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Sin is a branch of geography [Nov. 16th, 2012, 07:59 pm]
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Big changes are afoot. I've moved to Singapore— seemingly for the next year.

Taking advantage of the locale, I've visiting the nearby countries. I'm up to three Chinese visas now. So, that's something.

But there's close to no live music scene here. And it's killing me.

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Poetry is a sport. Where everybody loses. [Jul. 3rd, 2012, 06:18 pm]
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Saw it coming; my cab slipping under the back of the van.
Flew forward; shouting because it seemed right.
Felt stupid; knowing there was nothing to shout about.
Logorrhea; tweeting when all I wanted was to call a friend.
Scared. Alone.

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It's the channel with the least amount of lies [May. 15th, 2012, 03:37 pm]
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Just shy of two years in Australia.

The Indian consulate reminded me of this, most inconveniently. One-year business visas require an interview if you haven't lived in your "home" quite long enough. They also require a few extra days of processing when it's discovered you share a passport number with a German woman.

So, I'm going to India. For 10 to 20 weeks.

We've done this before, of course. (see: Melbourne, Perth) And thus, despite all reassurances and expectations, I have to presume I'll be living in Bangalore for the next year.

Sometime soon— very soon— I'll stop moving.

But, this mixtape will be my last taste from Australia for a fair bit.
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And Mammon wins his way where seraphs might despair. [Apr. 3rd, 2012, 09:56 pm]
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And that's the rest of 2012 up through March. Which is now.

I've reinstated the 30 day playlist rule and stared putting together an April playlist. Five artists on it thus far, all Perth based.

Let's see if Taiwan can open that up a little.

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therefore algebra is run on a machine (the universe) which is twos-complement [Apr. 2nd, 2012, 01:45 am]
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It's 2012 and our world is at peace.

Why do our elected representatives need bodyguards?

They aren't our "leaders." In democracies, no one is a single point of failure. Our officials are both regularly and irregularly replaced.

The trappings of power are pretty distasteful.

But you know what isn't? The fin de 2011 mixtape!

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Something humanity has always been able to believe in is that the universe adds up [Nov. 2nd, 2011, 10:50 pm]

Creatively speaking, I'm lost.

Physically speaking, I'm in Perth.

Musically speaking, I'm in limbo.

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嘴上无毛,办事不牢 [Oct. 5th, 2011, 10:06 pm]

There's a new tab on my to-do list entitled, "people are important," as if it's a recent revelation.

Maybe it was?
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Yes, but whence? [Aug. 29th, 2011, 09:26 pm]

We haven't shared for a long time.

It wasn't you. It was me.

But, I can change.

Only now do I appreciate how hard it is to stay balanced.

We can make this work.

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Wikileaks [Dec. 7th, 2010, 08:47 pm]

Sweden publishing a Red Notice is unusual. But, not particularly so wrt. sex offenses.

Here are the organizations responsible for all of the Red Notices from Sweden:

  • SODERTALJE / Sweden
  • COURT OF APPEAL / Sweden

The International Public Prosecution Office in Gothenburg stands out. It's not a court. It's not a city nor region. What is it?

Prosecution Office in Gothenburg handle cases in Västra Götaland County and Halland County, including cases involving cross-border - and even some national - organized crime, non-Nordic legal aid cases, matters of extradition, to surrender under the European arrest warrant, transfer of proceedings, etc.

It weird. You'd think the courts would handle their own paperwork. Even the Prosecution Office has a dedicated notice for English visitors trumpeting their involvement thusfar.

I'll have to ask a Swedish friend to understand more.

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Sunara bought a netbook [Nov. 7th, 2010, 06:10 pm]

She unboxed and booted it up while, beside her, I napped in bed. After five minutes of clicking sounds, she asks, "how do I change the wallpaper in Windows 7?"

I rarely have that sinking feeling. But, it followed a vague memory and preceded a web search turning up a blog post from the Windows Team engaging in damage control:

Windows 7 Starter does not include:

  • Aero Glass, meaning you can only use the “Windows Basic” or other opaque themes. It also means you do not get Taskbar Previews or Aero Peek.
  • Personalization features for changing desktop backgrounds, window colors, or sound schemes.
  • The ability to switch between users without having to log off.
  • Multi-monitor support.
  • DVD playback.
  • Windows Media Center for watching recorded TV or other media.
  • Remote Media Streaming for streaming your music, videos, and recorded TV from your home computer.
  • Domain support for business customers.
  • XP Mode for those that want the ability to run older Windows XP programs on Windows 7.

I've suspected she reads faster than me. This time, even though I already knew what was written, I had barely started on the list before she leaped to her feet and shouted angrily while pointing at the brand new netbook now in my hands, "I can't fucking believe that! I am so fucking mad! How can they do that?!"

I shrugged, and said, "monopoly."

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