Monthly Archives for May 2004

Why, So Long As I Live, Neither I Nor Any of Mine Will Ever Purchase a Sony Product Again

[None of what follows is made up. None of it is even exaggerated for effect. I do hope that you'll take note of this and, if you feel so inclined, reproduce this elsewhere. I'd be thrilled if this spread memetically … Continue reading

31 May 2004 by KF
Categories: grousing, technology

Naming the Future

Well, the site renovations seem pretty much in hand — things are basically working (though you should let me know if you find something that isn’t), and the redirects and 404s are doing their respective jobs. So, given that, like … Continue reading

30 May 2004 by KF
Categories: mediacommons

Stage 2, Complete

Whew again. Stage 2 of the migration is now complete. You’re looking at the new (and, one hopes, improved) Planned Obsolescence. Here’s what’s happened since the last update: Installed ExpressionEngine in new subdomain on new server. Futzed around with ExpressionEngine, … Continue reading

28 May 2004 by KF
Categories: tinkering

The Sopranos

I have not yet recovered from the most recent episode (“Long Term Parking”). I’m astonished by the extent to which Chase et al have radically deromanticized the family (as well as the “family”) this season.

27 May 2004 by KF
Categories: watching

Blonde Redhead, Misery Is a Butterfly

I’ve only gotten a chance to listen to this a couple of times, but I adore it already.

27 May 2004 by KF
Categories: listening

Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

In process. [UPDATE, 7.1.04: I finally did finish this a couple of weeks back, and thoroughly loved it. It’s got all the things I love in a novel: a deeply personal story, a substantive intersection with a larger cultural and … Continue reading

26 May 2004 by KF
Categories: reading

Stage 1, Complete

Whew. Stage 1 of the migration is at last complete (interrupted over the weekend by a trip to Vegas, about which more later). For the interested, here’s how it went: Copied all relevant files as-was from the old host to … Continue reading

24 May 2004 by KF
Categories: tinkering


Am in mid-migration. Desperately need a copy of mt.cfg in order to reconfigure mt for new hosting environment. This would happen this week, after 6A removes MT 2.661 from their site… Any help would be much appreciated. [UPDATE, 5.20.04, 10.43 … Continue reading

20 May 2004 by KF
Categories: tinkering


Thanks to all who have responded to my various technological pleas over the last few days. My hosting provider’s waning is producing massive unreliability — my site’s been down more than it’s been up over the last week — and … Continue reading

15 May 2004 by KF
Categories: networks, tinkering


So everybody’s talking about the Movable Type upgrade/fiasco (see also here, and here, and here, among too many other sources to link. The problems with Six Apart’s announcement of its new release and pricing structure are, as you can see, … Continue reading

15 May 2004 by KF
Categories: software

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