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Saturday, July 20, 2002

So, the post-dotcom burst has gone all evil and actually wants to charge people for information that I provided them for free. Moreover, they want to charge me to update my own information? Holding one's past friends for hostage? That business plan bites.

Anyways, that's why I put the part about searching Google for the keywords "Indiana computer science marawils" to find me in my Classmates bio, since I'm perfectly capable of being my own information provider. Also, Classmates doesn't allow normal linking, since they want to bogart everyone's information. Hi. This entry will be archived in my blog and Google will probably link to it and you may have actually found me through this page. Congrats. And thanks. Please, feel free to go here to contact me. Sorry about all the hoops, but I'm also quite wary of spam.

Browse my site. Sign the guestbook. Don't be scared. My politics may seem pretty radical, I'm sure, but I assure you that I'm kind, open-minded and I have solid reasoning and introspection behind most of my claims.

Okay, now I'm going to bombard this blog entry with more keywords for search engines to pick up: marawils, mawilson, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Portland, Oregon, computer science, java, blog, weblog, vicarious, meta-experience, Mark Andrew Wilson, Mark Wilson, Mark, ominous, squirrel, ominous_squirrel, kuro5hin, slashdot, PDX, programming, programmer, mawilson, technology, journalism, journalist, meta, experience, skwirlyo, skwirl, skwirly...

Regular viewers: Sorry about going all meta on you for this entry, but it beats having a big, ugly list of keywords on the bottom of my page for all eternity, no? That's the problem with having a ho-hum name like "Mark Wilson"... I'm utterly buried on the "Mark Wilson" search list, but by cramming "Mark Andrew Wilson" in all of my page titles, I've actually managed to be the "I'm feeling lucky" hit for that unambiguous search. A little vain? Sure, but it helps people find me and since I'm not currently being stalked, that's a good thing.

posted by Mark Wilson 12:10 AM

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