Not only do I have friends, but a suprising number of my friends also use the livejournal system. I should figure out what percentage of them are paying users – would be funny if LiveJournal had trouble running as a nonprofit because it kept making too much money.

My ‘friends’ page


Ran into someone on the net today who told me that I was someone named ‘Mark’ in my past life who died in Berkeley, CA of a drug overdose in 1970.

Actually, I think i’ll just cut & paste the commentary. Names have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent


X tells you ‘Yes. But your name was Mark, and you died of a drug
overdose in 1970 in Berkley, CA.’
X tells you ‘And you’re the reincarnation of him.’
X tells you ‘Hope that doesn’t ruin your day.’
You emote ‘Sheer chuckles. Not at all. But I would like to hear more..’ to
-> You tell X ‘Actually, dying from a drug overdose in berkeley doesn’t
sound like a bad way to go.. I’m guessing it wasn’t acid, though, that
usually doesn’t kill you. And I won’t touch the hard stuff..’
-> X tells you ‘Oh sure – you loved Sugar Crisp cereal, and you
kinda liked math and sci-fi cartoons, and after Sputnik you decided to go
into engineering. You also told your friends in college that you’d commit
suicide rather than go into the military if you were drafted.’
X tells you ‘Your dad was a high school science teacher, and your mom
was a nurse.’


Now, what’s strange about this is that this person did not know me, approached me completely out of the blue and volunteered this information. I am, of course, inclined to take it with a grain or six of salt.. but.. still, it’s interesting. Probably just because I can see myself loving suger crisps and commiting suicide rather than going to shoot at innocent people.


I wonder if the people who played ‘Born in the USA’ and ‘Keep on rocking in the free world’ for our 4th of July gathering of 20,000 people at the park realized that they were playing protest songs. I have to assume they did.. which I find very encouraging.


I keep making progress on the mk3 software in fits and starts. It’s not that it’s a horribly complex problem – it’s just that there are so many little nitpicking peices involved. Today I wrote a more advanced serial debugger for the ‘wedge’, one that will let me look up variables and whatnot.

I also had a interesting idea last night.. instead of making a hard disk recording system that’s one big mondo computer, maybe we should try making one out of a network of microcontrollers..

but then, I always wanted stereo equipment to plug togeather with ethernet. Would be sooo much easier to deal with, you could have infinate inputs, outputs, and routings..

Ah well.

Shouts out to my newest reader! Thanks for joining, we’ll try not to bore you too much, but I am, let’s face it, a pretty boring person. 😉

6 Responses to “Wow..”

  1. jcurious Says:

    so are X and Galatep the same person? 😉

  2. sheer_panic Says:

    Obviously, one shoudl never censor anything in a hurry..

  3. jcurious Says:

    I figured you would have learned that after the campfire picture fiasco :)… When dealing with sensitive things always check things twice… once something is public.. no matter how obscurified.. it’s public 😉

  4. sheer_panic Says:

    [laughs] Your point is well taken.

    You would think I of all people would understand this.

    Ah well, I can edit the journal and hope no one reads the comments 😉

  5. sati Says:

    Is that the same campfire picture fiasco that happened after CF4?

  6. sheer_panic Says:

    Only one I know about..

    I guess with no more Vineyard, there will be no more CFs..

    I wish the text based internet wasn’t dying..


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