Here’s a few films worth watching, not necessarily for the story telling, but for pure taste of imagination. Some of the imagery continues to be influential. A Socratic ciné moment perhaps…
Dreams have the ability to simulate life experiences and mental states, but sometimes it falls flat on its face.
I can’t recall how the dream started… but someone, Bob, that I worked with years ago was involved, and a conflict resolution event occurred in the form of hailing a taxi, arriving at our destination and exiting the taxi and getting all the luggage took place.
Once we got settled with the taxi, we’re standing on a street corner talking, and Bob comments on a hat that a Japanese woman is wearing. It’s brimmed sun hat of sorts. The woman overhears our conversation and tells us “it’s a Japanese hat gourd hat. It’s a hat made from from the Japanese hat gourd, and is literally shaped like a hat.”
We’re really interested in this, so we start to google for more info. While I’m browsing for results, I can’t get over the weird music and strange search interface. The more I try to make sense of it, the more bizarre it becomes until I wake up.
My brain couldn’t simulate a convincing internet search experience, so its haphazard attempt created a situation that resulted in my brain rejected the scenario.
on Mac OS, YMMV on linux, but i think syntax is same…
“I simply have zero interest in the crowd who wants to be different. Leet. ‘Linux is supposed to be hard so it’s exclusive’ is just the dumbest thing that a smart person could say. People being people, there are of course smart people who hold that view.”
Mark Shuttleworth of Canonical is trying to bring linux into the mainstream by commoditization of the OS. Which means taking a benevolent dictator stance when it come to Unity. Plenty of articles regarding this topic, no need to discuss it ad nauseum… Personally i don’t care for Unity, i feel it’s a less-than-polished implementation of Apples’ fullscreen mode. for the time being i’ve reverted back to gnome panel in my ubuntu 12.04 instance. Continue reading
nice article about the digital data management… my take aways were that we will have increasing challenges with backup and archive of data, not only with file formats, but also with the transport medium, DRM, and just the shit ton of data that we are starting to generate.