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No Context Necessary

Lately, when meeting new people, I’m drawn to perceiving the context–of our introductions and the little discussions about things we all know about together–squarely within George W.S. Trow’s grid ...

The Book and/or the Movie

Last night I finished reading A Scanner Darkly, by Philip K. Dick. Six months ago I finished watching Richard Linklater’s rotoscopic adaptation of the book. Three weeks before the film played in my...

Humongously Light Books of the Future

Some things to note: The Universe on Urban Honking has an interview with sci-fi author Mark von Schlegell: “The novel will have to expand if we hope to keep track and take control of...

Vomit for a New America

A new, acerbic call for peace has been issued by my friend Jacob. I, for one, fully support the mobilization of the efforts proclaimed below. When the time comes I will buckle forward and let flow ...

The U.S. Vs. G Dub

<img class=”right” “title=”war is over” src=”/assets/img/blue/warisover.jpg”>A few evenings ago I watched The U.S. Vs. John Lennon, a documentary covering Lennon’s post-Beatles years as a med...

Organ Cycling Practice

The space in my practice space is tight, and so things are arranged like a jigsaw. To play my electric organ I have to sit on the Exe-Trak Cycle. It’s a good way to get exercise while playing aroun...

Morse Code Ringtone

_Quick summary of post: this post describes, in a long-winded way, how to make your own morse code ringtone. I’ve made a few myself, and they can be found on this page. They are free, and in mp3 an...

Blue Skies, With Clouds

Observant visitors to this internet domain, and all the knotty subdomains contained herein, will notice all the addresses to be some variation of skyly phrase having to do with blue skies above us....

My Top 5 Top 10 Mac Programs

About a year ago there was a popular meme advising people to post their top 10 applications (freeware or shareware) for Macintosh computers. Each type of user had different programs that were most ...

Outgoing Phone Message Archives: A Saga of Cohabitational Love

(Notes: This is a fictional archive documenting the rise and fall of a relationship through the outgoing messages recorded onto a message machine. I wrote it mostly because I felt like writing a co...

Founded 2005. Over the years I've posted writing, comics, ringtones, and stuff about maps, bikes, programming, pinball. And I had a robust music blog mostly about '90s hardcore punk (category = music).