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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, February 28, 2002
dannyboy 12:41 PM (0)



i'm starting to get concerned about the amount of red 40 that i'm consuming. i ordered a gallon of fruit punch gatorade concentrate from the grainger catalog, mostly for the push pump dispenser it was supposed to come with--i wanted to be able to stick my head underneath the pump for a quick pick-me-up. but several problems: 1. doing shots of gatorade concentrate isn't the same as shooting fruit punch concentrate; gatorade is just as salty as it is sweet. 2. gatorade is ALL i drink now, and i've been drinking A LOT. it makes 6 gallons, we got it a week ago, and its mostly gone now. maybe this is why i have headaches...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2002
dannyboy 2:32 PM (0)



i haven't slept well in the last two months. it takes the average person 7 minutes to fall asleep once they get in bed. lately it's been around at least an hour for me, but there have been times where its taken longer than two. i lie awake and think about things. it's useless to try and turn your mind off ("don't think about elephants"). on the bright side, i have had a few really interesting thoughts during my half-waking state. i'm going to start keeping a notebook by my bed.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2002
dannyboy 7:16 PM (0)



moon is bright tonight. i'm always surprised that i can see stars where i live. i don't think i ever looked up at the sky once while i was in pittsburgh. it occured to me last night that i miss beeler street. not so much the place, but the idea. and plenty of other places. lehigh. that was the best one. i am content when i remember friends to the streets they lived on.

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sometimes my commute takes me through the WTC site (I'm always surprised at how close the bus gets) and what i'm still struck by is the amount of dust still left, on everything. there aren't piles of it anywhere, but there's a fine coating on everything, giving the streets and buildings a dull haze that just wont go away. its these indirect things that affect me the most, not the giant crater or the changed skyline. i saw one building, i think it was a burger king, that still had the word "morgue" and arrows spraypainted on the exterior.

i try not to think about the girl i didn't know very well, and never will.

Monday, February 25, 2002
dannyboy 7:05 PM (0)



i came really close to giving up on everything and moving to california today. i guess that dumb cliche really has some truth to it: "its only after you have lost everything that you are free to do anything." patience, boy.

dannyboy 8:57 AM (0)


i believe in the internet again. i received a very nice e-mail from loriloo this morning. i feel like buying someone coffee...

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Sunday, February 24, 2002
dannyboy 7:58 PM (0)



i've been reading several people's blogs and i've noticed a pretty common trend, that i'll call the jr. high diary / hamlet phenomenon: one writes terribly ambiguous and moody posts, as if one were the doomed protagonist of some tragic tale. basically, this is the stuff that you'd get if you could tap into the head of your average jr. high school girl / prince of denmark.

this is where i apologize for submitting you folks to this. (one of) the girl(s) i was in love with in high school once told me i was a navel-gazer. i am no longer 16, so if i have feelings of sadness to express, i'm going to try to do it simply (and if possible, with reference to a slashdot article).

also, i recieved a very nice e-mail from amanda today. thanks.

dannyboy 1:58 PM (0)


oog. i spent the whole afternoon looking at fonts and reading diesel sweeties. not a bad day at all.

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Saturday, February 23, 2002
dannyboy 9:54 PM (0)



loriloo is the only blog that i have bookmarked, and its by far the best i've read in the last year. and, she is quite possibly the most attractive woman i know (of). [ ADD. and no, i don't know what she looks like ]

dannyboy 9:11 PM (0)


so i was just about to rant on about things that i hate about people that i don't know. but i decided that i could be less of an asshole. sometimes i think everything is relative, and sometimes i think things are absolute; it's really easy to characterize someone as a tool, and its more difficult to say--well, perhaps there are degrees of tool-ness. anyway, here's something that makes me happy: the verb "keister-stash."

dannyboy 10:16 AM (0)


the mail is the worst thing that's happened to me all week.

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Thursday, February 21, 2002
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i don't know about you, but the huygens clock puzzle has always fascinated me. a georgia tech researcher has solved it. here's the digest version here's a much better article, and here's gatech's page with more details.

Wednesday, February 20, 2002
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i had a dream last night that bette midler came into my office and brought a 15 person entourage with her. later that day i escaped in a eagle talon that seats two, but it was tandem seating. some asian chick was in the back seat. i had the urge to call her "goose," but thank anthony edwards, i didn't. lately the elevator has been smelling like pepto bismol / the glue backs of publisher clearing house mini-magazine stamps.

Tuesday, February 19, 2002
dannyboy 8:00 AM (0)



how come i'm not meeting more science babes like her? "What comes out," she said, "is a graviton, escaping into an extra dimension, and leaving a viable signature in your detector." rrowr!

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Monday, February 18, 2002
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Sunday, February 17, 2002
dannyboy 2:13 PM (0)



i really do miss school. i've figured out precisely why (beyond being a sentimental sucker)--i feel like things are so definite now. previously, i felt like i had options, and everything was open. don't feel like getting up today? don't. want to go somewhere? do it. i haven't been out in the real world very long and already i feel defeated and routine. my life at this moment is the equivalent of grandma sitting on plastic covered furniture watching wheel of fortune.

i never thought it'd be like this, i never thought i'd be like everyone else. the real shame of it is that none of it is true; it's precisely now, this time in my life, that i have nothing to lose. what makes people change?

Friday, February 15, 2002
dannyboy 6:16 AM (0)



i've been reading some of my older posts and... well, what the crap? since when did i become someone with feelings?? i sound like a whiny little girl for crapssake. "waah wah waah! i'm sad! waah waah waah!" if there's anything i've learned from reading other people's blogs its that no one cares about your emotions! we just want to see your boobies! so screw that. its back to being shallow for dannyboy! its now the year of the horse, but its really going to be the year of the jerkass!

Thursday, February 14, 2002
dannyboy 9:07 AM (0)



ok. everyone is getting on the bandwagon now... here's more info on our good friend domo-kun. it includes that 100 mb movie from drew's site chopped up into divx episodes.

dannyboy 6:01 AM (0)


ok. clearly someone needs an anatomy lesson. uteruses look like cows, not squid. anyway, happy valentine's day, bitch.

Wednesday, February 13, 2002
ticklemyfuzzysquid 11:27 AM (0)



i never noticed it before but the FS mascot inky looks like a uterus from far away. well not so much far away its just small on my 14 inch laptop screen with 32 bits of EDO ram!!!!!!!!!!! my 2 MB video card (if i even have one) may be affecting the asthetic appeal of inky

dannyboy 10:14 AM (0)


it makes me happy when i find things like this. information in its abstract is proof that there is no difference between art and science. the nerds at slashdot seem to think this is new, or rather one nerd in particular does. on and on.

Monday, February 11, 2002
dannyboy 7:17 AM (0)



valentine's day is coming up. be prepared.

Sunday, February 10, 2002
dannyboy 8:12 PM (0)



i have > 100 people on my buddy list and i don't talk with any of them. i hate the internet. lengthy diatribe to follow.

dannyboy 6:14 PM (0)


my life feels like a book i've already read. you know something will change, something will happen, and you're just anticipating it. its like every time i've ever watched romeo & juliet; we all know how it ends. there are only comedies and tragedies...

dannyboy 11:39 AM (0)


oh god. here's a PSA for you: don't drink Cherry Wheat Sam Adams unless you like your beer to taste like cough medicine. and i just got a call from the president of the community voters board where i live... he was eager to have an in-depth conversation with me about a special election this tuesday (he was doing a really hard sell). which makes me think 1) its going to be a close election, or 2) i'm the only one in my neighborhood who actually votes.

dannyboy 8:21 AM (0)


i keep things. everything actually. i have trouble throwing away. which is a little bit ironic since i also have trouble looking at things from my past, because it inevitably makes me sad. so i have all this crap, literally everywhere, and i'm developing blind spots in my vision to cope...

Friday, February 08, 2002
dannyboy 12:19 PM (0)



i'm still having trouble sleeping. and i know why. so here.

Thursday, February 07, 2002
dannyboy 11:06 AM (0)



fantastic online comic, via chris / besigner. here's something else that you'll like: this guy draws comics based on people's dreams. enjoy the sequential art.

Wednesday, February 06, 2002
dannyboy 9:18 AM (0)



oi, maybe the kitty ate jour baby

Tuesday, February 05, 2002
dannyboy 4:20 PM (0)



i found another reason to love google (in addition to their policy on pop ups): international language support, including: swedish chef (bork bork bork!), l337 sp33k, and klingon!

dannyboy 2:15 PM (0)


mom's in taiwan for a month. when i think about my parents i think about getting older and the inevitability of things.

Monday, February 04, 2002
dannyboy 7:00 PM (0)



something today reminded me of when i was 8 and i was at what must have been my first wedding. it was fun and all but i remember feeling very odd, and not knowing what it was. i kept drinking punch that was dispensed from a fountain, which i thought was cool. the next thing i remember was puking (red) in the bathroom, and getting it on my dad's suit.

dannyboy 9:56 AM (0)


i feel somewhat better about life and chicks today. here are two that don't suck.

Sunday, February 03, 2002
dannyboy 8:02 AM (0)



sometimes i really wish people i knew in RL didn't know about this website. or maybe i should just move my blog to another domain. i've got things to say, but i feel like a dummy for posting personal thoughts, publically available to people i don't have that kind of relationship with. maybe when you're sad you should just shut the hell up...

Saturday, February 02, 2002
dannyboy 8:12 AM (0)



OMG YOU HAVE TO CLICK HERE NOW! the file name says it all...

dannyboy 8:05 AM (0)


these days i'm looking for things to distract and things to make me laugh, rather than deal with my problems like a man. here's something that made me laugh. i known our HOT XXX PORN month is over, but really, isn't every month porn month? [link is safe for work..!]

Friday, February 01, 2002
dannyboy 6:35 PM (0)



for those of you who have always wondered about the origins of the poop-colored monster that is DOMOKUN, some of your questions will now be answered!

dannyboy 8:08 AM (0)


the bus i was taking to work this morning broke down with a flat. we waited a few minutes on the shoulder of the turnpike and got on another bus. 15 minutes later, right before the tunnel, that bus broke down with a flat. i don't know why people get upset when these things happen during the workday; if i were on my way to doing something fun, i guess i'd get mad. daily, i wish for acts-of-god to happen to me.

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