brainwagon "There is much pleasure in useless knowledge." — Bertrand Russell


Blogging, baseball and creative writing

My latest audioblog which consists of musings about the role of weblogs and audioblogs, my best baseball story, my experience with my new creative writing course and a song. Inexplicably, there appear to be a number of short drop outs which have never troubled me before: I'll try to figure out why they appeared.


Another milestone.

My email server has been up for just four days, and is mentioned only in a single post on my weblog. Today I received the first of what I suspect will be many spam emails. Their product?

Advancement of your business by direct e-mail marketing. 
We offer e-mail mass mailing to any country.

In other words, spam. What a surprise.


2004 Republican National Convention in NYC

Try reading this chilling report of one reporters experience during the RNC: 2004 Republican National Convention in NYC.

Maybe we should start spelling Amerika with a K.



*** PONGMECHANIK *** is the coolest thing I've seen in a while. Don't miss the explanatory video either.


Knots, Splices and Rope Work, by A. Hyatt Verrill

Knots!For reasons which escape me, I have a half-dozen books on knots and splices. It is one of the odd curiousities of life that you can always find a book on knots in the bargain bin at Border's, and even odder still that I eventually seem to buy them. Now, Project Gutenberg has published Verill's Knots, Splices and Rope Work which is notable for its many fine illustrations, one of which is reproduced at the right.

I don't know why knots fascinate me, but at least you won't have to spend any money to sate the desire to learn more about them.