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November 26, 2003

Apes face extinction. According to the UN's Great Apes Survival Project, all the apes - gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans - face a very high risk of extinction within 50 years at most.
File this under "Why They Hate Us" The rest of the world, that is. They hate us because we make and market and buy things like Miracle Seat, "a vacuum toilet seat that COMPLETELY removes all odors BEFORE they escape from the toilet bowl."
Listing of illustrators web pages. Scroll down the list and randomly click and be wowed. [some images NSFW; some Flash]
25 years ago today San Francisco's Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were shot and killed at City Hall by former Supervisor Dan White. Although younger, non-Bay Area natives may not remember, at the time the story shook San Francisco like an earthquake.
A movie and popcorn to fight global warming? Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon is the self-proclaimed first college or university to comply with the Kyoto protocol. All for the cost of a movie and popcorn per student, or the cost of 0.0025% of a credit hour.
1.800.201.7575 - That's the number for Amazon.com customer service, in case you've been as frustrated as I am that the only way to get in touch with them is to email them. Why is phone support lacking from their business plan? Once word spreads will they change it?
Apparently, it's time for member authentication thanks to Mr. I-need-to-spoil-the-party.
Worthwile dilemmas. The Oblique Strategies, now in flash.
Hooray for Lileks. He done smack down that coward Salam Pax good! more inside