Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Today is becoming a waste of a laundered shirt.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Ann Arbor

Sometimes, the cameraphone captures a shot bizarrely, filling pixels with things it shouldn't. Here is a fine example from this evening.


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Building the Bourbon Sweatlodge, Laura S. Walker State Park, Waycross, Ga. (DS09)

While four of us told stories in the tent, somebody spilled a lot of bourbon. Despite the humidity, the elixir evaporated immediately, bringing a strangely welcome weight to the thick southern night.

Here we are, setting up the tent under the DSmobile's highbeams. I remember that the park ranger (whose herpetological photos are on Flickr) made a special trip to our campsite to tell us about the impending doom he saw on the radar screen.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wall's BBQ, Mac 'n Cheese, Red Rice, Savannah, Ga. (DS09)

Click photo for more Wall's.

Shared Ending, Savannah, 2:38 am (DS09)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

59th Street Bridge

Coney Island


Rockaway Beach


Long Beach


Jones Beach


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Weeks without posts

mean that things are happening faster than I can process them. Love and death, work and travel, music and photos.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Time Machine's method for deleting old backups is actually a huge pain in the ass.

Mac's Time Machine sounds like a great idea: a program that automatically backs up your computer every time you connect a specific external hard drive. What it doesn't tell you is that each time it creates a new backup, it deletes the last one by moving the old backup to the Trash.

Now what a lot of people don't know is that when files are in the Trash, they are still taking up space where they were. This is totally counter-intuitive, because there's no way for a user to see that the space is taken by looking at the disc/directory where the space is actually taken. You can only see these files and folders in the Trash. Even more confusingly, the disc space is taken on an external drive...and the Trash exists on your computer.

There are message board posts all over the web with new Mac users panicking when their Time Machine drive becomes totally full. The only way to remedy this situation is to connect the external device to your Mac and empty the Trash.

That's what I'm doing now. In fact, I am now waiting for my computer to delete 341,000 files from my external drive so I can back up once more.

Lucky for me, it turns out that any image that I marked as "locked" on my digital cameras requires an extra click to delete. Apparently a large portion of my most recent 19,600 photos are "locked." I'm going to be here for a while.

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MIT Radio is Unreal.

Add WMBR to the list of reasons why Boston is one of the best places in America to create and enjoy music. I've been blown away by the quality of the playlists on the following shows:
  • Backwoods, Sat 10a-12p. Old country, r&b, rockabilly.
  • Late Risers' Club, Weekdays 10a-12p. Punk of every description.
  • Lost and Found, Weekdays 12-2p. Soul, funk.

Luckily, you can get these shows for free over the interweb (and I can get a clear signal atop Clarendon Hill). Stream at

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Why are 60-85% of the comments on any Boston Globe article disgustingly racist?

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Abandoned Hamburger Stand, McCormack, S.C. (DS09)

Places I would rather be right now:

  • Lawrence, Kansas
  • Saint John, New Brunswick

  • No one will come looking for me.
  • Far from people and things that I don't like.
  • Low cost of living.
  • One city is starkly serene and industrial; one is a mini-Austin that provides a stimulating intellectual environment.
  • One city is for writing and the other is for music-making.

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Yahoos at Park Street, yesterday.

Argentina's LIBERTAD at Sail Boston 2009


Saturday, July 11, 2009

First Day of Summer in Boston -- July 11, 2009

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Tybee Island, Ga. (DS09)


looks like a gigantic Hot Topic on Ellis Island. Any neighborhood that so completely and continuously lives up to its stereotypes is a winner in my book.

And so: Infrastructure will be renting a practice space in Rock City. Much interestingness will come of this.

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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Life According to Diesel Bathroom Wall:


Graffito #2: Wisdom comes from solitude.



Monday, July 06, 2009

Abandoned Metalworking Shop, Tallahassee, Fla. (DS09)

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Dear MBTA,

You might like to know that the electric heat in the Davis Square Station men's room is still on from last winter. I know that winter ended just three weeks ago, but considering the 8 billion dollars in debt you face, you might like to save some electricity. We appreciate having a safe and legal place to pee when we get off the last train of the night, but this situation reeks of waste. In fact, it reeks like an underground piss sauna on a summer night. Please turn the heat off.

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Biloxi Death Beach Triptych, Frame One: The Nap

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Biloxi Death Beach Triptych, Frame Two: After the Fall

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Biloxi Death Beach Triptych, Frame Three: Resurrection

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Deep South Phase II: The Mississippi Vortex

Stuck in Mississippi, pursued by coyotes, struck down with swine flu, fried rabbit devotees.

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