Friday, February 17, 2006

Flock

Flock

Cooler than your browser

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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Untitled

  • holding or containing nothing; "an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours"
  • make void or empty of contents; "Empty the box"; "The alarm emptied the building"
  • become empty or void of its content; "The room emptied"
  • devoid of significance or point; "empty promises"; "a hollow victory"; "vacuous comments"
  • vacate: leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight"
  • having nothing inside; "an empty sphere"
  • remove; "Empty the water"
  • needing nourishment; "after skipped lunch the men were empty by suppertime"; "empty-bellied children"
  • a container that has been emptied; "return all empties to the store"
  • evacuate: excrete or discharge from the body
  • emptied of emotion; "after the violent argument he felt empty"

Monday, January 09, 2006

White Noise


Another numb day




Another empty semester



Wednesday, January 04, 2006

RIAA

Why is the RIAA so afraid of 'the internets'? The open source model can be applied to music. In short you give out whatever you produce for free and your payment is celebrity which you can use to generate income and get perks etc. In music you would give out all of your songs for free online and use the strength of your art to generate draw for concerts, talks, TV shows etc.
So take this to its logical end: if all artists use digital content delivery there is no record company, no RIAA, no piggy backing parasitic organism draining money from artists and causing problems in general. As far as I can see, ending those
does nothing but help the economy as a whole. As sort of an antithesis to the image the RIAA is trying to control the market as whole in a synthetic which is not exactly stable in capitalism either. Whew I hope that never happens, I mean I really enjoy executives censoring my music for me and deciding what music I want to hear and how I want to hear it or have the content delivered. I can't imagine how horrid the world would be if personal politics didn't play into which artists were heard widely and where the best artists rose to the top. Its horrifying.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Super-Cannes

I've recently become a huge fan of Ballard. The two books that I've read so far both start very slow and are phyiscly painful until about page seventy. Also something of a strong warning - his books are not for the faint of heart, and this is not an exception. Super-Cannes is much less extreme than Crash, but it is still very sinister in its own way. In a way it helps to have a bit of a sinister streak in the reader to get it. The thing that I liked most about it I think is the way it plays into an article I read by Karl Junger that was posted on the cdc main blog. Get your reading on. Its a topic I had been thinking a lot about before I had even started the novel or stumble on the cdc article. Altogether to book is very good. It is written very well and is easy to follow. The only potential problem is that it uses diction in a few places that is a little inaccessible. If one has a basic knowledge of French and culture nothing really even needs to be looked up, but that's asking a bit much of some people. There is an interesting motif of self discovery, walking on the other side of the line. It does this in an interesting way by casting dark emotions and practices as being morally ambiguous. The moral ambiguity is discussed in the text but is more so made apparent by actions of the characters themselves. I would recommend it to anyone who isn't squeamish and can take a little self analysis.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Assassins

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I'm thinking of throwing together a largeish game of assassins... but with slightly modified rules. Just to keep it interesting. First distribute the target list over a couple people and use a program for help, so that everyon can participate and no one can see the whole picture. Second, poeple can work in teams of up to 4 people. Third, depending on the situation, people outside of the immediate area can play. Also props instead of a handshake - but it needs to be kept light. Maybe 15 people....

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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Strange memories on this nervous night in Las Vegas.

Old house, old friends, old mentors, discontinuity... Getting from there to now doesn't even make sense anymore. Somebody found a bunch of robots to play parts from a past I was never a part of. They put those memeories in my brain - hell, how else would they get there?

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I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.
--Hunter S. Thompson