May 28, 2017

Been thinking about "Not my circus, not my monkeys...." I really like how it slots with the dual relation of "this is not my problem" and "this isn't my fault and/or I can't do a lot to fix this", like the circus/monkeys split represents the whole scene vs our role with it.

May 27, 2017

teaching a robot to make those goofy color names. I thought it was pretty good, actually! Especially "Stoner Blue"

May 26, 2017

It is moving to read about people who take the death with dignity way out. To be able to throw your own wake is really something special. We need to push for the right to make this decision.

Also this song video was referenced in the article:

Got James Harvey's latest "Mouth Baby". Besides the book I liked the stamps the package came with.

May 25, 2017

Later, [poet Patricia Lockwood] falls in love with the man who will become her husband when he emails her some of his verses and, amid many lines about "the majesty of canyons, arroyos, and mesas," she finds "one good image": The milk bottles burst like scared chickens.
--from The Atlantic review of "Priestdaddy"
Here Comes SkyNet! Thanks, Google. I remember wondering in the mid-80s when Bill Gates was going to write the computer program that writes the computer program...

May 24, 2017

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May 22, 2017

Geek news, very glad that a recent Supreme Court judgement means East Texas should no longer be a Patent Troll Haven.
Melania slapping Trump's hand away... I mean no wonder, she's wearing white, getting Cheetos dust all over your hands would be pretty dangerous...

"Say you're driving down the road and see a car crash. Of course you look. Everyone looks. The internet interprets behavior like this to mean everyone is asking for car crashes, so it tries to supply them."
--NY Times paraphrase of Twitter co-founder Evan Williams