Wed Jan 07 2004 12:01:06 GMT-0800 (PST)
"And I don't know how a man decides what's right for his own life it's all a mystery..." So we're really in the middle of an ice storm of sorts (not exactly like that other ice storm). There's like 1-2 feet of drifted powder snow on the ground, covered by a blanket of maybe 3/4" thick ice. The sun is starting to peek out, and the snow and rain has stopped, but they're not very sure if the temperatures are going to be warm enough to melt it away before tormorrow morning. So today's the second day in a row I've worked from home. Irony? I had a strange dream the other night, based around a fictional Flaming Lips song. It was very moving, surreal stuff...but you don't get details here.
Wed Dec 24 2003 16:52:37 GMT-0800 (PST)
So, for many (defined as 0 < many < 120) months now I've been thinking about something related to sound. And music. Or noise. And I remember when I downloaded Negativland's U2 (which, for the novice, you simply could not find because of the BANNED status) in .au format on a Sun workstation and my headphones roared in 1992...but then it's like a car crash and all the skidding and smoking tires and broken glass led me right smack dab into Epitonic. Shit!
Thu Dec 18 2003 22:41:28 GMT-0800 (PST)
If you happen to have $16,000 laying around and you really want to impress me this CHRISTmas season, how about mindfucking me with this bad-boy or my aboslute all-time dream car? That's right...the same seller. Yowza. I'd be broke if I was rich. I'd be funny and ironic if I wasn't so serious. Seriously, though, I think I'm in the market for a califone or maybe a true black vintage fone. I'm gonna burn in hell. Tis the season to be greedy.
Mon Dec 15 2003 08:19:49 GMT-0800 (PST)
So mostly, life's been pretty good I suppose. The last day of my 9-year stint with OSC is on Tuesday, and I start my new job on Wednesday. "No break for me!" It's strange, but I'm actually pretty nervous about being the new guy [again]. I'm looking forward to getting out of the house more, though, and I'm very excited about working for such a modern, forward-looking company. Yes, sure, it's a weird time to change jobs...but it just feels right. The downside is going to be remembering a grip of new names, wearing clothes that I would never wear otherwise, commuting, and managing parking and lunches...but overall, this is a good move for me. I'm ready to go forward. And now is the part of our program where I link whore: Lots of lengthy and interesting information about FPI/Unicor can be found here (and continued on for several linked pages here). Just in case you were interested. EM411 is a pretty decent little electro-music co-op site where people spin virtual knobs on laptops. One thing they didn't teach you in art school is that Joseph Beuys made a 7" and accompanying video in the 1980s. Crappy and beautiful in its catchiness. Note the new linkpile items for r4nd and wolf eyes. Nullpointer is doing amazing things by cross-breeding an artist's asthetic with source code and gameboys. These guys have made some crazy good pieces, which I'm pretty sure somehow includes the mind-blowing (WebTV)/).
Fri Nov 14 2003 10:31:47 GMT-0800 (PST)
There's a cat mauling a dead squirrel in the neighbors backyard. Yuck! I never really considered cats and squirrels to be enemies...until now. You learn something new every day.
Fri Nov 14 2003 09:49:41 GMT-0800 (PST)
So I guess I haven't posted since we got our puppy a few weeks ago. It's crazy how fast those little bastards grow at that age. Sure, I suppose he's cute, but he's certainly a handful. I can't think of the last full night of sleep I've had.
I finally decided to get out of the house and make a trip to Fry's Electronics the other night. I had truly forgotten just how insanely huge that place is, and the variety of products is just mind boggling. I left the store without spending a penny, but I knew that I could have spent $100k without even breaking a sweat. I spent quite a few minutes drooling over the tiny little Sony VAIO laptop Mac knockoff thingies. Wow. I haven't really been that impressed with a piece of equipment in a long long time. Now if only I could find $2300 just laying in the street...
Should I go see KMFDM when the play in a couple weeks? I think I should...who knows if I'll ever get the chance again. I wonder if there are still tickets...bah. I know Pigface is coming very soon too...I guess it's time to start saving.
Sat Oct 25 2003 18:01:20 GMT-0700 (PDT)
We got back on Tuesday after being out of town. We're going to be planting a memorial tree (which Larry and my mom got for us) in back in memory of Eileen. New photos posted about our house and the golden retrievers we visited this afternoon. It looks like we'll be closing the deal in the next few weeks.
Wed Oct 08 2003 23:53:28 GMT-0700 (PDT)
Hello October, I've been missing you. Noisybox.net got a new, o-hallows themed intro. Evidently, I'm a clown, and I always have been. Makes sense, I suppose. After 3 months and 4 days (that's well over a fiscal [you ever notice that fiscal is close to fecal?] quarter), the noisybox dot net LED sign is finally back in operation. I reworked the wiring harness this evening and separated the RS232 cable from the power cable, and I made a 30' RS232 cable (running at 115200bps I might add). The weather module still hasn't been updated though. I should change that, because gkrellm says it's 55F, which is a very pleasant temp indeed. I will have the crappy webcam up shortly, provided I can make a ghetto cat5 cable carry USB like 25-30 feet and obtain some adaptors/ends (goddamn, USB is only like 5 or 8 pins, no?) I saw Underworld the other day...and goddamn if that wasn't a really really good flick. I had very low expectations, and I mostly expected an action-packed Trillian vamp character rip-off...but (without spoiling too much anyway) it really wasn't. I walked out of the theatre knowing that Underworld was what Blade fucking should have been. Sorry guys, I don't care how much you liked your precious Blade, this movie was a thousand times better. And I discovered that Bubba Ho-tep is playing downtown here, and I should really go and see that while I can....but I'm putting in a yard and I'm trying desperately to design a slide-angle tester and I'm working (no, that's not mine, phew) quite a bit and travelling soon and generally trying to get things in order. It'll get comfy, I promise.
Mon Sep 29 2003 00:24:07 GMT-0700 (PDT)
What better way to relax after a weekend of fence building and a night of assembly coding than with a smooth game of Aztec?
That game is hard. Damn hard. In the above screen, I've been trapped and the ceiling has decided to start dropping on me. After all these years, I forgot to use the dynamite to blow a hole in the wall or floor and ultimately met my demise. :)
I agree -- the worst part of Aztec seems to be the keyboard layout. I'm convinced that it's actually random. I used to play Aztec for hours.