Thursday, July 29

Google Search: jordan river utah : "Anyway, the thread on unique river hazards made me think of the time some friends and I tried to paddle the
Jordan River from its source in Utah Lake to the first major obstacle in the Jordan River Narrows in the south
end of the Salt Lake valley. I know the Jordan used to be a beautiful little stream, tree lined, home to
birds and fish and all sorts of nice clean critters. I know 'cause I'm an archivist and see photographs and
read accounts of what it used to be like. Well now its source, Utah Lake, is full of heavy metals from fifty
years of steel production and 100 years of agricultural chemicals and 150 years of sewage from Ovum, I mean
Orem, and Provo, Utah. The river as it goes through the Salt Lake valley has been a dumping ground for a
century and a half, and now instead of trees it has bridge abutments and old rebar, instead of nice fish it
has big greasy mutated carp that feed on offal from the meat packing plant, dead animals that people throw in
it, and the occasional poor transient who drinks too much thunderbird, falls in the river and dies. Ah, parts
of it are still pretty, but just when you think it's pretty nice you come around a corner and face a rapid
made entirely of shopping carts that hooligans have thrown in the river, or a bunch of kids giving you gang
signs and holding cans of spray paint. Just glad it wasn't guns."

Wednesday, July 28

Atari Vector ROM Archive

Tuesday, July 27

Testing out EctoI'm just testing out the Ecto app, hoping it can do offline posting.

I'm working in the Library in Lehi today. If I can finish up my current diss chapter, I get to play my new guitar, which has languished untouched for over a month. I'll also go see "The Bourne Supremacy". Childish, to be sure, but hopefully effective. Turning in this section will also release enough stress from my life that I'll be able to ride my recumbent in the morning before work.

Thursday, July 22

Tour de France - Daily Scoop (Stage 17): "Armstrong said today he is not the new Cannibal--a reference to Eddy Merckx, who rarely gave gifts to anyone and seemed to relish personally torturing his rivals by doing things like chasing down their stage win attempts or attacking while already in yellow.

Today's win, and Armstrong's stance, are an interesting contrast to the idea, first reported here, that Armstrong would not seek a seventh Tour win, but instead leave the Tour open to other challengers. Would that be a gift? Or is Armstrong simply ready to leave for other goals--the Giro, the Vuelta or the Hour Record? Likely as not, not even the man himself knows. Gifts, after all, are usually a surprise until they're unwrapped.

Movies that "cleanfilms" won't edit:

25th Hour
8 Mile
Addicted To Love
American History X
American Pie
American Pie 2
American Wedding
Auto Focus
Bad Boys II
Blair Witch Project, The
Boat Trip
Cabin Fever
Dark Blue
Dirty Pretty Things
Far From Heaven
Fear dot com
Femme Fatale
Final Destination 2
Formula 51
Friday After Next
Good Girl, The
Guru, The
Hot Chick, The
Hours, The
Jackass: The Movie
Life of David Gale, The
Mambo Italiano
My Boss's Daughter
Old School
Paid in Full
Real Cancun, The
Red Dragon
Resident Evil
Rules of Attraction
Scary Movie
Silence of the lambs and sequels
Swept Away
Talk to Her
There's Something About Mary
Undercover Brother
Wrong Turn

Wednesday, July 21

Technology Review: MIT's Magazine of Innovation: "he address will be removed from the Technology Review marketing database. Please note that it may take a few weeks before you stop receiving messages."

What a bunch of boneheads. "a few weeks" to unsub someone from a list? Time to add them to my Google spam filter.

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