The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.


No, I do not live in Boston, MA. Nor do I live in Cambridge, Somerville, Quincy, Milton, Newton, or Brookline. Nor do I live in Massachusetts at all. I live in Florida. South Florida. Coconut Creek to be exact, but by proximity, Pompano, Ft. Lauderdale or Miami is close enough, depending on how well versed you are in the geography of South Florida.


It turned out that I didn't get the job, but I liked the name that I kept it as a joke. I had wanted to finish the software by January 2000, but a trip out to Palm Springs, California to visit Dad pushed the date back. I then had February 2000, April 2000, December 2000, January 2001, May 2001, then sometime in 2001 as a date to go live, as it were.


There are some 670 lines of C code to parse the range and form it into what I term tumblers, a concept I modified from work done by Ted Nelson. So far, the tumblers used in the Electric King James aren't compatible with the tumblers used in the Boston Diaries and both aren't compatible at all with the Xanalogical tumblers of Ted Nelson. But like I said, both are experiments and both use a different addressing scheme for particular entries.

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You have my permission to link freely to any entry here. Go ahead, I won't bite. I promise.

The dates are the permanent links to that day's entries (or entry, if there is only one entry). The titles are the permanent links to that entry only. The format for the links are simple: Start with the base link for this site:, then add the date you are interested in, say 2000/08/01, so that would make the final URL:

You can also specify the entire month by leaving off the day portion. You can even select an arbitrary portion of time.

You may also note subtle shading of the links and that's intentional: the “closer” the link is (relative to the page) the “brighter” it appears. It's an experiment in using color shading to denote the distance a link is from here. If you don't notice it, don't worry; it's not all that important.

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