Wednesday, October 14, 2009

7:22

Seven twenty two is a neat time. On a digital clock it sort of looks like a swan, or some other large water fowl. I noticed how neat it looked one morning (while declining to *officially* wake up ) and have noticed it since.

I have seen those digits twice today; once AM, once PM. They look nice at both Ms.

To the best of my knowledge this blog began in 1999. Blogger/Google has seen fit to remove four years worth of posts and the most recent data they have begins in 2003; a post which derides our friend Adolph. That bothers me.

I believe i will try to to track down the vanished posts and re-instate this blog using a WordPress install at http://starebox.com/.

Do no evil, my ass.

Well, 'evil' is a strong word. Maybe they should have said 'Commit no petty annoyances that irk the technically minded and chronically vexed', although you can't please those people.

Regardless, i have spent most of my day building an ad-site for a new Austin hipster playground. Soon i will move on to building a site dedicated to saving whoopers, or proclaiming the co-op lifestyle.

Either way, some things (such as the URL) may change, but i am trying to preservve our history.

In other news : my AC is out and it is going to be a warm night (80+ยบ) in Austin.

How long is 'relevant' relevant?

[update]
I may have been wrong, and have unfairly maligned los Googler/Blogger. I still have not found the first post, undoubtedly a 'Hello world', style affair, but i did find this gem, beauteous as it is.

The Wayback Machine found a pretty wonderful Flash animation which was holding the site down back in the day. Interestingly enough, the first post TWBM could produce is this one, describing an event of which i have no clear memory. It may be the case, i say again, that i am being unfair to teh Googler/Blogger.

Total tangent, but when i attempted to access the Wikipedia article linked to the word 'teh' above *with* a trailing slash it barfed. Pet peeve.

Love me some trailing slashes.

3 comments:

CarolinaDivina said...

i love the swan thing
and i read the trailing slash thing
thank you for the thing thing
miss you todd

colin said...

I think you're crazy Todd.

shane said...

From starebox.com:

"I am a’gonna responda here-a, yeah." "i am also a-gonna turn-a some shit-a on."

Am I supposed to see the Swedish chef or a Mario-type character speaking here?