juldea: (techy joco)
Eight years ago I was crazy excited by the idea of 64MB of information on a keychain. People are regularly carrying 1,000x that information on their persons these days. Neat!

Hahaha, I found my first exposure to slashfic. Harry Potter, of course!

Ah, the decade in review.
juldea: (techy joco)
Eight years ago I was crazy excited by the idea of 64MB of information on a keychain. People are regularly carrying 1,000x that information on their persons these days. Neat!

Hahaha, I found my first exposure to slashfic. Harry Potter, of course!

Ah, the decade in review.
juldea: (techy joco)
Short version for the tl;dr folks: my current AT&T cell phone bill is non-ideal, and my two plans for fixing this are either switching to another company (T-Mobile is who I've checked out for prices) or haggling with AT&T to try to get them to cut a deal to keep me. I'm soliciting advice on either of these plans.

Longer version with more information. )
juldea: (techy joco)
Short version for the tl;dr folks: my current AT&T cell phone bill is non-ideal, and my two plans for fixing this are either switching to another company (T-Mobile is who I've checked out for prices) or haggling with AT&T to try to get them to cut a deal to keep me. I'm soliciting advice on either of these plans.

Longer version with more information. )
juldea: (techy joco)
I need a camera that can do long exposures: Roomba art.
juldea: (techy joco)
I need a camera that can do long exposures: Roomba art.
juldea: (hold me!)
It's hard to figure out how to start this post. So I'll go with the trite and simple: today something momentous happened to me. It was a fairly normal day as far as actual events go, but as far as me internally, this day needs a big black X on the calendar. I don't know if relating it will make sense to anyone else, but here we go:

My Sunday D&D game ended early, meaning I could show up to [livejournal.com profile] faerieboots's a cappella group's concert only a little bit late instead of missing most if not all of it. I got there about 30-45 minutes in. There was a song or two, and then two of the members, the lead female and the only male, stood up front and announced, "This song is about the future," and began singing.

It's hard to describe the next few minutes. At some point early on I realized there were tears running down my face. Someone took me and who I am and my hopes and dreams and worldview and understood it all and wrote it into a song. I write and erase over and over here, and maybe I should just stop there with that description and link you to the song.

http://adapalmer.com/sassafrass/somebodywill.html

When the song ended and I had dried off my tears, I turned to usernamenumber and said, "Well, I'm done." I consider the $14 I paid to get into that concert to solely to be paid for that song. (I still stayed for the rest of the concert, and it was pretty awesome stuff, but I had been put through the wringer by that track and nothing else got as close.) When the show ended, I checked their CD's tracklist, saw the song on it, and ran out of the venue to find an ATM so that I could have cash to purchase the CD. After I returned, I found out from [livejournal.com profile] faerieboots that the female vocalist of that performance was the one who wrote the song. I approached her. I told her that the nearly-$30 I had just spent I considered solely for the purpose of that song, and that it was not nearly enough in comparison to what that song existing means to me. She responded immediately with, "Would you like the sheet music?" So now I have the arrangement for alto and tenor. Just... bampf.

I am sad to find that the album cut is a solo version and not as powerful as the live duet, but I can still sing along to it, and with the music and Ada's blessing I can take it and make it my own, and I am a different person for having this opportunity.

So that's what happened to me today.
juldea: (hold me!)
It's hard to figure out how to start this post. So I'll go with the trite and simple: today something momentous happened to me. It was a fairly normal day as far as actual events go, but as far as me internally, this day needs a big black X on the calendar. I don't know if relating it will make sense to anyone else, but here we go:

My Sunday D&D game ended early, meaning I could show up to [livejournal.com profile] faerieboots's a cappella group's concert only a little bit late instead of missing most if not all of it. I got there about 30-45 minutes in. There was a song or two, and then two of the members, the lead female and the only male, stood up front and announced, "This song is about the future," and began singing.

It's hard to describe the next few minutes. At some point early on I realized there were tears running down my face. Someone took me and who I am and my hopes and dreams and worldview and understood it all and wrote it into a song. I write and erase over and over here, and maybe I should just stop there with that description and link you to the song.

http://adapalmer.com/sassafrass/somebodywill.html

When the song ended and I had dried off my tears, I turned to usernamenumber and said, "Well, I'm done." I consider the $14 I paid to get into that concert to solely to be paid for that song. (I still stayed for the rest of the concert, and it was pretty awesome stuff, but I had been put through the wringer by that track and nothing else got as close.) When the show ended, I checked their CD's tracklist, saw the song on it, and ran out of the venue to find an ATM so that I could have cash to purchase the CD. After I returned, I found out from [livejournal.com profile] faerieboots that the female vocalist of that performance was the one who wrote the song. I approached her. I told her that the nearly-$30 I had just spent I considered solely for the purpose of that song, and that it was not nearly enough in comparison to what that song existing means to me. She responded immediately with, "Would you like the sheet music?" So now I have the arrangement for alto and tenor. Just... bampf.

I am sad to find that the album cut is a solo version and not as powerful as the live duet, but I can still sing along to it, and with the music and Ada's blessing I can take it and make it my own, and I am a different person for having this opportunity.

So that's what happened to me today.
juldea: (techy joco)
This was on [livejournal.com profile] thetathx1138's LJ, and literally made my jaw drop. It's a ~5 minute talk by Pattie Maes from MIT's Media Lab on a "Sixth Sense" device under construction; a wearable method of interacting with the world around you and the internet at the same time. The second half of the video is really where things start to get crazy. Please do watch.

juldea: (techy joco)
This was on [livejournal.com profile] thetathx1138's LJ, and literally made my jaw drop. It's a ~5 minute talk by Pattie Maes from MIT's Media Lab on a "Sixth Sense" device under construction; a wearable method of interacting with the world around you and the internet at the same time. The second half of the video is really where things start to get crazy. Please do watch.

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