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December 23, 2002: Quick shouts (I'm BIZ-ZAY!): First, Good-bye Joe Strummer

Check out Heifer International for some very thoughtful last minute gifts.

[scary robot burning]Open Design Studio is a new and very promising enterprise from a good friend of mine and some good friends of his. From new media to architecture, they've got you covered, tastefully.

I recently exchanged email with the founder of Creative Computing magazine, Dave Ahl. He told me about his online flea market - - it is still under construction but already you can find "Cheap prices on books and magazines (vintage Creative Computing, video games, cartoons, novels, etc.), collectibles, and other weird stuff."  Check it out - I've ordered several books myself and am very pleased.

December 15, 2002: How to Ruin American Enterprise

December 1, 2002: From bipolar:  "everyone always acts like they don't know where louisville is, or they ask "is that in kentucky?" well...maybe now they'll stop asking us if we wear shoes."

[goodbye Enterprise]November 14, 2002: Krazy Golf is an interesting 3d mini-golf game done in Shockwave.

November 6, 2002: I made a game for odd tOdd

October 29, 2002: The Realistic Internet Simulator. 'Nuff said.

October 27, 2002: Mr. Dutton Goes to Mozambique - "A journal of my service with Peace Corps, starting in the states and ending ... ?"

October 26, 2002: Someone has lovingly adapted Atari Adventure to Flash for all to enjoy.

October 20, 2002: "Happy Tree Friends" is deceptively cute.

October 11, 2002: Cool: If I had $10,000 to spare I could get Built to Spill and Dave Attell to put on a show for me. If I had $100,000 I could get Chris Rock. As much as I love Mr. Rock, I'd probably just get BTS and Dave Attell to play 10 times...

Great strip today from Penny Arcade. Almost as good as this one or this one.

Climb the Plantation is the strangest Flash game that I have ever seen.

October 4, 2002: Lovers of brilliant sketch comedy pay attention: I have uncovered some good news and some bad news for fans of The State, which ran for three seasons on MTV from '93-95. The bad news is that MTV has no current plans to release any of the material on DVD or syndication. You can however, get a fix. has all of the episodes (and more) in Quicktime format, for free. The video (and audio) is fairly bad but it beats a blank. Relive Cuddly Soft, Party at Chip's, Preschool Narc, Superfriends, Nazi War Criminals and more. If that's not enough you can try Stella, a current project with a few familiar faces. Don't forget ebay.

September 26, 2002: Distributed Computing involves harnessing the power of many personal computers to do the work of a few super computers in an effort to solve big problems. Typically, a small screensaver "client" is installed that activates when your computer is idle, at which time your computer starts working for whichever project you have chosen to help out. Like any other screensaver, as soon as you hit a key or move the mouse, your PC is all yours again. The most famous example of Distributed Computing is probably Seti@home which seeks help in pouring over mountains of data from radio telescopes to search for extra terrestrial radio signals. While I like this idea, and I think that we, as a species SHOULD be listening for such things, some would argue that there are better uses for this kind of computer power. Never fear, for there are many projects to choose from. seeks to advocate DC in general and solve mathematical problems and advanced encryption methods. Other DC projects seek to cure cancer, unlock the mysteries of proteins, and other philanthropic endeavors. So don't Bogart those computrons; choose a project or two and help out.

September 11, 2002: Remember.

August 26, 2002: Congratulations to the team from Valley Station (Louisville), Kentucky, for winning the Little League World Series! Way to go!!

August 22, 2002: is the new site by my friend, Scott Moore. We worked together for over two years, and would like to again.

August 21, 2002: Doug Martsch has an interesting solo album coming out in September. You can listen to it here - just click on the turtle.

August 17, 2002: Several minutes of fun: Third person 3D racing game in Java - Speed Trial.

In other news: I want this

August 16, 2002: Please do a little research before forwarding that "Important Message!!!!!!!!!!!" to everyone you know. The Purportal is the quick way to research that latest Internet hoax or scam that just landed in your email box.

August 12, 2002: "Bill Biggart's Final Exposures" - Photojournalist Bill Biggart was killed when the second tower collapsed near him on September 11.

August 9, 2002: Crows are cool. I spent two and half years at a talented company named after the Latin word for crow. And there's Bud Anderson's P-51, named for the best of the el cheapo bourbons. But today, I read this article which details how a crow named Betty demonstrated not only the ability to use a tool to retrieve food but also the ability to MAKE a tool. I thought only primates had any tool-making or using ability, and not many of them. Crows are cool.

August 7, 2002: I created some ambient "music" for my new game, StarMonger. Yes, you can turn it off if you don't like it   :)

July 27, 2002: Free virus protection is much better than none at all.

July 15, 2002: Eerie Flash-driven artist's portfolio: mypetskeleton

July 13, 2002: Preview StarMonger, my latest. Not quite done but getting closer. Think Risk, but in space.
StarMonger - not your ordinary space-based Flash game
July 12, 2002: Fun-loving peeps testing everyday-consumables, it's: "How Much is Inside?"

In other news, I wanna be MC Chris.

June 9, 2002: Cool 3D Asteroids game (Java)

June 4-6, 2002: The Battle of Midway. An incredible story of heroism, luck, and code-breaking. It turned the tide of the Pacific War, and this is the 60th anniversary. It is a shame that veterans of the battle and the public, too, are no longer allowed to visit the beautiful and historic atoll where this conflict took place. But, at least we can pretend.

June 1, 2002: Updated RC page.

[I haven't wanted a lightsaber this much since I was nine years old]
May 16, 2002: Star Wars Episode II is one script-polisher and a few acting lessons short of a Masterpiece (Anakin reminded me of Reese from Malcolm in the Middle more than once, although not as good). Still, this is best one since the original. Good story. No pandering to the little kids. No cute, indigenous species doing a song and dance variety act at the end. Hard to believe that it is related to Phantom Menace; It's quite good. Run, Luke, run to see it. (And Thank-you, Kelly Wilson, for giving me your ticket! I owe you one).

May 12, 2002: The Flash Nuclear Power Plant game was the center of much of my attention today. I added the secondary cooling loop to the instructional diagram and color-coded the coolant flows for easier understanding of how the systems work.

May 10, 2002: is up! Not much there yet but it was set up (mostly) to provide additional bandwidth for Flashteroids 2001, which is still garnering over 1,000 hits a day. Thanks to the folks at for providing inexpensive hosting.

April 26, 2002: Chirpy McFriskies  (I did some cat-sitting for Ben and Kelly Wilson)

March 2, 2002: My friend Jason has very tastefully redesigned his web site, The Art Filled Eye. (Oh yeah, Happy Birthday to my Mom!)

February 24, 2002: The traffic generated by Flashteroids 2001 continues to overwhelm my server. Thanks to the mirrors it has not yet gone down and everyone can continue to play all of the games from I have decided to start accepting donations via Pay Pal. Please consider sending us some money (ANY AMOUNT) to help out with the server charges and inspire me to create more games!

February 21, 2002: Thanks to for providing additional server space for Flashteroids! (see below) Be sure and check out their fine merchandise.

February 20, 2002: Something of a birthday present from Korea: Too much traffic! Yahoo! Kids, Korea, has added Flashteroids 2001 to their Flash Games page. We received almost a years worth of Flashteroids traffic in the first 12 hours! It is averaging over 1,000 hits an hour. My bandwidth limit on my server space, while very ample on normal months, was pushed almost to the limit in 24 hours. Fortunately, and have stepped in to act as mirrors for Flashteroids and it's still up. For now. Hopefully the Korean traffic will subside to a dull roar so we can get things back to normal. If anyone wants to buy ad space for the Korean-child demographic, let me know...

[it's all a blur]February 10, 2002: Hot Sedimentary on Igneous Action!

January 24, 2002: KG4QDH has a good Blog.

January 19, 2002: I Can't Believe It's Not Stalin!

January 1, 2002: Happy New Year! Let's hope it's a good one... 

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