Crap2Storage

You a should give me a lot of money, because I have an absolutely fabulous idea for a business. Now, I know the heyday of Venture Capital is pretty much over, but you should nonetheless invest heavily in this scheme. Why? Because unlike the multitude of hare-brained, half-baked, poorly-thought-out ideas that swarmed yesteryear like stray cats on a dumpster full

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Opposite Day

Bush Declares March 27 'Opposite Day' President George W. Bush declared March 27 to be National Opposite Day. "For too long, now, 'No' has meant 'no', " Bush said during the nationally televised address. "But today, at long last, 'no' will mean 'yes' ... and 'yes' will mean 'no'." Furthermore, Bush explained , until midnight all statements would mean their

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Lexically Scoped

Yersterday eveing I stayed late at work to finish up a big 'n' complicate perl script I am working on. Then, last night, I had crazy dreams in perl. In one I wanted to tell someone my name, but everytime I tried I would get an error because I had not declared my $name and it was therefore not yet

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Books: Word Freak

It takes Stefan Fatsis 114 pages to acknowledge what readers have already come to suspect. "Right now," he writes, "Scrabble is the most important thing in my life." He's got plenty of company. In "Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players" Fatsis documents the lives and travails of those for whom Scrabble-playing is

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Correction

Correction: In an earlier entry I said that "I bought a house". Actually, I merely convinced a bank to allow me to live in their house. In exchange, I agreed to subsist on Top Ramen, forego movies and never purchase anything more expensive than Pez for a period of thirty years, after which the house will become mine. defective yeti

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Maxims of Long Distance Running

I ran the Mercer Island Marathon. Here's what I learned.Ten Maxims of Long Distance Running People who tell you that the hill you are climbing "ends just around the corner" are filthy liars. People who stand on the sidelines and yell "Run! Run! should be forced to do so at gunpoint People who tell you that "it's all downhill from

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Marathon Training

Saturday I will be participating in the Mercer Island Marathon. Sunday I will be watching the Academy Awards. One is a true test of endurance, in which only those with exceptional physical and mental stamina will make it to the end. The other involves a lot of running.

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