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John Perry Barlow on John Kerry

Thursday, October 21st, 2004

“I think he’s been in the U.S. Senate long enough to have his backbone dissolved. ”

Not enough people with backbones around at the moment, even those we’d class as the good guys. When an idealist like Barlow has to resort to someone like Kerry who makes him uncomfortable you begin to see just how bad things are in this modern age.

At Times To Be Silent Is To Lie

Monday, October 18th, 2004

At Times To Be Silent Is To Lie – Miguel de Unamuno

At times to be silent is to lie. You will win because you have enough brute force. But you will not convince. For to convince you need to persuade. And in order to persuade you would need what you lack: Reason and Right.

Searches

Monday, October 11th, 2004

I see all !

2004.10.01 17:12:42 193.120.134.124 Search: query for ‘comreg’
2004.10.01 17:24:44 193.120.134.124 Search: query for ‘dsl’
2004.10.01 17:25:08 193.120.134.124 Search: query for ‘broadband’

Beardy

Monday, October 11th, 2004

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Dead horse

Thursday, September 23rd, 2004

Sick of this life
Not that you’d care
I’m not the only one with
whom these feelings I share

Nobody understands, quite why we’re here
We’re searchin’ for answers
That never appear

But maybe if I looked real hard I’d
I’d see your tryin’ too
To understand this life,
That we’re all goin’ through
(Then when she said she was gonna like
wreck my car…I didn’t know what to do)

Sometimes I feel like I’m beatin’ a dead horse
An I don’t know why you’d be bringin’ me down
I’d like to think that our love’s
worth a tad more
It may sound funny but you’d think by now
I’d be smilin’
I guess some things never change
Never change

I met an old cowboy
I saw the look in his eyes
Somethin’ tells me he’s been here before
‘Cause experience makes you wise
I was only a small child
When the thought first came to me
That I’m a son of a gun and the gun of a son
That brought back the devil in me

Sometimes I feel like I’m beatin’ a dead horse
An I don’t know why you’d be bringin’ me down
I’d like to think that our love’s
worth a tad more
It may sound funny but you’d think by now
I’d be smilin’
I guess some things never change
Never change

I ain’t quite what you’d call an old soul
Still wet behind the ears
I been around this track a couple o’ times
But now the dust is startin’ to clear
Oh yeah!!!

Sometimes I feel like I’m beatin’ a dead horse
An I don’t know why you’d be bringin’ me down
I’d like to think that our love’s
worth a tad more
It may sound funny but you’d think by now
I’d be smilin’
Ooh yeah, I’d be smilin’
No way I’d be smilin’
Ooh smilin’

Sick of this life
Not that you’d care
I’m not the only one
With whom these feelings I share

Jet man nananananaan JET MAN

Friday, September 10th, 2004

Jump out of a plane wearing a pair of wings and a jetpack.

Head Banger. Get the stress out without doing yourself physical damage.

Sammy the singing Birthday Cake.

Pinball machines used to make art. Pinball and other amusment machines refitted to make art. Interesting concept.

Forever Ruined

Friday, September 10th, 2004

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Extreme Gravity and stuff

Monday, August 30th, 2004

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Soon to be mine.

Extreme Gravity – Soap box racing taken to the next level. Corporates with lots of money having fun really.

Firediving Not sure is this for real or not.
“Fire diving is when ateam of Scuba or Skin Divers compete with another team on how many divers they can have scooped up by either a helicopterbucket or the scoop of a water dropping airplane”

Terraforming – The Building of Osaka Airport. Way cool pics of the airport appearing in the middle of the sea.

Not the Bladerunner illuminated umbrella. The Bladerunner ones were cool. This is naff.

Opening Hooks – The start of a cool book. Interesting idea. Some great first few lines of books there. The bloke running the site needs to intergrate this with amazon to make a tiny bit of cash.

It’s been a while

Wednesday, August 25th, 2004

Had loads to post and then my pc crashed so lost loads of links.

Bjork the Pirate. Yarr ! Great interview with this unqiue human.

Economist reviews the Book “Company of Strangers”.

Furl – Online bookmark thing. Kinda like Delic.io.us I guess. Just started using it and testing it.

Lycos specific search for forums and discussions. Results aren’t too bad. Minor UI tweaks are needed.


LiveJournal Attention Whoring

Gridcosm. I really love these art applications. There is going to be a fascinating future the more art and tech blend and morph together. Here’s the blurb:

How it works: Each level of Gridcosm is made up of nine(9) square images arranged into a 3×3 grid. The middle image is a one-third size version of the previous level. Artists add images around that center image until a new 3×3 grid is completed, then that level itself shrinks and becomes the “seed” for the next level. This process creates an ever expanding tunnel of images, the newest level a direct result of the previous level which is a result of the previous level… and so on.

Tricks of the trade. Various tradespeople disclose some of their tricks. Some interesting bits. I like how if you use the word “rendered” instead of coloured the architect could charge four times as much.

Nintendo Underwear. Just so WRONG.

Meeting Point. I mentioned before a Gaydar for phones thing. Looks like someones made a start on it.

Bunny of the Month. Bit pricey for €35 a month but well creepy/cool.

Bulletproof

Wednesday, August 11th, 2004

Jason Byrne asks Richard Pryor a question:

Jason Byrne: You talk about Muhammad Ali in your latest DVD and how frightening it was to be in the ring with him. But do you reckon you could beat him now that the two of you shake like maracas?

RP: That’s your fuckin’ question?

How to Install Xp Unattended.

Create a symphony using Dot Matrix Printers

Extreme Democracy – some excellent essays on this. I’ve already read Joi Itos Emergent Democracy Paper.

Can a human see a single photon ?