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April 29, 2003

damning it

more on orlowski and his blog hatred. good comments on the creative process and blogging vs. journalism. i'd have to weigh in against blogging if i was a real writer, both for the distraction and the dissipation of ideas. but theni'm the kind of writer that has to rewrite one line 30 times till it resembles english, and even then i always lose the spelling and grammar. i can understand gibson's retirement from blogging. but i also see blogging as a new form open to hacks and wannabes, and ne'er do wells like me. it's partly new vaudville, as in George Burn's immortal comment "young performers don't have any place to go be bad anymore," and partly personal reputation system. among other things. not as cut and dried as most people would like you to believe. here's orlowski's original article. here's the guy orlowski says is the best writer in america with a blog neal pollack. you pay your ISP fees and takes your chances people...

...but it still comes to you from us government hating libertarians who've read obscure austrian economists. so you know it's evil.

and now a word from ernie the attorney on the Singularity. like all good attorneys ernie is urging all you kind thoughtfull folk to just say no to technology. attaboy. let the power mongers get on with it.

the register is reporting hilary rosen has been taped to write iraqs IP laws.

europe prepars to leave NATO and bin laden wins in saudi arabia.

lest we forget, the sonambulist music series presents a sunday picnic featuring the legendary jake leblanc and belle&diesel. BYOB and pot luck for the picnic, and please bring a little something for when they pass the hat:

casa sandia
Sunday, May 4, 2003 3PM,
1359 West 16th @ Loomis

i got thrown off two busses, and pickpocketed. i think i'm going to take it out on the blog. and i lost my little stuff bag of peripherals. (NOPE! neil just found them...i am losing my shit. and my mind.)

Palm desktop 4.1 updated for OS X, and the new palm machines.

Posted by parody at April 29, 2003 06:01 PM

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Touche', Ffej. I'll freely admit that techies are indeed very good at . . . tech.

But their track record on social policy leaves something to be desired. The guys on the Manhattan Project were wonderful folks, but they brought us Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

And, hey, pulling our troops out of Saudi Arabia is the first smart move we've made since 9-11, though I give credit to the Saudis for that. I suspect Rumsfeld and Bush, like you, consider it a victory for Bin Laden. Or did I miss your irony?

Posted by: Jerry at April 30, 2003 05:12 AM

yes.

Posted by: ffej at April 30, 2003 12:58 PM

still unable to get the main page updated.

i apologize for the multiple notification that went out over non updated pages.

new 3d viewer: jerry needs this...
http://www.geek.com/news/geeknews/2003Apr/gee20030428019757.htm

Posted by: ffej at April 30, 2003 01:02 PM

from spaz, via lumpen list. the north side is hopping or what?

chicago anarchist film festival

>All screenings are at Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee, 2nd level from
>6:30-9:30pm. Films projected from VHS or DVD. A donation of $5, more if
>you can, less if you can^t, requested each night. Program subject to
>change. For additional information, contact Chicago Anarchist Film
>Festival organizers: www.anarchistfilmfest.org ^ filmfest@azone.org ^
>773/862-1011.
>
>Program highlights:
>
>Thursday May 1 War + Resistance
>Can Dialectics Break Bricks?
>Directed by Rene Vienet (excerpt)
>Guy DeBord as a martial arts movie. Good guys against the bad guys.

>Aftermath: Unanswered Questions From 911
>Directed by Guerilla News Network, 20 minutes, 2002
>With the increasing controversy surrounding the federal probe into the
>September 11 terrorist attacks, GNN pre-empts the government and
>conducts its own truth commission with 9 people responding to 11
>questions. Musical artist Paris provides music and voice over.
>
>Jenin, Jenin
>Directed by Mohamed Bakri, 54 minutes, 2002
>Banned in Israel, ^Jenin, Jenin^ is dedicated to Iyad Samudi, the
>producer of the film, who returned home to Yamun after the shooting of
>the film was completed. On June 23, as Israel forces besieged Yamun,
>Samudi was shot and killed.
>
>Journey to Palestine*/**
>Directed by Alexy Lanza, 23 minutes, 2002
>Interviews with Palestinians describing the destruction and repression
>by Israel during the intifada of 2002. Local activist and filmmaker
>Alexy Lanza will attend. This film is a works in progress.
>
>The Weather Underground*
>Directed by Sam Green and Bill Siegel, 91 minutes, 2002
>As the Vietnam War escalates, young militants raise the costs of war.
>Lots of archival footage, Chicago scenes. Lily Taylor provides
>voiceovers.
>
>Friday May 2 Culture + Community
>Bums^ Paradise*
>Directed by Tomas McCabe and Andrie Rozen, 53 minutes, 2002
>A ^town^ is born on the Albany, California landfill. The filmmakers hand
> over a camera to a resident and incorporates an insider^s point of view
>as the landfill community is threatened with eviction.
over a camera to a resident and incorporates an insider^s point of view
>as the landfill community is threatened with eviction.
>
>Emma Goldman: the Anarchist Guest*
>Directed by Coleman Romalis, 41 minutes, 2000
>Anarchist Emma Goldman is deported from the U.S. but eventually finds a
>home in Toronto, Canada.
>
>Queen of the Loop*
>Directed by Hope Tucker, 30 minutes
>Hope follows five women working as bike messangers in Chicago.
>
>Radio Campesino**
>Directed by Vicky Cerventes, 12 minutes
>Chicago activists help establish a radio project in Honduras.
>
>Well Done. Now Sod Off
>Directed by Ben Unwin
>What to say to Chumbawamba next time (as if!) they score a hit. A mix of
> archive material and live footage of the anarchist group Chumbawamba
>from the last two decades, but mostly from post-tubthumping.
>
>Saturday May 3 Movements + Rebellion
>Barricade Number Nine*
>Directed by Dan Roy, 38 minutes, 2001
>Direct Action and No Compromise meet Crowd Control and Non-lethal
>Police Tools. So, if the police are the only ones with guns, why do they
> look so damned scared?
>
>End of the Nightstick
>Torture and police brutality, Chicago-style.
>
>Reclaiming Justice**
>Directed by Carlos Efrain Perez, 2002
>Guerrero community forms a council and creates an alternative
>security/protection service to counter state police.
>Hate
>Directed by Mathieu Kassowitz, 95 minutes, 1995
>Three underclass friends, a Jew, an Arab, and an African are pitted
>against police and Paris society after a friend is shot by cops. French
>with English subtitles.
>
>Sunday May 4 Becoming More
>This is Nowhere*
>Directed by Doug Hawes-Davis, 20 minutes (excerpt), 2002
>A collection of interviews and artful camera work that examines the
>lives and lifestyles of people who live in RVs parked on Wal-Mart
>parking lots. The travellers claim that they are living life, seeing
>America and experiencing freedom. What we see looks a lot like...a
>parking lot.
>
>Return of the Scorcher
>Directed by Ted White, 28 minutes, 1992
>In the 1890s before automobiles ruled the roads, bicyclists were
>referred to as "Scorchers" because of their blazing speed. Shot on
>location in China, the Netherlands, Denmark and the U.S., Return of the
>Scorcher explores the culture of the bicycle, touching on a variety of
>subjects, including romance, rebellion, feminism and sustainability.
>
>Beautiful People
>Directed by Jasmin Dizdar, 1999
>It is beautiful to see and experience breaking the rules in ways that
>bring people together-- rules of class and culture and position and age
>and family. The war in Kosovo touches all of the characters, whether
>directly or indirectly.
>
>*Chicago Premier
>**Filmmaker present

Posted by: ffej at April 30, 2003 02:42 PM

I just got a very well composed fraudulent paypal spam on an account I never use.

Except for the fact that they are asking for email account, passwords, street address, credit card number, expiration date, and pin number, it all looks legit.

The tell tale is in the HTML where they are processing the form submit at http://www.paypal.com@newboost.port5.com/...

Be careful out there.

Ben

Posted by: Ben at April 30, 2003 06:30 PM

And don't forget the million marijuanna march.

Posted by: Oakey at April 30, 2003 06:31 PM

I just got a very well composed fraudulent paypal spam on an account I never use.

Except for the fact that they are asking for email account, passwords, street address, credit card number, expiration date, and pin number, it all looks legit.

The tell tale is in the HTML where they are processing the form submit at http://www.paypal.com@newboost.port5.com/...

Be careful out there.

Ben

Posted by: Ben at April 30, 2003 06:40 PM

a milion doobies rolling down the street? where's my camera...

Posted by: ffej at May 1, 2003 12:37 AM

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