:: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 ::

Basic blogging. I've spent much of the morning in a Myers-Briggs personality workshop with a dozen other folks from work. But as an INTP, I can only take so much interaction before I need to collapse in my office chair and re-energize with a bit of solitude and contemplation. And if solitude and contemplation cannot be found, a bit of basic blogging can help.

Blogging about blogs. About a week ago, Aaron sent me this article about the difference between a blog and an online journal. It all boils down to whether the work is externally focused or internally focused: "a traditional weblog is focused outside the author and his or her site. A web journal, conversely, looks inward." Not sure where that leaves me and this site. Maybe it's a blournal. Or a jog.

More about blogging. The author of the journey wants to know why we blog. So go to his site and answer him.

The greatest Sci-Fi movies ever, from Wired.

We built this city on gays and rock and roll. If cities are to remain economically viable, they need two things: gays and rock bands. Link via Daily Vexation.

So much for copy-proof CDs. From Reuters comes this report, headlined "Copy-proof" CDs cracked with 99-cent marker pen: Technology buffs have cracked music publishing giant Sony Music's elaborate disc copy-protection technology with a decidedly low-tech method: scribbling around the rim of a disk with a felt-tip marker. Link via blogdex.

Roger Wilco. I'm really getting hooked on Wilco's new CD, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. (Especially "Heavy Metal Drummer," a song that's really gotten its hooks in me. Must be the nostalgia of that song. It takes me back to the '70s of my youth: I miss the innocence I've known/playing KISS covers, beautiful and (censored)) Maybe this article helps to explain why: Wilco, according to my Webster's New World College Dictionary, is radiotelephony code for "I will comply with your request." Yet last year, when Reprise execs ordered the celebrated alt-country band Wilco to normalize their electronically eccentric new album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, the band reprised the classic John Cleese line: "Can do—but won't!" The result: Reprise defenestrated Wilco, its fellow Warner Bros. label Nonesuch scooped up the band, massed choirs of rebel-friendly critics sang hosannas, first-week sales approximately tripled Wilco's previous sales, Grammys beckon, and the ruckus boosted this summer's forthcoming movie I Am Trying To Break Your Heart about the making of the album.

More on Search Party. What Is Church? posts some thoughtful comments about Search Party 2002. I promise to post more about the conference as well.

:: Andrew 14:32 + ::

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