Unemployed computer philosopher with theory and experience relevant to large-scale graphics and imaging systems, especially image analysis and recognition. Will work for sanity.
I went to that last show by myself, and had a cosmic moment when I asked Cha, the drummer who I've seen play in several different bands, if she had been in any bands before I first saw her play with Matt and Tony (called Nectar). She smiled, and said yes, then looked shocked for a moment as Matt and the other guy in her first band (before Tony, called Hear) walked up.
It was the breakup show, and they had problems with the sound balance at the Rio. I couldn't hear Mauri's tasty lead guitar, and that was a big problem. I had to move myself around the room to get the mix I wanted. Or maybe it was Leslie's 96-year old grandmother seated in the very front that intimidated the sound guy, I don't know. For a while it was only bass and drums, which is fine for your average punk band, but did these girls a disservice.
Befor the last song Mauri gave Leslie a kiss on the cheek. After the song she acted at smashing her guitar with little damage, until Leslie picked up Mauri's guitar and gave it a few whacks of her own. The last thing I saw after the show was Mauri's friend carefully inspecting the damage, saying it was repairable. I told him to thank Mauri for the music, and walked out.
For me a trip to San Francisco is usually a spiritual journey. I fear more will be required in the near future, to contemplate what the world could have been, what it might get to someday, and why things are the way they are now. And some day I'll tell you my stories of Harold Stassen. Kudos to whomever can figure out the connection.
Anyone from the Peninsula want to car-pool to the very last show of Glitter Mini 9 in San Francisco, Sat. Jan 25th? They go on stage at 11 at the El Rio. If you love the Donnas, GM9 will steal your heart away, then break it.
(pointed out by a friend) Where is the source for Safari? Why am I not informed of its GPL licensing when I download the beta binary (imposed by the use of khtml)? Why isn't slashdot.org all over this?
We're all the unbelievably lucky winners in the craps game of life, the fortunate progeny of countless generations of successful reproducers. Shouldn't that be enough?
Speaking of bets, any wagers on how long before AOL Time Warner drops the AOL from its moniker? That will make it easier to name each of the two phallic towers it is building on the southwest corner of Central Park.
I'm quite intrigued by Lawrence Lessig's Creative Commons foundation, an attempt to formalize liberal licensing of artwork and other media. I had created my own license for Artwork , Web-Pages, or CD-ROMs a while back, but I'll gladly switch to the equivalent Attribute-NonCommercial from CC.
Now I just wish they would publish an unfiltered feed of web-sites that register at their site. Nothing wrong with them creating a database of materials they judge to be in their interest to publicize, but why sit on the only complete database of CC-licensed material? Their web pages state they expect others (search engines, et.al.) to build these indices, but why search the whole web when you can start with a targeted list?
shlomif, yeah that's it, that's what we need, a Freshmeat for Creative-Commons.
Converted (to PDF) and uploaded the first chapter of my Creative Commons-licensed fantasy story. Fear not, the rest is finished (was finished long ago). I just have to retype those portions which I have only a paper copy. Wait a month for the whole thing, or start reading it to your kids in serial fashion now.
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