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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, June 30, 2005
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Monday, June 27, 2005
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60° and overcast. My tan suffers.

Saturday, June 25, 2005
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The UI team for Mail.app 2.0 needs to get in line at my front door so I can kick them all in the nuts.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005
dannyboy 10:41 PM (0)



Girl is given mathematically impossible task of folding a sheet of paper 12 times by smartass high school math teacher. Girl does it using gold foil, breaking existing record. Math teacher redefines challenge. Girl does it again, this time with paper. Girl derives limiting equations. Girl wins place right behind Danica McKellar on my list of hot math babes.

dannyboy 9:52 AM (0)


The answer has been 'no' for several days now...

Tuesday, June 21, 2005
dannyboy 10:44 PM (0)



The Fuzzy Squid is now syndicated. Those who care (all two of you), know what to do.

Sunday, June 19, 2005
dannyboy 6:37 PM (0)



Steve Jobs recently gave a commencement speech at Stanford, with the following part roiling around in my head for the past week:

My third story is about death. When I was 17 I read a quote that went something like "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself, "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "no" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important thing I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life, because almost everything--all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure--these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005
dannyboy 9:42 AM (0)




Haight St. Fair, past sunday.

dannyboy 9:37 AM (0)


I'm starting to think the job that is going to make me happiest has nothing to do with what I've been studying and doing for the last 8 years.

Monday, June 13, 2005
dannyboy 9:05 PM (0)



Holy. Crap. I just washed and dried one of my uber expensive "no iron" shirts... my god. This is going to change my life, forever.

dannyboy 2:37 PM (0)


May god damn to hell the CIO of my credit card company, and lo, any IT executive who has ever made the decision to force all their customers to change USER IDs (after more than 6 years) to something that includes both letters and numbers. You know. Because it?s more. Secure.

I?ve said it before and I?ll say it again, all you need to know about someone you can learn by watching how they interact with cab drivers and waiters.

dannyboy 12:55 AM (0)



Monday, June 06, 2005
J.Ro 12:40 AM (0)



Run, Starhorn
Carry fire leaping from your starhorn
Pierce worlds
Cleft suns
Tangle clouds
Shatter time
With your flaming starhorn
Bring a wish, a maiden's wish
Head in lap
Eyes soft

dannyboy 12:03 AM (0)



Sunday, June 05, 2005
dannyboy 2:15 AM (0)



My mom ran into Mrs. T today, who asked about me. I didn't even know she knew me. So mom caught her up, told her I am in California now, and then asked about her daughter, who I had gone to junior high and high school with. Mrs. T began crying, and explained that she was killed on Sept. 11th. I don't know, I assumed everyone who knew her already knew. I didn't know my parents knew hers, even just casually. But it also makes me realize how much I've let or made myself forget, an entire person. I definitely wasn't close to her, not nearly as some others were. But. I also think about how we lost touch, and the last time, the last words. In college, she asked how I was. Briefly, fleeting. There would be time for more later.

My dad called me today, and my mom twice. I haven't talked to them in a while. They wanted to know if I was ok.

Add. See, I'm really really good at avoiding things. I don't think anyone has seen LESS Sept. 11th footage than me. There are so many holes in my memory, I am not sure what I withheld from my folks, or myself.

Saturday, June 04, 2005
dannyboy 10:33 PM (0)




Some random thoughts from the other day: I love cupcakes. People think my headphones are noise cancelling, but they're just big. Stella was a diver and she was always down. Someone will call about my machine of everloving grace. I don't know why but I miss the roommate I thought I never would. Everyone needs to buy a round for the house at some point in their lives. Especially if you've ever been fortunate enough to be on the receiving end.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005
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