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It’s like a cat.

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 - 11:58 pm
It's like a cat. by hoc maxime sugit
It’s like a cat., a photo by hoc maxime sugit on Flickr.

I got a new camera in September. It’s a D600. I love it, and feels like ‘home’. Here’s one of the first shots I took with it since I don’t own a cat, unlike 99% of photographers.

Video of the day, so far.

Saturday, June 13th, 2009 - 12:13 pm


Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 - 2:53 pm


Hello Kitty!


Monday, February 18th, 2008 - 10:40 pm

Figured I’d lend my marginal page rank to this, even though all of the readers of this site probably read boingboing: California judge shuts down wikileaks.

War has never solved anything. Except the absence of stupid bumper stickers.

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 - 8:04 am

Was surfing one of my favourite forums while eating breakfast (it’s like the Times), and happened to read one forum member’s signature that never fails to irritate me:

“WAR HAS NEVER SOLVED ANYTHING, except ending slavery, fascism, communism, Nazism….”

I finally decided to say something about it (on the forum), but here it for posterity:

For starts, I’ll be a pedant and point out that: slavery is still going strong in several places around the world (Sudan, for instance), and in most places ended with laws changing, not a war; that the fascist regimes in South America (and many other places) didn’t end due to war and were much younger than WW2; that communism regimes have never fallen due to war*; and I would argue that Nazism hasn’t, unfortunately, been stamped out (neo-Nazi marches, Synagogue vandalism and arson in Europe, etc).

Actually, that’s mostly what I wanted to say, but there is the larger issue that force of arms cannot stamp out an idea or meme (“-ism”s), unless you kill everyone spreading that idea (and destroy every medium in which the idea is stored).

Slavery in the southern US officially ended following the Civil War, but it was several generations before it ended in effect- it was similar everywhere in the world where slavery was declared illegal around that time.

*To be fair, the Commies got kicked out of Afghanistan. …

I sort of wanted to write more, but I was (and still am) running late.

Artifacts found while moving, #87

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007 - 11:46 pm

Set list, jotted down on a napkin, from Guy Davis’s March 25, 2007 show at Bearly’s.

  1. Hoochie Coochie Man
  2. Payday
  3. Driftin’ Blues
  4. Limetown
  5. Home Cooke Meal
  6. What You Doin’
  7. (Highway 61) The Loneliest Road I Know
  8. The Chocolate Man
  9. Shaky Puddin’
  10. broke down train? angel? drunk?
  11. Railroad Story, followed by break
  12. Run Sinner Run
  13. Can’t Be Satisfied
  14. Grandma Is Dancing
  15. Come Back Baby
  16. rag, improv?
  17. Watch Over Me
  18. Saturday Blues
  19. Candyman
  20. Po’ Boy (Great Long Way From Home)
  21. Walkin’ Blues
  22. “new one”
  23. Let Me Stay A While
  24. Blues In The Midnight Hour
  25. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
  26. Baby Please Don’t Go
  27. Going Down Slow

fatum iustum stultorum

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007 - 12:08 am

I’m back.

Good morning little school girl

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007 - 3:59 pm

One of our stations is giving away a bunch of stuff tomorrow, including an almost 50 year old hollow body electric guitar – a 1958 Hofner Club 50. I played it a bit at lunchtime and just loved it. Went well with the Muddy Waters I’ve been listening to lately (Folk Singer).

I am frightened by the browser windows and tabs I found open this morning on my laptop: “RRSP savings calculator”, “Registering Domestic Partnerships”, and “Cracking 128-bit wireless keys”. I think some old-fogey nerd invaded my apartment.

Lecherous Muddy Waters songs seem appropriate then.