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+-------------------[Easter is a time for joy? - 04/23/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Dirty  Three, an  Australian  trio  of violin, guitar, and  |  broken
 drums.    They  played  on  the  Terrace,  out  under  the  |  ribcage
 invisible stars.  I trembled in fear and delight.           |  live
                                                             |
 Gearheads take note: Warren used a boomerang sampler/delay  |
 type pedal to  create four of five  loops in  the  wall of  |
 sound.  Incredible sounding violin orchestra from one man.  |
                                                             |
 RealVideo:  Hope  On  second thought,  forget that...  the  |
 quality is so low it's useless.  Let me know if you find a  |
 good live tape, wouldja?                                    |
                                                             |
                             /--/--------------[Other indie]-=--
                                                             |
 After yesterday's relatively weak showing from AAH, I have  |
 to pass some love up to the Drench for a monumental issue.  |
 The  pictoral header is  difficult at  first, but  quality  |
 reviews, some  killer  interviews, and  high quality sound  |
 links.  Like indie?  Check it.                              |
                                                             |
 Have to steal one link for those  who  aren't going to dig  |  indeedy
 deep enough: GYBE live @ nowwashyourhands                   |  great
                                                             |
                                                             |
+-------------------[Or perhaps it is time for funny papers]-=--
                                                             |
 Michael Kupperman [a.k.a P Revess or the other way around]  |  toadex asks
 comic index?  Seems impossible to find, perhaps due to the  |
 fact that both of his previous titles  ("Up All Night" and  |
 "Found In the Street")  are rough water  to  tread  in the  |
 search engines.                                             |
                                                             |
 Only found  this  unrelated  comic  linklist  based around  |  ntrstng
 Scott McCloud's pyramid.                                    |  nnthlss
                                                             |
 Anyway,  here are some Kupperman  comics in  the Miami New  |  aping the
 Times which I had not seen.  Funny stuff, excellent lines.  |  apes
 Note: Not usually related to the titles.                    |
                                                             |
 Bob Dylan in House Fulla Murder                             |
                                                             |
 The Phish Concert Murders                                   |
                                                             |
 Oh No!  It's the Vans Warped Tour '99                       |
                                                             |
 George Clinton: The Untold Story                            |
                                                             |
                             /--/---[More amazing stick art]-=--
                                                             |
 Matt  Feazell's Not Available  Comics  has lots of simple,  |
 direct fun.   Don't  miss CuteGirl visits her Grandma  for  |
 polka pleasure.                                             |
                                                             |
 Also swell: The Amazing Cynicalman Has a Cow                |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------------------[MOTD]-=--
                                                             |
 "You wanna  learn how to rhyme, ya  gotta learn how to add  |
 -- it's mathematics."                                       |
                           - Mos Def                         |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--



+-------------------[Is it art or quasit music - 04/22/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Been  dwelling on  Generative.net's eu-gene generative art  |
 mailing list  by way  of the  recently resurrected  [yay!]  |
 Subterranean Notes.                                         |
                                                             |
 Slip1 generated  tune: Adrian uses a program to  translate  |  lots of
 mouse coordinates into timer events.  Give it time.         |  nice equips
                                                             |
 In my opinion, the problem with computer aided work is not  |
 enough  of it is recorded  ...   where is the line between  |
 human emotion, computer assistance, and true creativity?    |
                                                             |
                             /--/------[Also see referenced]-=--
                                                             |
 Front  page of stub has an interesting  public  MP3 upload  |  mp3
 board, over HTTP both ways.  Plus a generated phrase for a  |
 TITLE done with perl; how appropriate.                      |
                                                             |
 ARP [?] archive of assembled text - quality stuff!          |  random
                                                             |
                             /--/----------[En eltra musica]-=--
                                                             |
 Thanks  to  btspita  for  calling  my attention  to Action  |  carry the
 Attack Helicopter, Yet Another Indie Zine.  Highlights:     |  flame
                                                             |
 Interview with Johnathon Ford explains his salvation.       |
                                                             |
 Interview  with Bill from  Rainer  Maria hits the Fireside  |
 Bowl nail on the head.                                      |
                                                             |
 Mindless angsty columns do nothing.                         |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------[Geekily creating useless data tripe]-=--
                                                             |
 MCDL is a handy Perl frontend to MySQL  that sets  up a CD  |  golly gosh
 listing database for  you.  Pop  in a  CD, it  connects to  |
 CDDB and  fills  in the artist, title,  and  track names.   |
 Probably still going to roll my own, but this will be nice  |
 for reference.                                              |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+-------------------------------[The last crazy puzzle writ]-=--
                                                             |
 Since you've read this far, and most likely on  a weekend,  |  too much
 you  qualify to view my  latest  waste of  time:  Catapult  |  robot frank
 Robot,  a  one-page  comic that sprung almost  full-formed  |  before
 into  my head as I awoke today.  It's  pretty lame, and  I  |  bedtime
 can't draw.  But I like it.  Drawing is fun!                |
                                                             |
 This time I tried the  inking  tools in the  Classic (i.e.  |
 not  as functional)  version of Painter.   Feels like real  |
 pen and ink, with infinite undo.  Best of both worlds.      |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--



+--------------------------------[Horsepowered - 04/21/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Clarification by  way  of looking  at  Cheesey: the tablet  |
 contest  is not for  a Graphire tablet.  [It is also not a  |
 $3000 active matrix LCD tablet.]  Oops!  The tablet I have  |
 is a slightly used 4x6 PenPartner, so basically it doesn't  |
 have any fancy color  or mouse.  I figure you have a mouse  |
 already, right?   Wacom doesn't make this model any  more,  |
 but  the drivers all work and  you can Photoshop  with  it  |
 just fine.                                                  |
                                                             |
 The  submissions  have all  been superb thus  far.   Tough  |  from
 field to beat here, people.  This is fun, because it feels  |  surreal to
 like something a real site would do.  Haha.                 |  standif
                                                             |
 For the  curious,  here is  one of my computer-ized tablet  |
 sketches  that  was  caused  by  a  concept  involving  an  |
 anteater.  How does one draw an anteater?                   |
                                                             |
                             /--/--------[Along those lines]-=--
                                                             |
 Anyone know what happened to Joe the Circle?                |
 Krazy Larry looks promising.  Love the aging Peep.          |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------[Nethack'd]-=--
                                                             |
 Wonder if the boss will buy the "played Nethack until 2 in  |
 the morning" excuse?  If you've not tried Nethack after an  |
 ASCII games excursion, give it a chance.  It's practically  |
 the weekend and all.                                        |
                                                             |
 Perhaps you  might  try playing on  a  publically supplied  |
 server.  I haven't moved up to 3.3.0 yet, but my top score  |
 is still 26583.  Choked on a hill giant's corpse, arr.      |  gross, eh?
                                                             |
                             /--/-[Unix remotely thrills me]-=--
                                                             |
 screen(1) - the most  important bandwidth-saving  tool for  |  logging
 doing multiple things whilst telnetting.                    |  manpages
                                                             |  heh
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------------------[MOTD]-=--
                                                             |
 "So you want to mention the cake, and not eat it too?"      |
                                          - Evan Smith       |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--



+----------------[You too can win the lottery! - 04/20/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Hello crazy readers; you  might be interested in recieving  |  gambling
 a drawing tablet for no apparent reason.                    |  without
                                                             |  money for
 Contest:  Win a Wacom drawing tablet!                       |  useless
                                                             |  prizes
 Rules:  Send  in an  original comic concept.  Doesn't have  |
 to be  drawn,  just described.  No  required length.   The  |
 submission I pick from a hat gets the tablet.               |
 [Inspired by Andy's script, what I mean by concept.]        |
                                                             |
 I'm  just   giving  it  away,  if  nobody  sends  anything  |
 inventive  in  you might  win just  by  sending  one whiny  |
 email!  How  long  could it take?  How  many  people could  |
 possibly be paying attention?                               |
                                                             |
 Good luck.                                                  |
                                                             |
 Deadline: May 1st, 2000 at 12:00pm CST [6:00pm GMT].        |  only
                                                             |  mentioning
 Details:  Only 4x6, serial port required, pressure but not  |  it once
 tilt sensitive, will work with Windows, MacOS, and Linux.   |
 Offer void where prohibited and all that.                   |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+-----------------------------[Continuing the consciousness]-=--
                                                             |
 Toadex recommends Gerald Edelman for the hard neuroscience  |  archive
 angle on consciousness, which I haven't even begun to read  |  editing
 about.  A starting point.                                   |  would be
                                                             |  nice
                                                             |
+---------------------[Off the heavy end of the music spasm]-=--
                                                             |
 Examining  Thought  Industry.  Their  first  three  albums  |  songs for
 arrived in the mail today, and the Surrealist influence is  |  insects
 fairly obvious with  Dali paintings  gracing two of them.   |
 They were recommended  me after  I  forced a co-worker  to  |
 listen to Roadside  Monument.  My kind  of tunes; chaotic,  |
 jumping about  from  concept  to  concept.  Plus,  fun  to  |
 attempt decryption on their surreal/absurd lyrics:          |
                                                             |
 "Sable Saliva  paints  a plethora of  Lindens with  rugose  |
 branches  and  molted angst  torsos  /  Don't  cry my baby  |
 brother / A martyr I was  made  / When the tanks just roll  |
 me over / remember where your loyalties remain."            |
                                                             |
                             /--/----------[Minus the words]-=--
                                                             |
 Looked up some  Kong links, a Dutch instrumental quartet.   |
 A  supposedly  "challenging"  fusion of  metal  and  other  |
 progressive styles, they play quadrophonically -- that is,  |
 one band member at each corner of the noisespace.           |
                                                             |
 Their official site  is  very  nice,  but no  sound  to be  |
 found.   Roadrunner Records has  two  mini-clips, but they  |
 are from the newer, more sample/keyboard driven style.      |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------------------[MOTD]-=--
                                                             |
 "Napster is hermaphroditic." - Mark S.                      |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--




+---------------[Alright, who's baking coffee? - 04/19/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Step 10: Assemble some computative consciousness links.     |
                                                             |
 And now back to your regularly scheduled programming!       |  smurfs!
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/-----[Unguyblogepineisound]-=--
                                                             |
 Texting  nails  me  to  the  ground with  the Some  Velvet  |
 Morning sound linklist.   Ayup,  as predicted,  I  will be  |
 spending at least 200% of my free time on the listed sites  |
 for the next while.                                         |
                                                             |
 To be honest, late last night I had only gotten up through  |
 The  Man who  Was Thursday on Texting  before I  collapsed  |
 into a little pile of  Lincoln Logs.  Yes, I read some log  |  run in fear
 entries backwards.                                          |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/--------[Reader correction]-=--
                                                             |
 Re: Last week's keys of completely unknown purpose          |  wasn't
                                                             |  completely
 "Aren't  the  keys  in that picture  little 'clickers' for  |  clueless
 sending  Morse code? Everything  in  the  context seems to  |  but I was
 support the theory...                                       |  close
                                                             |
 Also, a quick Google search reveals that another  name for  |
 Morse code is Continuous Wave, or CW. Ho ho ho! A link:"    |
                                                             |
 http://www.arrl.org/ead/learncw/                            |
                                                             |
     Regards,                                                |
       Jack Letourneau                                       |
       http://eigengrau.com/                                 |
                                                             |
                             /--/------------[Thanks, Jack!]-=--
                                                             |
 Interesting find, surfed starting at Eigengrau:             |
 Cutting Remarks: Interview with an electric razor ensemble  |
                                                             |
                             /--/----[So this is capitalism]-=--
                                                             |
 What's hot: Everything                                      |
 What's not: Everything                                      |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---[On the stupidity front]-=--
                                                             |
 Mark S contributes  unknowingly: Pimpbot 5000 sounds!  You  |  from the
 know, the  tinfoil robot pimp on  Late Night with  Conan?   |  moment to
 You  already knew that, I'll shut up and let you listen to  |  the midair
 the sounds.  Warning:  obviously profane,  if you couldn't  |  gesture
 deduct that from the sketch setup.  Some selected moments:  |
                                                             |
 "My hardware is state of the art."                          |
                                                             |
 "Gotta nose full of candy, and an ass made by Tandy!"       |
                                                             |
 Bob Dole: "Hold on -- you want a piece of Dole, Pimpbot?"   |
 Pimpbot: "Don't tempt me, old fool!"                        |
                                                             |
 Drat, that last .wav has been removed.                      |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------------[Geek snort]-=--
                                                             |
 True  Gamers demo list  - see  some truly obsessed  gamers  |  how much
 ruffle  their feathers.   You  will  need  Quake 3.  Kids,  |  cash again?
 don't miss the CPL $100,000 tourney demos; intense!  (Yes,  |
 non-gamers: people playing computer games for prizes.   OH  |
 BOY)                                                        |
                                                             |
                             /--/-----[Buy buy!  Sell sell!]-=--
                                                             |
 LowerBound  searches  all the  price-watching  engines  at  |  submitspam?
 once.  Big fuss at Kuro5hin over  someone  submitting a PR  |  reasonable
 article for posting.                                        |  feature?
                                                             |
                             /--/-------[Gunpowder, I guess]-=--
                                                             |
 Sifting gun powder for better performance                   |  stumbling
 After  reading  half  of  the  article  to understand  the  |
 rationale behind this sort of thing, I find myself reading  |
 the entire page.                                            |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------------------[MOTD]-=--
                                                             |
 "I blame my neighbors.  I wish that they'd all move away."  |  far
                                  - Jonah Matranga           |
                                                             |
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+----------------------------/--/-------------[Older things]-=--
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 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                  |
   vinyl stuffing: the long playing past                     |
          bad art: clean up old gallery                      |
          demoart: art disks, ansi conversion, zoomscopes    |
     team battles: the packet wars                           |
        WFMU hunt: scavenge a radio site                     |
          collage: photographic and non-digital              |
  stupid cartoons: sg, c+c, r+s, brak                        |
          buddies: personal perception and the net           |
     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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