March 29, 2013

So I’m at the Doctor’s office the other day. Annual checkup. He shows me a chart with three colored ‘health zones': Red, for mediocre health. Yellow, for decent health. Green, for tip-top health. The doc asks “Which of these zones do you want to be in?” Well duh. Doc begins the exam. Diagnosis: Probing and […]

February 1, 2013

I enjoyed my classes at SDSU. They challenged me, and for the first time in my academic career, I rose to the challenge and nailed a few straight A semesters. But. They weren’t enough. Scratch that: The programming classes were enough quantity-wise. And some had quality. But the quality was wrong. All theory. Not practical […]

April 29, 2008

Often I find, when I’m approaching a field as a novice, I want too much too soon. I want to look at trees when I don’t yet comprehend the forrest. Our Net (Google, Wiki etc) encourages this. It’s easy as hell to look at trees: Find factoids, opinions, etc. The hard work is in seeing […]

July 14, 2007

We prefer to pretend that history had her driving forces when in fact she’s been driven by individual men seeking profits. I prefer it this way – it gives it a tinge and vibrancy that the single-motivator model lacks. Our games of course teach us otherwise. Take chess. In chess we rule absolutely. In reality […]

March 30, 2007

Utilizing playfully old skool (formal) poetic principles such as assonance, alliteration, ryhme, meter, harmonics of vowelsounds etc without allowing them to shape the poem. Not “tennis without a net” but ‘tennis-plus-ultra’ Giving the universe a sign that I’m interested and awake. Blowing but concisely and confined by The Idea – poetry space not being rambling […]