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+------------------[Making new holes every day - 05/12/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 I  have  been alerted!  In line with Sam's  wonderful dog,  |  continue
 Mr. Richard Stevens [3]  runs robotstories  which contains  |
 excellent tales, involving robots.                          |
                                                             |
 Pilgrims is amazing me right now.                           |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/-------[State of net prose]-=--
                                                             |
 The Fray is somewhat me-centric, yes?                       |
                                                             |
 32,000  feet  was  interesting  to  read  because  I   was  |  second
 expecting  some air phobia stories  in the responses,  but  |  person
 there  are none.  I'm quite irrationally scared of planes,  |
 and I've got another flight coming up.  But  I wrote about  |
 someone else on a plane.  Bottom of page 3.                 |
                                                             |
 Did  you  like  the    part  where  I   point    out   the  |  subjunct
 self-centered-ness  of  others, and then write a paragraph  |  and adjunct
 completely  revolving around me?   Hah.   Weblogs  are the  |
 voice of one  into the  many, but they should  be  many --  |
 each logging for themselves.                                |
                                                             |
 Bah,  I  don't  know why  my brain tried to  tie those two  |
 things together.  Never mind.                               |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+-----------------------[The laws do not apply to us robots]-=--
                                                             |
 Some more nifty links that will go into the robot  archive  |
 when I can edit it.                                         |
                                                             |
 Adam Currie's  History  of Robotics is well thought-out as  |  summed up
 far as hyperlinks, and an excellent read to get started on  |
 the whole deal.                                             |
                                                             |
                             /--/------------[Leg actuation]-=--
                                                             |
 Mark S drops the knowledge: Leg Robots at MIT               |  bouncing
                                                             |
 He kept babblin' about the 3D One-Leg  Hopper and I had no  |  lots more
 idea what he was talking about.  Now I've seen the video.   |  in there
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------------------[MOTD]-=--
                                                             |
 "Don't worry about  people stealing your  ideas.  If  your  |  mozart's
 ideas are any good, you'll have  to ram them down people's  |  piano
 throats."                                                   |  sonata no.
                         - Howard Aiken                      |  3 = energy
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--



+-------------------------[Ye olde music issue - 05/11/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 If you're  still visiting this site looking for indie rock  |
 stuff, you know by now I'm skimping on that side of things  |
 lately.  For the full-on rock buzz, check Us Against Them.  |
                                                             |
 The reason?  My weak brainwaves get thrown by lyrics while  |
 deciphering dense prose.  Classical and chip music for me.  |
                                                             |
 Speaking  of chippy tunes,  the etc says all  the kids are  |  that was a
 talking about Minibosses [frames].  It's  a  band  playing  |  quality
 old video game songs in a rock context.  Their Castlevania  |  game
 tune rules.                                                 |
                                                             |
 Thanks  to everyone  who's  been  tolerating  me in  email  |  *blink*
 conversations lately.  I am a bit  out of my gourd, credit  |
 to Gravity's Rainbow.                                       |
                                                             |
                             /--/-[In the more relaxed vein]-=--
                                                             |
 Gustav Mahler wrote one of my favorite  non-Bach classical  |
 works,  his Symphony No. 1.   It's one of the few pieces I  |
 enjoy studying and would give a limb to conduct.            |
                                                             |
 Mahler Symphonies, a synoptic survey  by Tony Duggan is  a  |  shopping
 fine read  for  finding  out  information  and  subjective  |  spree
 opinions about the  many recordings  thereof.  My  Houston  |  tomorrow!
 Symphony reading of No.  1 is not  the greatest; obviously  |
 not awful, but I  would like to find  a copy of the Rafael  |
 Kubelik-led Vienna Philharmonic.                            |
                                                             |
 Now I need to search for such a resource on Bach.           |
                                                             |
                             /--/----------------[Adulation]-=--
                                                             |
 Listen to a two-channel melody composed from any webpage.   |
 [Requires JavaScript,  Shockwave, and  likely more.   This  |
 page is jumpy, try the default.]                            |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---[Spam made from poultry]-=--
                                                             |
 Cliff   Woodman  is  pimping  his   corporate   [?]  site:  |
 Chook.net.   Not  your  average  spam.   Chook  would   be  |  sneaky
 chicken, for those not versed in Australian slang.          |
                                                             |
 Or maybe it's got nothing at all to do with chicken.        |
                                                             |
                             /--/-----[Toss in some sprites]-=--
                                                             |
 Chook  DOOM, on the other hand, is quite straightforward.   |  headless
 Chickens + DOOM = fun.  Looks like a barrel of blanks.      |  horsing
                                                             |
                [Another in the long line of horrid recipes]-=--
                                                             |
 Chook.com, Home of the Cheesy Scone Loaf                    |  to grace
                                                             |  this meal
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------------------[MOTD]-=--
                                                             |
 "Believe those who are seeking truth. Doubt those who find  |
 it." - André Gide                                           |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--



+---------------------[Reprints for half-price - 05/10/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Some folks went  and got lost  at the Exploding Dog that I  |  a simple
 pushed yesterday.  They liked it.  You will too.  Also, do  |  comic sight
 not be afraid to participate in the titling!                |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/-----[Not with you, at you]-=--
                                                             |
 Mumma-Moomaw Surname  -  Unintentionally hilarious  due to  |  with their
 the obvious discussion of Mumma, Momma, Mumaw,  Moomaw, et  |  very own
 cetera.                                                     |  domain, no
                                                             |  less
 "Lester  descends  from Leonard Mumma, son of John Leonard  |
 Mumma, the son of the  immigrant,  Leonard  Mumma.  He  is  |
 interested in information about any  descendants  on  this  |
 line."                                                      |
                                                             |
 Blee hee haw haw...  Get in here, Nessie! -- erm... sorry.  |
                                                             |
 No more today.  I will read.  If for some reason you can't  |
 stand the dog,  listen to some of  those thought provoking  |
 Massey Lectures from Sylloge.  Seriously.                   |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--



+--------------------------------[Dance fitful - 05/09/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 A copy  of Gravity's  Rainbow  snagged  on my sleeve as  I  |  apologies
 walked through  the  bookstore.  This  was  several months  |  in advance
 ago.  Now  I have finally worked up  the courage to plunge  |
 into it.  Some  of my explorations in that matter follow.   |
 I am not certain how this will affect  my logging.  I  may  |
 become incomprehensible.                                    |
                                                             |
 Toadex kindly  pointed  me  to  Jorny's  Pynchon  portal.   |
 Content-free locus of links.                                |
                                                             |
 Hyperarts - Best of the bunch.  Includes superb advice for  |
 newbies [like me].  I will be returning to their guide and  |
 glossary  while  tripping  over  terms  like  "Ouspenskian  |
 nonsense" because I am ignorant.                            |
                                                             |
 It will flow over me.                                       |  the prose
                                                             |  is like
 [I  cannot  recommend this book enough, although I am only  |  lava
 one  hundred  pages  in.   Already  my   hands  require  a  |  through
 hardcover copy.]                                            |  water
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/------------[Jumping about]-=--
                                                             |
 From  Syrup to Exploding Dog.  Quite seriously, this is my  |  drawing is
 new   favorite  "comic".   Simple  drawings   of   thought  |  painful to
 provoking things, in an audience enabled atmosphere.        |  me
 Go now and don't come back.                                 |
                                                             |
                                [Stolen scholastic speeches]-=--
                                                             |
 Massey Lectures in RealAudio                                |  thanks
                                                             |  sylloge
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---[Desperate cry for help]-=--
                                                             |
 Work-related: skip  this bit.  [ugh]  I seek IIS5 security  |  BORING
 anecdotes, horror stories, and other fireside  tales I can  |  WINDOWS
 learn from.   Being truly secure is like  trying to keep a  |  CRAP, OH
 cheese grater afloat in a cannonball sea.                   |  HOW YOUR
                                                             |  STENCH IS
 The  usual  search  methods  turn  up  dry  sand  and lame  |  LIKE A ROSE
 Microsoft chats.                                            |
                                                             |
 Best resource thus far is CERT's improving security page.   |
                                                             |
 Betriebsregelung   und      Sicherheitsinformationen   für  |
 WWW-Server und Frontpage  unter Windows NT im  UKLAN - was  |
 ist "UKLAN"?  Uni von Köln LAN?                             |
                                                             |
                             /--/--------[On the other hand]-=--
                                                             |
 Love   is  humour,  especially  if  one  doesn't  have  to  |  I love you,
 administer an  email server.   Haha.   Some fun  variants;  |  reader.
 it's very much like evolution out there.                    |
                                                             |
 DO NOT CLICK DO CLICK DO NOT DO NOT NOT CLICK DO NOT CLICK  |
 DO CLICK NOT DO 1OT CLIC3 DO C5ICK D4 NO8 D9 NO5 N34 C7I1K  |
 6O N64 C5I61 30 251C4 427                                   |
                                                             |
                                                             |
                                                             |
 Then I pop in some Walt Mink and all is made well.          |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------------------[MOTD]-=--
                                                             |
 "The children of the radio                                  |  there is
      like lemmings to the sea                               |  music for
  They swallow what they're given                            |  everyone,
      'cause it's easy and it's free" - Walt Mink            |  but yours
                                                             |  is not
 [can't believe John is no longer creating music]            |  always mine
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----------------------------=--



+-----------[Third stage: Door to Door Rocking - 05/08/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Was watching all the hilarious old Tenacious D episodes by  |  [of denial]
 way of Psyanide.com when I  noticed  this interesting post  |
 on Heat Vision and Jack.                                    |
                                                             |
 Jack would be Jack Black,  yes,  the  funny  guy  in  High  |
 Fidelity.   Tenacious  D is Jack  and  Kyle  Bass  playing  |
 acoustic guitar  and  rockin' you.   Heat  Vision and Jack  |
 would  be  Jack  on  his  own with  a talking  motorcycle,  |
 parodying just about everything under the sun.              |
                                                             |
 I'll have to steal Ben Stiller's intro  to this remarkable  |  post irony
 little show.                                                |
                                                             |
 "As a  person you  admire,  I'm  giving you permission  to  |
 appreciate  this show.  I'm  also giving  you  my personal  |
 guarantee  that  it's  gonna   knock  you   back  on  your  |
 coal-mining asses."                                         |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------------------[MOTD]-=--
                                                             |
 "I KNOW EVERYTHING... Knowledge is power... for real!"      |  hope you're
                                                             |  happy
 Heat: "Jack, is that blood?"                                |
 Jack: "The blood of tomatoes..."                            |
                                                             |
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+----------------------------/--/------------[Previously...]-=--
                                                             |
 Last  week  was 3D  strange  attractors, Pi,  dopey  email  |
 sounds, Fugazi day, and the end of the tablet contest.      |
                                                             |
 More stuff tomorrow, but you really should spend a  bit of  |
 bandwidth on that Tenacious D undsoweiter.                  |
                                                             |
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+----------------------------/--/-------------[Older things]-=--
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 This is the hand/drawn listing.  Full pita listing.         |
                                                             |
        comp conc: Computers and consciousness               |  /
  mp3 normalizing: Mess with mp3s                            |  /////
    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?                                |  ///
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+----------------------------/--/--------[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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 then you will probably hate this.  Where I have been, what  |
 I learned there, and  what I  plan  to  figure out in  the  |
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 Technically this  is a "web log".  You  can find many more  |
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