On The Net
- Nibble Say...
Oooh, what a clever little boy!
- Tiffany at Paolo Soleri
(July 10, 1988)
"Nobody threw half-empty bottles of Miller and nobody started a pit. No
Hell's Angels dragged a twelve-year-old out of the audience and whaled on him
with pool cues...It just wasn't that kind of concert."
Material from the day job. (The magazine is aimed at folks who are
still programming in BASIC, so...)
Reviews of books and comics for Albuquerque's weekly alternative
"Humor and/or Music" -- mostly music, in my case.
Text files (t-Ph1|_eZZ!) from when I ran the Terrapin Station AE and
published the Countlegger discs for the Apple II BBS world.
- Cracking The UPC
Shamelessly paraphrased from William Poundstone's Big Secrets, this is the first
text file I
wrote stole intending to distribute it online.
- Fear and Loathing in the Soft Drink Aisle: New
Coke - An Investigative Report
(June 4, 1985)
You kids today just don't understand how good you have it, with your Surge
and your Josta...
- Fun! With Spray Paint
(July 31, 1985)
A detailed, analytic (with the empahasis on anal) look at
optimizing your anarchic spray-painting fun.
- Fun! With Random
(August 2, 1985)
"Lost in the High Street, where the dogs run, roaming suburban
boys..." Ah, to once again be racing cars in the dark at fifty miles an
hour through quiet residential neighborhoods while hanging out the windows and
shooting fireworks at each other. As middle-class white teenagers we figured
-- probably correctly -- that whatever nastiness we got up to would happen
without any real-world consequences. If you woke up to find "S-U-X" painted
on the back of your Volvo some morning in the mid-1980s, I offer my profound
- Mister Shim - Your Briefcase-Opening
When I worked in the stockroom at Sears, we had these little shims lying
around that were used to open the three-dial combo locks on the cheap luggage
we sold. Here's how to make one. Originally included with Countlegger Seven.
- The School Stopper's Textbook
In simpler times, I assumed that reformatting a document for 80
columns warranted a banner credit.