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Things I Always Meant to Do: Seven Deadly Sins Week

I love this idea. It's got that whole last-days-of-Rome feel to it. Plus, if you're committing a mortal sin, there's a technicality that exempts you from being considered a boring geek.

Each morning, I was going to pick a Sin -- Pride, Lust, Covetousness, Envy, Anger, Gluttony and Sloth -- and spend the day indulging in it. Doesn't that sound like an enormous amount of fun? "Hey! Today's Gluttony! Cool! Where are my big pants?" I was going to print t-shirts, send invitations to the local clergy, just go all out.

For a while, I was worried that I wouldn't be able to manage adultery -- generally, somebody else needs to be involved for it to be considered adultery -- but then it was pointed out to me that the Sin is just Lust, which is pretty easy to pull off all by yourself.

Of course, I never got off my ass to actually do any of this. My big, beautiful plans, all left to rot. Normally, completely abandoning any initiative whatsoever would mark the project as an abject failure, but I like to think that I decided to start with Sloth and have just been really, really good at it.

Hi there! My name's GREG KNAUSS and I like to make things.

Some of those things are software (like Romantimatic and Buzz Clock), Web sites (like the Webby-nominated Metababy and The American People) and stories (for Web sites like Suck and Fray, print magazines like Worth and Macworld, and books like "Things I Learned About My Dad" and "Rainy Day Fun and Games for Toddler and Total Bastard").

My e-mail address is I'd love to hear from you!

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