Monday, August 15, 2011

America's Real Job Creators are Broke | NationofChange

America's Real Job Creators are Broke | NationofChange: "Since the recession technically 'ended' 18 months ago, corporate profits have zoomed, sopping up an unprecedented 88 percent of America's economic growth. Meanwhile, only one percent of the growth that we all help produce has gone to wages and salaries, the primary sources of income for 90 percent of us.

Yet, those same CEOs say they won't invest in new jobs or raise wages until consumers start buying again. That's like saying, 'The beat�ings will continue until morale improves.'"

Monday, August 8, 2011

America in Decline | NationofChange

America in Decline | NationofChange:

"Not even discussed is that the deficit would be eliminated if, as economist Dean Baker has shown, the dysfunctional privatized health care system in the U.S. were replaced by one similar to other industrial societies’, which have half the per capita costs and health outcomes that are comparable or better."

Monday, August 1, 2011

Ultimate logic: To infinity and beyond - physics-math - 01 August 2011 - New Scientist

Ultimate logic: To infinity and beyond - physics-math - 01 August 2011 - New Scientist:

"Attempts to prove or disprove the continuum hypothesis depend on analysing all possible infinite subsets of the real numbers."

War Is A Racket | NationofChange

War Is A Racket | NationofChange:

"Two-time Congressional Medal of Honor winner Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler had it right 75 years ago when he said of war: 'It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious [racket]. ... It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives ... It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many.'

As President Barack Obama and Congress claim it is Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security that are breaking the budget, people should demand that they stop paying for war."

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

back from the triangle. here is a a friend of mine who lives there.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

this mrning, first thing after shredded wheat.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

In Eyes, a Clock Calibrated by Wavelengths of Light -

"Some experts believe that any kind of light too late into the evening could have broad health effects, independent of any effect on sleep."

Friday, July 1, 2011

well i am folding my tent at last and putting this blog as exhibit on the way back machine - when i figure out how to do it.

4th of july 2012 seems a good terminus. the world of 10,000 things has changed beyond (my) recognition, not only during my lifetime, but during the lifetime of this blog. the international oligarchs have exiled human personal discourse from the day to day, the criminal overworld is firmly entrenched, and the world wide oligarchy has stepped into the vacuum left by the fading of institutional modes of governance.

the debt driven source of power and wealth of the one percent and the slow realization of the 99% of the "rest of us" that we are now "wage slaves", throw away surplus, leaves me without words that have any meaning.

newt gingrich has said that homelessness is the natural state of mankind. he is right; the slow cultural evolution of civilization was a correction to this situation.

but the bandits have destroyed the institutions of civilization, slowly, like turning up the heat in a pan of boiling water little by little.

i would cultivate my garden like the elderly voltaire, but patented seeds and the company store have destroyed that idea.

the world of ideals has been totaled by the world of the deal.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

SpyCloud: Intel Agencies Look to Keep Secrets in the Ether | Danger Room |

SpyCloud: Intel Agencies Look to Keep Secrets in the Ether | Danger Room |

"It’s confidential, because individual slices of data can’t be deciphered on their own — an unauthorized person would have to obtain several different data slices at once to make sense of anything at all. It’s also more reliable. Even if the disks that hold those slices are corrupted, go offline or get lost, there is enough redundancy to reconstruct the whole file from just pieces."

Quantifying history: Two thousand years in one chart | The Economist

Quantifying history: Two thousand years in one chart | The Economist: "An alternative timeline for the past two millennia"

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

more green than i ever seen.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

pretty colors. what HD video is meant for. forget about american idol.
Hector Thunderstorm Project on Vimeo

Friday, June 10, 2011

back from chatham county and children, grandchildren and friends. rushed trip but a good one.

Friday, June 3, 2011

click on movie to see full screen. it's worth it. use escape key to get back here

Thursday, June 2, 2011

very busy. preparing to drive to triangle sat. morning. ran acro9ss tripod for $15 at radioshack yesterday and used it to take HDR above. having a modicum of success restoring broken PC, but then...

everthing is broken

Friday, May 27, 2011

official beginning of (another) summer. as has become my habit i stay stranded and dedicate the holiday to organizing time and space. or vice-versa i can't tell anymore. . .

[later} took a walk and saw this guy who is doing the same.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

‘The Undefeated’: Sarah Palin Film Suggests She’ll Run in 2012 - The Daily Beast

‘The Undefeated’: Sarah Palin Film Suggests She’ll Run in 2012 - The Daily Beast:

"Just when it looked like she was out, a documentary defending Sarah Palin’s record points strongly to a 2012 run. Shushannah Walshe on how it stayed secret—and its impact on her chances."

Alpha Women Love Adultery As Much As Men Do, Study Says - MyDaily

Alpha Women Love Adultery As Much As Men Do, Study Says - MyDaily:

"'Alpha women look for a partner and conduct their encounters in a very business-like fashion,' Freeman-Jones said. 'They will often grill prospective partners as though they were conducting a job interview.'"

at the reitzal's this afternoon. as soon as i turn up blackberry rd there is a huge cosmic relief. meanwhile my current plan is to: isolate myself in the heat for a week or so and get weller. and in the background some primitive groping towards what to do about the evporating nation-states, and the institutional evaporation of representative government. current thought is whatever it may be if it is an echo of the present zeitgeist it's collaboration. trans-political please.

going to stick around for holiday. moving computers, tables, "stuff", still can't see worth a damn close up.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

You may feel invincible today, but your secret weapon is safe from the inquisitive minds of others. This anonymity is because your current power stems from your subconscious mind that's beyond the sensory perceptions of anyone else. Although you may be tempted to explore these hidden non-physical realms, don't lose touch with the real world in the process.
too late.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

decided this morning to > leave friday for surry county spring fling, camp out fri/sat nite, follow ninian home sunday. drive back wed, doc appt thursday. hope to see grandchildren during those days.

1970 performance by the byrds. you might have to log in to see it, figuring it was 40 years ago it is a piece from a time that could not last and this video shows why.

The Byrds | Eight Miles High | Sep 23, 1970 | Music Video -

Saturday, May 21, 2011

catching up w/ whatever is behind me.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

still playing with EAW files. this is another version of the same SRF file i shot friday. of course i don't know what i'm doing and am flying blind, little info on how to use this format. but you can see the possibilities.

last night was a combination of sleeplessness and dreams. or one long dream, set somewhere in a huge compound that resembled haiga sofia. owned by an industrial oligarch, i had been invited for some sort of celebration, maybe his daughter's. i of course immediately left my excellant suite of rooms to explore and never made it back, lost in a maze of stair cases, gates, portals, other living spaces, an artist studio, outside grounds that included canals, pools, lakes, and a zillion entrances and gates leading to more expansive floors, halls, dead-ends etc. you get the picture. the entire time i kept running into a growing guest list, mostly young folks, many of them young women who i physically would engage in some sort of tentative action and relatioship. oh yeah, should mention that i, like the owner i met briefly, was dressed in a long flowing robe vaguely oriental.

nightmare? nah, just another swing thru the other side.

Monday, May 16, 2011

having fun with RAW files. above was shot friday.

Exhibition Monet 2010 - RMN - Grand Palais - Paris

high bandwidth site worth the wait if you have to let it load on a less than optimal speed. you can spend a lot of time here. only wish there was a way to turn off music besides turning speaker volume down.

Exhibition Monet 2010 - RMN - Grand Palais - Paris

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

a little something from a pleasant visit at tom and erin's yesterday. today is dedicated housecleaning in progress.

Monday, May 9, 2011

astrological comment on my day today:
But even your most direct approach could get lost in your foggy mental landscape. Your friends might believe that you are being contentious now, but you're not. Remember, you can still play well with others even if you're marching to a different drummer.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

lost in the woods again. a spell of not feeling so hot but pushed by a number of "must be done" things. no observations of note. no direction home. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Incredibly, impossibly beautiful time lapse video | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine

beautiful time lapse set in canary islands. this set my monkey mind into motion, thinking how artifice today captures what our experience rarely can.
Incredibly, impossibly beautiful time lapse video | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

little something i did yesterday. today i got a thumbs up from eye doc, see him again in 2 weeks and hope to get glasses of some sort at that point. he said i could drive to chatham county to see children and grandchildren so i will, working on place to stay etc at the moment.

Monday, May 2, 2011

2nd acrylic i've done. on gessoed watercolor paper, as usual i made the composition up.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

first picture i took - this morning - with new eyes which i still can't read with. big deal.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

went to doc yesterday for check up on eye, but appt is today so i'll do it again. another big blow in the wind. mike and marilyn arrived safely at john and bev's yesterday. i hope to drive up there this afternoon but not in the middle of thunderstorm w/ dilated eyes,

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"After the gig, if your recording is in digital format, be sure to back it up onto a separate hard drive, and burn a CD or DVD for good measure. “Remember the rule of digital,” says Winger. “If it doesn’t exist in three separate places, then it doesn’t exist."
Recording Your Live Gig, Pt. 1: 8 tips to get the most out of your live recording — Echoes - Insight for Independent Artists:

'nother day 'nother doller. doc appt at ten checkup on left eye, so far so good. survival errands this morning - groceries, laundry. yellow ink for printer.

feel above the fray; or more likely deep down within it, embedded, riding it out.

socio- political- cultural not to mention karmic weather felt but not known. are you used yet to uneasiness?

day at a time, and a lifetime a minute.

watched loose change last night, fell asleep halfway through.

Monday, April 18, 2011

went to earthday sat afternoon in the sub-luner city of asheville NC. first time since last summer i browsed downtown. stuck around till 6:39 for the lee boys, a sacred steel outfit. first time i had actually watched a lap steel professional, or for that matter anyone play the instrument, which i have been playing with for a year or so. amazing.
i couldn't not dance to this stuff, but did manage to get a short clip of a warm down and dirty bunch of tight musicians which can be viewed here.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

earthday. after chores, living maintenance, dishes and so on, or maybe even before believe i'll wonder down to pack square for the festivities. probably not for long, just the time it takes to scatter my leaflets which read "fear = collaboration". around 6 there will be a set by the lee boys, a sacred steel outfit that is a must hear for me - and there aren't many of those around.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

got new lens implant tuesday for left eye, right eye scheduled for april 26, some point after will get new glasses and get out of dodge. feel urgent need to talk with someone who between us think we know each other

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

picture from sunday's stroll in craggy garden's area. in an hour plus i'll be on my way to have new lens implanted in left eye. i guess i'll get ready now.

Monday, April 11, 2011

northern lights video from new scientist:

took a hike up craggy gardens road off parkway yesterday with camera. the road was closed for some reason. i walked at a pretty fast clip and when i'd had enough stopped and took a bunch of photos in RAW format, this is one of them after processing. gonna have to learn more about this mode.

tomorrow i go in for the first of 2 lens implants for cataracts. hope i can see better in a month or so. when i got back living module was way too hot since i had not been here to work the windows as you do in the mountains to preserve cool night air and avoid hot afternoon air. it occurred to me - and i'm guessing - that i would be somewhat limited after surgery lifting and manipulating heavy stuff so i dragged out AC and installed in window,  2 window fans that push/pull air depending on time of day. this morning will spend a little time shoving things around and securing them in pseudo-camper and that's it.

this morning's astro-cryptology:

so take whatever time is needed to talk about your current frustrations. You might find yourself in the middle of a serious conflict if you don't adopt a proactive approach first.
and i say i'd love to.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

spring has sprung, the sap is rising, the years come and go like old friends, the tangle of existence flows like the endless breeze from a sky we've never seen.

so what else is new?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

idea for bumper sticker - or billboard:

government of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%
AKA the Criminal Overworld

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

the great american novel, circa 2011.

i have been attempting to stop this blog for a couple of years now but it just keeps rolling on. now i am wondering if some of my cohorts would like to jump in, make it more of a communal thing with emphasis on the geezers from long ago who have so far survived and are surrounded, like myself, by a world we never made.

although maybe we did?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

beautiful day, nice walk an appalachian trail.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

took this momento on a walk today. cold, freeze tonight, but a glorious day, continued to fumble on with a few projects. guess i mentioned already how the month of april has suddenly transformed itself into a month of cataract activity, don't know how i can work things out to be in a couple or three places not in this place. but april is the month when thoughts turn to pilgrimages, no?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fears meltdown has begun as radiation spreads - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Fears meltdown has begun as radiation spreads - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):

"Meanwhile, IAEA head of nuclear safety and security Denis Flory says he has heard there might be 'recriticality' at the Fukushima plant, in which a nuclear chain reaction would resume, even though the reactors were automatically shut down at the time of the quake.

He says this could lead to more radiation releases but it would not be 'the end of the world'.

'Recriticality does not mean that the reactor is going to blow up,' he said.

'It may be something really local. We might not even see it if it happens.'"

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

last nite a very bad nite, bleeding into today. weird sleep, hot flashes, chills.

if i can find a thermometer i might take my temperature.

plan to see john r. and bev this afternoon.

Monday, March 28, 2011

TVKim- Watching: Kim's Picks- 1000fps with an 800mm lens

check this out, a wonderful use of digital image technology.
TVKim- Watching: Kim's Picks- 1000fps with an 800mm lens

another version of a picture i've had kicking around for awhile. after 25 years of using photoshop i am still awed by it's depth.

watched the first basketball game i've seen in a  year or so yesterday. good game. around here there is no question that one roots for UNC and they put up an extremely good fight against kentucky which if they keep playing like they did yesterday are unbeatable.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

this morning's manifestation. when i woke up i thought it was monday. guess i'll try to catch UNC game now that it is reaching penultimate p0hase.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

acrylic, i think the 2nd i painted, finished late last year?

this morning a little on the overcast chilly side. a stay inside day; like to have new image display and music page done by the end of the day. as well as wash sweaters, fid prescription for glasses (old - most recent - pair of glasses fell apart last week.

Friday, March 25, 2011

ho-hum. nice day for a walk. or talk. dancing would be nice but i hung up my dancin' shoes. a good book? motorcycle trip?

i guess i'll just look for lost objects.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

yesterday's front yard. shot RAW and played with it.

then the wind and clouds and rain moved in. this morning cold.

still trying to discombobulate pc running xp. right now no audio recording, could be fixed i think by downloading and installing asio4all, but downloading anything doesn't work. wasting way more time than i got with this thing. other solutions necessary.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

been flat as a pancake recently. low energy. i do persist in plodding along though, no will power involved, just a habit. make what you will out of today's cryptogram (above), i can't. have a prototype music page begun, you can check it out  here.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

neat. i've been trying to figure out a better way to present my music. course i've lost most of it with external hard drive blow out.

8.25 Rendered by modernPeasant

another shot from the mountain saturday. i had thought to drive to chapel hill this week but am thinking now of getting myself in working order first.  after that maybe i hope trip to meher center and hit chatham county on the way back.