Saturday, May 31, 2003

Nullsoft Beep is an application that makes your computer
sound like computers sound in the movies
Open Source Web Design is a community of designers
and site owners freely sharing designs and information
Lesbian Wiccans Save America
"Because if you don't notice
all the fiercely positive glimmers of hope,
no one else will...
because no one will notice these things for you.
Because noticing them only increases their power
and range and potential for revolution.
Because you have to stand up and do your own noticing.
Because it's socially responsible"

Mickey Mouse Trying to Commit Suicide
First Published in daily newspapers October 8th to 24th, 1930
The Invisible Library is a collection of books
that only appear in other books.
(I'm so overdue there, so I'M hiding from THEM!)
This experiment is all about whether you can spot the difference
between a genuine and fake smile
"this is a kind of collaborative mapping project.
it consists of geographical models
which are represented as RDF graphs.
you can wander round them,
like a MUD or MOO, with a bot interface
which you can use to create and connect new places."

White House insider cleans up Bush's image on film
"Written and produced by a White House insider
with the close co-operation of Mr. Bush and his top officials,
the movie The Big Dance represents an unusually close merger
of Washington's ambitions
with the Hollywood entertainment machinery"
a collection of guttural moans from comics
(the Citgo sign)
Pentagon Aims Guns at Lynch Reports
"What is particularly sad in all of this
is that a wonderfully hopeful story was available
to the Pentagon to sell to the eager media:
one in which besieged Iraqi doctors and nurses
bravely cared for – and supplied their own blood to –
a similarly brave young American woman
in a time of madness and violence.
Instead, eager to turn the war into a morality play
between good and evil, the military used –
if not abused – Lynch to put a heroic spin
on an otherwise sorry tale of unjustified invasion."
An account of the rites and mysteries connected with the origin,
rise and development of serpent worship
Stem cell 'immortality' gene found
"It has been christened Nanog
after the land in Celtic myth called Tir nan Og,
whose inhabitants remain forever young."

Friday, May 30, 2003

NBS: Metadata Glossary
from noisebetweenstations
Steve Aylett Quotes
"The optimist sees the future as a rabbit sees the oncoming truck - getting bigger, not closer."
Symbols of St.Petersburg as seen by its true photography master. Kitaev presents certain states of the City through his diverse perceptions of the place and makes us forget the City
that we once used to know...

Fused Books
"...a new series of wall pieces and books
with historical bindings and an imaginary writing system
inspired by Max Ernst and his experiments
with writing and Automatism.
Materials used are my own handmade gampi and kozo papers,
pen and ink, and encaustic paint
(which is a mixture of beeswax, resin and pigment)."

Thursday, May 29, 2003

"Build your own Religious Cult within minutes"
a service of Grateful Dead and Dead.Net
Columbia Journalism Review: The Lies We Bought

"Unfortunately, the politicians and their p.r. people know
all too well the propaganda dictum related twenty years ago
by Peter Teeley, press secretary to then VP George H.W. Bush...
'You can say anything you want during a debate,
and 80 million people hear it.
If “anything” turns out to be false and journalists correct it,
so what? Maybe 200 people read it, or 2,000 or 20,000.' "
US 'faces future of chronic deficits'
"But the Bush administration chose
to keep the findings out of the annual budget report
for fiscal year 2004, published in February,
as the White House campaigned for a tax-cut package
that critics claim will expand future deficits."

Wednesday, May 28, 2003

The Power of Metadata
Peer-to-Peer: Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Technologies
Adbusters: live without dead time
Adbusters CD, mixed by Dj Spooky that subliminal kid,
available only inside the May/June 2003 issue
of Adbusters magazine.

View from the bridge:
a profile of Don Delillo from The Guardian.
Web Services - Semantic Web
speech by Tim Berners-Lee
at the 12th international www conference.
budapest, may 21, 2003

Monday, May 26, 2003

Bus Stop Shelters in Ukraine
"Some are frescoed, some are etched,
some are tiled mosaics -- all are beautiful.
Most have fallen into a state of disrepair
because the local governments
can no longer afford to maintain them."
Your Name Here
"The ultimate generic industrial film,
built around every script and visual cliche."
American sphinx
Why Emerson's bicentennial is worth celebrating
Book of Blog
"Wherein the secrets of the blogging cabal are exposed to all"

Sunday, May 25, 2003

"Read This, asks and answers questions noone thought of!"
e.g.: "Why can Neo stop the Sentinels in the real world?"
(ahem...get A-Life!) : P
StrangeBanana creates a random webpage design
Fractal expressionism
"Experimental observations of the paintings of Jackson Pollock
reveal that the artist was exploring ideas in fractals and chaos
before these topics entered the scientific mainstream."
Gnosis Reloaded
"A high-tech, kick-ass, stylish action movie franchise
masquerades as a 2,000-year-old mystical revelation.
Or is it vice versa?"

In a dark time, the eye begins to see...
Theodore Roethke (1908-1963)

Friday, May 23, 2003

A Meeting of Snakes and Ganesh
from an exhibition of Indian women's paintings
How Ari Fleischer helped Bush fulfill a campaign pledge
to "change the tone" in Washington

"In point of fact, Anne, the sky is green.
The president has long said the sky is green.
Others will have their view. Anything further?"
A Conversation with Jonathan Schell

"What do you hope readers will take away from this book? "

"Confidence that there is a better
and more peaceful alternative
that is both hopeful and practical
than this path of escalating warfare
that we seem to be on. In other words,
a belief that if we turned away from this militarized path,
there really is solid ground to set our foot on
– if we would only decide to do so."

Strange Weather Lately
Kurt Vonnegut's lecture presented in April
at the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut.

Blog Name Generator
awright! i'm ""!

Thursday, May 22, 2003

Bard proven to be an expert on the brain
"...modern knowledge of neurology shows how extraordinary
was Shakespeare's understanding of the mind."
"The Truth Will Emerge"
"And when it does,
this house of cards,
built of deceit,
will fall."
Buddhists really are happier and calmer than other people
"Researchers...have found the practise can tame the amygdala,
an area of the brain which is the hub of fear memory."
I think these folks have something to do with
the most extensive credits crawl sequence in cinema history.
"How does one describe or categorize Boris Artzybasheff?
'Range' is the proper word..."
"...a portable room for rest, meeting or concentration.
A space of its own that can be used within any space,
cloud instantly defines an area and a mood apart."

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

An Atlas of the Universe
hey...i can see your house from up here!

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Structured Procrastination
"...virtually all procrastinators
have excellent self-deceptive skills also.
And what could be more noble
than using one character flaw
to offset the bad effects of another?"
Reasons to switch to the Mozilla Firebird browser
no corporate-mofo related reasons
Online Dictionary of Playground Slang
i know you are but what am i?
I was wrong. Free market trade policies hurt the poor
a World Trade Organization minister has had time to reconsider
RSS 2.0
whoa! how do i turn this thing off?
"If a man's good for nothing else,
he can at least teach philosophy."
William James
The Transnational Corporations Observatory
ohmygod! that one's heading right for us!!

Monday, May 19, 2003

Butterfly Alphabet
are they trying to tell us something?
Zdzislaw Beksinski
vivid Polish hyper-surrealism
kings of africa
portraits brimming with regal juju finery
WHAT HAPPENED TO $1 TRILLION? involves the pentagon

Sunday, May 18, 2003

a plethora of information available about RSS
it's the future: all plethora, all the time!

Saturday, May 17, 2003

"The proliferation of personal bloggers
has led to a new social anxiety: the fear of getting blogged."

Sitar turn

Norah Jones is Ravi Shankar's jazzy daughter!
(couldn't squelch that anymore)

Friday, May 16, 2003

Thursday, May 15, 2003

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

English Handwriting 1500-1700: An Online Course
much curlicue... no smiley-faces!

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Big collection of various free online searchable databases
stay still...don't'll just sink faster!

Monday, May 12, 2003

Vintage Synth Explorer
at least i've lived long enough to hear the phrase 'vintage synth'

Thursday, May 08, 2003

Fallacy Files Weblog
(no it isn't)
Inverted Totalitarianism
"...Thus the elements are in place: a weak legislative body,
a legal system that is both compliant and repressive,
a party system in which one party,
whether in opposition or in the majority,
is bent upon reconstituting the existing system
so as to permanently favor a ruling class of the wealthy,
the well-connected and the corporate,
while leaving the poorer citizens
with a sense of helplessness and political despair,
and, at the same time, keeping the middle classes dangling
between fear of unemployment
and expectations of fantastic rewards
once the new economy recovers.
That scheme is abetted by a sycophantic
and increasingly concentrated media;
by the integration of universities
with their corporate benefactors;
by a propaganda machine
institutionalized in well-funded think tanks
and conservative foundations;
by the increasingly closer cooperation
between local police and national law enforcement agencies
aimed at identifying terrorists, suspicious aliens
and domestic dissidents."
Every day at that time,
a new picture appears for exactly one minute.
After that, it's gone.!
" a SM2C (simulated monkey to consumer) new media business specializing in monkey phone call solutions for its customers"

Sunday, May 04, 2003

Gravity Ball
with a soundtrack by the Chemical Brothers!

Saturday, May 03, 2003

"Fifty years after its discovery, the double helix
is twisting itself ever deeper into popular culture"
"Things I've Pushed Through Toast"
how internet is THAT?

Friday, May 02, 2003

Thursday, May 01, 2003

Food-Eating Battle Monkeys!
left blank challenges you!