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It’s not that nothing interesting happened in August. Maybe because it was unusually busy, or maybe because I’m becoming increasingly lazy, it will all go unrecorded for now—my faithful reader will have to wait. Bits of August 2011 will undoubtedly get stuck in with other bits of experience and show up in this space eventually […]

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Every once in a while, a comment arrives in the Basement from out of the blue. Why, just recently a visitor commented on a post from September 2007, sharing his personal experiences visiting Inca structures in Peru and Bolivia. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the occasional comment from my “faithful reader,” but it’s especially […]

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I continue to be astonished that someone related to me has the discipline to post a blog entry every day. “A thought a day,” she says in her tagline, “lets the mind out to play.” Sometimes she misses a day and has to play catch-up, but so far she’s pretty much been true to her […]

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See WorldWideWeber. See WorldWideWeber neglect his blog. Bad, WorldWideWeber, bad!

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The lefty blogs have gone so batscheiss crazy over the fact that Clinton is still in the race, it’s impossible to read them. So, for some weeks now, I haven’t. It’s very pleasant. I finally got around to reading a novel a friend gave me a while back, Beyond Sleep, by the Dutch writer Willem […]

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This is absolutely pathetic, and I don’t recommend it to my younger readers out there, but I’m creating an utterly meaningless blog entry just so that the month of January 2008 appears in the archive list. I’m not going to make excuses. That would be as boring for me to write as for you to […]

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Sunday was Show Us Your Blog Space Day. I found out about it (belatedly) over at the Newsrack Blog, whose proprietor was invited to participate. I figure my invitation was lost in the mail or something (this being the busy holiday season for the good old US Postal Service). I hadn’t realized there was a […]

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Even more hair-raising than biking in city traffic is transferring a database-driven website to a new hosting service. At least for me, since I don’t do this sort of thing every day. It all started Tuesday, when the database server became unavailable. Again. On Wednesday I started researching hosting companies. On Thursday I signed up […]

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Yes, a moment of truth. (Sheesh. What some people will do for a shot at a free iPod. And I don’t even like iPods. I’m perfectly happy with my crummy old Zen Xtra, “with Its Large, Blue Backlit LCD Screen.” Really, I am.)

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Since November 21, 2006, I have unknowingly borne the epithet (above) bestowed on me by the recently cited Thomas Nephew. And maybe I’ll be able to retain it even after I succumb to his initially polite but soon more importunate request that I share with the world five examples of how weird I am. I was […]

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  • Proverbs for Paranoids, 3: If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.
    Gravity’s Rainbow

    ‘Is it about a bicycle?’ he asked.
    The Third Policeman