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Odes to my coy mistress. Metaphysical poetry updated weekly. New entry

sheets with stars

written by owen, 2004-May-9

Watched kill bill v1 on saturday. Great film - a bit simple in story but that is not considered a bad thing, especially here. I decided to watch it before volume 2 came out and no it hasn't been released in jamaica as yet. Not worried, it will be released eventually (currently playing The run Down). My island nation aint backward or anything some people just keep watching the same movie over and over again - I don't know why. Alot of girlfriends maybe. I watch most of my movies on cable, not because it's cheaper but because it's movie per dollar ratio is higher. Plus I watch alot of tv.
I have been thinking up some new and interesting projects to develop and put up on the website, not necessarily self promotional crap but interactive stuff for people to mess around with and break. I was thinking about something with pictures similar to a mosaic (well exactly like) where people would add and arrange pictures until it looked like something - art maybe but totally haphazard. I could not think up a simple interface for it not yet at least.
I took down the news section and added an RSS feed for the internet savvy people among us.
I watch my share of blood movies. Watched Scarface on wednesday night well I didn't finish watching it but I got the gist of it and now I finally get the whole point of Grand Theft Auto Vice City (besides the car stealing and killings). The world my friend - the world! On this thought I came up with a new question: say if you were a ninja/viking or some other kind of moral warrior : What is your weapon of choice?

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matthew commented: Good luck developing the interactive art. I'm also thinking of new ideas, both for the guestblock and new things ... read more

Live and let die

written by owen, 2004-May-2

People have different television watching habits, everyone has them especially those annoying little comercials you simply MUST watch each and everytime it comes on. The new music video that you wait for every morning before you head out to where ever you going, then one day you realise that you are the only person in the whole world who still likes that video just before it totally stops showing on tv and playing on the radio. You Learn.
You have watched the movie before but you HAVE to see this part again because it was so cool the first time you saw it - really. Just a half and hour more please? Let forever be. Watching old reruns of shows you missed or old programs YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN WATCHING but incidentally you were watching some other old show instead of keeping up to date on what was new. I treat my music the same way. There are enough old CDs available to last me a lifetime.
Channel scanning is another annoying habit people like to do, especially when they do it in the hope of finding something good to watch - trust me it's all it your head - there is NEVER anything good going on that channel - tape it or buy the DVD.
other news: added a new photo section traveling without moving

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owen commented: I know - it all comes from the constant search for something better to watch. the trick is to try to remember what you where watching last week at that particular time. once you figure this out yourly have no problem. ... read 4 more

Rule the world

written by owen, 2004-Apr-23

Nine twelve, left exactly a week later, not because I wanted to hijack a plane as soon as it was legal to fly but because that was when my flight was scheduled. I would have stayed for the winter, for the women but I have a tropical personality.
It was already rediculously cold, finished FFIX, didn't have cable and so the events that onfolded were the only programming I (or anybody else) could watch. It so happened that all the local chanels were on the north except ABC and another spanish channel. Both had all week continuous coverage. And I was watching every second of it. Not a good way to end your summer vacation.
I simply hate when significant historical events happen, especially in my life time. In a hundred years from today, the news headline will be "20th century sucks big time" or "britney clone half price special end-of-century offer, one per household, must have 4.0 GPA or better" .

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MaThIbUs commented: <cite>In a hundred years from today, the news headline will be "20th century sucks big time" or "britney clone half price special end-of-century offer, one per household, must have 4.0 GPA or better".</cite> LOL! But the scary part is: you might just be right... ... read more

running with the devil

written by owen, 2004-Apr-1

Sometimes you feel like there is something more, something calling you, like the matrix but on dvd. Then you wake up.
High school? what? who? Apparently I've managed to erase all knowledge of everybody I knew in high school and not have a clue who they are or the silly stuff they used to do. It's six years ago, how am suppose to remember. Geek amnesia I think.
Have you noticed the sudden decrease in visible escalades driving around town for no good reason or is it just me? Or has all the matrix and "bling bling" hype died down. I need people to buy more escalades! Drive them around a bit or are they not cool anymore?
Seems like every rap artist at some point or the other sold snow. Get a record deal, learn to rap, sell a few CDs and get filthy rich and brag about how you had a hard time growing up selling snow. Buy some escalades and get shot a few times.
The local police have been doing spot checks of cars on the highway for past couple of months regularly. At first I thought is stopping random cars by the road and shooting them up if they refused to stop was a total waste of time, but now I kinda get the genious behind it. Not that I've seen it happen but that would likely be the end result.

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shade commented: that new header graphic looks good owen ... read 1 more

nothings gonna change my world

written by owen, 2004-Mar-29

Blue screen stop error this morning. Seems like any and everything on windows platform is doomed to crash sooner, later or every 5 minutes. Whether you careful or not you can not hibernate forever.
Probably it was because netscape was taking up over half my ram or maybe I should actually shut the machine down every couple a days. It's a pain to restart, you'll soon forget what you were doing the day before and most likely take you a whole freaking day to get back up to date again.
However the install disk saved the day, a simple check/repair boot sector option did the trick. I wasn't so going to format the machine that easly. Before I do I prefer to search through each dll with a wordperfect in dos from a ram drive or eat my own head.
Lesson learned: formating is the last option. One should keep a cool head an consider the options at hand.
And for the other none geek if you haven't been to the flash workshop archives or the chatroom go there now.

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