May 2005 Archives

Goodbye, Tim

Tim has decided to leave the blog-o-sphere. On his way out, he tagged me. I'll have to address the tag at a later date. Tim's departure took me by surprise, but creating extra time to expand his horizons is cerainly a valid reason. I'm glad that Tim is my friend in real life too, so I know that it will not be the last I see of or hear from him. Tim, enjoy putting forth effort toward maintaining your own home with your lovely bride-to-be. I fully expect a wedding invitation. :) Congratulations again, btw. I can't wait to see you again and finally meet Miss Erin.

In case you felt like buying me a present...

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I must have Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It's on my wish list. :)

They're Having a Baby!

Congratulations to Joseph and Connie! I'm so excited for you!!

To Buy or Not to Buy... extended warranty. To tell the truth, I'm not sure how I feel about it at this exact moment in time, but I just wrote a really long comment (to Erik's post) about how it has benefited me in the past.

I know I haven't posted here in nearly two weeks, but I have commented on a couple of Erik's posts...doesn't that count?

Oh, and I've also been meaning to point out Erik's reply to my counter on separate checking accounts. I'd also like to thank both Erik and Tim for their mention of my Time Traveler Convention post.

Inspired by Mr Jinks

An Australian woman has trained her cat to use the toilet.

Time Traveler Convention

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I was searching for something to write for my Computer Resources and Information Management class by browsing and came across an article about a Time Traveler Convention next Saturday (May 7, 2005) at MIT.

It's an interesting idea. "Technically, you would only need one time traveler convention." They are trying to publicize it as much as possible in as many enduring forms as possible, as the advertisements have to last for years to come. Time travel doesn't exist right now, but if the advertisements last and become widely known, then once it is invented, people may go back in time to attend the convention.

I'm doing my part by publishing the details of the convention here. Also, since the webpage will be taken down after the person graduates from MIT, I have created a backup of it here.

Anyhow, this led me to the idea of information disappearing from the internet and the existence of The Wayback Machine, which is what I ended up writing about. A non-profit organization called Internet Archive has attempted to create a library of the internet from 1996 to the present - one of its key features being The Wayback Machine. You type in any URL and it will give you a list of archived versions of that page. If you have a page that you would like to get preserved and you don't see it in the archive, then you may submit it. I did this for the MIT page on the Time Traveler Convention. It says it may take up to 8 weeks for it to become part of the archive.