LATELY — 15 November 2000

Update, Ponderings

Sorry for not up­dat­ing much. I’ve been working on my thesis. So I’m behind in my email, my guest­book love, life…

My mind wanders. Some­times I try to think of first names that begin with a doubled first letter. The ones I’ve come up with: Aaron, Lloyd,–and here we get obscure–Oona (O’Neill–the play­wright Eugene O’Neill’s daughter, wife of Charlie Chaplin) and Ffion (Jenkins–William Hague’s wife). Are there more? I wonder.

Other ques­tions consume me too. Another is: in­ven­tions I could’ve come up with, if only I’d been born at the right time. There are so many: the flush toilet, stirrups, the print­ing press, bicycles, safety pins, tumbler locks. And I reckon I could’ve worked out perspective, circulation, germs and zero if I’d had the chance. Now there’s only bull­shit math stuff left, like how many spins a Higgs Boson has left after being rammed seven times by a Charm Quark.

The New Yorker said that Beebo.Org “functions as a blog best-seller list.” Ha! Sorry, New Yorker readers, sorry: I’m not ac­tu­ally doing the ratings anymore. I didn’t like my code, I didn’t like weblogs, I didn’t have time, and I just didn’t care. Anyway, I can report that having your site men­tioned fleet­ingly in The New Yorker barely reg­is­ters on your stats.