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|Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008|
|more great animation
This one takes audio from a John Lennon interview and makes it pretty, with animation that's a really nice mashup of hand and computer drawings:
|Sunday, July 20th, 2008|
|Thursday, September 20th, 2007|
|iTunes can kiss my ass
When trying to purchase, legally, Brahms Symphony #4, I found that the second, third, and fourth movements are available for individual purchase, but the first movement can only be purchased if the entire album, along with tracks I don't want or need but still need to pay for, is bought. This was the same no matter who the orchestra was -- it applied to every single instance of the first movement.
iTunes, you can kiss my ass.
|Monday, September 10th, 2007|
|Friday, August 24th, 2007|
|more printer fun
So what could be so hard about trying to print an 11x17 paper? Current Mood: frustrated
|Saturday, August 18th, 2007|
|Friday, August 17th, 2007|
|Wednesday, August 8th, 2007|
|Friday, July 6th, 2007|
Audio not safe for work. If you're at work and wear headphones, be sure they're plugged in.
Youtube video: This
was on the very first episode of Realtime with Bill Maher. I tried embedding it but I think they filter out "mature" content.
|Monday, July 2nd, 2007|
|Thursday, June 21st, 2007|
|self-delusion (aka: what went right, also videos)
Having felt a bit too negative about the performance and neglected to mention some people, I need to follow up. Let me just give a huge shout-out to the other wind players in the group that gave me a hand and lent me an electric light for my stand: John and Damon. Damon, thanks for taking over the solo for the one piece I didn't know we were playing. :)
So, here are some videos I'm not too terribly embarrassed to show. They were taken by megastep:
( view the videos of the gig and recitalCollapse )
|Tuesday, June 19th, 2007|
|Thursday, June 7th, 2007|
|what Paris didn't have to to through
Amnesty's report on women in prisons in America.
God bless America.
Some highlights, regarding "medical" conditions that Paris might have had to face, had she been the ordinary woman she claimed she wanted to be:Failure to refer seriously ill inmates for treatment and delays in treatment
Women inmates suffering from treatable diseases such as asthma, diabetes, sickle cell anemia, cancer, late-term miscarriages, and seizures have little or no access to medical attention, sometimes resulting in death or permanent injury. Instances of failure to deliver life-saving drugs for inmates with HIV/AIDS has also been noted. Lack of qualified personnel and resources and use of non-medical staff
There is too few staff to meet physical and mental health needs. This often results in long delays in obtaining medical attention; disrupted and poor quality treatment causing physical deterioration of prisoners with chronic and degenerative diseases, like cancer; overmedication of prisoners with psychotropic drugs; and lack of mental health treatment. The use of non-medical staff to screen requests for treatment is also common.Lack of treatment for substance abuse
The gap between services available and treatment needs continues to grow. The number of prisoners with histories of drug abuse is growing, but the proportion of prisoners receiving treatment declined from 40% in 1991 to 18% in 1997.
And nonspecific to Paris but still the most telling:Powerlessness and Humiliation
There are 148,200 women in state and federal prisons. In federal women’s correctional facilities, 70% of guards are male. Records show correctional officials have subjected female inmates to rape, other sexual assault, sexual extortion, and groping during body searches. Male correctional officials watch women undressing, in the shower or the toilet. Male correctional officials retaliate, often brutally, against female inmates who complain about sexual assault and harassment
|Tuesday, May 29th, 2007|
|Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007|
|Wednesday, May 9th, 2007|
|call from the doc's office
"Um... can Jennifer... um, please, um, return this call to Dr G***a's office at um... (number)? Again, um, that number is, um.... and I'm um... from..."
Read the above VERY slowly. Glacial pace. That's the way this girl talks. She sounded 14, but was probably 35.
Yeah, she's the one I actually had to talk to, so I called her back. I knew it was regarding a bill they'd sent for which I was still waiting on reimbursement.
"I was, um, calling in regards to a bill we, um, sent to you last, um, week. For $[dollar amount]. Um, did you, um, receive it?"
I tried interrupting her but she was so on a roll...
"When you, um, are able to, um, make the payment, um, can you please call, um, the office, and um, ask for me?"
I wasn't sure if she was asking a question, as everything she said sounded like it had a question mark at the end, but asked her why I had to call and not just send the stupid payment. She waffled and said that was okay.
"Um, when you, um, send the payment, you need, um, to put the, um, reference number on, um, the check."
No shit. I assumed she dealt with a lot of people who didn't know how to write checks.
"You need, um, to take this number down, um, now."
No, I said in my head, it's 10am and I want to leave the office by 5. I asked if that number was on the bill.
"Um, yeah, yeah, um it is. When you send the check you need to..."
Yes, I interrupted. I'll put the number on it.
Where do they get these people??
|Monday, April 9th, 2007|
|Thursday, April 5th, 2007|
So, you probably have noticed, maybe even cared, that I'm not posting much lately after keeping a pretty much daily list of favorite blog entries and news. The reason is that I've discovered Google Reader, an RSS aggregator. Even better, you can flag entries in that aggregator and make them public, essentially creating a blog of your own made up of other news entries, blog entries, Flickr photos, etc. Even better, this can also be RSS, as I've added megastep
's favorites as an RSS feed and sometimes flag those entries as well.So, here's the new link to my favorite blog entries and news.If you want to RSS it, you can use this link.
I hope you enjoy reading them, or if they're about bad news, I hope you hate them. Even better, please set one up and start flagging entries of your own, then post the link in the comments here.
|Tuesday, February 13th, 2007|