night

The clouds around the moon were very freaky looking.
But those are really hard to photograph.
So instead, this.


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Adium

Adium's ability to search IM logs is comically bad. It's so bad, I usually resort to grep. Which is almost enough to drive me back to iChat. But I like having OTR (crypto) built in, and iChat's multi-protocol UI is stupid (I want one list of contacts, not one list per server).
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Current Music: Tree Wave -- Sleep ♬

at least it wasn't cheese

I recently ordered some pants from Cyberdog. (Since I still wear clothes that went out of fashion 7-10 years ago.) They included with my order a piece of Starburst candy. That I'm pretty sure went stale 7-10 years ago.
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New Media Douchebags Explained

It would be wrong of me to use this as the
promo video for Ignite on the DNA calendar.

That would be wrong.

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fabrication

Dear Lazyweb,

I have an Illustrator file. I wish to have the outline therein manufactured into a flat plastic object. Say, 1mm thick. It's basically a comb for holding some small components at a fairly precise spacing, say, ±0.2mm tolerance. (Nevermind what it's for.)

I believe that here in the future, there should be some web service where I upload my .ai file, and then my object arrives in the mail. However, the only one I know of is Ponoko. Which sounds like exactly what I want... except that they're in New Zealand, a fact which they only cop to after you've gotten almost all the way through checkout and only then discover that their shipping rates are insane (like, I think you can put payload into orbit for less.)

It seems like most people who have cutters and fabricators are from the last century, and want to spend a bunch of time talking about it and holding my hand and writing me a personalized quote for the work and asking me about my feelings or whatever. Screw that. I just want the Kinko's of fabbing. Where is it?

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Galactica

This season of Galactica has pretty much blown so far. They haven't made me give a shit about anybody or anything that has happened. Bring back Sarah Connor.
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Twitter

  1. I still don't understand how Twitter is in any way superior to posting one-liners to Livejournal.
  2. I'm also not clear on how it's any better (or even any different) than idling on IM.

  3. I barely use the thing, but @rstevens said my name the other day, and I immediately got 50+ new followers. Then I mentioned it here in passing and I got 150+ more. I think half of them signed up an account 30 seconds before that. Who the hell are you people? No, don't answer that, I don't really care. Jesus.

  4. Those of you who post daily dumps of your twitter messages: fucking knock that shit off. It's annoying.

  5. In re point #1, I will now make a policy of posting more one liners to LJ. Possibly even from my phone.

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away, haunter of nightmares

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Point Break LIVE!!

Point Break LIVE!!

This sounds like the most awesome thing in the history of awesome things. rivetpepsquad and I are going to the 7:30 show on Sat May 3.

Point Break LIVE! is the absurdist stage adaptation of the 1992 Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze extreme-sports blockbuster that tells the story of former College football star, Johnny Utah, in pursuit of the surfing, bank robbing, skydiving, bare-hand-fighting adrenaline-junkie-cum-Zen-master Bodhi Sattva.

Point Break LIVE! features armed robbery, big-wave surfing, car chases, explosions, no less than two extended skydiving sequences and an indoor monsoon. This "action" play offers a true cathartic experience, putting you in the water with the surfers, throwing you out the door of an airplane and robbing you at gunpoint. Add in the hotness factor- surfer dudes and female stunt doubles and you have a night of live theater that rivals anything by Samuel Beckett in terms of pure excitement and energy.

The starring role of Johnny Utah is selected from the audience each night, and reads their entire script off of cue-cards. This method manages to capture the rawness of a Keanu Reeves performance even from those who generally think themselves incapable of acting. The fun starts immediately with the "screen test" wherein the volunteer Keanus (usually 5-15 men and women vie for the role) go through a grueling audition process. The part is then cast via applaus-o-meter.

Kathryn Bigelow- and Peter Iliff-approved!

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"Some day a real rain will come..."

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