Saturday, March 23, 2002

on mark pilgrim's suggestion, i started using
AmphetaDesk.

i'd used radio before, but i like amphetadesk better. radio does too many different things i don't need it to do. it seems to be slowly expanding into an operating system. i already have an operating system.

amphetadesk is a little slow on my old 132Mhz mac, but it's simple, works in the background, and i can easily customize it. that means i can add my own links to post news items to blogger and have all of the functionality i'd want from radio without everything else i don't want. and it's open source, so if i really wanted to, i could change the code to do whatever i want it to do.

Friday, March 22, 2002

Art21 - The Alphabet Synthesis Machine: "Since that time, I have been preoccupied by the possibility that abstract forms can connect us to a reality beyond language, and bridge the thin line between nonsense and the divine."

Thursday, March 21, 2002

a sentence from my senior thesis:

"Any social movement predicated upon strict class divisions will necessarily exclude those members of society who do not clearly fall into a class."

an article on racism in the WTO protest movement:

"Some major problems: The group is aimed towards a particular class background, ethnicity, and political philosophy. People of color were actively alienated from the organizing process and from the Convergence space itself..."