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February 2006

My Excuse for Haphazard Writing

It occurs to me that if you read, oh let’s say, ten of my posts in a row, you probably would wonder what the hell this blog is for. I wonder sometimes myself. It all started with MySpace – yes, the beast of the marketplace that will one day vanquish Google and take the title of “Supreme Being On the Web”. As I was saying, it all started with MySpace. I joined because a friend of mine insisted. Pretty soon I was all into it: decorating my profile page, selecting the music, uploading the right photos, looking for friends, and […]

Pegasus News Coming Soon

Well, it’s coming soon. I don’t know what that means yet, but it’s going to happen. Pegasus News is going to launch their news website, and we’ll finally get to see if their idea is a bang or a dud. Honestly, I think it could go either way. They’ve been advertising like mad cows on CraigsList for at least the past 6 months, looking for interns willing to work for nothing but to say they have experience with a company that hasn’t even officially launched. The first time I read their ads, I was irritated. “Be on the ground floor […]

4 8 15 16 23 42 and the Dharma Initiative

the numbers… the damn numbers! what do they mean? i thought i was on to something. i added all the numbers together and found that the total is 108. 108 is the total number of minutes they are allotted before they must reset the timer. the fact that the numbers which reset the clock happen to add up to the time allotted on the clock isn’t coincidence. but what does it mean? then i thought, there are enough numbers here to be a telephone number! i ran to the computer and searched for a 418 area code, thinking that maybe […]

my thoughts on architecture and old buildings

there’s really no way to describe it accurately. everytime i drive by a vacant building, i wince and yearn to turn the car around, and sign the lease. it’s all that untapped potential. it’s all that space going to waste. it’s so many buildings with lives of their own missing out on the kind of destiny meant for their kind. i am the kind of guy who will work for a company located in a historical brick building and loft-like interior. i love the feel of history. those buildings don’t allow stuffy businessmen. suits and ties burst into flame upon […]

Hotel Rwanda

adrenaline screamed in my ears as i wanted to defend those people. anger, hatred, fear, denial, guilt, shame – each raced through my veins one after another, at the same time, in no particular order. how do i watch even a dramatic representation of these slayings and do nothing? i want to leave all my earthly possessions behind, buy a plane ticket, and go to a place where people suffer and have no hope. i want to stay in bed, pull the cover over my head, plug my ears, and will it all away. will away all knowledge of such […]

iPod Video: Cultural Progress or Decline?

the first time i heard Apple was making iPods with video capability, i thought what millions of other people hopefully thought: why the hell would i want to spend $300-$400 for screensize that rivals the GameBoy? and do i really need 24/7 access to tv, movies, and music videos? do i need to be plugged in while i’m on the bus, train, in the car, waiting in line, or in the gym? and why doesn’t it come in purple? oh, and why can’t i play my GameBoy games on the same machine? the obvious answer to me was “um, no.” […]