Archive for July 2005

ManRay has closed

I had only gone a few times during my Boston years but places such as this are important cultural and personal institutions. I certainly hope that there is follow through to the promise on their website

ManRay will be reopening shortly, at a new location. Check the website for update.

I haven’t followed the Boston scene in a while but when I last left our galant heros, they were slowly losing the battle to Puritanical forces.

[Insert image of Mel Gibson tied down on his back in front of a throng of onlookers]
“FREETRADE!”

New Random Images

I put a new set of random images in the upper right corner of the blog. Click on an image to make it larger. You can view them all here (sorry about the poor interface, but hey). Most of the images on the site are shrunk-down versions. Contact me if you want a full-size version of anything. (If I don’t know you, I may or may not oblige)

What I’ve done recently

Friday the 22nd – Wait most of the day for and then receive the bulk of my stuff via UPS directly to my storage space.

Saturday and Sunday the 23rd and 24th – take a welding class at The Crucible (the class ended up being not as educational as I had hoped)

Tuesday the 26th – Start contracting for Wavexpress.

Thursday the 28th – Help a friend of Vixen’s build an Art Car for Burning Man.

Friday the 29th – Meet Bean’s friend Cate. Help her sign-up for the San Francisco Marathon on Sunday. have a great lunch with her overlooking the ferry (all excepting the part where she nearly choked to death… quite a memorable start to our friendship!). Argue with a housemate who firmly believes that newspaper, paper bags, and white paper goes in the compost bin. walk to the Red Poppy Art House just a few blocks away and hear a Spanish guitar duet.

Saturday the 30th – Fill out the forms to get health insurance in California: it is going to cost 70% less than in New Jersey. I could have paid a mere 50% less and gotten almost exactly the same health plan as in New Jersey. See The Incredibles with Vixen and have an all-around very good evening.

Sunday the 31st – Maybe I will go see the San Francisco Marathon, or maybe The 2nd Annual Burning Man pARTiciPARADE. Oh my, I see that the marathon and the pARTiciPARADE are separated by only 3 blocks. I certainly hope that some planning has gone into this!

I certainly am keeping busy!

Lightning’s cool, huh, huh

More Arcs ‘n Sparks including the NEW record holder for the world’s biggest Jacob’s Ladder.

Thanks to the crew on JWZ’s blog for an amazing show.

engineering pornography

Russian spammer murdered

Russian spammer murdered
John Leyden, The Register 2005-07-26

Notorious Russian spammer Vardan Kushnir was found bludgeoned to death in his Moscow apartment on Sunday. He was killed by repeated blows to the head, Russian news agency Interfax reports…

Rants moving to the blog

I’m moving my Rants over from it’s old home on my site into my blog. I’ll release them gradually, offering time for comments.

You can tell it’s a rant by it being in the Rants Category.

Although these rants appeared before my WordPress blog started, I’m dating them appropriately. So for the time being, you’ll find all my Rants in a pile as the very oldest blog entries. I have not changed the text from the original. I may feel differently now but I haven’t updated them yet… all in the fullness of time…

Don’t take these rants too seriously but don’t dismiss them either. Rants are, by their nature, usually a topic for (heated) debate.

R?nt:
noun:
– Violent or extravagant speech or writing.
– A speech or piece of writing that incites anger or violence
– (Chiefly British) Wild or uproarious merriment
verb:
– To speak in a loud, pompous, or prolonged manner