Archive for June, 2003

It’s going quiet here for a while

~Black bird fly, into the light of the dark black night~

It’s going quiet here for a while. Making the move to Brighton UK, for studies, next week. The computer I’m typing on is taking a slow boat and arrives in July. Working on geovisualizing that shipment, so the whole web can check the progress of my stuff around the globe 😉

Before I leave, going to attend Planetwork, for the proper inertia symmetry into the future. Attended in 2000, before the last time I moved to England.

Probably, I’ll do lite blogging on Brain Off Quick Links and RSS reading on feedonfeeds. That MT + FOF weblog/aggregation combo might just replace RU..

That’s all, best and thanks!

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artist ANDREAS K. born in BREMEN, GERMANY come to united states of america for computerprogram job. now dedicated to crushing america with industrial might

listen to kompressor

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Newly Digital
the memories, i can’t resist

For unknown reason, my elementary school in podunk florida, was fully kitted out with a darkened, cavernous apple IIe computer lab. HiTech. In 1984, the school ran a kiddie mock presidential election, on some software the computer lab guy, Mr. Leist, wrote. Mondale won.

Lemonade Stand indoctrinated our young minds into Capitalism. LOGO helped me appreciate the psychedelic possibilities of geometry. BASIC, enabled the classic juvenille “hello, world”

10 PRINT "FUCK YOU"
20 GOTO 10

I was really into building alarm clocks in BASIC, and messing about with audio (with no idea what 440 meant). And coding Choose Your Own Adventures. I wrote an epic, pages of tedious PLOTS, about a turtle on the moon. Now, I can understand a fascination with the moon, but I have no idea why a turtle on the moon was such an inspiration. That program was entered in a county-wide programming contest, runner-up to a deserving BASIC rendition of corporate trademarks.

Somehow, I managed to take home an Atari 900 computer one summer. In return, I also had to take home a hamster. That cassette tape drive whined on, in concert with Fluffy rolling around the room in his hamster ball. Only one of these loans survived the summer.

I had a computer education drought until high school. Except for a programmable Casio calculator, 512 bytes of programming fully utilized. Dang, what geeky memories.

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