… and I wasn’t expecting to, but I ended up back on the board of directors of WindShare.
… and I got to sing with the Raging Grannies!
A mourning dove sits on the CN rail. It watches me. I watch it. We have an understanding.
When tiger-men sat their mercurial coursers,
Hauled into shuddering arches the proud fibre
Of head and throat, sank spurs, and trod on air—
I was not there. …
When clamorous centaurs thundered to the rain-pools,
Shattered with their fierce hooves the silent mirrors,
When glittering drops clung to their beards and hair—
I was not there. …
When through a blood-dark dawn a man with antlers
Cried, and throughout the day the echoes suffered
His agony and died in evening air—
I was not there. …
— Mervyn Peake
I’m going to Energy Matters for the next couple of days.
… a USB key with the irritating U3 software uninstalled.
Seriously, U3 is a major annoyance if you:
F:, but no
E:); U3‘s read-only system will appear in the gap, but your data won’t be accessible.
All four of the above apply to me, so
u3 uninstall.exe is my friend.
I scanned it years ago from the magazine Strange Things Are Happening, which was a short-lived publication from Phil Smee’s insanely great Bam Caruso record label. It was attached to an article about early SoCal punks The Weirdos. It never actually said if it was one of their flyers or posters.
Since Francky, Ellen and Linda want a better quality version of it, there’s the 300 dpi PNG linked above, plus a couple of vectorized versions I produced: World Full of Weirdos (PDF), World Full of Weirdos (EPS).
Ephemera – images I’ve found along the way. Some are copyright, some offensive, but for some reason, I kept ‘em.
(it’s actually the USB connector from my Kingmax Super Stick …)
… They’re bvildings, the Bay Street stone edifices.
Someone has scrawled – in chalk, so it’ll wash off – “End War”, “Kyoto Not War”, “Smart Kids or smart bombs”, “Bring our troops home” and “Punks 4 Peace” all over the court house at 361 University. Sentiments I approve of – and it gives work to Guardsman Surface Restorations.
Lindt Gold Bunny ad car outside the downtown Hilton yesterday.
Smart Microwave: Microwave turntable remembers start position, and either adjusts rotation speed so it ends up where it started, or continues turning after the cooking stops, so it ends up where it started.
Anyone who’s ever reheated a beverage, and pawed frantically at the superheated vessel to try and get the handle in a reachable position – this one’s for you.
Norooz, Persian New Year
Year of 2566 (1386)
In harmony with rebirth of nature, the Persian New Year Celebration, or Norooz, always begins on the first day of spring, March 20th of each year. Norooz ceremonies are symbolic representations of two ancient concepts – the End and Rebirth. About 3000 years ago Persian’s major religion was Zoroastrianism, named in honor of its founder Zoroaster, and arguably the world’s first monotheistic religion. Zoroastrians had a festival called “Farvardgan” which lasted ten days, and took place at the end of the solar year. It appears that this was a festival of sorrow and mourning , signifying the end of life while the festival of Norooz, at the beginning of spring signified rebirth, and was a time of great joy and celebration. Norooz was officially acknowledged and named “Norooz” by mythical Persian emperor, Shah Jamshid, from Achaemenid Dynasty (500 BC). Ashaemenied created the first major empire in the region and built Persepolis complex (Takhte Jamshid) in the city of Shiraz. Norooz in Persian means “New Day” and brings hope, peace and prosperity to the world and has been celebrated among people regardless of ethnic background, political views or religion in many countries around the globe such as Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Georgia, Iraq, Tajikistan, Syria, Armenia and India. Some of the activities during Norooz are Spring cleaning, buying new clothes, painting eggs, family reunion, giving presents, visiting neighbors and friends and celebrating by having a picnic on the 13th day of Spring. Happy Norooz!
Saw my first redwing blackbird of spring just by Scarborough station.
Just saw someone getting their collar felt at Union Station for crossing the tracks – $110 fine.