May 25, 2006 at 2:50 am Leave a comment

is nice. it’s in the bubble district so to speak i.e. the area of Taipei that maintains the dreamlike archecture and trendy design shops and bars that make up the neavu-rich of Asia. My landlord is German and his wife is Taiwanese, I suspect she owns the building in reality, and is birkenstoked and rather friendly. The other folks sharing the effeciences in this place are of the usual Asian tech community build i.e. you could rip a page out of Richard Florida and find them, one dude down the hall is some type of technician for a DSL network, the dudes in a band I meet worked for a bio-informatics group designing software I would like repeat the last part: designing software. They don’t actually write it. School is ok. I start Chinese lesson June 10th with Catherine, who’s boyfriend I unfortunately meet and rather like. It kinda sucks to meet a cool girl and her boyfriend is cool too and you have to go ok well unfortunately I actually have to respect this mutually beneficial and enjoyable aquianteship we’ve started. Things are slower at school. Playing counter strike almost daily, and I might play mushiking or dinosaur king next week. When I have money again having shelled out over 1/2 of my salary just to move to make someone happy who’s never happy (and I might add only 1/2 my former roommates have still never paid me for the wireless router I set up and bought) going to buy the Karel Zeman box set that I see practically every week as ESLite. Got a Brockmann toy the other day and found an entire gallery devoted to Baseman toys and whoever makes those bears is popular down the street. Have dreadlocks growing in small proportions which I have yet to perfect (the first set didn’t take, the second is looking better, but at week 2 the bands have to go this weekend or I’ll kill my scalp). Have begun to program in second life and am making little things, about to login and try and make a randomized object that randomly makes it own size and shape and stuff twist, have also almost finished an entire guide to ruby which I need to fuck with. haven’t picked up any new video games, bought some japanese jazz disks and probably heading to Thailand for a weekend. In a strange way my posts seem more normal now, with various real world junk intervening in what is usually a carnival of ideas, but I feel a little bit empty now, like my brain is drained. Probably becuase I’m doing a lot of stuff. I still have grand plans i.e. what is the effect of copyright extension on the price of healthcare in the u.s.? are pharamectuaical companies acting like monopolies of yore? is walmart actually power effecient and benefecial becuase of it’s displacement of less power effecient businesses and limitations on drive time? can I make a little application using ruby that keeps track of my lottery numbers and tells me if I win? Can I find the little nemo collected comics in book form? can I actually buy all the books on amazon.com I have listed? will I ever work on my idea that non-10 counting systems have different layouts of the primes and that this might make related small world networks that in turn could be part of the zeta zeroes(and what is the chance someone has tried this)? Can I write a story that feels like a video game? Can I use the basic effect used to make flower microphones to make circuits that obey the growth patterns of orchids? can I make effects pedals using plants? Will I ever finish my book on neural networking on the Thomas Kuhn book I just started? Will I finish the rather good japanese pornography I started the other day or continue to peter out in satisfaction after 10 – 20 minutes? (she’s a nice girl and a nurse who becomes dirty when she wants to and also licks men’s anuses… it’s awesome). Will I ever make my tradeable english language card game for my class card game obsessed kids? Will I start taking my geometry films that involve using the lines of buildings to cut and chase to different forms? (did some work on flickr.com that turned out nice.) Will I ever get to see one of Taipei’s indie bands? Can I find a decent bike in a country that’s major exports include bikes? (surprisingly the answer seems to be no, but my landlord has an awesome giant fold up panasonic gave him). Will my mango seed grow or succumb to mold on my windowsill? Will my orchids make it through their new perch outside? Can I make shelves with the bamboo I left outside? (made flower pots on saturday). Will my new batch of plants bear fruit? Can I make a hailbach array? Can I make one using plants? Will it work? Can I make a minitature mag-lev using it? Can I make one that alternates magnetisuim so that the train bobs up and down and then use a bio-memetic design to make the thing go? Can it acheive flight? Can I create a multilevel farm that uses cyclical chilling of plant roots to speed ethanol production? More or less my life looks like one giant Saffran-Foer to do list only with out the humor or the jewishness. p.s. am I jewish? Can I afford the 900 bucks for a heritage test? Can I get an israel-heritiage visa? Can I then join the plo so I can stalk asian pop stars? that’s an idea worth pursueing.

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