Shoulder but Im like that all over.
In hospital for the first time ever. Since this is America I get to worry about money. Would be awesome to just have to worry about getting back home.
26 April 2012
Landed at my feet.
24 April 2012
After Tour of Fukushima Nuclear Power Station, Wyden Says Situation Worse than Reported
Urges Japanese Ambassador to Accept International Help to Mitigate Continued Nuclear Risks
Washington, D.C. – After an onsite tour of what remains of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facilities decimated by last year’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) a senior member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, sent a letter to Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki looking for ways to advance and support clean-up and recovery efforts. Wyden’s principal concern is the relocation of spent fuel rods currently being stored in unsound structures immediately adjacent to the ocean. He strongly urged the Ambassador to accept international help to prevent dangerous nuclear material from being released into the environment.
“The scope of damage to the plants and to the surrounding area was far beyond what I expected and the scope of the challenges to the utility owner, the government of Japan, and to the people of the region are daunting,” Wyden wrote in the letter. “The precarious status of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear units and the risk presented by the enormous inventory of radioactive materials and spent fuel in the event of further earthquake threats should be of concern to all and a focus of greater international support and assistance.”
Wyden visited Fukushima on April 6, 2012 while on a Congressional delegation trip to the region. He and a staff member wore radiation suits as they toured the facility and met with workers and managers from the Tokyo Electric Power Company, TEPCO, which is responsible for the clean-up. Wyden found that the facilities designed to house spent nuclear fuel and the reactors themselves were still in a state of disrepair and located in areas that would make them susceptible to further damage from future seismic events. The reactor buildings still contain large amounts of spent fuel – making them a huge safety risk and the only protection from a future tsunami, Wyden observed, is a small, makeshift sea wall erected out of bags of rock.
Wyden is also sending letters today to U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Greg Jaczko asking them to identify additional resources and assistance that their agencies could provide to Japan to address these risks.
23 April 2012
I'm sitting outside as it's nice today. Tomorrow is going to be cloudy.
22 April 2012
Eight of moths, a songbird skull
The die shows six
After summer autumn then...
20 April 2012
I was just reading a Stephen Shore interview and he said:
Your most iconic pictures were made with view cameras, either 4x5 or 8x10. Given what you just said, does it follow that those images were the only version of the shot?Yes, absolutely. And that’s where the economy came in. I realized that I couldn’t try to limit myself by only taking pictures that I knew beforehand were going to be good. Because then I would only take safe pictures, that way I wouldn’t learn anything. What’s the point? So the way I made this process that I loved financially feasible was to decide that I wasn’t going to take two of anything. I don’t mean not bracket, I mean exactly what you said—not even two views. What it forced me to do was to decide what I wanted.
18 April 2012
17 April 2012
16 April 2012
SJ & Os
Photobooth App called IncrediBooth.
Raining Just white outside.
15 April 2012
14 April 2012
I've been monitoring craigslist and have decided it's a good place to buy a gaming rig because geeky young men who are slightly OC build great systems then sell them when they decide to: upgrade again, travel, go mobile, go to college, get engaged, etc., etc. Their peers all have their own builds, and so that avenue is closed to them. Craigslist is a natural stomping ground.
I myself have never had a computer that was not built for me, so brand names/box systems seem weird, but I'd guess most people buy some pre-made package from Dell or such, and are not interested in what to them are unbranded (no overreaching brand name like Gateway) computers. The components are what you should be looking at.
I'd better get to work on this beastlet.
13 April 2012
12 April 2012
'If you extrapolate from the stuff released over the last six weeks, focusing on the underlying systems/tools/capabilities — specifically: location geometry being dynamic instead of fixed per-location-load; player interfaces for moving decorations & items; cultivation of resources & expansion of land; in-client configuration of customizable items — you can imagine building a lot of world.
Adding new *stuff* players can use as building blocks in these systems is fairly easy and we will be doing a lot of it. And as we add more capabilities (controlling NPCs, changing physics, adding new buildings/rooms/streets/extensions), the value of each building block will be multiplied.
So, there should be good possibilities for endless tweaking/optimizing there. And then you'll also get to explore and play with other people's creations.'
11 April 2012
10 April 2012
I just figured the right one would come along or not - either way was fine. I'd look on various computer sites and recently began checking in on Craig's List. I love reading specs so it wasn't a chore. SWMNBMIMB needs a laptop but doesn't require anything sooper-dooper, so I was looking on craigslist on Sunday and saw a desktop with great specs.
Without thinking too much I emailed, 'I'm interested. I'm disabled, though, so I'd need you to bring it here to show me and you probably don't want to do that. If you DO and if everything is as advertised email me back.' I just didn't expect anything, but he said he would. He brought it, set it up, showed it off, and I bought it. He was a very nice young man who'd built it himself and wanted money for his motorcycle.
It has everything I wanted and all good quality parts - quad core 3.4 ghz CPU, 8g RAM, 2x EVGA GTX570 in SLi, 64 bit OS, 27" monitor. I am installing/hooking things up bit by bit. I hooked up my ext drives, hooked up the SpaceNav, I'm thinking I'll just stick with Chrome rather than use FireFox and Chrome as FF is sort of bloated atm - on the other hand I do love the FF ftp addon, so FF isn't totally out of the running. I've installed Open Office and Sizer, Second Life and Fraps, Anteworld and AVG. Everything runs like a dream.
It will take a bit of time to make sure I have things set, then I want to clean my old puter and sell it. It's still better than what 75% of people need, by far. It's dual-core 2.66 ghz, 3g RAM, EVGA GTX275. It could be upgraded to 64 bit Win7, which I would've done had I found a cheap copy. Time to sell off some lindens.
Me: Maybe not! Maybe I'll feel like I was run over by a rubber hose!
I'm prepared to lie low but maybe it won't be so bad.
Labels: jin shin
09 April 2012
'Facebook has agreed to buy the hugely popular photo-sharing app maker Instagram for about $1 billion in cash and stock.'
08 April 2012
Ludwig Wittgenstein doll in Glitch
07 April 2012
I didn't remember what this was but discovered I'd made a few speaking things in 2008 (hah - one was a dog speaking to Enjah's dog). I'm sure it's useful for some people.
05 April 2012
Home, groceries put away, eating celery and watching the hailstorm. At least hail is seasonal, unlike dopey snow.
Last May, we discussed a number of challenges facing Blogger users who relied on FTP to publish their blogs. FTP remains a significant drain on our ability to improve Blogger: only .5% of active blogs are published via FTP — yet the percentage of our engineering resources devoted to supporting FTP vastly exceeds that. On top of this, critical infrastructure that our FTP support relies on at Google will soon become unavailable, which would require that we completely rewrite the code that handles our FTP processing.
Three years ago we launched Custom Domains to give users the simplicity of Blogger, the scalability of Google hosting, and the flexibility of hosting your blog at your own URL. Last year's post discussed the advantages of custom domains over FTP and addressed a number of reasons users have continued to use FTP publishing. (If you're interested in reading more about Custom Domains, our Help Center has a good overview of how to use them on your blog.) In evaluating the investment needed to continue supporting FTP, we have decided that we could not justify diverting further engineering resources away from building new features for all users.
For that reason, we are announcing today that we will no longer support FTP publishing in Blogger after
Because I take a break from playing the mean boss once in a while and because we have an insane month or so of releases ahead of us and because this is a rare long weekend and people are going to need to take a few days off, the "R2" feature release will not be happening till next week.
However, it is pretty fucking awesome (and very nearly done). I'll ask everyone else if we can post a teaser image or two of some of the new design combos …
Arlo at Rainy Day Records in Olympia (she died long ago from heroin) said that they always had the worst, crappiest shoes, and finally went to Rainy Day to order some new sneakers (in addition to records it had other things - mainly skateboarder gear). In between ordering them (and being unknown and flat busted) and the shoes arriving, Nirvana hit it big, left Olympia, and forgot all about sneakers. Kurt lived on the same east side street as my mum for a while when he was near the lottery (and used to take pot-shots at the building). In the late 80s I volunteer-gallery-sat at an alternative gallery space in a garage, which often had bands in the evening; I think they might've played there but I never saw them. ythey used to play the Capital Theatre but I never saw them there, either. I liked Nirvana a lot, strangely enough, though I was not in their usual fan age-range. And this concludes my Nirvana anecdotes.
Lucia has two new books coming out:
My Instagram feed
Android has Instagram now, w00t! I like seeing images from people I know (and even those I don't).
Glitch recently rolled out Glitchr (remember Stoot was behind Flickr), which is now where our snapshots go.
04 April 2012