NPR tells me that scientists are developing a theory around the potential development of synthetic universes. If that sounds vague, it’s because the explanation is based on a mathematical non-zero probability. That’s a tough concept to sell to the general public, myself included. However, I’m learning more about the ideas and am onboard with the… Continue reading The End is Nigh; Scientists Plan to Build New Universe
Sunday was our big day at DragonCon. It is usually a pretty eventful day for the conference itself, and we were looking forward to the Masquerade later, followed by drumming. Speaking of drumming, it’s 4:00am and we’ve just arrived home from the Hyatt where we beat the night away. We had a real good time… Continue reading Dragon*Con 2006: Day 3
Answers.com has this to say about phatic: phat·ic (făt’ĭk) adj. Of, relating to, or being speech used to share feelings or to establish a mood of sociability rather than to communicate information or ideas. I don’t know how Web 2.0 missed this most appropriate word for the new wave of Internet stickiness, but it’s a… Continue reading Word of the Year
Why would anybody engineer a toilet that works like this? It has been done – I’ve seen pictures! But why?!? I believe this is a good candidate for Darren’s Hall of Technical Documentation Weirdness. I do like the apparent pleasure a segregated movement brings the man in the first picture. I think more than anything,… Continue reading Improving a Working Process
Some days I plow through without the first drop of water until evening. Unless, of course, you count coffee as water – which you shouldn’t. Today was very nearly going to be one of those days. I can make it through a meal without drinking, but I think days like today are more closely associated… Continue reading Camels have Humps
Isi and I started today with kibbles this morning at 8:30am, following a good workout to start the work-week out. The most obvious challenge at the moment is how to meter the food properly. 5-6 cups of dry dog food is quite a lot now that I’m ingesting it. It also requires considerable water. I… Continue reading Kibble – Day 1
I recently saw the BODIES exhibit, where it is rumored that the cadavers on display are actually those of the Falun Gong. Could be. But I don’t compare this to ivory blackmarket trade. The prisoners are being executed regardless of whether or not people are buying organs and bodies.
Not being a medical student, I can’t begin to fully appreciate what I saw, but I can say that I would never have otherwise been able to examine cadavers as I did here.
Atlanta’s biggest (and only?) Mardi Gras celebration is hosted by 99x at The Compound. I was hired to stilt-walk at the engagement and lived to tell the story. To appreciate my situation better, you have to know that the club scene isn’t exactly my cup of tea. In fact, I have no real experience with… Continue reading 99x Sinner’s Ball 2006 at The Compound
Matt Z. and I sat with Eric Peterson Monday for some education on the doumbek. It was enlightening, as most any training would be for us these days. At one point, Matt insisted that Eric play a riff on our drums to ensure that his, seriously more professional, drum was not magical in some way.… Continue reading Sitting with Eric Peterson