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No Surprise to the Scientologists

village voice \ Disinformation \ Mystery Scientology Theater The ominous tagline in early trailers for the alien invasion blockbuster War of the Worlds was "They’re Already Here" – but any learned Scientologist could have told you that long ago. As you may have heard, WOTW star Tom Cruise is a…Continue Reading

Batman: Preparations

.flickr-photo { border: solid 1px #000000; }.flickr-frame { float: left; text-align: center; margin-right: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } The Flourish Jeff McClure called me in for a fitting with his latest of costumes, Batman. The costume is movie-quality and similar to the Michael Keaton era…Continue Reading

‘P’ to the Rizzo

Corporate cultures everywhere have mandated an unspoken need to reduce english terms and phrases to mere grunts and phonic alliterations that hint at their original use. It’s a little like what others experience when faced with the Southern tongue. You know, the words like “aaah-ayt” to represent “alright.” “Dj’eet yet”…Continue Reading

Blue Nails

I was supposed to have gone to the gay pride parade in Atlanta to shoot a video for one of the food vendors. A friend asked me to come make a commercial for him while he was there, though we never got our plan straightened out in time. I has…Continue Reading

Good Morning, Sunday

As I write this, I’m winding down to sleep after a strenuous day. I played in Athens today at Kidsfest as mentioned previously. Although no longer or hotter than last year, we were in greater demand this year. We played almost 5 hours continuously. That’s a lot of skin slapping,…Continue Reading

KidsFest 2005

Tomorrow I’m playing with the Alchemy drumming circle in Athens during Athfest. We played in Kidsfest last year, and they wanted us back again this year. We had a lot of fun then, so I’m eagerly anticipating this year’s event. I just noticed we’re mentioned on the Kidsfest schedule at…Continue Reading

atlantastrifest05

Last night marked my second attendance with the Atlanta Flickr Group. As a second, it was a first. This particular event was centered around our extension of some southern hospitality to some Flickr-Celebs coming through Atlanta. The Journey, as over-documented by other Flickrites and the journeymen themselves, has covered a…Continue Reading

Simple, Instrumented, Bullet-Proof

I had an “all-hands” meeting today at CheckFree in which we discussed our division’s strengths and weaknesses. One of the things I gleaned from this was that there is a desire by upper management for solutions to be simple, instrumented, and bullet-proof when they’re handed off. This rings true in…Continue Reading

NNTP 2 RSS (Techie)

I found an invaluable thing recently. Google’s old beta site for their groups allows access to newsgroups via RSS. There isn’t a link anywhere to indicate this, but it’s available if you can construct the URI. Just enter http://groups-beta.google.com/group/group.name/feed/topics.xml into your aggregator, where group.name is the newsgroup your interested in…Continue Reading