Month: October 2002

  • Rabid Weblogging

    One sign you are a rabid weblogger is when you start collecting links without actually finishing the articles. Funny, you can usually tell which articles you will like before actually reading something. I was always amazed at how uncanny Amazon.com’s predictions are about which books I might enjoy. Two pieces by myself: The Collective, Polemical…

  • More stupidity

    It happened. After a few paragraphs of links, I accidentally pressed the refresh button, thus refreshing the edit page. Arrrrgh

  • Searching for Friends

    When I am bored, I like grabbing some names from the past and doing Internet searches on them. It is fun, especially when you find someone. There are two problems to doing this. First, it depends on whether your name is unique. I have a writing friend from Johns Hopkins named “Tracy Wallace.” I will…

  • Around the World

    It is a cliche to say this, but the web has made the world a smaller and cozier place. Today I sent an email to a professor in Australia about obtaining some books from University of Hawaii press. I had a (brief) chat with a former student in Germany and exchanged emails with an Albanian…

  • Complaining

    An colleague from my old job wrote me to ask where I found the time to find the links I am constantly sending. Where does he find the time to write such emails?

  • Opium

    It has been two whole days since Brandrecon has been updated. Experiencing terrible withdrawal symptoms. For the last month, I have been living for this daily newsletter. Frank Yu, that amazing multimedia/gaming/wireless/Asian culture freak (who runs the site from Hong Kong) mentioned that he will be too busy to maintain this newsletter when he starts…

  • That Point

    I have finally reached that point. I have big text files full of cool links that I never have time to add to my weblog. That’s the real bother of this weblog. It’s like one of those electronic toys constantly demanding attention. It’s hard to say, “well, that link was really cool, and I need…