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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

Wednesday, May 12, 2004
dannyboy 4:21 PM (0)



Ok, the thing about censorship is, it doesn't work. My company just implemented a content filter for employee access to the internet, which ethically I don't have a problem with--it's their resource and they can dole it out as they see fit. But viewing it entirely from a cost-benefit perspective, it is a complete failure, as it always is, everywhere. No exceptions.

1. There's no better way to tell your employees you don't trust or value them than hiring a nanny, electronic or not.

2. On the infrequent days that the internet was down, pre-filter, productivity plummeted. People need their e-mail and CNN to function. Consider the lessons learned when "forward thinking" managers installed coffee machines and stocked the kitchen with free candy and snacks.

3. Content filtering doesn't work. Anyone who tells you it does, doesn't understand software, computers, or the internet. All the instances of "access to this page has been blocked" are for completely inoffensive, innocuous, libel-proof URLs (uhm, the craiglist automotive forum? wtf). On the other hand, I would bet that I could download 100 MBs of German sheisse porn in the next hour with happy approval of my new filtering overlords.

But I'm also certain this nonsense will be quickly taken care of, as soon as one of the executives can't reach their baby's photo album because one of the images is named "naked_kid.jpg"

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