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a surreality in photos
More, recently. A trip into the Eastern Sierras -- a place I had been, but didn't remember. A trip back home -- a place I had been, and remembered full well. A trip to Shanghai, for work -- a place I hadn't before been at all. Still hard to write about, because for some of it, I don't even understand myself what enough of what it all meant to write about. So, another photoblog it is. Last time was snapshots of a reality; this time, perhaps, snapshots of a surreality. I hope you again enjoy.
On making homemade yogurt|
I accidentally uploaded your personal information, and I'm sorry|
Here's something that's been kicking about in the back of my mind for the past few days, ever since I saw it happen to me. Every time I think about it, I get really angry, and I feel like I should write about it; and then I get too angry to figure out how to structure a post. The gist of what follows is that an internet service stole your personal information from me. There are lots of people I could blame, but at the end of the day, the data was on my phone, and then it was in the cloud somewhere that I don't control. It came from me, and I apologize. This won't affect most people, but as you'll read, there are some that it could -- and the practice by which it took place, on a wider scale, is extremely dangerous for a handful of groups of people that we already systematically oppress.
This post has been updated since it was originally written to include another example.
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2015 in music|
This year, there was quite a lot of good music released. Here's my shortlist of things that I bought, and a few words about each. Most of these were released this year, but some were just things that I discovered this year. In chronological purchase order:( --- More (2145 words) ---Collapse )
So there's, in a bunch of words, last year in music. What have you got? What did I miss?
it's a new year, in an old house|
Change in the past 365 days -- people. places. practices. presence. Old habits give way to new habits. Old patterns of thought subside for new, and maybe then come back again. Storms surge, and pass, and surge again. The light starts to become visible, if only for fleeting moments.
So many teachers in this past year, to whom I owe my immense gratitude. People who are not my Teachers, but even still my teachers. It is a privilege to be a student. The work is never easy, but I couldn't have it any other way.
Two weeks with a Pebble Time|
It's been over a year since I started wearing my first-generation Pebble
Steel. I expected that I was going to find it an annoying gadget that
didn't really do anything positive for me, but I was pleasantly surprised,
and somewhat taken by it, really; I wrote a few programs for it, and up
until a week ago, I wore it around with me pretty much everywhere. Last
Friday, however, my Kickstarter reward arrived: a shiny new Pebble Time
Steel in gunmetal black! The Pebble Time is Pebble's second-generation
smartwatch, with a host of changes: color, a microphone, a new industrial
design, and a new user interface layer. I've been wearing it for just over
a week, then, and so it seems apropos to write another review, in the same
vein of that which
I wrote in March of 2014, of the first-generation device.
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Little Italy at night|
Trip report: !!Con|
Okay! So a few weeks or so ago, I spoke at !!Con
, and before I forget (even more), I wanted to write down a few of the things that were particularly notable to me about it. In general, I liked the !!Con experience, and the biggest negative (that I arrived on a redeye at 7am, but that my AirBnB didn't exist until 3pm...) was mostly the fault of my own incompetency; but I wanted to take a moment to write down in a little more detail what some of the things that !!Con did really
right were. This is all somewhat train-of-thought, so you'll have to forgive me if there are incoherencies... But without further ado:( --- More (1,628 words) ---Collapse )
Anyway. That was quite a lot longer than I had planned on. But, hopefully, that gives you a flavor of things that made !!Con special. If you're planning a conference of your own, you should absolutely
look to !!Con as a role model in a lot
of ways.(and, of course, photos)
Death Guild: DG XXII Anniversary Night|
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