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NETWORK MOMENT: Muggings, Then and Now, An Analysis Conducted During Work Hours

September 20th, 2012 · No Comments

If Shark played baseball, stupid ESPN would call him N-Darg.
That would be true regardless of what sport he played, because sportscasters and players are uncreative nimrods.
Whatever happened to the days of Sleepy Floyd and Refrigerator Perry? Also, you can’t let players come up with their own nicknames just because you lack the [...]

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To the Corner Store

September 9th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Yesterday walking along Adeline Street in Berkeley I saw this old banner. Its an appropriate symbol for that area. If you look at the picture you’ll notice that above the painted over Wilton’s text a Neon Liquor sign has been installed. I like the symbolism of this, its pretty emblematic [...]

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A Need for Shoes

September 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I’m trying to get a new pair of shoes right now. Shoes are really expensive, at least legitimate brands purchased in the US are. Things like clothes and shoes are really cheap in other parts of the world. I was looking at vans shoes online and I was instantly taken back to [...]

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I Moved

September 2nd, 2009 · 6 Comments

Or rather I will be moving. Moving to Santa Barbara for graduate school. I don’t know much about Santa Barbara other than it is a city of many golf courses which I hate and many people who use golf courses. It also has a downtown with strict development standards that make it [...]

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Johnny D, Can You Move Now?

July 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Johnny reports in cryptically from abroad below and here. One question: Johnny D, can you move now? If not, remember, stillness is the move, or so the Dirty Projectors would have you believe.
I’m in Krabi, Thailand right now. Last night I went to bed super tired, then woke up in [...]

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Off the Road Pt. 2

April 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Traveling Literature
Setting yourself down in the cool wake kissed shade of a gazebo nestled at the end of a small dock intended for kayakers, picking up a haggard manuscript gingerly freed from the wrestless confines of the bag at my side, thumbing it open. The bookmark, the last page of the abused novel, roughly torn [...]

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Off the Road Pt. 1

April 9th, 2009 · No Comments

The Flaura and Fauna of Pisco, Peru
I´m watching a small gnat wander across the screen of the internet terminal in my hostel in Pisco. I´m pretty sure its movement is constrained to moving in one direction for a finite unit of distance, at which point it randomly changes direction. At each change in direction it [...]

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Archives Status Report

January 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment

So the old Jo-Tel has been more or less archived. I’ve timestamped each month so that you can click the archives tab and and they should all be there, going back to 2004. There are some loose ends to tie up; some of the pages on the old Jo-Tel, such as all of [...]

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Architectural Essay, in About 250 Words

January 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Having lived in one of the most beautiful cities in the world for five years, I am still awed by the idiomatic grace of San Francisco’s Victorian Architecture. San Francisco Victorians provide proof that prefabricated housing can offer just as much character to a neighborhood than the most ostentatious custom homes. As a [...]

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Picture of the Week 12.18.08

December 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments

One from The Vault, in celebration of… whatever.
Ladies and gentlemen…

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