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Sundays…

I decided to move my other bookshelf into the office area, and relocate my computer. So, I’ve got bookshelves on either side of me – and I think I like it. Meh. It’s a lazy Sunday. Doing some laundry now, as we speak. That’s right. You envy my life. Admit it.

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Zaireeka

Last night was quite fun. Mike, his girlfriend Melissa, and Phil all stopped by (Justin and I work with Mike and Phil at Q101). On the way over, it started raining something awful – by the time we got to Stu’s, I was pretty drenched. I think it’s a good sign that I drank more at a party – I…

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Heading to Stu’s

Hopping in the shower now. Going to swing by Justin’s and chat with him and Emma for a bit. Then I think we’re going to listen to Zaireeka, all four CD’s at once. It’ll be interesting…

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Transferring Files

Babysat the computers, mainly. Took a long while downloading some of the sites (who in god’s name makes a 15 MB RealMedia file? I didn’t even think that kind of shit was possible!). Basically just watched the computers download, change the necessary files and syntax, then watched it upload. Ben and I got in a few games of chess. A…

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I Always Wanted to Learn How to Pick Locks

I got an estimate for the locksmith, and walked back to Justin’s. It was a bit outside of his "range," so I headed back to confer. I met up with Ben there, and the two of them were eating breakfast on the steps. After a quick discussion, Ben and I went back to place the call, and to tell the…

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Locked Out

Arriving at Justin’s, I find him outside, looking incredibly upset, wearing his slippers. He had come outside for a smoke, and locked himself out. We checked all the windows, and couldn’t find any good way to break in (without breaking something). At his old place, a long time ago (back when I as still smoking), we had locked ourselves out…

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Walking to Justin’s

Today is the day we run a lot of sweeps over several sites, converting them over to aspx. Changing include tags, any links, along with the filenames. Not too tough, and the bulk of it is babysitting the computers as they download/upload. This morning was gorgeous. Warm weather, and I had on a short sleeved shirt. The wind felt good…

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Segue Into Thoughts on Hypertext

As interesting as it sounds, I’m a bit wary. Similar to how I’m wary towards what is considered "hypertext" fiction. From what I understand of hypertext, it’s a piece of writing that allows the user to choose/click on particular words/phrases. Each click/choice then initiates a different narrative or storyline or "page" of text. In this manner, no two readings are…

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Addendum

When my poem was cited (above), a few errors were introduced. I have corrected them, and the poem appears as it should. In the article, Tim capitalized the start of each line. He also omitted the colon at the end of line one. There was also an incorrect line break on line 9, breaking at "father" instead of "whom." This…

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Tales Told by the Computer

by >Tim Parks The New York Review of BooksOctober 24, 2002 Among the many things the computer is supposed to change in our lives, one of the most profound, if the change were really to occur, is our experience of narrative. For the way we tell ourselves stories??our sense of the opening, development, and closure of a plot ??still largely…

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And You Shall Receive!

You may reproduce the essay by Tim Parks on your blog. There is no charge, but please credit The New York Review of Books as follows: Reprinted with permission from The New York Review of Books Copyright c 2002 NYREV, Inc.

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Ask…

Dear New York Review of Books Permissions Department, My name is Felix Jung, and I was recently mentioned in an article entitled “Tales Told by the Computer” (October 24, 2002). I am writing to request permission to reproduce this article on my blog, located at http://www.avoision.com/portnoy/. The blog (or web log) is an online diary of sorts, and is not…

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Zaireeka

Tomorrow night will be cooler. Stu’s throwing a party at his house, and he told me he was planning to make it a Zaireeka evening. Since I’m not as well versed in music, he explained to me that the Flaming Lips put out a 4 CD album, where all four CD’s are meant to be played simultaneously. Sounds like a…

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Moving Hardware

This weekend, Justin, Ben and I will be making some big global changes across all of the Emmis websites. Since our connection is so crappy at work, we decided to relocate this weekend at Justin’s house, and use his cable modem. Seriously – work speed is THAT shitty. So… Justin and I pack up his car with all our toys:…

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