1. New York has fallen! DC is under seige!

    13 June 2007

    I don't know how much time I have to write this.. I can hear them outside, pounding against the brick and steel. The staircase of my apartment building rings with shambing footsteps and the sound of.. things.. hitting the floor and bouncing downward. The sick little child inside me wonders if they're rotting body parts coming loose. The wards I've spun around the doors and windows will hold, at least for now. A hastily constructed reactor supplies sufficient power to keep them out, but it's fragile. My neighbors, mostly religious folks, are wondering what all of the glyphs and Hebrew …

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  2. Back in DC, safe and sound and wondering what in the hell happened.

    11 June 2007

    Last week some very good friends of Lyssa and I (Heron61 and Teaotter) stayed with us for a couple of days, and then we headed out to the Four Quarters Farm for the gather called Walking the Thresholds - camping for three days in the middle of the woods of Pennsylvania, completely off the grid, with good friends and extended family, eccentrics one and all, for company.

    Sounds like fun... and it was, for the most part.

    Teaotter went to stay with Laurelinde and family around the middle of last week, so there were only three of us who packed up …

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  3. They're going to try it again...

    07 June 2007

    Once again, the movie industry in the US is attempting to adapt William Gibson's novel Neuromancer to the silver screen. This was attempted once before, and all I need to say on the topic is this: It went horribly. If you're really interested in what happened back in 1988, it's out there on the Net, and you can search it out yourselves.

    I have only four words to say to the announced creative team of producer Peter Hoffman and director Joseph Kahn:

    Don't fuck this up.

    The projected release date is sometime in 2009, and there are precious few details …

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  4. Life in a nutshell at the moment.

    06 June 2007

    As you've probably guessed, I've been too busy to write at the moment because there are a lot of things happening.

    This weekend past, Lyssa and I were going crazy getting the apartment torn apart, cleaned, and put back together in time for Heron61 and Teaotter to fly in from Portland to visit us this week. As one might expect, this was a nontrivial exercise, and involved disconnecting many things, moving them, running the vacuum cleaner, moving them back into place, and starting them back up. This also meant running around to acquire foodstuffs to make dinner for everyone on …

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  5. Gary McKinnon loses another battle in the fight to prevent extradition.

    06 June 2007

    One Gary McKinnon, the cracker known for compromising computer networks in the United States in his search for information pertaining to UFOs has lost a significant fight in his battle to prevent extradition. McKinnon, who ran under the handle 'Solo', is known for compromising a considerable number of data systems run by the United States military in his quest for information about alien contact and reverse engineered technologies. The Appeal Court heard his case yesterday but ruled that the extradition to the US should proceed apace. The best he can do now is appeal to the House of Lords, but …

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