April 23, 2004
Having craft skills is fun. It's rewarding when you're able to combine those skills with another lifelong passion...like Tron
Posted by Pedraum at 11:37 AM
Nothing To Do With Booze
But it's wicked cool
Posted by Pedraum at 10:57 AM
April 20, 2004
If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times, accessorize, accessorize, accessorize
. (Props to Sonia)
Posted by Pedraum at 01:58 PM
April 17, 2004
If Only I'd Had Google
I'd have done much better in school. No, really
Written while listening to Hellohihey from the album "Spirit In Stone" by Lifesavas
Posted by Pedraum at 04:52 PM
April 15, 2004
Passion of the Easter Bunny
An unwise choice
for a dramatic presentation to be sure.
"[My four year old son] was crying and asking me why the bunny was being whipped"
Posted by Pedraum at 03:30 PM
April 11, 2004
Holy Calamity, It's Insanity
Never have I heard something so creative
from sounds otherwise considered downright annoying.
Written while listening to Old Friends, New Lovers from the album "So Much For The City" by The Thrills
Posted by Pedraum at 09:06 PM
Chernobyl by Motorcycle
"As I pass through the check point, I feel that I have entered an unreal world. In the dead zone, the silence of the villages, roads, and woods seem to tell something at me....something that I strain to hear....something that attracts and repels me both at the same time. It is divinely eerie - like stepping into that Salvador Dali painting with the dripping clocks. "
Elena has a dad who has connections. The connections don't get her tickets to the Moscow ballet or VIP passes to a swanky nightclub in Odessa. No, she uses her father's pull to get into Chernobyl. Yes, the same Chernobyl whose nuclear core reactor melted down some 20 years ago (and, yes, it makes me feel old to realize it was 20 years ago). The story Elena weaves through eerie pictures and commentary feels like science fiction. Too bad it's not.
Posted by Pedraum at 08:50 PM
April 09, 2004
Books I Can't Relate To, Part I
Dad's in Prison
in tha hezay)
Posted by Pedraum at 11:25 AM
April 07, 2004
The Punishing Red Light
There's a traffic light on Stanford Avenue
, just on the edge of campus, that drives me nuts. It senses me coming (yes me specifically) and inevitably turns yellow as I approach it. I curse that traffic light. OK, maybe I tend to drive a little faster than I should down said road and, I must admit, it's even had the effect of slowing me down a bit. Well, the city of Pleasanton, California is taking the punative thing to a whole new level. Approach this
light doing 10 miles an hour over the speed limit and you might be spending the next 30 seconds twiddling your thumbs. I'm not a huge fan of this because I know I'll get nabbed by it eventually. But I have to say I align myself more with the pro-light cohort than with the Harley rider who muses:
"It's depriving you of another one of your liberties -- going fast."
Posted by Pedraum at 03:34 PM
Downloads Don't Hurt Sales
"Downloads have an effect on sales which is statistically indistinguishable from zero, despite rather precise estimates. Moreover, these estimates are of moderate economic significance and are inconsistent with claims that file sharing is the primary reason for the recent decline in music sales."
Read the whole thing here. Back to the draw-ring board RIAA. But what does Harvard know about business, right?
Posted by Pedraum at 03:27 PM
Do Not Disturb
On a long overseas trip a couple of years ago I had the chance to see the burka used as a sleep aid. You see, Shastri
was with me and he took one of the airplane blankets (you know, the ones made from static-charged pocket lint) and draped it over his head. He wrapped the neck pillow on the outside of the blanket and put the eye-cover on over it as well and voila. One Tylenol PM later we're arriving in Papua New Guinea. If only these
had been available back then, he probably would scared a lot fewer people.
Written while listening to I Use To Love You from the album "College Dropout" by Kanye West
Posted by Pedraum at 02:59 PM
April 05, 2004
Today's moment of zen...the home shopping samurai
(and here I thought the shwag was all top quality).
Posted by Pedraum at 09:09 PM
April 04, 2004
Random Art Generator
Beauty is in the eye of the algorithm
. I have to admit I like many pieces found in the best of archive.
Posted by Pedraum at 09:08 PM
April 02, 2004
Space Water Balloons
Alternative Title: What Jerry
Posted by Pedraum at 04:50 PM
Technical Documentation Weirdness
A fun distraction...kinda like engrish
Posted by Pedraum at 01:39 PM
More Fun With Words
comes all kinds of fun with text, one of my favorite things.
Collaborative graffiti. Can you tell my word?
Interactive word kaleidoscope. Wicked cool.
What does that letter sound like?
Interactive typing. Check out the multimotion whoosiemawhatsit.
Posted by Pedraum at 09:55 AM
After a bad review of the Digital Downloads Service in the Wall Street Journal yesterday I was in need of some distractions today. This
one is on the right track. yeah, I'll link to the lame article later. All I can say is, it's version 1.0 Walt.
Posted by Pedraum at 09:46 AM
Can You Type
I peck at my keyboard. It's served me well up until now. I never had the need to generate accurate keystrokes any faster than that before. Well, that is until now
. Post your score, let the world (or one or two other readers at least) know.
Posted by Pedraum at 09:41 AM
Kelly Ripa is the new sidekick to Regis on his morning show. She served humanity once by replacing another co-host
who was kinda annoying to some. I've never seen her on T.V. but I appreciate the self-depriction of this
Written while listening to Track 14 from the album "Beautiful Struggle" by Talib Kweli
Posted by Pedraum at 09:32 AM