I wrote this almost a decade ago when walking with dona on the streets of San Francisco; today I learned that John Dobson is dead. I remember you, john; RIP. The original link to his personal site no longer works… replaced with a wiki entry ;( This happened with a waxing moon about 88% full, according to the net…. Last night dona and I were walking along and there […]
By sheer Chance
Sometimes you’re simply struck by a phrase, a line, a feeling…. Was struck the other day by a song on the radio – Cocoa Butter Kisses, where a fast talkin’ rapper who misses his grandma’s kisses because he reeks of tobacco/weed. Forgot about it for awhile, then ran across the album to the right on various year-end best-of lists. Took it for a spin and there he was. What […]
Fool me once, shame on, shame on you. Fool me, you can’t get fooled again….
A letter I wrote to jeff moss, Mr. Def Con, about the last DC which I attended a day and a half of. Lots of promise… but wow. Jeff (who I’ve known over 20 years) responded and we’ll have a chat… I do hope some forward progress can be made. Various others have posted about this over the years, but I hadn’t been in a very, very long time […]
everything looks good, but….
High Fidelity, part I/II
Splitting this into two pieces… someday I’ll say a bit about HiFi technology, but I feel compelled to write about a hifi experience I had recently. Anyone who goes into audiophilia even a bit probably has some sad or bad stories about worthless tech, pushy salesfolks, hype, etc., etc. Overall I chalk it up to part of the game. And it’s been my experience that in general audiophiles are […]