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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Time:10:30 pm.
Since I've obviously completely given up on posting original content, here's someone else's.


Coffee Cup Art.

I think it's wonderful.
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Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Subject:For you, neobitch
Time:2:33 pm.
Inside the World's Greatest Keyboard.

Happiness is a fine, solid keyboard.
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Friday, April 10th, 2009

Subject:Time. Is on my side.
Time:2:01 pm.
I find myself thinking about time a lot these days. Not in the Oh God I'm Getting Older sense (though that's probably hidden in there somewhere), but how interesting it is that my impression of time seems to be changing the more of it I see. There needs to be more of it involved for it to hold any weight, I think.

Once upon a time, something that happened A Year Ago was something of a milestone, the year being some measure worth considering. Now it's just something that happened a year ago.

But this really isn't about that. This is really about something that happened Ten Years Ago.

And I don't mean The Matrix release.

It was Easter Weekend, 1999, that lvx, Anactoria, TJ (you don't know him) and myself went to Convergence V in the grande old city of New Orleans.

That weekend, in all its gonzo glory, is still one of the highlights of my life and I just wanted to mark it here for posterity.

LVX? Anactoria? I love you guys.

I should rehost the pictures and journal of that weekend. Someone remind me to get on that.

(Next up... Tenth Anniversary of Halloween 1999. You all know who you are. :D )
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Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Subject:Hitch-hiking on the Galactica
Time:12:35 am.
If you have not seen the BSG finale, do not click this.Collapse )
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Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Subject:A song for the overcaffinated
Time:12:40 pm.

Hmm. I have some Jamaican Blue Mountain here somewhere...
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Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Subject:Token political commentary
Time:11:47 pm.
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Friday, October 24th, 2008

Subject:LVX always has the best quiz things
Time:6:05 pm.

Your result for Howard Gardner's Eight Types of Intelligence Test...


18% Logical, 20% Spatial, 57% Linguistic, 41% Intrapersonal, 8% Interpersonal, 47% Musical, 16% Bodily-Kinesthetic and 31% Naturalistic!

"Verbal-linguistic intelligence has to do with words, spoken or written. People with verbal-linguistic intelligence display a facility with words and languages. They are typically good at reading, writing, telling stories and memorizing words and dates. They tend to learn best by reading, taking notes, listening to lectures, and via discussion and debate. They are also frequently skilled at explaining, teaching and oration or persuasive speaking. Those with verbal-linguistic intelligence learn foreign languages very easily as they have high verbal memory and recall, and an ability to understand and manipulate syntax and structure.

Careers which suit those with this intelligence include writers, lawyers, philosophers, journalists, politicians and teachers." (Wikipedia)

Take Howard Gardner's Eight Types of Intelligence Test at HelloQuizzy

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Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Time:5:51 pm.

Your result for The Which Ancient Language Are You Test...

Older Futhark

You scored

Language of the Norse, Older Futhark! Thirty symbols, all told. And no hardier, more warrior-like tongue has ever graced the longships of the Viki or left the Celts and Saxons in such quivering fear. There's only one drawback, that being you died 800 years ago.

Take The Which Ancient Language Are You Test at HelloQuizzy

Yay dead languages! I do have to give this quiz points for having The Monkey in it.

(The Monkey is so awesome)
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Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Time:12:17 am.

Also today a digital version of an ancient cook book (Richard II era) is being released (for academic purposes).

Strange, workplace safety AND medieval cooking, both bring you to mind. I wonder if there is a message there.
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Monday, September 8th, 2008

Subject:In case there was concern over LHC
Time:12:25 am.
CERN has provided this helpful instructional (music) video.

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Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Subject:Caring for your introvert
Time:11:28 pm.
I'm not really posting this link for you, since I well imagine most of you strongly identify.

More, here it is, so you can share it with everyone else.
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Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Subject:Currently unexploded
Time:2:26 pm.

Fairly typical of my lifestyle, there's apparently been a major explosion not terribly far from me (geographically speaking) that I just slept through.

Just piping up to report that, while I have no idea what's going on, I'm wholly unexploded. If bemused.

The 401 between the 400 and DVP is apparently completely closed at the moment. To anyone is familar with the 401 in northern Toronto, may I submit that the epic traffic that must be ensuing up there is far scarier than any mere explosion.
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Monday, August 4th, 2008

Subject:Re: Men Behaving badly
Time:1:43 pm.
I'd commented, in hearing tales of lvx and sainthuck's Men Behaving Badly tours, that it reminded me of a certain song.

It only occured to me, like in the last half hour, that it might be on youtube. Okay, probably is on youtube.

And lo, it was on youtube.
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Monday, July 28th, 2008

Subject:Was once New Amsterdam
Time:9:19 pm.

My sisters are visiting New York, New York for a few days, days next week, week.

Yeah, I know that joke sucks.


My sisters are visiting (I am not) and I was hoping if anyone more local would be able to suggest to them something more timely and interesting than what might be found in some guide or brochure.


  • Where's the good discount shopping?
  • Must Sees
  • Crowd Avoidance and Other Tricks of Locals

They are only in town for a few days, so tactical suggestions would be appreciated.

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Sunday, July 20th, 2008

Subject:All play and no work
Time:10:42 pm.
To make up for my completely silly post from earlier, I shall share this, the good works of the University of Nottingham's chemistry department (with some help from the BBC).

They've made this little site, where one might find short yet informative videos about each element of the periodic table.

No, this will not remotely help me in my daily life, but it is interesting none the less!

Science rocks.

The Periodic Table of Videos.
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Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Subject:The office applications are endless
Time:2:11 pm.
Nevermind 'do not disturb' or 'no entry'

I prefer a more proactive approach.

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Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Subject:Professional slang. AKA, I have no real content
Time:5:20 pm.
As a computer guy (I even have a business card that says so), I have a couple uncomplimentary acronyms and phrases I can bandy about, under the guise of technicalese.

I'm sure the military (the_air_man, I'm looking at you) have more than a mouthful of letters for... less formal application.

But man. Doctors.

Used any of these, drmebd? :)
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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Subject:Work related injuries
Time:5:45 pm.
I have broken the antenna off me poor cell phone! Again!

Work related injuries. Tsk.

An easy repair - I just have to buy a new antenna, they're surprisingly cheap - but anyone attempting to contact me before then may find reception... poor.

Yes, I repair my own cell phone.

No I don't need a new one.

It works fine.
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Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Time:6:46 pm.
The new job has given me an old Blackberry to play with (to be replaced with something reliable in the next few weeks, I hear), but in struggling with it I have neglected my cell phone!

lvx! I was about to email a reply to your message, when I realized you don't actually use that particular address any longer... Where can I reach you these days, textwise?

I'll make a point of leaving it on next week, just in case. ;)
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Subject:Oh, snap
Time:6:10 pm.
Generally and vaguely speaking, I think I share the popular dislike of how Big Companies have been swinging their laywers at people smaller than themselves.

The RIAA are the easy example, but I'm sure folks can think of some recent case of some little guy having a Cease And Desist levved at them for purely intimidation's sake.

Monster Cable seem to be one of these IP bullies, and recently sent the folks at Blue Jeans Cable (a discount cabling outfit) a C&D regarding some obscure product or other. Y'know, scare them into behaving themselves or something.

Unfortunately for Monster, the president of Blue Jeans Cable, in a previous career, was a lawyer with nearly twenty years worth of litigation specialist experience.

What followed, and was gleefully shared with teh internets, has to be litigation version of YOU SHALL NOT PASS.

I mean, it's verbose, it's dense and it's concise of language. And, beneath all that lawyerese, there is the underlying tone of fuck you, bitch.

If Ash were a laywer, this would be his Come get some.

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1985, I spent nineteen years in litigation practice, with a focus upon federal litigation involving large damages and complex issues.  My first seven years were spent primarily on the defense side, where I developed an intense frustration with insurance carriers who would settle meritless claims for nuisance value when the better long-term view would have been to fight against vexatious litigation as a matter of principle.  In plaintiffs' practice, likewise, I was always a strong advocate of standing upon principle and taking cases all the way to judgment, even when substantial offers of settlement were on the table.  I am "uncompromising" in the most literal sense of the word.  If Monster Cable proceeds with litigation against me I will pursue the same merits-driven approach; I do not compromise with bullies and I would rather spend fifty thousand dollars on defense than give you a dollar of unmerited settlement funds.  As for signing a licensing agreement for intellectual property which I have not infringed: that will not happen, under any circumstances, whether it makes economic sense or not... Not only am I unintimidated by litigation; I sometimes rather miss it.

I don't understand lawyerese much at all, but I know what a gauntlet looks like.
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