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Monthly Archives: February 2004

The Shadowrun Archive: Articles from Robert Friesel

by Rob Friesel

In response/acknowledgement/commemoration of Mike’s recent entry, do I submit my own admission to geekery on the RPG scale… Though it has faded into implosion, I once maintained a site dedicated to Shadowrun. These articles are all that survive. Detailed there: obsession to detail, attempts at scientific plausibility, and a focus on how the mundane can […]

flashback, blogdex style.

by Rob Friesel

Of course… X-E is involved with this one, too … so, how could I resist the Worst Breakfast Ever? Don’t need to get far into it for my favorite part: 64 grams of fat, 2,090 milligrams of sodium, and enough cholesterol to kill anything that’s ever lived. The ‘justification’ is that you’re supposed to eat […]

more xsl ish.

by Rob Friesel

In brief: Overloaded at work again (so soon) is roughly equivalent to being unavailable for comment on much of anything. It felt great this weekend to blog a little about assorted things but guilt overwhelms when I think about what’s waiting for me 1st thing Monday a.m. *le sigh* HOWEVER (comma) renewed efforts on the […]

quiz ya’ll.

by Rob Friesel

My quiz score? “70% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!” What’s most interesting about this quiz is that it fills you in as you go — let’s you know what nomenclature “belongs” where, that sort of thing. It’s interesting to see the memetic pollution in your brain. How much of what you say comes from where […]


by Rob Friesel

Sitting here listening to Chocolate & Cheese for the n^nth time in my life, it’s probably only now (after having been listening to it for almost 7? 8? years … that I’m only just now beginning to appreciate much of it’s whimsical brilliance. Now, Mr. won’t you please help my pony?


by Rob Friesel

There it is… A notch more evidence to go along with what I was saying the other day (not here) about Bluetooth not being secure enough yet. Dread! Bluetooth keyboard… Passwords getting sniffed out of literally thin air. *ahem* Pardon the paranoia.


by Rob Friesel

Old(ish) music round-up (Top 5 edition): PWEI – “Everything’s Cool” (Dos Dedos Mis Amigos – Nothing, 1994) Nine Inch Nails – “Closer” (The Downward Spiral – Nothing, 1994) Pig vs. KMFDM – “Fuck Me Hoghunter” (Sin, Sex, & Salvation EP – Wax Trax!, 1994) The Prodigy – “Break And Enter” (Music for the Jilted Generation […]