Monthly Archives: January 2005

burst of clarity

i was walking down hopkins street with a box of takeout chinese food tonight. something was in the air, the cold of a winter night that you know portends warmer nights ahead rather than darker. the scent of wood-burning stoves … Continue reading

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ghoste on the boate

this was a spring cleaning weekend for me. yesterday the apartment felt the wrath of mr. clean (i guess i probably should have put the large hoop back in my earlobe to fully look the part). today, i headed down … Continue reading

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the ethics of deluding people.

i was just reading an interesting article on ethical investing. usually these discussions tend to be about greener companies and responsible corporate citizenship and the like. this was an interesting perspective: Gambling and Hollywood [for example] have disproportionate impacts on … Continue reading

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pieces of songs / shhh this is my favorite part

if there is really only 2:00 of a 4:00 song that i want to listen to, i think i should be charged 49.5¬¢ by itunes to download just that part. i mean, i understand all too well how hard it … Continue reading

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CC Mixter

i fired up an account at CC Mixter, the creative commons community music sharing site. i uploaded, for starters, my stonhenge outtake, a track i did late night while procrastinating other work on writing. i am really pretty excited about … Continue reading

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permission granted

joi and i were IMing today, he’s been messing around in garageband, and we decided to make a track together. we were talking about how to go about it, and i said “why don’t you start the car, and i’ll … Continue reading

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more games: alchemy of finance / wall street meat

i often will read more than one book at a time, alternating between covers. right now i am reading george soros’ seminal work the alchemy of finance and andy kessler’s wall street meat. they are both intensely engaging books, and … Continue reading

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bret in helsinki

i just got done vidchatting with my brother in helsinki. although i use vidchat a lot to keep in touch with family and friends, i still get a little excited when i get a call from the other side of … Continue reading

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news flash: bay bridge still not done

phil and i took a break from playing myst to get out on the bay today, and we sailed down to the bay bridge to investigate rumors that the project is nearing completion. nope. it looks like they’ve given up. … Continue reading

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sort of immersive

i am not really sure what’s going on here. perhaps i’ve gotten older and less immersible. i doubt that highly. but myst IV, so far, has only gotten me in up to my chest. actually, last night i was pretty … Continue reading

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