Month: August 2018

Quasimodo’s Ring – An Ode to Mr. Drake (Original Lyrics and Song)

Another Late Evening Jam…check out Nick Drake if you want to hear some fantastic music by someone who actually took the trouble to practice singing. Don’t You Know the Ring? (Alternate Title) Lyrics The faintest spark Within the dark Would hold us fast And… Continue Reading “Quasimodo’s Ring – An Ode to Mr. Drake (Original Lyrics and Song)”

The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 6.7 – Inca Roads

  “You saw those rocks right?” Cook inquired. “Huh?” “When you were training did you notice any stones in the jungle?” Everything had been a blur. “No.” “Hmm…” Cook said furrowing his brow. “Isn’t the rainforest famously rockless?” “Si…yes…for the most part but…you are… Continue Reading “The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 6.7 – Inca Roads”

Fractal Radio | Episode 15 – Does College Produce Intellectuals?

  A pre – powernap ramble about the trend of treating institutions of higher learning like trade schools and the deleterious effects this has. The video that stirred the thought: | Stories, Essays, Music, and More | Join me on Minds!… Continue Reading “Fractal Radio | Episode 15 – Does College Produce Intellectuals?”

Fractal Radio | Episode 14 – Shortcut to your Nostalgia Circuits

  So I was doin a bit of studying and stumbled on a U2 song with a sweet and simple (somewhat trite) lyrics ‘you’ve been everywhere.’ Which got me to pondering the funny way music and glib phrasing allows us to overlay our own… Continue Reading “Fractal Radio | Episode 14 – Shortcut to your Nostalgia Circuits”

‘Don’t Data Mine Me Bro’ | Taser, Axon, Skynet? (Part One)

However faintly the frantic words ‘don’t tase me bro’ still probably echo in the popular imagination. Subduing a nebbish university student for an uncouth question is arguably the wrong way to use a taser. Is there a right way? Figuring that out has been… Continue Reading “‘Don’t Data Mine Me Bro’ | Taser, Axon, Skynet? (Part One)”

Again Again (Original Lyrics and Song Demo)

The result of a brief little jam session I was able to squeeze in last night. I made it on the fly and just now wrote down the lyrics for those who prefer poems to songs. DAW (i guess it’s a DAW) – Audacity… Continue Reading “Again Again (Original Lyrics and Song Demo)”

Fractal Radio| Episode 13 – Taser, Axon, SKYNET?

Dana Goodyear (The New Yorker) recently visited Axon, formerly Taser. I use this story as a springboard for a discussion on policing, surveillance, and citizenship. | Stories, Essays, Webcomics and more! | Join me on minds! | Support Indie Media… Continue Reading “Fractal Radio| Episode 13 – Taser, Axon, SKYNET?”

Read the Reed!

My next vlog about The New Yorker’s article regarding  LTL company Taser’s transition to the weapons, data, and analytics firm Axon is currently rendering. Given the specs of my backup system this is going to take two hours… So in the meantime I suggest… Continue Reading “Read the Reed!”

The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 6.6 – Social Engineering

I was really confused. The exchange that had occurred seemed too easy. It took a long time for me to understand. I had to piece it together from murmurs and hints. It was a jungle. It was literally a jungle. And it was also… Continue Reading “The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 6.6 – Social Engineering”

Fractal Radio | Episode 12 – Public Safety Nervous System?

A brief overview of some grim realities of the street trades and one companies proposed solution to violence. The connection between Mr. Reed’s points and The New Yorker article by Mr. Goodyear will become more apparent in later videos. Apologies for the ‘minimalist’ approach… Continue Reading “Fractal Radio | Episode 12 – Public Safety Nervous System?”