It has come to my attention that this site looks atrocious in Internet Explorer. I could spend hours fussing with the WordPress layout, or you could stand up against the Octopus and spend three minutes installing a new browser.
Or just read the LJ feed like the craven coward you are. just kidding lol kthx gbye!
If you’re reading this on LiveJournal or an RSS feed, which StatCounter and the lopsided distribution of comments suggest that you are, you may not have noticed all the lovely new changing Route 96 banners. Oooh. Aaaah.
Did you know you can force Firefox to reload cached images (in order, for instance, to cycle through the lovely new changing Route 96 banners) by holding down the Shift key while pressing Reload? To do the same thing in Internet Explorer, um, let’s see. How about you grab the keyboard and smash it between your eyes real hard? That could work.
Oh yes, we really were that easily amused.
This illustrates something about academia in the 1990s, I think: of the five people in that picture below, four eventually got PhDs. Yet only one (the handsome bearded gentleman on the far left) works in academia today. The others have all done very well for themselves, mind you, make more money than I do, and have no regrets. Just saying.
Joe and Renee are married now and just had a baby! There’s photographic evidence of this, and other ravages of time, at Joe’s website.
Patience, I say, grasshopper. Patience.
The cover of the original 1996 zine looked like this. The first page of the original 1996 zine looked like this (links open PDFs).