Archive for September 2005

Vote for Pedro!

no, wait.. Vote for me!

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treo 670/700

I can tell you right now that the new Treo just jumped the shark.  Palm just jumped the shark.  My treo 650 was the last great thing they ever did.  As long as I can still get batteries for the next 3 years or so, that’ll be fine, all will be well in the world.  But… putting a microsoft OS on your phone…  what a horrible idea.  The next phone I get ain’t gonna be a M$ device… count on it.

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More from Tino Corp.

Fine art degree?

That would be someone else’s idea of what an educated person is. When it comes to fine art, nothing could be more noble than the pursuit of your own style. Even if it takes a whole lifetime. No, I don’t have a degree, but I feel like my standards for my work are high nonetheless. I’ll never “graduate” from my own curriculum, because my own curriculum will never end. I’m producing new works. That’s what you’re supposed to do whether you have a degree or not: produce works for the.. rest.. of.. your life. Opposing ideas? Agreeing ideas? Leave a comment.

Teaching “Turntable as an instrument”

2005 sculpture 2 timelapse movie

Here is the second timelapse for the second sculpture.

new sculpture timelapse

I just posted a timelapse of cutting and sanding the pieces of the new direction.. check out the timelapse movie here.

dot mac new “large” movie size

that new bigger iMovie size in your .Mac homepage template appears to be 480×288 … which is not 16×9 aspect ratio… it’s a lot closer to 15 by 9.

if you’re going to resize 640×480 footage to maximize this size, you’d want to resize to 384×288

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good advice

Yesterday, my extremely talented wife asked me how the new painting is going. I said “eh..” with a shrug. “Well, keep at it. It’s a dance, you know. Keep going.” Good advice, and a nice way to look at it.

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sculpture 2

The new piece is coming along pretty nicely. I sort of worked out a lot of the problems on the first piece in the new series, and now I’ve implemented some serious speedups.


layout


cutout, vertical layout figured out and pieces primed


spacers placed, glued, and fastened


underpainting done


layer one of the top painting


layer 2/3 of the top painting

Another couple of layers of top paint and final glue up, and piece 2 is done.

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FREE LAND FOR KATRINA RELIEF?

FREE LAND FOR KATRINA RELIEF?:

A recreation of New Orleans’ French quarter, a live music telethon with a 100+ live audience, a Mardi Gras march with avatars made up as floats– the possibilities are infinite. Springboarding off the gratifying success of so many SL-based Katrina relief efforts (scroll down this blog to see just a sampling) Linden Lab has offered to loan out a multi-simulator plot of 32 to 64 acres for benefits and events to help the hurricane’s many victims. If enough Residents express interest, this land will for a time be opened wide to the wildest events that can be conceived on such a vast space.

Details here— express interest in getting involved (in any capacity) here.

This is an excellent idea. charge a reasonable price for admission to a new orleans recreation sim, and have those proceeds go to the red cross. Wicked cool.

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Karl Rove.. in charge of the katrina recovery

You’re got to be kidding me.  That’s the worst idea I’ve ever heard in my life.  That shows a complete disregard for a honest attempt at any kind of human emotion or motive other than greed for power, money, and influence.  ironic, but karlrove is right next to katrina in my technorati tags.  Is that how this matter was decided? It sure looks like they didn’t really have any good intentions for this effort, so it’s gotta be something stupid like that. 

“k-a-t-r-i-n-a…  k-a-r-l-r-o-v-e… hey, that’s got the same kinds of letters! it’s even the same number of letters! Get turd blossom in here.  Turd Blossom, I’m going to give you 200 billion dollars to spend on katrina recovery.  Now, I want you to be sure to thank all of our supporters down in houston, so make sure most of it goes there. I think I have to go to the rest room, is that possible, Karl? Ok, good, follow me into the stall.  Now, remind me how this ear piece works? Karl, quit lookin’ at my doodad. Can you stop talking so fast when you’re on the microphone in my ear? I have a hard time keeping up. It’s hard work. it’s hard work, Karl!

ahh, where’s my puppettime george w. when I need it?

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It’s done.

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2005Sculpture1-01

I’m extremely pleased with this piece, and I’m intending on it being the direction I go in for a while.
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Bush takes responsibility?

Bush only “takes responsibility” because there are no consequences for doing so. I just saw this headline “Owners of flooded St. Rita’s Nursing Home charged with 34 counts of negligent homicide, Louisiana attorney general says.”… well, shouldn’t you charge Bush then, too? He says he takes responsibility for the failures of the response. He should have offered transit for those especially at risk for catastrophic events like this. He’s equally negligent, and therefore should be equally culpable for real, tangible consequences.

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Can desktop software be continuously developed?

Can desktop software be continuously developed?:

Between the Lines comments:

» Bill: Give us the new Office 12 interface now | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com

…the new model for software today is continuous improvement, not big bang costly upgrades that promise “better results, faster” in 18 months or two years…

Indeed.

But it may not be that easy.  It’s the delivery mechanism, the Place in marketing speak, that gets in the way.  Because desktop software typically doesn’t auto-upate on each launch, it needs to have fewer bugs at the time the user installs it.  Server-based software can be updated anytime, and users receive the benefits of new features and bug fixes on their next launch without any hassle.

RIAs are the key to bridge this gap…

Welllll, sort of.  Let me tell you a story about SecondLife.  I’m not a daily visitor to Secondlife, but, I might pop in twice a week for a minute or two.  Nearly every time I launch the app, there’s a new version.  Seriously.  Once a week.  20+ Megs of downloading, almost every time I launch the program.  Usually to fix a simulator-critical bug that causes EVERYONE to have to upgrade before they can get in.  It borders on ridiculous.

Then there’s Ecto… which updates every month or so, much more sane, but, if I don’t update, it’ll remind me to download the update even if I already have, but haven’t installed it yet.  “remind me in a week” would be nice here. Or, even better, “remind me after my next reboot”.

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