Archive for November, 2000

tetrinet is a great 6…

on Thursday, November 30th, 2000 ... ob: pre 2005

tetrinet is a great 6 player variant of tetris. both with and without special blocks, it is tons of fun. the orginal version is usually plenty to humble even players who think they are gods, for a while, and then you can try tetrifast! ;). I usually hang out on tetrinet.org or w/ fast on plibble. if you want.. read more about my habit and check out the theme i made!

these are the blocks for the theme.

im going to its still…

on Saturday, November 25th, 2000 ... ob: pre 2005

i’m going to ‘it’s still like that‘ tomorrah.. (w000!). one of the reasons is to see:.. –rabbit in the moon– !and!, they’re spinning tonight on c89.5 fm in seattle. in about an hour (~01:30PST 11/25), listen up. [see ya tomorrow.. reprasentin from id/cd’a & !mpls! ;) ]

if i were in london…

on Friday, November 17th, 2000 ... ob: pre 2005

if i were in london december 8th, i’d be going to nesh put on by warp records.

american mcgees alice is an…

on Tuesday, November 14th, 2000 ... ob: pre 2005

American Mcgee’s Alice is an upcoming game where Lewis Carroll’s sweet little girl begins in an insane asylum, and according to her character description,.. “Equipped with her courage, a keen appetite for the bizarre, and a lethal array of transmogrified toys…“. You get the idea. If you haven’t seen it already, check it out.

rebecca blood wrote one of…

on Tuesday, November 14th, 2000 ... ob: pre 2005

rebecca blood wrote one of the many timelines of weblog history. it mentions the growth from approximately 23 weblogs at the beginning of 1999, to thousands in september 2000. in fact, in the two months since blogger launched blogspot in september 2000, they have now well over 10k users and blogger membership itself is over 60k.

while this is an incredible amount of growth, it is a tiny beginning to the potential result. six diget icq uins have sold on ebay for over $100 simply because the numbers are now so high, and we are still well under the 999,999 mark in web logs.

what i find intriguing about the weblog phenomenon is the increased ability to focus on the connections, as essential to utilizing the information. in the whitepapers about groove at groovenetworks, one in particular discusses the ‘connection age‘.

from rebecca’s essay: ‘In Douglas Rushkoff’s Media Virus, Greg Ruggerio of the Immediast Underground is quoted as saying, ‘Media is a corporate possession…You cannot participate in the media. Bringing that into the foreground is the first step. The second step is to define the difference between public and audience. An audience is passive; a public is participatory. We need a definition of media that is public in its orientation.”

the cluetrain manifesto is trying to address just that, “media that is public in its orientation”. from a slashdot review of the book, “Cluetrain gets at the heart of what’s actually going with this whole ‘Internet Revolution’ — people talking to people.”

yet now the problem of numbers arises again. just as the value of a small number of weblogs was realized, too many were created to effectively use them. the reason the media thrives is that i want to move
faster
through all this information i have to deal with on a daily basis. the result is (almost) no different than the massive amounts of data stored across countless individual homepages already out there on the net.

the importance is the new way in which many individuals will interact with the web, combined with more effective tools for pulling exactly what we want out of the web. [ search : sort : rank : combine/xml ]

the change in approach and style when ‘webloggers’ interact with the web is drastic. using extremely easy web based publishing tools, individuals can now easily and publicly store links, ideas, and experiences from practically anywhere. this is a huge spectrum: from a deep interpersonal debate previously limited to journals (or more experienced web users), to simple interesting occurances previously relegated to pocket notebooks. individuals interact not just for business, scheduling, work, etc.; but on a personal level interacting with others on a personal level.

this has been taking place for years within small groups, possibly beginning with the bbs in the electronic realm. message boards and interest based web sites continue this today. advances in searching capabilities and information authoring techniques (xml) allow this increasingly dynamic data to be more effectively used.

example: ten individual viewpoints on specific election topics, most likely a first hand account, without the newspaper yanking a quote.

the data is more personal and dynamic.
we can use the data more effectively.

individuals more effectively sharing connections.

the net working better.

what else is new?

[ weblogs faq ]

[ … mostly just want it all in one place, for me ;). if anyone additionally benefits, it is just another reason why this all works so well. … ]

my usual bjork interest hasnt…

on Tuesday, November 14th, 2000 ... ob: pre 2005

my usual bjork interest hasn’t been up to par lately.. but right on schedule, i found some new good info. the bjork remix web has an amazingly well designed site with equally amazing amounts of full length remixes to peruse. also, the former ultimate intimate folks have teamed up with bjork.com with very nice results.

a few preliminary picks, as of yet unreviewed, there are four mixes of oxygen, which is one of my lesser known bjork favorites. the ui specials list also looks interesting, particularly gloomy sunday (thanks to zwirn), modir (and remix), and you only live twice.

as of now ill be…

on Tuesday, November 14th, 2000 ... ob: pre 2005

as of .now.; i’ll be cross posting from herebox.weblogs.com since i’m fairly certain i’ll be moving it at some point or another. till then.. happy redundancy ;).

nothing here at all …

on Wednesday, November 1st, 2000 ... ob: pre 2005

nothing here at all… just when i get everything set up, i’ve got to take off ;). oh well.. soon enough… soon enough… in the meantime, just head back, back, back.