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Happy November 13th!

Hello everyone!

My my, this is quite a dead blog right?  WRONG!  IT LIVES!

Look I can hz pictures!   How about one per month since this thing has been updated?

Post Goal: Modified

Joe Stares

Since the beginning of time people have set goals. Sometimes they are accomplished but in my case, it has been altered. The goal of course was to post every month. Looking at the February 29th post I come to realize that this goal is now unobtainable. I now present Post Goal: Modified, the calibrated precision strike post.

Camp Bisco 7 Lotus Late Night

Third set, third night, Disco Biscuits at Camp Bisco 7; amazing indeed, complete with glowstick war. That is the stuff that makes you keep going. Sometimes the biscuits are a miss in the grand scheme but damn if they didn’t hit the funk and flow that makes you do the get down all night and many many weeks to follow. Prior sets obviously build up to the moment, but not even knowing the songs, where the hell the segues are or any other information, I am struck at the amazing beauty the lies with the music on a true journey in which songs meld and float with the same ease of strange liquids oil and water interact almost directly only to coagulate in some strange harmony.

Camp Bisco 7 Disco Biscuits

Oh yeah this post just went disjunct on your ass.  Anyway, the real reason for all is to announce the grand return of pod casts.  We have for everyone two.  The first was recorded June 30th and never really made it out the door.  You may listen to six is almost infinity and experience a strange sense of traveling back in time.  This is a normal sensation.

Please travel with the poogie woogie disco duck to return to present day.  There with the duck is a tepid pool which brings a trance of cunning to all those which drink from it.  Please be careful as it is only approved for duck consumption.

Event Horrizion

As the camera continues to import pictures involving things which I have found more interesting, I ponder the most incomplete year roundup of information. I promise no more posts this year, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t happen. I predict that at some point in the future, I will be partying on a beach, in the Caribbean, with people who which may be close or even have similar names. Wacky. Pimping ain’t easy. Nah. It’s fucking easy. Sleazy deazy. Schmeazy Wheezy.

Absent babel continues to dominate the thought which is pouring out of the mind. sometimes the top looks very blank, but there are streaks of texture which are striking. I guess in their abstract form, we each see our own goals and aspirations. Isn’t it ironic that hell is under ground, however all the heat in my house comes from the top? Actually, sometimes it comes from the sides, but this really isn’t the most important subject which you or I need to cover.

Preparation is transparent at the end of the presentation. Because the end result, however so simple, creates another automation of complication which yields ridiculously results of supreme awesomeness. Do not underestimate your initial reaction. The guise is revealed under, “first is the best”. Further, being that most people are not inclined to doubt themselves each idea is weighed with an imbalance. If another iteration is wrong, the previous was more right. If the subsequent contribution is true, it was still the second choice where there is a false pretense that the initial could have been a superior judgment. Funny how those things work. Remember, learn from all mistakes.

Looking to see which microphones are bringing most excellent stereo separation brings to light the obvious truth: SBD (xlr out) > V3 (optical out) > Nomad JB3 @ 44.1 khz. Still, YMBS2005-10-08 is crazy nasty sound.

I lost track. My apologies; we shall continue this post as planed. Pictures in order.
crowd light Widespread Panic struck North Charleston at the beginning of November.

Bobby Lee Rodgers Bobby Lee parked his RV outside Gottrocks in Greenville, SC over the Thanksgiving weekend to entertain beside members of The Bridge. He is a class act and even played Saturn’s Around the Bend for me.

sunset1 Some days you drive home from work tired as shit, other times you feel energized and excited. I cannot help but be the latter.

blurry tony rice When legends come to town with your favorite bluegrass player this side of the Natural Bridge, Va, you can’t help but take a really blurry picture of him.

Mr Other nights it comes down to pizza sacrifice at Christan’s. Whoever decided that they stay open until 3 AM was a genus.

Fun links:

MP3: Larry Keel (zip: http://tapers.org/zips/tk2007-11-30.spc4.mp3f.zip)

MP3: Toubab Krewe (zip: http://tapers.org/zips/lknb+tr2007-12-06.spc4.mp3f.zip)

MP3s suck to burn, get the perfect copy for free through ftp.

Thoughts on the day

I read quite a bit around the internet, but especially on Slashdot. I’ve always found many posts insightful or just funny so I figured I would share with everyone else some of my thoughts or someone else’s thoughts on various subjects posted around the net. I guess you could call this a quote roundup.

Today on Slashdot I was browsing through the comments relating to, “Security Threat In the New Wiretapping Law“. The article gives the inference that because governments are sloppily implementing secret monitoring of internet and phone traffic, people are going to be able to exploit these monitoring systems and wage denial of service (DoS) attacks against the very system that was implemented to “protect” the people.

Besides the sheer irony of a system being put in place to protect but then is used to cause chaos, there are some real implications of privacy invasion. Privacy is one of the very basic needs of each person that is not discussed in polite company very often. Many would welcome the monitoring in order to guarantee safety, however this methodology is severely flawed. By welcoming extra intrusion into your life, such as allowing lawmakers to go unchecked with warrantless wiretapping, you are inviting another human to make judgment on your actions without them seeing anything but data. Just think, if your friend was addicted to an illegal substance and you felt that you wanted to understand more about the substance what better place to find information than the internet? Your query goes shooting over the tubes, perhaps through AT&T systems, where a NSA sniffer (that is tech speak for NSA program that records every single thing that goes over that connection, including web address, who you are, what you typed in) records the information for future data mining. This information is interesting to the government, perhaps it is red flagged as potentially dangerous, because one of the sites you hit also contained information about bomb making. Narcotics and bomb making could potentially put you in a sticky situation later on. What if searching put you on a “watch list”? What if your future employers used a system of background checks that flagged you as bad due to this watch list? All because you were concerned for a friend. This may sound extreme however it already happens with airline do-not-fly lists. You cannot find out how you got on the list; you cannot find out if you are on the list. Oh but you’ll find out as soon as they come after you.

Enough of my paranoid rambling. This is a serious thought. People do stupid things, everyone does, however if we are not able to have a second chance, a time for forgiveness, a time when your past actions are disregarded for your present actions, then everyone is guilty of doing something wrong immediately. What if the government fined you for every time you went over the speed limit? What if the government fined you for every time you listened to some music that was illegally acquired? This may be acceptable to some but consider that instead of a fine, they incarcerate you without notification of your family. Without the ability to call a lawyer. Sounds more like Saddam Hussein’s Iraq than America, however our government is already doing this in Guantanamo Bay. We are slowly edging towards an unforgiving society where no one is allowed a mistake. My fellow people, if you have never made a mistake in your life than this is perfectly suited for you. However, I would indulge that you are not any more perfect than I am and sometimes your actions are only understood by yourself.

America is a place where the rules apply to everyone. This makes things fair. When the government starts casting nets for information, they will catch the information they are seeking. Will it be in proper context? Probably not. Further, does this net apply to everyone? Again, probably not. So the real question that remains, is who is really breaking the law? I leave you all with this post from rtb61:

If they have nothing to hide, why is it secret wire tapping and secret warrants.

If they have nothing to hide, why isn’t every communication between lobbyists and politicians recorded and publicly declared.

If they have nothing to hide, why is not the activity of every law enforcement officer recorded whilst they are on duty, rather than a taser to torture why not a video camera to record.

If they have nothing to hide, why secret no fly lists.

Let’s all of us give up our secrets and privacy at the same time or maybe lets start with the people who are in such a hurry to take our privacy whilst keeping their own dirty secrets, which will be the most interesting, our little white lies, or the massive whoppers of the corrupt corporate executives, the typical lying politician, the abusive power freak law enforcement officer, and of course the biggest liars of all lobbyists.

Interesting Look at my new ClustrMaps

I added the little ClustrMaps feature which basically traces your IP address to a location (semi-accurate I would figure) and then plots it onto this world map at the bottom of the sidebar over here. This should be a fun little tool. Either way, looking at my traffic for the first day you can extract some interesting information about my webpage. First, it seems that I am not getting very much traffic. Ah. It is so relaxing to have such an exciting blog. Where was I now? Oh yea, second, I believe that in fact two people have look at this site today. One was myself and the other seems to be someone from India. Don’t get my wrong here, I am sure my content could in fact attract an Indian viewer, however it is much more likely that instead it was simply the spam bots traversing the finer strands of the internet looking for another blog to riddle with the usual advertisements we’d all rather not see.

Again, a review of my traffic is below:

Just me and the spammer

Oh well. I hope they enjoy it as much as anyone else does.