• i dyed
  • my hair vampire red
    • i tried to go cotton candy pink first, but i think the cotton candy pink i got was fake.
      • conspicuous behaviours:
        • foamed up way too much, as if it was just pink conditioner
        • did not dye my hands or face skin, which is weird for manic panic
        • when i went to rinse it out with cold water it out it foamed up even more, which is not something manic panic tends to do
        • ran clear immediately at rinsing stage
        • did not dye my hair
      • compare to the vampire red i applied next:
        • did not foam up
        • dyed my entire face and hands and also my entire house almost immediately after being opened
        • did not foam up when being rinsed out
        • never ran completely clear even after being run under cold water for twenty minutes (it still hasn’t run clear after several showers and a bath)
        • dyed my hair
  • don’t worry about the panda. their name is pizza dog
  • jaja con jota
  • today i went to 7 shops trying to find coriander
    • there is no coriander in blackheath
  • we had a guest team member for a couple of weeks and it was a joy
  • ok, i have to make some music and some tacos see ya

  • Britney free
  • today i’m going to bleach my hair and drink tequila in the bath
  • i got a new desk for making music, a new music making station
  • the music nook has been repurposed as a soldering nook, just need to get a little heatproof mat for it
  • this week i’ve been taking strength any time i might wanna text somebody, or be sad about the past, from an interview with Snow where she says “i ain’t gonna fuck with nobody that doesn’t whole-heartedly fuck with me”
  • i was sick a lot of the week
  • got some new clothes, they’re cute
    • haven’t really bought many new clothes for a while. i have a lot of old clothes that are full of holes i’ve had for many years that i need to replace.
    • got a new coat. it’s a black and large and has a big fluffy hood
    • it’s been 3 years since i’ve had to go out by myself in ropa nueva and i really didn’t expect it to make me so nervous, but it did
    • among the new clothes are a multi-coloured Thumper t-shirt and a gold rabbit necklace.
  • i’d like to recommend wearing sunglasses in the bath. feels amazing, don’t know why.
  • cried a lot this week. really bored of it.
  • how is it still fireworks day?
    • someone let off a bunch of fireworks in the street right outside my window on Friday evening, it went on for about an hour. i was afraid like dog.
  • it’s good when baby cows wear those little hats

“I ain’t gonna fuck with nobody that don’t whole-heartedly fuck with me”

Snow Tha Product

So I will call you Dwayne Johnson, which means “the rock.” On this rock I will build my church, and death itself will not have any power over it.

Matthew 16:18

  • persistent fireworks in the uncultivated gorse
  • does anyone know how the public domain works internationally, with the internet? like, WC Fields movies are public domain in the UK but not in the US. what happens if I make something based on a Fields movie and put it on Internet??
  • I am nesh
  • the etymology of “bits and bobs” might be pennies and shillings
  • it’s good and normal that Eric Schmidt and Henry Kissinger(!) are buddies who write books together
  • I went to a birthday gathering last night, today has been a write-off. I need to take some time off work to make some music, but not for the next fortnit
    • I have a new desk coming on Wednesday, to replace the music nook
  • my taxi driver told me I looked very beautiful and asked me if I’d ever tried “casual”
    • but luckily moments later they pondered aloud “why is elon musk so rich” and I was able to talk non-stop for 29 minutes about his great-grandmother (the first chiropractor in Canada!) and GM and energy credits and California law and the S&P500 and never let it go back to the previous topic (until I was out of the car, when it once again did)
    • I was also on the phone with somebody when I got into the taxi and they stayed on the line and chipped in ideas, like I was a talk-show host. a lot of fun
  • the fireworks continue

  • Hallowtide begins
  • I was meant to go to a party in Southampton but instead I had a lie down on the sofa
  • I’ve been working too much. keep finding myself still working at 10p.m., or in Friday’s case at 9a.m.
    • I have no natural reason to stop, need to fake it some how
  • this week had not much in it.
    • i got a 1010music bluebox. made some music. it’s not very good. having a good time though.
      • i can use the little lfo device i made last week
    • i went to the office, picked up a new computer.
    • met a nice couple on the train, they sent me photos of their pasta when they got home
    • sent a couple postcards. they should arrive on monday and tuesday.
  • can’t believe it’s been a year since i made those spooky peppers and our kombucha rotted on the mantle
  • just remembered i booked tomorrow off work, and the tension i didn’t know i was feeling melted away like the perfect silence after the fusebox blows

imagining one of those post apocalyptic worlds stories, and the protagonist is a character who went into a coma back when the world was ok just 20 years ago and recently awoke in this mad max fallout world

and they don’t even know until they leave their hospital room. everything seems normal in the hospital because Health Insurance companies are one of the few that survived The Event. but outside is a wasteland.

“what the hell happened here…..?!!?…”

“Elon posted cringe on the timeline”

here’s a time capsule.

The CC BY-NC-SA version of Cory Doctorow’s 2008 book Little Brother featured dedications to bookstores at the start of each chapter. The second chapter starts with a dedication to Amazon.com.

This chapter is dedicated to Amazon.com, the largest Internet bookseller in the world.

Amazon is amazing— a “store” where you can get practically any book ever published (along with practically everything else, from laptops to cheese-graters), where they’ve elevated recommendations to a high art, where they allow customers to directly communicate with each other, where they are constantly invented new and better ways of connecting books with readers.

Amazon has always treated me like gold — the founder, Jeff Bezos, even posted a reader-review for my first novel! — and I shop there like crazy (looking at my spreadsheets, it appears that I buy something from Amazon approximately every six days).

Amazon’s in the process of reinventing what it means to be a bookstore in the twenty-first century and I can’t think of a better group of people to be facing down that thorny set of problems.

Cory Doctorow