Die Stadt, und die Stadt #WritersWednesday

  Was passiert? What's happening in this city? Smiling faces have disappeared, hoods are on, ugly trolls march in the streets...  Some disrespectful punks have pinched my venerable old bike!! The friendly round little diablotins have morphed into ugly scumbags, the air smells of sulphur... A few days away, and this is a different place, … Continue reading Die Stadt, und die Stadt #WritersWednesday

T-Rain, and a girl named Zula: a reading of Neal Stephenson’s Reamde #amreading

“Every other thing that he had done for the company - networking with money launderers, stringing Ethernet cable, recruiting fantasy authors, managing Pluto - could be done better and more cheaply by someone who could be recruited by a state-of-the-art head-hunting firm. His role, in the end, had been reduced to this one thing: sitting … Continue reading T-Rain, and a girl named Zula: a reading of Neal Stephenson’s Reamde #amreading

Against Evil

"And the hard part is that she knows better, knows that beneath the high-cap scumscapes created by the corporate order and celebrated in the media, there are depths where petty fraud becomes grave and often deadly sin." ~ Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge  For the past twenty years, that’s the time we have been sheltering in … Continue reading Against Evil

#AtoZChallenge: April 9 – H is for hacker

April 9: Hacker “It is by poking about inside current technology that hackers get ideas for the next generation. No thanks, intellectual homeowners may say, we don’t need any outside help. But they’re wrong. The next generation of computer technology has often—perhaps more often than not—been developed by outsiders.” – Paul Graham continue