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Busy day. Darlene was phone banking tonight for
GARAL
, the Georgia pro-choice organization. I declined this one,
for my own reasons. Instead I ended up running a variety of errands,
including logging in to work to check on an urgent bug report. Sigh,
the life of the wicked includes little rest.

Just for my friend Shannon, I changed the logic of the perl script
that reposts the daily weblog entries to SFF-Net and DM. He didn’t
like the top-to-bottom organization. On the website it makes perfect
sense – most recent entry at the top. He didn’t like it in the
newsgroups, so now they are reordered there and only there. I am
nothing if not responsive to the needs of the several people reading
this.

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In a discussion on Dueling Modems I was
asking if the Peter Gabriel and Robert Fripp composition “Here Comes
the Flood” was at all influenced by J. G. Ballard’s The Drowned
World. Both are melancholy acceptances of this changed world in which
cities are underwater. That got
me thinking and discussing how much I love Fripp’s Exposure album,
from whence that cut comes. The title cut is one of the coolest songs
in rock history, with Terre Roche – a woman with a fabulous singing
voice – singing the title word over and over in increasingly strained
screeches while a bed of weird Frippertronics ™ plays
underneath. Man o man, does it get better than this?