Monthly Archives: July 2005

Ideas: twin tower project, phone company switching…

Phone company switching: I just had to pay 175 USD to switch out of Verizon (bastards)… would it not be better to pay 100 to someone to take over my contract? And that could definitely be done if there was a marketplace set up. And so here is an idea: set up a site where people can offer each other an ability to take over their plans where the person taking over the contract actually gets paid for doing so. Say, if the fee is 175, if Joe wants a really cheap phone + service and I don’t want to pay the 175, I could pay him 87.5 to make the switch. We both win. Sadly, so does Verizon.

WTC: what if the new building encased the shape of the old twins? Especially if there was some way to make it semi-transparent so that looking from the outside one would see the shape of the old twins… that would at once be monumental, beautiful, sad, and serve as a reminder for the days to come. Something tells me that just having the prints does not give one an idea of what it was like… of the magnitude of the event… Probably was already suggested by someone – I am curious to see which stage this proposal reached.

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Chee and I in London… I want to go back… sigh…

Biggest problem in discussions nowadays: keeping on track. It’s as hard for me to understand why others have such troule doing it as it is keep myself on point…

No time to write, but Vadim sent me this: http://www.artlebedev.com/portfolio/optimus

Ooooh… I want one…

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This was taken in Hvar (if memory serves me rigth)… Hvar? HVar? H Var? H Variable? What the *%&# is the H Variable? Welcome to the peachy world of software associations. OK. Nerd humor over.

So I am hanging out with Catherine in Hvar and she says “Wow, that looks nice! Take a picture!” I had no idea what it was that looked nice, but took a picture anyway. And then, when I saw it, I was humbled. Catherine had me take a really cool (IMHO, of course) pic without even my being aware of it… except nominally of course, which, doesn’t count.

Speaking of H Variables and Does someone know of a good PDF to RTF converter? Would save me quite a bit of a hassle of writing out cross-tab reports when we already have generation thereof in PDF. Grr… So much to do, so many opportunities, and I feel like most are slipping through my fingers… [sigh] [some other completely unnecessary symbol that I use because I haven’t read in ages consequently having exponentially degenerating writing capabilities]
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:-* < — "And this… this is my happy face…"

(yeah… you know it's bad when Zoolander gets quoted)

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Update: Braille

http://www.brl.org

Thanks Gigi.

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Idea: extension to eVenue…

I just noticed that CraigsList has a lessons section. But, as usual, Craigslist is one big pile of everything dumped in there. I’ve wanted to add a lessons section for a long time to my eVenue site (not up yet… not really anyway), but this makes me think about the following additions:

– rating
– booking
– categorizaion

Anyone know of sites that put the teachers together with pupils out there?

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Request: Braille???

Does ANYONE out there know of a good place to learn Braille in NYC? Why is this “only for the disabled”??? I spend hours in front of a monitor, my eyes are tired at the end of the day, I want to read something without using my eyes, is that so wrong?!?!?!?!? Yet at this point Braile seems to be unpopular among the sighted… lame…

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Musings: A servant to two masters…

Saw an Italian play – happy endings are not unique to the states. Although with all the jolly humor, thoughts of more serious works and pain cross the mind, which leads to the thought of how much of a product we are of the ideas we brew in and would a society with nothing but, say, comedies be happier than that saturated with soul-searching drama?

Might this be quantifiable by observing existing cultures?

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