June 5th, 2004

loom

my very first SMS spam

Another milestone passes... My mobile phone has just been polluted.

I know this doesn't make me too special, but I thought it was amusing in its own right.

From: Carmine@hotmail.com
Subject:
www.sizexxx.com
transform your rod into a MONSTER
SIZEXXX.COM

Don't I feel special? They went all out of their way to send me a text-message on my cell phone! At half-past midnight on a Friday too!

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loom

tenure, in the littoral zone

I am about to go to a congratulations-you-got-tenure party for a faculty member. The theme is the Sea Cucumber.

When I asked "why a sea cucumber?" the answer I got was:

The sea cucumber, in its larval stage, has a notochord (a rudimentary spine) and central nervous system (CNS), with which it propels itself through the ocean, finding food where it can and seeking one thing before it grows too old: a good place to stop. Having found such a place, it attaches itself firmly and permanently to that substrate, consumes its notochord and CNS, and filter-feeds for the rest of its life.