Monday, April 20, 2009

Pickle Surprise Cont'd

From Wikipedia:

Tom Rubnitz was a video artist most often associated with the New York East Village drag queen scene of the late 1980s. His video tapes were mainly inspired by pop culture and Las Vegas style shows. A number of his works featured RuPaul and members of the B-52's. He also made the 1987 documentary Wigstock: The Movie about the annual drag queen festival.

Other works of Rubnitz' include "Strawberry Shortcut" and the infamous "Pickle Surprise".

Tom lived in New York City with his life-partner Curtis Irwin and their two persian cats. He died of an AIDS-related illness in 1992.

boingboing also has an article about it:  [clickety]

Friday, April 17, 2009


B, you almost got this in an email, but I couldn't be stingy. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What? I Can't Understand You! My Brain Exploded!

The AlloSphere Research Facility

Visualizing, hearing and exploring complex multi-dimensional data provides insight that is essential for progress in a number of critical areas of science and engineering, where the amount and complexity of the data overwhelm traditional computing environments. The need for richer... [more]

Mahna Mahna

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Yeah, call it what you will...

Yeah, I know it's blatant, transparent and down right suckin' up, but I can't seem to help it.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Look What I Found

I needed to replace this post with something happy and I couldn't help but share this.  I stumbled on this while listening to She and Him. It fits with the overall theme of the original post, but is just me wanting to share, nothing more.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Knock it off with the Small World Shit!

So I'm sitting here in VI chewing some viddles and I look up and see an old customer of mine from way back when.  This is the guy who used to work at the Denver Center for Performing Arts and had a bro-mance with the the Mensa guy he worked with.  

The Mensa guy had built a flat network using a containing >150 users, 100+ printers and other network devices and couldn't figure out why their network was so slow, even though the servers and other devices showed uber low network utilization.  So they insisted on removing the CAT5 and putting in CAT6 cable and going Gig to the desktop.  Um, yeah, I'm confident that didn't help.  In fact, I'm more than positive that the poor network performance only got worse.  Good old Mensa, do you really think that the people you say are brilliant are actually that smart?  Um, negative ghost rider.

Good old PJ.  He was working for Tectonic Networks and wanted to flatten out the network to match the DCPA.  Mind you we a hub and spoke VPN topology and a rack in a colo, but he wanted all networks to be a  He had no idea of why he wanted to do this, it's just the dumb world he lived in.

Good times.  Live strong PJ and Mensa guy.