31 Jul 2002 @ 12:38 PM 

OK, please someone explain to me this anomaly:

According to the user agent logs for my site, I’m disappointed to see only 0.5% of the visitors are using Opera – my primary browser. I recently downloaded Mozilla 1.0, and I’m thinking I may change my primary browser soon…

Anyway, the anomaly is this – there was no version 5 of Netscape (also known as Mozilla due to a long history of rivalry with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champlaign’s Mosaic program). There was a version 4.x and now version 6.x, yet there has been only one hit in the month of July from “Mozilla/6.xx” and 2025 from “Mozilla/5.xx” browsers. So, does this mean that the user agent tag sent with every HTTP request from Netscape 6.x and Mozilla 1.x is fictitious? Does Netscape/AOL intend to keep identifying their browser by one lower number internally than externally? Isn’t this rather confusing to the software developers?

I need a more mentally stimulating day job…
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 30 Jul 2002 @ 9:41 AM 

OK, anyone familiar with downtown San Diego, you have to help me.

For some reason, I have got the name “Henry’s” stuck in my head. About 15 years ago, I went to a sandwich shop in downtown SD, I think named Henry’s. It had a smokehouse in the back, where they smoked their own hams. They had a menu with only 3 items on it – BBQ ham, BBQ beef, and combination. They sold sandwiches that kicked serious ass, and had about 3 tables in their narrow storefront. Sodas were in a cooler, and chips on a rack.

Does this place still exist? Do I have the name right? And, what’s the address? Hey, I could make it to SD again sometime soon. Depends on the Navy test schedule…
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 26 Jul 2002 @ 1:51 PM 

So John Entwistle had a horse-load of cocaine in his system, but it was not an overdose? At what point does it become an overdose, as opposed to a heart attack exacerbated by drug use?
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 26 Jul 2002 @ 10:01 AM 

OK, anyone in Germany needs to go help out the tourist industry of Munich. Go do your civic duty, and get naked!

My favorite quote:

“We’ve lost many of the nudists who made the English Garden a special place,” said park director Thomas Koester. “Especially good-looking young women and men who made it such an attraction aren’t here as much anymore. It’s becoming a real problem.”

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 26 Jul 2002 @ 6:46 AM 

After a month of it sitting in my cupboard, I finally used some of the “Killer Bee” honey mustard I bought in Bisbee.

Slathered it on a cheap steak, and marinated it with a little soy sauce for a couple hours. Yeah, that was a good idea. Turned out awesome. Big ol’ loaded baked potato with it, and a nice Gamay Beaujolais…

Next up, raspberry honey mustard on salmon. Mmmm….
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 24 Jul 2002 @ 7:51 AM 

The MPAA and RIAA want to become their own law enforcement agencies, and the U.S. Congress is aiding and abetting them. This story has a few more details on a recurring trend among the major entertainment industry giants – they are not just above the law, they are the law.

Basically, the MPAA and RIAA want to be allowed to break into your computer if they have probable cause to believe you have stolen some of their music or video files. Since when do we allow anyone besides a legally recognized law officer to decide on probably cause? Why would anyone think it’s a good idea to encourage the entertainment giants to crack into your computer? Kind of raises the level of insanity a bit too far, in my opinion.

Of course, we should all feel reassured by the MPAA’s senior VP for government relations, who says that law-abiding Internet users should not be concerned. Yeah, that’s what a lot of police states tell you – if you have nothing to hide, why be worried about invasion of privacy?

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 24 Jul 2002 @ 6:34 AM 

And mazaltov, congratulations, etc. to Catherine and Alan, on their new bundle of joy. Many sleepless nights await you, but it’s all worth it in the end.
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 23 Jul 2002 @ 2:51 PM 

Somehow Microsoft has allowed viruses even in their “MSNTV” system. hehe

Best part? It calls 911 from your house. Oh, it’s great.
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 22 Jul 2002 @ 3:12 PM 

According to this story, several senators and the President are trying to allow the US Military to arrest civilians, adjusting the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878…
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 21 Jul 2002 @ 1:44 PM 

OK, knocked out some Daredevil userpics from that short-ass teaser trailer, and they’re on my main orphan page. The Eight Legged Freaks userpics are on my second orphan page.

I haven’t tackled Goldmember yet, but soon enough.
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 21 Jul 2002 @ 11:20 AM 

Downloaded a few new trailers this morning, and I finished 15 userpics for the new Vin Diesel movie xXx. If you want one, email me with the number you want.

Other trailers I grabbed that I’ll be playing with in the coming days: Daredevil, Austin Powers 3, and Eight Legged Freaks. Stay tuned, sports fans…
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 19 Jul 2002 @ 9:14 AM 

From Smattering, this week’s Friday Five.

  1. Where were you born? La Puerta de Santa Maria, Cadiz, Spain.
  2. If you still live there, where would you rather move to? If you don’t live there, do you want to move back? Why or why not? Don’t really give it much thought, since we left there when I was 2 years old. Seriously doubt I’ll move to Spain though.
  3. Where in the world to you feel the safest? On Asilomar Beach, central California. Or in my home, once the locks are allowed to be changed.
  4. Do you feel you are well-traveled? Within the US, yes. Never been to Europe as an adult, though.
  5. Where is the most interesting place you’ve been? Most interesting is a tough one, but I’d have to say West Hollywood, in the few years immediately following it becoming a separate city. They have a Starbucks now, instead of the Burger That Ate L.A., so it can’t be as interesting any more. Wonder if Wacko is still there.

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 18 Jul 2002 @ 2:40 PM 

The federal government wants you to download their software and run it on your machine. It will tell you if you’re vulnerable to attacks.

And, they also want you to spy on each other.

Yep, always trust the guy in the suit…
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 17 Jul 2002 @ 10:29 AM 

This article says her pilot was stoned when she died. Think there’s a connection?
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 12 Jul 2002 @ 2:03 PM 

The Friday Five! OK, so I don’t have much to do at work lately. 🙂

  1. What is your browser start page? In Opera, Slashdot and LJ Login Page.
  2. Favorite news sites? CNN and Slashdot
  3. Favorite search engine? Google of course.
  4. When did you first get online? BBSes – 1984. Internet (PPP) – 1995
  5. How do you plan to spend your weekend? Being lazy after cleaning the house and doing the dishes.

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 11 Jul 2002 @ 7:54 AM 

I’ve gotten calls from the Tucson Symphony the past two nights, but they don’t leave a message. Caller ID says they called, but why would you not at least say something to the machine? They probably just want me to join so I can get into their exclusive club room or something. 🙂

What sucks is they don’t have any performances scheduled until autumn, since they figure nobody wants to leave their homes in the summer time. Reasonable assumption, I suppose…
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 09 Jul 2002 @ 2:47 PM 

This article is a bit disturbing at the beginning. There are folks selling “Ground Zero” hats and commemorative cups in New York, and even snow globes with the WTC towers in them. Capitalism will overcome anything, especially good taste and decorum.
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 09 Jul 2002 @ 11:03 AM 

When one must turn on the cooling system at 7 am, one lives in a region with a climate that is just fucked up.

At least it rained a bit last night, supposed to rain the rest of the week, and I won’t have to worry about my apples and peaches looking sad.
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 09 Jul 2002 @ 9:29 AM 

Continuing the riff I refer to in one of my old “thoughts” on my site, Janis Ian (an artist I’d never heard of but may seek out now) has written an article about the hypocrisy of the RIAA and their rapacious attitude toward consumers and artists.
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 08 Jul 2002 @ 10:12 AM 

Earth’s population will be forced to colonize two planets within 50 years if natural resources continue to be exploited at the current rate, according to a report from the World Wildlife Fund.
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