Microsoft: 'We Are Morons'
Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004
Kuro5hin has a great article detailing excerpts of comments from the recently-leaked Windows source code.

What they don't mention in the article is that it's unclear what stage of development the code was in, so just because there are comments detailing how evil hacks are doesn't mean that those hacks weren't fixed before a product release.

Still, it's a nice little window into the humanity of Windows engineers.

Joss speaks about Angel's cancellation
Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004
Following WB's suprise announcement that this is Angel's last season, Joss posted the following on the Bronze Board. It looks like he's as surprised as anyone, and more dismayed than most.

joss says:
(Sat Feb 14 22:31:16 2004)

Some of you may have heard the hilarious news. I thought this would be agoodtime to weigh in. to answer some obvious questions: No, we had no idea thiswas coming. Yes, we will finish out the season. No, I don't think the WB isdoing the right thing.

Yes, I'm grateful they did it early enough for my people to find other jobs.

Yes, my heart is breaking.

When Buffy ended, I was tapped out and ready to send it off. When Fireflygotthe axe, I went into a state of denial so huge it may very well cause amovie. But Angel... we really were starting to feel like we were on top,hitting our stride -- and then we strode right into the Pit of Snakes 'n'Lava.

I'm so into these characters, these actors, the situations we're building...youwanna know how I feel? Watch the first act of "The Body."

As far as TV movies or whatever, I'm not thinking that far ahead. I actuallyhope my actors and writers are all too busy. We always planned this seasonfinale to be a great capper to the season and the show in general. (And agreat platform for a new season, of course.) We'll proceed ahead as planned.

I've never made mainstream TV very well. I like surprises, and TV isn'taboutsurprises, unless the surprise is who gets voted off of something. I've beenlucky to sneak this strange, strange show over the airwaves for as long as Ihave. I don't FEEL lucky, but I understand that I am.

Thanks all for your support, your community, and your perfectly sanedevotion. It's meant a lot. I regret nothing (except the string of grisleymurders in the 80's -- what was THAT all about?) Remember the words of thepoet:

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the road less traveled by and theyCANCELLED MY FRIKKIN' SHOW. I totally shoulda took the road that had allthosepeople on it. Damn."

See you soon.



WB cancells Angel
Sunday, Feb 15, 2004
Heaping praise on Joss and David Boreanaz, WB has nevertheless cancelled Angel, at the end of this season, with no clear reason as to why.

The world has ended: For the first time in 8 years, Joss will not have a series on the air.

Yet I'd still trade Angel for Firefly any day of the week... At least he'll have more time to work on the movie(s).

On an entirely unrelated note: I wonder if Joss and Baz have ever worked on a project together? I can only imagine.

Hooray for Gay Marriage!
Thursday, Feb 12, 2004
But no, for those who scour the paper, I didn't get married yesterday.

Like I told Ali, "Wow, I got a haircut, a husband, and a secret life, all in one day!"

Meme-o-matic busts out
Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004
It's funny that most of the unsung (or at least unposted) content I have is in the form of memes and links, the things that weblogs were 'supposed' to be, before the term matured into much more.

As part of the trifurcation of Fury, I'm going to split off the Meme-o-matic into its own, entirely separate site. I'll probably keep the sidebar here, driven by an RSS (or maybe Atom?) feed, but will have another site, updated several times a day, for slightly more robust pointing.

I'm looking to BoingBoing and Gizmodo as examples of this genre of blog. It's really more of an aggregator than a community, and probably won't have comments.

So now, while I've learned the hardships of desgning by committee, I'd like input on which domain to use for this new site. The candidates are,, or

Ready? Set... Opine!

'Look Ahead' works too well...
Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004
So for the last week or two, 'Housewarming' has been the only thing in the 'Look Ahead' calendar. Problem is that the housewarming isn't actually happening. Thre were too many conflicts, and it's being postponed (again).

Now I'm filling up the Look Ahead with a bunch more things to distract y'all.

What blog is this?
Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004
Sometimes I'm blocked by a lack of direction. It's not so much ambivalence as a tugging of several ropes at once, going nowhere.

Reminded by Danah's blog, Apophenia, I often ask myself these same three questions about Fury:

  1. What is the writer trying to say?
  2. Who is the writer speaking to?
  3. What level of expertise is the writer trying to assume?

I really need three different blogs. Maybe then I'd write in at least one of them.

Ugh, busy
Thursday, Feb 05, 2004
Well, it looks like I'll be moving offices for the third time in as many months, but this one's only temporary, and I'll keep my old office.

I've been a lot busier of late, and I've got to find a way to bring meaningful blogging (as opposed to meme-linking) back into my daily process. I've got to find a time and a place to blog, and then put it into my schedule.

Tonight's Poker night at Google (which, considering Poker night at TiVo, either means I'm becoming an addict or a shark (or both)). After Poker is Rachel's and my last waltz class with Richard Powers.

Tomorrow is Friday Night Waltz, then a blessed break where Rachel and I can play catchup on our lives after too many full weekends.

Rachel's been doing such a bang-up job on her own personal site that I'm really inspired to enact more of my own web visions, but then there's this whole job thing that cuts into my play time.

Wanh, wanh. Pity me. I'm too successful for my own good.

Iterative cascading failures
Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004
Gods, I felt bad when fractal sites got unexpectedly pummeled with traffic yesterday after the Google logo honoring the birthday of Gaston Julia linked to an image search for "Julia Fractals".

One of the site owners received four times his monthly bandwidth allottment in just one day, costing him $225 in overage fees, but he was quick enough to put up a donations plea on the self-same site that raised him $250, so it all turned out okay.

Now, adding insult to injury, Slashdot has posted a story about the pummeling, incidentally linking directly to a few of the sites that were hammered.

This has caused nearly as much traffic from the 'slashdot effect' as the original Google links delivered.

Luckily, everyone on Slashdot is tripping overthemselves to be the first to notice the irony...

Worst Toy Ever
Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004
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