Monday, April 11, 2011
It was intended to be a small game (limited to Palo Alto-Mountain View-ish), a precursor for our next epic one, not a 47-team 3-wave Gordian knot of chaos, epic as it is. In the coming hours, clues will go missing, locations found to be condemned, devices broken (falling into the river), teams speeding towards the city or Saratoga (outside the domain of this game). Microsoft security will move the location of our clue. At this point, we have yet to break Google Voice with our massive texting volume (and by necessity field all confirmations via voice in the 30 min it took BK to build a GV clone), have yet to find the bluetooth problems with the phone clue, potentially deal with the chaos of 47 tequila sunrises. So many lessons learned that will make the next one better. Issues with scaling, human volunteers, need for food/electricity.
But at this particular stop sign, we are stopped waiting for a woman and her dog to cross the street. The cuteness of that puppy overwhelms. NS tells the parable of the strawberry. This moment, here, waiting for the puppy. The strawberries have never been so sweet.
Current music: Bitter:sweet - Bittersweet Faith
Friday, March 25, 2011
Here is this mass of jelly
You can hold in the palm of your hands
And it can contemplate the vastness of interstellar space
[Jill Bolte Taylor]
Information in the form of energy
And then it explodes into this enormous collage
And in this moment we are perfect
We are whole and we are beautiful
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
When & Where
Mountain View, CA
Monday, March 7, 2011
dream, an unmoored kite, uncertain
of the missing. The wind
is sharper without a grounding
force, the light harsher like the flicker
the moment the hanging
lamp has its cord cut.
Have a little faith.
Set fire to the orange grove.
Full manuscript (pdf):
Variations and Metamorphosis
Current music: Evolution - Walking on Fire (Ambient Mix)
Monday, February 28, 2011
Urge Your Senators to Oppose $2.4 Billion in Proposed
Cuts to NIH and NSF
SfN urges you to contact your Senators TODAY to support NIH and NSF funding. On February 19, the House Republican majority passed legislation to reduce FY2011 funding for science, including a $1.6 billion cut for NIH and an $826 million cut for NSF – reducing the NIH and NSF budgets to FY2008 levels. Debate about the future of funding now shifts to the Senate.
Contact your Senators NOW through the SfN Legislative Action Center and ask them to oppose cuts that will delay treatments, eliminate jobs, and jeopardize America’s standing as a global leader in scientific discovery. The Senate is the research community’s last hope to restore the $2.4 billion cuts to the NIH and NSF for the remainder of the FY2011 budget cycle. Even if you contacted House members last week, we need your voice again.
Senate debate and votes begin on Monday – contact your Senators TODAY! And please urge five colleagues to add their voices in opposition to cuts that will hurt science and hurt America.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
sl slls sls ss slss
ls ss ls l ssss llssll
l s ls
sl ll llssll
ssss sl lsls lsl s sls
lss lll slll lll
sss l sl lsll
l ssl ls s lss
ssls lll sls
sss ss lls ls lssssl ssl slls sss