Fri 18

Happy Birthday to me!

Max Have I been hanging around computers too much? I’m all excited because today I’m 25.


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Ruth (#288)

Location: Bath, United Kingdom
Quote: "Only the insane have strength enough to prosper. Only those who prosper may truly judge what is sane."
Posted: 5495 days ago

Happy birthday! How do computers relate though you blame them for the excitement?

Arjun Ravi Narayan (#98)

Location: India
Posted: 5494 days ago

congrats! im 2^4.

Melissa Graf (#1161)

Location: Sydney, Australia
Quote: "'Baise mon cul.' Said the fly to the spider."
Posted: 5494 days ago

Heh. I just signed up for the express reason of wishing you a Happy Birthday (even though I think birthdays on the whole are highly overrated as an experience) and to let you know how much I liked your book (which, incidentally, I just bought this morning).

Best wishes for the coming year.

Raena (#655)

Location: Tassie
Quote: "whiskey tango foxtrot?"
Posted: 5494 days ago

Happy birthday!

You may also be pleased to know that today was 1111111111! (<a href="">really.</a>)

Rob2Kx (#1125)

Location: Canada
Quote: "Anything for laughs even if it kills you"
Posted: 5494 days ago

Happy Birthday. I just flew into Korea today, and I'm gonna party like it's MY birthday! BOOYA!

Super (#600)

Location: The Netherlands
Quote: "I'm not deaf I'm just ignoring you!"
Posted: 5494 days ago

Eh, does that make you 74!?

I've never been THAT good in maths...

EM3 USN (#821)

Location: navstanorva (naval station norfolk, norfolk, va)
Posted: 5494 days ago

wtg max glad i rememberd and i baught you this *digs in pocket* i bought you this *keeps digging*... this umm here we go i bought you this pocket lint:)

Nathan Shayefar (#1025)

Location: Berkeley
Quote: "Gladia"
Posted: 5494 days ago

Happy Birthday Max. :)
Finally, the big 100000!
On a side note, I'll be 10010 in exactly two weeks, which is not nearly as awesome a number. Oh well...

Mats (#1057)

Location: Turku, Finland, Europe, Earth
Quote: ""The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist knows it." James Branch Cabell via Robert Oppenheimer"
Posted: 5494 days ago

Happy Birthday Max!
Enjoy the happy thoughts I sent you last week (they should be arriving today, or if there are problems with the postal office, you should get them on monday).

PS. I just found out I'm getting my own appartement in two months! Yippee! Then I can finally spend all day reading this blog!

Machine Man subscriber Kramy (#818)

Quote: ""it's the way of the future""
Posted: 5494 days ago

Happy 32nd BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! I went into a bookstore today and sore Jeniffer Government on the bookshelves in Launceston, Tasmania! YAY must have been a sign... congrats - can;t wait for Company to come out.

Hope noone got you a "How to write a novel for Dummies" book :)

shabooty (#637)

Location: D.C./V.A/M.D.
Quote: "I will shake your foundation. I will shake the f**cking rafters. Nobody'll be the same -Danny Bonaduce ....& go visit my blog @:"
Posted: 5494 days ago

are you counting your bdays from the day you were born or from the day you finally got w/ Jen? ;)

Jim Carson (#231)

Location: Seattle
Quote: "Coca Cola announced a mid-calorie cola named C2, ostensibly to compete with Pepsi "Edge." It's billed as a solution to the low-carb dieters who have been marooned on the distant asteroid where Diet Coke is unavailable."
Posted: 5494 days ago

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Vladimir Zarkov (#866)

Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Quote: ""God: It's a pity I took a rest on the seventh day. I could have created a much better chaos.""
Posted: 5494 days ago

I guess you have everything needed to enjoy life, so I wish you truckloads of amazingly good luck and happy coincidences! And don't stick around computers 24/7. They freak out sometimes. :)

Aaron Doucet (#733)

Location: Canada (Sorry)
Quote: "He'd never seen so many expensive pairs of shoes in one place."
Posted: 5494 days ago

Awesome, your birthday is two days after mine!

Except I'm only 2^4+3^1 :(

Dawn (#270)

Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Quote: "It's too bad I don't have something witty to write here..."
Posted: 5494 days ago

Happy Birthday!! Hope it's great

Daniel Short (#257)

Location: Oklahoma, USA
Quote: "Hehe"
Posted: 5494 days ago

Welp, happy birthday Max

Kat (#299)

Location: My bedroom
Quote: ""The abolition of man is within the reach of science""
Posted: 5494 days ago

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have a great birthday with lots of love and partying and sex. (From your wife of course)

Jobea (#755)

Location: Boulder, CO
Posted: 5494 days ago

Happy Birthday!!

Machine Man subscriber Bushra (#36)

Location: Fremont, California
Quote: ""
Posted: 5494 days ago

Happy Birthday Max!

Dan (#1004)

Location: Seattle, WA
Quote: ""Another day in paradise. Wish I were there...""
Posted: 5494 days ago

Neal Stephenson would be proud.

...You ever play Minesweeper ala Scat in the slow times between inspiration flashes?

What's your best time?

cin (#555)

Location: sweden
Quote: "Which do you want, after all: to poke your head out of your tent in the morning to discover George surrounded by a collection of clubbed wolves, squirrels, and unlucky family pets who happened to wander by, or be woken in the middle of the night by John s"
Posted: 5494 days ago

no. when you start doing like jim (#231) though, you can start worrying. writing in 1:s and 0:s is not a good sign :D

xk3zofrenik (#1160)

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Quote: "These human ruins."
Posted: 5494 days ago

Why would anyone hang around computers? I prefer using them. Do you buy them drinks or something?


Happy Day that your mother gave that extra push, otherwise it would have been another day.

Machine Man subscriber Danni (#357)

Location: England
Quote: "Eagerly awaiting the European Tour."
Posted: 5494 days ago

Bonne Anniversaire! I hope it is/was a good one!

Chris H (#1066)

Location: Where Washington crossed the Delaware.
Quote: "Chris is like a medium range ballistic name. Ok, so it's not, but it sounded kind of cool. Not really."
Posted: 5494 days ago

Happy Birth Day and other generic congratulations. May you live past more than half your life expectancy.

Emm (#971)

Location: Milwaukee, WI, USA
Quote: "Once more with feeling"
Posted: 5494 days ago

I started reading Syrup again this morning. That being kismet as I was without the knowledge that it was your birthday. Happy birthday and many happy returns!

Disa (#1146)

Location: Stockholm
Quote: ""I don't think so""
Posted: 5494 days ago

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday mr. Barry, happy birthday to you!

Eel IzCool (#19)

Location: Hallsville, MO, USA
Quote: "When I read something saying I've not done anything as good as Catch-22 I'm tempted to reply, 'Who has?'"
Posted: 5494 days ago

Hey, tomorrow's my birthday! The 19th, and I'm member 19! I'll be 2^4! Also, I just have to mention, I already knew today was your birthday, thanks to my obsessive reading of everything on wikipedia.

Dead (#724)

Location: Ipswich, Australia
Quote: "5'4" and bulletproof."
Posted: 5494 days ago

How fitting that I should finally get a copy of Syrup and read it to completion on your birthday. Syrup > God. You're an awesome witty writer, man, hope you had a good one.

Melissa (#888)

Location: WI
Quote: "When you can't run anymore, you crawl, and when you can't do that, you find someone to carry you."
Posted: 5494 days ago

Happy Birthday Max! You are one of my favorite writers, and I can't wait until company. I love the way you write, hopefully I can be like you someday, well not exactly like you, I am a girl after all. ; )

shalini (#717)

Posted: 5493 days ago

hey, happy birthday - hope you have a great weekend.

Machine Man subscriber Dave (#29)

Location: Seattle
Posted: 5493 days ago

Happy birthday, Max. Try and keep your weekend free to relax!

Ian Harris (#1034)

Location: Cambridge, UK
Quote: "£256.50, exc VAT"
Posted: 5493 days ago

Happy birthday Max! Good job you completed your Company draft, now you can party.

You're a Piscean on Aries cusp. I think that makes you (and me, birthday tomorrow) dreamy, indecisive, a bit creative, er... intense, intuitive and determined. Is that you? And on a good day, we can grab our Aries side and take charge.

Apparently. On the other hand, I suspect horoscopes are written by the first journalist on the newspaper to finish all their other work first.

Emily (#609)

Location: New York
Quote: "When in doubt, fuck it. When not in doubt, get in doubt!"
Posted: 5493 days ago

Yay! You're a Pisces just like me! Go fish, we rock. ^_^

Hope you have/had a great day. :-)


Leo (#846)

Location: florida
Quote: "Get up you son of a bitch, cause Mickey loves ya."
Posted: 5493 days ago

I'm glad you've made it this far. Keep on truckin'.

Seppuku (Dont call me Chris) (#1056)

Location: Maryland
Quote: "I may have failed you as your hero, but I will triumph as your conquerer."
Posted: 5493 days ago

The big 2^5
Sure is some accomplishment.

Meh, nevermind.

Dinko Hristov (#1065)

Location: Darwin, Australia
Quote: """No one is fool enough to choose War over Peace. In Peace sons bury fathers, but in War fathers bury sons."- Herodotus"
Posted: 5493 days ago

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday O Maaxx
Happy Birthday to you

Nora Jean Stone (#1170)

Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Quote: "Do Wa Ditty, Life in the CITY, where the Women are Strong and the Men are Pretty... anon"
Posted: 5492 days ago

Born on a Full Moon were ya? Well that explains everything, don't ya think? Uranus is transiting Pisces. Are you getting intuitive as well as psychic flashes? Mercury and Venus conjunct in Pisces, dang! How much of what we write to you do you actually feel coming through the screen? Remember birthdays are usually intense, not always happy, but always intense. Solar return and all that. Jeese louise, you're the age of my sons. Well as my mother would say, "Hoppy Bassday". I wish you peaceful soaks in the tub with candle light and music without words. I had to think hard on that darned quote option so I picked the quote that made me laugh the hardest in the last 24 hours. I'm still laughing. xoxo NJ

Scott (#354)

Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Quote: "Max Barry tastes like awesome"
Posted: 5492 days ago

Max Birthday Happy!

Another Lower Class Brat (#1172)

Location: New York, U.S.A
Quote: "I'd rather people hate me for who I am, then love me for who I'm not ."
Posted: 5492 days ago

Happy Birthday Man!!! We are like brothers, cuz my B-Day is the day before yours!!! thats right boys and girls St. Pats day!! P.S. - I have no idea why that makes us like brothers but whatever.

Machine Man subscriber M.I.Minter (#347)

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Quote: "When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading."
Posted: 5492 days ago

Yeah happy birthday and such. I cant give ya tooo much guff for not finshing your book yet, I put stuff off all the time, just ask the IRS. I do have a question though. Does the money from just two books and two option deals provide enough money to not release another book till 2006, or are you the cute struggling artist that Jen supports? It's funny because it will take you three years to craft a book I will put every thing off to read in three days. I do hope you have a happy birthday and keep cranking out the books I love to read. I hope Jen can make it to your birthday party, what with her being so busy wearing all the pants in your house. (grin)


Colette (#324)

Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Quote: ""The good Earth — we could have saved it, but we were too damn cheap and lazy" -- Kurt Vonnegut"
Posted: 5490 days ago

^^ My math works out to say you are 124. But that's a good age. I'm 2^4, myself.

kadclow (#285)

Location: Kuala Lumpur
Posted: 5489 days ago

happy birthday,,,

ps r u sure u're 32?

Justin Holt (#147)

Location: Rochester, NY
Quote: ""
Posted: 5489 days ago

Happy belated Birthday...

and if one person continued to wish you a Happy belated Birthday everyday, you could party like it's...well...25...forever.

C. W. (#1092)

Location: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Quote: "Cynic: An idealist that gets let down every fucking time."
Posted: 5459 days ago

Haha, Max is 2^5 but I'm less than 5^2. Sorry if I make you feel old Max. The real reason I'm posting is that I want to see my membership number (2^10, the greatest number on Earth) and my quote. Keep up the good work, I can't wait till I can say I've preordered Company.

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