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Writing: 2000

  1. Bye

    Please return to your homes. I don’t think I’ll be writing any more entries here.…

  2. An Ad

    One for the British among you. Imagine you’re watching Channel 4. King of the Hill is…

  3. Bleeding Obvious

    This is going to sound like stating the bleeding obvious, but bear with me: This huge fuss with the…

  4. Different Classes

    I had my first classes this week, lumped together in a tidy but hectic cluster of six hours on…

  5. Back to School

    Monday was the first day of my third semester, and I feel like an old hand. No stress, no rush, no…

  6. Undeveloped

    24 glossy ghosts of you, I had to pay for 36. But they had a special offer on; I got a double set…

  7. Kulcha

    Yesterday I briefly mentioned in an email how I find it strange hearing Americans speaking about…

  8. Big Brother

    Yesterday I wrote something about how interesting Big Brother is in that you can see how CBS…

  9. Can become quite hypnotising

    I was going to write a terribly insightful piece about how my life right now is remarkably similar…

  10. Hard copy

    So very busy. Programs to write, files to move, words to write, books to read, lists to make,…

  11. My name is Phil and I am an…

    I was going to write pages today. Screens full of dense text. Rich with insight and laughs. New…

  12. Late to the party

    I really must write things down when I think of them, and not leave them hanging in the boxroom at…

  13. Here, have some email

    I have other things to say, but, as usual, it’s too much effort to compose them into coherent…

  14. IJWLTS

    I can’t be bothered to expand on anything. Is this why weblogs are so popular, because they…

  15. Top Ten Email Correspondents (by volume)

    Trying to avoid thesis-writing without stepping into the dripping hot air outside lead me to do two…

  16. Bah humbug

    Me: Hi. I paid a cheque in pounds sterling into my account at the end of May and after speaking to…

  17. Going under

    I’ve only seen it maybe three times but, yes, I am addicted to Big Brother. It wasn’t…

  18. FutureFocus 2000 part two

    It’s all over now, and it was exhausting. Although that was more to do with overly-long days…

  19. FutureFocus 2000 part one

    Today was the first day of the World Future Society conference (or “FutureFocus 2000”…

  20. Back in the land of the free

    I’ve returned to Houston for the rest of the year. It’s very strange to be somewhere so…

  21. Nothing much

    This is not, by any stretch of the definition, daily. Really busy at the moment, and not much to…

  22. You have the power of wormholes

    Last night, after the not-as-thrilling-as-it-once-was This Life we switched over to see Letterman.…

  23. Sun(SeaAndSand).com

    While wealthy Silicon Valley tech stars spend their money and leisure time on fast cars and extreme…

  24. Fully connected with foray into network arena

    I’ve been feeling so damned connected this year. Perhaps it’s because I was living so…

  25. You’re only young once or more

    On Saturday two of my best friends were married after nearly ten years of coupledom. Is that a lot?…

  26. The end of the, erm, thingy

    So I was reading this article at McSweeney’s, while our SQL server was rebooting, giving me…

  27. Not enough time to think of an original title

    This networked life thing is fantastic, but it takes so long to just run my life these days. I feel…

  28. Hi

    When I moved to suburban Houston last summer, the cynicism and grumpiness I had nurtured during…

  29. Back in Blighty

    I’m now sat on the train from London to Braintree, a town at the end of a branch line off the…

  30. Clear Lake

    Back in Houston for a few days, just enough time to wash clothes, shop, catch up on a few days of…

  31. Seattle

    Things I didn’t do: visit Fremont or the University District; go on a ferry; get out of the…

  32. San Francisco

    I’d forgotten how tastefully pretty the city is. Going to the same old stores was kind of…

  33. Sunnyvale

    Endless sprawl and strip malls, just like “home” only different. Being driven…

  34. Santa Barbara

    Sun, sea, people, blue skies, distant mountains. Bars, restaurants, shops, trees, cyclists,…

  35. School’s out for, etc.

    No, I’ve really finished all my college work this time. And just in time to head off to the…

  36. Me, me, me

    So, having almost emerged from my week or so of relentless work avoidance* I should be bursting…

  37. Priorities

    I feel bad that I haven’t written in a while. I’ve entered the final two weeks of term…

  38. Dream a little dream

    Do you ever dream about falling in love? An instant text-book case of looking into a…

  39. My new toy

    I know, I owe this site some new words, and I’ve had a swirl of half-ideas drifting back and…

  40. The Dark Ages of Renaissance

    But I had a headache, not quite a wincingly bad one but bad enough that I couldn’t face…

  41. There’s no here here

    Every Friday I travel into downtown Houston to see a movie or two. Since selling my car a few weeks…

  42. Never falling

    Three unsatisfactory analogies for how it feels to watch films like High Fidelity when you’ve…

  43. Blue things, white things, pinky-brownish things

    Yesterday, given that it was a gorgeous and not too humid Houston day, I went for my first open-air…

  44. I can’t stop

    Someone returned to Haddock after weeks off the list. It’s strange how quickly someone you…

  45. It’s a future, kinda.

    So if I write something just after midnight, do I give it the date of “today”, like I…

  46. Diversion

    You’d think I’d got better things to do than be here at 3.30am finishing yet another…

  47. Fuggedaboudit

    I can clutch at straws for years. Long after a spark failed to light, a few well-read emails or…

  48. Jukebox

    Maura wrote about which albums she’d put in a jukebox, and while I hate to appear like I have…

  49. The caravan

    My mother sent me photos of the old caravan. For as long as I can remember, more than 25 years, my…

  50. Go outside

    A midday call to my sister, only slightly coherent, my brain still whirling from everything…

  51. It’s all coming together nicely

    It’s strange, but wonderful, when so many things click into place. Or, rather than clicking…

  52. People are stupid

    I’ve been arguing with myself over whether to write something online for some time and this…