ASCII Art Star Wars: A New Hope

This has been in my "blog about this" pile for years now.

Screenshot of My Desktop Circa Late 2005

I’m embarrassed by how much stuff I have on my desktop then. I now keep it under 5 things most of the time.

The three Star Wars icons were hard drives.

You can watch the whole Star Wars: A New Hope as ASCII art two ways:

telnet:// or

Simply amazing.

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McDonald’s [Santa Cruz] grafitti

last time i was down in the cruz i had to pee real bad on my way out of town. so i stopped at McDonald’s. used theirs. it was real generic white box made of cinder blocks. real sterile. then i noticed this little [about 1 foot square] metal door. and i think its a circuit breaker box. immediately i think of the hilarity that would ensue if the power was cut. open it and … bubkiss. it was just one water knob thingy. but inside this little box was the bright and fun and exciting graffiti. it was really struck me so much i went back out to my van and got the ol’ cam-damera and took these four pictures. it was like this little secret box of colour in a very, very sterile white box. shhh… it’s a secret.





Song playing in iTunes while i made this post: The Future, Wouldn’t That Be Nice? by The Books.

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60’s Hindi rock n roll

on the ghost world dvd in the special features there is clip from an old Bollywood movie from the 1965 called Gumnaam. it’s 5 minute version of a song called “Jaan Pehechaan Ho” as performed by Ted Lyons & His Cubs. i’m officially on the prowl for music / videos by them or by bands that sound this this. a. maze. zine.

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Massive Change : the future of global design

there’s this show up at the Vancouver Art Gallery called massive change that i sooo wanna see. the girl has gone a couple few times now and raves about it.

“Massive Change:The Future of Global Design is an exhibition that will change the way you think about design just as contemporary design is changing the way we live in the world.” (from the gallery site.)

as i understand it, it’s about the design of the world. not the world of design. unfortunately, it’s not coming here to SF.

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