Monday, August 31, 2009


We're at 31 and a longstanding relationship ended this weekend.

Yep, SuSE got the boot Sunday. Finally upgraded, picking Kubuntu 8.10. I am now a moron on my own system again. No real problems yet, but I have plenty of opportunity for such. I'm gonna be installing and tweaking apps for a long time ...

There's an allegory in there sonmeplace.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009



That'd be square if the kerning were right.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Divisible by 13, 39 is. I'm thinking "that's rare" then I realize ... an infinite number of numbers are. Whoa. This is the kind of Stephen Hawking stuff that makes my head explode.

All day I've had Jake Blues running through my head - "we're getting the band back together. THE BAND!!!"

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Oops, missed yesterday.

Project 'updrade my operating system' has begun!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


42. The answer to life, the universe and everything.

Only 42 to go! Out of 7305. Impressive, no?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I interrupt this little Peaksfest to say: 43. (Tomorrow it will just be much cooler if I say that now before I say 42 then)

I'm on Facebook now. That's not related, but I wanted to mention it.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


"temporally coincident occurrences of acausal events" - definition of synchronicity, Carl Jung

Thought I was going to talk about Twin Peaks? One of the major themes of the show involved just the kind of occurences Jung was talking about. So there's the theme for this post, right? Nah, it's spookier than that.

I initially watched Twin Peaks when it was in its second and final season. My then girlfriend Beth and I watched it religiously. Which was kind of an achievement, since the later portion of the season was marked by time changes and even a lengthy hiatus. Although the first season of Twin Peaks was released on DVD several years ago, seeing the second season anytime soon was far from a sure thing. Last I had heard there were no plans to release it.

So, imagine my surprise two weekends ago when I go to a department store for plumbing hardware, decide to check out the DVDs and find ... Twin Peaks Season 2! Apparently it just came out. So I pick it up. Now I can watch the scene where Leland kills Maddy, over and over and over again ... Love that scene. Horrifying and compelling simuiltaneously. I'm fond of things you watch out of the corner of your eye because you have to watch but can't look straight on. Anyway ... more on that scene next post.

So, there's the Twin Peaks angle. What's that? You're wondering the synchronicity angle?

Two days before stumbling across the Twin Peaks season 2 DVDs I spoke with Beth for the first time in 17 years.

There ya go.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

There are Owls in the Roadhouse

"We don't know what will happen or when, but there are owls in the Roadhouse" - Margaret (Log Lady), Twin Peaks episode 14, "Lonely Souls"

I had several titles in mind for this post. I went with the Twin Peaks reference. The next 2 posts are also Peaks-related (in part at least) and I figure, hey, why not make a trilogy?
Episode 14 was very much about expectation and anticipation. In the weeks running up to the episode ads trumpeted "Laura Palmer's killer - revealed!" In a scene that is simultaneously one of the most compelling and one of the most disturbing moments ever seen on scripted network TV, the killer is indeed revealed.

To us. The viewers.

Within the universe of the show, though, there is just the expectation of something happening - series lead Dale Cooper is even told as much at one point ("It is happening ... again.") What, where, and when are never revealed to those within the story, at least not yet.

I'm in a similar place. Something is about to happen. Not sure what. Not sure when. It's been slowly unfolding, just like the plot of Twin Peaks. The players are taking their places.

There are owls in the Roadhouse.