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Defenceless under the night
Our world in stupor lies;
Yet, dotted everywhere,
Ironic points of light
Flash out wherever the Just
Exchange their messages:
May I, composed like them
Of Eros and of dust,
Beleaguered by the same
Negation and despair,
Show an affirming flame.

NOT, I'll not, carrion comfort, Despair, not feast on thee;
Not untwist -- slack they may be -- these last strands of man
In me or, most weary, cry: 'I can no more.' I can;
Can something, hope, wish day come, not choose not to be.

They're called fire devils.

Customer (deliberately): Have you in fact got any Linux systems here at all?

Owner: Yes, sir.

Customer: Really?


Owner: No. Not really, sir.

Customer: You haven't.

Owner: No, sir. Not a scrap. I was deliberately wasting your time, sir.

(How long till VA changes its name? Answers on a scrap of cheese.)

Customer: Well I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to shoot you.

Owner: Right-oh, sir.

(The customer takes out a gun and shoots the owner.)

Customer: What a senseless waste of human life.

We're using Wiki for our Burning Man postmortem. Boy, is it ever super-cool.

If any of you Spock Mountain Research Lab types are out there, can I buy you beers and pick your brains on gray water reclamation?

Sorry to everyone I didn't see at the show. On Tuesday I was going quietly mad, so I wrote everything up, packed the car and was in Black Rock City by moonrise Wednesday.

Still there in spirit.

27 Aug 2001 (updated 27 Aug 2001 at 19:56 UTC) »
"Women aren't human, Bill. Or perhaps, more precisely, they're a different species than men, with different wills and different purposes on Earth. You know this instinctively, Bill, and it's your instincts that make you such a good operative."

The earlybirds set off this morning, reducing the population of Moonbase Alabama from fifteen to two. It's heavenly quiet. I'll be at the damn show till Wednesday - tell me, what were they thinking? Then it's off to Moonbase Nevada, part of the Spiral Oasis, at 4pm and Infant. We'll have Tim Tams, so drop by.

August is ending, and the new college graduates have started work in PR. The phone rings off the hook, but it brings me no news. Actual excerpt from actual mail:

"Dear Error! MergeField was not found in header record of data source.,

Following is the latest press release from Oracle..."

Moonbase University is holding a public seminar on space exploration on Thursday September 20 at Cellspace. Peter "the rocket scientist" Cheeseman of NASA and Manfred Bester, head of Berkeley's High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager team, will take the podium.

Science geeks, wannabe astronauts, interplanetary archvillains and Bad People of the Future are all warmly invited to attend.

I was hoping to serve Space Food Sticks, but they're defunct.

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