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+----------------------------/--/-[Comonotonic - 04/07/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Listen   to  Digital   Hymns,  a  recommended  source  for  |  over the
 distorted  poetry  and prose  reading by  two  folks  over  |  ocean
 quality tunes.  RealAudio still stinks, though.             |
                                                             |
                             /--/-[Send in the overanalysis]-=--
                                                             |
 Judith of Calamondin sends: "audio + robots"                |  how about
                                                             |  that
 Dreams and  aspirations in .wav  format for  the  taking.   |
 Less polished  and planned than the hymns above, much more  |
 spontaneous.                                                |
                                                             |
 I  have a  little  digital recorder.  I hereby  promise to  |
 record myself if I suddenly burst into epic prose about my  |
 dreams.                                                     |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+------------------------------[Or in the illustrating mood]-=--
                                                             |
 Semi-interactive comics and doodling:                       |  again with
                                                             |  the doodles
 Motel Vite - A room, for you to color.                      |
                                                             |
 Mark  Martin's  Interact  -  Semi-Exquisite Corpse  is  my  |
 favorite, but  there are other activities to play with and  |
 stare at as well.                                           |
                                                             |
 Of course, Katie's  Scribble  mentioned a while  back  and  |
 much more out there.  I shall return to this topic.         |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------------------[Toys]-=--
                                                             |
 Mindstorms Ultimate Accessory Pack - My robots would be so  |  legos rule
 much more competitive with this, I can just smell it.       |
                                                             |
 Sennheiser Surrounder - Perfect  for  the  computer gaming  |  audio leash
 geek that wants to look like a fool from the future with a  |
 cyberpunk techno collar.  Neat idea though.                 |
                                                             |
 Napigator lets  you hook your  OpenNap client  up  to just  |  napster
 about anywhere.  Pick a server, any server.                 |  ya'll
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--
                                                             |  yes I'll
 "Sometimes it's good to forget that everyone hates you"     |  update the
                                            - Anonymous      |  question
                                                             |  soon
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--



+-------------[Poisoned by a rotted elf corpse - 04/06/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 In accordance with the Central Internet Authority,  I must  |
 link: Star Wars Flash movie simplification                  |  approx. 5
                                                             |  minute
 Really quite worth your time investment.  Well crafted.     |  loadtime
                                                             |
 Dude.                                                       |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+------------------[With respect to yesterday's fake ticket]-=--
                                                             |
 The ever-enigmatic proprietor  of Dagmar Chili (apparently  |  from the
 named Toadex Hobogrammathon) was kind (?) enough to inform  |  mouths of
 me of a rather hefty mistake in that Adbusters production.  |  grabes
                                                             |
 R.A. Lafferty didn't write in the "19th century" if he was  |
 born in 1914.                                               |
                                                             |
 Err, thanks hero Toadex... not-quite-nonsense  fans please  |
 note there's a whole new episode to decipher.               |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+--------------------[The studio walls are scrunching along]-=--
                                                             |
 What's making those sounds?  Arto  Lindsay won't tell me.   |
 Pandiero  is  the  only  oddity listed in the credits, and  |
 that's not making the modulated scraping noises.  Learn to  |
 play pandeiro, the  Brazilian  tambourine, anyway.  Groovy  |
 off-rhythm .rm sound files to loop!                         |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/-[Useless whining and such]-=--
                                                             |
 One messed up URL.                                          |  nothing
                                                             |  else good
 But hey, I finally got listed in  a  portalish site  as "a  |  today,
 collection  of  useless  information  gathered  from   the  |  sorry crazy
 Internet."  That is swell.                                  |  reader
                                                             |  folk who
                             /--/---------------------[Also]-=--
                                                             |  enjoy
 This  is broken  in Netscape on Solaris.   Thanks for  the  |  reading
 good, clean laugh Clint.                                    |  this page
                                                             |  for no
                             /--/-------------[And an email]-=--
                                                             |  apparent
 I recieved an  email today from an unknown source.  In its  |  reason at
 entirety (no subject was entered), it reads:                |  all
                                                             |
 "Both Fitch  products are named after  John  Fitch who  is  |  ...is this
 about to be inducted into the  Corvette Hall of Fame. John  |  an invasion
 is a famous race car driver who lead both the Mercedes and  |  of my
 Corvette race teams  to some of their  greatest successes.  |  privacy or
 Last year  he received the  National Transportation Safety  |  theirs?
 Boards  Medal of  Honor  for  his invention of  the safety  |
 barrels you can find on any highway. They are those yellow  |
 barrels that cushion an  out of control  car headed  for a  |
 concrete median.   John's  grandfather invented  the steam  |
 boat."                                                      |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--



+-----[Tomato golf in a swimming pool of salad - 04/04/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Want to trade indie/jazz/punk/noise/classical/etc mp3s?     |  repeating
                                                             |  the offer
 If not, how about a joke:                                   |
                                                             |
 Q: How much did the pirate pay for his piercings?           |
 A: A buck an ear!                                           |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+---------------[Enough with the bad puns, on to the images]-=--
                                                             |
 Seriously illusory dots from the unrelated Skeptinews       |  my head
 At first I thought it was an animation.  It's not.          |  hurts
                                                             |
                             /--/------[No longer comic art]-=--
                                                             |
 It's  impossible  to  find  more  information  about  Marc  |  identify
 Trujillo and  Tales  from the Land  of Plenty, a beautiful  |  with the
 comic which  doesn't  take aim at  humor.  It takes aim at  |  dancing
 your preconceptions,  like  any good frewfrawy  postmodern  |
 comic will.  The  facial expressions, seemingly  simple at  |
 first, are the amazing part of this.                        |
                                                             |
 My  current desktop [90k png] is a  redrawn interpretation  |  like you
 of these panels.  The interface hides in the cube, scared.  |  care
                                                             |
                                                             |
+---------[Out of culture comes the reaction and retraction]-=--
                                                             |
 Luther Blissett - an identity to order, for disorder.       |
                                                             |
                             /--/---------------[The exodus]-=--
                                                             |
 Interview on culture jamming with Joe  Matheny, known  for  |
 the "Reign of Frogs" White House email stunt.               |
                                                             |
 "Is CJ dead?"                                               |
                                                             |
 "No. It  will always be around as long  as we have  people  |
 who  are  not content  with  the consensus  reality, bored  |
 students, and people who  crave  media attention no matter  |
 how they get  it. I  guess  that's  the real  secret,  the  |  perceptive
 Culture Jammers are as addicted to the media as those that  |
 they accuse of being asleep. Maybe even more so."           |
                                                             |
                             /--/--------[Automobiles stink]-=--
                                                             |
 Random Walks [ex-pita] points to Adbusters' new Reclaiming  |
 Urban Space campaign: "Urban design for people, not cars."  |
                                                             |
 Don't miss: Fake traffic ticket PDF - "If you dispute this  |
 fine, the trial will be held in your own conscience."       |
                                                             |
                             /--/-----------------------[U2]-=--
                                                             |
 Why the sudden burst of anarchy?  I might have a chance to  |
 see Negativland on tour finally.  Have to study up.         |
                                                             |
                            [Imbibing plenty of the Refused]-=--
                                                             |
 "We want the airwaves back                                  |
  We don't just want airtime                                 |
  We want all the time all of the time"                      |
                                                             |
    - Refused, Liberation Frequency                          |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--



+--------["Don't feed the animals dice" - Anon - 04/04/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 D Bagshaw [who might consider starting his own log instead  |  nudge
 of  trying  to  take  over this one]  drops this initially  |
 inexplicable link: Isopsephia                               |
                                                             |
 Actually, after  some thought  and  a  look at  the  brief  |  thought
 history of isopsephia, I  figured out what this might be.   |  narrator
 You calculate numeric values for  Greek, Roman, and Hebrew  |
 words.  I know  I've seen Christian texts and/or pamphlets  |
 utilizing  this technique to prove  they are  correct.  As  |
 in, using it on  words in  some chapter of Daniel  to show  |
 how he prophesied the birth of Christ.                      |
                                                             |
 I was named after that Daniel.                              |  hmm...
                                                             |
                             /--/-[Unsure why this is funny]-=--
                                                             |
 This leads straight-away  into  Annie's  Lovely  Christian  |
 Ladies  pages, a  beautiful find by Mister Pants.   I have  |
 not laughed  that hard and  violently in quite some time.   |
 Seriously, I was falling apart.  You may or may not  laugh  |
 with me.                                                    |
                                                             |
                             [Are you reading this warning?]-=--
                                                             |
 Skip the  rest of  today  unless  you  like pain,  hatred,  |  contra dict
 suffering, or mp3s.                                         |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/------[Searches and smarts]-=--
                                                             |
 Some rather  prescient comments in the subversion note the  |  no problem
 prevailing  wind  of  searching  on  the  web.   [+briteny  |  there
 +speers naked nekkid nud "no clothse"]                      |
                                                             |
 Now, this leads  me to why I am sad about search returns.   |
 I don't want this particular hit to  get any more priority  |
 than it already has, so I  will replace vowels with  stars  |
 and let you fill in the blanks, eh?                         |
                                                             |
 Some  sick  f*cks  have been hitting  this  site  via  the  |  arg
 queries "n*de  ch*ldr*n" and "n*de l*ttle b*ys", due to  a  |
 mistake in song linking on my part.                         |
                                                             |
 Go away.                                                    |
                                                             |
                             /--/--------[The deadly rhythm]-=--
                                                             |
 As noted by a  subvertor, there are no longer mp3s in this  |  not out to
 version.  I am  scared of the Man.  But only in public...   |  make
 If you  would like to  participate in  an illicit  trading  |  anything
 ring hosted by me, drop me an email to that effect.         |
                                                             |
                             /--/---------[More geek chitin]-=--
                                                             |
 So  fitch.yi.org is now my  old P2-266 chip.  This  is not  |
 interesting.   Strange  part is,  the thing is overheating  |
 and locks up within 10 minutes if I have the case closed.   |
 If I wasn't a wuss, I would rip that motha open!            |
                                                             |
 Also on the OCP: Picture of P3 chip broken in half.         |  ooooh
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--



+----------------[Perhaps spinning too quickly - 04/03/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Deep into the leftover file we go.                          |
                                                             |
 Walken sound clips - self explanatory                       |
                                                             |
 Delved  deep into the Palace and Dirty Three archives this  |  new dirty
 weekend.  Okkervil River deserves  a mention in  the  same  |  three =
 vein, somewhat -- mp3s available.  As we're venturing into  |  good
 the wayback machine  today,  I'm afraid I did not note who  |
 pointed me here originally.                                 |
                                                             |
                             [Explicit cross-species action]-=--
                                                             |
 From  that  same  domain:  A  Stork   Christmas,  assorted  |  poetry
 naturalist and absurd poetry.  Stay away, kids!             |  stench
                                                             |
                                                             |
+--------------------------------[Fake, annoying stuttering]-=--
                                                             |
 Time...  for a confession. *sob*  I can't  - *sniff* - oh,  |
 it's   t-too   late   anyhow.   I  don't  *snurk*  own   a  |
 t-t-turntable *SNOOOORT* of my v-very own.                  |
                                                             |
 Clues welcome.                                              |  cheap clues
                                                             |  of course
 If I  scrounge  a  cheap table up,  I  this  double LP  is  |
 required.                                                   |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+---------------------[The final word on refuse and garbage]-=--
                                                             |
 While engrossed in Hofstadter's  Metamagical Themas still,  |  Pat, I'd
 I  re-read  the  segment on Stuff  and  Nonsense.  This...  |  like to buy
 limerick... is superb.                                      |  a malaprop
                                                             |
                             /--/---------[by W. S. Gilbert]-=--
                                                             |
 There was an old man of St. Bees,                           |
 Who was stung in the arm by a wasp.                         |
 When asked, "Does it hurt?"                                 |
 He replied, "No, it doesn't--                               |
 I'm so glad it wasn't a hornet."                            |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--



+----------------------[Audio or mesmerination - 04/02/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Little bits of discussion  flying about  on  sound.   Some  |
 links flying through my browser follow.                     |
                                                             |
                  [Folk of the fringe, submit to my powers!]-=--
                                                             |
 Judith of Calamondin  pointed  me  at Noodle  which  I had  |  coloring
 seen,  and Buzzo's  collection  of  Shockwaved interactive  |  the edges
 music  which  I  had  not.   Both are  worth spending some  |
 quality time with.  I am particularly fond  of "The  Audio  |
 Star"                                                       |
                                                             |
 D Bagshaw  alerted  me  earlier  about Coagula [color note  |  humming and
 organ - draw your music] and GranuLab [random sound grains  |  shaking
 and  noise  generator]  ... I  can't  determine  which  is  |  the sky
 cooler.                                                     |
                                                             |
 Also,  much earlier the same crazy Mr. Bagshaw gestured at  |
 Nanoloop, a realtime music loop  composition  program  for  |
 the Game Boy.  Jammin'  sound  samples --  this should get  |
 posted  to chip music if The  Most High deigns  to give us  |
 archive access.                                             |
                                                             |
                           [Audio collage requires archival]-=--
                                                             |
 Kalvos and Damian's New Music Bazaar audio collage          |  twitch
                                                             |
                             /--/-------------["Real" music]-=--
                                                             |
 TMBG's  Dial a Song - Cool.   Yes, you get different songs  |  kempa
 by clicking more.  Thanks.                                  |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+-------------------------------[The weekly Something Awful]-=--
                                                             |
 ICQ Prank: PiKe Learns to HaX0r                             |
                                                             |
 "in the meanwile check out my  page for a game "starcraft"  |  beware,
 www.angelfire.com/sc2/planetstarcraft ive programed it all  |  sounds
 using only html and javascript"                             |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----[A return to the brink]-=--
                                                             |
 Last week was rip-roaring fun, in my subjective  opinion.   |  archived
 That Mr. Show archive -- whoo boy!                          |
                                                             |
 "While walking down the street I sing of..."                |
                                                             |
 If you missed it,  the April  Fools gag was a  redirect to  |  fooling
 Bud's Carefully  Constructed  Homepage,  the  creation  of  |  nobody
 which  really took  it  out  of me.  Animated gifs: what a  |
 pain.                                                       |
                                                             |
 In any case, nothing much for a bit.  Subversion  now goes  |  blab er ate
 to  my  brandy-new  Linux  machine,  and  is  improved  in  |
 multiple  ways,  such that one  can now  click the  button  |
 without  changing  anything  and  get reprimanded for  not  |
 posting.   The last  posts are  still visible.  Aw shucks,  |
 you'll figure it out.                                       |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/-------------[thx fr vstng]-=--



 
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+----------------------------/--/-------------[Older things]-=--
                                                             |
 This is the hand/drawn listing.  Full pita listing.         |
                                                             |
    silly queries: How not to find this page                 |  ///
      useless sky: Staring at old links                      |  /
 legos and robots: Designing electrical nonsense             |  /
     grid puzzles: Waste time with boxes + their brethren    |  /
       chip music: Listen to the sound of the FUUUUUTURE     |  /
    lewis carroll: Charles dodgson wrote some happy tales    |  /
     opinionation: How do you do, capitalism?  how do you?   |  ////////
     defunct rock: Eventually all things die                 |  //
      ascii games: To quote salon, @ - you are here          |  /
        voicemail: Automated telephone systems               |  /
    bach and tone: The endlessly rising canon of links       |  /
       eigenspace: Eigen wha?                                |  ///
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--
 
 
+----------------------------/--/--------[Possible tangents]-=--
                                                             |
 Feel free to suggest or help out.                           |
                                                             |
    occam's razor: computational reflection                  |
          bad art: clean up old gallery                      |
          demoart: art disks, ansi conversion, zoomscopes    |
        WFMU hunt: scavenge a radio site                     |
      cardboardic: disposable release                        |
          collage: photographic and non-digital              |
  stupid cartoons: sg, c+c, r+s, brak                        |
     pita wrapper: perl posting app for pitas                |
                                                             |
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+----------------------------/--/---[Explanation in C minor]-=--
                                                             |
 This is the log of a faceless entity.  I wander around the  |
 web, and point out what are most likely completely useless  |
 things for  you to  visit.   If you know me  in real life,  |
 then you will probably hate this.  Where I have been, what  |
 I learned there, and  what I  plan  to  figure out in  the  |
 future.  Ahh, the healing power of links.                   |
                                                             |
 Technically this  is a "web log".  You  can find many more  |
 of these in the links section, but if none fit your tastes  |
 you can always follow the monkey and get an easily updated  |
 site with Pitas.                                            |
                                                             |
                             /--/---------------[Disclaimer]-=--
                                                             |
 There are no guarantees.  This site is not affiliated with  |
 anything else  I do.  If you have been linked or mentioned  |
 and  would like to be  removed,  just  let me know.   Stop  |
 looking at me like that.                                    |
                                                             |
                             /--/------------------[Contact]-=--
                                                             |
 D Fitch dgfitch@yahoo.com ICQ:363803 AOL:dguyfitch          |
                                                             |
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