Archive for March, 2003

Al-Jazeera

Thursday, March 27th, 2003 | Politics | 1 Comment

I find it more than a little odd that Al-Jazeera’s web site has been down and un-reachable for days now… Granted I think that that site is even more of a propaganda machine for the other side as CNN is for ours so I don’t trust what they would say on there.. But even as much as I find conspiracy theories BS for the most part, I do find it a little odd that it is hard to get an opposing opinion on this conflict these days..

Just musing…

Friend did point me at a couple of other interesting sites… Not recommending any of them mind you… I’m just trying hard to find different points of view… I’m sure CNN and google news aren’t preaching the God’s honest reality nor is Al-Jazeera… But maybe if you combine enough different ones we can start to distil out a little reality.. Cuz i’m sure our president isn’t going to offer it up..

Anyway.. Here is what I’ve been looking at lately:

Google News
SF Gate
Christian Science Monitor
Der Spiegel (german)
Deutsche Welle (english / german)
BBC
Al-Jazeera (arabic)
Cursor’s Al-Jazeera Link
IraqJournal

Muslim WakeUp!
Anti War

Like I said – this doesn’t recommend my personal views… Just some more info to add to my understanding… If anyone has more I’d be interested to see ’em

Film Book Recommendation

Thursday, March 27th, 2003 | Giggles | 1 Comment

Our product designer at work just got me a copy of a book that is turing out to be very cool… Book is Called “Editing Digital Film Integrating Final Cut Pro, Avid, and Media 100” by Jamie Fowler… It talks about all of the various things that go into using Software NLE’s (Non-Linear Editors) for a Film based production and what is involved in the transitions between original film shot, transition to tape / DV / etc. for editing, and then the final process of cutting the original film back together for the final print… All sounds very industry specific (which it is) however he does a good job of describing how it all works in a very interesting way… Anyway.. Just thought I’d pass it on…

So in case you care:

Editing Digital Film: Integrating Final Cut Pro, Avid, and Media 100
by Jaime Fowler, Jamie Fowler

My Sweetie

Wednesday, March 26th, 2003 | Pete Stuff | Comments Off on My Sweetie

OK… So Brian took the BEST picture of Kevin at the Oscar’s party – I HAD to post it..

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Now I would pay CASH MONEY if I could find just one picture of me that I really like! ūüôā

And now… for something completely different

Monday, March 24th, 2003 | Stories | 1 Comment

World needs a little whimsy and a giggle right now.. I sure do… This was the first poem I ever memorized in school… Class thought I was insane… Maybe I am! ;)…

Night Kids! :)…

JABBERWOCKY

Lewis Carroll
(from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
  Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
  And the mome raths outgrabe.

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
  The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
¬†¬†The frumious Bandersnatch!”

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
¬†¬†Long time the manxome foe he sought —
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
  And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
  The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
  And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
  The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
  He went galumphing back.

“And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
  Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’
  He chortled in his joy.

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

Stephen Burleson 5/18/66 – 3/23/03

Sunday, March 23rd, 2003 | Pete Stuff | 1 Comment

Many of us lost a friend today…

Makes the other things in life seem so unimportant and trite… Makes me feel incredibly lucky to have the people around me that I do… Makes me feel like I don’t let them know that nearly enough…

Makes me happy to have seen his smile and his laugh and have that to remember him by!

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If you see Tyrone give him your love… He’s going to need it more than he’ll probably let on!

Elementary School & War

Friday, March 21st, 2003 | Pete Stuff | Comments Off on Elementary School & War

TOO Odd… So I get this phone call from my mom at work today… “Turn on KQED… Listen to who they’re interviewing”… Turns out one of the correspondants that is traveling with the troops in Kuwait is a guy that I knew from when I was a LITTLE kid… Arian Campo-Flores aparently works for Newsweek now but he and I used to live in Irvine, CA many moons ago.. Knew him when I was in elementary school and junior high… We went to the same high school too but kind of drifted apart by that point (not that we were best friends anyway – but still…)… He went to Cal and saw him in passing on the street in San Francisco a couple of years ago – didn’t relaize who it was until about an hour later…

Anyway… kinda random and silly… funny where life takes people… I’m sitting in a koosh house in SF and he’s on the back of a tank in Kuwait…