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Saturday, September 08, 2001
Yeah right, all that to promote your site? I was invited to a Brooklyn Cyclones - Staten Island Yankees playoff game tonight in Coney Island, so I checked out the Minor League Baseball site for some info on the teams.

That's where I ran into the following policy on the site FAQ:

"5) How can I get permission to add a link to www.minorleaguebaseball.com to my website?

To request permission to place a graphic or hypertext link to www.minorleaguebaseball.com on your website, simply follow the instructions below.

1. Print and complete two (2) originals of the Web Linking Request. (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download.)
2. Be sure all of the requested information is complete and accurate and that both originals are signed.
3. Submit both originals to:

Assistant Director of Licensing
Minor League Baseball
P.O. Box A
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

4. All Web Linking Requests are subject to approval by Minor League Baseball.
5. Approved agreements will be executed by Minor League Baseball and returned to the attention of the applicant with web link artwork included. No rights or privileges are conveyed until applicant receives a fully executed agreement."

Right, so they need to copies of a signed, legal contract before I am allowed to link to (aka - promote) their website? Yeah, right. Like anyone is going to do that. I'm not sure who's running the website, but maybe they had better get a clue. If someone wants to promote your website for free, then that's not the time to make them print out two copies of a contract, fill them out, and then send them to you. Instead, its tiem for you to say "Gee, thanks for the link! I really appreciate it!" Damn bureaucracy.

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Friday, September 07, 2001
Ready for the next big weblog playa? Its MOVABLE TYPE :: Personal Publishing System and besides the fact that I know nothing about it, its a content publishing system that is due to be released in mid-Spetember and *free*.

UPDATE: "MOVABLE TYPE is written in Perl, so you will need Perl installed on your system in order to run MOVABLE TYPE. Perl is installed by default on most servers, so it is very likely that your system will already have it. In addition, you will need 6 Perl modules, 5 of which are installed along with Perl--so if you have Perl, you will have these 5 modules. The last required module (HTML::Template) is installed on many hosting providers, and can be downloaded and installed easily otherwise. The MOVABLE TYPE system runs as a CGI script, so you will need the ability to run CGI scripts on your account." Hrm, sounds very inconvienient.

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Top Ten NYC Dance Clubs. This is AOL's DigitalCity.com list: 10 Best Dance Clubs. I'll have to check them out... once I learn how to dance.

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Pretty Outrageous. GWU to Shut Down During Protests: "In addition to shutting residence halls, GWU will urge students living in private housing near campus to leave the neighborhood. All classes will be canceled and all university buildings closed from the evening of Sept. 27 to the afternoon of Oct. 2."

"Much of the GWU campus will be cordoned off behind a nine-foot-tall fence that city police are planning to erect around a swath of downtown as a security measure."

I'm with the outraged students on this one -- closing down the university and FORCING all of the resident students to move out because fo the protests is wrong. I'm sure the University isn't planning on paying for the students lodging during the closed days, nor refunding them a portion of their housing payment, either. The University and police's explanations both sound pretty weak, as well. Not to mention the city's planned NINE FOOT FENCE around D.C. for the protests!

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Ah, New York City Living. So, I happened to have dinner at the nearest Kentucky Fried Chicken, as I was already getting tired of dining hall food. My experience reminded me that I was living in New York City. I especially noticed the drunk bum standing at the back fo the line, yelling about "rice and potatoes!" and saying "What happened? They ran out of trays?" Also interesting were the PrintShop-made signs stapled to the walls in the dining area that read: "30 MINUTES TIME LIMIT for the Consuming of Food for our customers!" Hrm. Bad grammar and a bit rude. Another interesting homemade sign said something that I translated to mean "Food and Drinks from the outside are not allowed in this Dining Area!"

At least the prices were about the same as on Long Island, the cashier was friendly, and the corn on the cob was fresh and hot.

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Celebrity Problems. First AJ from the Backstreet Boys, now Posh Spice and Ginger Spice? Oh, the humanity!

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Download "The State" episodes. NYU and the Program Board has had quite our share of dealings with former cast members of the fiormer MTV comedy show, "The State," the lastest being the TV talk show during Orientation week. Well, now, even you, yes you, can watch episodes of "The State", by following the link to KrispyPops.org!

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Thursday, September 06, 2001
Anne Heche: pregnant. She really is... "The newlywed and newly straight actress--perhaps better known as comedian Ellen DeGeneres' former lesbian lover than for her numerous movie roles--has told Barbara Walters she's three months pregnant."

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This is my kind of Journalism! Only the craftiest of editorial writers could pull this one off: Koizumi Ain't Nothin' But a Hound Dog: "While some might question whether making compilation tapes is the best use of Koizumi's time as stocks swoon and the economy slides deeper into recession, a couple of hours listening to the King gives a clearer insight into Koizumi's policy than any stump speech might."

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Wednesday, September 05, 2001
First Day of Classes... I just got back from four hours of class followed by 5 hours of work. My head is spinning.

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Courtesy of the Late Show with David Letterman:

"Top Ten Things You Don't Want To Hear From Your New College Roommate"

10. "I took the liberty of pushing the beds together"
9. "You have two healthy kidneys, right?"
8. "No matter what you hear, don't open this trunk"
7. "Where should I hang these posters of beloved Commander Hussein?"
6. "If some guy comes by looking for his 15 grand, tell him to go screw himself"
5. "Can you believe that 'Bubble Boy' movie made fun of people with my condition?"
4. "Here's the deal: I get the bottom half of the room, you get the top"
3. "Uh oh, 9:30 -- time to go to sleep"
2. "Good news -- our dorm room is live on the Internet 24 hours a day!"
1. "Hide this quick! I'm the President's daughter"

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Americans ARE Overworked! NYTimes: Report Shows Americans Have More 'Labor Days': "Americans who are employed are putting in nearly 49 1/2 weeks a year on the job." Whoa, that's a lot of weeks!

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Tuesday, September 04, 2001
My writing gets noticed. Evan Williams, the creator of Blogger noticed a top ten list I contributed to on the Top Ten Blog, entitled "Top Ten Rejected Names For Blogger". Of course, he didn't get my reference to how Zeldman (although he has significantly contributed to the web design community) is considered "the authority on web design" when maybe he shouldn't be. Anyhow, if it means more people finding my weblog and my writing, I'll take it.

Ev said this about *my* #1 for the list.

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Monday, September 03, 2001
Dude, I got the hook up! Not only am I going to Letterman tomorrow, but I also found out a way to be guaranteed a spot as an audience member for the MTV Video Music Awards Pre-show, featuring live performances by Eve, Jay-Z, Alien Ant Farm, and City High on Thursday! If you want to come, I can probably make arrangements. The catch is that in order to secure a spot, one must attend the MTV International Awards tomorrow at 7:30am. Anyway, let me know if you'll be around and interested by emailing me. I am very excited! More to follow.

Update: Okay, so when I actually sat down and figured it out, both my second day of classes schedule and work for today and Thursday stood in the way of me accomplishing my dream of attending the VMAs yet again. This marks the second year in a row that I had discovered some way to go, yet school and work kicked my ass. And classes don't even start until tomorrow! Sure... this couldn't have been scheduled for last week... Its, okay, I still get to see Bjork at Letterman later today!

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Digital music's 'pay' future? CNN reports: Flat future for digital music: "The prospect of music lovers purchasing digital songs on the Internet in the future looks extremely bleak, despite efforts by the recording industry to convince them to do so, according to a new report." Why would consumers pay for files similar to those that they have previously downloaded onto their computers for free?

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Andy Richter appearance. I'm watching the Comedy Central series "Strangers with Candy" for the first time and former "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" sidekick Andy Richter appeared in the episode as the "CareerSimulatorWagon wizard." Not bad, but keep the feature length movies coming, Andy. Please.

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A room with a view. I must be right in telling everyone about what a nice view I have from the top floor of my dorm, because I just ran into a whole group of people that got off the elevator to see said view when I went out into the hallway.

Actually, at first it was just two freshman girls, Sasha and Lindsey(?) from the 9th floor, who came up to see the view. They said they were from Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Cleveland, respectively. I gave them the "that is the Chrysler building" and "that over there is the Williamsburg bridge" tour, as well as sharing some of my wonderful "upperclass wisdom" with them. Anyway, they seemed nice.

Then a larger group came up, most of them attempting to find "the way to the roof," which doesn't exist, the other two -- some guys that were freshman at Briarcliffe and Hofstra -- said they were looking for a party, then took the two freshman girls and hopped into the elevator. So much for me "putting on the charm." At least the two girls thanked me for the "tour."

It really is a nice view, though.

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Tickets to Letterman... are what I've got... again. Yep, it will be my fourth visit to the Ed Sullivan theater, home of "The Late Show with David Letterman", to see the show. Supposedly, the guests this time are David Schwimmer and Bjork (a favorite artist of mine). I am excited.

NOTE: To see what other tapings I have attended, check out my "tapings" page.

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Sunday, September 02, 2001
Sleek, yet stylish. Actually, I have no idea what I'm talking about, except that Planet-Telex is a very simple, yet elegantly designed weblog. Word.

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Microsoft obligatory link: Developers, developers, developers, developers! (warning: a .mov movie file)

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Lunch at Weinstein and CDs at Virgin! Today was a bit cooler than it has been in a while. It didn't stop me from wearing shorts, but the only thing that does that is snow, really. Anyway, Amanda (from last year's Reporting I class) finally moved back on campus to NYU and we went over to Weinstein for lunch. And why not? I eat free there. We stopped at K-mart so that she could get a picture frame for a picture of her and her *new* boyfriend she met at Nordstrom's over the summer. Then, we went back to her room so that I could help her get set up with her cork board, assorted wall hangings, and other stuff.

I ran into that "Young" girl (Laura) that I sort of know from Program Board and definitely know through Sarwat (who, by the way, is back from her semester in England). I also bumped into Evelina and (girl) Brette from Program Board. (girl) Brette, her friend, and I all went to the Virgin MegaStore.

I picked up two outstanding CDs that I listened to there last night, Gorillaz and the new Cake CD. Now I want to go eat... Weinstein Dining Hall it is!

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I karaokeed Friday night! More on that later.

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