September 26, 2004
computer game journal

Game Studies is a crossdisciplinary journal dedicated to games research, web-published several times a year at www.gamestudies.org. [Their] primary focus is aesthetic, cultural and communicative aspects of computer games. (text taken form their site)

Posted by illovich at 09:50 PM
t[he] de/con/struct/ionism o(f) Pooh

Trying to find a good introduction/discussion on what the textuality/discursiveness is, I stumbled across POOH ON DECONSTRUCTION, which I'm sure to appreciate even more in the near future.

Posted by illovich at 08:42 PM
September 23, 2004
your william s. burroughs moment

David Pescovitz reports in the article the morphine in all of us that wired magazine is reporting that morphine [is] apparently in your head.

What does that mean for you? It means that you are a morphine factory, probably designed by centipedes in moroccan genetic/firework laboratories for the sole purpose of providing narrative pleasures to a hyped up crowd of sycophantic lower mammals--rodents and marsupials mainly. The pressure in you head will only be relieved by the installation of a tap and hose system, allowing the golden nectar to be sucked directly from your cranium, providing the purest of transcendental bliss to the centipedes most wealthy of customers, the rat-bastard (excuse the pun) chipmunks landlords of the field.

Paging Dr. Benway.

It's not as interesting as all that, but it did make me think of my old friend Bill. Basically, the idea is that morphine is a naturally occurring neurochemical, like serotonin or dopamine. By giving patients a precursor to morphine as opposed to synthetic morphine, researchers are having success with the brain generating morphine by itself.. presumably at more exact levels than a shot could provide.

If you can stand it, it's probably best to read the paper from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences:

Endogenous formation of morphine in human cells -- Poeaknapo et al., 10.1073/pnas.0405430101 (abstract and full-text available)

Posted by illovich at 10:35 AM
September 15, 2004
a hot area

This W E B ' S O F F I C E place is pretty useful, for snippets and stuff.

It's how I like my information: long on fragment, short on context.

Posted by illovich at 03:57 PM
hand me a magic...uh...perl

Weaving Magic With Regular Expressions sounds so magical, don't it?

Posted by illovich at 02:14 PM
September 14, 2004
.me

I want .mac, but I don't want to pay for it. Dream on you say? Ha ha! Not when I have this handy dandy Homemade (Do It Yourself) .mac using mod_dav and Apache document at my fingertips.

Posted by illovich at 11:41 AM
September 12, 2004
protools community

I've been using protools LE and the two digis a bit more, so I've been snooping around for an online ProTools Community.

I found one. Does anyone know of another one? Let me know, thanks.

Posted by illovich at 02:12 PM
September 08, 2004
Cheney Warns Against Vote for Kerry
cheney.gif Cheney Warns Against Vote for Kerry
"It's absolutely essential that eight weeks from today, on Nov. 2, we make the right choice, because if we make the wrong choice then the danger is that we'll get hit again and we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States"
Posted by illovich at 04:15 PM
Why god, why?

I think the phrase "UNIX on the Game Boy Advance" is enough. Once again, I do not need to elaborate.

Posted by illovich at 02:18 PM
September 06, 2004
the american people are safer

Anyone who thinks this country is heading in the right direction as far as individual freedoms are concerned should read this account of a person who happened to check out what was happening at the RNC protests, and was rewarded with 49 hours of unnecessary incarceration.

Posted by illovich at 02:45 PM