Thursday, September 15, 2016

Waterfox Picnic

The latest version of Waterfox isn't working for me. I'm finding I have to run version 46 because when my computer wakes up everything's drawn wrong -- Facebook doesn't center and GChat doesn't work because its window doesn't open in GMail's tab.

A list of nicknames which has some surprisingly good names on it.

Roadside Picnic ended up being (sorta) a video game called STALKER.

Space4Shoots is a relatively inexpensive photo/video studio in Manhattan.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Both of your things for today

Brewster Jennings was the company the CIA had which was dissolved after the Valerie Plame affair.
How long should a science fiction book be? According to this post -- about 100,000 words.

Monday, August 01, 2016

Root Orchard School

My eldest brother, whose birthday is today, says that The Best Damn Root Beer is in fact the best root beer.
He also says that the Summer Honey version of the Angry Orchard hard cider is the best hard cider.
My niece is involved with the charter school drive. I don't know or understand anything about it.
It's important for you to read and memorize my birthday's horoscope.
I dig this oil slide video and will likely use it in a video one day.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

L&L

I've been trying to save money using Acorns.
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Paribus is an automatic price-protection thing that links to your Amazon account.
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The main geocaching site seems to be Geocaching.com.
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Have you got your tickets to Ed McNamee's Lisa and Leonardo yet? They're selling like hotcakes. They've even added additional shows because it's selling so well.
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One day I'm going to get to Just Beclaws for lunch.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Lamps

Light bulbs (what them in theatre call "lamps") are annoying. Turns out the base in my ceiling fans are "intermediate" base, which is a size that is all but extinct. Here's a chart of light-bulb bases.
Rather than deal with that nonsense I got some E17 to E12 adapters. I suppose I could have gotten E17 to medium (E26) adapters. But I didn't. So there.
Icelandic demon cat.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Universal Robotics


One of the finest plays of the 21st Century. And no, that's not hyperbole at all. This play will change your life. If you're out-of-town, come into town and see this.
This play is going to sell out so you're going to want to buy tickets right now.
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UR Constructivist PosterV3
Gideon Productions presents
at The Sheen Center:

Universal Robots

Written by Mac Rodgers
Directed by Jordana Williams
June 3–26, 2016
Black Box Theater
Offering a compelling alternate history of the twentieth century, imagining the invention of the robot in 1921 and chronicling the shocking consequences of that invention, Universal Robots is part science fiction thriller, part political allegory and part love story masterpiece written by Mac Rogers and produced by the award-winning theater company Gideon Productions.
The Great War has just ended. The fledgling Republic of Czechoslovakia boasts a thriving artistic community. At the center of that community is Karel Capek, a celebrated playwright and a passionate advocate for all his newborn nation can achieve. But this brave new world arrives faster that Karel could have ever expected when a young woman walks into his life with a strange mannequin in a wheelchair... a mannequin that gets up and walks all by itself.  UNIVERSAL ROBOTS offers a compelling alternate history of the Twentieth Century, imagining the invention of the robot in 1921 Czechoslovakia and chronicling the shocking consequences of that invention right up to the present day. Part science fiction thriller, part love story, part political allegory, UNIVERSAL ROBOTS is a fast-paced, riveting story of war, faith, art and technology that culminates, in the words of NYTheatre's Martin Denton, in an "edge-of-your-seat finish equal to the best storytelling of stage and screen."
GIDEON PRODUCTIONS crafts gripping plays that explore human grace and darkness, through the kaleidoscope of popular genre forms and other cultural touchstones. We reject the notion that thrills are cheap or that big ideas are boring. We explore what’s strange about being human and what’s human about being strange, using thrilling entertainment as a delivery system for challenging stories that take on religion, sexuality, politics, compulsion, popular culture, and the often strange bonds that tie people together in a rapidly changing world. We honor the time our audiences and collaborators devote to our productions and seek to deliver the utmost quality in experience and content.
Cast announcement here.
Info about the Sheen Center here.
Special Performances:
Thursday, June 9 - Interpreted for the Deaf
Sunday, June 12 - Family support, Teaching artists taking care of kids.
Wednesday, June 15 - Interpreted for the Blind.

Upcoming Performances


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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Boots

The 500 series Blundstone boots, made in Australia, are supposed to be quite comfy.
The only union-made American boots are Thorogoods. These roofer boots are snazzy but I don't like the color of the soles.


Friday, March 11, 2016

Got Tabs?

Last week's pizza was excellent, but it was not the pizza I remembered.
Victorio's is a possibility.
Also, Frank's.
Unity is a game development platform.

Image Dump Day

 I've posted these images before.
 But I'll do it again.
 Because I can.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

The Angry Ear

I wrote a children's book.
It's called The Angry Ear.
I illustrated it too. Yes, that's about the quality you're gonna get from it.

You can get the hard-copy (softcover) version
Or you can get it on Kindle It's only 24 pages. But it amuses me.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

The Residents - One-Minute Movies





If I'm to be honest, the Residents don't do much for me musically. But the visual aesthetic can be fascinating.

Twas a Rough Night

I'll pretty much watch any version of Macbeth. The Fassbender Macbeth is kind of interesting. The witches are rather reluctant. They're not the chatty, happy sort of witches.
The show starts with the Macbeths burying a child. This is an implication in a lot of productions -- that they have a dead kid. Lady M talks about nursing, but not actually having had (and lost) a baby. But here they make that more explicit. Although I think in this production they have several kids. There's a lot of brown-haired white boys in this movie so I start to confuse and conflate many of them.
But I think the older son motivates the "handle toward my hand" speech when he returns as a ghost. Which kinda makes sense. 

Man, Lady M doesn't need a lot of persuasion to go over to the dark side does she?
The issue with Macbeth is always that we don't see his change so much from good guy to bad guy. But what about a Macbeth: Portrait of a Serial Killer? Just make him a psychopath who goes in and out of lucidity. Honestly that sorta makes sense with the witches and all but it doesn't account for Banquo.
Most of the humor in the text in this production is drained right out. No drunk gatekeeper, that sort of thing. They keep it dark.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Tabsolidation

The Metrograph is a new, groovy, art-house cinema in New York that Chance Shirley turned me onto.
Speedramp is a very cool tool for changing speed in Premiere. It's a Stu Maschwitz plugin so you know it's good. I really ought to do stylistic things like speed ramping.
Back in ancient times I had a friend in Bloomfield and he used to get us pizza from this amazing place. He encouraged us to get the white, spinach pie -- and although that sounds counter-intuitive it was delicious. So I tried to find that place again and I think it's Zi Zia Pizza in Bloomfield. I'll go there today.
Sir! No Sir! is a documentary about the soldiers who refused to fight the Vietnam War.