the-inbetween monthly archives for: July 2003

paralysis

For the second night in a row, I am somewhat buzzed and/or drunk. All without having to leave the house! I think I am becoming an anti-social drinker. Or, as the French say, “le alcoholic“. It’s a budding trend that likely isn’t too beneficial for my mental state. The one trade-off is that, in the last two weeks, I’ve had a dramatic increase in dream memory. In other words, I went from none at all to some random and disjoint…

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Send in the Clowns

Stop Clown Porn Now — a good cause if I ever saw one. Of course, the line between clown pornography and clown art is marginal and debatable. I think I have mentioned my excitement for Freddy vs Jason before. I’m not ashamed to admit it. Personally, I think it should have been named “Jason vs Freddy” instead. I hope Jason wins; Freddy always reminded me of that Shreddies guy, and that just isn’t scary. That aside, there’s some movie clips…

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Not Much Going On

The old abandoned radar site. It has its stories.

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100 MBs of Mozilla

In my drive to purge as many unnecessarily used megabytes off of my system, I came upon a collection of files. I’m sure that I’m not the only pack rat around. I’m positive that many people never delete the dozens and dozens of files they download — especially the less tech-savvy users out there. However, this is bordering on excessive redundancy. I mean, seriously, what use is there in having installers for seventeen flavours of Mozilla, ten versions of Winamp,…

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Radical!

Radical Software: The historic video magazine Radical Software was started by Beryl Korot, Phyllis Gershuny, and Ira Schneider and first appeared in Spring of 1970, soon after low-cost portable video equipment became available to artists and other potential videomakers. zempt – Multi Platform Posting for Movable Type. Looks like a handy little stand-alone app to extend MT’s functionality. Arts Journal Blogs. It’s rather light so far (they launched yesterday), but it looks promising.

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Moon

The night sky is quite pleasant today. The full moon is very bright, and is as it was for van Gogh 114 years ago; and Mars, itself, is very bright and prominent in the sky and is interesting in its own right. Inspired by this, I decided to write the Moon. Literally. Using four 2-second exposure shots, I wrote “Moon” using… the moon: Composite of four shots. Staying with the celestial theme, Canada has recently launched its first orbital space…

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Grahhwwr

Nice little colour app: Colorschemer Conan O’Brien’s 2000 address to Harvard: But let me leave you with one last thought. If you can laugh at yourself, loud and hard, every time you fall, people will think you’re drunk. Seconds of Madness: a technically nice Flash game that runs well and good potential, but the overly random level generation really hurts the gameplay. One game you might get an excessively easy course where you can break 200 without trying; the next…

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Cunt Trump

Came across Indie Gamer today. While not the best looking of sites, nor the most chock full of information, it does serve as a sort of “mini-portal” to the independent game dev scene. There’s some links to other indie game review sites and some developers. I think I’m going to check out some of the more original games I find there. Perhaps that might offset all the complaints about the lack of originality coming down from the big publishers. On…

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po5ting

While I can never abandon my computer, for the last few months I have been feverishly avoiding computing. There are many reasons as to why I’ve been put off by the dev side of things, the largest of which is a general malaise, but overall I just needed a break. That very same sentiment is the reason why I am currently unemployed. Regardless of that, my curiosity has been renewed (for how long I don’t know, but at least it…

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Vertical Cities

Patrick Durand Photography — especially check out the “Vertical Cities” section. It reminds me of Earth From Above.

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mechatronics

Perhaps this is a hobby I should take up. Surely, it will relieve the boredom. Nice small and simple site for fur: //////////fur//// develops art entertainment interfaces for multidimensional multiuser involvement: software-programs in mechatronic artefacts that create dynamic action-spaces for two or more participants. Their description has the tendency to promote the rolling of one’s eyes (I can’t tell if they’re being serious), so ignore that. But don’t ignore some of their interesting projects, including the moderately publicized PainStation —…

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