I’m having trouble with font types, especially after blockquotes. I’m not going to mess with it for a little while, be patient. I hope it’s not too distracting.
Spent most of the day dealing with my car. I was supposed to leave for Olympia tomorrow, but my trip’s been post-poned for at least a day. I’m really ready to head back to Washington.
My new personal blog
I have a new personal blog. The kinks are still being worked out, but it’s there none the less.
George Monbiot’s top 10 world-changing books
As Jorn says, this is an intriguing list:
1. The Future of Money by Bernard Lietaer
2. Soil and Soul by Alastair McIntosh
3. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
4. The Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
5. The Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek
6. Selected Writings by Gerrard Winstanley
7. Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy
8. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
9. Letters to a Young Activist by Todd Gitlin
10. The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
(he has more to say about why he picked them in the article).
Mobilizing the Movies
From a Wireless Review article:
If the list seems to contain pretty much every recent summer release except “From Justin to Kelly,” that’s the problem: When every movie has a wireless tie-in, it’s not so big a deal anymore. Each tie-in includes pretty much the same thing–games, ringtones and graphics–and Hollywood cachet aside, the promotions aren’t offering anything dramatically different from the standard content already available over wireless devices.
I think what this really shows is that wireless tie-ins are now as necessary as movie previews and fast food tie-ins. Every big summer movie needs a wireless presense. Of course, the success of a promotion will eventually depend on creating things that are new and interesting.
Temporary Autonomous Zone Live Show Online
The Incunabula crew have put online a recording of a live show featuring Hakim Bey, Robert Anton Wilson, Nick Herbert, Rob Brezsny and Joseph Matheny.
T.A.Z.: The Temporary Autonomous Zone
More details on this show can be found here.
BBC Radio 4 did a piece about Nicholas Hawksmoor, known as an occult architect by readers of From Hell. Apparently, they’ve taken it down. I Hadn’t finished listening to it yet, but it sounds like the point of the show is to disprove any occult connections Hawksmoor may have had. The link will take you to the BBC Radio 4, where the show was under “d” for Devil’s Architect. Maybe it will come back someday.
Link (via City of Sound).
As of now I’m in Wyoming, visiting family and friends. I just graduated from Evergreen State College and am unemployed. After three years of working for Evergreen’s computer center, they let me go just for graduating. When I get back to Olympia, I’m gonna start looking for an apartment in Seattle and once I’ve moved there, start looking for a job. Of course, if something falls into my lap before then, I’d definently be interested. Alternatively, I might stay in Olympia for the summer and work some sort of manual labor job. It’d be nice to be away from computers and desks for a bit.
I took a few pictures at my graduation party, but they’re at home in Olympia and haven’t really looked at them. In the mean time, check out Becca’s pics.
I just can’t quit listening to the Smiths’ Hatful of Hollow.