Monthly Archives: June 2003

Better late than never

Here are two more albums from earlier this year: Starved Rock and Lincoln Park Zoo.

Matthes.. Okay how do you spell that park?

Here are the photos from Saturday’s hiking trip.

Take this, Mother Nature!

Roughly 2 years ago a bunch of us went hiking, only to get drench in a surprise storm. We’re going again tomorrow — and it looks like history will repeat. But this time, we’re not so stupid. Or are we?

Chase Cam

Some of you have seen this already. No, it’s not all that entertaining, but if any of you want to create a cheap chase cam for your car and your hot rodding buddies, here are the instructions on building a Weatherproof Car Cam.

Citizen Kane

I finally saw Citizen Kane in it’s entirely for the first time. The movie RKO 281 prompted me to watch it. RKO is a movie about the making of Citizen Kane and it’s lends a lot more depth and historical perspective to why Citizen Kane is the greatest American movie ever made. Then I wondered, ‘what’s the greatest movie ever made?’

Also, check this out y’all. It’s 6 degrees of linkage. Here’s my invite to you.


I suppose you may be tired of hearing about my move, but my DSL is up and clocked in at 926 Kbps baby! For $35/month it rules.

Who Art Thou?

I purchased 3 very large frames from Ikea yesterday and I need to find something to put in them. For the time being, they have differently crumpled up paper inside them. I like the minimalist feel, but they’re not really colorful and I want to put some color in my living room. So I started looking for art, mostly posters from online sites and I can’t shake this feeling of responsibility. Art says so much about one person, even if no one else sees my wall, they represent who I am. Impressionist? Over done. Landscape photography? Cheesy. Mondrian? Like my life isn’t already. Vintage advertising? Trixie. Nudes? Perv. Thomas Cole? Thomas Kinkade. Oh, the endless possibilities!

All that for $20?

So I received a little extra in my paycheck as a result of Bush’s tax cut. We’re going to go in to record deficit and I don’t give a rat’s rear for extra gas money while the lowest income folks get virtually nothing in this tax break. I want a better environment, more social equality, and most of all, a better economy. If I can’t show my anger in this blog, come talk to me about this “tax stimulus.” The only stimulation this tax cut is doing is increasing my desire to oust the current administration of sexist, racist, First Amendment-hating fear-mongers.

At a Snail's Pace

Thanks to a co-worker’s generosity and a free AOL CD, I am online from my new apartment, at a lightening speed of 44kpbs. That’s an amazing 4KB/second. But I am happy to have some other distraction than basic cable. How am I supposed to download Matrix Reloaded at this speed?

TV. Broadband. Cellphone. If I had to choose between which of these I couldn’t live without, I must say it is broadband. Spoiled rotten 25 year old, I know. But a man’s got to digest some content.

Want to share my cube?

Here’s a job opening at my company for a Web Developer. Actually, it’s a position on my team. If anyone is interested, let me know:


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