May 1st, 2006


may day

my entire neighborhood is closed. there are demonstrations downtown and though I feel somewhat bad for not joining them I'm not so sure that demonstrations do any good at all anymore or that is I think that for May 1 what we should have done was marched 5 million people to the White House and taken it over. no guns, no weapons but fists. just a mass of people moving into the oval office.

yeah some people would have gotten shot at. would it be worth it? would it make any difference? what exactly would revolution look like in 21st century north america? is non-violent resistance still viable?

I'm not political hack so I don't know how to get one going but I'd sure like to see a mass movement. a real mass movement that goes somewhere rather than sitting on the lawn in front of one of the most liberal city halls in the nation. 2 million against the war in san francisco didn't stop the war. it's not going to stop anything else either.

what will?
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where the time goes

I spent all day. all day. looking for a syntax error that turned out to be a " = = " that needed to be a "==". actually there were several and I had an opportunity to realize this around 3pm but I was thinking of too complicated an answer to be able to see the simple one. this is what happens when you copy and paste code from the internet and stare at it all day making sure all the {}'s are paired and all the statements ended with ;'s.

and I thought white space didn't matter.

the website is coming along. I've made two pages now, one with javascript which I am getting to know just well enough to make a big mess of things. that fat 'javascript: the definitive guide' sitting on my bookshelf just has never looked that inviting. why is it so thick? 'simple' scripting language my ass.

anyway my efforts to date can be seen at

none of the links on the second page go anywhere yet. like I said. two pages. two whole pages.
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