Postcards from the Bleeding Edge
Sunday, April 25, 2004

  What a saturday!

Spent the morning cleaning up the house and sorting through paperwork, the afternoon biking to the digibarn and hearing tall tales of the early days of Xerox PARC and of NASA, (my favorite thing about digibarn is no longer the exhibits, but the tales visitors share about the history of the exhibits - and how they light up when they see some old magical piece of hardware that they had a part of).

Left the digibarn after some fascinating talk about the biologic containment facilities of NASA, and some demos of extraordinary realistic moon and mars simulation software - and caught the 35A bus with 10 seconds to spare for the ride into SC.

Boogied over to 120 Union catching some stunning live experimental music courtesy of the Santa Cruz Digital Arts Festival... while hacking on my ipaq, getting so I can send and receive email there, trying to get gnumeric and a better wlan sniffer installed, while sipping at a fine beverage - and apple pie - and a sandwich - and a piece of pumpkin cake...

I love 120 Union as much, or more, as I once loved Cybernation.

I got 3 hours of interviews on tape. It turned out Allan Lundell and Elf already knew each other... I have got to spend some time optimizing how I get this stuff edited down, I must have 40 hours of tape these past two months on increasingly random, unmarked tapes - and there's some great stories in there that need to be told - if I could find the time to get them into my audio gear - mp3s whileUsleep - but not tonight, too tired to do more than plug the batteries in and crawl into bed. The last 4 miles home are all uphill....
 
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