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Fri, Jan 26, 2001 10:00PM -0600

I hope this doesn't attract myriads of crackers and script-kiddies, but I finally got DSL up and working. There are still a few glitches. (I can't figure out how to start the connection at boot up. Any Linux gurus out there with advice?) And it's nowhere near the vaunted speed of 1.5MBps. But it's certainly better than 56k. And now I'm always online. It's very sick. It's like cocaine.

Not that I've ever tried cocaine. But I don't think I can go for a day without getting online. I feel like I've been abducted by Borg and assimilated. Or by Agents who have plugged me into the Matrix. Some of the boundaries between reality and cyberspace really are blurring. I feel like I've spent more time with my friends from college who are in the S.F. Bay Area than with the people who are around me. (Two of my friends have high speed access at where they live, one of my friends has high speed access at work, which is basically where he lives. Still, at least one of my friends hasn't succumbed to the techno-frenzy yet.) I talk to my brother and my sister almost everyday (well, I IM them, that is) even though we're thousands of miles away.

But I just wanted to write something today, before I get bogged down in finals. I also want to clear out my backlog of links.

Tendrils of spiderwebs

Caffeine. America's drug of choice. Some pharmacology for anyone who cares. I remember reading somewhere that they figured out that caffeine can help your memory. Or something like that.

The Holy Grail, also known as the Sangreal. I think this is an example of taking the New Testament a little too far. Someone was obviously doing shrooms. Damn Druids.

I think I'm starting to get over my SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) The days are finally getting longer again. On a related note, and since I have to know the pineal gland inside and out for my histology final, did you know that waking up in the middle of the night and turning on the lights totally ruins your body's internal clock? It all has to do with melatonin and serotonin. And did you know that the pineal gland is analogous to the light sensitive spot that some amphibians have on the back of their head commonly referred to as the "Third Eye"? Does that mean that the members of "Third Eye Blind" are all insomniacs? It's probably because they do methamphetamines too much

Well. I hope that was educational. Now back to your regularly scheduled program.

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