Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Macbot News

Macbots, a Mac Tonnies tribute site, is developing nicely. There was an interview on Technoccult with facilitators blazingbetta and capnmarrrrk. Mac's last book, The Cryptoterrestrials: A Meditation on Indigenous Humanoids and the Aliens Among Us, published posthumously, is available from Anomolist books, and I haven't got it yet.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

BRL and beyond

I never used to watch Break Room Live because I listened to it. They had some good video clips that I never noticed until now.

Our poor fallen masters. Give generously.


Marc's House!


Ladybug and Lotus (though not at the same time or space)

Possible wallpapers, formatted to fit my display.

2009 photos taken with my phone. The ladybug was on the grassy hill overlooking Tokyo Bay down by the tetrapod beach at crematorium cove in Narashino in May. The lotuses were in Kyoto somewhere in a temple under some trees in a corner but I don't remember exactly.

Bluster and threat in software "patents"

Jonathan Schwartz of Sun describes getting shaken down by Bill of the Gates and Steve of the Jobs.


It's a wonderful life. Then again, it could be better. Mark Linkous = Sparklehorse = shot himself in the heart with his rifle a week ago. He was a talented musician, and I appreciated his work.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

E (Mark Oliver Everett of the Eels)

I guess I missed this April 15, 2008 set at KCRW. There are four parts.

This was a good 2005 performance of Dead of Winter from Electro-Shock Blues.

I forgot to buy E's book, Things The Grandchildren Should Know. Maybe I will now; I've been on an Amazon buying spree (relatively speaking). I'm disappointed to notice today that the BBC had YouTube pull down Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives. I never made a local copy before it disappeared. :-(


A few favorites from xkcd:

Monday, March 08, 2010

Wallpapers on DA

I am trying out DeviantArt. It has a number of annoying features, but I am trying to get used to them. Not sure how I can or will use it, but here are some desktop wallpapers based on some landscape photography from the public-domain USGS photo collection.

Ubuntu USGS "newspaper wall" by ~blues-tea-cha on deviantART

Ubuntu 2010 USGS Petroglyph by ~blues-tea-cha on deviantART

Ubuntu 2010 USGS Lohman by ~blues-tea-cha on deviantART