Will.Whim

A weblog by Will Fitzgerald

Monthly Archives: March 2007

Attn: Dan Fitzgerald

Signs of the Apocalypse:

[Reporting on NCAA tournament pool at Powerset]: Will Fitzgerald is now in the lead, followed by Lukas, then Dave. If Georgetown wins Dave Simpson is in VERY good shape.

Here is the Breakdown going into the final four:

Will Fitzgerald: 78 (teams left: FLA, OSU)
Lukas B: 77 (teams left: FLA, OSU, G’Town)
Dave S: 76 (teams left: FLA, OSU, G’Town)
Richard H 1: 62
Richard H 2: 59
Ryan F: 57
Chris K: 56

The official syrup and hot sauce of the Montgomery Biscuits

Mark writes about serving pancakes for supper for the first time (and claims to be the first evah to blog about it).

And it reminded me how much I like Alaga syrup, “The official syrup and hot sauce of the Montgomery Biscuits.” I have no idea when I first started using (back in Carbondale, Illinois?), but it’s what I prefer for all my syrup needs. Imagine my delight that you can buy Alaga by by the case, only $30 for 12 24-ounce bottles (plus shipping). So, just in case you’re wondering what to gift me with, you know what to do; sometimes it’s hard to find this syrupy wonder in the North.

Ficlets?

An interesting idea: Ficlets. Anyone can write a 1k story portion (a “fictlet”); anyone can write prequels and sequels to any ficlet. All under a Creative Commons 2.5 license.

Is this a “bite size medium,” or will a chains of ficlets (or the entire space of probabilities for a ficlet chain) become a “full meal medium?”

Somewhere in academia, a PhD thesis is waiting to be born.

(via boingboing.net)

Reading the Revelation at Lent

Excellent teaching by Debbie Gish at Church of the Sojourners in San Francisco, Reading the Revelation at Lent. Excerpt:

Like it or not, which often I don’t, we are actually in a battle, in a war. Being strong, being focused, being whole hearted and single-minded are painfully necessary….This isn’t a war of survival; this is a war of conquering. And in order to conquer, not just survive, we gotta get the Enemies ways and means out of our system. Not so that we are little pure, shiny angels or something, but because we fighting the Lamb’s war and we’re fighting with the Lamb’s weapons and for the Lamb’s victory. And we aren’t fighting this fight with Satan’s weapons; it’s not fighting fire with fire. It’s fighting fire with water; it’s fighting hate with love; it’s fighting infidelity with faithfulness; it’s fighting darkness with light. We aren’t trying to sneak across enemy lines and steal the enemies weapons and tactics and use them again them. To defeat the Beast we don’t need to study the ways of the Beast; we need to study and live the ways of the Lamb.

Word game!

A fun word game oddly related to my current work: Varun’s word games.