From the newsletter of a malware prevention company, about a new bug:

”… a flaw in some computer software is causing it to turn back time to the early 2000s.”

They don’t understand that some of us enjoy taking this literally.


“Fear is the enemy…. Do what must be done with a docile heart.”

– Master Po, “Kung Fu” TV series


Perhaps it’s not too late to become a bricklayer. Or realize that I broke the association by becoming too self-conscious of it, because what you said is completely true.


Yes, sir, but the Yellow Brick Road behind me is broken, with cracked bricks everywhere and weeds taking over, which has caused the path before me to turn to mud.


Recent Random Notes on 'The Last Leonardo' So Far

A rose-colored cloak smoky with sfumato

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“Rewrite in process is usually found to be an excuse for not going on. It also interferes with flow and rhythm which can only come from a kind of unconscious association with the material.”

— John Steinbeck


Made a profile page on omg.lol. A great service, and fun.


Flying the bars and stripes. Flags with bands of musical notation on them. The rhythm indicates their allegiance. And when the wind blows, you hear the melody.


Currently listening to: The Last Leonardo: The Secret Lives of the World’s Most Expensive Painting by Ben Lewis. Read by Peter Noble. 🎧 📚 (Audible)


Finished listening to: Space: 1999: Volume 01 from Big Finish. 🎧 📚 Hmm. High production values. Excellent music. Great to hear the same sound effects in new contexts. Some retellings of original episodes; some new, which were so-so. Not crazy about some of the reimagining.