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April 15, 2020

Wayback Machine Chrome Extension

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"Reduce annoying 404 pages by automatically checking for an archived copy in the Wayback Machine."

Free, the way we like it.

April 15, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Crocker's Rules


I've always operated under Crocker's Rules — I just wasn't aware of doing so until I happened on them.

From a website:

Declaring yourself to be operating by Crocker's Rules means that other people are allowed to optimize their messages for information — not for being nice to you. 

Crocker's Rules means that you have accepted full responsibility for the operation of your own mind — if you're offended, it's your fault.

Anyone is allowed to call you a moron and claim to be doing you a favor.  (Which, in point of fact, they would be.  One of the big problems with this culture is that everyone's afraid to tell you you're wrong, or they think they have to dance around it.)

Two people using Crocker's Rules should be able to communicate all relevant information in the minimum amount of time, without paraphrasing or social formatting.

Obviously, don't declare yourself to be operating by Crocker's Rules unless you have that kind of mental discipline.

Note that Crocker's Rules does not mean you can insult people; it means that other people don't have to worry about whether they are insulting you.

Crocker's Rules are a discipline, not a privilege.

Furthermore, taking advantage of Crocker's Rules does not imply reciprocity. 

How could it?

Crocker's Rules are something you do for yourself, to maximize information received — not something you grit your teeth over and do as a favor.

Crocker's Rules are named after Lee Daniel Crocker.

Sadly for me, nobody I've ever met plays by these rules.

But, as the late, great Terry-Thomas remarked about playing the lottery: "You know you won't win — but you might!"

April 15, 2020 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

A toasty place to chill

For as long as we've been together (since 2007), Gray Cat has found the housing of my treadmill motor(s) a cozy spot to daydream and nap.

This is party month here at boj World Headquarters, what with Gray Cat celebrating her sixteenth birthday.

Plenty of tuna and mackerel at chow time.

April 15, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

How to get a copy of your archived SAT scores


If you've forgotten them, Bob's your uncle: go here and follow the instructions.

FunFact: The SAT was recalibrated in 1995 to correct for five decades of declining scores.

"The recalibration was intended to add about 100 points to the typical test taker's score, 80 on the verbal and 20 on the math," wrote James Barron in a July 26, 1995 New York Times story.

April 15, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wine Block



From the website:

Nothing ruins an elegant evening with your favorite vintage like gross purple lips and stained teeth.

With Wine Block you can drink freely without looking like you just ate Barney.

Wine Block is a wine stain prevention balm for your lips and teeth.

Just apply a small amount to your lips and teeth before each glass and wave goodbye to the dreaded "wine smile."

The balm's plant-based formula has a subtle, pleasant taste so it never interferes with the flavor of your beloved Merlot.

Features and Details:

• Reapply before each glass

• Includes approximately 30 applications

• Allergen-free, dye-free, gluten-free, non-toxic

• Ingredients: Coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, castor seed oil, olus oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, stearalkonium hectorite, beeswax, tribehenin, propylene carbonate, shorea robusta resin, rice bran extract, rosemary leaf extract, sunflower seed extract, tocopherol, natural preservatives, natural orange blossom flavor

$13.99 (wine included with orders from the southern suburbs of Atlanta; please specify 1990 Latour or 1961 Haut-Brion).

April 15, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

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