[From the archives: 1.21.96 0639]

[Note: This was originally written back when I was hand-coding my pages. Original entry is [here][1].]

I actually have been doing some occasional work on my pages lately, just haven’t done much in the way of recording it here, just because few of them have been very major. The one major thing is that I’ve worked my ‘shameless promotion’ page into a changing schedule of things going on at the two clubs I’m dj’ing at, [The Lost Abbey and Gig’s Music Theatre][2]. Added a © notification to [A Fable For Our Times][3], after the author got in touch with me and told me it was a copywritten work. He did let me keep it around, though, which I’m very grateful for…it’s a piece I really enjoy. I’ve also gotten submissions for a couple more people for my [Web-Wide Woody’s][4] page, and will be putting those in later tonight. Quite honestly, working on keeping myself awake for the next few hours. (grin) Ah, well. That’s it for now, then.

[1]: http://www.michaelhanscom.com/19960227/announce.html “Announcements, announcements, announcements…”
[2]: http://www.michaelhanscom.com/19960227/clubs.html “Anchorage Club Events”
[3]: http://www.michaelhanscom.com/19960227/fable.html “A Fable for Our Times”
[4]: http://www.michaelhanscom.com/19960227/www.html “Web Wide Woodys”

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[From the archives: 1.9.96 0314]

[Note: This was originally written back when I was hand-coding my pages. Original entry is [here][1].]

Created a page to [shamelessly promote myself][2], with the various (okay, two) clubs I’m dj’ing at currently. (grin) Hey, somebody’s gotta do it, right?

[1]: http://www.michaelhanscom.com/19960227/announce.html “Announcements, announcements, announcements…”
[2]: http://www.michaelhanscom.com/19960227/clubs.html “Anchorage Club Events”

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[From the archives: 1.8.96 0212]

[Note: This was originally written back when I was hand-coding my pages. Original entry is [here][1].]

Just a couple of quick changes at the moment. I’ve got a few more planned, but they’ll have to wait, as I’ve just been invited out to coffee at VI (Village Inn), and we must have our priorities, mustn’t we? (grin) Anyway…changed the ‘puter section of my main page to reflect the fact that I now have a whopping **20 Mb RAM** in my machine. No, I’m not the least excited about this. (big ol’ cheezy grin) Also, as usual, a few more [cd’s][2] in my collection.

[1]: http://www.michaelhanscom.com/19960227/announce.html “Announcements, announcements, announcements…”
[2]: http://www.michaelhanscom.com/19960227/cdlist.html “Woody’s CDs”

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[From Usenet: 1.6.96 0000]

[Note: This was originally a post to the `alt.fan.eddings` Usenet newsgroup. I’m including it here for completeness. Originally archived [here][1].]

[1]: http://groups.google.com/group/alt.fan.eddings/browse_thread/thread/57b4afcbf68ece1b?hl=en&q=woody%40alaska.net&safe=images#38ceee440737137b “Google Groups: alt.fan.eddings: Polgara’s Name”

Justin Hall wrote:

> Is it possible that Beldaran was born with that name? Did Polgara formerly used to be known as Gara? I’m not sure about this, so any input is desired. The BEL’s on all the men seemed to be ‘tacked’ on at some later point. Did Beldaran, Poledra, and Polgara ever have previous names? I mean, is there really a law that prevents the use of Bel-something on anyone but Aldur’s disciples?

Okay…just read this last night, so dug up the passage, as I remembered this discussion while I was reading…. From the hardbound edition of the first three books of the Belgariad, pg. 514 (Magician’s Gambit, near the end of Chapter Ten).

> The old sorcerer put his arm around the boy’s shoulders. “I thought you might see things that way, Belgarion. You’re bound to this the same way we all are.”
>
> The strange thrill he always felt at the sound of his other, secret name ran through Garion. “Why do you all insist on calling me that?” he asked.
>
> “Belgarion?” Wolf said mildly. “Think, boy. Think what it means. I haven’t been talking to you and telling you stories all these years just because I like the sound of my own voice.”
>
> Garion turned it over carefully in his mind. “You were Garath,” he mused thoughtfully, “but the God Aldur changed your name to Belgarath. Zedar was Zedar first and then Belzedar — and then he went back to being Zedar again.”
>
> “And in my old tribe, Polgara would have just been Gara. Pol is like Bel. The only difference is that she’s a woman. Her name comes from mine — because she’s my daughter. Your name comes from mine, too.”
>
> “Garion — Garath,” the boy said. “Belgarath — Belgarion. It all fits together, doesn’t it?”
>
> “Naturally,” the old man replied. “I’m glad you noticed it.”

Now, this doesn’t really address Beldaran or Poledra, or many of the
others, but it does shed some light on Polgara’s name…

[From the archives: 1.3.96 0257]

[Note: This was originally written back when I was hand-coding my pages. Original entry is [here][1].]

Okay, changed some things around again. At the request of someone who e-mailed me, I have brought my page about the new [teen curfew law][2] back online. To do so took a little bit of space, though, so I zapped some of the older documents here…the bit on why Santa can’t exist, the Net Cruisers Anonymous flyer, and the flyer I did for Gig’s (but never actually put out on the streets) a couple of weeks back. (shrug) Change is the only constant in the universe…that and the beauricratic mentality.

[1]: http://www.michaelhanscom.com/19960227/announce.html “Announcements, announcements, announcements…”
[2]: http://www.michaelhanscom.com/19960227/curfew.html “Anchorage Curfew”

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[From the archives: 1.1.96 1502]

[Note: This was originally written back when I was hand-coding my pages. Original entry is [here][1].]

Hey nifty…another person got ahold of me, so there’s finally a new link on the [Web-Wide Woodys][2] page! About time…(grin)

[1]: http://www.michaelhanscom.com/19960227/announce.html “Announcements, announcements, announcements…”
[2]: http://www.michaelhanscom.com/19960227/www.html “Web-Wide Woodys!”

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[From the archives: 1.1.96 0001]

[Note: This was originally written back when I was hand-coding my pages. Original entry is [here][1].]

Happy New Year!

[1]: http://www.michaelhanscom.com/19960227/announce.html “Announcements, announcements, announcements…”

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[From the archives: 12.29.95 0313]

[Note: This was originally written back when I was hand-coding my pages. Original entry is here.]

Well, Christmas has come and gone. Didn’t get much on my wish list, but then, that was expected…especially when the first item was a $2700 computer. (grin) Hey, I can dream. Did get some good books, hair clippers, a Sex Pistols t-shirt, and some other cool stuff. Let’s see. Well, no big surprise here…there are a few more cd’s in my collection. Um…not much else at the moment. (shrug) Don’t feel like working on anything else. Gerf.

[From Usenet: 12.22.95 0000]

[Note: This was originally a post to the `rec.music.industrial` Usenet newsgroup. I’m including it here for completeness. Originally archived [here][1].]

[1]: http://groups.google.com/group/rec.music.industrial/browse_thread/thread/76ce6dc643cf58?hl=en&q=author:woody%40alaska.net&safe=images#f98b1d562d030cbc “Google Groups: rec.music.industrial: WTB: F242 – Angels vs. Animals”

In article `<4ba65d$...@news.cc.utah.edu>`, `aam7…@cc.utah.edu` (Alan Moss) wrote:

> If anyone out there has a copy of Front 242’s Angels vs. Animals they would like to sell, please e-mail me.

If you can find a local Camelot records (I don’t know how big the chain is), ask if they can get it. That’s where I found mine, believe it or not, about two weeks ago…and earlier in the week, I saw that they had another copy out on the shelves. I was impressed.

Oh…sweet disc, too. `` Sorry, I’m holding onto this one. Especially track 8, L’ange Moderne.

Just how rare is this thing, anyway?

[From Usenet 8.13.95 2300]

[Note: This was originally a post to the `rec.music.industrial` Usenet newsgroup. I’m including it here for completeness. Originally archived [here][1].]

[1]: http://groups.google.com/group/rec.music.industrial/browse_thread/thread/d2106d22c9232793?hl=en&q=author:woody%40alaska.net&safe=images#4075fb1a6fc8b4c4 “Google Groups: rec.music.industrial: coldwave Alaska Industrial”

> just wondering if theres anybody out there in alaska specifically fairbanks….
> and if so is there anyplace to get, see, or hear good music…..
> i will be moving there sometime in september…….
> wow from sunny florida to cold ass alaska, what a change….
> oh well, thanx for any info…..

Well, afraid I don’t know anything about Fairbanks, it’s been years since I’ve made it up there. Admittedly, haven’t been in any hurry…``

Down here in Anchorage, about the best place to find anything is at Mammoth Music. They’ve got two locations for new cd’s/tapes, one musical instrument store, and one used-cd store. Always have a good selection, and can generally get ton’s of imports and rare stuff that can be hard to get anywhere else. Apparently companies think Alaska’s so out of it, they all send their stuff to us, so we get more than other places can. Not a bad setup…. I don’t know quite how this site is doing, it was seriously under construction last time I checked, but they’re working on putting up a WWW site…try:

http://mammoth.alaska.net/

…and see what you get.