“Meaning, the damage a venom does is species-specific. Snakebite is thus like lovesickness in that, each time, you’re wrecked special and anew.”
To what purpose, April, do you return again?
Beauty is not enough.
You can no longer quiet me with the redness
Of little leaves opening stickily.
While cleaning out a spot underneath the stairs, Liz happened across these two cards. It got us wondering how they ever ended up here in the first place. The stairs currently are carpeted, so this must have happened long ago.
The format of the event is a really fun (and open) one: each speaker is give 2 minutes to answer the prompt. They can use whatever format they like, so long as they stay within the 2 minute timeline. In addition to just a spoken presentation, others in the past have performed: a poem, a song, created a video. Heck, one presenter even did a live video display of his double jointed arm (which drove the crowd crazy, so you know).
With my approach now, I’m taking a lot of that initial work (searching, parsing) and letting that take place on the server. Instead of bundling it with the app, I’m using a Node server on Heroku, and also storing some database content via MongoDB.
Artist Michelle Erickson recreates a very interesting piece called a “puzzle jug.” Filmed while Erickson was a Ceramics Resident: World Class Maker at the V&A (2012), this is a fascinating bit of video to watch.
Today, on arriving home after work, Liz was delighted to see a few bits of green – poking through the ground. Our yard has been buried under snow lately, but with the warmer days… it seems like we’ve got some plants waking up.
Lately at work, I’ve taken on a new role and am sometimes shuttling between our two offices (we have two locations, on either side of State Street). Along Madison, I noticed last week that there were suddenly fewer trees along the sidewalks. As in – a lot fewer trees.
I found out via Facebook about a hilarious and fun looking new game called Quiplash. A game by Jackbox Games (the folks who created “You Don’t Know Jack”), it allows up to eight participants to log in with their mobile devices and play simultaneously.
As an example, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have a combined market cap of $1,306,180,000,000 (that would be 1 Trillion, in case you get lost counting the zeroes). Which is a number greater than the GDP of South Korea.
Partly, it’s the banjo. But I’ve had this looping a fair amount in the background, off and on this week. The lyric “Every morning you wake up alone, just the same. / Who’d want to live longer, anyway?” kind of got stuck in my head, this past week.
I took Friday off of work, as I’ve still been feeling a little off. Ever since my birthday, my brain has been a little distracted. I’ve just not been very present in the moment, as though I’ve been stopped in my tracks.
While the team is going over the massive amounts of footage they’ve accrued, they’re slowly releasing video vignettes – some of which may make it into the final film, some of which may not.