“Who needs 'please' when we've got guns?”
Jack Johnson

Last Night

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Over the past few weeks I have been thinking about this movie “Last Night” I saw many years ago – and I hope to see soon again. The movie begins at 18:00 and there are 6 hours left until the end of the world. Everyone in the movie seems to know and accept this and the world has changed accordingly. There is nothing sci-fi about the movie – it is all people facing their last 6 hours of existence. Within these settings the stories of numerous characters cross paths. The final scene of this movie has never left me. By the time I reached this scene I seemed to have adjusted to the film’s altered reality. So instead of it being crazy and bizarre it is now touching, sensitive and sensible. Wow! I couldn’t find a formal trailer – but I did find this bit.

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Bella

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Yesterday we sat down to watch Bella. It is one of those movies that, for me, stand out from the crowd. It resonated nice with my recent encounters and practice of faith.

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Color Profiles

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I recently encountered a question about color profiling and the answer required more then the 140 characters allocated for the question. There is plenty of more professional information about this out there – but I am guessing that a lot of people can make do with a simple explanation.

Why should you care about color profiles?

Ironically because what you see is not what you get. I will use still photography as an example – but this implies just as well for any digital imaging technology. Read More »

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Dear Paul Graham, Attn. Art

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Dear Paul,

I have recently begun to reluctantly follow on some technology/startup/vc reading. I came across your writing and YCombinator.  I have read numerous articles you wrote, I have drawn some ideas and found some inspiration in them. When I came across your article How Art Can Be Good I came to a stop. My initial response was objection to your writing –  and I almost engaged you in a confrontation. I wanted to show you that you are wrong – that you do not know what art is. But to do this I would have had to claim that I do know what art is – and nothing could be further from a truth. So I let the energy you stirred in me continue to brew and eventually settle. Now that it has, I feel that I can write with a positive note and establish a connection with you rather then form an opposition. Responding to your article has actually consolidated some ideas that I have been carrying with me – so I am thankful for your contribution in crystallizing my thoughts and forming a stage for their expression.

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Wish: Shakuhachi

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My wish it to be able to order a custom made Jinashi flute from Monty – a flute that is harvested and made for me and with me in mind.

This picture is not of a Jinashi flute – but it is a beautiful one : )

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