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Saturday, 21 August 2004

The Boulder Pledge

In 1996, at CU Boulder, Roger Ebert devised the Boulder Pledge:

Under no circumstances will I ever purchase anything offered to me as the result of an unsolicited e-mail message. Nor will I forward chain letters, petitions, mass mailings, or virus warnings to large numbers of others. This is my contribution to the survival of the online community.

I’ve taken the pledge; you should too.

The Evil Overlord List

Years ago, Peter Anspach compiled the Evil Overlord List, consisting of the top 100 things he’d do were he an evil overlord. Stuff like, I will not design my Main Control Room so that every workstation is facing away from the door, and when I employ people as advisors, I will occasionally listen to their advice. Brilliantly amusing.

The Bulge

And folks thought codpieces were a thing of the past. At least the historical variety were obviously fake (and thus a little humourous), and in fact served to further modesty, believe it or not. This is just sad.


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