Tuesday, January 23, 2007

To see: Doug Aitken's Sleepwalkers

I was really surprised that MoMA along with Creative Time has decided to feature the Doug Aitken video installation Sleepwalkers - I would think that this piece would be too contemporary for MoMA to feature.

Sleepwalkers is projected on the outside of the museum from 5 - 10 pm from January 16 through February 12, so it is free to see, a nice out from the $20 entrance fee! You can also hear commentaries on your cellphone about the piece by dialing (408) 794-0886.

This installation would have made more sense to have on view during the summer. It would draw a bigger crowd and the timing would be more appropriate to the concept of the piece, which is an intertwined narrative of three characters who make their way into the city. The city is just so much more alive in the summer than it is in the winter...


Monday, February 27, 2006

"Rabbit necklace"

Via the NYtimes

Thinking about the size of the internet

Von: netbehaviour-bounces@netbehaviour.org [mailto:netbehaviour-bounces@netbehaviour.org] Im Auftrag von Jason Nelson
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I've done some ciphering and estimate the size of the internet.

If each gigabyte weighs one tenth a gram and is gaseous and blue, and the container for the gas is shaped like a giant corn cob plate, then the internet is about two coffee tables and a late spring snow storm on the plains sized.

- Jason Nelson from [NetBehaviour] size of the internet

From the Caida.org site:

The graph reflects 926,201 IP addresses and 2,000,796 IP links (immediately adjacent addresses in a traceroute-like path) of topology data gathered from 22 monitors probing approximately 865,000 destinations spread across 77,678 (50% of the total) globally routable network prefixes.

Graphing dimensions of peering richness and geographic information reveals the highly "core-centric" nature of certain ASes based in North America. While ISPs in Europe and Asia have many peering relationships with ISPs in the U.S. there are fewer links directly between ISPs in Asia and Europe. Both technical (cabling and router placement and management) as well as policy (e.g. business cost models and geopolitical considerations) factors contribute to peering arrangements represented in this graph.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

New year, new EVERYTHING

It's obviously been a very long time since I last posted. It has been since October. I have been mia from here and am trying to get myself together to figure out what kinds of things I am going to post about. Having a specific focus for the blog would be the obvious choice, but I am just going to use this as a scratch pad.

I hope to incubate some ideas, post something everyday and just get my ideas generated.

Thank god I was able to escape my old job, because that was extremely draining and left me no energy to pursue anything. It really drained me and killed my brain. I was on the verge of LOSING it, and finally I was able to escape and get into something else. Retail disguised as an "innovative" environment is a joke. I felt like a factory worker, same outfit day in and day out, repeating the same thing over and over like a trade show video kiosk. I kept my stuff in a timed locker which blinked and beeped. I had to punch in and punch out, everything constantly recorded, always with someone. As if New York weren't claustrophobic enough. I got out just in time before I became completely hateful. Its extremely scary how a workplace can distort your perceptions of yourself and others because of the constrained environment.

My current job enables me to work at home doing web administration and event planning, so its pretty much the perfect thing for me right now. The ability for me to be connected to my work will allow me to come up with side projects.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The Museum of Modern Betas

Check out: momb.socio-kybernetics.net

A bunch of sites in beta mode gathered in one place. Even notes which sites need an invitation to join.

The most useful sites I found were:

-Pando: a site that lets you email any size file to anyone for free.
-Etsy: where you can sell anything that you created that is hand made.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Love the "This is Alpha Baby!" title bar for


Send audio messages through email. Sign up for an account, record a message and then select who you want to send the message to. The recipient will receive an email with a link to your audio message on the Slawesome! server.

You can also send people an RSS feed to your public audio messages. Here is something from my public audio feed Link

(Via del.icio.us/popular.)

Monday, September 26, 2005


Onlife is an application that will allow you to visualize and access all the data that you deal with on Safari, Mail, iChat and iTunes. Data can be accessed by Day, Month, or Year and is color coded to correspond with the application used to access that particular set of data. Basically, a good looking way to archive, track and access your activity and data in Safari, Mail, iChat and iTunes.

I do wish that it worked with Adium as well as iChat. I would like to see this application develop further in terms of incorporating other applications besides the currently supported ones, or just being able to track any application one uses on their OS and the tasks within that application.

A screenshot of Onlife:

The color of the dots represents a specific application. The dots themselves represent the data that is a result of activity within each application. The dots are mapped on the axis of the time that the data was accessed at.

Friday, September 23, 2005


Everyone should make time for Discardia.

Discardia should not only happen on a montly basis, but it should happen on a DAILY basis. Pick your time, day or how much you want to allocate to Discardia.

Don't let things clutter up. When you get mail you don't need, throw it away immediately. In our house, I call it PILE PATROL. Prevent piles from happening by just getting rid of the thing that you would have put in the pile. If it was a piece of mail that was going on the pile, examine it quickly. If you don't need it, throw it away, otherwise tack it to your bulletin board or file it away. If was a piece of clothing, fold it and put it back where it belongs unless it needs to be washed, in which case toss it into the laundry basket.

Give away clothes you don't wear and throw the ratty ones out. Throwing things away is very liberating. The cleaner and clearer your physical space, the clearer your mind will be. There is a cathartic process in geting rid of things and moving them around. Getting rid of things forces you to deal with a situation up front and reminds you of change. A constant cleansing will remind you to integrate new things into your life.

My family has a mailing list that they named "Ligpit" which is the Tagalog word for "Clean up." Our family's motto is "Always cleaning up the clutter." Neatness and the capacity to throw things away is one of the best methods that has been instilled in me by my family. It has taught me to practice the art of letting go, thereby freeing me from crap holding me down. Cleaning up clutter forces you to focus on what needs to be immediately dealt with. Clutter represents procrastination and denial.

Discardia can also transcend from your physical space into your digital space. Delete data from your hard drive that you don't need. Aim for an empty email inbox. Digital Discardia can also be thought of in terms of Bit Literacy, as defined by Mark Hurst.

Bit Literacy is the skill of filtering data. Limiting your intake of data poises you to have a greater understanding of information by limiting your intake of information. Prioritize the information you need to take in, limit it, and truly focus on the information you are receiving.

So celebrate Discardia everyday. Throw things in your home away and delete data that you don't need.