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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

Tuesday, October 31, 2006
dannyboy 11:28 PM (2)



damn it! zombies have taken over the west coast. must aim for their heads with trusty shotgun.


That. is. awesome. Amazing job - it looks like you guys had a lot of fun!!



Pictures | Video

Monday, October 30, 2006
dannyboy 9:11 PM (0)



My grandfather had another stroke this morning. The feeling seems to be that he likely won't make it through this time. I'm not sure that there's anything else to say about that. I suppose one can think of the last year and a half as a reprieve, though having seen the heartache it's caused, I still hope that I go out quickly when my time is up. Hovercraft, supermodels, and explosions.

Monday, October 23, 2006
dannyboy 12:08 AM (0)



I keep having intensely bizarre dreams that I can't remember. I wake up in the middle of the night and I repeat to myself the details I want to remember, but I always forget them all anyway.

Today I had biltong, and I imagine it is something I will learn to like. I'm glad I own a helmet. And finally, I learned that turning traction control off is a really good way to warm up your tires, (catastrophically) fast.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006
dannyboy 12:09 PM (0)



The one thing I tell everyone about the high school I went to is not the long list of Nobel prize winners, celebrities, musicians* and (one) porn star—but the fact that we had the first cyclotron on the continent! But now I just found out they never really got it to work!! One low-power test run? Shenanigans!

*One of my favorites is an alumnus.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006
dannyboy 7:34 PM (0)



One of the reasons why I like taking the bus is because I can people watch. People, the concept, interests me. People, the reality, not so much. When I'm on the bus I can look at people and try to figure out what they're all about. Everyone becomes interesting. The problem comes when you actually get to know people.

There was a woman at a party I went to this weekend who, when asked an admittedly dull, innocuous, party-safe question, replied with the unfortunate truth. YES, I know this is something I would do. Anyway, she was asked "how do you like it here?" and she let everyone know that San Francisco really isn't that great, and what's ruining it is everyone who thinks it's the best city ever. Now provincial attitudes get on my nerves, but even more annoying is the whole jaded cosmopolitan act. Best of all was what she thought was a better place to live. OK what, Paris, New York, London then? No: Boston. Wait. What?

Currently I desire enthusiasm in my life, so to see someone pick it out in others as a fault, ugh.

Monday, October 16, 2006
dannyboy 2:36 PM (0)



There are lessons you only need to learn once and will remember the rest of your career. Such as making sure you've actually hung up on the call before you start talking about the people you were just conferencing with. The corollary of this is to make sure, with 100% confidence, you're intimate with the operation of the mute button on your phone before trying to use it.

Thursday, October 12, 2006
dannyboy 1:19 PM (3)



Was Tom Petty there?


Was Maurice there?


Did some people call you the space cowboy?


Last night I dreamed I was a joker, a smoker, a midnight toker.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006
dannyboy 9:59 AM (0)



This is ridiculous. I am currently online with 4 different IM services. The future sucks.

Sunday, October 08, 2006
dannyboy 11:02 PM (4)



You're letting mass media control your dreams. The world has always been fucked up.


Are you suggesting that things weren't better 8 years ago? Because that's categorically and demonstrably untrue. You can pick practically any metric.

This is why the people who continue to say that voting doesn't matter because politicians are all the same are among those I want to see held responsible for the kimchee we're currently knee-deep in.


I'll be over in S. Korea in a few days. Wish me luck that nothing bad happens.


"Flying was pleasant!"

No kidding. I used to love flying. I looked forward to airplane travel. These days, with slashed-budget airlines, insanely random security restrictions, and long lines, I dread the thought of having to fly anywhere. My last four vacations have been road trips, and until I have exhausted all possible driving destinations, they will continue to me.


Well that's just fucking great. I really miss the late 90's. Everything that's happened since has been like a bad dream.

I know it's human nature to idealize the past, but fuck, do you guys remember what it was like back then? There was nothing wrong with anything and things were only going to get better. Our biggest concern was Y2K, and who got their dick sucked in the oval office. Uhm, what?

No pointless wars, and terrorism was marginalized and robbed of any popular influence. Flying was pleasant! People around the world were actually starting to like us. We believed in science and gay people and had the best economy in history. I mean, a budget surplus, for chrissakes? Guah? I've wished so many times in the last few years that I believed in a higher power, or some kind of cosmic justice—because I demand that the people who have made today's world possible pay dearly for what they've done.

My fear is that instead, we all will.

dannyboy 12:52 PM (0)


Goddamnit. Every now and again I'll dream about a brilliant design but by the time I wake up I forget all the important details. I'm sure if I could remember it would make no sense whatsoever, but it's so tantalizing to have solved a problem you're working on, only to forget 90% of it. It's a tempting fantasy to think that my subconscious mind is full of genius held back by my waking life.

Monday, October 02, 2006
dannyboy 2:24 PM (1)



Me: "You said that to your mom?"
Scott: "She's 60 years old! I thought she would know what a golden shower is by now."


"Scott, I want to show you our new shower."
"As long as it's not a golden shower, mom."

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