obvioustroll's Diaries
Print Story AAAAH! It's back on the wayback machine!
Technology
By ObviousTroll (Tue Nov 06, 2018 at 08:38:49 AM EST) (all tags)
So,

Back in the 90's I had a website that briefly made me internet famous - which, at the time, meant brief mentions in magazines, a book, and other websites.

By around 2000 or so, it had a quarter million hits and was just too much damned work, and the Palm Pilot was dead, so I gave my content to another site and shut it down. Later, some domain squatter bought the domain and told the wayback machine they weren't allowed to archive my old content. (How does that work?!?)



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Print Story Accidental diary...
Diary
By ObviousTroll (Thu Oct 18, 2018 at 05:26:43 PM EST) (all tags)
So, I just posted in reddit and I realized I accidentally wrote a diary. 

(And if you haven't figured out what my reddit handle is, well, chuck you, farley - even the little lost lamb has done that...)  

Anyway, I'm expecting that post to get deleted because it was in /r/science and, hey, anecdotes aren't evidence, you know? 

I'm not posting this for sympathy or understanding or anything else... or, I don't know, maybe I am.

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Print Story Maybe someday I can be that guy I always wanted to be.
Family
By ObviousTroll (Wed Apr 04, 2018 at 09:19:31 PM EST) (all tags)
What do we want? SERENITY! When do we want it? NOW!

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Print Story I said to someone, "Now I'm only a large"
Health
By ObviousTroll (Mon Apr 02, 2018 at 08:16:49 PM EST) (all tags)
I said to someone, "Now I'm only a large" and they responded that that sounded like the beginning of a poem. Well, I'm not a poet, I'm more of an essayist, but let's see what I can do with it.

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Print Story Thinking of doing a 340 mile bike ride.
Diary
By ObviousTroll (Tue Nov 28, 2017 at 12:02:22 PM EST) (all tags)
From Pittsburgh to Washington, sometime in April/May 2018. 

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Print Story This is me, judging Paris.
Diary
By ObviousTroll (Sat Apr 22, 2017 at 11:07:20 AM EST) (all tags)
Yeah, why should I limit my ridiculously parochial observations to just one city?

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Print Story This is me, judging you.
Travel
By ObviousTroll (Sat Apr 22, 2017 at 10:38:22 AM EST) (all tags)
I made a list of impressions I got from our time in London, pretty much as they popped into my head. This is that list, slightly edited for spelling and grammar 

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Print Story Saw the Americanized GITS yesterday, in all it's 3D, IMAX glory.
Films
By ObviousTroll (Sat Apr 01, 2017 at 01:57:40 PM EST) (all tags)
The CG is a Ridley Scott wet dream.

 


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Diary
By ObviousTroll (Sat Mar 04, 2017 at 02:49:16 PM EST) (all tags)
I knew it was a risk, but I did it anyway.

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Print Story So, we gonna be in London in mid-April.
Diary
By ObviousTroll (Wed Feb 22, 2017 at 06:06:59 PM EST) (all tags)
Yup. SWHTL agreed to let me drag her out of our national borders for 10 days.

With a warm up in London and.... 

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