Pointless Website Blog
Because I missed it, all right?
Because I missed it, all right?
Monday, January 30, 2006
One of the fun things about having this cynically-named website here is that I get all sorts of page hits via Google. At last glance, the site (and this companion blog here) is the number 3 result for those who look up "pointless website." As a result, I get hits from all over the world (the tracker's telling me Thailand, Denmark, the Netherlands, Brazil, Germany, India, the Philippines, New Zealand, Norway, Mexico, Barbados, Turkey, Taiwan, Japan, Luxembourg, and Greece), and that's for the main page, not the blog, which it seems like more people are reading (I can't tell, I'm using the free version of the tracker). Seems like a lot of people are actively out to waste their time. But in any case, hello out there!
But alas, the title was no ploy for Google hits, it was step one towards a great plan to have a nice, accurate l'il domain name for a personal website. This website would not exist as such if I hadn't looked up "pointlesswebsite.com" years ago and seen that it was available. But curse me for sleeping on it, some cat who links to Ann Coulter has it for blog-only porpoises (yes, I know), and it looks like he hasn't posted to it since last June. C'mon, man, do it like a real blogger! Forget it for months at a time, and then overcompensate for a short period of time before you again forget about your blog for months! Plus his site header says "taglines are for jerks"! I have 33 randomly-generated taglines! Is he calling me a times-33-jerk?
Anyway, I'm just wasting webspace blathering at this point. I'm just saying, no one better run off with pointlesswebsite.net.
Sunday, January 29, 2006
Happy Year of the Dog, everybody!
Oh, also, Taqueria el Bronco, Tension Head Records, and Fort Gondo all rock. That is all.
Saturday, January 28, 2006
Coupla new assemblages on the photo page, too. Rock it Hockney-style.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Monday, January 23, 2006
Via 52nd City, the SLU Spring Film Series or: Eric finally watches the Motorcycle Diaries.
Saturday, January 21, 2006
Nobukazu Takemura worked as a sound designer for Sony's Aibo robot dog. I think that's pretty cool. Surprisingly, Microsoft is no stranger to avant-garde musicians either. The classic chimey opening sound for Windows 95, creatively titled "The Microsoft Sound," was made by none other than Brian Eno, who was told to record a 3 1/4 seconds-long composition, and did so using his Macintosh. And in the modern era, Windows Vista, the OS which will in theory link your computer intuitively to your TV, home stereo, and government's surveillance (which recently upgraded to USB 2.0), is getting sounds made by Robert Fripp from King Crimson.
I'm just hoping for a distribution of Red Hat Linux that comes with Grand Ulena alert noises.
Friday, January 13, 2006
Allow me to offer un petit shout-out to El Mundo Latino, the new Latin American restaurant on Manchester in Forest Park Southeast (or, as you may call it should you be feeling saucy, The Grove). A few dishes from a few countries there, and all pretty good, and pretty cheap. The plate of chips and salsa appeared as a nice little smorgasbord of corn tortilla chips, plantain chips, and cornbread, with a couple of salsas. The chicken empanadas were definitely among the better I've had in town - not too greasy, nice and plump, and the chicken was cooked well, and they came with a cumin-heavy salsa that complimented them well. I was a little less blown away by the pulled pork torta with mango barbecue salsa. The pork seemed a bit overcooked, dry, and salty, and the accompanying papas fritas were pretty ordinary. In general though, cool place, nice atmosphere, so completely worth the money, and open until 1 a.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, so make haste - it'll definitely set yer wallet back a lot less than Mirasol.
Thursday, January 12, 2006
There's a type of spam where the name of the "sender" seems to be generated from a list of nouns or verbs to form an actual name, and the results are often very funny. This guy has been compiling a list of 'em. My favorite's still "Releaseable R. Lamppost."
Monday, January 09, 2006
Friday, January 06, 2006
I'd just also like to state, in general, that these are wonderful, and I've been suffering from a lack of them lately.
I haven't really posted much lately, so why not, have some funny little screensavers:
Flurry for PC
A Windows version of the colorful default screensaver from the last couple versions of Apple's OS X. Yeah, definitely much more interesting than anything that Windows comes with.
Whelp, the site (Buro Vormkrijgers) stated that they wanted people to link to the main site, so I'll adhere to that. Look under "browse," "miscellaneous," and "Pong clock," and look for the screensaver file.