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Saturday, February 22, 2003
I Was Killed By A Comma.
I do find it somewhat telling that even with a Playstation2 and a Mac, both offering games with rich, impressive immersive 3D graphics and full motion video, I'm sitting here playing the free game Angband for MacOS X. I mean, I know OS X has a Unix core and everying, but still.
This might be geeky, but not as geeky as Angband humor.
04:49 PM PST (link)
I AM. I AM HERE. I AM LISTENING.
Like many people, I sometimes enjoy sitting with various search spies and watching what other people are doing on the Web. The relative anonymity of the Internet lets people easily explore their voyeuristic side (and, not coincidentally, our exhibitionistic side as well.) So maybe it's not surprising that last year in New York, while we saw a lot of art, the piece that stuck with me the most was Listening Post at the Whitney. It takes snippets from public chat forums and presents them visually and musically; it's thoroughly engaging. We sat cross-legged on the floor for nearly an hour watching thousands and thousand of pieces of conversations. If you're in New York and love the Internet, I highly recommend seeing it before it closes. For everyone else, there's this NPR story—it's a wonderful taste of what the exhibit is like. (Link via The Boyfriend.)
03:32 PM PST (link)
Friday, February 21, 2003
Everybody's Goin' Off The Deep End.
"You can join our meeting if you want to."
I'd rather eat glass, actually. I am undercaffeinated, have had to perform one minor miracle at work before a meeting this morning, and on top of it all I still have Loverboy's "Working for the Weekend" stuck in my head since sometime last night. Oh, the misery!
I'd much rather be Working for Vacation.
(By the way, the Playlist CD offer still stands, if anyone's interested. No one's guessed yet...)
02:05 PM PST (link)
Wednesday, February 19, 2003
Let Me State For The Record: Nice Boots!
While my compliments go out to their colorist, it should be noted that I have no connection to the Black Bloc.
Relatedly, the new black is really, really black. My goth heart skipped a beat. When can I get Docs coated with that?
05:02 PM PST (link)
Tuesday, February 18, 2003
Another List To Chew On.
06:19 PM PST (link)
I finally updated my site's playlist. Since I got the iPod, I haven't had to make short playlists for my MP3 player in a while. The previous list was up there for quite a while.
Can you guess how this playlist was made? I'll burn a compilation CD of these tracks (whatever fits) for anyone who figures it out. (Actually, heck, I'll burn a CD for anyone who's interested. Email me or leave me a comment if you want one.)
UPDATE 4/3/2003: I never mentioned how the playlist was made...they're all songs that, for whatever reason, came into my head in a two week period without prompting. (i.e., I didn't hear it at a store or on my iPod earlier that day.) Most of them came to me at work, sitting in silence. It turned into a 2-disc set of highly memetically active material. So now you know.
05:27 PM PST (link)