Archive - 2008

Blood Meridian (Picador Books)

Blood Meridian (Picador Books)

author: Cormac McCarthy

name: Steev

average rating: 4.11

book published: 1985

rating: 3

read at: 2008/06/18

date added: 2008/06/23

shelves: novels

Happy Solstice

Tonight at about 2am the sun gets as close as it can to us. yay.
Also tonight, we're having a half-birthday party for me... 6 months from monday is my birthday, but it always gets overshadowed by xmas. This is a better time.

Yesterday's Twitter tweets:

  • 09:45 Shit, rode all the way down 2 the studio and forgot my keys #
  • 11:20 omg i hate when people stick their delicious feed into their blog. like i need to see someone's every bookmark.... #
  • 17:18 reading a Time article about how the border wall might not work. surprise, surprise! #
  • 18:14 wow. cool. moby is giving away music for sountracks. #
  • 21:03 listening to train rattling house's front windows. #


Many projects are all happening at once. It's pretty exciting, though a bit stressful, with accompanying deadlines.

I finally got the narration finalized and recorded (with my new large-diaphragm condenser mic - sounds great!) for the Sierra Club border impacts video I'm doing, which means I can finally finish it, probably over the next week. But, I'm also trying to make a trailer for the war tax resistance doc, and this is the time of the month to edit Indymedia Newsreal too. whew. And there's a more banal but well-paying video job I should get to as well that I won't go into.

Yesterday's Twitter tweets:

  • 08:13 dealnig w larger-than-usual drift of spam, and huge amounts of 'backscatter' - bounce messages resulting frm spammers pretending to b me.. #
  • 09:15 thinking how interesting it is that twitter 4 many people is just a chat room. they just blurt whtvr they want rthr than answer the Question #
  • 10:32 @jennycool I guess I view Twitter as a sort of thought experiment, and with thought experiments, or all experiments, I'm a purist. #
  • 10:41 I do agree, @jennycool - as William Gibson once wrote, "The street finds its own uses for things." but we had Spacebar >12 yrs ago. #
  • 14:20 editing trailer for WTR doc.. it's looking good! #

More Tweets

Yesterday's Twitter tweets:

  • 08:02 well, we didn't win anything at the 48 hour shootout, but it was a huge amount of fun. quality level of other teams was surprisingly high. #
  • 11:22 just saw 'Twitter Whore'. hilarious. #
  • 13:05 the new trailer for the WTR doc is starting to take shape. #

Latest Tweets

  • 19:21 helping to present a media workshop for artists applying for Arizona Commission on the Arts grants. #
  • 07:46 it's amazing how many people seem to not realize that u can't do anything with YouTube videos - can't download & they're not broadcast qlty #
  • 07:47 @starstew, please tell more about revphil! #
  • 12:53 practicing for Autopoesis - #
  • 16:00 outraged at cops. fucking cops. so stupid. so evil. parasites. scourge of society. #
  • 17:21 been capturing war tax resistance footage. now it's time to feed the dog. #

Today's Tweets

Actually this is Twitter tweets from last night and today:

  • 18:48 about to go to a potluck and slideshow about some friends trip to guatemala #
  • 09:19 a rare morning at Epic Cafe eating an AMwhich and reading email #
  • 10:19 watching Current interview with Josh Wolf #
  • 11:05 watching "lilshowstoppa" on youtube. OMG! #
  • 13:48 just ate lunch, trying to get back to logging footage. #
  • 14:20 watching clips of the border patrol filling in Smuggler's Gulch down by San Diego. #

Hilarious Obama Victory Vid

This little mashup video celebrating Obama's win is a really great editing job.

And while we're watching that, here's a funny Hillary Clinton mashup based on a YouTube meme:

Scary Facebook

This is a scary little video by Vishal Agarwala about Facebook and all the private information they collect and who they might be giving it to. There's a text article that cites sources of the information in the video.

Of course, ironically, I'm using YouTube, a company with a lot of the same scariness, to embed the video...


Several things to blog about, briefly, from today;

First, a famous stunt climber climbed the New York Times building in New York with a banner that said


I just discovered a cool site that is all about trying to develop a set of standards for sustainability in the media industry. I often think about how even as i make films about environmental destruction, the very supplies and tools i use to do that involve heavy impacts to the natural world, not to mention probable human rights abuses. So it's cool to see something like Greencode, and media activists should especially get behind it.