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Random Thoughts On the Meaning of Life
February 9, 2000 - Why is it some people have nothing better to do than create problems for others? The recent denial of service attacks on Yahoo!, eBay, Amazon, CNN, and Buy.com are nothing more than criminal mischief. Some might say they serve to warn us of potential security problems with electronic commerce. I say it sets everyone back a couple of years and the perpetrators should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Please put your energies to productive rather than destructive purpose.
February 8, 2000 - Worry is a useless attitude. It causes stress; anxiety; fatigue. Generally its instigation is something left undone. I made a few phone calls today. That's all it took. Wonder why I waited so long? Don't worry, be happy. Btw, nice new look on the dailywebthing Joe.
February 6, 2000 - The other Internet Brother, Dave, makes an annual sacrifice to the ski gods with a bunch of old (now) high school chums each winter. Collectively known as "The Dirtbags", they've been spending exorbitant amounts of hard-earned cash at some of the world's best known resorts for close to 20 years now.
Funny thing about gray or no hair, and round bellies though. The joints just aren't as flexible as they used to be. Returning this weekend from Dirt 2000, Dave informs me the Alta ski mountain in Utah claimed an ACL. Couple that with the same injury in Taos last year, and these guys are hobbling in addition to wobbling. So far Dave has managed to avoid the gurney, but he might want to start keeping a casualty count.
February 4, 2000 - Reviewing hundreds of web sites per month as I do for my web awards, very occasionally I encounter one that simply blows my socks off. The latest offering from Britannica Online is one such site. Titled The Books of Hope, this is an insightful commentary about how we as individuals, as a society and a world will meet the challenges of the new millennium.
February 2, 2000 - What were you doing when you were 15? I know I was a midget spending every spare moment on some athletic field trying to prove I belonged with the normal sized fifteens; what a waste. I'd like to introduce you to Allison, a young lady who may just have the web world in the palms of her hands.
February 1, 2000 - The ponds around here have been frozen for a couple weeks now. The blue herons don't like it one bit. Those long, spindly legs were not meant to walk on ice. If they would let me near them, I'd put a pillow on their backsides. Don't they know they should be in Florida this time of year? Speaking of Florida, if you're wondering what to wear for Ground Hog Day tomorrow, think bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
January 30, 2000 - One wedding down, and one more to go. After just a brief respite, it's now time to focus attention on my stepdaughter. Conspiring with her brother to turn every hair in my head gray in 2000, she has a date set in August. The first one was good practice, being the father of the groom. Now it's time to get serious and try one from the bride's side. Should be an adventure.
January 28, 2000 - My youngest stepson gets married tomorrow. Another rite of passage. For him obviously, but for me as well. He's 22 now, but he came into my life when he was but five years of age, when I married his mother. As I watched him in silence during the wedding rehearsal this evening, I saw a man who has matured tremendously in recent months. I worried greatly, I think unnecessarily so now, about his readiness to take on the added responsibilities that face him. Call him a late bloomer, but bloom he certainly has. I'm very proud of him. C.A., I love you. All my best to you and your beautiful new bride.
January 26, 2000 - Snow, snow. Cold, cold. Shovel, shovel. Scrape, scrape. Sneeze, sneeze. Hack, hack. Bumper, bumper. Ahhh, just another hump day.
January 24, 2000 - Being sick sucks. There are a lot of things we can learn from our pets. When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently. Maybe being sick isn't so bad after all.
January 19, 2000 - There's a new Web Design Forum kicking off this month. Hosted by good friend Aaron West, it offers lively threads about scripting, graphics, Flash and other multimedia, promotion, CGI and more. Why not get in on the ground floor?
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