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I was scheduled to interview Ruppert Sheldrake this morning, but at the appointed time I could not get a decent enough internet connection to even check my email, much less make a Skype call. Now that the time for the interview has passed, it seems as though I have a halfway decent connection.

The part that really gets under my skin is that in a couple of hours I'm going to go sit in my frakking corporate cubicle, put on a headset, and talk about the urgent but ultimately vacuous topic of people's irritation with the [redacted] Corporation for 8 hours, and every one of those calls will be recorded with high fidelity and preserved in perpetuity. The only people who will ever access those calls (and the chances for any particular call ever to actually be played back or reviewed are minimal) will wish they were somewhere else, with someone else, doing something else.

I make it a point of pride that I make use of the tools that I have available to me (and really, what else am I going to do? Post angry rants to my LiveJournal about how the equipment to do what I want to do is controlled by amoral and tasteless corporations?), but I would very much like to have access to the equipment and other resources that are used to push the message of consumer capitalism down everybody's throat 24x7 and put them to more humane use.

I'm going for a walk.


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Jan. 26th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
And when they become disappointing as consumers there's always a new courthouse waiting for them. I think this is from what Kunstler would call the F-You school of architecture; It's plopped about half a block from my house, so it's easy for me to keep track of how many times the Rush Limbaugh dedication plaque gets vandalised or stolen.

100,000 square feet of tenant space in the 155,000-square-foot courthouse. The building cost $62 million and houses three court rooms, judges' chambers, holding cells, and general office space.
The interiors project, totaled $11.3 million.

Sorry about the interview. I am really starting to enjoy what Rupert has to say, it took a while for me to actually realise what his message was.Before I heard him on shamanic freedom radio, I think I'd only heard the trialogues.

Jan. 26th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
damn KMO, that sucks. is there not a better place to get a connection? cofee shop, library...?
Jan. 27th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
Glad that you took a walk.

I'm not particularly into astrology, but there does seem to be something about Mercury Retrograde. I've been experiencing several technical challenges in the past 2 weeks trying to go from OS X Tiger to Leopard and Pro Tools 8. Tech support on the ground here has mentioned that problems definitely increase during retrograde. Feels like lessons for me in patience.

Jan. 28th, 2009 09:39 am (UTC)
Re: urrghh...
Yes, this.
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