Sunday, December 28, 2008

Random Thoughts

The Proteus Without Lifering

While scrambling in RL and SL to get things done for the Holidays, I've been steadily working on The Proteus.

Cool Yule and Happy New Years to you and yours, here is another musical interlude to soothe a seared psyche.







Assemblage 23 - Lullaby

May you find solace in the gentle arms of sleep
Despite the wolves outside your door
In time you will see them all as harmless
And their idle threats easy to ignore

And if ever fate should choose to smite you
Stand your ground, never walk away
Please don't ever let the world defeat you
Don't get buried in its decay

As you drift into the gauzy realm of dreams
May you take comfort in the thought that you are safe
For it only takes a fraction of a second
For all of this to change

CH
Return to me
When slumber's fog has lifted
Return to me
Stronger than before

As you sink beneath the soothing streams of time
May you be thankful that you had another day
For there comes a time when each of us will enter
A sleep from which we will never wake

And if ever fate should choose to smite you
Stand your ground, never walk away
Please don't ever let the world defeat you
Don't get buried in its decay

Close your eyes now, if only for a moment
For it's time you get some rest
The wolves are gone and nothing here can harm you
Let go of your fragile consciousness

(CH)


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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Connect The Dots



Now for a musical interlude,
you know who you are.

By The Spill Canvas.



If your feet hurt from walking too much,
then I will tend to them, with a velvet touch.
If your lungs just don't want to work today,
then I'll perform a mouth to mouth until you're okay.

Don't you just love the feeling of my fingertips,
circling your lips.
Don't you just love the desire taking hold of you,
I can tell you do.
I know all your favorite spots,
and tonight we will connect the dots.

If your muscles are wound up and tight,
then I will loosen up the knots until it feels right.
If your ears just ache from listening,
then I'll supply the remedy in the melodies I sing.

Don't you just love the feeling of my fingertips,
circling your lips.
Don't you just love the desire taking hold of you,
well I can tell you do.
I know all your favorite spots,
and tonight we will connect the dots.

Don't you just love the feeling of my fingertips,
circling your lips.
Don't you just love the desire taking hold of you,
well I can tell you do.
I know all your favorite spots,
and tonight we will connect the dots.

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Teh Thundersnow





Hi All!

This morning at 5 we got a rude awakening, the walls of our concrete building rattled as an enormous boom resounded through the skies, before the second of the only two booms came to us, The second Boom came while I was getting dressed and I raced to go out and investigate. Fire trucks came down our steep little hill and headed a block over to a building whose fire alarm could barely be heard over the clamor of Seattle's collective car alarms going of at once.

I headed down the street to find that there were actually two buildings whose alarms were screaming their distress into the air, I'm not sure if the booms set them off or not, but upon heading back to my building I watched a metro bus slide back down the hill and crush a pick-up truck against a tree.

Every time there is snow we get a show out the window of our apartment as the idiotic drivers of our fair city try to drive up the short but steep grade on the ice, it rarely ends well.

So far today we've seen the bus hit the truck, and while I was passed out I am told that several fender benders occurred, culminating in the closure (FINALLY!) of the hill after a box-truck slid down to crash into a cop-car attending another accident. ( I really wish I'd be awake to get THOSE pics)

During the day the 27's piled up at the bottom of the hill because once down in our little "valley" the couldn't get out even with chains!

Enjoy your Winter Wonderland where ever you are and Merry X-mas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Yule!

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Troubles in Puterland

Hey All!

So while I was down in Hoquiam helping JSB I wasn't here with my machines, Stupidly before leaving I was doing some serious muckage, I messed up my whole network here in our little apartment.

I messed up BOTH of my RAID arrays in my main machine and and didn't have time to fix it, meanwhile CK's computer was out of commission due to a messed up HDD (courtesy of XP SP3) so when I left only my small renderfarm was operational. If you don't know anything about computers a "Farm" is a group of computers configured to work together to achieve LARGE scale operations that would take a single computer a really long time to complete.

My little farm is made up of 6 "broken" PS2s, they don't play the games anymore but instead have PS2 Linux installed on them, sadly they are NOT user-friendly they don't even have a GUI (Graphical User Interface) so my home was "dark".

On my weekend trips home I would spend some of the time alternately working on CK's puter and getting mine ready for the FUN task of data recovery, since my RAID arrays have a total capacity of 1.5 Terabytes this has been a daunting task.

SUCCESS! I am now writing to you after spending all day busting my ass working out bugs and dumping data onto DVD discs so that I could reconfigure, reformat and reinstall BOTH windows XP and Ubuntu Linux.

FAILURE! Sadly without a GUI or an interface terminal I was unaware of the fact that my farm had tanked sometime in August! So currently I am looking for "Broken" PS2s to replace a couple that finally gave up the ghost and cooked the proccessors. YARG!

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Back to Second Life

Hey All!

So I've been out in Hoquiam since June, while there I spent time working to get my friends over at the Jackson Street Books Blog, open for business. Success! JSB opened it's "doors" last week, they are now open for sales online at their website.

At the going away party for JSB at their old location I found to my great delight that the owners also spent time on grid in Second Life, so while I was down at their house working (see JSB for details, honestly why cover the same ground right?) I spent time on grid more than I had for a long time, I've made friends and found some wonderful things.

I'm not going to go into terribly complex detail here, after all if you want to know you should join us in SL. The time leading up to the election of President Elect Barak Obama was incredibly passionate in the political groups that Bookem and Dano introduced me to, from those roots in political discourse I have recently branched out into the purely social aspects of SL.

Now, I'm home and trying to pick up work up here in Seattle, more fun for me right?


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