Thursday, September 30, 2010

On meeting big shots

Today I attended meeting with Cisco Senior Vice President Howard Charney. Charming fella ;-) Of course the message is we're not interested in your money, we want to bring the change into the world...
Still - nice presentation ;-)

Still bitching...

About new music that is being made these days.
Went through Archive Controlling Crowds. Happy to delete it...

About fuckin' time...

Here. If you think on grand scale - 20 lightyears is not so bad. I do not expect them to find anything better any closer to us.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

On vectors, or - if you would - gradients

Is this sign of my age?
I follow several artists, I have been following them over many years (this is the age part) and I realized I do not like the direction in which most of them go. Take Tricky or Portishead. I know usually old farts like me listed and stick to music and stuff they consumed when they were in their early twenties, but come on...

Mamoru Oshii. Yup, the very one. Besides making this and then a sequel, he got this idea of this game he tried to sell in Avalon. Fun, but then he got kinda stuck. Just watched his Assault girls. Oops. And while Avalon was fun and had this weird atmosphere of seclusion and alienation and unreal reality with game being more real than real world (really lots of real in this sentence), Assault girls suffer from being just boring. No real plot, bad, bad, BAD acting and not fun to watch. I know Japanese culture is different but I have seen and enjoyed gazillion of fucked up Japanese movies (Casshern, Izo, Samurai Ressurection, etc).
I know in 15 years when his Avalon will be realized and commercialized he will be hailed as visionary, but i disapprove of his current gradient. Move on, dude.

Monday, September 27, 2010

On Grant Green

Yesterday I went through like 4 of his albums. OK, nice, and korrekt but honestly - kinda boring.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

On audiobooks

So I bought this device, mainy because of this and this ;-)))
Because of that sad fact I had to abandon FLAC audio format, but at the same time gained... m4b. Apple audiobook format.
So recently I went through this and this. Fabulous. Went through this, now I am on Roger Zelazny Amber seies. Read by Zelazny himself. Whoa...
BTW - you know that Zelazny was Aikido balck belt and teacher?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

On... don't even know what

Went for lunch to the canteen today and bought food for 160 Shillings, gave the woman 1000 and she... had to calculate the change on paper. And she made a mistake!

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Back to Kenya

After one month in Poland I am back in Kenya. A lot has happened during my time back home. One week of Aikido when I had the chance to see TKC and all my pals, then Alison arrived and we explored Wrocław. And yes - shopping. Lots of shopping...

We came back two days ago, yesterday was my first day at the office. So I had to drive back home after work. I already hate this place with its uneducated drivers, traffic rules nobody cares about and general lack of structured law and order. This is just traffic that pissed me off, but if you read my earlier posts - this propagates to all aspects of Kenyan life. I miss my home...