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April 11th, 2011 No comments

A couple of announcements for my giant audience at memegarden.

It’s been a very long time since my last entry, for good and bad reasons. The good: love, marriage. The bad: laziness, deeply reduced artistic activities. Anyway, memegarden is still alive, if perhaps not entirely well, and I actually do have some new work to post (will do so in the next day or two).

I’ll probably keep posting to this blog from time to time (not that it’s a real heavy-traffic affair here), but I’ve gone from music and video art via Marcel Duchamp (upcoming to-be-posted work is a piece “about” Marcel Duchamp) to chess these days, and I’ve started a blog to chronicle my passage from patzer to, well, maybe slightly better patzer. So if you’re into chess, and don’t mind reading about a poor player’s attempts to improve, Biting on Granite is the place for you.

My better half has recently started blogging, as well, and has a great german-language off-cinema blog at Off-Kino Berlin. If you’re in or coming to Berlin, turn your google translators to her site and check out what’s playing.

Tata for now!

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What have I been doing?

April 9th, 2007 1 comment

It’s been a long while since my last update, thanks to lots of little distractions and life in general. Lots of ups and downs, mostly downs, to be honest, although I’m still happily living in Germany, healthy and working. So, things can’t be so bad. Read more…

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Why do I spend more time trying to GTD than GTD?

September 29th, 2006 2 comments

So, like many others in the “knowledge worker” biz, I have terrible problems organizing my time. It often feels like I spend 90% of my life in front of a computer, and that 50% of that time is devoted to wondering what to do next. This is all complicated by the fact that I try to divide my computerized existence into a few different modes — job mode, art mode, relax mode, personal-improvement mode, etc.

Enter GTD, which you can google if you’re up to it. Check out 43folders for lots of articles on the subject. No, I never read or even bought or even saw David Allen’s book, figuring that I seem to teach myself everything else, why not this?

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More updates

September 16th, 2006 No comments

Just a quick note that I’ve been steadily posting photos on my flickr page. Give them a look-see if you care to.

The projects area of the bootsquad website has been slowly filling out, with lots of excerpts of newer work. I’m still missing some documentation of a couple of projects, like some work I did with Paulo Raposo, but I think it’s forgivable. I’m going to begin posting excerpts of the music I’m working on, once I feel like it’s not too embarrassing to do so. I’d like to hook up with a designer and do some animations for a DVD, but it’s a little early to make plans – not until the sounds are a bit more fleshed out.

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bootsquad.com site updated

September 12th, 2006 No comments

After 3 years of inactivity and probably close to 7 years of no design updates, the bootsquad.com site has finally gotten a little bit of a facelift, and some new content. Some old content is gone, but that’s how it goes. I’ll be uploading more stuff in the coming days, but for anyone who is interested in seeing what’s been going on over the past couple of years, there are finally some excerpts of work there.

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My life in pictures

September 10th, 2006 No comments

I’ve started taking pictures again. After a lot of soul-searching, I ended up picking up a weird little digital camera from Ricoh. Beautiful wide-angle lens, no zoom. Takes crazy-good pictures and allows a tremendous amount of manual control. It’s gotten nothing but shit reviews from the powers-that-be, because it’s expensive and has a lot of noise in the dark. On the other hand, you can leave the shutter open for 3 minutes if you need to. And the noise looks pretty good – they seem to have shaped it somehow, so that it resembles film grain.

Anyway, the gear hound in me just wanted to mention it. I got a flickr account and have started posting my stuff there. If you want to see what talented photographers can do with this little camera, check this out.

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Welcome to memegarden 2.0

January 31st, 2005 No comments

Let’s try this out. Welcome to memegarden 2.0.

Over the next days, I will find time to make some modifications to the look and feel of the site, and make it a bit more homey. Until then, please register with the site to get posting permissions. That’s it. This is your space. Please enjoy it.

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