The best part about mainland BC is amazing sushi. I can’t wait to go back. Avocado roll + teriyaki sauce…. mmmmmmjjgfhghssdfg…..
The first Open Source film ever made, meaning all production, software, distribution, and ownership was/is open to the public. I just find it fascinating that some team of people worked together without being paid to make something like this.
The video itself is pretty trippy. I can see at least three ways to interpret it, but my favorite is the literal - where Emo couldn’t see “the machine” the old man did, but it was really there - the old man was right. I think the real meaning is open-ended, to fit the Open Source thing, yet I feel like there is a cultural war between the youth and the old, where young freethinkers want to tear down cultural traditions because they don’t understand them, but the dogmatic old cling to their world because they fear what it’s like without it. Which is right - the materialistic, free, spiritually-empty culture of the modern West, or the chauvinistic, restrictive dogmatism of traditional societies and religions? Obviously neither, but it’s far too easy to become one or the other - a destroyer of all cultural norms, or a scared crazy clinger to tradition.
I don’t think our most of our generation realizes that the revolutions occurring in the Arab world right now are a BFD.
I have a small handful of friends I can talk to and freak out with about this stuff. Everyone else I observe on various social networking sites and people I…
When you put it this way, it becomes so much more fascinating. I didn’t see it as having such a big potential impact before, but this takes it a whole lot further. Just rant away next time, seriously.
Every time my computer starts making noise by itself, some part of me thinks it’s trying to talk to me. But then I realize some tab on my browser is open to a Youtube video, and I must have just reloaded it somehow…
Today was Suit Up day. Walking to school in full suit with this song playing is legendary. Highlights:
I went to a Buddhist meditation seminar thing today, and it was really different from what I’ve done before. It was ancient, intimidating, and strange. Incense everywhere, silence, walking in step, chanting. It was interesting. I may do it again. It once again boils down to completely experiencing the moment, something I’m learning more and more is a skill I want to improve.