|01/18/2005||v4.4||Added Peep Protocol, written while working in India for a month and missing my girl Jp. (a different girl from the London girl; that ended a couple months after the entry below. My angst wasn't quite as absent as I'd thought.)|
|08/19/2001||v4.3||Added Evil Procurement Lemurs. Am living in Berkeley, working for a startup again, still seeing the London girl. I think I'm too short of angst to bother writing much. I wish I had an angst dispenser so I could have angst in single-shot quantities for creative labor inducement.|
|03/13/2001||Wow. I just read through the change log, and I see that I really haven't done much for over a year. I guess I've been a little distracted. Well, we'll see.|
|01/07/2001||v4.2||Hoo boy. Life's funny. I moved back to the SF Bay Area at the end of November.Anyway, I added the document Pumas on Hoverbikes; hope you like it.|
|10/06/2000||v4.1||Went back to London to see about a girl. Came back 3 weeks later; London isn't a place I want to be at this point in my life. Which is a shame, because the girl is amazing and wonderful.|
|8/15/2000||v4.0||Back from Europe (left for Europe on June 11, returned on August 6) That was fun.|
|5/30/2000||v3.99999finalgamma4||jwz bookmarked me. Neat.|
|5/10/2000||v3.99999finalgamma4||Made the main page horribly ugly. Coming soon: a nonblog. More later. Special note: Sleep is great stuff. I'd forgotten how nice sleep is. Mmmm, sleep.|
|5/5/2000||v3.9999final2||Yeah, still busy with work.|
|3/31/2000||v3.999final||I'm really sorry about not having written anything in so long, folks, but I've been very, very, very busy. Oh, and I sold or ditched almost everything I own and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. Details coming soon.|
|2/23/2000||v3.219||God DAMN I feel good. I haven't felt this good without chemical inducement since 1997. Something's coming. Something big. Dunno what. I think everybody better just keep their tray tables in their original upright positions, if you know what I'm saying. Holy crap, I feel good. Yow!|
|2/18/2000||v3.21||Changed "Octane" to "O2 Workstation" in Process Documentation as Theatre due to the fact that the O2 looks way more like a gumdrop than the Octane.|
|2/17/2000||v3.2||Added "Process Documentation as Theatre". Starting to get hits again.|
||Sorry, folks. I just don't feel funny right now.|
||Sent out Rhesus Thesis 1.2. Got first Rhesus Thesis unsubscribe request. Mental note: must be funnier.|
||Sorry about the entry dated 12/17. e-commerce can do that to a guy.|
||HELLO MY NAMES BENJY I LIKE STUFF COMPUTERS ARE COOOL.|
||Day 26 of Retail Website Christmas Season. Our spirits are low and our numbers greatly reduced; this morning I lost my second-best sherpa and must now carry my own baggage. We have run completely out of tea. I fear the worst.|
|12/7/1999||v3.1||Got a mention by suck.com today. Not a particularly complimentary one, really, but I guess it's the duty of the Published Author to mock the up-and-comers so as to weed out the weak and surly.|
|12/3/1999||v3.0||Got rid of the damned ad banners. I'm getting mildly slashdotted right now because of the riots and my pages about them.|
||Rhesus Thesis v1.1 released.|
|12/1/1999||v2.5||Spent last night at my office rather than brave the wilds of Seattle. Wrote an essay about it, so I guess it was productive.|
|11/30/1999||v2.3||Been playing with the Culture pages some more. I'm just not quite happy with them yet. In other news, downtown Seattle is a fragging ZOO right now due to protesters trying to interfere with the World Trade Organization Ministerial. They're hosing the crowds down with pepper spray. Can I please go back to being bored soon?|
Wow. 12 days and I haven't touched the site. Must be something in the change of seasons. I've started seeing lots of new sites in my referer logs: this well-spoken response to Origins.
Monkeybagel is now one month old. Ah, for the salad days of the first week; these latter days have been ponderous indeed. Okay, enough kvetching. I'm gonna spend a few hours working on this beast.
|11/16/1999||v2.2||Added a bunch of stuff to the Culture pages and in response to numerous suggestions have changed the background from black to white. Thanks to Alan Jaffray for being the most recent person to complain about the backgrounds.|
||Yes, yes, I know you want more; I know you want a sequel to the Monkeybagel document. I know I should have the Discworld novels on my books page. But I've got a lot going on right now: I'm really enjoying my job, I'm spending time reading, and, yes, well, I've been spending a great deal of time with a certain girl who doesn't mind the odor that my pants take on after I've been sitting in a nylon chair for thirteen hours. A lovely girl, she is.|
||In response to overwhelming demand at this week's LISA conference here in Seattle, you can now buy Monkeybagel.com T-shirts, mugs, and mousepads. I'm vaguely horrified with myself.|
||carpal tunnl actng up. m typing w/tongue.keys taste lik coffee. mmm. ow.|
||I'm today's Tech Sighting at www.techsightings.com. Am I getting jaded? Sent out first round of The Rhesus Thesis. We'll see how many people unsubscribe.|
|11/09/1999||v2.1||Wrote Suck Factor today. Did some minor diddling. No ad banner hate mail yet.|
||As I mentioned below, I removed the profanity from this website. If that bothers you, you'll be happy to see this.|
|11/08/1999||v2.0||My hands are pulped masses of raw flesh. My eyes feel like they've been belt-sanded. And there are now ad banners twinkling atop my beloved web pages. Just think -- by tomorrow night, I will have earned over THREE CENTS! I redesigned the site in an effort (possibly futile) to minimize the suck, and I think it might not suck too much. Well, not a LOT anyway. Point is, I have a potentially self-sustaining website now, and I can go back to writing.|
|11/08/1999||v1.12||Graphics come to Monkeybagel.com at last: A marvelous sicko named Trevor Peace took it upon himself to design a logo for me. Like it? Let me know.|
|11/08/1999||v1.10||The culture pages have been fanned out into separate pages for each item. Now I just need to add the 3,216 items suggested by the thronging masses. Also changed "poop" to "dung" in the Monkeybagel document per Erica Erfman.|
||Welp, you knew it had to happen: I'm playing around with ad banners. Please send me your feedback; I want to make this site self-sufficient, but I don't want to destroy it in the process. Can you live with the ads?|
||Today I got my first complaint, and naturally it's about the lack of swearing. Apparently the excision of a grand total of three words will be my downfall. Oh well.|
After much consideration, I've decided to avoid using Anglo-Saxon vulgarities on this site. Two main reasons for this:
The vast majority of retail websites and advertisers will not associate themselves with sites which contain certain words, and being as massive bandwidth isn't free, I need the dough.
The second reason is a bit more noble: I want to keep this website from being tagged as unsuitable for minors. I'm not trying to shield their tender widdle eyeballs from the flaming destructive power of reproductive euphemisms -- I'm concerned that certain filtering services would block my site. A lot of the content here would have helped me immensely when I was 13, and I'd like to make sure kids get to see it. If anyone feels like the site's value has been destroyed now that I've changed three words, let me know. Personally, I like the Monkeybagel document more now. "monkeypoop" has a certain je ne sais quoi to it. Poop! Poopy poop!
|11/05/1999||v1.01||Added notice about The Rhesus Thesis. We'll see how that goes. Slashdot link is gone from the main page, but hits are still doing okay.|
I am Slashdotted at 5:02 PM Pacific Time. I receive three thousand hits in five hours. I add this page. I answer fan mail. I lease a storage locker in which to keep my ego.
Made "Underwear" a little funnier. Still needs more.
I have been sitting in my desk chair so long that the sweat-damp foam cushion has begun to ferment with an odor not unpleasantly like Camembert. Time to leave.
|10/31/1999||v.92beta||Steve Jackson Games links to monkeybagel.html from their newsletter, http://www.sjgames.com/ill/. I begin frantically trying to make the site suck less. I add Geek Fantasia and write Origins of Sysadmins with help from Melissa Binde and Erica Erfman. Noah Horton wrote, "I was fairly popular as a kid, and the reason I really became isolated was that their stupidity drove me nuts." I write the Geek Culture page and add Illuminatus [suggested by Josh Larios]. I write "Putting Underwear on the Dog".|
|10/26/1999||v.001||Initial build and deployment. Design was nonexistent. All hits came from word-of-mouth.|
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