March 06, 2003

Current Reading: John McPhee

The Founding Fish by John McPhee. Alosa sapidissima, the shad. Favorite anecdote: In the Native American legend, the porcupine complains to Manitou that he is tired of being a porcupine. Manitou pulls him inside out and turns him into the shad.

Next: How Milton Works.

Posted by campbell at 06:13 PM | Comments (0)

Some History

I have been blogging sporadically since 1998, when I first toyed with the technology for a web site called, which was used to tweak Republicans during the Clinton Impeachment boondoggle. Later, I used a similar technique in the 2002 post-election fracas on -- again to tweak Republicans (notice a pattern?).

The Republican-tweaking will be yielding for a time while I spank the Antiwar crowd, the vast array of my friends and enemies on the left who have signed on to the Pro-Saddam Campaign.

I'm sure that the GOP will eventually get around to annoying me again (like later today). I guess my ideal day would be to anger people on both Left and Right, kind of a triple-cushion shot.

I have imported some previous blog entries related to graphic design. This will be one common thread for Snoofmadrune. There are one or two other themes that will emerge in the fullness of time from the musty closet that is my brain.

Posted by campbell at 04:10 PM | Comments (0)

Snoofmadrune goes live

This is the first post for the Snoofmadrune Weblog. A bit of explanation is in order. Snoofmadrune is the Scots word for a "lazy, inactive person", hence it is the ideal name for a weblog.

(Laziness per se is not a prized Scottish quality. For further elucidation, please refer to Larry Wall, the creator of Perl: "I possess a fortuitous surplus of the three chief virtues of a programmer: Laziness, Impatience and Hubris.")

Posted by campbell at 02:53 AM | Comments (1)