Cleaning Day

So I planned to do laundry this afternoon. I bring a load downstairs and discover that my upstairs neighbors are using my machines and my detergent! WTF?! So the next time I hear one of them head down there, I grab a box I had to bring down there anyway and “conveniently” bump into a […]

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September 29, 2002

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Status report for my boss

To: Christine G. I just thought you’d be pleased to know that your department consumed 64 Wendy’s chicken nuggets today. -Patrick Delahanty Senior Web Applications Developer I was responsible for 19 of them myself. 🙂 I’d have done 20, but I got ripped off and was missing a nugget from one pack. Grrr… (Of course, […]

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September 25, 2002

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Bakuretsu Con 2002

Finally working on my little Bakuretsu Con 2002 report. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any cosplayer photos…but Adam was nice enough to say I could use his. (…and he’s credited appropriately.) Thanks Adam! 🙂 Still have to write the Sunday report and summary though. Now that I’ve started, those should be done soon enough.

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September 24, 2002

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Okay, this is completely stupid. Apparently a division of TMP Worldwide is “”. Their web site is…because People Magazine has the real domain. It strikes me as incredibly stupid that anyone would name a company after a domain they don’t have. “Gee, maybe I’ll go start a company called ‘’ and put the web site […]

September 24, 2002

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Nobody wants to learn web design

Northeastern University Online

Northeastern University cancelled the course that I teach again. Apparently nobody wants to learn web design anymore. This is the second time in a row they’ve cancelled it. Damn. I was really looking forward to getting that monthly paycheck again. It wasn’t a lot of money and I can live without it, but it was […]

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September 22, 2002

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Wendy is my goddess of love!

Three five-piece nuggets and a small Coke at Wendy’s: $4.05 Estimated value of prizes: $4.99 Pete and I went to Wendy’s at lunch today. They’ve got a “Movie Mania” game going on where you can win prizes. Top prize is free movie rentals for life. (I’d almost rather have the DVD player prize since my […]

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September 18, 2002

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Something Good About Hood

“Now they have this new Hood light block milk bottle, but I already have something that blocks the sunlight out of my milk bottle. It’s called… my refrigerator. I have another level of insulation around that called… my house. It cost me about $200,000 to build that little ecosystem.” – Paul Nardizzi

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September 18, 2002

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Silver CHiPs

Yesterday was the silver (25th) anniversary of “CHiPs”. Why do I care? Because I was stupid enough to have made the world’s first web site for the show. (It started as a joke! I don’t even really like the show!) Anyway, over the last seven years, the site has grown and grown from information people […]

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September 16, 2002

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Where’s my juice?!

Jeff Taylor, our company’s fearless leader (or one of them anyway), promised us juice in the office this morning. There wasn’t any. My co-workers and I were really looking forward to getting to the office and having some juice today…but we were denied. Man, don’t promise things you can’t deliver.

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September 11, 2002

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