Today in procrastination follies. I should be adding ID headers to the video from last weekend’s Mock Trials. But A) I am too dizzy to stand up and work and B) I need to call my doc about that particular side effect. But C) I don’t have my new doc’s number in my phone and D) If I add it to my phone it won’t necessarily appear in my contacts on my computer. So… E) I’m now spending time looking up what the hell is up with iOS6 and the weird linked contacts thing and why it doesn’t sync back to Outlook/Exchange properly.
And F) I’m talking to you all about what you’re doing rather than doing real™ work. What are friends for?
So G) I’m going to blog this because I haven’t blogged crap in weeks.
Also — this made me very happy.
Yes, I know the frame runs out over the border of the column. The video is far too cool to stick into the little itty-bitty column width that my graphic-miser heart requires for hipster credibility.
There’s an entire website about it — with lots of pictures and making of bits.
And I’m considering learning/experimenting with comics and animation. Because wth? I need to go haring off after yet another medium for story telling.
I’ve missed a lot of reading time this week. We saw some awesome music.… Knopfler and Dylan on Saturday, Andras Schiff played all of Book 2 of the Well-Tempered Clavier on Monday and last night Mozart, Beethoven, Hayden and a world premiere — Dai Fujikura’s Mina, Concerto for 5 Soloists and Orchestra. That last piece […]
Things I’m in the middle of: Forensics for Dummies, Douglas P. Lyle — What it says on the tin. Simplistic but it does the trick as all I’m looking for a smattering of background and some vocabulary lessons. The interesting stuff will come later. 29th Years Best Science Fiction, Dozios — Dipping in and out. This will […]
Every now and again I rediscover some long forgotten corner of my vasty web empire and have to clean out an overgrown comments moderation queue. For a while there was a rash of spam comments made up of seemingly random bits of strung together prose. They stopped appearing a couple years ago. But I recently […]
Tomas looked down from the balcony. This house, the house he’d grown up in, was old, faded. The cool blues and sweet melons of his childhood forgotten and replaced with dry grays and dingy mustards. It was as if his mother had taken all of the color with her when she left. Papa had told […]
When I left, it was winter. I had arrived on a clear cold August night. Stopping on the butte overlooking the canyon, I wondered if there was any reason not to simply continue riding north. To be continued… First line courtesy of The Oracle. But yours won’t be the same.
Leonard Cohen The attendant held out the distinctive yellow and orange envelope. “Thank you Mr. Su” he said cheerfully as Kam took the envelope. “Have a nice day, Sir.” Kam stepped out of the arcade into the Pacific Avenue rush. He squinted against the low October afternoon sun. Damn, no sunglasses. He crossed the street to […]
Picked up The Jewel Hinged Jaw, Samuel Delany. Because Delany came up in a conversation recently and then I came across this little screed on io9:overmind http://io9.com/5910814/what-samuel-r-delany-can-tell-publishing-about-its-latest-trend Typically shallow but hits a pain point of mine about how many authors have succumbed to the production line via ghost writers and co-authors and how the product […]