January 27th, 2004

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I have a crush on you.

Earlier today I thought about playing this game (by registering crushes in the first place, I never originally did the first crush meme). But then I was overwhelmed by how much silliness such a game would cause.

If I used to date someone, and still like em plenty enough, are they an ex-crush? Or is ex-crush only for people I now dislike? If I would have a crush on someone if they weren't currently dating someone, is it rude to state a crush on them via a website? If I had a crush on them until I found out they were dating someone, does that make them an ex-crush? If I have a crush on someone but don't have ANY intention of following up on it because I know it just wouldn't work, what would I do if they found out? Is the expectation one of a wide net, and hence anyone I vaguely think is cool should be listed or they'll feel dissed or a narrow net so that anyone who finds out I have a crush on them will think it's serious?

So I currently resist this meme because it makes me neurotic just thinking about it. It helps that NO ONE has listed me as a crush so clearly all my friends suck. :)

So let's just say that I've got a crush on most of you and if you pay me $4 I'll tell you if you're in or out, with a detailed account of just exactly what the nature of my crush for you is. :)
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Have Perl Scripts Will Travel

This silly meme presented an excellent opportunity to create a silly perl script to aggregate a bunch of now public data from the crush meme. Here's the total of public, secret, and ex- crushes that someone has on each of my mutual friends who have any at all.
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This is the coolest solution for long-haul internetworking in rural areas that I've ever seen!
It is a digital pony express: five Motomen ride their routes five days a week, downloading and uploading e-mail. The system, developed by a Boston company, First Mile Solutions, uses a receiver box powered by the motorcycle's battery. The driver need only roll slowly past the school to download all the village's outgoing e-mail and deliver incoming e-mail. The school's computer system and antenna are powered by solar panels. Newly collected data is stored for the day in a computer strapped to the back of the motorcycle. At dusk, the motorcycles converge on the provincial capital, Ban Lung, where an advanced school is equipped with a satellite dish, allowing a bulk e-mail exchange with the outside world.