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{ Saturday, 11 November, 2006 }

Change your feeds!

Hey subscribers! The new site has been live for a while now, and I've neglected to post the new feed instructions... please update this feed by adding

http://birdonthemoon.com/new/index.xml

to your blog agregator! Do it now!

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{ Monday, 14 August, 2006 }

Tubes: Indian village uploads itself onto Internet

An Indian village has uploaded itself onto the Internet, giving the outside world a glimpse of life in rural India.

Visitors to Hansdehar village's Web site (www.smartvillages.org) can see the names, jobs and other details of its 1,753 residents, browse photographs of their shops and read detailed specifications about their drainage and electricity facilities.

Most of the residents can't yet surf the Hansdehar Web site as the village is not yet connected to the Internet. But the villagers hope the site -- and their imminent first Internet connection -- will put them in touch with the world beyond the flooded rice fields surrounding Hansdehar, located in a rich agricultural belt in the northern state of Haryana.

"It will be a revolution," said farmer Ajaib Singh.

He and other villagers hope the connection with the outside world will help speed up improvements to Hansdehar's woeful infrastructure and services such as a lack of a dispensary and unreliable electricity. The village has long been neglected by the Indian government, locals complain.

"Now we can put our problems on the Web site, and then the government can't say 'we didn't know'," he said.

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{ Wednesday, 24 May, 2006 }

Web inventor warns of 'dark' net

The web should remain neutral and resist attempts to fragment it into different services, web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said. Recent attempts in the US to try to charge for different levels of online access web were not "part of the internet model," he said in Edinburgh. He warned that if the US decided to go ahead with a two-tier internet, the network would enter "a dark period".

Sir Tim was speaking at the start of a conference on the future of the web. "What's very important from my point of view is that there is one web," he said. "Anyone that tries to chop it into two will find that their piece looks very boring."

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{ Monday, 20 February, 2006 }

Neo-Hesse: Webmagister Ludi and the Glass Bead Game

We can now say the web is an exploration into our own psyches. The association of images and sounds is unique, and how we integrate our new behavior patterns is going to be reflected in how we create our own realities on the internet, even if those realities have not formalized themselves yet in our 3-D world of earth-fire-water-air. For what is the internet, but a continual hypertextualiztion of ideas made immediately manifest by a search engine or an available link. Web logic is not the same logic we use in a cause and effect relationship. Many times we are not aware of what information is going to be revealed to us through a search engine. Ideas are organized anew and not like the Dewy decimal card catalog system librarians are so accustomed to. We now access information by our moods or by our impressions or by audio stimulus. We have created a synaesthetic information environment where the association of ideas is not dependent on the syntax of the language, but on the mood obtained from a variety of media inputs. The age old adage of "a picture is worth a thousand words" takes on a new significance because any one of those thousand words can be searched to reveal a thousand more pictures. Frankly there is no one way to utilize the internet. There are no rules for information access, data organization, or logical understanding.

Keep in mind, this was written ten years ago.

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{ Friday, 10 February, 2006 }

US plans massive data sweep

The US government is developing a massive computer system that can collect huge amounts of data and, by linking far-flung information from blogs and e-mail to government records and intelligence reports, search for patterns of terrorist activity.

The system - parts of which are operational, parts of which are still under development - is already credited with helping to foil some plots. It is the federal government's latest attempt to use broad data-collection and powerful analysis in the fight against terrorism. But by delving deeply into the digital minutiae of American life, the program is also raising concerns that the government is intruding too deeply into citizens' privacy.

"We don't realize that, as we live our lives and make little choices, like buying groceries, buying on Amazon, Googling, we're leaving traces everywhere," says Lee Tien, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "We have an attitude that no one will connect all those dots. But these programs are about connecting those dots - analyzing and aggregating them - in a way that we haven't thought about. It's one of the underlying fundamental issues we have yet to come to grips with."

The core of this effort is a little-known system called Analysis, Dissemination, Visualization, Insight, and Semantic Enhancement (ADVISE). Only a few public documents mention it. ADVISE is a research and development program within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), part of its three-year-old "Threat and Vulnerability, Testing and Assessment" portfolio. The TVTA received nearly $50 million in federal funding this year.

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{ Monday, 06 February, 2006 }

happy birthday, birdonthemoon.com!

It's three years old!

Actually, that passed by last week, and I just now remembered it. I hope my own website will accept a belated birthday greeting from me. It's been a great run, and while I may not post four times a day anymore, I intend to keep going as long as possible, as long as the medium holds out.

It's connected me to some truly spectacular people and communities, has reached 180 countries, with over 1.9 million visits since inception (that's just baffling). So, the good times will continue to roll for this little website, as it plays, frolics, and grows its way into yet another year of bloggery.

As they say, w00t!

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{ Tuesday, 03 January, 2006 }

2005 stats in review

Here's the stats for birdonthemoon.com over the years.. we've really grown, and I'm really honored that so many poeple are interested all of this wonderfully crazy nonsense.

2005: 609,816 visitors
2004: 173,962
2003: 31,117
Total: 814,625

115/175 countries so far under the belt. I need the following coutries and territories to complete 'my collection...' lemme hear ya holla!

Ascension Island, Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Antarctica, Aland Islands, Burundi, Bouvet Island, Botswana, Congo, Republic of, Cook Islands, Serbia and Montenegro, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Dominica, Western Sahara, Eritrea, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Micronesia, Federal States of, French Guiana, Guernsey, Guinea, Guadeloupe, Equatorial Guinea, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Guinea-Bissau, Heard and McDonald Islands, Iraq, Jersey, Kiribati, Comoros, Korea, Democratic People's Republic, Liberia, Lesotho, Marshall Islands, Mali, Northern Mariana Islands, Mauritania, Montserrat, Malawi, Niger, Norfolk Island, Nauru, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Palau, Reunion Island, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands, Sierra Leone, San Marino, Turks and Caicos Islands, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan (c'mon Turkmenbashi!), Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna Islands, and Mayotte.

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{ Saturday, 29 October, 2005 }

New commenting system

Finally... the least wonky commenting option I could come up with was Haloscan, and it seems to be working well. I've gotten many notes about how hard it is to comment here, mostly because of the measures I've had to take to prevent comment spamming. Haloscan seems to handily eliminate that threat.

Yippers.

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{ Wednesday, 05 October, 2005 }

The comment problem has been fixed. At least, I hope.

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{ Friday, 30 September, 2005 }

The Blog is going to have a massage

Bird on the Moon is taking Friday off of regular blogging duties and will return rested and ready on Monday.

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{ Monday, 29 August, 2005 }

Daily Lush: The Hurricane

There is little sense of impending disaster here. Instead, drunken tourists howl sports trivia at each other while a game plays on the oversized television. The elegant aspects of Pat O's are routinely offset by the bar's more craven business sensibilities: souvenir glasses, terrible music, and a smiling woman who walks up to couples with a camera and asks them if they wouldn't like their photos taken, for a fee, of course. Many drink Hurricanes, which, with its generous dollop of rum, is alcoholic enough to put even an experienced drinker off-balance. Drinking one is something of a baptism by fire for visitors, who can often be seen staggering along Bourbon Street for hours afterward, throwing money at local hustlers or staring in amazement at children tap dancing with bottlecaps nailed to the bottoms of their shoes.

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{ Friday, 26 August, 2005 }

The Pentagon is looking for a few good bloggers

Jesus' General gets an inquiry from CENTCOMedy:

I am a Public Affairs Officer writing from US Central Command. I would like to inquire about the possibility of you posting a link to our web site. I see that you are covering a lot of different types of stories in a lot of countries. I would like to get some of the stories out that are happening in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa. This is the area of responsibility for CENTCOM. Due to the nature of your blog, and the wide variety of information you cover, your blog is ideal for news stories. I have attached a couple of postings* that have been used by other Bloggers, please let me know.

Hilarity ensues, via amberglow on mefi.

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{ Wednesday, 17 August, 2005 }

Asheville Blogs get Ink'd

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The grassroots movement of the soul

Yet another local variation on blogging is Bird On The Moon, a collection of consciousness-exploring essays, poems and links.

"I'm still trying to figure out exactly what [Bird On The Moon] is," says creator Jay Joslin. "It's sort of a daily work in progress."

A reader of other blogs for years, Joslin created Bird On The Moon in 2002 as a way to get his feet wet in the medium. He says that his personal experiences with writing (he's the author of two poetry and essay collections) made him want to explore the new possibilities with reader interaction that blogs have opened up.

"I like to look at blogging as the grassroots movement of the soul," he observes. "I like to wonder how we can use this tool to evolve our knowledge of consciousness and the soul just a wee, little bit more."

While the majority of Joslin's posts involve Zen-koanlike musings on a range of topics – from silence to quantum physics – there are also personal revelations. For instance, Joslin says that his recent post about nearly drowning in an accident on a waterfall provoked a flood of responses.

"Every day, there are people that are in crisis and experiencing such tremendous life-changing forces," he says. "But their stories aren't necessarily being told. That's the whole idea behind Bird On The Moon. I really try to bring out issues and topics that represent the mystery of being alive."

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{ Saturday, 13 August, 2005 }

Spiffy, but slightly wonky

As you can see, the redesign mayhem is under way. I've taken many things into consideration in undertaking this effort, including (of course) your fabulous input. The entire site will be migrating over to this style within a few weeks. Alas, however, nothing is perfect. MT is lopping off the last 1/3 of coding, for no apparent reason other than it being Saturday. I put in a support ticket over at Six Apart, and they're either laughing their asses off or getting out the schematics.

You'll also notice a new contact page. A heck of a lot more efficient, methinks. Try it out and send me a few words. I'll get inline comments back on soon, I want to discern the wonkiness that MT is throwing before reinstalling MT-Blacklist. Trackbacks are gone as they were being mightily abused, and also because I think the net has outgrown them. I'll probably go with the Technorati system in the future. On future entries, the title will also serve as the link. A lot less clutter.

I've been up since 3:30 this morning for no apparent reason. I'm yawning now but so far sleep has evaded me. No biggie. Watched a few stupendously awful films, but noting could bore me back to sleep. So I decided to code all day. Yipsters!

But the truly glorious gift of insomnia was another round of Perseid watching. I saw about 7 last night/this morning, and a lot more the night before. One was so brilliant... it lit the sky like a shiny knife's edge, and left a glittery trail of plasma. Just to think: we are not that far at all from a complete vacuum. The Earth's atmosphere is like the skin of an apple, I've been told, between our rambunctious civilization and the infinite expanse that holds us, much in the way a speck of sand can get blown in a gale.

I think I'll try a nap, and check to see if I can get the templates working again. I'll update my progress if you are truly interested.

UPDATE: Finally, a decent measure of success was achieved after some incredibly bizarre problems. All the archives, categories, and templates appear to be working, and comments are back. Please report bugs. Finally, I will retreat away from MT for some genuine experience: watching a huge thunderstorm roll in.

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{ Monday, 08 August, 2005 }

redesign - botm 3.0

Look for a brighter, cleaner redesign this weekend. Click on screenshot for mockup. Huzzah!

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{ Wednesday, 15 June, 2005 }

freedom on the internets

Internet under attack in Congress

A bill just introduced in the House could destroy universal, affordable Internet access everywhere. The “Preserving Innovation in Telecom Act” (H.R. 2726) would let big cable and telecom companies shut down Community Internet and municipal broadband projects being planned across the country. The bill would prevent state or local governments from providing “any telecommunications service, information service or cable service” anywhere a corporation offers a similar service.

This outrageous legislation was introduced by Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) — a former SBC executive — and is a blatant effort by the telecom and cable companies to cement their monopoly control of communications at the expense of innovation, competition, and local choice.

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{ Tuesday, 03 May, 2005 }

atoms packed in an egg-carton of light?

Future Computer

Scientists... have taken a step toward the development of powerful new computers -- by making tiny holes that contain nothing at all. The holes -- dark spots in an egg carton-shaped surface of laser light -- could one day cradle atoms for quantum computing. Worldwide, scientists are racing to develop computers that exploit the quantum mechanical properties of atoms... These so-called quantum computers could enable much faster computing than is possible today. One strategy for making quantum computers involves packaging individual atoms on a chip so that laser beams can read quantum data.

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{ Saturday, 30 April, 2005 }

welcome wagon

It's been a long time since I updated the sidebar, so please greet my new neighbors with loaves of warm bread and steamy pies.

  • Weird Events: self-explanitory.
  • Wooster Collective: a street art blog.
  • Around Asheville: blogging the localsphere.
  • Organic Mechanic: poetry and vending machine snacks.
  • Stilicho: a barbarian in the civilized world.
  • Where Project: forays into place blogging.
  • The 23rd Monkey: another proud neuron in the huge ever-growing brain that rules from the centre of the ultraworld.
  • Mutato Nomine: "morphological unocclusions."
  • Iwriteilive: improvised writing, half-finished quips and twice baked memories.
  • Practical Hippie: News and views from a forest-dwelling writer and librarian.
  • Animal: A Japanese blog.
  • Cowlix: wearing his mind on his sleeve.

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    { Thursday, 28 April, 2005 }

    modelling interconnectivity in real-time

    Ito in conversation with Sirius

    People on the Internet have talked a lot about how a sort of intelligence will form just by connecting everyone together. The issue is how we are connected together. Since it is an organic/chaotic system you can’t engineer it like you engineer a bridge, you have to get it just right, and I think a lot of it is trial and error. Although this isn’t a great metaphor, the amount of DNA that separates us from Chimps or even slugs is quite small. Similarly, throwing social software at the problem of freedom, democracy and leadership is like trying to predict — by looking at a bunch of DNA – whether you’re going to get Einstein, a chimp, or a slug. Some day maybe we will know how to figure this out, but right now, it’s a lot of tasting and stirring.

    So what have we learned? We’ve learned that conversations on mailing lists tend to explode in flame wars. We’ve also learned that if you make a web page, there is a good chance no one will notice. Mailing lists are like rooms that people can get into, but very difficult to get people out of. Everyone in the room hears everyone else in the room. Too much feedback.

    A personal web page .... No one can hear you. Not enough feedback. Life and good emergent systems live in the interesting place between too much feedback and too little feedback, that very special space between chaos and order. It’s the sweet spot of emergent order that we see in fractals, life, and the high of being "in the zone."

    My theory is that the critical mass of actors as well as the right balance of the cybernetic feedback systems is getting closer. Blogs allow you to more easily ignore stupid threads on other blogs, but participate in conversations. This is because blogs ping servers to let you know that they have been updated so they can be indexed immediately and those who have been linked to or mentioned will immediately know. They can read the post and assess whether the comment requires feedback or not. Speed has increased, feedback occurs, but filtering occurs as well.

    Although the dialog on blogs is far from ideal, we have broken past many of the issues in mailing lists and web pages without the additional feedback elements of blogs. And we’ve introduced new issues. People can still troll your comments section and following conversations across blogs is still difficult, although this is getting easier.

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    { Sunday, 10 April, 2005 }

    new spring hours

    That's right kids, you've noticed the past two weeks the weekned content has been lacking round here. That's because it's spring, and frankly it's too enchanting outside to compute heavily. Not to fear, the site is rolling along stronger than ever, and I'm always amazed at the response I get to this little mountain shanty.

    I'd highly recommend that you get out there and revel in this downright holy time of year and play with the goddesses and gods of the emerging green!

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    { Monday, 21 March, 2005 }

    relaunching wingspan

    May I kindly direct your attention to the renewed and re-visioned Wingspan blog...?

    I started it as an mp3 blog, but never really did anything with it. There's a little project I've been working on, possibly for book 3, which I'm in the process of serializing and will be posting regularly to Wingspan Fiction Log.

    It is the biography of a certain Polish immigrant and philosopher whose contributions to the study of consciousness and ontology have been hailed by some and ignored by many. He is often quoted on this website, for better or worse.

    I don't know how regularly the installments will come, hopefully weekly. This should turn out to be an amusing project, so stay tuned, or, as Isadore himself once said, "stay enmeshed in a reality which has long since run out of room for more witnesses, so there's a little show off to the side..."

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    { Saturday, 05 March, 2005 }

    welcome wagon

    The sidebar population hereby adds six new weblogs to it's happy village of interconnected infoglots. Please do pay a visit:

  • Spurious
  • Mouse Musings
  • The Daily Grail
  • Northanger
  • How to save the world
  • Nootropia

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    { Wednesday, 02 March, 2005 }

    become a cyborg

    Human Area Networking Technology

    It "turns the surface of the human body into a data transmission path at speeds up to 10 Mbps between any two points on the body... Bluetooth, infrared communications (IrDA), radio frequency ID systems (RFID), and other technologies have been proposed to solve the "last meter" connectivity problem. However, they each have various fundamental technical limitations that constrain their usage, such as the precipitous fall-off in transmission speed in multi-user environments producing network congestion... RedTacton takes a different technical approach. Instead of relying on electromagnetic waves or light waves to carry data, RedTacton uses weak electric fields on the surface of the body (*4) as a transmission medium. A RedTacton transmitter couples with extremely weak electric fields on the surface of the body. The weak electric fields pass through the body to a RedTacton receiver, where the weak electric fields affects the optical properties of an electro-optic crystal. The extent to which the optical properties are changed is detected by laser light which is then converted to an electrical signal by a detector circuit.

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    { Sunday, 20 February, 2005 }

    welcome wagon

    Meet and greet my new sidebar links by visiting their sites, offering baskets of cheese and fruit:

  • God and Consequences (returning!)
  • Gox Box Sox
  • Hangover Journals (local)
  • Hyperstition
  • Illegitimi Non Carborundum (local)
  • Jimwich (who just suffered a major loss)
  • Liferfe
  • Man Overboard
  • Radical Druid
  • Rapture in the Mud (returning!)
  • Southern Jubilee
  • Stormwind
  • Theophany Journal

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    { Saturday, 05 February, 2005 }

    joy of joys!

    Finally, the database corruption has been defeated and bird on the moon rises again, albeit with patience and care. I've increased security big-time, not catching some previous vulnerabilities (I ain't tellin' what they were). Please report any bugs you see, and I'll know you'll see a few. I'm about 10% on correcting an import glitch on my entries: MT automatically added titles to untitled posts. That's going to be a long, boring fix.

    Flightpath and Wingspan are online, but not yet functional... I'll be bringing them into the new install tomorrow. Unfortunately, I accidently hit delete in my FTP client and lost all the files in my index directory named A through M. Luckily, I had a backup of all my directories on disk, but it was a few months old. I figured everything out the best I could.

    It's been a fun learning experience in database integration and repair, and in file importing. Thank the great gods of SixApart for that feature. I especially have to thank Anil Dash: he helped get the ball rolling on the tech support side. I'd like to thank Ursula for not sitting on the keyboard.

    If you're intrigued in what I blogged in the interrim, go here for my "emergency" blogger page. That helped a tish with the post-withdrawl shakes. Bear with any strange server responses, still gotta stabilize this puppy, but it's good to be back!

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    { Wednesday, 02 February, 2005 }

    happy birthday, birdonthemoon.com!

    It was a mere two years ago when I made my first post here, using Greymatter and struggling with the coding. The switch to MT was a breeze, just after returning from Haiti in May '03. About a month ago I upgraded to MT 3.14, flawlessly.

    It's been good times, folks, and thanks for the memories and the support. It will be interesting to see what life is like on the third birthday...

    /blows out candles, makes wish.

    jaybird found this for you @ 07:22 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Saturday, 29 January, 2005 }

    welcome wagon

    Let's have a nice and warm meet-n-greet for these fine blogs joining the sidebar today:

  • Digital Falcon: getting jiggy with that ol' time ever expanding consciousness.
  • Ex Cathedra: Emanations from Rev. Bob's Rectory
  • The Little Professor: Things Victorian and academic.
  • Naked Villainy: Your vaunted reason is the enemy of my overpowering truth. (indeed)
  • Stormwind: Wisdom, poetry, and personal soulful emancipata.

    We have one relocation:

  • The Coffee Sutras in now "A Blog is a Happening."

    And we sing the "So Long, Farewell" song to the following which have shuttered their doors:

  • A Glinting Web
  • Across, Beyond and Through
  • Anodyne
  • Dennis Kucinich (run in '08!)
  • God and Consequences
  • Hive
  • Notes from the Asylum
  • Technoshamanic

    NOTE: This site is quickly approaching its 2nd birthday. It's potty trained (mostly) and isn't putting everything it sees in its mouth.

    jaybird found this for you @ 11:48 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Tuesday, 11 January, 2005 }

    Random windows on your world... unsecured network webcams from everywhere...
    things are going on all around you.

    jaybird found this for you @ 15:15 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    Psyching teh intArweb, or, imagining the evolution or devolution of the internet:

    This site examines the potential future of the Internet while simultaneously providing a peek back into its history. We invite you to navigate through three useful resource areas that: illuminate the views of stakeholders - The Experts Survey; give an historic overview - The 1990 to 1995 Predictions; and allow your participation...

    jaybird found this for you @ 11:09 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Monday, 03 January, 2005 }

    XLIII: Think about 43 things you'd like to with your life: finish reading Ulysses, stop trading time for money, visit Machu Picchu, or tell someone you love them everyday... and at least 38 other things.

    jaybird found this for you @ 21:28 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Saturday, 25 December, 2004 }

    this week's welcome wagon

    The sidebar is open, the barkeep is knowledgable, and the service... top notch. Visit these fine new additions:

  • Qubikuity: Ruminations on the ultimate and trivial
  • Vortex Egg: Cybernetics and magick.
  • Points of Departure: Take a left at yogurt, and then straight on 'til salsa!
  • We make money not art: Technology, art, culture and the evolving world.

    jaybird found this for you @ 14:30 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Monday, 20 December, 2004 }

    welcome wagon

    Please honor these fine new kindred spirits on the sidebar with a clicky:

  • yellowstone wolf: a wonderful series of photographs and poetic observations about the
    ecology of the divine.
  • vernacular body: a compelling short fiction blog
  • saucy intruder: old school blog from one of MeFi's wittiest.
  • modulator: current events, hipness, and weekly animal roundups.
  • get religion: common sense critiques of trends in religion, politics and culture.
  • etherealgirl: the blog of a proud mom, "liberal, feminist, pagan, dreamer, frustrated writer, amateur astrologer."
  • esoteric science: weird science, obscureana, the known and the unknown.
  • ditch the raft: zen talk and discussion of deep Buddhism.
  • corpus mmothra: consciousness, quantum cha-cha and the spirit with a queer bent.
  • cathcoll: liberal, catholic cat lover reflects on labor, current events and... cats!
  • big hominid's hairy chasms: "Vapid cultural commentary, pungent reviews, sundry Korea-related musings, fartological/scatological humor, and nondualistic Zen excretions in prose or poetry form."

    jaybird found this for you @ 13:18 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Friday, 10 December, 2004 }

    I think this would cause serious problems over at MeFi: Telecom tests online aromatherapy service (via wp)

    People play games, go shopping and meet dates on the Internet. So why not use the Web to download the perfect mood-enhancing fragrance?
    A new service being tested by Tokyo-based NTT Communications Corp. sends out smells according to data received over the Internet. Users attach a device to their laptops that resembles a crystal ball with a nozzle. The device receives aroma data from the central server and exudes fumes from the nozzle in accordance with that reading.

    jaybird found this for you @ 07:08 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Thursday, 09 December, 2004 }

    Robin has photo-blogged the making of my birthday dinner, and too bad we can't blog taste and smell yet; this was the best Greek Lemon Soup evAr!

    jaybird found this for you @ 19:30 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Tuesday, 23 November, 2004 }

    What is EPIC 2014? An interesting take on the future of information. (flash)

    jaybird found this for you @ 18:40 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Monday, 22 November, 2004 }

    2004 weblog awards

    Bird on the Moon has been nominated (rather, has nominated itself) for Best of the 3500-5000 Weblogs category for the 2004 Weblog Awards. When you think about it, it's not the worst traffic ranking. In fact, with something like six million blogs out there, 'tain't too shabby. I don't know if that makes me a 'B' or 'C' blogger or not, but I'll take any letter as I love what I do and do it for my pleasure and the pleasure of my readers. Yeah, yeah, I'm into self-gratification, everyone does it. Anyway, traffic here has more than doubled since this time last year with something like 1.8 million visitors from 175 countries since our messy birth. Our 6 out of 10 Google page rank is rather a proud mark, too.

    The site will be open for voting after the nomination round. At which time, I will call upon my loose band of loyal brigands to get thee to the voting page and do your duty. We celebrate two years of blogitude in February and will call upon all good readers to come to the aid of this wacky bucket of ephemera and personal puddle of well-intentioned brain matter. While I might not always have the time to go personal here, I deeply appreciate all the great feedback I get from all the peeps out there in Interwebland.

    Do check out the other award nominees here. They are all excellent and one of them, Third World View, has been a favorite of mine for a while now and is lovingly linked in the sidebar. In the meantime, any housekeeping and design suggestions would be welcome as we prepare to spruce the place up for guests in white gloves.

    jaybird found this for you @ 19:17 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Saturday, 20 November, 2004 }

    It is what it is: web zen

    jaybird found this for you @ 10:50 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Friday, 05 November, 2004 }

    redesign havoc

    Working on this redesign... bear with me. If you have Mozilla and have the expertise I lack as to why I'm overrunning the table borders at the bottom of the page, please let me know in the comments. Thanks! I think it may be a DIV tag, but I'm tired of trying to figure it out.

    jaybird found this for you @ 22:00 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Saturday, 02 October, 2004 }

    Site Awareness

    In other site news, I did my monthly cleaning of the template, and I'd like to draw your attention to the new kindred spirits on the side bar marked with an *. Please welcome them to this lunar aviary by visiting them... many of the sites I link to are generally lower traffic and "B" list bloggers, because you can find the "A" listers anywhere. I for one am proud to be a "B" lister, and while it means I don't receive hundreds of comments per day, I can relax and feel less restricted by millions of visitors streaming in.

    In the past year, however, I'm delighted to say that 930,000 humans and their companion beings have visited .:bird on the moon:. which is actually quite amazing and wonderful, and since our inception in Feb. '03, over 1.3 million peeps from 174 countries.

    jaybird found this for you @ 13:45 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    Trawling for Sepetember's Weirdest

    I was presently surprised this minth: less people found this website by searching for fairly relevant things, but as always, my referer logs were still laden with strange catches. Without further adieu, I humbly present Sepember's premier bizarre search requests linked to a suitably amusing corresponding graphic...

  • 10: pictures about the dangerous of online love

  • 9: there are those that open you up to something new and exotic those that are old and familiar those that bring up lots of questions those that bring you somewhere
    unexpected those that bring you far from

  • 8: product for cleaning algae off synthetic tennis courts in australia

  • 7: what animal threw up on a nasa flight

  • 6: barn yard dancing and singing with animals

  • 5: how do spectacled bears respond to change in their environment

  • 4: fancy dress shipwrecked theme pics

  • 3: santorum toupee

  • 2: favourite analogies used in ecology classes (obvious)


  • And this month's crème de la crème oddity:


    jaybird found this for you @ 13:07 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Tuesday, 31 August, 2004 }

    August's 10 Weirdest...

    Our lovely ongoing tradition of listing many of the utterly strange search
    requests at the end of the month continues, but with a twist. It takes quite
    some time to scour my logs looking for the strangest of the strange, and even
    more time to wittily respond to them. So, this month, I'm narrowing it down to
    the top ten utterly bizarre search requests, and will be linking each request to
    graphic that fits the theme of the query in a way that tickles my peculiar
    humour. Confused? I am too. Let's get on with it:

    10. chapped lips orgone

    9. kerry constantly sticks out his tongue

    8. pickle licking contest

    7.paintings that remind us of the day of judgement

    6. is it art?

    5.stay married for the kids?

    4.saiewdnbifswhtutaawtttstcotfw

    3.moose knuckle pictures

    2. weird things

    and the most bizarre, most logically unruly, most supremely
    unusual search string for August 2004 is...

    1. frog porn

    jaybird found this for you @ 21:36 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Friday, 13 August, 2004 }

    Taking a break inbetween shows

    Taking a break inbetween shows toinght (as you can see from the moblog post, I'm the lights guy for a ritualo/concert celebrating the elements). Everyone's atwitter about the hurricane + tropical storm combo platter in Florida. Maps show that we may get sloppy seconds tomorrow night. I've only been privy to a few such conflagrations, but never in the big pulsating heart of the beast... where I'd really love to be. I'm a real storm freak, and the more extreme the better. I really envy this storm-blogger, right in the fun zone (and wish him luck, too).

    jaybird found this for you @ 20:39 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Sunday, 01 August, 2004 }

    July's Bizarre Search Requests

    It never ends, this odd trail of odd things that people google away for. This month, more strange tales of the curious and deranged that came to this website in quest for a thing not found here... as usual, my replies are in italics.

  • the moon is orange | Isn't! Is! Isn't!

  • super stares porn like singers | We all like super porn stares.

  • cat on a stick meaning | Meaning: cat will freak out on you.

  • ways to put a spark into a new relationship | Start with a lighter.

  • slogans on fair and lovely fairness cream | Fairness Cream (TM) is fair
    and lovely! (R)

  • don t go anywhere i beg you; the moon you are looking for is inside you |
    Oh, is that what that is, I thought maybe I'd eaten a lesser asteroid.

  • kitten with wings art | But is it art?

  • rubber duckies hijack | I think Ashcroft himself was here! Hooray!

  • animated blue skies with shite clouds | I know it's a typo, but I can't
    resist.

  • gay hiccuping | Yes we do in fact hiccup, burp, fart, and experience
    other involuntary physiological phenomena. But we do it fabulously.

  • policeman religious novelty | If you pull the string he'll shoot you,
    but it was for Jesus.

  • coffee table resin cowboy | Rustling gooey furniture since 2004.

  • clown slime mold | Truly, the scariest thing ever. EVER!

  • there is a million things that we could do this evening with all the night
    life and the silver we ve got time and we could take the or take a fast jet
    but what i ve got in mind there is a small cafe out of the way let s don t
    stay what i ve got in mind let s disappeartell the truth what i ve got in mind
    is making love to you | Sorry, but I gave up crack.
  • And this month's winner, which is so priceless that I cannot get snarky with
    it:

  • boy chasing kangaroo with bucket
  • jaybird found this for you @ 15:59 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Friday, 30 July, 2004 }

    Now reopened for comments.

    Now reopened for comments.

    jaybird found this for you @ 08:26 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Thursday, 29 July, 2004 }

    Comments are temporarily disabled due

    Comments are temporarily disabled due to spam, aaargh! Overnight there's 3,300 more comments, bastards!

    jaybird found this for you @ 15:23 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Friday, 23 July, 2004 }

    May I present to you,

    May I present to you, for the advancement of audiophilia, wingspan, my new mp3 blog. Right now, I've got a catchy little German pop tune up. I expect to post a few times a week, maybe more, maybe less. Enjoy!

    jaybird found this for you @ 15:20 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Sunday, 11 July, 2004 }

    This site is presently being

    This site is presently being backed-up to my hard drive as there was an outage that affected hundreds of blogomania customers, possibly due to a billing kerfuffle. If anyone could recommend a good hosting company, please leave it in the comments. I really like Blogomania but I'm a bit apprehensive now of the whole 'reseller' thing, as they don't physically control the servers.

    jaybird found this for you @ 20:42 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Thursday, 01 July, 2004 }

    June's Puzzling Searches

    Let's begin with an explanation. A friend who visits regularly became a little freaked at last month's contestants in the strangest search requset posting. She found it all rather disturbing, and had no idea what the hell was going on. Neither do I, but these are keyphrases that are typed into a search engine which ultimately link, in some decrepit or obscene way, to my site. My server collects those search strings, and I geekily rifle through them, trying to discern how you people wind up here, of all places.

    This month, several requests have become a regular theme and have been omitted because they were funny then and not now. With regard to that, there were scores of people interested in finding 'tea-bagging' content here. Look, I've been single forever now and I love tea-bagging just as much as the next leftyhomo, but just quit askin' kids, it ain't here.

    As is standard, the actual request is in italics, the snarky reply in regular type.


  • weird things / Ask and ye shall receive!

  • screen of comic worldless / But is it art?

  • conception gent webcam / A very fine fellow, conceiving on webcam
    and all.

  • eating a june bug? / No, just had some mashed potatoes with bleu
    cheese; yummier than june bug.

  • fairy straddling a half of a moon / Must be some kind of a
    stunt-fairy.

  • strange behaviors of the badger / They multiply, they dance, they
    interact with snakes and mushrooms.

  • what are some ways to remember things in memory? / I don't
    remember.

  • picture of sex with a traffic cone / Definitely a traffic problem!

  • phenomena behind the rise of juice in high trees / If the trees are
    high, what kind of juice are they drinking, man?

  • active birthing in worcestershire / I always use barbeque sauce,
    but whatever marinates your baby...

  • psychedelic binary computers / I think binary systems cancel out
    psychedelia; it's totally beyond dualism...

  • f*** my wife asheville nc / If you have to search for it, you'll
    never find it.

  • in a contest that a radio station is having they said to think fishbowl
    what does that mean
    / I think that means to think fishbowl, I think.

  • how does the new mafia differ from the old mafia / Well, the
    fabrics are breathier, with brighter colors are bolder shoes, darling.


  • And June's 'winner,' for which there is no prize other than your own mania:



    • man riding rooster devil wife moon poland / There is no snarky
      comment worthy of this strange prediliction.

    jaybird found this for you @ 20:13 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Thursday, 24 June, 2004 }

    Leave a comment here if

    Leave a comment here if you need a gmail account, I've got invites!

    jaybird found this for you @ 16:06 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Tuesday, 22 June, 2004 }

    Here's an entertaining read, and

    Here's an entertaining read, and no, I won't give any hints as to why (you just have to see for your own inquisitive selves): The LiveJournal of Zachary Marsh

    zackattack86: wtf he must be 100 years old

    oldmanmarsh: He's quite a bit older than that

    zackattack86: so we're having like a family reunion?

    oldmanmarsh: You could say that

    jaybird found this for you @ 22:02 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Sunday, 06 June, 2004 }

    What star do you allegedly

    What star do you allegedly look like? I tried this silly thing and ta-da, I'm Gary Oldman. Try for yourself, via j-walk blog.

    mystarcomp.jpg

    jaybird found this for you @ 13:12 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Thursday, 03 June, 2004 }

    The Beeb has created their

    The Beeb has created their own online Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    jaybird found this for you @ 17:50 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Tuesday, 01 June, 2004 }

    May's especially surreal searches

    May was a quitter month for truly disturbing search requests, which may mean one of two things: 1) this site has become more useful in terms of people finding what they’re looking for, or 2) it’s simply become less disturbing. Nonetheless, culled from the reams of google referrals, here’s last month’s simply bizarre or somewhat revolting queries (I love the word ‘query,‘ as much as I love ‘queue’):


  • tea bagging pics / Green, black, or spiced?

  • william wordsworth strange facts / He wandered lonely as a cloud.

  • sex there are those that open you up to something new and exotic those that are old and familiar those that bring up lots of questions those that bring you somewhere unexpected those that bring you far from where you started and those that bring you back. but the most exciting challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. and if you can find someone to love the you love well
    that s just fabulous / It certainly is.

  • pictures of bird shit on person / No comment on this recurring theme.

  • center-of-gravity rabbit / Physics students gone CrAzY!

  • toe wrestling group / Get a grip. Ha.

  • kim jong il rubber duckies / They must all be in a perfect row, smiling for the glories the revolution!

  • chaos and life dick bird / Too many places one could go with this. I'm not going to any of 'em. Unless I'm there already.

  • holy hay / ...lines the stall of the holy cow.

  • please check back soon. you won t regret it!!! / I did, it was regretful. To whom do I register my complaint?

  • big evil bird caught on tape .com / small benign avian freed from tape .org!

  • photograph smelly foot / Why settle for a picture when the real thing is so abundant. It's not like sex or something. Then again, it probably is. Oh dear.


  • And this month's winner, apparently having some issues with Shit Creek and a lack of paddles:


  • scatological name and waterfall

    In closing of this month's such entry, may you all find what you're looking for... dot com.

    jaybird found this for you @ 20:02 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Wednesday, 05 May, 2004 }

    This site is frightfully addictive:

    This site is frightfully addictive: ytmnd.com - you're the man now dog!

    My contribution is this thing.

    jaybird found this for you @ 13:10 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Friday, 30 April, 2004 }

    April's Quirky Search Requests

    Yep, it's "that time of the month" here on birdonthemoon.com, where I let loose and open ye olde referrer logs for some search requests fun. I know it's spring and all, but dang, it was a naughty month. I'll omit the formerly-weird-now-regular requests for the sake of keeping onesself pure and diginified, but fear not, there are gems nonetheless. Request in italics, snark in normal.

  • ways of stopping auditory hallucinations- plug your pituitary gland?
  • possum bones- roadkill soup stock?
  • tea bagging sexual positions pictures- what if you use a strainer?
  • what is the unknown shed in harvest moon a wonderful life for- it's for you to wonder about.
  • smiles is gay- jesus, we invented everything!
  • you gotta sashay back- hun, I sashay where I want to!
  • telling the bird cocktails apart- after a few cocktails, the only bird I remember is "FREEBIRD!" Not. Ha. Look, I'm trying here!
  • album cover woman tricorner hat- She's a revolutionary woman...
  • ways to put eyeliner on- I'm not that gay. Well, maybe once a year.
  • give me enough doubt to keep me human enough faith to keep me holy- this is actually a fantastic axiom. I searched for it to find an author, but alas. Wisdom from the referrers!
  • pics of a raw typewriter to a new typewriter- Raw typewriter is not recommended for daily consumption. Try medium-rare instead.
  • martha stweart nude- is it a good thing?
  • howl at the moon party themes- there's a werewolf in the punchbowl!
  • starting a fire by rubbing sticks together new zealand- I'm telling ya, those Kiwis are very ecologically mindful. It may take a while but it's better than lighter fluid.

    And this moth's winner, in the decorative arts category:

  • dung beetle wallpaper- Rollin', rollin', rollin', keep that dung a-rollin'...

    Thanks to all for another great month!

    jaybird found this for you @ 13:23 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Monday, 26 April, 2004 }

    Return of badger badger badger

    Return of badger badger badger mushroom mushroom: a live action take on the historic badger meme.
    [12 megs mpg, via monkeyfilter]

    jaybird found this for you @ 18:53 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Wednesday, 21 April, 2004 }

    This will be big: The

    This will be big: The CPA of Iraq rips off the Brookings Institution website, via MeFi and TPM.

    ...a quick look under the hood of each site shows that either the CPA or Brookings snagged the other outfit's website and remodeled it as their own.

    jaybird found this for you @ 14:10 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Tuesday, 20 April, 2004 }

    This is a new translation

    This is a new translation of Sei Shonagon's "Pillow Book", a 10th century blog: Pillow Talk


    I remember a wonderful little girl, really pretty, good hearted. She sent a lovely poem in her excellent handwriting to the man she was after, but he mailed him back with some pretentious garbage. Never even visited her. She was broken-hearted, poor thing, but he didn't seem to care; he had it going with some other woman. We are all really pissed off with his behaviour, even though it had nothing to do with us. The girl's family were up in arms too. But he just didn't seem to care.

    Men!

    jaybird found this for you @ 17:40 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Monday, 05 April, 2004 }

    This blog entry in Baghdad

    This blog entry in Baghdad Burning by Riverbend is very moving- from his views of the deadly riot by the followers of al-Sadr, to planning to count the stars in an electricity free night.

    jaybird found this for you @ 10:05 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Wednesday, 31 March, 2004 }

    "March's Utterly Baffling Search Requests"

    It was a rather perverted month... in the name of Good Taste I've omitted the heinous offenders (who should be prostrate with guilt, saith the Lord! ) from the scroll, but as always it's spicy enough. March has continued the upward trend of readership, so thanks again for wasting some of your valuable time here. Anyway, I'm grateful that either my free time, research quandries, or sexual proclivities don't lead me down some of these confusing and puzzling paths that follow:

  • Munch: pretzels and holy travelling men  

  • Eek: mousepox pics  

  • Woof: how old is fluffy the dog went to afghanistan  

  • Why do they call Americans sutpid?: why do they call the french forgs?  

  • Yes: wanna see what else i can do?  

  • What's the first thing you think of when I say: psychology test house sun snake road  

  • Sunglasses: ufo noah moon eyes  

  • Inexplicable: the science behind the blue bird the car  

  • You too?: life - i m overcome  

  • Hold it: peeing in the grass  

  • Lay off the acid and Google: ex of dialectical journal for roll of thunder hear my cry  

  • Agreed: this eternal truth is above the logic of force the concept of environment or the terminology of society  

  • More acid and Google: uncanny halo rapture misery lost lover capital city poem poetry  

  • No charge: royalty free i love you for sentimental reason  

  • Charmed, I'm sure: indian summer. leaves fallen from government trees. they remind me of sex.

  • Good for you!: golden potto penis  

  • Multitasking: harvest moon friends of mineral town tips and hints on how to get the goddess as your wife  

  • Gross: snookums and santorum  


  • MacIntosh: ancient geek masks  

  • Rubbed elbows with...: genghis khan and six degrees of separation  

  • Instant Message Romance :)~ to me you are my sun....brightens my day when your around i feel warm when your around and ur the center of my universe.  

  • Also agreed: i have estimated the influence of reason upon love and found that it is like that of a raindrop upon the ocean which makes one little mark upon the water s face and disappears.

  • Hello, sailor: persistant sexual arousal syndrome  

  • Batten down the hatches: my milkshake brings all the guys to the yacht  

  • You too, buddy: fuck you and the horse you rode in on  

  • Not the same way as you: do you remember jack frost melting on the playground walls....  

  • Om my: buddha and consuming all movements ghost  

  • I don't know: tuck or untuck shirt
  • And this month's "like totally tormented" winner:

  • why does my sister hve to step over my boundaries  
  • jaybird found this for you @ 10:00 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Monday, 29 March, 2004 }

    It's neat-o, realtime randomness: WebCollage

    It's neat-o, realtime randomness: WebCollage [via Monkeyfilter]

    jaybird found this for you @ 13:05 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Tuesday, 23 March, 2004 }

    Max Headroom predicted the future:

    Max Headroom predicted the future:

    The series featured computers and a frightening, high-tech, TV-centric culture "20 minutes into the future," as each episode would begin. Long before there was an Internet, a World Wide Web, e-mail, and cyberculture, this TV series displayed it all in amazingly accurate ways...

    jaybird found this for you @ 11:30 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Wednesday, 17 March, 2004 }

    Mr-President bids for re-election: it's

    Mr-President bids for re-election: it's election season in Alphaville, too.

    jaybird found this for you @ 13:55 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Wednesday, 10 March, 2004 }

    My new purple and pastel-ish

    My new purple and pastel-ish pet project, QueerMeta, got a nod from Metafilter today, and membership has skyrocketed in the past two hours or so. I'm really excited about this, and I sense from some of the users that I recognize from Metafilter and Monkeyfilter that we have a strong foundation for a warm and dynamic web community. I'm thinking of creating one more 'filter' site for spirituality/consciousness/mythology once this one is up and running steadily.

    jaybird found this for you @ 21:43 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Tuesday, 09 March, 2004 }

    MonkeyFilter has a thread I'm

    MonkeyFilter has a thread I'm quite proud of: Tipping the Lavender in which QueerMeta is announced and all rejoice and banter in MoFi's delightful non-snarky way. Membership shot up overnight and I'm just giddy with queer joy.

    jaybird found this for you @ 07:23 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Thursday, 04 March, 2004 }

    Wild idea: radio vox populi

    Wild idea: radio vox populi

    jaybird found this for you @ 17:41 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    Digital Utopia and its Flaws

    Digital Utopia and its Flaws

    Cory Doctorow In Conversation With R.U. Sirius



    "Every other media revolution that we've had from Gutenberg to the radio to recorded music and so on, ended up with an industry that's a thousand times larger, that makes a thousand times more money, and makes available a thousand times more work. That happens every single time! If you go back far enough, you will find the guild of clavichord makers decrying the advent of the lute."

    jaybird found this for you @ 07:57 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Monday, 01 March, 2004 }

    "February's Weird Searches"

    The tradition moves into it's first full calendar year with some really ripe entries. Enjoy, rinse, repeat.

  • yuck. Yuck!
  • ted kopel s toupee. I did in fact mention it once. But, dang.
  • you re so finicky. Takes one to know one!
  • whale word seaches. I thought that baleen sifted out plankton, not words.
  • songs about the contitution. Rocking the anachronism since 1787.
  • cohen or carnality or passerine or withholdal or paleethnology. Token googlewhack.
  • i need a saturday job at 13 years old. Awww.
  • the infinite hp for all your team only for tales of destiny 2. Inexplicable.
  • antagonizing the cheesy moon theory. That theory sucks. See? I antagonized it.
  • how to make a grasshopper costume for a child s play. Awww.
  • the largest earth quack ever. Duck and cover!
  • new ways to masturbate. Do your own R&D. It's more fun than googling. Wink.
  • naked karaoke. Not good for a first date.
  • sogging tips for your first kiss. Sogging? The idea is not to sog.
  • where can i find facts about the moon roosters? Try animal-husbandry-on-the-moon.com

    And this month's winner is...

  • what are the long term effects of a geisha. Chronic whiteface.

    jaybird found this for you @ 09:09 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Saturday, 28 February, 2004 }

    The art of abstraction: 'the

    The art of abstraction: 'the idea that anyone who creates anything is a hacker.'

    Almost everyone can and should be a hacker, according to the curators of a new exhibition on the fine art of hacking at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, Spain. Alongside the museum's collection of masterpieces by Picasso and Dalí, Hackers: The Art of Abstraction explores the connections between hackers, artists and anyone engaged in any kind of creative work, an idea that the curators of the show say was inspired by McKenzie Wark's The Hacker Manifesto.

    jaybird found this for you @ 14:58 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Tuesday, 24 February, 2004 }

    I got my settlement today,

    I got my settlement today, and woo-hoo kiddies, the $13.86 isn't enough to buy a new CD! Irony? Nah.

    jaybird found this for you @ 22:44 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Sunday, 22 February, 2004 }

    Iran's bloggers fear clampdown "We

    Iran's bloggers fear clampdown

    "We always wear masks in our society." said Lady Sun, who started her blog in November 2001 and later married one of its readers. "This is a place to take them off."

    jaybird found this for you @ 14:56 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Thursday, 12 February, 2004 }

    Metafilter, my primary blogospheric addiction,

    Metafilter, my primary blogospheric addiction, has been down since Tuesday... the mystery endures for fellow MeFites, who, devoid of snarky comments and clever witticisms, must be content with other distractions, like the outdoors.

    Here's the last known feed...

    UPDATE: From the Mefi's group on Flickr.com: "So you might have noticed that mefi has been down. A processor fan died yesterday, shutting down the box due to heat, and refuses to boot again. New fans are being shipped and hopefully things should be back up on Friday or Saturday."

    Phew!

    jaybird found this for you @ 11:12 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Tuesday, 03 February, 2004 }

    Oh happy day, New computer

    Oh happy day,
    New computer is on it's way
    Old one has been salvaged away
    And even crack is less addictive
    Than system stalking on friggin' eBay.

    jaybird found this for you @ 18:08 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Monday, 02 February, 2004 }

    Yup, it's Groundhog day today

    Yup, it's Groundhog day today here in America. Incidentally, it's also the first birthday of .:bird on the moon:.

    Here's the very first week. Thanks readers for making this so much fun for me. (big sloppy morning kiss)

    jaybird found this for you @ 08:12 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Saturday, 31 January, 2004 }

    "January's Weird Searches"

    In keeping with bird on the moon dot com tradition, and today being the end of the month, it's time to open the logs and have a peek at that which ye web pilgrims seek.

    But first, in other rather exciting business, this website turns 1 year old on Monday! It's still teething and occasionally puking it's pablum, but it's been very successful. So, in celebration, on Monday we'll be launching QUEERMETA.COM, a group weblog for GLBT issues and discussion worldwide. It's been a mild nightmare designing the thing, but I think it will do well.

    Now, let's search...

  • First, the monthly googlewhack: unraveler or sanguineobilious or cylindrella or binomenclature or stevensoniana
  • Something I've never wondered about, but nonetheless interesting: dreams of ostritches
  • Couldn't possibly be thinking of me: gayest man alive*
  • The Feng Shui / Spelling prize goes to: kepping the kitchen clear
  • The next Olympic sport: toe wrestling
  • I just don't know: walking with caveman toy s
  • At a loss for words, but not mental images: snake charmers pics nude men
  • The Seventh Grade Text Message Poem of the Year Award goes to: there r things we cannot measure like depth of waves in da sea n da height of starts in heaven n da joy u bring 2me.like eternity lay endlessness n da sunsets golden hue there is no way 2measure da love i hve 4u.
  • Nothing else better to do: rolling in baked beans in bikinis
  • BOO!: frightening ghost pics that will scare the pants off me
  • Is it, now?: justice is rolling around in a dark corner by your feet plato
  • Bird Killer on the Moon: colonel sanders on the moon
  • It could happen to anyone, really: women sink in the mud
    And finally...
  • Sorry: i cry. you do nothing at work.

    *Posted to Disturbing Search Requests

    jaybird found this for you @ 10:29 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Sunday, 25 January, 2004 }

    MainlyMartian is a new blog

    MainlyMartian is a new blog for news and views from the red planet.

    jaybird found this for you @ 12:32 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Saturday, 24 January, 2004 }

    This is just awesome: Tholos,

    This is just awesome: Tholos, a "webcam in the round."

    Behold the Tholos, where the webcam meets the circular, painted panorama of the 19th century. The device, which features a 23-foot wrap-around screen some 10 feet high, works in pairs: People gathered at one Tholos can see real-time, life-size HDTV images of people around a distant partner device, with microphones enabling users to converse.

    jaybird found this for you @ 10:03 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Tuesday, 20 January, 2004 }

    What, me worry? Mainstream media

    What, me worry? Mainstream media reports about how spam targets men and their little "insecurities."

    These days, a lot of electronic junk mail hits below the belt by seeking to profit from many men's deepest fear -- that their penises are too small.

    Obviously, we humans and our gender roles are in quick need of evolving. If something paltry like this is raising so much ire, it's time to wipe the slate of our collective unconscious clean and start fresh. Oy vey!

    jaybird found this for you @ 16:21 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Monday, 19 January, 2004 }

    Group hug is a website

    Group hug is a website for positng anonymous confessions. C'mon, get it off your chest...

    jaybird found this for you @ 23:08 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Sunday, 11 January, 2004 }

    A Spammer Reads my Mind

    "riddle hocus fran kong fountainhead"

    Ok, spammers, I just don't get it. What's the point? It's like waving a tattered red flag saying

    "Hi there! Notice the incoherent subject line? Sounds a lot like James Joyce mumbling into his pillow after a good round of whiskey, huh? But I'm really spam, not James Joyce, so go ahead and delete me now."

    I'm stumped at this latest strategy. Perhaps you are reading my mind, revealing to me certain keywords that have floated around my mind in a kind of synaptic glee lately, and you've so clever to put these words in the subject line to attract my dangling cursor. Perhaps I will buy your V|@gR^ after all. Anyway, here's all the relevant words you've conjured up, which could've led me to open your mail, followed by the reason I ultimately didn't:

  • riddle: a favorite form of communication for me... clever spammer, how did you guess? Everything, when you think about it, is made of riddles, mystery and sly contortions of logic. I love riddles! You get one point!
  • hocus: as in pocus! Yay! I'm a big believer in magic too, you perceptive bulk email god! Not the David Copperfield stuff either, more like that wild coalescing of synchronicities and beauty. You know what I mean. I know you do. Two points!
  • fran: You must mean my step-grandmother on my mother's side! Do you know Fran? When you see her ask her how things are up on the Cape. Three points!
  • kong: Yet again, you've penetrated deep into my subconscious to pull up a subject you know I've been pondering for about a week now. No, not King, not Hong, but Donkey. You know I've thinking about the evolution of video games, since that kid tried to teach me how to play a thing called a "game cube" and I just didn't get it. But when I was his age, Donkey Kong and Tempest were my games, homeboy! Those were the days... searching Mom's couch for quarters, running to the little deli and whooping up on those whatever-they-were that would kill you somehow. You'd just eat a mushroom and fly up a building to escape. The same thing I did after high school. Now, a ten year old lays me flat with a joystick flick. Four points!
  • fountainhead: ahhh, just the word I was looking for, thanks! Fountainhead. A source of flowing. A point from which inspiration gushes. "Finding that coupon was a fountainhead of productivity." Makes you think of Ayn Rand: I'm gonna grab me this here fountainhead because I have a fundamental human right to have it all for myself. What a powerful, evocative word. Perfect! Five points to you, Mr/Mrs Psychic Spammer!

    And the reason I didn't open the email:

  • It was spam.

    jaybird found this for you @ 19:46 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Saturday, 10 January, 2004 }

    Well, while I'm still extremely

    Well, while I'm still extremely enthusiastic for the new project, CSS is proving to be quite the nightmare. I'm taking a break from it for today. A bit jaded, we are. I'm going to search for tutorial and/or real live people who are more knowledgeable in this quite vital yet shady means of sitebuilding. Arrgh, jimboy, arrgh!

    jaybird found this for you @ 21:04 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Thursday, 08 January, 2004 }

    Art for Housewives is an

    Art for Housewives is an Italian blog, with, well, art for housewives. Neat stuff.

    jaybird found this for you @ 19:35 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Sunday, 04 January, 2004 }

    Refrigerator Cam Fridge Cam takes

    Refrigerator Cam

    Fridge Cam takes you to the inside of a fridge.This page is refreshed automatically at every minute.

    jaybird found this for you @ 23:04 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Wednesday, 31 December, 2003 }

    "December's Bizarre Searches"

    Plus, 2003's winner for the weirdest search request!

    This month, things just weren't that odd, but these are the best I can do:

  • campaign slogan for moon
  • massachusetts do-nothing toy
  • meaning of when bird hits house window... It means it has problems -Ed.
  • pictures of people living on the moon... Not yet. -Ed.
  • men saxing women
  • cartoons shooting birds with there fingers
  • somnambulistic wingnut... There's something I can believe in! -Ed.
  • little bird said mr bush and his gang did not turn up in court but sent their attourneys instead and they were arrested on the spot. see what happens next. the reason the supoenas went out are to do with sept 11 and the towers. funny how in the news... That's not specific enough. -Ed.
  • boy meets boy whos gay and straight... That's a bit of an issue, isn't it?
  • why is film different from theater... One is on a screen, the other is on a stage. You just guess which one it is! I know you can do it! -Ed.
  • snow globe bird shit
  • things to do when there is nothing else to do... Enable Google to run your life? -Ed.
  • in the walls there are wires and in the moon there are hammers... 'K. -Ed.
  • scumfish or melanocomous or abu or gwag or monotone... Googlewhacked again! -Ed.
  • peeing flowers nutrient
  • federal court / moon stones
  • chances of being related to genghis khan... Slim. -Ed.

    And the winner of 2003's most bizzare search keyphrase IS.....

  • hallucinogenic affects of cheese (November)

    jaybird found this for you @ 19:07 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    Bizzare grow your own surreal

    Bizzare grow your own surreal garden flash thingy

    jaybird found this for you @ 09:25 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Friday, 26 December, 2003 }

    "Bird on the Broadband"

    Today, I will finally give these old tired phone lines a rest... somewhere between 12 and 2pm, some digital angel will come over and install the cables needed for proper and uplifting broadband service.

    "On the second day of Christmas
    an ISP gave to me
    A cable modem and
    some other thing-y"

    jaybird found this for you @ 09:53 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Thursday, 25 December, 2003 }

    Reenact the Yuletide suspense with

    Reenact the Yuletide suspense with utter wonder's "blogvent" calendar.

    For some reason I'm partial to #19. Brilliantly funny stuff.

    jaybird found this for you @ 23:06 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Wednesday, 24 December, 2003 }

    Unelectable

    Unelectable

    jaybird found this for you @ 10:28 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Tuesday, 23 December, 2003 }

    Talk about blogging in extreme

    Talk about blogging in extreme locations, visit the iceblog! live from Antarctica with stunning pix and warm commentary from the bottom of the world... [via MeFi]

    jaybird found this for you @ 09:14 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Monday, 22 December, 2003 }

    5ives is a website with

    5ives is a website with lists of, well, 5 things. Example:

    Five great reasons to buy a Hummer™

    1. You've been wanting to buy much wider groceries (but have been stymied by the timid width of your Escalade)
    2. You and your make-believe wife were thinking of having 11 or 12 imaginary kids
    3. You're sick of always being the environment's goddamned bitch
    4. You could totally put a keg back there and just drive around and shit
    5. They were all out of penises

    jaybird found this for you @ 15:53 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Sunday, 21 December, 2003 }

    MeFi asks the question "was

    MeFi asks the question "was Saddam's spiderhole photo taken in August? Why? The color of the dates!

    jaybird found this for you @ 10:22 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Thursday, 18 December, 2003 }

    4th Dementia: Down and Out

    4th Dementia: Down and Out with Santa Claus [via Coffee Sutras]

    jaybird found this for you @ 22:37 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Wednesday, 17 December, 2003 }

    Whilst attempting to interpret the

    Whilst attempting to interpret the lyrics of a popular ballad concerning one's dairy beverage luring gentlemen to a yard, and it's subsequent superior appraisal,* I wandered into this mildly addictive site:
    The Rap Dictionary

    *My milkshake, it doth to the yard convey boys, who laud it above thine, and damned rightly; I could instill knowledge in thee, but I shall append upon it a price!

    jaybird found this for you @ 19:58 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    2003 Meta Best of List

    2003 Meta Best of List

    [via MeFi]

    jaybird found this for you @ 06:57 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Thursday, 11 December, 2003 }

    Iranian bloggers rally against censorship

    Iranian bloggers rally against censorship

    Iranian internet users have been venting their frustration at online censorship on a website devoted to the UN's digital summit in Geneva.

    jaybird found this for you @ 17:02 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Monday, 08 December, 2003 }

    The Hello World Project

    The Hello World Project

    jaybird found this for you @ 17:50 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Saturday, 06 December, 2003 }

    "M"

    This is the 1,000th "official" post to birdonthemoon.com. Huzzah!

    jaybird found this for you @ 17:15 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Friday, 05 December, 2003 }

    Try this and see whatcha

    Try this and see whatcha get:

    Google Search: miserable failure

    jaybird found this for you @ 15:49 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Thursday, 04 December, 2003 }

    Great Posts in the Blogosphere

  • Nathan's Birthday at UFO Breakfast
  • snippet from the conversation i had with a clerk at hollywood video at Utter Wonder.
  • It was a dark and stormy… on Open Brackets
  • BBJ (rerun) at Only Connect
  • Metafilter's 30,000th post: the George Bush background generator. View mine here. My last MeFi post was 29,999.
  • world record holder of the 1,773 person dodge: me on Little Yellow Different
  • Night is here on Jumpingfish
  • A tube-related peculiarity on Green Fairy
  • Enigma at Dervala
  • Preserving Place [ecotone topic] on Cassandra Pages
  • Ashtavadana on Amma's Column

    jaybird found this for you @ 12:30 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Sunday, 30 November, 2003 }

    "November's Interesting Searches"

  • where is the moon and how fast do it move.
  • animals made by commas
  • bird shit on beach photos
  • human genes on the moon
  • hobo nude pictures
  • tonk ate his bird
  • ritualistic soul containers
  • the miracle leaps/ in the sap unseen
  • how do i use the moon to hunt deer?
  • [REPEAT] cutting hair by moon phases
  • treasure island gay knocked up streaming
  • moon yawn genetic
  • transexual bikini
  • [WHACK] pidgin or fuzz or instrumentalists or sinister or commonality
  • green party and incredible hulk
  • solipsistic dodecahedral
  • are there trees growing on the moon ?
  • scary information about black wholes

    And this month's winner:

  • a playground has 3 sets of swing with 3 swings in each set. how many swings are there altogether?

    jaybird found this for you @ 10:40 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Monday, 17 November, 2003 }

    Clone blogs: spurious blogs that

    Clone blogs: spurious blogs that look real, but exist solely to purvey smut in a very shady way. They're becoming ever more clever, those spammers.

    jaybird found this for you @ 17:15 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Wednesday, 12 November, 2003 }

    Time mag lists this year's

    Time mag lists this year's 'coolest' inventions, in their humble opinion. For archival fun check out their lists for 2001 and 2002.




    Fish-skin bikinis?

    jaybird found this for you @ 06:58 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Sunday, 02 November, 2003 }

    Hunt for 'Napster of good

    Hunt for 'Napster of good causes'

    Good ideas that use technology to improve life offline are being sought by a new non-profit organisation. MySociety is looking to turn the ideas into working projects that help people get involved with their community or make a contribution to civil society.

    jaybird found this for you @ 07:42 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Saturday, 01 November, 2003 }

    How Much Information? Print, film,

    How Much Information?

    Print, film, magnetic, and optical storage media produced about 5 exabytes of new information in 2002. Ninety-two percent of the new information was stored on magnetic media, mostly in hard disks. How big is five exabytes? If digitized, the nineteen million books and other print collections in the Library of Congress would contain about ten terabytes of information; five exabytes of information is equivalent in size to the information contained in half a million new libraries the size of the Library of Congress print collections.

    jaybird found this for you @ 14:44 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Friday, 31 October, 2003 }

    October's Spooky and Kooky Searches

    Keeping in monthly tradition, here's October's spooky search requests:

  • george bush pumpkin pattern [Boo! Scare away them evildoers!]
  • the shape of the moon depends upon what [what it wants to be]
  • roast buffalo tasting notes uk [Any similarity to wine tasting... nice bouquet]
  • heroin fix phil [can't help ya pal]
  • solar power without solid food ["Let me go on, like a yogurt in the sun..."]
  • epicenter or janitors or swabbing or sympathizer or beavers [Whacked!]
  • silly people gallery [Spot the oxymoron]
  • calling a symbol a sign that points past itself to a ground of meaning and being that is one with the consciousness of the beholder [Thanks, Joseph Campbell]
  • cutting hair by moon phases [and...]
  • growing hair with the moon [There's a theme salon coming to town]
  • forest fire asthma blog ["I dunno, can't breathe, everything's on fire"]
  • electric boogaloo and the patriot act [I'd support it only if Ashcroft would break dance]
  • flapjack flipping pictures [...]
  • frist nude moves make in american [The Senate Majority leader and blue films, yay!]
  • nothing to do [Obviously.]
  • what are the washington fakes [The residents of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue]
  • beltane .. ..illuminati ... rice [May 1st... secret cabal... long grain, brown or wild?]

    and the winner...!

  • wingnut transubstantiation ["Take and spin, this is my body, screwed for you"]

    jaybird found this for you @ 17:07 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Wednesday, 29 October, 2003 }

    Lively discussion on MeFi on

    Lively discussion on MeFi on the would-be 'outing' of Atrios by a conservative blogger on a bender... the same guy who's stalking Krugman.

    jaybird found this for you @ 20:51 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Wednesday, 22 October, 2003 }

    Here's a post regarding the

    Here's a post regarding the DoS that brought down Hostingmatters.com and legions of bloggers everywhere:

    Cyber-Attack on Warbloggers

    Laughing Wolf says it best: "Heck of a thing to come home to." Damn straight.

    jaybird found this for you @ 17:07 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Tuesday, 21 October, 2003 }

    We're back online again. My

    We're back online again. My host, Blogomania.com, is a reseller of Hostingmatters.com who has been subjected to frequent DoS attacks, possibly directed against the blog Little Green Footballs. It's been very annoying, but I know they're pulling out their hair in frustration as it's a problem they cannot solve themselves. So, for now, I'm pleased to finally be back online again. Maybe it'll last awhile.

    jaybird found this for you @ 21:30 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Sunday, 19 October, 2003 }

    Human Body Network Gets Fast

    Human Body Network Gets Fast

    Researchers... have demonstrated a 10-megabits-per-second indoor network that uses human bodies as portable ethernet cables.

    jaybird found this for you @ 16:13 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Friday, 17 October, 2003 }

    Kids Play the video games

    Kids Play the video games I grew up with. Sigh... I don't play video games now, but it does make one feel rather old.

    "I'm sure the people who made this game are all dead by now." In reference to Space Invaders.

    jaybird found this for you @ 17:49 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Tuesday, 14 October, 2003 }

    Grouphug is an online anonymous

    Grouphug is an online anonymous confessional: let it all out.

    some samples:

    i have been selfish, careless, and cockey and i believe i may have driven away my favorite person in the whole world. i didn't even tell her how i really felt about her until it was too late.

    sometimes I think I may be gay

    ive never been kissed

    jaybird found this for you @ 06:55 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Monday, 06 October, 2003 }

    Jump in and cast your

    Jump in and cast your hanging chad in Metafilter's 1st annual California recall prediction contest. You might win a domo-kun!

    jaybird found this for you @ 17:05 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Tuesday, 30 September, 2003 }

    Nothing is for sale on

    Nothing is for sale on eBay: eBay item 2953932717 (Ends Sep-30-03 19:42:42 PDT) - nothing

    via comments on yesterday's MeFi thread

    jaybird found this for you @ 06:42 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Sunday, 28 September, 2003 }

    "September's Weird Searches"

    In keeping with bird on the moon tradition, here's the latest from the referrer files on how in the hell you (?) wound up here:

  • playground for bird [cute]
  • promise of a coming day quiz [Will the sun rise tomorrow? Yes, No, Maybe]
  • cutting hair according to the moon [I'm not sure the moon has said much about that being that it doesn't appear to have any hair, look for coiffure tips elsewhere, dearie]
  • rainy day masturbation photos [I like rain, I like photography, I like, ummm, that, but have yet to put the three together]
  • jaybird nude [CRIKEY!!!]
  • quantum space monkeys [A guess at future evolution?]
  • lime mike may eyes [Googlewhack?]
  • bele chere nude [Bele Chere is our local arts festival/street party/mayhem weekend in July, though as I recall clothing was required, not optional. We ain't N'awlins, yet.]
  • joshua or sociab or muzo or overshot or exponentiations [Whatever, you got me.]
  • incubus 4am demon [ROOSTER!]
  • dogging and norge [catting and sverige!]
  • the frist man on the moon [No, the "Frist Man,' i.e. Senate Majority leader Bill Frist of Tennessee, hasn't made it yet, but I wish the heck he would and stay up there a while.]
  • how to kung fu [like this! %$*&1]
  • soulmate cardinals birds [Tweet sweet!]
  • old guts and glory [Can't smell all that good.]
  • humming bird cybernetics [This is your ornithology on drugs.]

    There is a sharp rise in requests, as has been strangely typical, of anatomical pictures of the pop wench who recently had a sensational smooch with Madonna, and likewise of some Indian actress who likes having the same name twice.

    God bless the internet.

    jaybird found this for you @ 23:35 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Thursday, 25 September, 2003 }

    Need more hits? Try adding

    Need more hits? Try adding some of these 'spook words' to your meta tags if you'd like more traffic from your friends at the NSA.

    first link via Reality Carnival, posted to MeFi

    jaybird found this for you @ 06:51 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Friday, 19 September, 2003 }

    Verisign scandal attracting worldwide attention:

    Verisign scandal attracting worldwide attention: Site finding system under fire ...the move has won protests from many other net firms who say Verisign is hijacking their customers and is inadvertently helping spammers spread their unwanted wares.

    jaybird found this for you @ 06:57 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Wednesday, 10 September, 2003 }

    The Brianna Project is

    The Brianna Project is a website set-up to collect donations for Brianna LaHara, the 12 year old who was forced to settle with the RIAA to a tune of $2,000. She lives in subsidized housing in NYC in a single parent household. Please give (I am).

    jaybird found this for you @ 16:44 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    RIAA keeps 12-year-old quiet with

    RIAA keeps 12-year-old quiet with $2,000 bill The RIAA took quick steps to blunt a public relations atrocity by agreeing to settle out of court with a 12-year-old girl accused of trading copyrighted songs.

    jaybird found this for you @ 04:24 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Tuesday, 09 September, 2003 }

    Durwood Pickle, 71, caught in

    Durwood Pickle, 71, caught in music fight A grandfather has said he was wrongly accused of illegally downloading music online at the start of a legal campaign by the US music industry.

    jaybird found this for you @ 06:54 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Monday, 08 September, 2003 }

    Ray Sweatman has created a

    Ray Sweatman has created a 'collaborative' poem pulled for blog entries of many wonderful blogeurs, and this site is pleased to have contributed a few lines. Read Streams of Bloggishness (Golf Balls in the Graveyard)

    jaybird found this for you @ 16:11 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Saturday, 06 September, 2003 }

    Search engine answer's the most

    Search engine answer's the most burning question... ever! Google Search: answer to life, the universe, and everything

    jaybird found this for you @ 20:14 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    Unusual Churches is about believing

    Unusual Churches is about believing in a universal force that helps to guide us in our everyday lives. Many people choose to seek it in many different ways. How we choose to find it is up to the individual. Unusual Churches is also about the weird, wacky and funny churches one can find on the internet.

    jaybird found this for you @ 17:55 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Saturday, 30 August, 2003 }

    Baghdad Burning is Riverbend's 'girlblog'

    Baghdad Burning is Riverbend's 'girlblog' from Iraq. Increible firsthand reportage.

    jaybird found this for you @ 22:02 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Monday, 25 August, 2003 }

    Questionable Weirdom: this month's odd

    Questionable Weirdom: this month's odd searches from the referrer logs:

  • moon bare ass
  • fatiguing or hoots or scrambled or mess or doomsday
  • plastic profile shapes
  • mystery of brittney s boobs
  • the states and empires of the moon
  • barbarity or costume or rainy or absurdity or entertaining
  • wf owl and in and the and moon and wall and pocket
  • wants to paint his room black
  • gunner or watchings or repression or missing or moon
  • exotic people nekkid
  • picture man pissing on the moon
  • romances or hissed or differentiations or forgettable or shillong
  • globular or pats or thoughtlessness or pilgrim or khartoum
  • sports car funny midis

    and my personal favorite,

  • exotic people nekkid

    But curiously, one of my top referring sites, at 107 visits, is the International Atomic Energy Agency. Odd.

    jaybird found this for you @ 16:40 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Friday, 22 August, 2003 }

    Birdonthemoon.com Build No. 2.0

    Damn, this has been annoying but it works... less load time for dialups, slightly more efficient interface. We'll see. Time for a beer. Comments, anyone? Look alright? Do tell!

    jaybird found this for you @ 22:23 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Monday, 18 August, 2003 }

    This is totally amazing: Zombie

    This is totally amazing: Zombie Infection Simulation

    jaybird found this for you @ 16:38 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Monday, 11 August, 2003 }

    My namesake is a junior

    My namesake is a junior cowboy in Oklahoma. His namesake is a blogging weirdo in North Carolina.

    "Our family Raises Cattle at Snow Oklahoma
    My dad can run Bull Dozers and Motor Graders
    We help him build fence and clear Land
    My Grandpa and Grandmother live close to ICE Oklahoma
    Ice isn't on the map but is 4 miles south of Snow Oklahoma"

    jaybird found this for you @ 00:17 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Saturday, 02 August, 2003 }

    I've finally gotten around to

    I've finally gotten around to setting archive and category templates. Someday I'll even work on the silly comments thing.

    jaybird found this for you @ 08:56 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Thursday, 31 July, 2003 }

    Search for web's favourite colour

    Search for web's favourite colour
    The site in question is here.

    jaybird found this for you @ 07:57 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Saturday, 26 July, 2003 }

    July's Questionable Seaches

    Time to dip into ye olde referrer logs to find the gems of human curiosity:

  • tidy bowl surfing... Vicarious leisure for the oceanically impaired.
  • gay bird watch hungary... A Googlewhack?
  • absurdity or grimes or inertness or corporal or besieger... Yet another?
  • wank holiday... Sounds like fun, where do I sign up?
  • painted fire hydrant fun... Always a blast at parties!
  • gay mummy dearest book covers... If wire hangers were so offensive I've no idea about gay book covers.
  • I'm no longer going to report the *daily* queries about the mammary glands of a pop icon (initials BS) nor requests for images of this Asian starlet.

    jaybird found this for you @ 10:28 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Wednesday, 23 July, 2003 }

    This caused an uproar on

    This caused an uproar on MeFi (and surely elsewhere) yesterday. Is this appropriate given the circumstances or just CNN showing it's true tabloidal colors?

    jaybird found this for you @ 07:34 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Thursday, 17 July, 2003 }

    Bill Would Put Internet Song

    Bill Would Put Internet Song Swappers in Jail Internet users who allow others to copy songs from their hard drives could face prison time under legislation introduced by two Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday.

    jaybird found this for you @ 07:50 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Tuesday, 15 July, 2003 }

    Happy Birthday Metafilter!

    Happy Birthday Metafilter!

    jaybird found this for you @ 23:32 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    A not-entirely too painstaking

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    A not-entirely too painstaking self-portrait thanks to the Mini-Mizer! via the Coffee Sutras

    jaybird found this for you @ 23:31 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    Search engine developed by MIT

    Search engine developed by MIT for poor and developing countries with slow net connections

    jaybird found this for you @ 08:01 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Friday, 11 July, 2003 }

    Hackers Hijack PC's for Sex

    Hackers Hijack PC's for Sex Sites

    jaybird found this for you @ 07:57 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Wednesday, 09 July, 2003 }

    One of the best post's

    One of the best post's I've ever read in the blogosphere over at field notes. "I'm listening for ways to become weirder."

    jaybird found this for you @ 21:14 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Sunday, 06 July, 2003 }

    Oooh, I like it: BlogChatter

    Oooh, I like it: BlogChatter

    jaybird found this for you @ 10:58 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Saturday, 28 June, 2003 }

    "Latest Questionable Searches"

    I'm always amused by my referrer logs:

  • ruthless people boobs car I'll avoid that, thank you.
  • who you feed Myself and two cats, primarily.
  • the purple towel Oh, it's right over there.
  • wild tangent nude patch I suppose that might be fun.
  • kissing moon moon sen Isn't one moon enough?
  • drifting or hooker or newness or cupful or busi Might be a googlewhack?
  • wildness or husking or dogging or useless or willing Or it could be something quite peculiar...
  • gay singals I'm a gay single, and I spellcheck before I date.
  • whiskey on a sunday midis Nice idea, bad format.

    jaybird found this for you @ 18:49 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Wednesday, 25 June, 2003 }

    MSN search bot a glimpse

    MSN search bot a glimpse of ambitions while strange things are happening at Google.

    jaybird found this for you @ 21:05 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Tuesday, 24 June, 2003 }

    International Blog Meetup Day is

    International Blog Meetup Day is Wednesday, July 16 @ 7:00PM

    jaybird found this for you @ 20:29 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Sunday, 22 June, 2003 }

    geegaw.com has been taken over

    geegaw.com has been taken over by a plastic frog. "Froggy ah tired of holding mouth open
    for hard it is for little plastic forgs to yawn for dais on end"

    jaybird found this for you @ 12:28 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Friday, 20 June, 2003 }

    Orrin Hatch: Software Pirate? The

    Orrin Hatch: Software Pirate? The Senator "suggested Tuesday that people who download copyright materials from the Internet should have their computers automatically destroyed. But Hatch himself is using unlicensed software on his official website, which presumably would qualify his computer to be smoked by the system he proposes."

    Note to self: watch this one rise to top of blogdex, popdex and technorati.

    jaybird found this for you @ 08:12 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Saturday, 14 June, 2003 }

    Moving thread found on Open

    Moving thread found on Open Brackets: Unsung: "truly fine street musicians, the unerringly curious, the humble, people who get excited about things that I barely notice or brush away, like bugs or bottle caps or Baltic dance, sentimental fools…"

    jaybird found this for you @ 11:44 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Thursday, 12 June, 2003 }

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    jaybird found this for you @ 08:30 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Sunday, 08 June, 2003 }

    Wander-Lust to stop wandering

    Wander-Lust to stop wandering

    jaybird found this for you @ 10:44 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Friday, 06 June, 2003 }

    Weird search stings that led

    Weird search stings that led you here:

  • george mansour hair
  • 00000050 stop
  • emancipation paper house to leave before i m 18
  • bird & fall & head & symbol & dream
  • whiskey on a sunday midis
  • resume when moving to another province
  • italian purity test for non virgin
  • rainy cloud joy coffee
  • animated nanny boo
  • what money means to me
  • chinese scroll zombies

    While I'm taking tech, thanks for the link, King23.

    jaybird found this for you @ 19:46 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    Virtual mafia gives out virtual

    Virtual mafia gives out virtual cement shoes in virtual city: The mob moves in on `Sims Online'

    jaybird found this for you @ 18:54 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    Watch out for BugBear: New

    Watch out for BugBear: New Computer Virus Makes Way on Internet

    jaybird found this for you @ 18:39 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Monday, 02 June, 2003 }

    Photojournalist meets Salam Pax in

    Photojournalist meets Salam Pax in Baghdad

    jaybird found this for you @ 23:45 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink



    { Wednesday, 28 May, 2003 }

    Bird on the Moon's host

    Bird on the Moon's host blinks out due to fire

    jaybird found this for you @ 23:30 in Blogosphere, Tech & Internet | | permalink




     
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    2. You will be called upon to use your mind and your vision in ways I cannot possibly glimpse. Never turn down an offer to shine that light so uniquely yours to help others in their darkness, and you’ll find that when it’s your turn to be in the night that there’ll be someone along the way who happens to have a little glow to share .

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    5. You’ll find that some of your choices could’ve been better, or at times were downright stupid. That’s okay... I have a closet full of reckless decisions, but without making them I wouldn’t have the slightest idea of what a good one might feel like if I tried it on.

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