Realized I hadn't read any of Bruce Sterling's Viridian Notes recently, when a vaguely Viridian-sounding story showed up at Me-Phi-Me. This is because I never bothered signing up for the list, and would only read them when Ellis re-posted them on the WEF.
Clearly, this is no longer an option.
I will therefore be catching up on several of them at a time, every few months. I'm on far too many mailing lists as it is, even if Margaret Cho and Meg Lee Chin's announcements-only offerings are few and always informative. And it's not a fetish, so shut up.
Driving this point home rather effectively -- the one about mailing lists, please do try to keep up -- are the months of unread messages from OUTiL sitting in the copy of Eudora on this laptop.
OUTiL is open to lesbian, gay, bisexual, dyke, queer, homosexual, etc. linguists and their friends. The only requirement is that you be willing to be out to everyone on the list as glb(-friendly); it's sort of like wearing a pink triangle.
The name can be pronounced in English, to rhyme with "shout'll", or in French, anglicized if you wish to something like "ooh, *teal*". Yes, in the latter case it means 'tool'.
Unread messages from 1997-98, mind. Set up a filter, let them pile up, realized this, unsubscribed, and. . . well, a normal person would delete them. But I feel this would be rude, and am planning on going through them at some point. When I'm trapped on an International flight with no 'net access perhaps.
And the airline better have standard American outlets on the flight, since the battery only holds about 20 minutes of charge.
Not my fault she didn't snag the domain, and someone else with the same name did. You snooze, you lose.