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Digital Units

Digital units and their relative capacities1: Byte: (100 bytes) A single digital character. Kilobyte: (103 bytes) A small page of digital text. Megabyte: (106 bytes) A small novel, or a screen-resolution digital image. Gigabyte: (109 bytes) A symphony in hi-fi sound, or a pickup truck filled with paper. Terabyte: (1012 bytes) One-tenth of the printed collection of the Library of Congress. Petabyte: (1015 bytes) All of the email produced in the world in one day, or about a half-million hours worth of television. Exabyte: (1018 bytes) Two exabytes estimated to be all the information generated worldwide in one year; five […] Read more »

Business is No Object

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] (C) Copyright 1985-2000 Microsoft Corp. H:\>ping localhost Pinging mozilla.biz [127.0.0.1] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128 Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128 Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128 Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128 Ping statistics for 127.0.0.1:      Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss) Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:      Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms Read more »

March 2006

i fight a hellish battle everyday. always something or someone demanding attention, time, effort. i am most often glad to help, but looking ahead i see only miles and miles of work, stress, and struggle. every moment is a profound gift that passes before it is realized. i am learning how to put the needs of others ahead of my own. the constant talking may very well drive me insane. Read more »

January 2006

settle into that wretched skin of yours, but don’t try too hard or get too used it because you are here today and gone tomorrow, although it is only in retrospect that time passes quickly. in the meantime, during the slow wait, time crawls as it flies. so another year begins — much has changed, and much will change. i am wide awake, watching, and waiting. sunrise. Read more »

Creative Balance

I have been drawing and sketching for over thirty years. The process of setting up for art, developing ideas, and letting the pens flow, really gets my juices flowing. Once that flow hits, and the music fades, hours disappear, manifesting imagination. This process is so familiar as to happen automatically, as a natural consequence of internal inspiration, artistic creativity, and the desire to express the subjective experience of my subconscious mind. Another important aspect of exercising a creative lifestyle involves the observation and study of the natural world. Drawing from nature, or the practice of representational translationalism, serves this purpose […] Read more »

Modern Turdz

Modernista! File under: Inspiration, Creativity, Graphics, and Flash: Modernista! (404 link removed 2013/07/10) Read more »

Electric Sheep and the ASCII Matrix

Electric Sheep Paying homage to Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? via collective screensaver morphology: electricsheep.org. Plus, be sure to experience this moving ASCII rendition of the “bullet-dodging” scene from The Matrix: ASCII Matrix Scene (I wish this idiot would quit changing the URL!). Read more »

Getting into It

Several months since it began, the Perishable Press is finally being fleshed out with posts, feeds, and images. Now that the site is (95%) built, we are experiencing the joys of blogging, tweaking, and fine-tuning details. So if the site looks good but seems a little short on content, just give us time — there is much planned for the future. I am grateful for this website, and look forward to using it to its fullest potential. Read more »

Get Real

Enjoy these crucial blogging tips from the 0racle: Embrace reality: Popularity contest make very one sickening — save it. Not imitationary: Focusing on unique ideas and are so inspiring. Eat me, sellout: Advertise for business, creating for pleasure. Be true yourself: Write yourself, because you want to like it. Mind the business: You can just eat me, smiling. I laugh you. Read more »

September 2005

bob stepped with caution through the quiet kitchen. the room hummed as he reached into the fridge. "everything is loud — nothing is quiet these days" he thought as the door clapped shut. the floor squeaked as he stepped toward the garden window. he stared at pat, who sat still among the hedgerow. pat understood the traffic, which raced past this hour… Read more »

Let’s go

And the purpose is, swimming through, muscles into pain, through which to see, sailing oceans of life. Read more »

Creative Writing Exercise, Part 1

A Hemingway scene1 written in the style of Borges: I noticed the labyrinth of trees on my left, it appeared as a mysterious maze. I watched as the infinite trees erased the endless fields, and marveled at the ancient, unearthed bonsai tree. I imagined the raging storm that had ripped it from the ground, forcing it back into the bamboo grove. I thought about how its roots were now swirling with dirt, each tiny rock a microcosm of solar systems, as conceived by Hung Pham Lu, the great astronomer. I stared blankly as my mind wandered, transforming the multitude of […] Read more »

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