Cold Ground
email Derryl (replace AT with @)

Places to Go:
Derryl's Fotolog
Fictionwise (reprints of some of Derryl's fiction)
Alyx Dellamonica
Boing Boing
Charlie Stross
Jena Snyder
Making Light
Randy Reichardt

~ Friday, May 09, 2003
Generate a complaint letter. I was going to post what it said about my wife, but I see it changes eaxh time, even with the same link. Hmm. I wonder if Jo will see "But eventually, she will depressurize the frail vessel of human hopes" or maybe "Not a lie of statistical or grammatical error, but a ludicrous falsehood at once so absurd as to strike the reader as an insult to human intelligence, and yet so misguided as to convince the reader that the surest way for Ms. JoAnn F. Murphy's helots to succeed is for them to dump effluent into creeks, lakes, streams, and rivers", or perhaps "A final word: Ms. JoAnn F. Murphy is talking out of her posterior."
~ Thursday, May 08, 2003
The best movie I've seen in years, I've come to believe after ruminating upon buying and viewing the DVD, is Spirited Away. If you want to know why, the best answer can be found here.
You'll need Quicktime for this little piece of furniture porn. It's brilliant. (Via Dave Barry's blog.)
~ Wednesday, May 07, 2003
While I have yet to receive it, here's an email that has started to make the rounds:


We need a vender who can offer immediate supply. I'm offering $5,000. US dollars just for referring a vender which is (Actually RELIABLE in providing the below equipment) Contact details of vender required, including name and phone #. If they turn out to be reliable in supplying the below equipment I'll immediately pay you $5,000. We prefer to work with vender in the Boston/New York area.

1. The mind warper generation 4 Dimensional Warp Generator # 52 4350a series wrist watch with z60 or better memory adapter. If in stock the AMD Dimensional Warp Generator module containing the GRC79 induction motor, two I80200 warp stabilizers, 256GB of SRAM, and two Analog Devices isolinear modules, This unit also has a menu driven GUI accessible on the front panel XID display. All in 1 units would be great if reliable models are available

2. The special 23200 or Acme 5X24 series time transducing capacitor with built in temporal displacement. Needed with complete
jumper/auxiliary system

3. A reliable crystal Ionizor with unlimited memory backup.

If your vender turns out to be reliable, I owe you $5,000.

Email his details to me at: (THIS PART DELETED, FOR OBVIOUS REASONS)
Please do not reply directly back to this email as it will only be bounced back to you.
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"Temporal displacement" = time travel, of course. Looking around finds plenty of places showing people who believe that it's possible, even selling crap and running sweepstakes. Of course, it's also been a staple of science fiction, a pool I've dipped into.
A theory about why we may not be picking up alien transmissions, no matter how hard we try. Seems to me there's a story in here somewhere.
~ Monday, May 05, 2003
Wow, what a wonderful and relaxing waste of time.
Here's an online version of the contents page for Open Space. Not only do I get the anchor story, mine has the longest title. We take our prideful moments where we can get them some days.
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