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The Firesign Theatre on Creation Myths

From The Firesign Theatre's I Think We're All Bozos On This Bus, as transcribed from The Firesign Theatre's Big Book of Plays…

Sounds: The [previous] line merges with a rolling of thunder. Wolves howl.

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Review: Minimus

Howard Tayler of Schlock Mercenary posted a pointer to the Ad Astra pencil-and-paper roleplaying game Minimus today. The schtick of Minimus is that it attempt to define a complete, playable RPG on one side of one sheet of paper. The game is being sold as $2 voluntary donation-ware.

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Digital broadcast converter coupons

2008 is the year when all US TV broadcasters will be forced by the FCC to switch to digital broadcast only. The 15% of households who depend on broadcast TV and don't have a digital-ready set will be forced to deal with this change. The government is here to help you. Their help comes in the form of coupons good for $40 off any of a number of approved models of digital->analog converter boxes. The boxes are estimated to cost around $50-$60 before the coupon; each household may have up to two coupons.
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Testing the forum waters

This is just a test of the forum "topic moved" bug. Please ignore.

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The Finite Automata Song

Drove down to North Bend from Portland today. Normally 3.5-4.5 hours, but this time took 6. Had some traffic, had some fog. Biggest problem---stuck for an hour while the whole southbound side of I-5 was blocked by an accident. Finally managed to drive around it.

My brother and his friend have this semi-pro recording studio. I'm going to try to record one or more of the songs I've written tomorrow. I think we're starting with the Finite Automata Song...

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Micropayments

Viable?

I say it's when not if, have identified the single biggest issue to be the transition from ".001 is so small not to matter" to "$1 is real money and must be handled appropriately", and can only imagine what Homepage Toolbox would be like all these years later if I could have started bringing in some scrip when I first started providing value, instead of having to wait until I'm sure I can justify a macropayment.

Your view, if you'd care to type a few lines?

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PO8

Here's a nice account of the life of the stagecoach robber Black Bart. From my point of view, he's notable because the domain name of this site, which is based on the handle I commonly use online, was chosen to match his signature on the little poems he used to leave at robbery scenes: "Black Bart the PO8".

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