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im off to santa fe

on Thursday, September 30th, 2004 ... ob: pre 2005

I’m off to Santa Fe for what should be a fantastic winter. Will be working on the web for at least a few months, perhaps even leading to more frequent posts! (wink; wink)

Functionality suggestion of the day: Gmail, so far, impresses me. I haven’t used hotmail/yahoo/etc recently, but it is working wonders for managing my listmail which I bounce out to gmail. Lists are sorted using their ‘label’ system as an alternate to folders. Only problem is the lack of a view or search option for unlabeled mail, typically the personal or otherwise unique ones. I’ve spoken with a few folks about it, all of whom use many lists and agree about the utility of that ability. Feedback has been submitted, I’m sure it will be added shortly. In the meantime, get an account and try it out! Let me know if you need an invite.

A live linux cd dedicated to the game of Go! – I’ll be trying Hikarunix out on my new laptop.

rainier beer wins taste test…

on Thursday, August 19th, 2004 ... ob: pre 2005

Rainier Beer wins taste test – (from Valenta)

im now considering a move…

on Thursday, August 12th, 2004 ... ob: pre 2005

I’m now considering a move to Santa Fe in october, via San Francisco’s edition of the now classic love parade from Berlin. I do hope the city knows and expects that every streetlight and climbable object should be packed to the gills as far as the eye can see!

Back to the point – Santa Fe, the Institute, intrigues me in particular. Working almost exclusively on complex and self-organizing systems, I would enjoy greatly participating on a few of the research projects currently underway.

The town also seems an odd place to spend a beautiful winter, at least, and find myself outside a metro for some months. This is still a long shot at this point, but I’m hoping that it works out.

I’ll be watching the google IPO with a curious eye over the next few days. Could this be the beginning of the end for google? I doubt it ;).

I’m am now without broadband, or any internet access at home for that matter, for the first time in .. well, since my first email on Delphi through Tymnet back in the day. A friend of mine claims that I am now so ‘earthy’ compared to days of old. Never fear, I spent a solid evening debugging the radioX mess this week — and my geekdom is alive and well, if lurking below the surface.

i am off to minneapolis…

on Tuesday, June 8th, 2004 ... ob: pre 2005

I am off to Minneapolis to work for 3 weeks and spend some needed real life outside Seattle. I don’t want to hear any more jokes about the Mosquitos and Humidity, I’ll be back ;). Returning for a break at the fantastic return of Phoenix Festival, for which I can’t wait! Love to all my people out skipping through the streets.

The new central library prompted an urge to read some good science. Turns out there is a decent FAQ and newsgroup specific to Self Organizing Systems, which I’m excited to work through. I even happened across a classic Mandelbrot text, “The Fractal Geometry of Nature” which has proven so far the most interesting. Time to decide whether to keep the field a hobby or dive in.

So much to say, so little time ;). See you all soon.

dj spooky is playing with…

on Saturday, May 1st, 2004 ... ob: pre 2005

DJ Spooky is playing with the Seattle Chamber Players tomorrow night at Benaroya. I’m excited, and combined with the Weird Science party last night should make it a fun weekend aside from missing both Coachella and *prosperity* ! The announce didn’t quite find me this year, tragic indeed.

betalounge, oh why did I ever forget thee. I am so happy to have you back. Set postings pending.

seattle insider tip o the…

on Friday, April 23rd, 2004 ... ob: pre 2005

Seattle insider tip o’ the day, Cirque du Soleil is holding regional invite only tryouts at the Seattle Center’s “Center House” through the end of the week. Had I the free time, would I be sitting the back row for a great free show.

plastikman is back for the…

on Friday, April 23rd, 2004 ... ob: pre 2005

Plastikman is back for the first live show since ’95 smack in the middle of the continuing summer festival maddness at this year’s Mutek, June 2-6 in Montreal. Add matthew herbert to the list, and I start searching the couch for lost $100s. Yet, the northwest brings no despair, I’m sure Mutek will be remembered as only a warm up for the infamous return of Phoenix Fest once again. Why spend pyro day in urbania when you could kick off July in style camped below chicken hed’s glorious stage of sound for a solid 72 hours?

one current guest at the…

on Wednesday, April 21st, 2004 ... ob: pre 2005

One current guest at the tortoise is awaiting departure to Tokyo aboard a container ship arranged through Freighter World Cruises. A few of these routes are over 120 days long! Also recommended is the still mostly unexplored Internet Guide to Freighter Travel, including further links regarding modern day piracy. Finally, the somewhat chaotic cargo law pages appear to have content confused beneath its links, check out the photo gallery of cargo loss including this impressive series of photos showing a towboat flipping under a bridge.

i cant escape coachella and…

on Wednesday, April 7th, 2004 ... ob: pre 2005

I can’t escape coachella and it is driving me crazy. Much like sxsw, I’ve been following it for a few years and haven’t yet been able to make it… Not only are Seattle folks going, but now I have to deal with the hostellers who casually mention they have to be in California for a ‘concert’. Concert doesn’t quite do it justice. Plus, there’s even a decent chance for an earthquake down there, now /that/ would be fun at a huge, flat, supermassive.

… speaking of, check out these folks attempting to show quake similarities on the net as a self-organizing system, interquakes of course.

i read today that this…

on Monday, April 5th, 2004 ... ob: pre 2005

I read today that this is the year of the monkey, according to legend lucky but unpredictable. So far so good, unpredictable taken care or, luck on the way. Though, any further references to superstition on this blog will start to worry me.

Congratulations to me for tapping my way through a quarter century on this ‘ol ball of rock, earth. April 2 brought a quiet day returning to Seattle from a brief Idaho visit and a delicious meal at Elliott’s along the waterfront. Thank you much to those who called — those who didn’t, cash donations and airline miles are accepted year round ;).

I can’t wait to find a new place, but have yet to find the match. If you or anyone you know is in the Seattle area, please do let me know if you have any ideas.

the month of march eh…

on Tuesday, March 30th, 2004 ... ob: pre 2005

The month of March, eh — should have paid closer attention to that last fortune cookie.

I picked up a new job down at the seattle green tortoise hostel of the same history as the ever persisting bus line dubbed green tortoise adventure travel, still based in San Francisco. It is proving to be novel in ways unexpected, but overall a stellar experience most notable for daily international interaction. A definite improvement in breadth over the western united states I spoke with while at Qwest (though comparing the environment between the two jobs is a hilarious thought).

In other personal news, I am now in the runnings for the northwest’s most eligible bachelor. A new apartment should be secured through the next month, likely somewhere between Belltown and Cap Hill. Looked at a place kitty corner from the Crocodile last week which almost sold me, but I’m sitting for at least another week ( :: crosses fingers :: ). If you know where I would be the perfect match, by all means let me know. While not exactly enjoyable (catching a stubborn hangnail on the underside of a passing truck might do it, assuming it drags along those death valley salt flats, heh), my mind has been full of emotions not seen for quite some time. Somewhere back there, I’m sure excitement will eventually win out toward my suddenly transformed future. Fun to see one of those moments when everything (seems to) change all at once ;). I feel like a sand dune — hahaha.. indeed.

… and btw to all you freaks who are giving me trouble for update frequency — call me bitches!

the hereboxorg domain was just…

on Friday, March 12th, 2004 ... ob: pre 2005

The herebox.org domain was just moved to a new server causing interruption to a few services and a few reports of mail bouncing. Everything should be back to normal within 24 hours, thanks for resending ;).

just back from carnival …

on Sunday, February 29th, 2004 ... ob: pre 2005

Just back from carnival — new orleans style! Check out some highlights of mardi gras 2004. Crazy gathering, more impressive the city that can pull it off. The shutdown they attempt fat Tuesday at midnight actually worked. Apparently, chief of police Eddie Compass is the man to give top o’ the line credit. Regarding beads, Corinne put it well describing the ‘drifts’ of beads on Bourbon street.

T – 2 hours to ticket time!

I’m looking at the SCA crew leader positions as possible upcoming work. Any experiences, comments, or connections certainly welcome.

just saw the references though…

on Friday, January 30th, 2004 ... ob: pre 2005

Just saw the references (though no invite) to orkut, hint hint. friendster, even if not here and now, your doom is near. Waiting patiently to check the next iteration it out. Meanwhile, shout out to the center man himself.

I happened recently across the remains of VIE’s old multiplayer asteroids-ish game sniper / subspace / continuum, having last seen it in 1995-1996 in the glory days (wink wink) of the betas. What an amazingly entertaining yet simple game. The roots are easily seen in both the well known coin-op Asteroids (<-- check the playable demo) and netrek — the first real-time online game I ever played. This history places the origins loosely around 1972 called Empire alongside the original MUDs. If you ever enjoyed a game of asteroids, I’d recommend popping in briefly as a spectator to check out this latest generation.

Trying to pull the game out of the box — ( bumper boats in the backyard? ) , but how about an ice rink and a few rc controlled fan (rocket) powered oversized pucks.

Mydoom/Novarg traffic remains close to 4 an hour, steadily 3 an hour since first contact. At least half are to nonexistent herebox.org addresses.

average mydoomnovarg traffic is up…

on Tuesday, January 27th, 2004 ... ob: pre 2005

Average mydoom/novarg traffic is up to 4 an hour and climbing… wheee.

plenty of extra overnight email…

on Tuesday, January 27th, 2004 ... ob: pre 2005

Plenty of extra overnight email today. The mydoom/novarg worm has brought me roughly 1 email an hour since at 7:29pm yesterday the 26th. A quick search attempt for a visual model of virus spreading tendencies came up empty (link if you find it) — in the meantime, if you plan on hacking the worm, change the denial of service attack set to begin the 1st against sco to a broadcast detailing infection vectors.

looking for a search tool…

on Sunday, January 11th, 2004 ... ob: pre 2005

Looking for a search tool with a decent data source searching only meta data and comments. Suggestions welcome.

btw.. for the new years kids — subgenius ( and don’t forget those wily europeans )

hereboxorg is officially three 3…

on Thursday, December 4th, 2003 ... ob: pre 2005

herebox.org is officially three (3) ! years old as it’s current life bringing my web-life up right around 1-0 double digits. In contrast to the first two anniversaries, this year feels like 4 or 5. Thanks for the feedback and encouragement all you friendly souls who have managed to remain interested ;). Following the slowest period in its history, don’t expect we’ll be going away anytime soon. Indeed, new years right around the corner, a break in the lease just a few short months following. Who knows what lurks in the hearts of the web… herebox knows… mwuahahahahahahahaha.

Just got back from whistler up in Ca-Na-Da. 10 in. new snow the night after arrival never hurt a good trip. It was painful yet rewarding to visit what I had set out to live through the winter in August ( — an earlier referenced trip which, by the way, brought me face to face with the most insane mountain biking experience I’d ever dreamed… I’ll call you on that one ryan). Snowboarded the whole trip this time, although was far outnumbered by the skiers on the mountain. A 2k2 Volkl Cross 160″ provided a fun carve worthy sled for the week… tempting to pick up for the season, but unlikely at the moment.

It’s December! I need to bust over to amazon and update my wishlist.

Oh and by the way, I’m over the diplomacy kick for now ;). Though I would like to play settlers of catan (Die Siedler von Catan) and remind myself whether it is world class worthy. Comparable in Germany only perhaps to Monopoly or Scrabble? in scale, I had no idea the mini-industry mayfair games recently built up around the game here in the states.

ode to ikea…

on Sunday, November 23rd, 2003 ... ob: pre 2005

Ode to ikea.

check out that flame …

on Wednesday, November 5th, 2003 ... ob: pre 2005

Check out that flame! What is most likely, the most intense x-ray solar flare ever recorded on the way… watch for aurora.

2 months! Korina rocks. Diplomacy is entertaining… ( and austria is a toughie. )