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November 30th 2001: Building

Hey hepcats, this web-site building thing is straight from the fridge. But I knew that. I do it for a living. This is, by the way, a roundabout way to apologise for the lack of content at the moment. I swear I lead a life full of interesting anecdotes and possess a head brimming with at the very least entertaining ideas. But who am I trying to convince here? Anyway, I've been doing a lot of webmastering for work and I've been too burned out to make many outlandish pages. If you want to peek at what I've been working on, click here. (I hope the guys don't mind).

Anyway, I'll be pounding out more of my secret world here in the future. Peace.

November 25th 2001: It's alive!

Welcome. This page is now being beamed to you live via massively bi-directional communications network. This is not television, people: you are the publisher. Thanks to the growth of the internet and ever more powerful computers, the means of cultural mass production are being dispersed at a geometric rate on a global scale and the costs of production are falling like a rock. In other words, the days of huge international syndicates controlling the data of culture is coming to a close.

You don't need to be a billionare to publish anymore. The internet makes it possible for anyone to publish anything viewable by anyone else with access to the network. Think about that for a minute. The power is in your hands. Your homepage is just as accessible as the New York Times. It's a big step forward for meritocracy, baby.

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Trips in Space and Time 8/02/03

Big Wheels in Berkeley
I scored a set of west-coast wheels today at the Ashby BART station flea market. It's a very tall schwinn road bike, black, deceptively heavy but smooth-riding. Thirty-five dollars to boot. I oiled and cleaned the works, dialed in the bakes and took it out for a shake-down cruise immediately. Nice riding on a beautiful saturday, realizing how out of shape I am as I wheezed my way though the hilly area behind the Berkeley campus.

After about an hour I started to get the swing of it. Made some minor mechanical adjustments (including a free wheel truing at the bike collective on Shattuck), drank a few liters of water and started finding my groove, cruising up and around and ending up with a beautiful view of the whole bay. The roads here are not kind to the speed inclined -- too many stop signs and crosswalks and lights -- but it was good to get out and proj for a while. This changes my summer dramatically.

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