Runcible Blog


So, it turns out the infamous sniper might be Jamaican. Therefore, I'm listening to Bob Marley right now..... The suspect is also a Gulf War veteran. Ironic, no? I'm reminded of the scene in Full Metal Jacket and this dialog:
(Referring to Lee Harvey Oswald and mass murderer Charles Whitman) Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, Drill Instructor: Do any of you people know where these individuals learned how to shoot?... Private Joker.Private Joker: Sir! In the Marines, Sir! Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, Drill Instructor: In the Marines! Outstanding! Those individuals showed what one motivated Marine and his rifle can do. And before you ladies leave my Island, you will all be able to do the same thing.
Incidentally, one of my favorite movie quotes comes from this movie:
I wanted to meet stimulating and interesting people of an ancient culture, and kill them. I wanted to be the first kid on my block to get a confirmed kill.
If you haven't seen Full Metal Jacket, I recommend it. Forget about all this patriotic, pro-war, anti-"terrorist" shlock that's coming out of Hollywood these days.

what a pain in the crap

--> I just noticed that one entry has been rewritten with a different entry. Apparently there was a bug in Kung-Log which caused some old entries to be rewritten. That sucks. Now I'll never know what happened on that day.....I'm sure it was some earth-shattering thing -- enough to warrant a comment from Amie. Oh well...nothing on the Internet is permanent anyway.

a subtle change

Hmm...I just realized that the web-server-log-file-rotating-system that I configured was rotating the log in such a manner that would cause Webalizer (the program that generates this site's usage stats) to miss possibly hours worth of log entries. I've reconfigured it so that at most, it will miss maybe one hour of entries (potentially between 2 and 3 in the morning every Sunday). Who knows how many hits have not been reported in the usage stats because of my careless misconfiguration?! It boggles the mind... You can all rest easily now, though.

I'm using the right side of my brain too much lately

I went to jam with Nathan, and man, did I have a huge headache afterwards. The stuff we played was very challenging for me and required a lot of thought constantly. And even still, I just barely was able to play decently. Nathan is alright, but he plays a bit too atonally, and I wonder if he can play some straight funk (which is more up my alley). Anyway, after that, I went to Boston to take some pictures of "pattern and rhythm" then develop film and print stuff. I'm getting lazier in the darkroom -- I need to spend more time on each print. As it is, I'm averaging about 2 prints per hour, but I need to be more picky. I also need to buy more paper. bugger. Here are a couple recent pictures:
interpret them as you wish.

sleep, fool

My sleep patterns have been out of whack for the past week or so. But I need to wake up early tomorrow (really today) so that I can catch the train and meet up with Nate in Melrose to jam. Then I've got to take a bunch of pictures, develop, and print some stuff. Drat, I hope there's time. It seems like my entries have become progressively more boring. I think that means I'm becoming more boring. Gee, I hope so. I need to start thinking about the novel I told myself I'd write next month. There will be updates, you can count on it. (why am I saying "you"? as if anyone actually reads this crap....) I'm tired now. tune in next time for more.....