Storm Clouds

23 08 2007

Caught this just shortly after sunset. Maybe I can create a photoset with all the other photos of the same subject


Taoist Rites

23 08 2007

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Thank God for Humanity

19 08 2007

Sometimes one gets so much spam its hard to imagine its just a bot and not a human at the other end.    

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It heartens to know that humanity exists. Amen.

And Beyond Posting Inane Things…

15 08 2007

My life is packed, yet I am unflustered.

Which doesn’t make sense. Submission of my dissertation draft, as according to my countdown widget, is a pasty 8 days 16 hours 14 minutes and 5 seconds away right now. Yet, I’m feeling a sense of peace.

School kicked off with a 3 week intensive workshop conducted by, if Wikipedia is to be believed,  a French political advisor and urban designer. But of course he doesn’t disclose his political affiliations, and thus this goes down into the annals of speculation. The class is made up of students from, at last count, 10 different countries, many working professionals, some government officials, all great people. But I digress.

I wouldn’t say that the workload from this workshop is light. It isn’t. But it isn’t particularly taxing either; yet when I gets home in the evening, sitting down in front of the computer to type out paragraphs of academic essays is not exactly something appealing to me. As always, I lose the motivation to work on it, in no small part due to the fact that I’ve already nailed the content in point form. As anyone who knows me, the cession of intellectual work and the beginning of industry bores me.

And at this moment, irony strikes. I should have taken the last 15 minutes to type my dissertation. 

I Smell Something Burning…

11 08 2007

Mmm, shiny mirrors on a parabolic building… Interesting reflections…


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Absolute Cardinal Truth — The Man Code

10 08 2007
As seen on via digg

1. Thou shall not rent the movie Chocolate.

2. If you’ve known a guy for more than 24 hours, his sister is off limits forever! Unless you actually marry her.

3. When questioned by a buddy’s wife, girlfriend, mother, father, priest, shrink, dentist, accountant, or dog walker, you need not and should not provide any useful information as to his whereabouts. You are even permitted to deny his very existence.

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New Toy

2 08 2007

Bought this to pump in both inputs from my guitar (Dimazio P/Us and the Fishman Piezos) into the Randall amp. The old Proel A/B switch gave an annoying ‘pop’ each time you switched channels, so its not exactly something you want to use for gigging. Hence, this. The Boss Line Selector. Its the grand-daddy of all A/B switches.


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