has been going very well, though we are aching to flex our product design muscles more than we’ve been able to. Meanwhile, we are fielding an array of potential clients, meaning that whenever I am not writing code or bouncing a baby, I am on the phone, telling someone how amazing we are.
Most of the time, people seem to believe me.
Since Adam rejoined the team, we’ve been talking about and working on a new, more focused pitch to make to prospective clients. We set aside time each week to hone and design this pitch in preparation to send it out to everyone we’ve ever worked with. Ironically, we’ve been so busy with work that comes to us from referrals and return clients, we haven’t had a chance to make much progress. Last week, we finally spent a few solid hours working on it, and I can now move forward on the layout.
I firmly believe spending time looking inward at your own processes and identity are an important part of delivering value to clients. We have to know what we do, how we do it, and why we do it so that we can present our solutions to clients with confidence.
I’m also dying to get the XOXCO blog set up and beautified so that I can start posting more stuff there. I imagine a combination of code, weeknote-style updates and interesting links we find in our daily research and education. I’ve been spending a lot of time with blogs from companies like BERG and the Really Interesting Group. I want a place where we can share stuff that adds context to who XOXCO is and what we’re about, and allows us to demonstrate and explore our areas of expertise in public.
It took me about three weeks to write this blog post. I’ve had it open in a window for ages, but every time I sit down to write, something distracts me. A baby, a client, an in-from-out-of-town friend. Life is awesome and exciting, but sometimes I yearn for two or three hours spent quietly alone to do nothing but think.
This is the first level I created with The Sandbox Game, a new pixel art reality simulator coming to iOS. It is roughly modeled after Los Angeles - on the left hand side, burning oil spews out of the ground into a pool of acid, while on the right side the world fills up with exploding gas. In the middle, an open vial of virus is surrounded by liquid hot magma, ready to spill out and burn everything to a crisp.
7 years ago: Posts from May, 2011
- Allow me to reply to replies on my posts. It is dumb that I can’t reply to my readers.
- Allow me to opt into animated gifs, videos, and large photos on my dashboard
- OR, allow me to use the theme system to theme my dashboard and make pictures a billion pixels wide
- Make an iPad app
- Allow me to access notes via the API
Things Tumblr Should Do
I built a prototype Tumblr client using the API just to that I could see the full sized images without clicking and IT WAS GREAT, but I couldn’t see who liked my pixel drawings, so I couldn’t pull the switch.
Cthulhu POINTS AT THEE!!!
While I was drawing this, all I could think about was the Link from Windwaker making his little “ayooop!” sound.
I thought to myself, what could possibly make this already great drawing of Mega Man I’ve done EVEN BETTER?
Obviously, the answer is BLUE BEETLE.
It’s Mega Man, from my all time favorite game of all time, Mega Man 2!
Inspired by this awe inspiring pixel drawing of 72 members of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer cast, which, for what it’s worth, I am watching right now.
I drew a pixel pixture of (super)Amit while he sat on my couch! Hooray for friendship!
Tonight’s pixels: Sort of a cross between Jabba the Hutt and those horrible blobs in the Mucinex commercial, which are, in my experience, totally real.
That is to say, this thing lives in my sinuses.
Homemade apple gallette
05/21/11 4:18 PM
You get to look at it, but I got to eat it!
The Poo Shooter
Inspired by a drawing by Justin Kyle that I saw on the fridge at my regular coffee shop. I didn’t know it was by Justin until the baristas pinpointed him as the artist after literally weeks of searching. Now our drawings can be friends.
The fact that the stock more than doubled on its first day of trading — something the investment bankers, with their fingers on the pulse of the market, absolutely must have known would happen — means that hundreds of millions of additional dollars that should have gone to LinkedIn wound up in the hands of investors that Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch wanted to do favors for. Most of those investors, I guarantee, sold the stock during the morning run-up. It’s the easiest money you can make on Wall Street.
LinkedIn is supposed to be the client, but it was treated like the mark.”
It is going to be a wild ride for a few years with more internet IPOs happening, and I think this article is a good reminder that the real winners are the already-wealthy Wall Street fat cats who set up these deals so that they and their friends make the most money. Of course the employees of LinkedIn could theoretically make some money too, but keep in mind that they are programmers and designers and marketing people - unsophisticated individual stock holders who may never actually see dime one of spendable US currency.
Taken with an iPhone, of course.
We’ve been marathoning Star Trek: TNG lately, so the other night, I drew the entire bridge crew! Notice that Picard is in his jacket-wearing phase.
Can’t leave without Newt!
When I was in school, I drew aliens spitting slime and chestbursting in every margin. Ripley is one of my favorite heroes. I don’t think we’ll ever get another spooky space monster movie as good as Alien and Aliens. Ever!!
This drawing took two consecutive nights of meticulous pixel pinching. According to my scoreboard, 13,263 pixels pinched.
♫Super Sick Mario Remix — Rearranging a certain Nintendo theme from certain game with a certain plumber that everyone loves so much! Hope you enjoy!
New York is being invaded by awesome low-rez skeletons! (via A Spooky Reminder to Obey the Speed Limit - NYTimes.com)
Photo by Craig Allen
I challenge you to draw a smaller version of Blue Beetle!
TRANSMISSION FROM CYBERTRON
Generated with this super fun thing.
End result: I drew Optimus Prime AND published him out of my app via the API.
I am still looking for beta testers who like to draw tiny pictures! I especially need help testing the latest feature - the ability to import other people’s pieces into your drawings! Email email@example.com, and I’ll hook you up.
The TARDIS, isometric style!
Tumblr took down content from my friend Dakota’s blog, based on a bogus copyright claim made by the purveyor of 2 gay porn sites. I mean, Tumblr literally sent him an email with links to gay porn sites as evidence of his copyright violation.
See his new non-Tumblr blog for updates.
Last one, I promise.
It’s at times like these that we need advertising the most.
“@adam is 4uhm everything you hoped & dreamed?
Does 4uhm feel like a home more homelier than home?”
“Um. Actually I was trying to write something for my personal web site about how 4uhm is evolving into a dreamy realization of “multimedia chat” where the entire world of film, music, television, and imagery is available to burn with the heat of a thousand suns to make conversations more interesting and clever.”
I drawed the logo for 4uhm. Adam added the eyes.
8 years ago: Posts from May, 2010
Does anyone make a "Don't Panic" iPad case?
It seems the hoopy thing to do.
Today at the park, we were attacked by a bird!
My video has been restored! The bogus DMCA takedown that Paramount/Viacom prosecuted against me has been retracted!
I first noticed at about 10pm yesterday, about 5 hours after I emailed Viacom’s copyright hotline address. I have yet to receive a response from Google or Viacom, so I don’t know exactly what happened. The video was down for roughly 6 days before returning.
PS Sorry to those readers, who, like my wife, my brother and everyone around me are totally sick of hearing about the whole fucking Transformers thing. But it is just not that often that something happens to you that generates so much blog-worthy content about you… And since this blog is technically speaking the #1 source for all things Ben Brown, it would seem a shame not to capture them all.
In a few days, it will be back to photos of Bowie and me in my underwear.
It is really crazy how this story is evolving. For me, this is still mostly about getting my video back up on Youtube. But the people smarter than me are saying this is about Viacom making a copyright power grab, and it all plays into a billion dollar lawsuit between Viacom and Google. It makes me a little bit scared.
And now I’m on Wired.
Now I’m on Boing Boing.
My friend Courtney reminded me of an essay I wrote about Facebook, back before it was cool to hate Facebook. I thought, “the people who read my Tumblr probably haven’t seen this in a while, why not remind them of what a visionary I am.” Katie certainly can’t bear being the only one who has to listen to this story again. Alas, the burden of being ahead of one’s time falls mostly on their loved ones.
Originally posted on January 2, 2008
I quit Facebook the other day. My friend Courtney posted a Facebook event invitation encouraging everyone to quit all at once which I thought was a funny, but I got impatient because when I logged in to find the event details, I couldn’t find it because I got distracted by my inbox full of vampire bites, all of a sudden it just didn’t strike me as amusing anymore.
Lots of people have posted about how the big problem with Facebook is the continual errosion of the privacy of their members. And that’s true, that is a big problem. But it is just the latest problem in a list of problems that will continue to get longer.
For me, the big problem with Facebook is the plain fact that it’s an extremely annoying piece of software. I could go on for paragraphs and paragraphs about all the stupid, nasty, and sometimes scary things Facebook has done, but that would be only slightly better than having to experience them all yourself. The central issue for me is that Facebook sufferes a severe reverse network effect: the more people who join, the less useful it becomes.
Before I quit, I was “connecting” with was an increasingly diverse and undifferentiated group of people ranging from senior executives at various large and important sounding companies to my best friend’s drunk little brother who never moved out of his home town and now grows pot and fights pitbulls in his basement. (Read about the collision of “fronts”.) I mean, it is great that I can inform such a wide and diverse audience about every minute change to my personal metadata, but is this something I ever really needed or wanted? And when the plugin applications came along, and then Beacon, the signal to noise ratio was thrown totally out of whack. Whispering endlessly into a room crowded with everyone I’ve ever met while simultaneously being badgered by evil robotic clone versions of those same people that insistently try to trick me into buy things from Overstock.com HAS NEVER BEEN SO MUCH FUN!!!
Is this getting me laid? No. (Read Groupware Bad by Jamie Zawinski.)
It is important to remember that sites like Facebook are pieces of software that we can choose to use or not use, just like we choose to use Firefox or Safari or neither. There is a perception that we are obligated to use social network sites like Facebook or MySpace because our friends start using them, and if we don’t, we will functionally lose the friends who do - every important announcement, party invite, and funny video will be locked away from us. This is a very dangerous way to think! Joining and being a part of Facebook is absolutely not an inevitability. If a piece of social software causes people who do not choose to use it to become ostracized, there is a serious flaw in that piece of software.
I think it is important to note that Facebook, though they claim to be a tool for staying connected, is actually a software tool designed *primarily* to deliver marketing messages to its audience. Facebook’s crack engineering staff will continually release new applications and features that do all sorts of glittery things, but you must realize that this is to get you to spend more and more time on the site so that you are more and more likely to accidently be tricked into clicking on an advertisement. Just because its got your friend’s name on it does not mean that Facebook’s intentions any better than those of THE BIG MEDIA COMPANIES. In fact, they’re whole bet is that they can be the NEXT BIG MEDIA COMPANY, the next boob tube, the next vast array of empty basic cable channels that everyone watches because nothing else is on.
Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against the media business. I love the media business. Please to buy advertisements on my websites! But Facebook’s everything-to-everyone position means that they’re not building the software FOR anyone. They are the mall. They are Costco. The aisles are brightly lit, and there are ten thousand different options that seem different but are actually all the same mediocre, discounted, made in China crap - they just happen to be conveniently located in the same place. They are McDonalds. Walmart.
I try to buy my groceries local. I try to buy locally crafted goods and support local businesses - not just to be a good neighbor, but because the goods and services I receive are generally of a higher quality. They are made by real people instead of by factories. If I’m lucky and dedicated and passionate, I might be able to find goods made especially for me! Offline, shopping smart and local is all the rage, so why should it be different online? Why am I obligated to shop at Walmart just because you do?
Worse for me than the idiotic network noise, worse than the incessant marketing, worse than the blandness and stylessness of it all is that by using Facebook, I am in essence investing in Facebook’s future. The more I click, the more news items are created, the more cleverly disguised advertisements can be slipped into my friend’s feeds. Facebook makes a few more cents, but I have done the dirty work of creating ad inventory! I didn’t know I worked in marketing!?
Remember when your dad told you that time is money? This is what he meant. Is this the future you want to invest in? I see an ad when I load Facebook, I see an ad when I load my inbox, I see an ad when I click on the first zombie notification, I see an ad when I delete the zombie notification, then I see another ad when I go back to my inbox to delete the next one. Would you pay for all of these Zombie notifications? Surprise, you already did!
This is not an accident. Like I said, Facebook is actually software *designed to show you ads.* Every “feature” is designed with ad serving in mind.
(To be fair, it is most likely your employer who is investing in Facebook, because you probably use Facebook at work. Talk about unfair! And ironic, if you work at some other ad supported business!)
I don’t want the Internet to be the bastard child of basic cable and Walmart. I want the Internet to be something better, where control of the media really is democratized and where I can truly find content and services that are crafted with me and people like me in mind.
I hope that the future of the net lies not with mega-networks like Facebook, but with many many smaller networks and applications that focus on and deliver very real value to my life. They may well leverage the “open social graph” and interoperate with fancy APIs, but at the core of each piece of software should be some special intention, some crafty hands working feverishly to make something with their customers in mind.
As more and more of the software we use comes online and becomes socially aware, and more importantly becomes a competitor for your advertisment-viewing time, we have to concious of the choices we make. If we’re going to be spending a significant slice of our days, every day, using this software, we should be choosing software because we enjoy it and because it adds real value to our lives. In the near future, a lot of the advertising money that has been tied up by major media companies for decades will finally be up for grabs. It can continue to go to a few giant companies, or it can be spread out amongst lots and lots of smaller companies. I for one am rooting for lots and lots of little guys and medium sized guys to win this time around.
The power to make and influence the media is in our hands like never before. We should choose software were we, the users, are the valued customers and not just statistics to back up advertising rates to the real customers hiding behind the cleverly formatted text ads. And we should be wary of software that abuses our attention by trying to take more of our time than it needs to provide what utility it can. Software is supposed to make your life better and easier and more efficient so that you can actually *do* more of the things you *want to do.* We should resist aggregation and conglomeration and support the individual, the specialized, and the quaint. It has never been so easy!
Now that I have quit Facebook and never have to opt out of one of their stupid internet time wasters again, I am going to have a lot of time to create new ad inventory on sites with real heart and soul. Mom and Pop sites where I might one day become a regular with the other customers AND with the staff, even though they live on the other side of the world. That is the network effect. That is the democratization of media. That is the internet I signed up for.
Jesus, so many of the photos Katie rejects from her photo-a-day project are so good. I want them all.
I think this means I have officially become part of the Transformers continuity.
Perched on the windowsill of the NeighborGoods office, I recorded this awesome scene from the upcoming Transformers 3 movie. You can even hear Michael Bay yelling at people!
We also saw the Autobot “twins” zooming around. Apparently, one or both of them will transform and beat the crap out of this tiny little car. Totally awesome.
If you reblog this, you must credit Ben Brown / benbrown.com.
I am literally blogging FROM THE CAR on the way to the airport to go to MaxFunCon! Will I see you there?
Check out this super creepy / sexy video that I shot while following Katie around in the dark!
First of all, my order arrived only 7 days after it was placed, from AUSTRIA. It included a hand written thank you note, no doubt from the person who shipped the item about 5 minutes after I placed the order. That, friends, is service.
And before my items even shipped, the Hard Graft blog followed me on Tumblr. OMG, WE HAVE SO MUCH IN COMMON, like iPads and Tumblr and loving me! But there is so much more.
I bought my G1 iPhone on release day, and since then have been looking for a combination wallet/iPhone case. I carry a very small Freitag wallet, and have resisted putting my phone in a case to avoid ruining the silhouette of my amazing package* with all that extra bulk. And finally, into my life blogs Hard Graft, who probably also have amazing packages to show off.
This is a wallet you can really sit around and smell. That is what I have been doing with mine. It smells like a wallet your grandpa might give you, his old one that’s all frayed and loved, except this one is brand new, shiny, oiled… And it holds a fucking iPhone!
In addition to the phone, it can hold about 4 cards and 4 bills without bulging. It feels just a bit bigger in my pocket than my old setup, but about 8x as sexy.
The iPad case is similarly sexy. I am surprised at how secure my pretty pony feels when strapped in on just one corner, but I guess the felt grips it so tight that it doesn’t want to slip out.
Before the new case arrived, I used the much-maligned Apple-branded case. For all it’s beauty and craftsmanship, the Hard Graft case doesn’t prop my pad up at a more usable angle, something the Apple case does brilliantly **. I wish i could put the pad in the Apple case, and then into the felt case, but alas, the two do not get along. On the other hand, the Apple case didn’t also hold a fucking iPhone!
photos by Katie Spence
* amazing package here references G1 iPhone of course.
** The Apple case can also be wrapped around my hand for a sort of Borg thing where my right hand types on my left, and I am totally into that. We’ll see where that goes.
Look at my sassy dog, looking as beautiful as she possibly can.
9 years ago: Posts from May, 2009
Kings of Power 4 Billion %, part 2
Kings of Power 4 Billion %, part 1
OMG! There is a hugging pandemic going on in our nation’s high schools!!!!!
Anyone know of an app that will help you track how often you eat out?
Katie and I are on a kick to reduce our food spending, but it is hard to keep careful track of how many times a week we eat at restaurants because we frequently do so when delusionally hungry.
Elvis will pull your goddamn tongue out BY THE ROOTS!
There is not much going on at Chip-in.com besides this awesome image right now, but eventually it will be a place where you can contribute money in a general way to the chiptunes scene. I totally plan on donating some cash towards making the world lower res.
I am totally psyched about this interface I just built.
My automatic search for links to XOXCO turned up this weird fact: Lifehacker gets translated into a bunch of different languages that you have never even heard of. People all over the world care deeply about Firefox search plugins!
There is a ton of music available on this site, including an album called “Sea of Ice” which I am currently listening to and REALLY enjoying.
Lifehacker linked to the WolframAlpha plugin that I made and posted to XOXCO, and they sent a BAZILLION HITS. Thanks, Lifehacker! Sadly, it will all disappear in a day or two and I’ll be back to getting 12 hits a day and Google Analytics will tell me that I’ve lost 1200% of my traffic in blinking red letters.
Browns at The Alamo (via Katie Spence)
WolframAlpha Search Plugin
The brand new search engine WolframAlpha is going to be the thing that brings the Star Trek-style “Computer, find me a class M planet!” dream to life. You should watch the demo video and type some stuff into its magic search box and have your mind blown.
I like it so much, I made a Firefox search plugin that will put it in the corner of your browser alongside the Goo. Pass it on.
I am breaking my no reblog policy to bring you this very helpful script which unbreaks Tumblr’s dashboard.
“Tumblarity does not value original content and encourages users to post based on the criteria “Will this garner a lot of shallow internet attention?” rather than “Is this meaningful?”. Or: it sucks.
Rather than having such a shallow metric constantly thrown in your dashboard-checking face, install this userscript, remove that nasty shit, and keep on keepin’ on.”
Someone decided to write a program that automagically generates 3d animated night time cityscapes, complete with randomized traffic and street lights and downtown areas. This video shows the evolution of the software.
I made it on Metababy.
Lane Becker in drag.
Photo uploaded to Facebook by Jim Bishop.
YOU ARE ONE F___ING SPOILED PERSON!
Do you realize how F—-ing spoiled you even are? That things in your life are so wonderful and going so well that you actually have the freeedom and liberty to complain about how your bathroom looks?!?!?!
i would give anything to have the great life you obviously have, to be able to comaplin about my bathroom! Id give anything to not have relatives who are dying, a potential job loss in the future, lots of $$$ that you make from advertisers to your blog, a healthy child, another on the way, and a husband who dotes on you. Do you even realize how blessed you are?? Do you?
how come every one of your posts is a sarcastic one about something going on in your life, thats actually a blessing? Why do you turn around every incident that happens to you and poke fun at it, when it actually just shows youre a blessed person?
All i can say is— enjoy it while it lasts. time still still for nobody. We are all getting old, and will get sick and die. We will ALL Die! every one of us. all our parents, our partners, our kids, our relatives and our friends… we will , someday, be alone with nobody who loves us unconditionally.
i used to be blessed. a wonderful upbringing, great friends, great family, the best of schools… all gone now. or almost gone. i didnt truly appreciate it till it was gone.
but gone it is. and gone it will be for us all.
like the unmatched tiles in your bathroom… they will all be gone.
do i sound jealous? its cause i am! i yearn for those days again. but theyre over. theyre gone.”
Jen has clearly GONE WILD.
At quarter to seven in the evening.
Found on a journey through the web currated by clicking adword links which ended in an online store that sells pawn shop supplies.
The last thing I need to do before releasing PeoplePods is to finish the documentation. As PeoplePods involves both a pre-created set of tools AND a powerful programming library, there is a LOT of documentation to write. I am 6000 words in, and I’ve still got a lot to do.
This reminds me of my college creative writing classes, where I’d be told to write a 2000 word story, and would turn in 50 pages of rambling fiction.
Our garden is getting ready to produce a ton of peppers. I ate one of the less spicy ones the other day, and it was REALLY SPICY. I am very excited.
This is my current favorite thing to yell at someone, followed shortly by “Douche Nozzle!”
I picked these out of my neighbors trash a few weeks ago and plopped them into the dirt in our yard, and now they are blooming and sprouting little pups of their own.
I heart clones.
We used to chase these guys around all summer in Maryland. We only see them now and then here in Austin.
Someone collected all the onomatopoeia from the old Batman show. Awesome.
Found on this website about horizontal lines.
I just bought a print of this 3D projection of Manhattan that wraps around itself into a map. Who knew there were still new interesting things to do with maps?!
Seeing this makes my desire to do a project that involves paper and ink EVEN STRONGER THAN IT WAS ALREADY. I miss making books and posters and screen prints.
The frogs are mating out by the creek behind my house again. I hope that this leads to the quasi-biblical NIGHT OF THE BABY FROGS where all the tiny new frogs appear all at once and take over the entire neighborhood.
10 years ago: Posts from May, 2008
- Journal post from 05/09: Dino Run Released! Racing Pixel Dinosaurs = Awesome x 10 I feel very lucky that I was one of the beta testers for the just-released
- Journal post from 05/13:
- Journal post from 05/07: Artisanal Webpagery My dad is so proud right now. He hasn't
11 years ago: Posts from May, 2007
- Journal post from 05/06: Apple jumps on the Green Bandwagon
- Journal post from 05/03: Know How: Shopping Cart Chair
- Journal post from 05/03: Croneyism is awesome!
- Journal post from 05/05: Kate Moss and Pete Doherty are thinking about having kids
- Journal post from 05/17: The Ben Brown Index - May 17 Percentage of hits to this site that come from people searching for "blowjob" - 25% Days since I launched
- Journal post from 05/17: just a little bit like high school OMG, Michael Sippey linked me!
- Journal post from 05/07:
- Journal post from 05/06: I told you so.
- Journal post from 05/25: Insecurity When I got to the airport on Tuesday for my weekly commute to
- Journal post from 05/17: Google Book Search becomes more comprehensive Adam announces an upgrade to Google Book Search. "
- Journal post from 05/07: Introducing Offsprung! To the approximately 100 people who read this site, 50% via feeds and 50% the old fashion way, I say ACHTUNG! How
- Journal post from 05/04: barbarian software | magnetosphere
- Journal post from 05/04: Baldwin to Skip Hearing : The Cleaver on Offsprung.com
- Journal post from 05/16: Peter, Bjorn and the other guy behind the drum kit Katie and I went to see
- Journal post from 05/23: Save The Deli Â» LA Delis If I
- Journal post from 05/22: Happy Birthday, Über! Dear loyal readers, Today marks the 7th anniversary of the launch of
- Journal post from 05/22: Esquire Best Dressed Real Man 2007
- Journal post from /: I LOOK JUST LIKE I FEEL
12 years ago: Posts from May, 2006
- Journal post from 05/08:
- Journal post from 05/10: We will all be driven mad by his writhing tentacles! You think I'm joking. I know you do. But please believe me when I say that
- Journal post from 05/09: I like POM.
18 years ago: Posts from May, 2000
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19 years ago: Posts from May, 1999
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20 years ago: Posts from May, 1998
- Journal post from 05/12: in which he's wet.
- Journal post from 05/25: a letter
- Journal post from 05/11: in which icq sucks my butt
- Journal post from 05/17: in which he issues a warning.
- Journal post from 05/03: in which he breaks himself
- Journal post from 05/07: in which he thinks of dear old dad.
- Journal post from 05/08: an inventory of wants and haves I have:
- Journal post from 05/15: in which he plugs.
- Journal post from 05/05: in which he gets a new job.