praise for
days of naze

days of naze 






five good ones:

i blame them

the longest mile

my affair with a greek woman

pleasure victim

a night on the town


my old intro: an introduction

christening i am naze


wish list

november 30, 2001

In college, I worked with Bill Johnson's brother at roughly the same time that Bill Johnson became the first American to win Olympic gold in a downhill ski event. It's great to see Bill back on his skis after a nasty spill that left him in a coma for 3 weeks. +5:07 PM


november 26, 2001

Remember about a million years ago when I said that I was really unimpressed with broadband Internet? I had no idea what I was talking about.

I was getting about 100kbps this morning on Qwest DSL. (Did I mention how badly Qwest DSL sucks?) Tonight I cut over to AT&T Broadband cable internet. Just finished the speed test. Any guesses? Try 1870kbps. The bizarre (and beautiful) part is that my annual costs will be roughly equal to what I was paying for DSL. Gotta go download some monstrous QuickTime clips. Seeya. +9:38 PM


november 22, 2001

"As years go by, their faces fade softly and quietly from my memories."

Things Given: new in {fray}.

An excellent piece. Go read and post. You might see mine. +11:55 AM


november 20, 2001

Within a 15 minute period of time, Elizabeth, my 1 1/2 year old:

  • pulled out the bottom drawer, stood on that, reached the flatware drawer, opened it and licked most of the forks
  • climbed up into the bathroom sink and turned on the water full blast
  • somehow changed our NBC affilliate channel so that it's in Spanish

She's hell on wheels and she's my little girl. +9:53 PM


november 18, 2001

Sometimes you realize that everybody doesn't live an Internet suffused life. Today I taught Mom how to bookmark a site, got her set up on her first POP3 e-mail account, and changed her default page from MSN to Google. I figure that I just made the Net a little bit better today. +7:16 PM


november 15, 2001

reader prize

I'm giving my dress circle seat to the Fall Concert of the Portland Youth Philharmonic (Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall) to the first one of you who e-mails me for it. It's literally the best seat in the house. I need to hear from you before 11 a.m. on Saturday. +10:18 PM


november 11, 2001

"Ken Kesey, whose novels "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Sometimes a Great Notion" defined Oregon literature and whose psychedelic bus trip with the Merry Pranksters defined the 1960s, died Saturday morning in Eugene. He was 66."

"Kit Kesey said many members of Kesey's family watched the Oregon-UCLA football game Saturday afternoon. When UCLA lined up for a game-winning field-goal attempt, everyone remembered how Ken Kesey, a vocal Ducks fan, was known for blocking kicks as a high-school player. When the field-goal attempt missed, Kit Kesey said, the family's reaction was that 'Uncle Ken pushed that aside.'" +3:58 PM


not riding the light

It is with mixed feelings that I switch from DSL to cable broadband later this month.

I've been on Qwest DSL for 18 months and I do not recommend it. I'm getting about 100kbps which is only twice what I was getting on dial-up. But even at that low a speed I probably would have stuck it out if it weren't so unreliable. The last straw was the umpteenth interruption of a Diablo II session I was having with my friend, Errett. We finally had to quit the session because it was just too frustrating. There is no excuse for it. I live in a densely populated inner neighborhood of Portland only 15 blocks from a major switching office.

I was on the phone to my ISP and to Qwest for a total of more than 3 hours this week. Guess where they pointed the fingers? I actually trust my local ISP more than I trust Qwest, but the bottom line is that the current situation is untenable. I am a big believer in buying local. I've been with since I got my first home internet access three and a half years ago. But I need to resolve the situation and that means saying adios to my southern Oregon ISP.

If you have the old pages bookmarked or still e-mail me at the internetcds address, please make your changes to their counterparts. It's not like I'll be hard to find, but it might save you an inconvenience later. I've sent a lot of e-mail with my address as the return address. +3:38 PM


november 7, 2001

Republicans are the champions of states rights? Only when it's convenient.

Bush and Ashcroft don't believe that Oregonians have the right to die, even though we've resoundingly approved the law twice over. Bastards. We'll fight them and win.

Consider this the next time you wonder if your vote counts. +9:17 PM


november 4, 2001

Last week, Oregon dominated Washington State with a school record rushing attack. On Saturday, Joey dismantled Arizona State through the air. The PAC-10 is intense this year, but I wouldn't want to face our offense. +9:36 PM


Five minutes before it was set to open, there were 20 people lined up outside our branch library. I love my neighborhood. +9:28 PM





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