Friday, March 28, 2008


Everybody's favorite Linden, Torley Linden, just submitted a new video tutorial to the official Second Life blog!

*VIDEO* Tip of the Week #28: Particle editing magic!

Which was filmed at my Particle Laboratory learning center! Woohoo! =)

Thank you Torley!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Okay fine

I'm *finally* feeling recovered from the twelve-day cold from hell, and in time for a nice warm dry allergy-tickling Santa Anna. Yay.

A few micro-rants:
* McCain's "Senior Moments" are terrifying. Please, no more morons in the White House.
* Bush gutted the executive intelligence/surveillance oversight group. More shameless CYA.
* Easter and Spring are bringing the "anti-gay-marriage" bigots out in record numbers.

I recently watched 'Southland Tales' (by the same guy that did 'Donnie Darko' of which I'm fond). I'm not sure how I feel about Southland Tales so far and will give it another shake to be fair.

It certainly embodied the distracted chaotic self-entitlement and absurdity that so much of the world seems wrapped up in. There are times when it feels like the inmates have taken over the bus... too busy fighting over the driver's seat to notice the "Bridge Out!" signs.

Anyway. If the beginning of spring is this hot... what will summer bring?

Oh... and to top it all off... someone seems to be spoofing email spam about "Replica Watches" as me. Great. Grrr....

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Colds and Spam

So, what's it like having my free time optimized for a whole week now? Honestly, with colds, fever, chills, sweats, coughing etc... no different than taking a week of sick time. But with less guilt.

Feeling somewhat better now, and catching up on email now, I'm beginning to notice that blowing the spam out of my mailbox is not unlike blowing the snot out of my nose. I use SpamAssassin, which works reasonably well, catching about 75% of the garbage. But that still leaves me about 50+ spam messages a day to wipe up with tissue.

And, of course, it's spring.. the time of year when a young spammers fancy turns to thoughts of sending offers of cheap v*1g-ra.


*HONK* sniffle snort.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

More GOP hate, part 2

Sally Kern has issued a statement regarding the feedback she's gotten from her speech. (here)
And once again, I'm sending email. Not that I expect it to make any difference what-so-ever, but merely because it feels good to bark back:


Beliefs do change over time.

Take USURY for example: "Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him." - Ezekial 18:13

It's one of the few things that actually caused Jesus to fly into a violent rage, knocking over tables, kicking money lenders out of the temple. It's not only that they were in the wrong place... what they were doing was deemed a sin, period.

Only centuries later was usury re-defined as "loaning money and charging excessive interest". (A change that was no doubt dearly paid for by money lenders.)

So, how many of the constituents (you know, the ones you personally represented with your hate-speech) were left homeless because of the sub-prime mortgage crisis? How many have gone bankrupt, indebted to consumer lenders because of medical expenses that their insurers refused to cover?

The 'money lenders' have completely taken over our great country and are squeezing it dry.

And yet there you are... wasting time attempting to keep suppressed and invisible the most attacked and non-retaliatory minority in American. Way to go.

You want to get biblical on something? Go attack the people that are immorally extorting Americans with unfair lending practices.

Picking on gays is for cowards. Do something important with your life and attack the REAL sinners: the money lenders, the banks, the insurance agencies, the credit card companies, ...

Or have you chosen to represent them instead, because they helped you get elected?
If so, that makes your 'moral' position utterly empty and revoltingly hypocritical.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

More GOP hate

Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2008 16:57:00 PDT
Subject: The Homosexual 'agenda'

The "homosexual agenda" is simply to stop getting maimed and bullied
by closed-minded intolerant bigotted black-hearted pretend-Christians
like you.

It is your kind of hate-speech that encourages and tacitly endorses
those that attackkind-hearted patriotic homosexuals in our country.

May God forgive and heal you of your hateful heart.

( This is regarding your speech, recorded in:
if this was NOT you, or your words, please disregard this email. )

Friday, March 7, 2008

Ups and downs

Spring Sneezes (or a cold) have pretty much made a wreck of me today.

Which balances out the 2 week early delivery of my new laptop. =) WooooOoot!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Emancipation Day

Gone now are the familiar duties, routines and obligations.

From today forward, I am my own boss. =)