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Welcome, stranger. Part II

This is a reconstruction of a post from my first blog,, with text pulled from The Wayback Machine.

Posted by Steven, 3/1/00 at 7:31:55 AM.

Hey, it’s March already. Where has the year gone?

Thanks to Hack The Planet, which led me to EditThisPage and Manila in general.

The thing to do these days seems to be to bash Well, the accusations flying ’bout the net do look bad and there are some well-respected people coming out in opposition to their actions, but I’ll let you decide on your own. is probably the best place to get details about the boycotts and anti-Amazon articles in general.

Speaking of books… Here’s what I’m currently reading (or re-reading) Programming Perl, 2nd edition and Object Oriented Perl.

I’ve recently finished Dune, Snow Crash, and two Star Wars books Specter of the Past and Vision of the Future. Other books I’ve read so far in 2000 include Ender’s Shadow, The Insurection in Dublin, Nimitz Class, Red Hat Linux 6 in Small Business, Pastwatch, The Silver Robin (by Dean Marshall, long out of print), and Allegiance (by my great-grandfather Robert Brennan, also long out of print).

Hmm, this looks interesting. From a CNN Books article, a programmed author.

Brutus creates stories about lies, self-deception and acts of betrayal.

There is no dark muse inspiring Brutus, though. No torturous plumbing of the writer’s soul.

Brutus is, after all, a computer blueprint.

Brutus.1, in comparison, can write much more sophisticated prose. But after seven years of development, Brutus.1 remains a limited writer.

Did you see the article on CNN about the moose that walked over someone’s car?. No, I can’t provide a pointer right now, CNN’s web looks really honked. I’m getting 404 errors and their top-level just looks like this:

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Cool, eh? Good to know that misteaks aren’t something that only I make.

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