In "Curious, Gerorge: Phtoshop actions"

Thanks for all your help guys! I was unexpectedly away from my computer for a few days, but will try out the tips here and post an update.

In "Curious, George: Genius wanted"

Thanks, rocket88 :-) When I was putting the post together I tried to find a good definition and couldn't. Even though the word has been devalued, I still believe there are people who personify genius in the sense I was trying to get at. Thanks for all the comments, everyone - I've got some intersting reading from them.

In "The value of Monkeyfilter."

Wow, Kottke is worth more than MeFi ($2.8m).

In "Curious, George: Wirelessly connecting a Mac and PC"

Great, thanks guys! Will try again once I'm released from the day job.

In "VideoGeorge: DVD backup"

Thanks, guys, those sites are great! (Must work on my Googling, but I swear I couldn't find anything good)

In "Christ washed up"

"We think it's appropriate to place it in a special chapel." 'Special' in the Olympic sense?

In "Try Google H4x0r"

That's magic, never knew they were there. Those crazy Google kidz...

In "If Florida even thinks about going Bush this election, be prepared for some Divine Retribution. "

MonkeyFilter: I have no words. [Can't wait until this is posted again. It's great!]

In "Kerry wins an easy victory."

Earlier in the season, supporters of county Cork put internet-sourced bumper stickets on their cars that said 'Al Qaeda supports Kerry.'

In "Explore jazz history through one photograph."

Very cool site, though the biographies are a little short. That's the same picture used for the dubious subplot in The Terminal, right?

In "Necronomicon - Fact or Fiction"

...the gutteral utterals... Heh. Picard rulz. But now it turns out bone's a geek, it all just seems so meaningless...

Lovecraft's great, and his books have a sense of darkness about them that I've never found anywhere else, but I think you really have to have a pretty low credibility threshold to believe that the Necronomicon is real. There seems to be something inspirational about the idea, though. I remember a friend of mine reading some Lovecraft when we were thirteen or so, and every short story he wrote for months after was connectd with that dread book in some way. I think I may even have paid youthful tribute to it myself.

In "An A-list you might not want to make."

Nasty stuff. Strikes me as invention, possibly with a light sprinkling of stories (I would hesitate to say 'facts') from genuine emails. I'm with Nostrildamus on this one.

In "HomePage for Opines by FaceMan´┐Ż"

Someone just spammed his comments.

In "Curious, George: Mac MMORPGs"

Not exactly what I had in mind... ;)

Apologies if this has been asked before, I swear I searched...

In "Click here to see the story and photo."

I think I'm seeing double. Damn whiskey. [Mmm, whiskey. So what's this thread about again?]

MonkeyFilter: We're all counting on you.

MonkeyFilter: We're all counting on you.

In ""

I second dickdotcom's suggestion (though not his choice of username...:) ). In music journalism, it's hard to find someone who both knows their stuff and can write; too often it's a case of one or the other. It might be worth your while going to a gig and writing up a review, and then using that to try and get a foot in the door somewhere. Try and call the editor and tell him (or her) you're looking for some freelance work and you have a piece you'd like him to see. If you can't get hold of the editor (which is quite likely), email in the piece and follow it up with a couple of calls over the following days. Keep the piece short; not more than four or five hundred words. Most places I've worked for (I'm a news journalist, though I have lot of friends in music) get a fuckin' stack of CVs every week which are never read. If you get through to a minion, they'll probably tell you send in your CV just to get you off the phone. So make sure you email the editor directly with what you've written. I hope that's some help.

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