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comfort stand on undercurrents live set

on Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 ... ob: academic + audio + games + media + music + travel

ksfr 101.1 fm Undercurrents Wed 10/22 10p-12a // brought to you in its entirety over the still-analog frequency modulation waves of 101.1 FM Santa Fe White rock ksfr. Thanks Sean for the airtime — hope you enjoy the set. ;)!

All audio free and available at comfort stand, excepting “Dialogues on Democracy” and the intro.

fav release of the set from comfort stand: Økapi Bah! ( csr025 )

( ~1:10 : comfort stand recordings : )
Download: Oct 22 2008 – undercurrents – part 1 of 2

( ~50m : bran flakes : @30 dialogs on democracy + okapi )
Download: Oct 22 2008 – undercurrents – part 2 of 2

intro / tv victor — agai
comfort stand recordings
martinibomb — wakka chikka
the apartment – three forks – ohh what fun
beef humper – the glorious future of mankind part II – YesNo
Harlan – The Beat Maker – 4
Beef Humper – Complete Happiness
the apartment – dig a hole
harlan – 6beef – cloud nine
Dan Ake – Melophobia – Sojurn in the Cirque track 3ish onward —
Harlan – 3
Erick Gallun – Sound Field Furrows – ripchew
erick – clattuhr down
erick – lockgroover

2nd hour

The Bran Flakes – I Remember When I Break Down – side a
— 30 minutes —
Dale – Meet You At The 7-Eleven – part 4
Dialogues on Democracy, vol ii – western electric company – the voices of congress – 1966 – # 137672
— dewey decimal system filed 321.8 from santa fe high school — ‘Democratic systems’
Økapi – Bah! – Lester lounge (L.Bowie remix)
okapi – Intro/outro
økapi – Bah! (thanx 2 Plu)

Go board game info at

on Monday, August 20th, 2007 ... ob: games

I couldn’t take it anymore and added a page for go-related materials at Please use this post for comments, suggestions, solutions, etc.

blogger poker and more rss

on Friday, October 14th, 2005 ... ob: games + geek

I signed up for the Online Poker Blogger Championship ( reg code: 1374973 ). Pokerstars is giving bloggers 2000 chips for a no limit holdem game for quite a few nice prizes. Who am I to turn down a free tourney ;). It all goes down Sunday Oct 23rd. Let me know if you sign up…

In rss news, rojo added forums and a public feed outgoing feed for its users. You can subscribe to what I read on rss. Now to make their OPML files public and linkable.

Google launched their rss reader. Witholding opinion until I use it for a day or two. It does seem a bit slow with a few navigation options.

Finally, blinkbits looks curious and horribly disorganized. A heavily hacked copy of phpBB, they are providing 1 million scraped feeds from wikipedia. The real need is an RSS feed for wikipedia watchlists, but this may be the closest thing yet.

Santa Fe Ultimate Frisbee

on Thursday, April 14th, 2005 ... ob: games + skip and smile

I had the fortune of playing a sunset game of Ultimate this evening at St. John’s. Although the summer tournaments are likely out with my weekend work schedule, I hope to find a steady schedule of local games to enjoy. Drop a note here, and through the Santa Fe Ultimate yahoo group, if you have any info to share. The group also has a schedule of weekly games. See and the santafeultimate yahoo group for up to date info.

I’m hoping to setup and/or find a more casual Santa Fe game for players who are newer to the sport or just interested in throwing a disc around for a few hours a week. Current top choices are Wed or Sun ~5:30ish.

Other area links include the santa fe tourny, Savage 7777777, the Los Alamos Ultimate Frisbee Club, and an albuquerque ultimate hub,

… ain’t summer great.

Cantenna and Magnetic Snowboard Bindings!

on Tuesday, January 25th, 2005 ... ob: academic + games + geek + one liners + travel

one liners:

  • cantenna – “How To Build A Tin Can Waveguide WiFi Antenna” for 802.11b/g or 2.4Ghz apps. Personal testimonials from the Nevada desert claim great success. (–where you at Matt?!)
  • Graf Snowboards, resources for /building/ snowboards ;). Possible magnetic bindings, already tried on a skateboard, follow discussion at graf… (graf via greg at
  • css discuss wiki – 800+ messages in 10 days, and a decent wiki to accompany.
  • Mirek’s Java Cellebration (MJCell) is a Java applet that allows playing 300+ Cellular Automata rules and 1400+ patterns. Ohhh… the patterns, man, the patterns.
  • giantmicrobes – “We make stuffed animals that look like tiny microbes” , nothing to say.
  • The Supreme Court – because it inspires, and because I forget. bios (pdf) of current justices.
  • Vendee Globe 2004 is nearing completion. “A sailing race around the world, for singlehanders, without any stopover.” Intense.

World Cup 2006 Tickets on Sale Feb 1st

on Monday, January 24th, 2005 ... ob: games + gatherings + travel

FIFA World Cup 2006 tickets on sale next Tuesday, Feb 1st. First phase is a lottery including ~1.1 million of the total ~3.2 million seats, all requests between Feb 1 and March 31 will be resolved April 15th. I do not currently own a mastercard, the only reasonable method of payment during this opening phase — frustrating. Rumor has it that all tickets will be RFID tagged, opening the potential of blocking ‘lost’ or scalped tickets at the gate. Scalping of some sort should be possible, lest there go empty seats of those who simply can’t make it! I’m planning my strategy, including how, and how many, of you I’ll be enlisting to help with the lottery ;) .

The tickets faq has the most easily followed information. Current preliminary standings are also interesting leading up to the tourny.

Settlers3d – Settlers of Catan

on Sunday, December 26th, 2004 ... ob: games

I’ve always played settlers of catan online at this overcrowded and buggy thesis inspired site, also available here. Now microsoft also has a version, but I also discovered an open source gem, settlers3d, which is incredible! If you play settlers, get this, and then visit the community site to figure out what is what. Yes, that means you kurt, mary, manton, jeff, and michael ;) – let me know when you get it.

Go , Oregon Trail

on Thursday, November 18th, 2004 ... ob: academic + games + procrastination

I’ve been playing a daily game or two of Go recently, mostly against gnugo v3.4. I am slowly improving and almost able to reliably win on a 9×9 board at the easist difficulty ;). Just in time, version 3.6 was released today, supposedly slightly stronger, and should set me back another week or so. I have been feeding played games back through gnugo using the –replay option prompting the engine to consider each position played and notate what it finds as the best move. Anyone interested in a game, drop a line and we can meet on igs or similar.

Google gets another cheer from my corner with google scholar. It can still be difficult to pull full text documents out of the journal empire, but it looks like it works excellently at pulling academic results for such topics as teleportation, labanotation, and gravity waves. Re-msn… keep working, I’ll check back around version 3.

In the probably-not-worth-the-time dept: I’d like to add a friend of a friend (FOAF) doc here. A nice potential alternative to social networking sites, FOAF as with blogs will see realtively limited implementation. Though perhaps it will lead to a protocol worth implementing through a more traditional social networking site structure (orkut xml, yum). Plus, #irpg on EFnet (and many clones) is possibly even more clever than progress quest, and at least as pointless.

Final thought: Ryan called me up the other day pointed out that the classic video game oregon trail was initially programmed at carleton college way back in 1971. yeehaw carl. Thanks ryan.

Seattle Go Center & Bucky Ball Origami…

on Wednesday, May 7th, 2003 ... ob: academic + games + geek

Happy to have run across the story behind the giant game of go on the side of a building in the university district along 45th facing I-5 from the East. I’ve known the wall partially contains the seattle go center for some time. Turns out the board position is from a championship game played by Kaoru Iwamoto, the center’s founder, outside Hiroshima on August 6, 1945… as the bomb fell! The game was later completed, and the go centers founded as an effort promoting peace. I’m planning to stop by next Tuesday evening for beginner’s night.

In a similar direction, I’ve successfully completed my first origami buckyball. I finally slowed down enough to follow Andy�s directions and mimic one similar to that currently shown on herecam. As such, I’ve developed a mild obsession with modular origami and the geometric spaces the structures can represent. Further considering long and debated history of the activity, it�s keeping all halves of the brain quite happY)