A compulsively lazy coffee addict...
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Upload limits and such
12/04/05 @ 06:03:52 pm, Categories: Misc, admin, 101 words  

I'm just curious what sort of upload speeds people are getting. Uploading 3mb generally takes me at least five minutes, so I usually go AFK while it's going. I've also started using WinSCP so i can resume failed uploads (and send multiple files at once).
It might be nice to raise the upload limit, but I can see Ben's server filling up with junk quite quickly if we do. After all, how long do I need to have my 60mb Hubble pic available?

And how do i make these posts go only to the Admin blog and not to mine also?

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04/11/05 @ 05:08:51 pm, Categories: Raves, 10 words   English (US)

Gorillaz' Demon Days in seven minutes. I love the intar-web.

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Ghost in the Shell
04/06/05 @ 05:31:52 pm, Categories: Misc, null, 54 words   English (US)

This is perhaps the most bizarre response to a job inquiry I've ever received.
I guess I'll have to be wary of haunted websites from now on.

There is no position available. The klein website has had some
technical difficulties and has been posting jobs that are not
around.....

Todd V-------
HR Generalist
(800) 313-8735
x 12---

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From "Art as Technique"
04/05/05 @ 12:21:22 pm, Categories: Misc, null, 138 words   English (US)

And so life is reckoned as nothing. Habitualization devours works, clothes, furniture, one's wife, and the fear of war. "If the whole complex lives of many people go on unconsciously, then such lives are as if they had never been." And art exists that one may recover the sensation of life; it exists to make one feel things, to make the stone stony. The purpose of art is to impart the sensation of things as they are perceived and not as they are known. The technique of art is to make objects 'unfamiliar,' to make forms difficult, to increase the difficulty and length of perception because the process of perception is an aesthetic end in itself and must be prolonged. Art is a way of experiencing the artfulness of an object: the object is not important.

-Victor Shklovsky

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More Columns
04/05/05 @ 12:29:11 am, Categories: Photos, 0 words   English (US)



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The Terrible Stench of Coffeeshop Death
04/04/05 @ 04:15:41 pm, Categories: Rants, coffee, 224 words   English (US)

My local coffee establishment has died, and I didn't even see it coming. Maybe it's not dead yet. It could have been just a stroke, like Prufrocks used to have periodically. But the end is in sight.
The usual signs - new partners, shorter hours, menu modifications - are all there.
Even as I'm typing this I can hear one of the new partners conducting an analysis. She's comparing the coffee prices to Starfucks. I want to warn her, to say to her "I'm sorry, Miss, but your community college economics aren't enough to save your investment."
I want to tell her it is more complicated. I want to tell her about the art displays, the furniture, the music they choose, the lighting and the temperature they keep the room at. I want to tell her how much the pastries suck, how the desserts are awful, and how the flavorings they choose for the drink specials make it taste more like medicine than coffee. But I know they won't listen, because they think that lowering prices ten cents will make demand skyrocket, and that closing two hours earlier every day will dramatically reduce their expenses.

Fare thee well sweet Flipside. I'll stay with you to the end. Even when you've forgotten my name and close at 5 PM, I'll be there.

Unless you start playing Dido again.

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WTF?
A compulsively lazy coffee addict, striving subconsciously to lose his direction in life. Each month seems to usher in either the best or worst time of his life, as if some cosmic resonance were attempting to fling him off this plane of existence with no regard to where he might land.
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