Interesting. I seem to be surfing too much these days. But darn it, there's some fascinating stuff out there. I just read a sweet interview with an artist who also programs. It rambles into discussing postmodernism, and links to a talk titled

Perl, the first postmodern computer language, by Larry Wall. (Try the Google cache if that link doesn't work.) Wow. I can't recommend it highly enough, especially if you're a geek. Good stuff.


Last night, I went for a run (the usual 2.2 miles around the neighbourhood), and cooked dinner. Then, I finally got around to watching The Spanish Prisoner, on the recommendations of all my good-movie-watching friends. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and recommend for your viewing pleasure. The ending was a little abrupt, but it scored high on the "kept me thinking about it long after the move was over" scale. Definitely a winner.

After that, I busted out my guitar and played until my fingers were too sore to continue. Then I went to bed after listening to a couple of songs on the Alison Krauss and Union Station ("AKUS") CD.

Not a bad evening!

Oh - just found this. Some anonymous prankster has been putting up fake commemorative plaques on buildings in Paris. Fantastic!


Oh dear. I just bought the new Alison Krauss and Union Station live CD, and it's amazing. Having a Borders at the end of the street is going to be painful. We're keeping a running tally on the fridge of how much money each of us has spent there so far...

I finally continued reading Gödel, Escher, Bach, and immediately continued to feel stupid. But it's also horribly interesting. Maybe it'll help me shake this mental malaise and kick-start my brain into functioning again!


Here's something for the "weird, but beautiful" department. I accidentally found a crop circles picture archive. This must count as art? I can't believe people take the time to design and create these beautiful shapes... oops, I mean, I can't believe aliens come and take the time to design and create these beautiful shapes!


Just finished watching Belle de Jour, a 1967 French film about a dissatisfied wife who decides to mix it up a little... I guess you run that risk renting French films. I felt like there was symbolism going on that I wasn't picking up on. I guess I'll try one or two more Catherine Deneuve movies before I give up. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg was pretty good.


Well, here it is. My first Blogger post. I'm not quite sure how it all works yet. I'm sitting at work, listening to Deliriou5? music - I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever - and I'm right back in 1997/1998. Strange.

Last night I read a book - just fluff, Shadow of the Hegemon, by Orson Scott Card. After I finished the book and his ending note, it was 2:30 in the morning, and I started wondering whether America really is a declining civilization. And if so, what can be done about it. I wanted to catch the sentiment, so I powered up my laptop, and started throwing down thoughts, drafting a letter to our President. I wonder if he actually reads letters people send him?