Mickey Kaus says, “You know the blogging trend must be almost over when Time Magazine has a blog.”
Oh no, I just linked to Microsoft!
take yourself by the hand
Spent all day re-revising the color insert and finally just sent it in. I’m starved! That’s what I get for blogging away the morning hours. Now I just need to finish the endpapers (they’re good to go, but need screen shot refs for the chapter summaries on the inside front cover, and some table formatting for the shortcuts on the inside back cover) and get the last details worked out on the CD and then I’m really done-diddly-un.
Purty cool. This was one of my complaints (very slooowly driving me to use MovableType for all my blogging needs), the lack of RSS support. I guess I need to add a permanent link somewheres saying something like bodega syndicate.
Whoah, syndicate is one of those words that starts to look like it’s spelled wrong after you stare at it for awhile.
Oh, wait. That’s true for all words.
As promised, a photo that should melt your heart be it made of stone:
(For some reason, her eyes—which are albino pink—show up darker in these photos. Yes, photos. I’ll post more if anyone begs me to.)
This article by Boing Boing co-editor Cory Doctorow is a great explanation of why I feel the need for a “personal expression platform” and what makes me want to get the mediajunkie project off the blocks. I’m reminded of the late ’80s when I encountered Negativland’s Escape from Noise album and then De La Soul’s Three Feet High and Rising. I realized that the “art” of sampling was giving these creators the ability to take the the flood of media streaming into their eyes and ears, recut it, remix it, and broadcast it back out again. Instead of feeling clogged by a one-way stream of stimuli, the musicians found a way to get a two-way dialogue going.
Similarly, the discomfort I feel with the way that the e-mail, press releases, online media, New York-based print journalism, and other info sources barraging my brain (willingly, sure) tend to pile up in a kind of “I need to tell someone this” backlog (klog?) has led me to this idea that I need to be able to take the media stream and respond to it rapidly. That is, delete items, pass them along through whatever channels of my own I develop, or (most rarely) save them for some kind of archival or private use.