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As with a low sucking sound it slowly disappeared again, Starbuck still gazing at the agitated waters where it had sunk, with a wild voice exclaimed—“Almost rather I had seen Moby Dick and fought him, than to have seen thee, thou white ghost!”
      “What was it, Sir?” said Flask.
      “The great live squid, which, they say, few whale-ships ever beheld and returned to their ports to tell of it.”

Moby-Dick, 1851


3-17-09  No one reads this column
Guys, FURL sucks. It has sucked for years, and I'm sorry I've been using it. I have switched over to delicious; I would have done this much sooner, but they made it really difficult the last time I tried.

4-21-08  Archives
Uhmm, apparently archives haven't really been working since late 2006. THANX for the heads up guys! They are temporarily fixed, and will stay temporarily fixed until I migrate to new software/layout. I have said some hilarious things in the last 7 years, that future generations will feel lucky I preserved. Go check them out.

1-18-08  new iPhone icon
Woah, it's been 3 years since the last news update! Fuzzysquid now has a webclips icon for your iPhone! It'll automagically show up when you add FS to your home screen. Atom and RSS feeds have been available for a few years now, but I never made special mention of it.

1-14-05  LJ images
Since it seems to be popular, and it's been linked in a lot of different places besides here, I've decided to post the LJ Images page. At least in the news, at least for now. It's also getting some Google ads because you LiveJournal people are sucking up all my bandwidth (35% for that one page!)

4-02-04  FURL
Check out what I've been browsing: FURL.net bookmark archive. Not much commentary, relevance, or sequitur—but it's what's keeping this blog from turning into a meme dumpster.



  1. TONMO - The Octopus News Magazine Online. Invaluable.
  2. Angrywhale - Meet Leonard. He's an angry sort of whale.
  3. The Squid Blog - From the Laughing Squid people.


  4. Moxyberry - Where the cousin is at. Her bookmarks here.
  5. Cranky User - Brian's bookmarks. Updated, unlike his site.
  6. Rosenstock - Her other ride is your mom.
  7. Lauren - Wet Hot Singaporean Blogging.
  8. Universal Donor - Like the prime number shitting bear, but with terrible back pain.
  9. Olivia - Who receives special dispensation from our usual policies.
BLAG  read the archive

Thursday, May 13, 2004
dannyboy 10:29 AM (0)



Another note about this censorship issue—I said to someone last night that I wouldn't want to work in a place that censored the internet, and she countered with "well, a lot of companies are doing that." Yes. They are, and I'm disinclined to work for them. My job is creative; you can't tell me to be creative while at the same time telling me I have to regulate what I say and think (and in this case, what is appropriate to look at on the web). It's not about looking at porn at work, it's about being in an environment that is oppressive to the creative process. It is a sign of a company that treats its workers with suspicion and contempt.

Ultimately, even the porn justification is a straw man; no one actually wants to look at porn at work, and certainly not with the goal of wanking off. It's really about someone in the high office with a Mr. Burns complex ("look at those Layabouts!"). I always cite Google as an example of a company who gets it—that it's not necessary to be 'corporate' in order to be respected, you don't have to chase profitability to be insanely profitable, and the workplace doesn't need to be sucked dry of fun in order to be productive. Google is a company whose employees don't ever want to leave, and who Google doesn't ever want to let go.

And then it dawns on me. The most sucessful companies, the ones that are the leaders, they attract the absolute best and brightest and don't have to deal with these problems. It's entrely circular.

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