Couldn’t resist pointing to the latest Dinkism:

One reason I like to highlight reading is, reading is the beginnings of the ability to be a good student. And if you can’t read, it’s going to be hard to realize dreams, it’s going to be hard to go to college. So when your teachers say, read—you ought to listen to her.

I know this will shock most people, but ratings for the XFL games broadcast over this weekend were quite a dropoff from week 1. Perhaps it’s because people watched week 1, and saw what a terrible brand of football the XFL is.

Hey Jason: upgrade your TiVo, and the TiVo bomb is much less likely to hit your set. Hell, I was on call on New Year’s Eve, came back the next day to a whole Sex in the City marathon, and yet didn’t lose a byte of the stuff I had intentionally recorded.

Today’s find: a person who’s definitely well-represented by her weblog name.

Even ESPN is in on the Anna Kournikova email virus story. My favorite part of the article, though, is the photo caption: “The photogenic Anna Kournikova of Russia has yet to win a WTA tournament.”

Of course this site has a little bit of load pounding on it. Perhaps it’s because it’s the website of the satellite that NASA just managed to land on an asteroid. How cool is that shit?

I’m pretty excited about Canon’s newest film scanner. I’ve used prior CanoScan products, both film and flatbed, and love them; I can’t imagine that the FS4000US will be any different.

I’m confused — how is this frog sitting on its keeper’s bare thumb? It’s a poison dart frog, and its skin produces one of the deadliest toxins known to mankind. I don’t know if you could pay me enough to let one of these critters crawl on my skin.

Upgrading a Linux kernel is such a pain in the ass.


Actually, most poison dart frogs lose their toxicity in captivity. It is believed that their diet in the wild allows them to develop their toxins.


• Posted by: Mike Nosal on Feb 16, 2001, 9:42 AM
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