April 22, 2003
ever changing blog

A few neat changes to my blog.

  • Added categories. Why? Because I wanted to switch to human readable urls, instead of posts being /archives/00000321.html they will now be /archives/changelog/ever_changing_blog.html.

  • implemented human readable filenames via the "<$MTEntryCategory dirify="1"$>/<$MTEntryTitle dirify="1"$>.html" MovableType Tag.

  • categorized all posts

  • reorganized content navigation link groups on right hand side

  • minor changes to individual and archive page templates
It just gets more and more compelling around here, huh?

Posted by illovich at 08:03 PM

On that Fisherspooner song Emerge, does he say "hypermedia critique" or "hyper mediocrity?."

Posted by illovich at 08:38 AM
April 19, 2003
Apple to release Acid for Mac

No, not really.

But I just noticed that part of Final Cut 4 is an app/feature (I'm not sure which) called Soundtrack.

A heavily edited feature list:

  • Combine and arrange audio loops and sound effects to create original, royalty-free music soundtracks.

  • Create music using a starter library with several thousand royalty-free instrument loops and sound effects.

  • Combine and match loops of different tempos and musical keys in real-time — Soundtrack does it for you automatically, so you don't need to have a background in music.

  • Import AIFF, WAV, and ACID format audio files, and get access to hundreds of third-party, multi-genre, royalty-free loop CDs.
Sounds like Acid to me. It even looks like Acid, sort of.

I hope Apple realizes what they have and considers releasing it standalone (perhaps sans-video features) in the $99-250 price range.

Posted by illovich at 04:54 PM
maintaining the status quo

...or rather my website. Had a few things to do, mainly wanted to add the search field to the index page; my template was made before the feature was available, so I needed to put it in by hand.

So yes, I'm trying to say that I was using movable type before you were. born. ok?

Not really. I also reorganized the right navigation links.... I mean, who cares about the calendar and the archives-by-month, eh? Right to the bottom.

Posted by illovich at 09:45 AM
no squeak, max!

As predicted, I have lost all interest in Squeak/Smalltalk. Now I'm all about Cycling '74's Max/MSP, now for OS X. It does pretty much what I thought I wanted smalltalk for, and as a bonus I can join Ms. Pinky's Interdimensional Wrecked System later, if I want to.

Posted by illovich at 09:09 AM
April 16, 2003

Oh no! I looked at Squeak. Now I will delude myself into thinking that I will someday learn to program in smalltalk, and I will download squeak, read a tutorial, get bored and forget it.

Oh no! Morphic looks neat-o.

Oh no!

Posted by illovich at 12:37 PM
April 15, 2003
"the one"

So I was just checking out Philosophy & The Matrix, a part of the warner bros. propaganda site about The Matrix (now Reloaded). It's a pretty interesting site, in the way that r.e.m. is a pretty interesting band.

But the thing I can't take, I realized again, is the the phrase "the one," especially in quotes. Especially when "one" is capitalized, like the "the One."

Screenwriters/Authors take note: if you are tempted to include a "the One" in your script, don't do it. Don't even include a character that could be referred to as "the One" even though they're not.

It's stupid, it's juvenile. It's adolescent reductivism at it's worst. It makes your whole story and script seem ten times stupider than it is.

You have been warned.

Posted by illovich at 04:01 PM
April 14, 2003
uncontrollable garrulity

wow, it's almost like I'm running a weblog here today. The sudden finding of the page referenced by the previous entry
provoked untold poking the mouse button activity.

the result? somehow it all came to this: Luciferous Logolepsy & International House of Logorrhea

Posted by illovich at 03:52 PM
veritas numquam perit

I always forget about this page, how I found it again I have no idea: Latin proverbs and locutions.

Errare humanum est, in errore perservare stultum.

Posted by illovich at 03:01 PM

I have a puppy and you don't. Nyah.

Posted by illovich at 02:36 PM
April 11, 2003

Well, I upgraded to MT 2.63 and in the process I converted the db from Berkely to MySQL.

Am I impressed yet?

Posted by illovich at 04:05 PM
April 10, 2003
Testing Kung-log Just checking to see if this this works. Hey, it does!
Posted by illovich at 12:13 PM

In a unconcious sort of way, I think it was the Cost of War that has had me so upset (see last entry).

Posted by illovich at 11:53 AM

I'm not sure why I haven't been writing as much lately... it may be a combination of a secret (not exciting, just an NDA I'm under) and plain depression whenever I've looked at the news lately.

I guess you've heard that we won the war in Iraq. This is to say, that we've killed lots of people, destroyed a lot of what little they had left, and now it's total anarchy there. There's no police, rioting and looting is commonplace, thugs are terrorizing people everywhere...

You know, victory.

My main opposition these days is that the US now seems to have a policy of breaking one country a year, and then not fixing it.

Remember Afghanistan? How do you think they're enjoying their freedom right now? If you don't know, here's a clue.

The worst thing is the videos of statues being pulled down, as if that means something. As if I could run downtown an pull down a statue, and that would mean that everything would be fixed. But it won't be, the economy will still be hosed, education will still be sliding into the toilet and a rapacious band of evil-doers will still be the running the show.


Posted by illovich at 11:38 AM