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panic panic

ok, so I really haven’t dropped off of the face of the earth, although I did do some dropping TO earth. In the last two weeks, I’ve been to a family reunion and Six Flags and I rode the super scary new rollercoaster, goliath … talk about scary yet somehow the smoothest rollercoaster I have ever been on. 200 ft up, 170 ft first drop. ...

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Desmoid Tumor Foundation Fundraiser June 1st

All~ I am crossposting this email from my sister (I hope it is ok with her, I told her I was going to). It tells alot about her condition in her own words. Desmoid tumors can strike anyone, at any age. Although they are benign, they are invasive. I realize there are lots of pleas for donations online, but this is another worthy cause. Currently, ...

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Robin reads: PopCo, The codex, Deception point &; I never promised you a rose garden

PopCo by Scarlett Thomas (FICTION): A friend recommended this to me and I found this a very fun read. Alice Butler is a whiz at cryptography, crosswords, and also works for one of the world’s leading toy manufacturers, PopCo, designing kid’s spyware. Having been selected for a special retreat which is actually to develop a new toy/marketing scheme for teenage girls, she quickly discovers that ...

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myspace mania

myspace and other online social networking things are kind of interesting, ya know? Although blogs/journals have an aspect of social networking, especially with the use of feeds, comments, and blogrolling/links tools, social networking online really started to take off with six degrees. The Six degrees community was loosely based on the kevin bacon game which is loosely based on the play six degrees of separation ...

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