Saturday, April 30, 2005
Sunday, April 24, 2005
Saturday, April 23, 2005
You are 'regularly metric verse'. This can take
many forms, including heroic couplets, blank
verse, and other iambic pentameters, for
example. It has not been used much since the
nineteenth century; modern poets tend to prefer
rhyme without meter, or even poetry with
neither rhyme nor meter.
You appreciate the beautiful things in life--the
joy of music, the color of leaves falling, the
rhythm of a heartbeat. You see life itself as
a series of little poems. The result (or is it
the cause?) is that you are pensive and often
melancholy. You enjoy the company of other
people, but they find you unexcitable and
depressing. Your problem is that regularly
metric verse has been obsolete for a long time.
What obsolete skill are you?
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Monday, April 18, 2005
If you suffered “Severe Impairment” -- which for purpo.ses of this Settlement means that you (1) acquired a new Satellite 5005 that suffered and continues to suffer overheating, shut downs, or noticeable reduction in processing speed with normal use (“Specified Conditions”); and (2) sent or took your Satellite 5005 to Toshiba or to a Toshiba authorized service provider for repair for any of the Specified Conditions – you may be eligible to receive one of the following:
• If you had your Satellite 5005 serviced on more than one occasion prior to November 2, 2004, your choice of either a $1,000 cash payment or a $1,500 credit voucher (“Credit Voucher”) for use on www.toshibadirect.com. If you select the $1,000 cash payment or Credit Voucher, you will have to return your Satellite 5005 to Toshiba. If you wish to keep your Satellite 5005, you may be eligible for a $500 cash payment.
• If you had your Satellite 5005 serviced on only one occasion prior to November 2, 2004, either a $1,000 cash payment if you return your Satellite 5005 to Toshiba, or a $500 cash payment if you choose to keep your Satellite 5005. If you had your Satellite 5005 serviced one time only, you are not eligible for the $1,500 Credit Voucher.
These remedies are subject to the following terms and conditions..."
NEVER BUY A TOSHIBA NOTEBOOK!!"
So far, many ppl complaint about this!! I call Toshiba and CS told me just sent it to tosiba depot!!..No refund, no exchange AT ALL!!
We also have to play S/H too!!!!
Only solution they can provide....
Should we still buy toshiba???"
My sister bought an A-75 a week ago and has this problem. She bought a Toshiba on my advice, as all Toshiba laptops I have owned have been bullet proof, so I feel guilty.
Also, contact every tech writer you can think of, NY Times, your city's paper, etc and let them know this is a common problem. Let 60 minutes, hard copy etc. know. Call your local news stations troubleshooter/fraud guy, they love a story like this.
No one at Toshiba told my sis about the static issue... they told her to bring her computer to a repair center an hour away... What happened to customer service? If Toshiba wants to play, then play, call the Attny General, and scream to every media outlet there is."
And now it's April...
Sunday, April 17, 2005
This is the first drawing I have made with the sketching tablet and Painter IX. Finally.
Well, let it be so then. I start anew. I don't even mind the white ground, we'll go from here. It seems to have retained my pink. A new dawn?
Saturday, April 16, 2005
The elements in these images are taken from a lovely painter named Duane Keiser, who puts up an oil sktech a day, it seems. Please go view them on his site. He studies, and then esquisitely composes and renders, single objects of great loveliness into pieces that he calls Postcard Paintings and sells for $100 a pop. I have downloaded some and here, as I am wont to do, have pulled out their hidden colors and montaged them into other things for myself, of which this forms a series that I find haunting.
Now to come up with the very reasonable price of some Postcard Paintings.
Well, no. Even that, although I think we're saying the same thing, I can't accede to. We're fairly sure there was something we call The Inquisition, but actually there wasn't, there was no thing outside of a series of factual occurrences and that composite series--or not even that; its results--we call The Inquisition, but a series, not to mention its results, does not a "thing" make. In other words, we construct this and call it a thing. So of course each seems to mean a lot of different and often conflicting things (that word again.)
Chris Locke is using this innocuous example to speak on (many things including) contemporary philosophy, god help him. I can't imagine why-- I mean who needs it besides its own practitioners?-- but he's stumbled into its realms in the person of John Searle. Which leads me to suggest, since lately he's looking at late 19th century thought, Realism/Idealism, Frege, Russell and on up to Wittgenstein, Paris is the capital of France being Russellian, to which Searle would be directly referring and expecting his audience (again philosophy for philosophers) to recognize and therefore actually the perfect example of social construction since Russell was unfamiliar with the lady in question (perhaps a singular instance in both directions)--the blonde one, that is. Only she's not, apparently, blonde today, which is part of it too.
Searle is speaking in a tradition--analytic philosophy, which treats of how we can speak of things and mean anything at all--nothing more than a social construction itself although the Anglophone philosophical community would excommunicate me if it hadn't already for saying so; he's doing the same thing in the title of his book. Paris also being the scioness of Hilton, for instance, Frege treats in reverse in his morning star/evening star (Venus) argument. There might be something there for Mr Locke (Chris, not John) if he cares to, er, Highbeam it. Since I believe he's making the right argument, but framing it with philosophical counterexamples that may not actually be counter, that is. Disclaimer: I am no fan of Searle or of his philosophy of mind, I think it's all historically determined (where "determined" is used very loosely.) I would, and do, lean more toward Gadamer, myself, were I to lean into philosophical buttresses, which I do as much as the next. (The Realism/Idealism nexus being the topic of one of my own abandoned theses.) Which is not to say that Gadamer is not himself guilty of historical blindness, but then that's the point, who isn't? Not me.
Friday, April 15, 2005
Thursday, April 14, 2005
Monday, April 11, 2005
|How to make an elithea|
1 part friendliness
3 parts brilliance
1 part beauty
Stir together in a glass tumbler with a salted rim. Serve with a slice of lustfulness and a pinch of salt. Yum!
Saturday, April 09, 2005
under the tree?
This is what is left of the front garden the spring after the hurricanes. I haven't touched a thing in months. I'm thinking of painting the walk...
Day two and three: Measure 125 grams of mix; discard the rest. Add 125 grams of whole rye flour and 125 grams of warm water. Mix, cover and let ferment. Feed this starter once a day for these two days, unless it becomes so vigorous so quickly that you think it can support a second feeding (unlikely at this stage, but possible)."
Friday, April 08, 2005
Thursday, April 07, 2005
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Monday, April 04, 2005
In many ways, you are larger than life and almost defy description. You
certainly love to shake, rattle, and roll with the best of them. You have a generally
sunny disposition, but are capable of resorting to harsh extremes when pressed. You are
more likely than most to become rich, or famous, or perhaps both. While you have the
golden touch in so many regards, your respect for actors is a little over-zealous. This
endless faith in actors needs to be terminated.
Take the State Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.