From the monthly archives:

September 2007

150 mg of Taliban

September 30, 2007

Prescribed, I think, by Dr. Emilio Lizardo.

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Ass tweeting…

September 30, 2007

I forget who called whom, but I learned about the concept of ass dialing from Liz Ditz a couple of years ago.  Now it seems that communications have evolved to the point of ass tweeting.  I’m proud to be a 21st century digital native, aren’t you?

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Unhung zeroes

September 29, 2007

a paper titled “Why Dilatation Generators Don’t Generate Dilatations.” We had read a written version but hoped that his talk would help … What about that Mexican hat? WHAT HAPPENS IF THEY DON’T FIND THE MEXICAN HAT? (Which was arrived by applying uncertainty around zero/a point.) You make a PLAN “B”. There are more amateurs [...]

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Goose Island Ramblers

September 29, 2007

Google returns about 1,260 hits for “Goose Island Ramblers” yet there is no Wikipedia entry for the locally famous band.  I suppose I could begin the documentation, but then I’d probably have to create a new Glen and Anne’s page and a Polkabilly page and god knows what… probably an In Heaven There is No [...]

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Bears repeating…

September 29, 2007

I wrote this a year ago and nothing much has happened to change my mind… It’s not about the shallow nature and the greed of the second generation brass-ring boys seeking to spin straw into gold. It’s not even so much about the immutability of the straw, although that’s a big part of it. What [...]

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Waldo Tunnel — Mystery Solved!

September 29, 2007

I thought the hippies did it — painted the rainbows on Marin’s famous Rainbow Tunnel on the Waldo grade just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Seems rather it was done by Alan Hart, a state employee with a vision. H/T to Brian Hayes for the story.

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Burma

September 28, 2007

The value systems of those with access to power and of those far removed from such access cannot be the same. The viewpoint of the privileged is unlike that of the underprivileged. Aung San Suu Kyi

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Blogging Theory

September 28, 2007

The following came from ctheory.net. I’ve simply made it a little more meaningful: The insurgency represented by web publishing in general and blogging specifically is the representative journalistic form of what Heidegger’s Nietzsche described as the age of “completed nihilism.” In this interpretation, blogging in its mature (nihilistic) phase — sick of itself, possessing no [...]

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