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September 2003

14 September 2003
Added snippets on The Walk for Reconciliation, Andre Norton and Jack Copeland's "Review of Artificial Intelligence" to Snippets 2000.

Added a bit more to Feedback on 'Freeform Futurology (2) - The $20 Computer', Feedback on 'My Aussiecon 3' and Feedback on 'The Cult of the New'.

Added Eric Lindsay's December 1999 comment on Exponential Technology to the Quotations page with a link to the relevant snippet from 1999. (Couldn't think of where else to put it at this stage.)

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August 2003

28 August 2003
Added Democratic Humanism (4) - Maslow Meets the Economic Rationalists.

27 August 2003
Added the Graph cover illustration from "Reality Module #17" to the Art Gallery.

Added TWO PLAYS: "Hamlet" and "Death of a Salesman" to Snippets 2000. Added another quotation to my Quotations page.

Added Freeform Futurology (3) - Smashing Windows(TM) - The Ascent of Non-linear Thinking.

I rarely publish book reviews in "Reality Module" but include here my Ratbag Book Review of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone"

19 August 2003
Removed the Counter.Com counter from the homepage since they are no longer providing a free service. (Boing.Net keeps detailed statistics on visits to my site, and Scott may provide a counter graphic later as well.) The old counter reached 1066.

Added a touch more to the Feedback on 'Freeform Futurology (1) - What Can & Cannot Be Done - The Limits of Futurology', Feedback on 'Freeform Futurology (2) - The $20 Computer', Feedback on 'My Aussiecon 3' and Feedback on 'Generations - A Thought Experiment' pages.

4 August 2003
Added these new links to the List of Links:

Did some minor updating to the About Me page.

Added more to the Feedback on 'The Cult of the New' page.

3 August 2003
Added more to the Feedback on 'Freeform Futurology (1) - What Can & Cannot Be Done - The Limits of Futurology', Feedback on 'Freeform Futurology (2) - The $20 Computer', Feedback on 'The Cult of the New' and Feedback on 'My Aussiecon 3' pages.

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July 2003

2 July 2003
Added more to the Feedback on 'Is There Meaning in Dreams? (2) - Shards in the Web, or Dig and Delve' page.

1 July 2003
Added a brief piece on revising mental models from M. Scott Peck's "The Road Less Travelled."

Added snippets on The Prehistory of My Website, Corporate Tax Evasion, On Making Planet Earth Uninhabitable and Tapping Into a Zeitgeist to Snippets 2000.

Added more to the Feedback on 'The Cult of the New' and Feedback on 'Is There Meaning in Dreams? (2) - Shards in the Web, or Dig and Delve' pages.

Added the short piece Door.

Created a Feedback on 'Freeform Futurology (2) - The $20 Computer' page, and later a Feedback on 'Freeform Futurology (1) - What Can & Cannot Be Done - The Limits of Futurology' page.

Created a Feedback on 'My Aussiecon 3' page.

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June 2003

30 June 2003
Added more to the Feedback on 'The Cult of the New', Feedback on 'All the Dead Data',Feedback on 'Old TV Shows - And New', Feedback on 'Unpredictables', Feedback on 'Democratic Humanism (3) - Know Your Dragon' and Feedback on 'Is There Meaning in Dreams? (2) - Shards in the Web, or Dig and Delve' pages.

Added snippets on A. E. Van Vogt, WordPerfect and Generating Your Own Power to Snippets 2000.

Added Gerald Smith quotation to the Quotations page.

Created a Feedback on 'Am I Qualified to Write About Sociology?' page.

29 June 2003
Added the Bike picture from the cover of "Reality Module #15" to the Art Gallery.

Added the first two Freeform Futurology articles. One on The Limits of Futurology, the other on The $20 Computer. (The Freeform Futurology pieces vary in length and some of them are essays proper, but I'll be keeping them all together in the Articles section.)

Added a brief casual article My Aussiecon 3!

26 June 2003
Added more to the Feedback on 'The Cult of the New' and Feedback on 'Generations - A Thought Experiment' pages.

Added Karen Johnson's Dream to the Feedback on 'Is There Meaning in Dreams? (2) - Shards in the Web, or Dig and Delve' page, and my reply.

25 June 2003
Created Feedback on 'The Cult of the New' and Feedback on 'Generations - A Thought Experiment' pages.

Added a bit more to the Feedback on 'Is There Meaning in Dreams? (2) - Shards in the Web, or Dig and Delve' and Feedback on 'Unpredictables' pages.

22 June 2003
Finally got a second-hand 1999 vintage scanner to work with my equipment! Able to scan (and optimise) the Creature picture from "Reality Module #13" and add it to the Art Gallery. (Also added an image to the About Me page.)

19 June 2003
Made some minor changes to the List of Links.

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April 2003

15 April 2003
Added a bit more to the Feedback on 'Invaginated Shadow Mind', Feedback on 'Unpredictables', Feedback on 'Democratic Humanism (3) - Know Your Dragon', Feedback on 'Old TV Shows - And New', Feedback on 'All the Dead Data', Feedback on 'Prophets of the Silicon God' and Feedback on 'Is There Meaning in Dreams? (2) - Shards in the Web, or Dig and Delve' pages.

Created Snippets 2000 page. (It will have new material added to it for quite some time!)

Added an essay Am I Qualified to Write About Sociology?

14 April 2003
I stand corrected! Added a last snippet to Snippets 1999.

Added "Cyberman" by J.D. to the Art Gallery.

Created a Feedback on 'Old TV Shows - And New' page.

Added a bit more to the Feedback on 'Unpredictables' and Feedback on 'Democratic Humanism (3) - Know Your Dragon' pages.

10 April 2003
Downloaded the Xenu link-checker yesterday and tested my site. Had to make some changes:

  • The link to http://main.billwatch.net/ on the Feedback on 'Interfaces - Future Interactions' page no longer works. Linked to the version of the website in the Internet Archive.
  • The Eclectic Omnibus site http://www.ozramp.net.au/~fiawol/ is no longer there and the archive versions have no pictures. My Ian Gunn page is now linked to an Obituary of Ian Gunn. (This is sad - Ian Gunn deserves a permanent celebration in cyberspace.)
  • The link to information on Octocon I at http://www.octocon.com/archive/octocon01/index.html I linked from my story Shadow Worlds no longer works. The archive versions have no pictures. I've replaced it with a link to the current Octocon site.
  • I've also updated a lot of redirected links!

Added a link to Stephen Downe's Site to the Interesting People Online section of The List of Links.

Added Generations - A Thought Experiment, a reflection on how my life might have been different if I'd been born twenty years earlier, and a horror story I wrote when I was 13 called Dracula's Revenge!

8 April 2003
Added "What's Your Favourite Monster?" from the Gothic issue of "Reality Module" No.13. It will be the last entry in Snippets 1999.

7 April 2003
Added The Cult of the New - an essay exploring the historical, social, and psychological roots of our obsession with the new.

Added a Quotations page. (Sometimes in "Reality Module" I include short quotations from books which relate in some way to the ideas explored in its pages. I needed somewhere to gather them together - hence this page!)

6 April 2003
Added the comment on Plagarism I'd sent to Marc Ortlieb in October 1999 to Snippets 1999 after I'd found myself referring to it in an article written in April 2003. (Had to renumber the subsequent snippets - and fix the links on this page too!)

Created a Feedback on 'Unpredictables' page.

Added a bit more to the Feedback on 'All the Dead Data', Feedback on 'Democratic Humanism (2)' and Feedback on 'Is There Meaning in Dreams? (2) - Shards in the Web, or Dig and Delve' pages.

Added a snippet about Jane Routley. (Life is full of the unexpected.)

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March 2003

17 March 2003
Added new material to Feedback on 'Is There Meaning in Dreams? (2) - Shards in the Web, or Dig and Delve' page.

16 March 2003
Added an unusual fantasy/science fiction romance Escape From A World Too Brightly Spun.

Added Nanotechnology - Thoughts Alter the World, The Internet, and Exponential Technology and SF to Snippets 1999.

10 March 2003
Added Old TV Shows - And New - a casual look at some of the TV shows I was watching in 1999.

Added My Psychic Powers and 21st Century Idea to Snippets 1999.

9 March 2003
Added Colin Watson (1927-1999) - a reflection on the life and the passing of a man I knew and admired.

Made minor updates to the About Me page. (Mostly about my TAFE course in 2003.)

7 March 2003
Created a Feedback on 'Is There Meaning in Dreams? (2) - Shards in the Web, or Dig and Delve' page.

Added new material to the Feedback on 'Democratic Humanism (2)' page.

Added Castle in Wasteland to the Art Gallery.

5 March 2003
Added Unpredictables - a series of predictions I made at the time of Aussiecon 3 about the world at the time of Aussiecon 4 (c. 2010-2015 AD.) It'll be interesting to see how wrong (or right) I am.

3 March 2003
Added new material to: Feedback on 'Democratic Humanism (2)', Feedback on 'Invaginated Shadow Mind' and Feedback on 'Democratic Humanism (3) - Know Your Dragon' pages.

2 March 2003
Added new material to: Feedback on 'Democratic Humanism (2)', Snippets 1999, Feedback on 'Is There Meaning in Dreams?', Feedback on 'Invaginated Shadow Mind' and Feedback on 'All the Dead Data' pages.

Created a Feedback on 'Democratic Humanism (3) - Know Your Dragon' page

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February 2003

15 February 2003
Added new material to: Feedback on 'Democratic Humanism (2)' and Feedback on 'All the Dead Data' pages.

13 February 2003
Began the creation of an Art Gallery which will display the cover pictures of "Reality Module" in all their chromatic glory for the first time. (Since 1997 "Reality Module" has been printed with a 24-pin dot matrix printer in black-and-white.)

Decided to add NEW! (2/03) signs to the homepage - so people can see what's new there!

Added stuff to Snippets 1999 about My Martian Birthday, The Armaggedon Pop Culture Expo and 'Star Wars I - The Phantom Menace.'

12 February 2003
Added [12] to Snippets 1999 for completeness.

Added Is There Meaning in Dreams? (2) - Shards in the Web, or Dig and Delve which is a guide to how to interprete dreams.

11 February 2003
Added new material to: Feedback on 'Is There Meaning in Dreams?', Feedback on 'Democratic Humanism (2)', Feedback on 'Invaginated Shadow Mind', Feedback on 'All the Dead Data' and Feedback on 'Democratic Humanism (1) - What Are Genuine Human Needs?' pages.

10 February 2003
Added new material to: Feedback on 'Democratic Humanism (2)' , Feedback on 'Invaginated Shadow Mind', and Feedback on 'Is There Meaning in Dreams?' pages.

9 February 2003
Added new material to: Feedback on 'Invaginated Shadow Mind', Feedback on 'Democratic Humanism (1) - What Are Genuine Human Needs?' and Feedback on 'All the Dead Data' pages.

Created a Feedback on 'Democratic Humanism (2)' page, and a Feedback on 'Is There Meaning in Dreams?' page.

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January 2003

18 January 2003
Added [09], [10] and [11] to Snippets 1999.

17 January 2003
Added the "Addenda" to All the Dead Data.

Enhanced the List of Links:

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November 2002

25 November 2002
Added Democratic Humanism (3) - Know Your Dragon - which looks at Economic Rationalism.

24 November 2002
Added two more items to Snippets 1999.

Added Is There Meaning in Dreams? - An Interlude - a poetic consideration of the nature of the mind.

13 November 2002
Added new material to: Feedback on 'All the Dead Data' and Feedback on 'Democratic Humanism (1) - What Are Genuine Human Needs?'

12 November 2002
Added new material to: Feedback on 'All the Dead Data', Feedback on 'Democratic Humanism (1) - What Are Genuine Human Needs?' and Feedback on 'Invaginated Shadow Mind' pages.

11 November 2002
Added new material to: Feedback on 'Invaginated Shadow Mind', Feedback on 'Interfaces - Future Interactions' and Feedback on 'Democratic Humanism (1) - What Are Genuine Human Needs?' pages.

Created a Feedback on 'All the Dead Data' page.

10 November 2002
Added Democratic Humanism (2) - which is a personal perspective on the problems of poverty and unemployment, and a consideration of possible solutions.

Added April entries to Snippets 1999.

Added new material to: Feedback on 'Invaginated Shadow Mind', Feedback on 'Interfaces - Future Interactions' and Feedback on 'Mundane and Metaphor'.

Created a Feedback on 'Democratic Humanism (1) - What Are Genuine Human Needs?' page.

9 November 2002
Added an essay Is There Meaning In Dreams? - which considers the function of dreams and whether they have meaning. (First essay I'd HTMLed with the aid of Dreamweaver.)

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October 2002

22 October 2002
Added new material to: Feedback on 'Invaginated Shadow Mind', Feedback on 'Interfaces - Future Interactions' and Feedback on 'Mundane and Metaphor'.

16 October 2002
Added the first of my Democratic Humanism Essays. This one asks how well are our present political and economic systems helping to provide for people's genuine needs?

Added Darkness - a rather grim story about a fairytale princess who does not live in a fairytale.

Added new material to: Feedback on 'Invaginated Shadow Mind' and Feedback on 'Future Imperfect - Part 1.'

15 October 2002
Added new material to: Feedback on 'Invaginated Shadow Mind' and Feedback on 'Interfaces - Future Interactions'.

14 October 2002
Added more material to these feedback pages: Feedback on 'Prophets of the Silicon God', Feedback on 'SF on TV', Feedback on 'Future Imperfect - Part 1', Feedback on 'Future Imperfect - Part 2', Feedback on 'Mundane and Metaphor', Feedback on 'Interfaces - Future Interactions' and Feedback on 'TimeTrax.'

Also added a brief note on 'Feedback and Discussion' pages to the About the Website page.

Added a Feedback on 'Invaginated Shadow Mind' page.

13 October 2002
Substantially updated the About Me page - incorporating material from an introductory issue of "Reality Module" published in October 1997. (I'm a bit self-conscious writing about me.) It is anticipated this page will continue to be polished as time passes.

Added David Cummer's comment and my reply to the feedback page for Prophets of the Silicon God, and also added Bruce Gillespie's message to the feedback page on Future Imperfect - Part 2.

Added a section to the About the Website page explaining why I choose the name darkenchanter.net

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September 2002

29 September 2002
The MICOM (Microcomputer Club of Melbourne) website is no more - alas! (It vanished in August along with the earliest version of my website.) It has been deleted from the List of Links.

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August 2002

22 August 2002
Created Feedback Page for "Interfaces - Future Interactions." (They'll be rather a lot of stuff on UNIX, etc.)

Also added some comments to feedback pages for Prophets of the Silicon God and Future Imperfect - Part 1.

Added a Feedback Page for "Mundane and Metaphor" and a Feedback Page for "Evolutions."

20 August 2002
Created Snippets 1998. (This has 13 pieces of writing ranging from the serious to the not-at-all-serious!)

Also began Snippets 1999. This page will be growing for a while.

Added a Feedback on 'TimeTrax' page.

Added the full text of the 1996 essay Interfaces - Future Interactions - which looks at computer interfaces, operating systems and software, and considers their future.

19 August 2002
Created the first compendium of 'Snippets' (very short pieces of writing) Snippets 1997.
(Since "Reality Module" began in October 1997, it has only one entry!)

17 August 2002
Added the Invaginated Shadow Mind - Addendum from December 1998 to the end of Invaginated Shadow Mind. It gives some further thoughts and reflections on the contents of the essay.

Added Dream Magic - an email essay from 1995 which describes some of the special abilities you might have in dreams, along with a discussion of some of the peculiar aspects of dreams.

12 August 2002
Made some amendments to The List of Links:

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June 2002

22 June 2002
Added a short article on Preparing Reality Module which is an historical look at the mechanics of fanzine production for me in 1998.

Added an article I wrote in 1998 after hearing of the death of Ian Gunn.

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May 2002

19 May 2002
Added two new links to the 'SF and Fantasy' section of the List of Links page. These were a link to the Fanac Fan History Project, and a link to Science Fiction Weekly for SF news!

Added a single comment to a Feedback on 'SF on TV' page.

14 May 2002
Added two new links to the List of Links:

11 May 2002
Added Feedback on 'Future Imperfect - Part 2 - Weaving the Tapestry' page.

5 May 2002
Added a long essay Invaginated Shadow Mind which tackles the question of what happens to the stuff in our minds which we repress.

Also added a brief article with A Little Family History.

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April 2002

30 April 2002
Added my friend John Gibbins to the "friends with websites" section of my List of Links.

20 April 2002
Added Shadow Worlds, a short story (6,000 words!) I wrote for a Writer's Workshop with Diane Duane, which was part of the inaugural Octocon science-fiction convention in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland.

16 April 2002
Added an article from 1995 TimeTrax - a review of the old TV series, and a discussion of how it could have been improved.

14 April 2002
The article Writing in a Time of Shadows is my response to the September 11 bombings, the Tampa refugee fiasco, the 'War against Terrorism,' and the Israeli/Palestinian crisis. I have broken with previous practice by publishing these articles now. The events are of too much importance historically to be delayed until I have converted all the articles that come before these. I also believe it is important and appropriate for me to let you know how I feel about these issues.

2 April 2002
Added a bit more to the About the Website page - including a description of my new invention the Embedded Note.

Solved a minor page formatting problem with Internet Explorer 6 and Lynx!

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March 2002

29 March 2002
Added Mundane and Metaphor a personal essay about writing, language and communication.

27 March 2002
Changed the name of the site to darkenchanter.net - after the domain - using my old name from the BBS days. (Michael F. Green's Cyberspace Station never worked out. I was never able to get the pastel images of the 1930s-style space-station with the riveted metal-sheets and porthole windows I wanted as background images.)

16 March 2002
Added stuff to the feedback pages for "Prophets of the Silicon God" and Future Imperfect - Part 1.

3 March 2002
Added an early (1980) meditative fantasy piece called Illusions to the Creative Works.

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February 2002 - and Before

24 February 2002
Added a very short poem Modern Poetry - A Satire.

Added a Feedback Page for the essay "Future Imperfect - Part 1 - Gathering the Threads."

Added a bit more to the Feedback on 'Prophets of the Silicon God' page.

23 February 2002
Added a Site Map to provide an overview of the whole website, and added a Search Function courtesy of GoogleTM.

22 February 2002
New URL appeared in the Google index! (They had indexed and cached a copy of the site made on 24 January.)

20 February 2002
Added another fantasy short story Figurine.

Added Torchlight in a Dark Space a collection of short extracts from my journal and email messages on depth psychology, dreams and the nature of self.

19 February 2002
Added a link to the Wayback Machine (Internet Archive) to the List of Links - "Other Stuff" section. (I've been using it a lot lately!)

Updated some filenames for consistency before this new site gets discovered by Google.

16 February 2002
Added a couple more comments to Feedback Page for the essay "Prophets of the Silicon God."

6 February 2002
Discovered an online project called the Wikipedia. It is an encyclopedia which you are free to edit and add content to! Could be fun. Added it to my List of Links! - "Other Stuff" section.

3 February 2002
Added another comment to Feedback Page for the essay "Prophets of the Silicon God."

Added article Evolutions on perceptions of IBM and Amiga computers 1981-1994.

2 February 2002
Added the What's New? page as a convenient place for you to check for new stuff.

Added pages About Me and About the Website to provide background information on me and this website.

Added new comment to Feedback Page for the essay "Prophets of the Silicon God."

24 January 2002
Website migrated to darkenchanter.net

19 March 2001
"Michael F. Green's Cyberspace Station" first appears at www.micom.asn/~mfg/!

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