I hope you know
that this will go down
on your permanent record.


``I have yet to come across so much self-righteous bullshit as when I gaze upon the massive heap of crap that is the jwz web experience.''

-- an anonymous poster to slashdot.org, 1998.


This page has a long history. I created my first "World Wide Web Home Page" in March 1993. It contained contact info, a photo, a handful of anecdotes, and descriptions of some creepy dreams. I think the original URL was ftp://lucid.com/pub/jwz/index.html. In July 1994, that became http://home.mcom.com/people/jwz/, and the now-more-numerous stories were moved to the /gruntle/ subdirectory, arguably becoming one of the world's first "blogs", long before we called them that. A year later, that became http://people.netscape.com/jwz/ and then in August 1998 became jwz.org (which is a story in itself).

For many years, this is where I posted my bloggish writings, taking pains to hyperlink them together conceptually instead of linearly (because that was the style at the time). Then in 2002, I got an account on LiveJournal, and like so many, my posting regime transformed into 5% personal, 95% "stupid stuff I found on the interwebs".

When LiveJournal began circling the drain in earnest in 2010, I migrated that blog back here, to http://www.jwz.org/blog/, and as the rat's milk returns to the sewer, the circle of life is complete.

Also, and not-incidentally, for the last decade-plus I have been doing quite a lot of blogging about DNA Lounge, the nightclub I have owned since 1999. That certainly contributed to the lack of more personal bloggery, since so much of what I have to write about these days is related to that.

In summary, almost everything here is very old, and this page is almost never updated. However, these ancient stories are left here so as to embarrass me forever. Look upon my works, ye mighty, and ridicule.


2007
im
or, a simple admonition
2007
magic
or, screen savers: the unacknowledged gateway drug
2007
innuendo
or, that's what she said
2007
vacuum
or, other junk that nature abhors
2007
gideons
or, give us each day our daily ping
2007
mms
or, what year is this?
2007
brainslug
or, outbreaks of the future
2006
music 2006
or, another list of that which failed to suck
2006
shows 2006
or, some bands I saw
2006
books 2006
or, some stuff I read
2006
movies 2006
or, some stuff I ate popcorn to
2006
party
or, sidewalk still life
2006
ben
or, with great power
2006
copter
or, a continuing series
2006
cup
or, more window hijinks
2006
colbert butter
or, truthiness!
2006
fake
or, "dear industrial music..."
2006
wheel
or, tis the season
2005
music 2005
or, another list of that which failed to suck
2005
shows 2005
or, some bands I saw
2005
books 2005
or, some stuff I read
2005
movies 2005
or, some stuff I ate popcorn to
2005
baster
or, a miracle of modern technology
2005
cd&d
or, high concept
2005
powerline
or, zap
2005
erections
or, shut up beavis
2005
trucks
or, mammon's delight
2005
fortune
or, even more loathing
2005
mash
or, how retro
2005
zen
or, not
2005
transubstantiation
or, I can't believe it's not jesus
2005
cellidemic
or, occam's razor
2005
unintendedalism
or, banned words
2005
rated
or, accidental wisdom
2005
vats
or, federation bugs
2005
metal
or, lock your doors
2004
big heads
or, it's coming right for us
2004
music 2004
or, another list of that which failed to suck
2004
shows 2004
or, some bands I saw
2004
books 2004
or, some stuff I read
2004
movies 2004
or, some stuff I ate popcorn to
2004
window
or, dark days indeed
2004
bait
or, aroo aroo aroo
2004
anything
or, you never know, man
2004
games
or, I want that hour back
2004
floss
or, in your face
2004
nipples
or, these are not the nipples you are looking for
2004
sierpinski
or, pharaoh will be pleased
2004
^H^H^H
or, the unfrozen caveman hacker show
2003
books 2003
or, some stuff I read
2004
music 2003
or, some more stuff that didn't suck
2003
thai
or, at home he's a tourist
2003
rock
or, perhaps, party
2003
cheeta
or, welcoming our new abstract ape masters
2003
midgets
or, yow! are we professional yet?
2003
virus
or, you must be this tall to touch the mailer
2003
shred
or, is that your friend in the woodchipper?
2003
contingency
or, open to interpretation
2002
burning man
or, disney in the desert
2003
scooby
or, chainsaws! like zoinks!
2003
sysadmin
or, where did it all go so terribly wrong
2003
cement
or, rockin' it offroad-style
2003
astro
or, the shoulder of orion
2003
skillz
or, m4d ph33r there0f
2003
ghengi
or, earn more sessions by sleeving
2003
autocubism
or, eliminating the artist from the creative process
2003
soap
or, bring some dirt to put it out!
2002
music 2002
or, some stuff that didn't suck
2002
more music
or, some more stuff that didn't suck
2002
hax0r
or, is it the future yet?
2002
noise
or, modern living
2002
whatrock
or, truth through design mistakes
2002
hiptop
or, lojack yourself
2002
drama
or, why yes, I've got issues
2002
psytrance
or, when teletubbies explode
2002
tattoo
or, the gift that keeps on giving
2002
comedy
or, the hand of fate will not be thwarted
2002
daliclock
or, adventures in retrocomputing archaeology
2002
amiga
or, further adventures in retrocomputing archaeology
2002
wake up
or, further adventures in the parking lot
2002
bittybox
or, oh how you've grown
2002
megapixels
or, tastes like burning
2002
long now
or, links about exponents
2002
organisms
or, that's one thing I don't wanna catch
2002
infographic
or, just eff why eye
2002
pisstest
or, don't pee on drugs, kids
2002
script
or, further adventures in the service industry
2002
parts
or, on a wing and a turd
The items above are mostly re-prints of posts that originally appeared on my blog at LiveJournal. The items below appeared here only.
2002
magnetic
or, gobble sand worm nuts
2002
sheep
or, funny little world, isn't it
2002
shaft
or, words of advice for young script writers
2002
vacuous
or, glutinous with self-approbation
2001
music 2001
or, I found this under a pile of... things
2001
singleminded
or, no name no slogan
2001
turn
or, creative visualization
2001
semantics
or, let's not get bogged down in the details
2001
design
or, judging a book by its markup
2001
aol/tw
or, not this crap again
2000
lard
or, the power thereof
2000
unspeakable
or, I could tell you, but then you'd have to kill me
2000
door prize
or, trade it for what's in the ashtray
2000
spot
or, if you could see what I've seen with your eyes
2000
sink
or, are all these your guitars?
2000
don corleone
or, eat the rich
2000
greed
or, fear and loathing on 101
2000
lowbrow
or, finding the important subtext
2000
teletypes
or, new ideas in retrocomputing
2000
cell out
or, adventures in the service industry
1999
cd rack
or, another plumbing construction project
1999
wrists
or, doctor doctor, it hurts when I go like this
1999
universal appeal
or, it will change your life
1999
sparechange?
or, a litany against panhandling
1999
noseman
or, smile!
1999
girl scouts
or, mommy, what's that?
1999
more toxins
or, 5 minutes to reach minimum safe distance
1999
wisdom teeth
or, that sucked and I'm never doing it again
1999
webcollage
or, exterminate all rational thought
1999
nomo zilla
or, resignation and postmortem
1999
nscp/aol
or, resignation, part two
1998
monkey butter
or, it kind of makes you think, doesn't it
1998
toxic
or, don't drink the water
1998
identity
or, I may be slow but I'm in front of you
1998
the leaky guest
or, it's not just outside
1998
nomenclature
or, truth in advertising
1998
random guy
or, ``we are Them''
1998
really bad attitude
or, the death of excellence
1998
blow me
or, what happened to about:jwz?
1998
parking shot
or, things take a turn for the serious
1998
doggie day care
or, these are the end times
1998
lots of fire
or, behold the yule tire
1998
bookcase
or, the industrial martha stewart
1998
mozilla dot party
or, dragged kicking and screaming towards fun
1998
license
or, the dilbert-isms just never stop
1998
lots more parking
or, the finest in urban drama
1998
autobogotification
or, we can flame it for you wholesale
1998
butterfly wings
or, upsetting the balance
1998
unix personified
or, ``run, coward, run!''
1998
call before you dig
or, let's not offend anyone
1997
dadadodo
or, exterminate all rational thought
1997
sockets
or, bone saws and dental tug-of-war
1996
salvage
or, the law of the briny deep
1996
graveyard
or, now I'm feeling zombiefied
1996
electricity
or, welcome to my death trap
1996
woodland friends
or, meet the rodents
1996
happy family
or, some people should not be allowed to breed
1995
dentation
or, dreams long in the tooth
1995
camouflage
or, my office is cooler than yours
1994
my brain
or, tell me about your childhood
1996
pull the strings
or, meet the moirae
1996
mister rogers
or, damaged for life
1997
pheasantly numb
or, your right to arm bears
1996
product
or, death sells
1997
lots of parking
or, why not right here, nobody can see
1996
tonsorial issues
or, you look ridiculous, you freakish punk
1996
nitrous
or, recreational dentistry
1996
hot hot hot
or, meet the fratboys
1996
telephony
or, complex nonsolutions to simple nonproblems
1994
eye grow
or, if you could see what I've seen
1996
aaaanarchy
or, do what thou wilt
1994
nscp dorm
or, a cautionary tale
1996
go west
or, welcome to the promised land
1995
playing house
or, what is this stuff
1996
rush hour
or, a symphony of unexplained delays
1995
bug man
or, dreaming of chitinous ornamentation
1996
get over it
or, little mister matchmaker
1995
shop dream
or, dreaming of knick knacks
1996
graveyard 2
or, going bump in the night
1996
toooonight
or, things that don't go well with depeche mode
1996
hammer falls
or, the fratboys get a hobby
1995
bug jar
or, dreaming of roaches
1996
impressions
or, welcome to the snake pit
1996
slurp
or, how can you walk?
1995
mannequins
or, my apartment is cooler than yours
1996
fish heads
or, all of you can go to hell
1995
toothbrush
or, you want me to put it where?
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