January 8th, 2002

travels - where the road leads

walkies and neato toys!

Wonderfully cool and brisk out this morning... maybe the driest air I've felt in an age. Got a little sun, I feel, too. It made the walk a pleasure, and had a pile of energy to have me wandering all over the place. The beach wasn't terribly populated yet, although traffic was getting thick on the main drag. I can really feel my mind being sharpened every time I head out and roam around, jotted down some story ideas, and my senses also seemed honed to a razor edge. Walking past a bagel shop, especially... clean scents of the sea, fresh bread, and some sort of blossom like honeysuckle filled the air, and I think the sunglasses helped to keep my eyes from squinting in the bright light. (They're UV protected. can't be too safe with the ol' eyeballs). Most of the sounds were wind, the crash of the ocean, faint birds and vehicle noise... Not bad except for the motorcycles. Sort of cold, and I hope that it won't hurt the orange crop. I've discovered that it's time to get some new birks, as my slacker pair is wearing a hole under my left big toe. When I pick up the camera, I think I'll go shoe-shopping, too. On arriving home, I medicated Newt, which he took pretty well. Almost done with the doses, thank goodness.

A Nifty thing -
At a recent high-tech fashion show, IBM gave a sneak peek at a matching set of silver earrings, necklace, watch, and ring that at first glance looks like ordinary jewelry. The set is actually a wearable cell phone.
Well, that's pretty dang cool... Soon, we'll accept people just talking to non-visible people as normal again.

I would dig a vga wrist-computer with text to speech soI can listen to livejournal, email and online news, or even better, speech to text so I can post from anywhere . Digital clothes are nifty! Once they come up with a more nifty display option than monitor glasses. link those to a net-ready thing, and watch out.
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The marmalade sky. The zebra skin ground is red. The sun is large. The hippo is next to the horse.

The marmalade sky. The zebra skin ground is red. The sun is large. The hippo is next to the horse.

Sample output from WordsEye text-to-image program. Some of the samples are excellent.
"WordsEye is a Natural Language Understanding system that converts English text into three-dimensional scenes that represent that text. WordsEye works by performing syntactic and semantic analysis on the input text, producing a description of the arrangement of objects in a scene. From this scene description we then generate an image."
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E-Mail Problems, Etc.

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Problem: Our internal DNS server failed this morning. This means some things we had set up on the site aren't working as they should. I'm on my way to the NOC now to reboot things, and dormando should have everything back up fairly soon.

What this means to you: You probably won't receive any LiveJournal mail (comment notifications or mail sent to your @livejournal.com address) until this is fixed. Other problems may also pop up until everything's working again.
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Suppedisne?

It's good to be home.

I'm hunnnnngry.

What's for eats in this joint?

Ah! Grilled Cheese, with a side of green beans and applesauce.

Some sweet tea, and I'm set.