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Time: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 01:06:44 GMT
Everything server: Apache/1.3.9 (Unix) mod_perl/1.21
Number of nodes: 582485 (1374 new since June 24, 2000)
Number of users: 16125 (35 new since June 24, 2000)
Number of links: 2093727 (13714 new since June 24, 2000)

Node to user ratio: 36.123 nodes per user
Link to node ratio: 3.594 links per node
Link to user ratio: 129.844 links per user

New Nodes: Users Online (23): [juliet] [wharfinger] [vectormane] [binarydreams] [Hai-Etlik] [eric+] [Ninja-Lad] [dwyn] [whizkid] [Mr.Sparkle] [neil] [Gorgonzola] [ccunning] [Bill Dauterive] [Kailen] [chaosmind] [Iconoplast] [loki] [milamber] [TaintedTex] [firesine] [xil] [kmode]

JeffMagnus node count: 3784 (8 new since June 24, 2000)
JeffMagnus experience: 6711 (24 more since June 24, 2000)
JeffMagnus experience to node ratio: 1.774 XP per node
JeffMagnus nodeshare: 0.650%
JeffMagnus node of the day: Everything 2 Civil War

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Everything's Best Users Snapshot

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Server time: 08:33 Sun Jun 25 2000 TZ +0100 not UTC since May 26, 2000

* = users rising up in the EBU; - = users falling down in the EBU
l_ = last (previous) value; inc = increase in stats value
wa7 = ((stats + (6 * l_wa7))/7) = weighted average with denominator 7

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Kweer Pride

Wow. Today is the day of the gay lesbian transgender queer pride parade in Seattle!

Being queer myself, I have to say that, though today is quite a day, it's nothing like it used to be. I can remember my first few gay day parades - like around '90. Back then it was almost akin to Christmas in terms of anticipation leading up to the event and the exuberation of the celebration.

Now that I'm older - well to be frank, there's this tedious expectation that everyone will get laid. I did go out to some block parties the night before. I had a few drinks with some friends and danced my butt off but I was no more inclined to go home with a stranger than any other night of then year.

Ah well - that aside I am looking forward to the one time of year when I can be in a crowd of thousands and know that I'm not in the minority because 99% of the folks around me are also primarily attracted to people of the same gender. That's rarely important to me... but just once a year it is nice.

12:13 EET

Oh joy. It seems I got a flu from my trip to Helsinki. Apart from wrecking my knee, I haven't really been sick in years. So naturally I become ill on the warmest days of the summer. Nothing is more amusing than having a slight fever and going through boxes of tissues while it's +26ºC inside.
But I'm not going to waste my time (or yours) whining about such a miniscule disease. It will be gone in a few days anyway.

My sickness didn't prevent me for spending 6 hours online yesterday, playing an insanely addictive acronym game on IRC. I'm fearing I'll get sucked in there again today. When the phonebill arrives, I'll probably leap to Sweden or something.

Rumors are flying around about the big midsummer eve party some friends of mine were organizing. Supposedly only 2000 people (which is 50% of what they aimed at) showed up and the police really hassled everybody. One of my pals who was DJ:ing there briefly commented on the event as being completely screwed up. His own words, loosely translated:
"After 24 hours of cursing the only thing left to do was to laugh."
I hope it wasn't that bad. A complete failure in such a big venture (by Finnish techno scene standards) could mean the end of their organizing career.

Any incoherency in this node is purely caused by the fever. Apologies again.

Track of the Day:  Disposable Disco Dubs vol.2 - Twister
Weird Food of the Day:  pizza flavored rice cakes
Not much sleep.. The bending, exhausting experience of adjustment, don't think It will last much longer though, and it's not like I'm wishing it were otherwise. A little recap? Ok.

June 21: Leave home for Boston around 6:30 pm, travel to just past NJ. Stop at 12:00 in motel. Decent, but nothing worth filling brain cells in remembering.
June 22: Arrive in Boston, more specifically Cambridge. Activities don't start until Saturday, June 24, 2000. Do fun stuff around City. Be Happy.
June 23: Move to hotel on Harvard square. Much better location, right on the corner of Eliot Street and Brattle Street. Friday night in Harvard Square kicks ass. Open the window to the hotel room, and I now have live music in my room. go down and mill about for a bit. Feed your local street musicians.
June 24: Opening weekend. Navigate the seas of people and bureaucracy. Quire the following items. Student ID Card, Informational literature, room key, Linen, Co-op Membership, Crimson Cash, Text books, Supplies. Lock to suite is jammed and no keys work, it's been propped open with tissue paper. I have choosen to accept the mission of summoning someone ho can fix this situation. I am rebounded from one side of campus to the other like a ping-pong ball, being told "Oh, you need to go talk to..." Eventually, I summon a maintance person from the basement of Weld hall. He cleans out lock, works fine now. One small snafu. Activate computer account, and aquire materials needed to hook into netowork. One short trip to CompUSA on Mass Ave to get CAT 5 cable I forogt before. Setup computer, install NIC, and request connection authorization. I Receive a connection about 10 pm that night. Whoo hoo! Roomates are nice people. Around 1 am or so go to bed. Drastic change in ambient lighting and noise make sleep difficult. Not to worry, as i've done this before, since I've got little sleep, well next night. I will adjust quickly.
June 25: Yawn. Get up around 7 am. Check morning email, cartoons, news, ect. Then head for starbucks to get a grande mocha. Sweet glorious caffeine. Dorms are surprisingly nice, sporting good natural lighting and spiffy hardwood floors. Keep your eyes peeled for a postcard node sometime soon.
mmm. I taste salty, must be summer. Makes me not want to move. Mostly what i can hear are crows and cars.

There is a patch of clovers in our back lot with far more than the normal concentration of four- (and even five-) leafed clovers. I will send luck through the post if needed. (just ask)

I'm gonna eat your children!

How sweet. That's not an iDEATH quote, apparently it's a Tyson quote. This is some world, we're living in, now.
So this week it had been a discouraging one, and my faith in humanity seemed to sink low, but it did not fade away but for the dreamy little humans that could never, would never let me believe that life is anything short of amazing. I went away for awhile, away solely in mind aside from a few short walks, and in there I found some sort of pain that I'd thought I'd been rid of for a time. It was still there, I guess I should have known, but it hurt again, the same hurt I'd felt when it all seemed to come crashing in around me and he slipped from my world. He said, "I'm still in your life" yesterday, he said that to me, but no, he's not, more so than he'll ever realize. Never replaced, never forgotten, but always and forever gone. Perhaps guest appearances now and then can be arranged, possibly even some time alotted for conversation, but never a part of my life, never again.

Today has been sweet as far as days go, sweet and kind of clean, sort of beautiful in an odd way. The sun really isn't out in all its infinite glory, it's sort of a background piece to the day that seems focussed on the wind, the gentle breeze and the tree that I can see through my window. I've a bit of a headache, and a tiny bit of an ache in my heart, but it's not so much as it was and I can deal with this level of longing. I've also pain in my back, but that's totally unrelated and not muchly associated with emotion, I'd wager.

I have a few things to node today, before sleep.. sleep eludes me sometimes, but tonight I think it will come easy, and dreamily. I've hours left 'til the sunset, days left until I figure out exactly why I am so content today as opposed to the rest of the week, though I suspect there is one good reason. Many dreamy things were said to me today, from various sources.. I have but one issue that seems to complicate everything, in the most perfect of ways, love, love and only in it's mere presence does it complicate, confuse, hurt, at the same time that it makes me feel truly grateful to be alive.

I know there are a lot of people who sit back and think that they've wasted a lot of time, even years, wasted years they lament and worry over, years they can't get back.. I realized today that I loved every precious minute to this point. Even the aching, painful moments when I wished for the world to stop spinning and let me off. Every amazing little second that I could have looked up but didn't because it made for the times I can smile now, knowing that I'll never know what the soft blue, cloud-tainted sky above me means. Thankfully, I've taken many things in my life for granted.. because for every new realization I make, for every person, thought, image, creature that I learn to love on so many levels, there is that feeling, that intense little feeling of being a better me. I feel just a bit more rich, and I find it easier to believe that I've this special place in the universe that no one else could have filled. Whenever someone tells me anything I've written, said, done, has touched them.. those are the times that I feel the most real (or is it surreal?).

I knew it would happen this week.. I'd rediscover my dreamy thoughts that seemed to have slipped away to a point, but they were there all along, just kind of waiting in the background, the thought'y shadows, until I was ready for them again. There is nothing more glorious then ending what was a seemingly terrible week with the thought that I should have been so lucky, thankful, to have had it at all.

I Hope You Dance.
I seem to be one of the odd people amongst E2. I actually make a writeup for the day, at the end of the day. Most people seem to just ... well I dunno. Be ahead a day? Make a to-do list and then revise their entry at night? Who knows.

Another weekend spent at the lake. By 'the lake' I'm referring to Honeoye Lake. It's in the New York Finger Lakes region, but since it really isn't a lake when compared to a true definition, it's not really considered a Finger Lake.

My cousin had some members of his frat house down again. I don't mind since they're nice guys and don't get on anyone's nerves. This won't be the case this coming weekend. His sister (the one who just graduated) will be having her combined family/friends graduation party there. I know all of her girlfriends, but taken as a whole they are more annoying than licking a chalky gym floor entirely clean while listening to someone grate their nails across a blackboard. And as an added bonus, my ex will be there. Yay.

I finally got my hands on the library's copy of Cryptonomicon. Shows you that I'm only about a year behind the times. Anyways, I'm about halfway through it now, and I'm diggin' it.
It's also made me realize that I need to read more often. I don't know what it is about reading, but it's like a shockwave of creativity and energy hits my ole noggin' once I finally read. I believe this just further proves that deep down I am truly a geek. Something I'm proud of... at least most of the time.

I got some more sunburn. I don't actually tan. I don't have the genes for it. But I've been told by some girls that a healthy reddish-brown glow is better than my winter albino state, so I'm happy.

Lastly, I'd like to say that I had a near hallucination today. I was observing the scenery on the drive home and saw a fox dead on the shoulder of the country road. At the moment the car was parallel I swore I saw it growl and whip its tail back in an aggressive posture; feigning its own death by an elaborate plan - blood surrounding its mouth, laying on its side. It was all very tricky. Obviously the fox didn't do any of this. It was just the wind whipped its tail at the right moment and my mind took a small vacation into la-la-land dreaming this up. Kinda like when you go over train tracks and lose sight of the world for an instant seeing a massive train rip through the backseat of your car.
Ok, maybe thats just me who hallucinates these things.....

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