it’s just me and my laptop

and a boca burger with cheese embedded in it. and some country corn that is kind of sweet and salty at the same time. and a tall glass of cold water. gosh is blue moon ever a lovely beer. post…

change is afoot

if you’re reading this, then you realize that i’ve moved my blog onto a webserver in my living room. my unc web space is now essentially an html business card, inspired by anton’s recent post. the liberal use of tilde…

on self and predeterminism

is life all about being in a particular place at a particular time or can anyone do anything they set their minds to? these two philosophical cliches have been rattling around in my mind lately. the first suggests it doesn’t…

AMERICA, FOCUS!

warning: this post contains liberal use of profanity and appears in all uppercase letters in a blatant attempt to get america to WAKE THE FUCK UP!!! WHO THE FUCK CARES THAT GEORGE W BUSH GOT SPECIAL TREATMENT IN THE NATIONAL…

there is only one issue this election

removing george w bush from office. that’s why nothing else, no issue, no high-minded ideal or promise matters. that’s why this has become a no content election. what’s sad is just how bland john kerry is. that the only way…

interpreting signs from fate

i used to expound on this theory of interpreting signs from fate, especially in terms of social interaction. it kind of went like this: if someone caught my attention three times, i should interpret that as fate whacking me on…

a coincidence across time and space

something like the coincidence i described in my previous post, interpreting signs from fate, happened last week. at doc searls’ ibiblio talk he summarized some of the things george lakoff says about conservatives’ and liberals’ differing use of the metaphor…

what to do if you want to buy a computer

this post is dedicated to melanie and pj in tennessee weight first you have to decide laptop or desktop. let me make this easy. if the laptop you’re looking to buy weighs more that 4lbs, you’re not going to enjoy…

on future careers

at the hypertext conference i heard dan gillmor talk about his experience of journalism, and something at that moment resonated with me. there are things that a journalist does (communicating, writing, explaining) that i would like to be doing more…

How one can become a terrorist?

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a recurring dream about erosion

last friday i claimed i don’t have any recurring dreams. and then a few nights ago i had a dream that i swear i’ve had before. i’m sitting on a narrow ledge on a very high cliff with my legs…

i support activist judges, do you?

Note: this sticker has been discontinued. Federal courts would be barred from striking the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag under a bill passed on Thursday by a House of Representatives split largely along…

can i take a request?

i keep a list of things to write about. actually i only started this list a little while ago when i felt like i had ideas constantly flying through my head that would be conspicuously absent whenever i sat down…

dear music industry,

i used to listen to a lot more music when i could freely download whatever i wanted using napster and audiogalaxy. i was my own radio station and music scout. i’d buy a cd if the bulk of songs on…