Change Log, 2002/09/10-present

Alan P. Scott

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This ain't nowhere near complete, ya know.


4/5-6, 4/13/2017
Scoured my Bookmarks, top to bottom
2/2/2015
One small change to my Bookmarks
6/7/2014
Added Pareidolia
1/1/2013
Corrected an attribution for a quote from Lawrence Durrell, that'd I'd originally seen associated with Stephen Stills
12/26/2012
Scraped and cleaned Bookmarks
1/5/2012
Perhaps a Butterfly
12/31/2011
Scraped and cleaned Bookmarks
12/8/2011
Alan S. Memorial Haiku
11/8/2011
Updated Kabuki World, and addressed linkrot in "Some things about kabuki" in response to reader email
10/1/2011
Escape (50 words) and Parking Lot (100 words)
9/21/2011
WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU...
8/24/2011
A new Dream Log: Projector Technique
6/14/2011
The Mermaid Who Could Not Swim
4/21/2011
Updated SF Like Milk with an illustration
4/17/2011
The Happiness of Bees
4/16/2011
SF Like Milk
4/7/2011
Added two poems: one, Observer Effect Memorial Burma Shave, that's been kicking around since November 2010, and then Bee Milk, composed in March during a trip on Amtrak.
3/3/2011
Seriously scraped and cleaned Bookmarks, including deletion of several redundant sections
12/31/2010
Finally, a source for "Talking about music is like dancing about architecture."
9/11/2010
A couple of poems: "if a frantic shadow loved me most" and Days' End
5/29/2010
Updated and substantially reformatted Lenny's (and others') Names for Bands
5/25/2010
"a gorgeous goddess girl"
5/6/2010
Updated Bookmarks
2/17/2010
Quietly took my Résumé offline, after 15 years
1/28/2010
The Rectilians (100 words)
12/29/2009
Updated Bookmarks
10/23/2009
Ghost Server (100 words)
10/15/2009
Lady Godiva (100 words; this one longer in the making)
10/8/2009
The Host (100 words)
10/6/2009
Red Planet (100 words)
9/27/2009
Added Harry the Hardboiled Hypnotist in: Sweet Cessation.
8/19/2009
Updated info on The Marshall University Science Fiction Society (MUSFS), Huntington WV.
7/17/2009
Made a small correction to A Girl Enough, and Time.
7/6/2009
Updated what i like about what you like about me upon receiving word of some very kind words.
7/4/2009
A major update with solid new information about "Talking about music is like dancing about architecture."
6/17/2009
Updated My Definitions
5/15/2009
Updated Bookmarks after several months
5/8/2009
A new band name, Army of Nutria, for Lenny's (and others') Names for Bands
5/4/2009
A couple of new quotes from "peacethruignorance" and John Rogers, both from the Net
3/30/2009
A brief new poem, "how lonely lies the grain of sand"
3/28/2009
Updated My Quotes
3/14/2009
Updated The Evolution of Everything with a quote from Iain M. Banks
3/5/2009
Came up with a new band name, Noisemaking Faces, for my list of Lenny's (and others') Names for Bands
2/14/2009
Could not resist updating my Bookmarks again
2/7/2009
Added a review of Jack O'Connell, Word Made Flesh (sf novel) and updated structure of Rants, Grunts and Squeaks
1/28/2009
Cleared link rot from "Talking about music is like dancing about architecture."
1/25/2009
A new filter for La Crème - the ones I love
1/22/2009
My fiction gets listed in the Web Fiction Guide (online novels, reviews)
12/27, 12/29/2008, 1/1/2009
Added (and subsequently tweaked) a short story, C-Anchor
11/16/2008
Added an older dream, Atomic Cakes
11/8/2008
Updated my little rant about a line in the Tori Amos song "Precious Things"
7/9/2008
Bookmarks updated.
6/7/2008
Review: Michael Chabon, The Yiddish Policemen's Union (sf novel)
5/14, 5/29/2008
A Girl Enough, and Time.
5/2/2008
The Meretricious Sun.
3/15/2008
Updated offsite podcast links for three 100-word stories: Arachne, Feng Shui and Hallowed.
3/14/2008
Bookmarks updated.
2/18-19/2008
Updated Stuff to Look For (and Stuff I Found).
2/7/2008
Several new poems: Leeches, Locomotive Fireplace, My Poem Is a Club, Note in an Orange Envelope on Civilization's Breakfast Table and The Quiet House.
1/25/2008
War Guilt.
1/24/2008
Paul Scott, Jr. (November 6, 1926-January 3, 2008): A Eulogy.
1/1/2008
Bookmarks scraped and cleaned.
12/16/2007
Added a quote from author Hal Duncan.
12/4/2007
Added a definition for "underpause" to my quotes.
11/29/2007
Updated my lyrics page with pointers to the aforementioned YouTuberation.
11/26/2007
My first fumbling forays into YouTubery, for Children Again, Cool Reception and Suicidal Dawg.
10/4/2007
Reflections on the Film Blade Runner: A False Claim and a True One.
8/23/2007
HEHS. WVU. MU. - a message to old classmates.
6/6/2007
Updated Stuff I've Said (and Might Believe).
5/23/2007
Updated the article on the Marshall University Science Fiction Society (MUSFS).
4/7/2007
Updated bookmarks.
2/4/2007
Updated notes on the "untitled" cycle and added three 100-word stories: Arachne, Feng Shui and Hallowed.
1/28/2007
Prompted by email correspondent Randall B., added some juvenilia: my "untitled" cycle from 1980 - untitled, untitled reprise, and untitled iii.
1/17-18/2007
Added and updated links to Laurence Simon's 100 Word Stories Podcast site, on which you can see - and hear - some stories of mine, as well as many others.
1/14/2007
Found Sloan Simpson's online resource for Athens bands at Southern Shelter and updated my pages on The Wreck and the Dashboard Saviors accordingly.
11/19/2006
A short update to my Coffee Filter Rant, prompted by email.
9/23/2006
A short-short story, Gravity Field.
8/31/2006
Still more quotes, from Brian Aldiss, Marvin Minsky, Ander Monson, Chris Moriarty, Adlai Stevenson and Andy Warhol.
8/29/2006
Added more quotes, from Jack Cady, Graham Greene, Pat Hartley again and Mark Kurlansky.
8/28/2006
Added quotes by Lewis Carroll, Constance Collier, Peter Gabriel, Pat Hartley and Philip Roth. Updated What You Like About Me.
8/27/2006
Reworked all 26 Quotes pages (and Quotes by Source), correcting a couple of attributions in accordance with The Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, and When, by Ralph Keyes.
8/25/2006
Updated bookmarks, and "Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.".
8/3/2006
Busy day. Added reviews of the film Over the Hedge and Alastair Reynolds' sf novel Century Rain. Updated "Talking about music is like dancing about architecture." Added an article salvaged from Wikipedia's deletion process, about the erstwhile Marshall University Science Fiction Society (MUSFS) in Huntington, WV.
7/31/2006
Updated bookmarks.
7/3/2006
Prompted by a correpondent who wishes to remain anonymous, updated "Talking about music is like dancing about architecture."
6/3/2006
Updated The Wreck, adding a pointer to a new Wikipedia article on the Marshall University Science Fiction Society both there and to Withdrawals from the Memory Bank.
5/5/2006
Added a couple of stories: Esprit d'Escalier and Dream Log: Initiation, the latter triggering my first alteration of Dream Logs Explained since 1997.
4/27/2006
Updated bookmarks, made progress on figuring out regular expressions, and corrected a longstanding typo from Sara to Sarah Einstein - I can't believe it took me this long to notice!
3/19/2006
Added a list of Unpublished Work to Fictions.
3/18/2006
A minor update to Stuff to Look For (and Stuff I Found).
3/17/2006
Added a bit to Paternal.
3/4/2006
Updated bookmarks again.
2/21/2006
Added a rant on The Evolution of Everything, tied in with the Eno review below.
1/14/2006
Added a review of Brian Eno's A Year, with Swollen Appendices, and a long-overdue update to Stuff to Look For (and Stuff I Found)
12/23/2005
Scraped and cleaned bookmarks.
11/30/2005
Updated bookmarks again, finally.
11/18/2005
Corrected attribution for a quote by, it turns out, Rich Rosen (from Usenet in 1985), rather than either Tom Potter or Andrea Lynn Leistra.
11/1/2005
More - much more, though nothing definitive as yet - about "Talking about music is like dancing about architecture."
10/15/2005
Added I Am From...
8/29/2005
Added a quote from author John Burdett.
8/27/2005
Yellow.
8/18/2005
Added attribution for a quote by Tom Potter (see also Andrea Lynn Leistra) from reader input.
5/23/2005
Linked to an article talking about "Talking about music is like dancing about architecture." Consequently, updated What You Like about Me.
5/21/2005
New band name: Neutron Wranglers.
4/6/2005
Scraped and cleaned bookmarks.
3/18/2005
Added Schizzmatic, a Burroughsian thing.
1/15-16/2005
Updated bookmarks, added a review of Ann Charters' anthology, The Portable Sixties Reader and updated Stuff to Look For (and Stuff I Found).
1/14/2005
Added uncertain sky and quotes from singer Greg Dulli, author Samuel Johnson and filmmaker John Waters.
1/5/2005
My letter mentioning and defining bangorrhea was published in the Portland Oregonian's "Back Fence" column on 1/5/2005, page E2.
1/4/2005
Fixed a missing word in If People Treated Cars the Way They Do Computers.
1/3/2005
Updated information on Daniel Hutchens of The Wreck.
12/9/2004
Added a new definition: bangorrhea.
11/30/2004
Added Moving Sidewalks and Mistranslated.
11/28/2004
Corrected a typo in "In Praise of Child Labor."
9/30/2004
New band names: Choir Zero and Flunkmonkey.
9/26/2004
Review: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (film)
7/16/2004
Updated bookmarks. Added quotes from Joe Haldeman, James Howard Kunstler, C.S. Lewis, Bob MacDonald, Geoff Nicholson, Kent Rojan and William Butler Yeats.
6/21/2004
Correctly corrected spelling in "In the Clique," and added a quote from Philip K. Dick.
6/20/2004
Corrected spelling and tense in "In the Clique".
5/19/2004
The Next Exit. Added two quotes from Robert A. Heinlein's For Us, The Living. Updated Stuff to Look For...
4/30/2004
Last Gasp of the Silverfish
4/23/2004
Added a quote from - it turns out - Michael Parenti.
4/6/2004
Updated bookmarks.
3/13/2004
Another new band name and an update for an existing one.
3/5/2004
Updated my review of Matt Ruff's Set This House in Order after seeing him speak at Powell's. Some minor updates (no new info) to "Talking about music is like dancing about architecture."
3/4/2004
A new band name: Make Mine Kalashnikov!
2/26/2004
Review: Will Ferguson, Happiness™ (novel) - and updated Why green on black?, incorporating a quote from the novel.
2/20/2004
Updated What You Like about Me: My poem "Decoding Hammurabi" is the Grand Prize winner in William Shears' First Annual Legal Poetry Contest. Also resurrected a poem I wrote 20 years ago, "To Jan Hardy."
2/4/2004
Added lyrics for Real World Blues, and a vignette, noses pressed up against the fence.
1/24/2004
Bob Keeshan Memorial Haiku
12/30/2003
Updated bookmarks.
12/10/2003
A review of John Shirley, Crawlers (sf/horror novel)
11/26/2003
Limits, a story off-the-cuff, and a small update to "Talking about music is like dancing about architecture."
11/22/2003
Added: Tummy Rub. Edited: Defusing the Dictator, and "Talking about music is like dancing about architecture."
11/15/2003
Minor update to my review of Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls, and some other little stuff
11/7/2003
Updated the link for "Two-Fisted Jesus Tales," a Matt Marchese/Alan Scott joint, in What You Like About Me
11/3/2003
Updated Stuff to Look For (and Stuff I Found)
11/1/2003
Travelers' Advisory
10/25/2003
The River High
9/15/2003
A Dream Log in verse: Sympathy
9/11/2003
"Dry Your Eyes, My Little Friend" (2003), a meditation on the occasion of Warren Zevon's untimely departure
9/2/2003
Updated Stuff to Look For (and Stuff I Found)
8/14/2003
Added a short, humorous verse: Senescence.
8/13/2003
Added a couple of my own quotes.
8/6/2003
Added short story The Dreaming (Masters of Morpheus).
7/17/2003
Added If People Treated Cars the Way They Do Computers, an imaginary but all-too-real conversation.
7/16/2003
A complete sweep through bookmarks and Stuff to Look For (and Stuff I Found).
7/9/2003
Major update to Undercover Aces, with new info from one who was there.
5/31/2003
Updated bookmarks.
5/23/2003
A followup to a limerick of mine, "There was an old lady from Maine..."
5/21/2003
Updates to my Dashboard Saviors page from one Sloan Simpson.
5/17/2003
Updated résumé. Huh? No, no reason...
4/25/2003
Updated bookmarks again - things keep changing.
4/21/2003
Added the band name Zen Vendetta, which I really like. Added a round dozen quotes to What They Said.
4/12/2003
Added Star-Spangled Bus and updated bookmarks.
4/2/2003
Belated additions: a review of the movie Dark City and a Dream Log fragment, Catch the Crow, both from 2001.
3/29/2003
More on "Talking about music is like dancing about architecture."
3/15/2003
Added a new Dream Log, Mother Zinn.
3/11/2003
Added a quote from Lee Glickstein.
3/7/2003
Updates to my page on The Wreck, prompted by a package from Daniel Hutchens.
2/24/2003
Updated band names page entry on "Skullbrew" after email from a band in Carthage, Tennessee says they wanna use it.
2/23/2003
Eminem's Career Memorial Haiku
2/22/2003
Added reviews of Christopher Baldwin's comic strip "Bruno." and Matt Ruff's novel Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls, updated bookmarks and Stuff to Look For (and Stuff I Found).
2/17/2003
Updated bookmarks.
2/16/2003
Added quotes from Bill Bill, Berkeley Breathed, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, James "Kibo" Parry, and myself.
2/8/2003
Updated Stuff to Look For...
2/5/2003
Newly, and sadly, relevant: Footprints on the Moon.
1/26/2003
Updated band names page entry on "God's Sequel" after email from a band in Perth, Scotland says they wanna use it.
1/23/2003
Finally something creative again - added "Teenaged House Hackers" to fiction.
1/21/2003
All I seem to do these days; updated bookmarks again... and Stuff to Look For (and Stuff I Found).
1/16/2003
Removed outdated Poetry Ring (webring) links from Verse.
1/13/2003
Updated bookmarks.
12/2/2002
Another update to "Talking about music is like dancing about architecture."
11/28/2002
Updated bookmarks again.
11/20/2002
Updated Stuff to Look For (and Stuff I Found).
10/18/2002
Updated bookmarks.
10/10/2002
Fiction: Shooting Stars, with Alien Glossary
9/16/2002
Added Olivia's poem "O Night."
9/10/2002
A bad pun: Don't Worry, He's With the Band. Also updated What You Like About Me with a link to the Massachusetts Society of Medical Assistants, who used (with permission) a couple of photos of mine to promote their October 2002 national convention.

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