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Just installed TotalFinder from @binaryage – one of those "why doesn’t OS X do this already?" apps… http://bit.ly/aRWf5u #osx

Just installed TotalFinder from @binaryage - one of those "why doesn't OS X do this already?" apps... http://bit.ly/aRWf5u #osx
Sep 20

Hm. I think I’ve shot my way through my “falling in…



Hm. I think I’ve shot my way through my “falling in love with the Yashica” phase. It makes photographs, and they’re square, and if you point the glass in the right direction and twiddle the knobs until the red line meets the yellow line and press the shutter release at the right time, then you’ll get something that looks pretty neat. Great.

Lust over - let the real hard love begin. I am, by no stretch of the imagination, a virtuoso of this particular instrument yet, but I think I’m in the market for a filter to help refine my eye.

In other words, I need a project. 

[And in other news, the built-in light meter has failed. Time to send it in for repair, subject to the next influx of disposable income…)

Sep 16

"White space can be used in the design of our lives as well, not just the design of magazines and…"

“White space can be used in the design of our lives as well, not just the design of magazines and websites and ads. By using white space in our lives, we create space, balance, emphasis on what’s important, and a feeling of peace that we cannot achieve with a more cramped life.”

-

Life’s missing white space by Leo Babauta.

(via swissmiss)

Yep. Amen indeed. 

Sep 16

Just finished leading a four hour performance poetry workshop for a group of poets from Bournemouth. Sheet 1 of 7: http://ow.ly/i/3Sqm

Just finished leading a four hour performance poetry workshop for a group of poets from Bournemouth. Sheet 1 of 7: http://ow.ly/i/3Sqm
Sep 16

This is the Hand Drawn Map Association. Wow. I’m sure there’s a poem in there somewhere… http://ow.ly/2EaQ6

This is the Hand Drawn Map Association. Wow. I'm sure there's a poem in there somewhere... http://ow.ly/2EaQ6
Sep 14

"…there are stars inside your thumb, your breath, and how you say yes or no is how they shine or burn out." – Bob Hicok, In These Times

"...there are stars inside your thumb, your breath, and how you say yes or no is how they shine or burn out." - Bob Hicok, In These Times
Sep 9

Most Listened To (Week Ending 2010-9-5)

Most Listened To (Week Ending 2010-9-5):
  1. Shed (20)
  2. Mount Kimbie (12)
  3. Bunny on Acid (10)
  4. James Blake (8)
  5. TRG (6)

Awright. You’ll have noticed the tumbleweed rolling through silence here over the past ten days or so. Two reasons: a) my MacBook Pro caught another bad case of “gammy logic board” (I can cough up the lingua technica when I need to, can’t I?) and died quite suddenly, and b) that gave me the excuse I needed to immerse myself in my (other) writing. Working on my next collection as best as I can. Got the MBP back at the weekend, and my working habits have instantly slipped back into bad. Spent 7 hours upgrading a Vanilla forum for The Vineyard poets last night, not to mention catching up on email etc etc.

And as far as the listening stats go? In truth, more than anything else, I’ve been listening to WYEP’s Prosody, back to back episodes drawn from their archives. I don’t remember listening to that much Shed, but hey, the Last.fm/Tumblr pipe by JoeLaz doesn’t lie. At least, I don’t think it does. 

Sep 8

For anyone who asked whether I backed up: yes. Tech guy, remember?

For anyone who asked whether I backed up: yes. Tech guy, remember?
Sep 8

MacBook Pro went down again on Sunday, hence the radio silence. Just dropped it in for repair; diagnosis: not good.

MacBook Pro went down again on Sunday, hence the radio silence. Just dropped it in for repair; diagnosis: not good.
Sep 8

"Is pursuit of clarity technique? Maybe. I hope so. I want to make sense. I want to be clear and say…"

“Is pursuit of clarity technique? Maybe. I hope so. I want to make sense. I want to be clear and say something true about the world, my world. I recently saw a statement from an editor who said “I am certainly not advocating a return to know-nothing plainspeak.” Since when does plainspeak equal know-nothing? I’m not talking about dangerously folksy politicians here. I’m talking about art. I think it’s very scary to be direct and clear – in a poem, in prose, in life — because people will be able to see you. Really see you. It’s very vulnerable, being seen. But I’m not much interested in playing around with language for the sake of playing around. I’m not interested in toying with readers. I’m with Vonnegut on this: pity the readers. I have very little patience with pyrotechnics. We all have so little time.”

- How a Poem Happens: Lori Jakiela
Sep 5

At @daddydark’s Accidental Powercut gig. Acoustic music in a church. And Mr Dark’s looking trim. Must be all that RunDemCrew business…

At @daddydark's Accidental Powercut gig. Acoustic music in a church. And Mr Dark's looking trim. Must be all that RunDemCrew business...
Sep 2

Last.Fm vs iTunes Ping? Wondering if they’ll intermesh or collide… #mac

Last.Fm vs iTunes Ping? Wondering if they'll intermesh or collide... #mac
Sep 1

iOS4.2 on the iPad in November. Was hoping sooner, but can’t complain. Steve’s currently pimping updates to every iPod model… #mac

iOS4.2 on the iPad in November. Was hoping sooner, but can't complain. Steve's currently pimping updates to every iPod model... #mac
Sep 1

I’ve been asked to spread the word: Tongues on Fire – A tribute to the Black Panthers, f/ The Roots, The Last Poets… http://bit.ly/cMbnBY

I've been asked to spread the word: Tongues on Fire - A tribute to the Black Panthers, f/ The Roots, The Last Poets... http://bit.ly/cMbnBY
Sep 1

In this day and age, I take a very dim view of any web based systems that only support IE or Firefox. Very, very dim.

In this day and age, I take a very dim view of any web based systems that only support IE or Firefox. Very, very dim.
Sep 1

Just found the Prosody radio show, and the poetry of Jennifer Perrine. Pretty good start to the morning! Listen here – http://bit.ly/cBfzYT

Just found the Prosody radio show, and the poetry of Jennifer Perrine. Pretty good start to the morning! Listen here - http://bit.ly/cBfzYT
Sep 1

Most Listened To (Week Ending 2010-8-29)

Most Listened To (Week Ending 2010-8-29):
  1. Shed (39)
  2. Mount Kimbie (23)
  3. James Blake (17)
  4. Bunny on Acid (14)
  5. Dirk Rumpff (9)

Did I really listen to that much Shed? Wow. Drifting into tech-house territory. Mount Kimbie’s still up high, James Blake is here for ‘CMYK’ , Bunny on Acid is here for ‘Snow’, and as much as I really like Dirk Rumpff’s Offtrack Radio Show, it only charted this week because he played Dimlite’s remix of Ahu’s ‘To Love’ (let’s just say there was much looping of that specific part of the show). Looking forward to the release…

Chart powered, as ever, by the popular Last.fm/Tumblr pipe by JoeLaz

Aug 31

RT @flippedeye: To read all the blogs from the @flippedeye residency on @incwriters, visit: http://bit.ly/flinb14 Thanks for reading & p …

RT @flippedeye: To read all the blogs from the @flippedeye residency on @incwriters, visit: http://bit.ly/flinb14 Thanks for reading & p ...
Aug 31

Michael O’Hare’s open letter to his incoming Berkeley students… http://j.mp/9NZTva

Michael O'Hare's open letter to his incoming Berkeley students... http://j.mp/9NZTva
Aug 28

Smoking. On the Southbank. 



Smoking. On the Southbank. 

Aug 27