Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Aeon Flux revisited

On a brighter note, the animated series "Aeon Flux" originally aired on MTV is coming out as a movie next year, I hope they don't screw it up. Charlize Theron is playing Aeon, here's some pics.

Maybe Trevor will finally get some play?

Article here...

It is time to cough up some cash.

Seventy thousand plus dead, millions homeless, hundreds of communities wiped out and all we (North American governments) can cough up is 10 million bucks plus a loan of 20 million. George spent 200 billion on a useless war and all he could cough up was a few million in aid.

This is a very sad indicator of the state of affairs on our continent.

So what does that mean? It means that per capita, the US goverment did not even cough up 6 cents for aid but coughed up seven hundred bucks a year for a war.

This really means that it is up to you and me to dig deep because our governments won't and it is really unlikely that countries that bitch and moan at the UN won't either despite their pro-third world rhetoric. And where the fuck is that billionaire Osama and his aid? That prick is richer that most first world governments and all he can do is blow up Iraqis while his fellow Muslims live in squalor. How about the hundreds of millions that Arafat stashed away, what are the chances that that money will ever help out Muslims in need?

Dig deep and cough up some cash or shut up:

I'm off to to Costa Rica to do some surfing, see y'all on the 10th.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Ten jobs in Los Angeles

A friend of mine is shopping around for about 10 web type technical and creative people in LA for American Apparel:

Know anybody? Send them the link above.


Sunday, December 19, 2004


I was having an especially bad and stressful week. It's going to be a very expensive year for me to an extent that makes me sick.

So it was with great pleasure that I found something to make me chuckle; This dude had a skin graft on his leg and grew a nipple there. The coolest part was that he had it pierced :))

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Big Fish

Nova scotia has some really big fish.

I Robot

About a decade ago, programming computers involved some pretty deep thinking and a lot of insight into how computers work. The exception was Basic and "girlie" computer scripting languages. Borland and Microsoft changed that with really simple tools for programming Pascal and Basic. So what happened was that millions of mildly educated people suddenly became programmers and the "Information Technology" industry exploded with a dumbed down army building tons of applications.

Which brings us to programming embedded computers. These things live in watches, calculators, remote controls, TVs, cars, lights, thermostats and microwave ovens. These days it is pretty hard to find a consumer product that doesn't have an embedded computer in it. The problem is that programming these things is where programming PCs was a decade ago. If you wanted to build your own device or build a little robot or robotic arm to do something like open the door for you, it took a ton of work and a lot of technical knowledge. So much so that it wasn't even worth it.

Things are going to change rapidly soon, it's getting way easier. When PCs got easy to program, a few million applications were launched and everybody became a programmer. Microsoft just released a microprocessor that uses .Net as it's core and uses standard .Net languages for programming and a relatively cheap development system as well. This type of development means that a million new hardware gadgets can be released by a million tiny companies and individuals. It means that a guy like me can program a bunch of robotics to control when and how my windows and blinds open automatically at home. It means that I can build all kinds of crazy robotics into my cars/bikes etc, and easily too.

I for one am really excited about the possibilities. A few friends and I are planning a lake-wide wireless internet network using WiLan next summer so on top of that, all of my robots will be internet connected. I want a robotic boat with a video camera to check out the lake while I'm in the city. A robotic helicopter would be wicked too.

Friday, December 10, 2004

Creeps and stuff

That whole story about the guy that shot Darrell Abbott (x/pantera) just totally creeps me out. Apparently this fellow blamed Darrell for the breakup of Pantera and went nuts and shot him five times in the head on stage at a concert. He then went on to kill 4 other people who were in the way. That is some pretty messed up stuff.

On a different note, here's my top ten for December:

1) Devils Garden - Tiger Army
2) Story of My Live - Social Distortion
4) Alternative Ulster - Stiff Little Fingers
3) I remember you - Ataris
5) Say you don't love me - Buzzcocks
6) One Hundred Punks - Gen X
7) Something Beautiful - Cauterize
9) Don't you forget about me - Bouncing Souls
10) Fire in Cairo - The Cure
11) Wait for the Blackout - The Damned
12) Cities in Dust - Siouxie

Yeah, I know my top ten never adds up to ten. As you can tell, I am on the retro punk-ish program, I haven't heard any good new drum & bass or techno for a while so I'm giving it a break for a couple of years.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Bernie gets fingered

I really don't like Bernie Ecclestone, he's the guy that nearly stole the Formula 1 GP races from Montreal and is doing the same thing in England right now. Everybody hates him because he had exclusive control over the F1 empire and bullied everyone in his way.

I am happy to say that Bernie is in big shit now.

First off, in 2008, Ferrari, Renault, Mclaren, Mercedes, BMW and Williams are starting a new series called "GPWC". Without them, the F1 doesn't seem to carry much weight anymore.

Second, Bernie is losing control of the company to the banks that own 75% of the company.

Every dog has his day and it looks like the day is coming soon that Bernie will get his. Now if only he could lick his own balls.

Bluetooth dreams

I wrote about wishing for this last summer but finally we have a really nice bluetooth headset built into a decent motorcycle helmet. Now I can answer my phone while riding YEEHAH!! But then again, I don't really want to be disturbed so forget about the phone, I have to find a bluetooth MP3 player..... stay tuned

oh yeah, and here's some nice curves...

Selma and I

The highway cops seem to be getting smarter these days because everybody that I know is getting speeding tickets. I got 2 in the past 6 months which is more than I have had in the past 5 years and I usually drive pretty fast and do a lot of highway driving. I think that their laser systems got a lot better so they can hide better. On top of that, they can clock you while going in the opposite direction, I know firsthand the hard way. Oh well, it's only money....

On a different note, I have at least one thing in common with these guys.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Cool rats

These monster land mine sniffing rats are cool.
. I wonder if I could train one to find all my missing socks.

The week in review

Sometimes things just seem to whiz by so fast that it's hard to find time to even blink. This past week was one of those for me. It all started last Friday nite, blizart, neon and then a wing ding a the new W. I drank the ocean and paid for it on Saturday which led to a James Brown concert and a birthday party. JB rocks plain and simple. I saw him once before for free outdoors at a Grand Prix show but it wasn't quite the same. The show at Metropolis was awesome, it's an honor just to be in the same room as that guy and I wasn't disappointed.

That led up to my week on the road. 15 meetings in 5 days, 12-14 hour days, 4 hours of sleep and a week of Marriott room service. Now I am ready for a retirement home but unfortunately I have to do this all over again two or three times until my contract is done. If you can't find me don't take it personally, I'll turn up eventually.

When I do, don't give me a wedgie and in the meantime, try not to do anything too stoopid.