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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

Monday, November 07, 2005
dannyboy 10:24 AM (0)



My intention this morning was to write a post on an article I read in the WSJ a few months ago, about an editor's (soi-disant) controversial theory that aging non-vintage champagne will improve its taste significantly—I had a chance to verify this recently, as I discovered a bottle of very dusty, very cheap bubbly in the back of a cabinet at work. So the point isn't that I actually did find the brand's usual harshness to have mellowed quite a bit after 2+ years, but that I can't link to the stupid article because everything older than one week costs $5. WTF. I know a lot of people complain about this model (typically in regard to the NYTimes), but I will go ahead and beat on the horse (in a loud, obnoxious ode to Cory Doctorow):

Way to make sure your content is unsearchable, buried and lost to time. They've got it all backwards. People pay for news. The current articles should cost money, because people who need the news immediately (i.e., subscribers to the paper version of the, uh, paper) will pay for currency. That's why yesterday's paper is today's fishwrap. After a day, articles should be released into the wild, so it can be referenced into posterity. I mean, that's what I'd do if I wanted money AND for my content to be a part of the historical record.

So in conclusion, I wish I was drunk on cheap champagne right now.

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