Archive for July 2004

nicecast

Hey, you can catch my music on my nicecast stream here:

djcatnip – steve cooley – “my so called music”

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

plus-ca-change-plus-c’est-la-meme-chose.

[Boing Boing]

Don’t do this.

c’est la editorial policy, mon cher)

yeah.. what? keep it down to earth. The more “lingo”, buzzwords, Latin, and French you use, the less relevant you are to me. I just don’t have time to figure it out, and it makes you look elitist. “Don’t you understand what I write? Pish tosh.” If you’re trying to gain a French readership, don’t force them into reading English, write it all in French.

all I’m saying is: Try to say what you mean in the main language you start your story in.

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

On voting

I wish I could vote harder. You know? With a tangible force. But I can not… it’s merely pushing a button, punching a hole in a card. Almost zero force required, yet, I can do nothing more powerful than that exact action. I urge you to please register to vote if you’ve moved within the last year, and please exercise your privilege to vote on November 2.

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

John Edwards at the DNC

I kept hearing people say “My heart is full” in the speeches. I found it touching first, but kind of campy after hearing it over and over. Listening to John Edwards… well, I guess I know what that feels like. I’m so energized. Hope is on the way, indeed.

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Salsa

I’ve been working on a salsa recipe for about 9 months now. Largely based around peppers… 2 habeñeros, 4 jalapeños, anaheim, bell, black beans, tomatoes, corn, cilantro… I just added 3 chipotle peppers, and fire roasted the other peppers… wow, those chipotle peppers really add a smokey kick! I already have all the kick I want from the habeñeros, but those chipotles.. wow. I’ll probably just do two next time. it’s a little too much now. But… yeeeeeeeah, it’s soooo hot, YUM!!! Narrowing in on tha killa recipe!! look out peoples!

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Carlson on Clinton’s speech

Tucker Carlson
I thought he was harshly partisan. I was kind of shocked by it. He’s the former president; you’re not supposed to accuse half the country of seeking to divide people. You can’t accuse half the country of being evil.

He didn’t accuse half of the country of being evil. You’re putting words into his mouth, just like O’Reilly does. In fact, aren’t you on the fox payroll? I caught some fox “news” tonight. Holy fuck, it’s crap. O’Reilly… you’re an idiot. I saw that interview with Nader tonight. Nader makes a certain amount of sense, but.. as my friend Al Gore said tonight “Do you really think there’s no difference in the candidates?” and “Did you really get what you were after?” No, and No. Not that I voted for that liar W… I certainly did not.

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Al Gore! Al Gore!

Great speech, Al!!

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter


*Man, these evil hucksters get a little more

diabolically self-referential every day.

This just in:

From: MAILER-DAEMON@well.com

Subject: Mail System Error – Returned Mail

Date: July 26, 2004 10:21:48 AM CDT

To: bruces@well.com

Dear user of well.com, Mail server administrator of well.com would like to inform you that,

Your account was used to send a huge amount of spam during this week.

Obviously, your computer had been infected by a recent virus and now runs a hidden proxy server.

We recommend that you follow our instructions in the attachment in order to keep your computer safe.

Virtually yours,

The well.com team.

(((clickable attachment)))

bruces@well.com.zip (28.4 KB)

*Good thing I’m a Mac guy. [Beyond the Beyond]

Phew, good. I got the same pile of crap today, too. I had to double check the firewall, but it appears to be all in order. Heh, being on a mac is so nice. I hope I don’t come off as elitist when I talk to people about not having to worry about viruses, but.. it’s true, I don’t have to worry about viruses. Every time you mention “virus” to the other 95%, they launch into “Ooh, I got one on my computer at work, and I got one at my computer at home”, and I just say “I don’t ever get a virus.” … and I worry that sounds like I’m being a snob. I wonder how to deliver that message without coming off as a punk.

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Rescue Me

They’re definitely pushing on the limits of what the FCC has said they will tolerate with the language, but.. that was an awesome show. I’m definitely not impressed with the racist/sexist comments, but they balance it with showing how completely insecure and unprocessed these guys are with their emotions.

Rescue Me starring and co-wrote by Denis Leary

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Snow Sim

moblogwhoa, check this out.. they put up some snow-only sims! They have a ski lift that works, and the beginnings of a snowboard. Pretty cool!

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

interesting text drawing error

moblog

I had opened up a 3 meg text file in BBEdit, and for some reason (due
to using /r’s instead of /n’s) I got all of the lines all mashed up
into one line. This is the resulting render, blown up 500%… i
dunno, it’s just cool looking. some look like faces, some look like buildings . . . aesthetics from random, unexpected places. Neat.

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

sing it for me

here’s a truly awesome website project where you type in lyrics for a song, and it’ll go back and try to match all your words to snippets of songs to chain together people singing your lyrics. I saw this on milk and cookies.. wow, how cool. It’s a bit like a haiku insofar that you have an idea, and you try to match it to the rules. if it doesn’t work with the rules, you modify your idea until it fits the rules. Once it fits, man is it funny. Here is a song i wrote for george w. bush.

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Napster…

A federal judge permits a lawsuit against past Napster investors to proceed. Plaintiffs say the song-sharing service cost music publishers billions of dollars in lost sales; defendants still hope for a dismissal. [Wired News]

Whoops. . .

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Clubs in SL sucking all the server resources

I posted this to the forums in a discussion about how it sucks that clubs that basically create an annoyance of server lag due to their popularity. As usual, a few users dominated the conversation with a flamewar.

You know what we need is a CLUB SIM.. where it’s a.. well, a lot like real life.

in real life:
When you throw a weekly event, you’re usually throwing it at a club or bar somewhere.. Somewhere the community as a whole agrees is a good and un-annoying place for one. You go in, put up your day glow crap and black lights, set up your turntables and speakers, and handle promotion.

Usually what you get back from this venture is a percentage of the bar take. Or you have to pay for the space for the night. Or the bar/club gets a percentage of your cover charge take at the door.

So, what’s the analogy for second life? So far it’s mirroring real life. People down your street want to throw a party every week, and they’re attracting a lot of people and making (not a lot of noise, but) an annoyance to you in the form of server lag and access problems.

What if we had a sim specifically for clubs? Or any event where you’re drawing a huge crowd and you’re not a majority land owner in your sim.

As LL, you could auction off primetime slots. Fast fast fast club server time slots for what.. 0 event L dollars to start off with. Instead of the $500 for you and $500 to raffle off, you forfeit that as your fee for the fast club sim.

If it were a situation where you had to swoop in and set up shop the night of your event, so much the better because it would make you as the event planner better at being efficient about how your club is constructed. If you’re not in it for the money of throwing an event, and dwell is apparently a non-issue as far as bonuses go, then that justifies you having your slot machines and texture shops and model searches and violence events.. or whatever it is that you do to make money.

If you have these events in one sim, it’s in a predictable location for people to go to so you get “contact marketing” like Bourbon Street in New orleans, and.. it keeps the lag outta the backyard of people who don’t want you there.

Of course that means regulation on the part of LL.. and that costs administration dollars and generally looks like censorship. “you can’t have a club here. it’s against the rules” .. and someone will get pissed and say “facists!!” probably.

oh well.. the search continues.

and basically where the conversation ended was that the general populis wants basic things (sex, violence, gambling), and solving problems with your head is too hard.

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

factchecking Fahrenheit 911

It appears bulletproof.

Here are Michael Moore’s extensive factchecking notes on Fahrenheit 911.

Link

(via Kottke) [Boing Boing]

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter