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Coriolistic Anachronisms,
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Synchronicity
September 7, 2007
There’s no way around it, I am a big Pixar fan. So a few nights ago I finally went to see Ratatouille. Tinseltown was rather desert on that rainy Monday night, but the mall always has a ghostly feel to it any way. Just what I needed. So I sat and watched. Cute movie, funny and heightened by a very smart French flavour. Paris as beautiful and colourful as ever. Far into the story, my cell phone vibrated on my belt. There was no one sitting close to me to be bothered by the...
Back from the dead
September 7, 2007
Well, Coriolistic Anachronisms is alive and well, having survived a violent spam attack, a radical change of server and, hmm, a test run of Wordpress. But thanks to Garvin who, as usual when I run in trouble with the script, was able to point me into the right direction, installation trouble fixed and I'm still happily running Serendipity, version 1.2. A few things are still off but that'll be taken care of shortly...And spamming must be stopped....
When common sense goes up in smoke
August 26, 2007
My life is usually news-free. I don’t live in an insulated cocoon, I just choose to ignore the prefabricated news that are fed to us via the intravenous line of our media. I’m a much happier (and hopefully a little more balanced) person that way. But once in a while a bit of info catches my attention and makes me react, as is the case today. Introducing our society’s latest absurdity contest: the effort to ban smoking from…. Movies!Yes you read this right. We’re n...
The story of the horse - Branching universe explained
August 25, 2007
"All right, students, pay attention here. We can now show how the horse's existence is governed by the Mounier - Quantum - Branching - SavetheTree - Noclimbing - FateisFaith - CounterParadox - FatFree Law. I'll now distribute little pieces of the horse for you to place under your microscope; please don't chew on them, we have limited supplies. Just kidding, class, stop screaming.Now let me ask you a question: What did the valiant knight want above all?A - To return to ...
Painted sky
August 25, 2007
The Seawall was quiet despite the striking animation present at the bottom of Denman and Davie, less than a kilometer to the east. I had initially setup the tripod down on the shore exposed by a relatively low tide, focusing attention and camera on a pile of balanced stones. Sunset was turning into a symphony of bright colors, once again, and I was grateful I came. People were walking by slowly behind me, staring in awe. I wondered where everybody else’s thoughts could ha...
The knight and the magician
August 24, 2007
Many ages ago, in a land faraway and yet strangely familiar to all, at the top of a hill surrounded by a thick and dark forest, used to be a castle. It had stood there from immemorial times and was already very old when a young knight rode his way to it, back when sorcery and magic ruled the world of men.The castle had long before been abandoned by armies and kings whose kingdoms had drifted with the tides of war. The forest had closed in on its walls and now shielded it wi...
Distracted
August 21, 2007
In a last minute miracle, category 5 hurricane Dean slammed into a sparsely populated area of the Yucatan, as the most intense Atlantic storm to make landfall in the last two decades! I think even Stace down in Belize is ok, or at least I hope so. Stace, are you there? Little Cayman suffered minor damage, some docks have been washed away by the storm surge. Bis repetita. Grand Cayman seems to have suffered more on the East End, probably from the seas too, the counterclockwi...
Hurricane Dean - It's that time once again
August 19, 2007
As every year, from June to the end of November - an eternity - the hurricane season unleashed its anger on the Caribbean. Hurricane Dean is approaching Jamaica and the close encounter will be very scary. Beyond, lay the Cayman Islands where I have many dear friends. At this time, Dean is moving NE at 16 kts with max. sustained wind speeds of 125 kts (231 km/h) and gusts of 155 kts (287 km/h), which makes it a strong category 4 hurricane.My heart and hope go to all standing...
Breathless
August 18, 2007
Midnight, ultimate frontier between now and then, between what was and what could be, is standing in precarious balance at the top of the dial, an instant frozen in the eternity of time, as giant bells are tolling in the distance, counting seconds which could last most of that eternity, and the bells sound like my heart, and their rhythms join, while the bridge is burning behind me, orange glow casting my shadow across unknown lands, a new road lays ahead, mysterious and un...
The run about
August 16, 2007
For MarieMy latent adrenaline level has been shooting through the roof lately, somewhere around 7.5 on the Richter scale which is already quite a shock for the system as a short peak, but becomes completely exhausting to sustain. Of course it’s adrenaline for a good cause but it still needs to be released. So I go on my runs.Tonight the 10.6 km Stanley Park loop from home will do nicely as I still have a reserve of daylight to count on. I get dressed quickly, grab my MP3 ...
2007 Perseids - Or lack thereof
August 14, 2007
Last night was the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. Legacy of the Swift-Tuttle comet, the Perseids are supposed appear in the Perseus constellation, hence their name, and a very optimistic NASA official had estimated the rate at "one or two Perseids per minute at the shower's peak."So I headed to Brockton Point in Stanley Park, in a futile attempt to get away from the city’s light pollution. I arrived around midnight, left after 2:00 am; I had seen less than 1...
Slices of life
August 13, 2007
The Yaletown coffee shop is crowded on this Sunday afternoon. People are laughing happily. The coffee grinder is buzzing, the steamer hissing and the blender spinning loudly. Music comes and goes along with the rhythm of conversations. Sitting next to me, my friend Gaby is silently typing on her Mac, a look of intense concentration on her face. She’s writing travel reports for a German online magazine, but I suspect her mind is elsewhere, trying to figure out a career, a...