5/31/2004 08:04:55 PM|||sauceruney|||
THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT Written, directed, and starring Cory McAbee of The Billy Nayer Show, this space western musical uses flinty black-and-white photography, rugged Lo-Fi sets and the spirit of the final frontier to bring the film, set in the dirty, isolated vastness of outer space, to life. The film also stars Rocco Sisto and Gregory Russell Cook. THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT follows the adventures of an interplanetary trader (McAbee) through his Homeric intergalactic journey to provide the all-female population of Venus with a suitable singular male, all the while being pursued by the cold-blooded and childish killer, Professor Hess (Sisto), an enigmatic figure from his past. The film features an original soundtrack by the The Billy Nayer Show.
The trailer is very, very tiny, but this looks like it would be an interesting film to watch. The "In Theaters Now" applies to 2001, I'm assuming, because the only theater in my area where this would be playing doesn't have it, so I'm looking for the DVD which doesn't seem to be available.
via | Coudal Partners, who's Jewelboxing system for DVD and CD packaging is highly recommended. I ordered a 20 pack early in the year. It's everything they say it is, and more.
|||108604825067468122|||The American Astronaut
5/31/2004 07:35:58 PM|||sauceruney|||
A place to keep post production materials for use of reference, an inactive job file. This morgue file contains free high resolution digital stock photography for either corporate or public use.

The term "morgue file" is popular in the newspaper business to describe the file that holds past issues flats. Although the term has been used by illustrators, comic book artist, designers and teachers as well. The purpose of this site is to provide free image reference material for use in all creative pursuits. This is the world wide web's morguefile.


I found some nice brick and metal textures here. With 17,070 photos to choose from, I didn't have time to look through everything else.

Now to open Photoshop and get to work...|||108604654875297702|||Morguefile.com :: free stock photos archive
5/31/2004 12:09:37 AM|||sauceruney|||I'm honored to have been invited by Dr. Menlo to join in posting on Pagan Moss' Sensual Liberation Army. I'm otherwise at a loss for words at the moment... so I guess it's a good thing it's a picture blog.

(note to my brother... this one's not for the kids either, if you hadn't already guessed ;)|||108597659198074112|||The Sensual Liberation Army
5/30/2004 01:49:22 PM|||sauceruney|||
The auditor told police the laptop had been stolen from the trunk of his car while he was at a bookstore coffee shop in suburban Washington. But when investigators confronted the auditor last week and questioned his account, the auditor changed his story, saying he had accidentally damaged the computer—then destroyed it and threw it away in a Dumpster to avoid embarrassment. Investigators are seeking to verify his new account. Either way, DEA agents are "livid," said one senior law-enforcement official who noted that, although the computer didn't contain informants' names, it included more than 4,000 pages of case-file data, including enough details about the informants' work that it could allow drug traffickers to figure out who they are.
Haven't any of you people heard of encryption?!!! Geez... all the criminals are supposedly using it according to the FBI. Why isn't the government using encryption to protect sensitive information, too?|||108593934700540864|||Missing: A Laptop of DEA Informants
5/30/2004 01:37:05 PM|||sauceruney|||Watch this space for Shepard Fairey's new culture mag.|||108593866955746046|||OBEY! SWINDLE MAGAZINE HAS A POSSE!5/30/2004 11:45:57 AM|||sauceruney|||Have you ever left a comment on someone's blog that you wanted to see if there was a response, but you can't remember where it was?

This is a problem that needs to be fixed if we ever want to tie this mass of thought and thoughtlessness together. I can go back through my browser history and I'm sure it will jog my memory, but it would be nice to have an application that made this process transparent to the user. If only there were a commenting standard. The whole blogiverse could be a decentralized message-board. No need for /. or metafilter, although I'm sure the cliques will continue.|||108593249707962664|||Destination Unknown
5/30/2004 10:50:56 AM|||sauceruney|||I found The Anti-Illuminati Defense League (and much, much more)
via | Post-Atomic
|||108592863878451363|||FNORD
5/28/2004 04:17:15 PM|||sauceruney|||
nano treenano foresteltanin antenna


I was reading this short but interesting article (linked above) about nano-trees being developed as a three dimensional system of nanowires for use in electrical circuits, when I realized a striking similarity to the enigmatic 'Eltanin Antenna'. Something else I learned today was this eerie protrusion from the ocean floor which was thought by some to be an alien artifact placed at a key point on our Earth's 'energy grid', is in fact, a living sponge.|||108577602011843519|||seeing the nanoforest for the nanotrees
5/27/2004 10:25:08 PM|||sauceruney|||You're the "I'm not George W. Bush" candidate in a season where some feel four more years of the neo-conmen will make or break the United States of America. The only thing I see separating you from them right now is the donkey you're sitting on. And sitting is exactly what you're doing. Throughout the entire visible Democratic primary process, Howard Dean, John Edwards, Dennis Kucinich, and even Al Sharpton stood out as genuine individuals, while Wesley Clark, the other two guys, and you were just a part of the background scenery. You were the 'safe' choice. The 'electable' choice, as the media so quaintly put it. You were hoisted above the others by voters who felt, more than anything, that you were the least offensive to 'swing-voters' and had a military record which would stand up to anything the White House tried to throw at you.

You were the "more Viet-Nam than thou" candidate. The "War in Iraq and Patriot Act, too" candidate. Two of the most unconstitutional, knee-jerk, improperly evaluated items ever pushed though legislature in the entire fucking history of this country, and you voted for them.

Bully for you.

So tell me. Who the fuck are you?
Cause I really wanna know.

|||108571160150736229|||John Kerry, who the fuck are you?
5/27/2004 06:56:13 PM|||sauceruney|||

Jeff Soto is featured in the July/August issue (#51) of Juxtapoz. Just thought I'd share a link in case someone hasn't seen any of his wonderful robot paintings.|||108569861742384015|||Jeff Soto
5/26/2004 10:19:09 PM|||sauceruney|||
WHAT BIG BANG?
by Alexander T. Shulgin
(Shura's voice)
Sometimes when I am working late in my laboratory I have problems finding an OK radio station. On KNBC, at 740, there is a continuing reiteration of the day's news which I hear repeated almost verbatim every few hours, and I lose interest. And then, up the dial a little bit, I find Morten W. on KGO at 810. He is a knowledgeable scientist explaining such weird stuff as, for example, why green water is coming out of the water pipes over in Danville. He always explains such things well, but with a tone of superiority and arrogance that I find humorous rather than impressive. But when I go from 740 to 810, I pass a station at 770 or 780 that is devoted to the Bible and Christian fundamentalism, and finding that has proven to be a total treasure. A stanza that I learned in childhood comes to mind, "Whenever I go to Severn along the Erie Tract, I pass by a poor old farm-house whose shingles are broken and black." This religious farmhouse on the way to KGO along the AM dial is often my retreat from the boredom of both replayed news and omniscience.

It is here that I have learned much of what I know about creationism. Most of the speakers hold to the seven-day model of Genesis, a week of God's work, ending with an earth, the sun and, for all I can tell, the rest of the universe. Since this is the text of the Bible, and the Bible is the word of God, it serves well as a fait accompli explanation of our origins. Given the premise of divine origin, everything holds together remarkably well. Oh, there are a few things that are awkward, such as fossil records and partially decayed radioactivity, but if you accept the cosmology of creationism, then you can find ways of accepting and living with its troublesome contradictions. Once the shift is made from a process of reason to one of faith, everything can be made to fit your thesis. Things such as dinosaurs and uranium, things that give the illusion of ancient times, are also the products of that busy week, and all were the handiwork of the Creator.

Those who see themselves as being scientifically sophisticated will smile with patient and quiet amusement upon those whom they see as present-day champions of a Middle Ages philosophy. Those who wish to enter into a dialogue will support their arguments with the hard, cold facts of science, the rewards gained from the application of the "scientific method." And the creationists quite rightly argue back, that these scientists are defending their positions with the same blend of theory and observation that they themselves employ. Neither camp will gracefully admit that there are many embarrassing observations that are being ignored. In my lecturing at Berkeley, I enjoy the disruption that will inevitably follow some off-hand comment I might make concerning the arguments that favor the one-week origin that took place some maybe ten thousand years ago.

As a person who identifies himself with the scientist side rather than the creationist side of this polemic, I find myself quite irritated when I hear the theory of the big bang being accepted by the scientific community as an item of faith. This is the current myth in vogue that deals with the origin of the universe. One of the most predictable questions each of us has asked of our elders, at one time or another in our youth, is, "Where did I come from?" As individuals we cannot remember back to our birth -- our memories are sadly incomplete and we seek the input from others who may fill in the details. As a species we ask the same question over an immensely broader time base, "Where did we come from? Was there a beginning? What was there before that?"

Embarrassing stuff, here, since there is no available parent to help us find answers when the question is asked in cosmological terms. The religious fundamentalist says, God created us all out of his infinite good will, in early March, 8065 B.C. Or thereabouts. The learned astrophysicist says the big bang created us all in late September, 14.3 billion years B.C. Or thereabouts. There is no record of this event that is unambiguous, so the acceptance of the big bang myth is every bit as much an act of faith as is the acceptance of the Genesis myth. To keep things in perspective, I should capitalize Big Bang so that it looks as important as God...
(click here for the rest)|||108562434828388236|||WHAT BIG BANG?
5/26/2004 09:49:54 PM|||sauceruney|||
An Open Letter to the Scientific Community
cosmologystatement.org

(Published in New Scientist, May 22, 2004)
The big bang today relies on a growing number of hypothetical entities, things that we have never observed-- inflation, dark matter and dark energy are the most prominent examples. Without them, there would be a fatal contradiction between the observations made by astronomers and the predictions of the big bang theory. In no other field of physics would this continual recourse to new hypothetical objects be accepted as a way of bridging the gap between theory and observation. It would, at the least, raise serious questions about the validity of the underlying theory.

But the big bang theory can't survive without these fudge factors. Without the hypothetical inflation field, the big bang does not predict the smooth, isotropic cosmic background radiation that is observed, because there would be no way for parts of the universe that are now more than a few degrees away in the sky to come to the same temperature and thus emit the same amount of microwave radiation.

Without some kind of dark matter, unlike any that we have observed on Earth despite 20 years of experiments, big-bang theory makes contradictory predictions for the density of matter in the universe. Inflation requires a density 20 times larger than that implied by big bang nucleosynthesis, the theory's explanation of the origin of the light elements. And without dark energy, the theory predicts that the universe is only about 8 billion years old, which is billions of years younger than the age of many stars in our galaxy.

What is more, the big bang theory can boast of no quantitative predictions that have subsequently been validated by observation. The successes claimed by the theory's supporters consist of its ability to retrospectively fit observations with a steadily increasing array of adjustable parameters, just as the old Earth-centred cosmology of Ptolemy needed layer upon layer of epicycles...
(click here for the rest)

addendum:

Jack Sarfatti wrote:

> I think these scientists listed below, some prominent, are dead wrong.
> My book "Super Cosmos" (also "Destiny Matrix" and "Space-Time and
> Beyond II") explains why and I will address this in more detail in
> future books. Precision cosmology with dark energy is in excellent
> agreement with observations. However, the ideas of those listed below
> should not be censored by Paul Ginsparg at the Cornell archive for
> their dissident views even if wrong. The debate should be carried out
> on that archive.
> The correct ideas are at e.g.
> http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0308418
> Note there are some prominent physicists on the list including Herman
> Bondi, Tommy Gold and Narlikar. I attended lectures by Bondi and Gold
> at Cornell in late 50's and early 60's.
> Paul Ginsparg's and allegedly Sidney Coleman's use of censorship of
> dissident ideas has created a Stalinist style Gulag as threatening to
> science as some think that the Patriot Act is to Civil Liberties.
> No matter if the challenge below to chaotic inflation proves wrong as I
> think it will be- the dissident ideas should not be suppressed as they
> are. Vigorous debates and rebuttals on the archive are good. One seldom
> sees any these days.

(this is the main paragraph excerpted from an email received via Sarfatti Physics Seminars)


See also this related article at Slate
The Big Lab Experiment: Was our universe created by design?
found
via | Chapel Perilous
|||108562259199719901|||Abandon the Big Bang?
5/26/2004 12:35:03 PM|||sauceruney|||If not for a couple stupid problems that were easy to fix (one will be remedied in the next b2 release and the other was my fault), I had this up and running in less than 10 minutes.

Migration time coming soon. I need to learn this for a few other uses I have in mind, one of which being my employer's new site.|||108558934630573568|||b2evolution
5/26/2004 10:08:45 AM|||sauceruney|||Creek renamed in Burroughs' honor
"This doesn't mean like, ‘The victory of the hippies' or something," said Grauerholz, who wrote a letter to the City Commission in support of the proposal. "Burroughs is not actually famous for accidentally killing his wife or being a narcotics addict or being homosexual ... he's famous for being a great writer, and because of that we know about these other things."

And let's hope this goes a long way toward ensuring 'these other things' take the back seat to his writing*, both now and in the future. I'm sure this renaming will still be a point of contention with the willfully ignorant for some time to come.
via | mutans

*as much as they're intertwined|||108558053572013388|||like a vein spilling junk into the collective consciousness...
5/26/2004 09:43:31 AM|||sauceruney|||More captivating photos of these interesting ruins.

And even more here at the link I originally posted. Especially interesting are pictures of its last inhabited days for comparison.|||108557898409344177|||GUNKAJIMA PHOTO GALLERY
5/26/2004 09:26:56 AM|||sauceruney|||I think so...

Blog last updated 20 days 10 hours 10 minutes ago. Query took 3.208 seconds

My result varies, but none show the correct update. How about you?|||108557801603656499|||is technorati broken?
5/25/2004 11:42:28 PM|||sauceruney|||Here's an interview by Luke Ford you may not have seen.|||108554294871916961|||Richard Metzger5/25/2004 09:35:19 PM|||sauceruney|||I was thinking about how sub-cultural news circulates around the world so quickly now, that what once was an illuminating discovery found in an obscure library book, or perhaps in a subversive-looking 'zine hidden behind some others at your local newsstand, has now become a loose circle of contributors pointing to each other's articles and interviews, with a select few coming up with anything original on their own. This model of behavior seems to be replicated in other circles of interest with some overlap, but mainly I'm focused on our little circle of influence. Most anything of real interest is available offline in print or digital form and there isn't much that any of us haven't already seen available right here online.

Keep in mind, I'm not putting anyone down. I buy the books, games, CDs, and DVDs. I applaud the efforts of everyone in trying to disseminate this information far and wide, but I see all that creative energy starting to dissipate rather than flourishing. I'm not really one to talk. I've spent more time passively observing the Internet phenomenon and its relationship to humanity than I'd like to admit. I see a lot of talented people who should be starting multimedia projects together, they just haven't realized it yet. I see writers who could be producing books, but in this age of digital technology that seems like severely limited thinking. There are artists, musicians, programmers, independent film-makers, and other creative thinkers or craftspeople who could add so much more value to those stories. Right now, musicians and informed consumers are questioning the need for major labels. These behemoths are thrashing and stomping around, trying to shake off the teeming masses that want to topple them to the ground, but it's easy to see they're destined to fall. Hollywood has an advantage of technology that no one can surpass at this moment. While I hope to see this trend continue for the forseeable future, I'd like to remind everyone that we all have more computing and editing power sitting right next to us than George Lucas had when he made Star Wars. And what are we using it for?!

Right.|||108553654619376202|||Second-hand information twice removed: Remember... You saw it here, first!
5/25/2004 01:32:13 AM|||sauceruney|||

I've noticed this picture I made a few years ago has found its way to a few LiveJournal postings through Google's Image search. I figured I'd make the full size version available (click on the link) for anyone who likes my weird 'art'
|||108546343390715630|||absurdity
5/23/2004 11:46:41 PM|||sauceruney|||
Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. wondered aloud one day in 2002 whether someone could build an atomic weapon from parts available on the open market. His audience, the leaders of the government's nuclear laboratories, said it could be done.

Then do it, the Delaware Democrat, then chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, instructed the scientists in a confidential session. A few months later, they returned to the soundproof Senate meeting room with a workable nuclear weapon, missing only the fissile material.

"It was bigger than a breadbox and smaller than a dump truck, but they were able to get it in," Biden said in a recent speech. The scientists "explained how -- literally off the shelf, without doing anything illegal -- they actually constructed this device."
|||108537040151923557|||Personal Nukes - Fashion Accessory of Tomorrow
5/23/2004 08:12:36 PM|||sauceruney|||I've never seen this site before today. It seems to be quite full of information that varies in degrees of usefulness, but they still look like a valuable resource nonetheless. I'm putting it right underneath my bookmark for UFO Skeptic dot org.|||108535790729542647|||UFO evidence dot org5/23/2004 07:55:10 PM|||sauceruney|||FINALLY!! A digitally remastered director's-cut from the original negatives. A two-DVD set with commentary from George Lucas as well as the original student film. There's a Quicktime preview in widescreen format online now, but the site seems to be taking a large hit server-wise. Downloads are relatively slow here, and I have a pretty decent DSL connection.|||108535653273052582|||THX 11385/23/2004 06:41:57 PM|||sauceruney|||Wes Unruh of the most excellent weblog, Mutans (formerly Mutato Nomine), has posted an EP of his interesting audio sculptures for free download (linked above).

I'm downloading them all now as I type this post.|||108535209693037698|||Raido Kaos
5/23/2004 12:21:24 PM|||sauceruney|||
To the naked eye, Tommy Woodard's digital photograph appears to be nothing more than a pretty picture of trees in Provo Canyon.

But zoom in, he says, and the purple glow of a saucer hovering at an angle above the tree line starts to take shape.

Woodard, 22, a photo librarian with the Utah Film Commission, took the photo that he believes represents an unidentified flying object.

He was in the canyon Tuesday shooting still pictures for a possible film location, and began taking pictures for himself on his way out.

At the time, he didn't see anything out of the ordinary in his photograph. But later, after noticing a black speck in the frame, he zoomed in and "the closer I got, the more impressed I got by it," he said Thursday.

"I was kind of skeptical but it's pretty obvious when you zoom in," said the self-described "sci-fi" fan, whose friends and colleagues are similarly impressed.
|||108532928410368988|||ooooooEEEEEEEEooooooooooooooooooo
5/22/2004 10:33:01 PM|||sauceruney|||
More pics fitting one of my favorite themes, but this time it's a whole city.


via | boing boing
|||108527960191623148|||ruins of an abandoned Japanese island
5/22/2004 01:17:52 PM|||sauceruney|||s.e.t.i. ~ knowledge Andrew Lagowski has started a blog where he will be posting information and updates about his music & noise projects. His main page is lagowski.com where he has links to details on his album releases and you'll find some .MP3 files available through various musician services he's linked at the bottom of his page.

I had been planning a review of his work (that I own) in the near future, but in the meantime I thought I'd help direct some traffic in his direction.




|||108524626296680214|||Lagowski Electronic Music Projects
5/21/2004 08:38:50 PM|||sauceruney|||Come on guys. You referenced the rest of the article with footnotes and hyperlinks, but where are the links confiming these assertions?

|||108518628355330719|||Enterprise Mission gets a D- on their latest report
5/21/2004 09:53:49 AM|||sauceruney|||
|||108514799090122971|||Taking a page from Grant Morrison
5/21/2004 01:29:59 AM|||sauceruney|||I'm really liking Gmail so far, even though I've only been using it for a few days. Thank you for the chance to try it out, for updating the Blogger service, and for making all of it free to use. The advertisements off to the side can be humorous, and I think anyone with privacy concerns is being overly cautious. It's not like any other service they host on couldn't read their email if they really wanted to. If you want security, write a letter and buy a stamp, or use public key encryption.

I'm sure someone will be around to collect my soul for all this greatness you've provided, but surely I didn't think it was even worth this much. Thank you.|||108511781944770404|||Thank you, Google
5/20/2004 01:03:37 PM|||sauceruney|||...because I've been waiting for a sizable backlog of reading to catch up on there. I think I've waited a bit too long.
If you aren't going there already, it's highly recommended (if my opinion counts for anything). I still miss those beautifully printed hardcopies of Mondo2000, but this is as good as it gets.|||108507261737941060|||I've been purposely avoiding the NeoFiles...
5/20/2004 12:38:04 AM|||sauceruney|||

I just love sites with images like this. Someday when I have a better camera I think I'm going to get some pictures from downtown Cleveland and Elyria.

Be sure to check out Shaun's link page.|||108502789039338561|||Modern Ruins Photographic Essays - Shaun O'Boyle
5/19/2004 04:12:13 PM|||sauceruney|||Some pictures would be nice, Andy, but I don't (totally) doubt you pulled it off.

Robert Anton Wilson's thought of the month sums this situation up pretty nicely:
This may not seem startling to gamers, but it sure woke me up; I learned about it on Law and Order last Sunday.

A type of program called a"bot " can play a computer game "just like a human" and in the style of any chosen human, given enough skill on the part of the bot-maker.

It seems to me this surpasses virtual reality and approaches electronic cloning. After all, the bot can go on playing after the human has "died."

A bot can also exist which, like an art forgery, seems to have the style and habits of a certain human but actually emerged from the brain of a clever faker.

This seems to me like virtual virtual reality and electronic immortality of a sort. If a bot plays chess like Alekhine, in what sense can we call Alekhine totally "dead"?

More: computer tech in general as brought us to the stage where producing a photo of a crime or even a moving picture of it does not prove a damned thing anymore. "I saw it with my own eyes" has become a bad joke.

I begin to feel that Maybe Logic will soon replace the Aristotelian either/or, not because of my books or Korzybski's or von Neumann's. but because virtual reality and artificial intelligence have destroyed certitude and left us with only degrees of probability.

BTW, do you feel absolutely sure "Robert Anton Wilson" wrote this and not some gol-danged bot?


update - leaning more towards doubt|||108499752710731733|||Andy Kaufman Returns
5/19/2004 01:00:49 PM|||sauceruney|||
Hughes states: "If all of this sounds like the Brits could wake up one morning and just arbitrarily charge an American citizen with a so-called 'extraditable offense,' on the flimsiest kind of evidence, you're right to think so. It also means that the accused, a citizen of this republic, would get no full judicial review of his extradition process by a federal judge, a federal appellant court, or the U.S. Supreme Court."

He says once the treaty is approved by the Senate and signed by the president, "an American, will be at the mercy of an alien-based foreign government" with none of the usual constitutional protections.





All we have to do is find a way to put these restless spirits into our fuel tanks and we wouldn't be needing oil anymore. John Ashcroft is a friggin' genius. All he needs to do now is figure out how Jesus walked on water and we'll have anti-gravity, too.|||108498600924097399|||forefathers spinning in their graves - a unique source of alternative energy
5/18/2004 12:21:09 PM|||sauceruney|||I honestly don't like your music, Fred, but I like your blog.|||108489729598593414|||from one american alien to another5/17/2004 08:17:00 PM|||sauceruney|||I've been sporadically working my way back through Future Ritual and was looking for Phil's old repository of Paradigm Shift issues to discover he has a new URL (linked above). He's also going to be at this year's Starwood festival. I always get their flyers in the mail but never end up going for some reason. I'm still kicking myself for missing out on seeing Tim Leary and Robert Anton Wilson there together with Ivan Stang.

*edit- I almost forgot about Carol Maltby's article, Straight as the Crow-ley Flies|||108483943965867401|||Philip H. Farber
5/17/2004 06:18:57 PM|||sauceruney|||I seem to be having some minor problems getting images to display in IE that I've just noticed today. It's probably due to my dtd declaration as xhtml strict or something stupid, because the markup looks fine and shows up in everything else.|||108483257725906589|||kill internet explorer5/16/2004 11:29:00 PM|||sauceruney|||I believe it's an interactive narrative done very nicely in Flash.|||108476454031594762|||The Truth is What you Believe5/16/2004 10:37:49 PM|||sauceruney|||This looks like it may come in handy.
DoubleType is an open source graphical typeface designer that builds TrueType font file. Written in Java, DoubleType runs on platforms supported by Java, including Windows, Linux, and Macintosh. Glyphs are stored in XML based file to aid collaboration using existing tools such as CVS. DoubleType allows efficient glyph design by combining existing glyphs and modules.

via | Chris Papasadero @ K10K|||108476146903087344|||DoubleType
5/16/2004 10:12:41 PM|||sauceruney|||The visualization of four-letter words mapped four-dimensionally in base26 (with source code) is intriguing. It might be intersting to see how John Dee's Enochian system maps out using a variation of this tool. When you visit this site, keep in mind you may be spending a bit of time there and prepare accordingly.|||108475996194731714|||toxi: generative interactive objects, art, demos, games, source code5/16/2004 06:10:34 PM|||sauceruney|||This site is full of old artwork scanned in from magazines, showing the 'future' that could have been today.|||108474544082699557|||Tales of Future Past5/16/2004 01:15:33 AM|||sauceruney|||With all the whining about 'obscenity' being broadcast to our poor, sensitive ears and eyes, I'll tell you: Those ads for Cox sound pretty offensive* to me.

*I'm kidding|||108468489372772998|||HOMOPHONE-BIC
5/15/2004 12:26:46 AM|||sauceruney|||
Innbetween is a mobile and autonomous faktion of transdisciplinary reality translators asking W H Y in the physical and mental environments of the global villages. With volatile and intoxicating samples of knowledge, imagination, curiosity and suspicion, they are currently concocting another Rotterdam in the shadow of the one-line skyline: a labyrinth innbetween insular ivory towers where the dictatorships of reason, order and apartheid haunt the emerging architectures of other possible realities. As invisible agents of individual agency, they pre-emptively combat the conditioning of the global terrorists who would assimilate all idiosycracies and places of coincidence into obedient and dependent cubes.
|||108459520670488690|||[ innbetween ]
5/14/2004 10:57:22 PM|||sauceruney|||Since the last time I've looked, Neural has posted way too many things for me to mention, so I direct you to their page...|||108458984261746552|||Neural.it5/14/2004 02:59:33 AM|||sauceruney|||from the New York Daily News:
“Whatever the United States has done to prisoners in Iraq is nothing compared to what priests and nuns did to Catholic kids for decades while the Catholic hierarchy covered it up,” King said.

“Think of the thousands of kids in the U.S. and Ireland who were abused by priests and nuns — you wonder where the Vatican’s moral compass is.”
|||108451797312201307|||with a rod of irony...
5/13/2004 09:58:08 PM|||sauceruney|||I can't remember where I found this so I'm posting it on my server for download. It's a good quality mpeg about 1min 6sec long.

*edit: here is a link to the whole thing here|||108450012914796496|||Mexico UFO video for download (mpeg 6.3 Mb 00:01:06)
5/12/2004 04:20:49 PM|||sauceruney|||These aren't all of the sites I like to visit, but I'm keeping with a theme here...


AlienSurgeon is lovingly crafted by my internet pal, Zakas. I love his collage-styled constructions and his music videos.
FusionAnomaly sometimes makes me think that AtomJack is a team of people. That's quite a bit of work for one person, and it's a pretty impressive collection.
CosmicLocksmith's artwork, gif animations, and music mixes will make you gaze in wonder as they burn an indelible mark into your psyche.
Mac Tonnies Visual Industries is Mac's nice collection of net-art, catagorized paranormal, sci-fi, and transhumanist hyperlinks, as well as some of his own investigation into planetary SETI chronicled at The Cydonian Imperative.
Dimtri's Deoxyribonucleic Hyperdimension was one site I used to spend a lot of my time reading, but his beautiful artwork and page styling to accompany the articles is quite enjoyable on its own.
MKZDK is Stephen Miller's project. Similar, yet entirely different to Deoxy. His kaleidoscopic tiles and haunting imagery have graced my past and present desktop arrangements.
Richard Metzger's Disinformation was the site that immersed my mind fully in the net as a force for disseminating all kinds of information. I hope he manages to get the old Infinity Factory episodes back online someday.
Larry Carlson's Virtual Om is something that has to be experienced in its entirety to be fully understood.
Doc Ozone is someone I owe a lot to. His beautifully crafted interfaces and hands on tutorials are what got me started in Photoshop and web-design. You can learn a lot just by looking through his pages, and there's no way I can imagine you wouldn't be inspired to start something yourself.

I hope nobody feels left out, its just that I don't have a link page up yet and these are non-blog sites. At Sauceruney, I'm trying to find a balance between the two extremes. I would also hope that perhaps people might team up and try to make something together that they couldn't do by themselves.
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5/12/2004 01:15:57 AM|||sauceruney|||You have to see this animation. Yes, you do.|||108433895766232365|||Crankbunny - Army of Me5/12/2004 12:43:27 AM|||sauceruney|||
I went briefly into a cafe for vegans in San Francisco, the other day. A lady had her half-starved, shaking dog tied up outside--you know they're giving that dog some kind of vegan non-meat dogfood. I've seen that stuff advertised. I had an imaginary confrontation with her in my head. "Here you are, this person who's into protecting animals, probably a member of PETA, who advocates for gentleness with all things--and you're slowly starving that dog to death, girl! That dog has enzymes in its body specifically for meat. That dog is a goddamned meat eater. That dog is a carnivore, lady. If you were taking care of a sick tiger in some wildlife sanctuary hospital, what would you feed it? WOuld you give a goddamn tiger a SALAD? Get OVER yourself woman! Stop trying to superimpose your weird human subcultural values on animals! That dog is a carnivore NO LESS than a tiger! Give your dog some MEAT and..." Never mind what I said in my mind after that.


I love it. Everything. I hope he's channeling some of this anger into his next book.|||108433700714318065|||John Shirley's Edge Trends
5/11/2004 10:23:00 PM|||sauceruney||| I'm sure this post is redundant by now, having seen it on every major news service today. I'm just waiting to hear the skeptics' explanation.





Which reminds me I had wanted to link this post from Mac Tonnies' Posthuman Blues from a few days ago. UFO's that taunt the world's armed-forces are my favorite kind.




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The picture on the bottom has had its levels adjusted to help discern the 'entity' from the pillow. The absence of arms and shape of the wrinkled pillow makes this look as if someone had used the smudge tool in photoshop to drag out a neck shape and possibly paintbrush in the head and eyes. I may be wrong, but the coincidence of the 'entity' and pillow make this picture look more like a setup for a hoax. That these entities likely exist in a state outside of our dimension and therefore, at the fringes of our perception, I may be as full of shit as anyone else for that matter. |||108428024980638851|||Alien or Photoshop®
5/8/2004 01:26:25 PM|||sauceruney|||The music and web-mahdness of Whitetrash Shaolin...

Heed the wisdom and the whiskey and the dharma, of the White Trash Dalai Lama.|||108403718572710852|||e n l i g h t e n t a i n m e n t
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|||108381136296781272|||Jean-Pierre Vigier - Jan. 16, 1920 - May 5, 2004
5/4/2004 01:55:00 PM|||sauceruney|||That's what makes up the MIB arsenal (link to more pictures)

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5/4/2004 12:36:01 PM|||sauceruney|||I've been working on this 'site' in one form or another from way back to 1996. All I have to show any of you for it online is a mass of unfinished, disconnected, and broken geocities pages here, here, and here.
With the traffic I get, I don't imagine Geocities will throttle the bandwidth. If they do, just shoot an email to "sauceruney at sauceruney dot net" and I'll transfer this stuff to my Dreamhost or MediaTemple accounts.

What I have strewn across two shared servers for my .com and .net domains isn't much to show either. Even on two home computers, I have what seems to be nearing a few gig of unfinished projects. Some are connected to a few different themes, and others seemingly stand alone... but still, they're connected. I have ideas still awaiting the transition from sketchpad or notebook to hard-drive limbo with the rest of my digital detritus.

'Sauceruney' started out innocently enough one day as a rough sketch of a flying saucer. It was covered in tribal-style, crop circle tattoo art, and in concept these designs would morph with mood or to communicate a point. Back then it was a 'crop circle saucer full of secrets'. The term 'Sauceruney' hadn't even been coined. It was a few days of brainstorming and sketching out various plans for this grand idea before I started thinking I'd need a name that sounded less like a Pink Floyd ripoff, as clever as CCSF seemed to me at the time.
|||108368501335726877|||What the Hell am I doing here? (part I)
5/4/2004 01:55:46 AM|||sauceruney|||Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) looks to be displaced by Bio-Bar-Code Amplification (BCA) according to this post at SciScoop. I don't share the enthusiasm of the author because BCA needs custom tailored molecules so it can only find DNA the test is geared to look for. It has the benefit of being cheaper, faster, and more portable, but it seems to be nothing more than a step up from the Affymetrix gene chip, to me.|||108365014671916153|||RIP PCR?5/3/2004 10:37:58 PM|||sauceruney|||
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What's up with this haxx0r shit in my sitelogs, eh?|||108363827853134326|||64.218.229.184
5/3/2004 08:47:00 PM|||sauceruney|||I was pleasantly surprised when David Twohy's Pitch Black turned out much better than first expected. I've been looking forward to seeing The Chronicles of Riddick (now in post-production), but to have this anime DVD by Peter Chung pop up out of nowhere is just too much. June 15th is just around the corner, too!|||108363162055912608|||Chronicles of Riddick - Dark Fury (windows media)5/3/2004 06:44:10 PM|||sauceruney|||
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