Outstreched arm

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

A tribute to goatse.cx

You've earned your retirement, old friend. May you find new victims through this tribute. Farewell.


Sometimes you just need a change

A bunch of transformed faces of me

First audioblog

this is an audio post - click to play

Blogger? Hardly knew 'er!

Why Blogger, why now? Why not stay with my current, heavily modified Wordpress engine?

I'm sure you've noticed various problems with my blog, of severity ranging from mild layout weirdness on IE to server unavailability. Very little of this is the fault of Wordpress, which is a fine, fine system and I recommend it to those interested in having a decent PHP solution they can easily customize.

However! On the hosting side, I had constant problems with the server, and decided to finally put my trust in Blogger. With this move to the mainstream comes an array of features - just look for Blogger add-ons and Blogger-friendly software out there. I can now blog from Dashboard (the OS X one), something I'd been trying to implement myself for a while.

I've also created a Flickr account (hey, there's an iPhoto plugin!), and a Froogle wishlist. These will be integrated with the blog in the next few days. I'm just too lazy to consolidate all my publishing, and the interminable back end twiddling resulted in very little front end content. Relying on these major services should allow me to focus on what I have to say, I hope.

Monday, May 30, 2005

Seven things I feel indifferent about about you

The mission, as briefed on by Christine:
01. Reply with your name and I will write something about you.
02. I will then tell what song/movie remind me of you.
03. If I were to apply an o'clock to you, it would be...
04. I will try to name a single word that best describes you.
05. I'll tell you the most memorable moment I've had with you.
06. I will tell you what animal you remind me of.
07. I'll then tell you something that I've always wondered about you.
08. Put this in your journal.

Her answers re: yours truly:
1. You are one of the only people I talk to online that I KNOW I won't ever get sick of talking to, no matter how random our conversations are.
2. song - I'm Too Sexy (lol jk) movie - any artsy intellectual film
3. whenever I get to talk to you oclock
4. gordian
5. I can't say any moment has been particularly memorable, just the whole damn experience.
6. a bear because you're furry
7. Why is his head so big??? (LOL)

My answers re: her
1. She is still a puzzle, Dietrichian if not gordian.
2. Song - Bean Is Just A Super-Rodent, though that should really be about someone else. Movie - Dementia 13.
3. The AM. She's up... always.
4. Two, "incorporeal" and "corporeal".
5. The time she made fun of me for eating tofu.
6. I'm not gonna say "bunny". Squirrel.
7. I did!

If you'd like me to do the same for your name, just post it as a comment.

Questionnaire to start this thing with

1) My Uncle once: became my landlord.
2) Never in my life: have I been considered the "bad boy."
3) When I was five: I something something I can't remember now 'cause I can't remember most things from when I was under twelve.
4) High school was: split in two chronological halves, lame/cool, innocent/not.
5) I will never forget: burning a single human hair pulled out of my own head, in the bathroom on a slow afternoon, because I wanted to see what would happen. Then thinking, because it was such an odd thing to be doing, "you'll never forget this."
6) I once met: Richard Dawkins, so I can die young, but I don't wanna.
7) There’s this girl I know who: don't get me started.
8) Once, at a bar: I was told by a drunk I "had that look of someone who knew what they were doing." I guess that's why she was a drunk.
9) By noon I’m usually: either getting sleepy or waking up (the pattern is random).
10) Last night: I explained what a 'bit' was to a person much smarter than I.
11) If I only had: less of a heart.
12) Next time I go to church: I'll go feet first.
13) Terry Schiavo: Giordano Bruno.
14) What worries me most: is the time wasted.
15) When I turn my head left, I see: a framed Arizona Daily Star cover, "Men Land on The Moon."
16) When I turn my head right, I see: A sofa, over it a bookshelf, dartboard, window, Florida stretching infinitely.
18) What I miss most about the eighties: being four.
19) If I was a character written by Shakespeare, I’d be: Antonio.
22) I have a hard time understanding: goddamn MM Flash.
23) If I ever go back to school I’ll: stand up for myself like a motha.
24) You know I like you if: you never will. Sorry. You'll have to ask. It sucks.
25) If I won an award, the first person I’d thank would be: the whoever gave the award... nothing else makes sense.
26) Darwin, Mozart, Slim Pickens & Geraldine Ferraro: Yay, hello, aw yeah, and I'll go google.
27) Take my advice, never: on second thought, don't take my advice.
28) My ideal breakfast is: oh oh, check this out: eggs hussard with marchand de vin sauce.
29) A song I love, but do not have is: not having songs is the least of my troubles.
30) If you visit my hometown, I suggest: telling me what the hell it looks like now.
31) Tulips, character flaws, microchips & track stars: N/A, same as character traits, sweet, and, wait, is this a Belle & Sebastian reference?
32) Why won't anyone: be?
33) If you spend the night at my house, don't: worry.
34) I'd stop my wedding for: if she said "tomato."
35) The world could do without: all is contingent on everything else.
36) I’d rather lick the belly of a cockroach than: fellate a cockroach.
37) My favorite blonde is: I don't know, Elizabeth Shue? (Wait, I got it: Monica Vitti)
38) Paper clips are more useful than: most things.
40) And by the way: I love and I hate Alice Coltrane.
41) The last time I was drunk, I: had the same rotten old time.