Monthly Archives: June 2010

March 2004: New Office and Almost Boston

This month the small web shop I worked for finally got an office on Kearney and Sutter: Although I would miss working so close to the Reverie Coffee Shop, working down town would proved to be immensely advantageous for my … Continue reading

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February 2004: Hanging out With Lesbian Poets

This month I hung out at Sadie’s Flying Elephant, a lesbian bar in Potrero Hill. Michelle Tea invited me to hang out their and listen to LGBT poetry. I would wear a hoody, and hide out in the corner trying … Continue reading

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January 2004: Jazz and a Meta-Philosophical Crisis

Music: Sophisticate By Marcus Shelby This was the last year before tech came back again in a big way. This was the last year before most folks turned into Internet gabbing, auto-friending machines. I think it was the year that … Continue reading

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December 2003: New Year’s Kiss, Finished Translation

Michelle Tea read at City Lights this month. Brandon Brown put on the last Zeal. It was the best set of poetry events I ever went to. The sort of poetry read here made poets who had never read to … Continue reading

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November 2003: Friendster has 1.75 Million Users and is Slow

There was lots of Perl and PHP coding for Motherjones.com at the first two weeks of this month. So much of that code is throw away. Our team’s task was to take 10,000 or so HTML pages and put them … Continue reading

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October 2003: Chess

An artist from New York turned the Mission into one giant chess board: I got to play one of the pieces. The game was between Liina Vark and Charles Gelman. Gelman won as black and the game was won in … Continue reading

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September 2003: Against Love

“[T]he hidden linguistic universe of companianate couples… rests entirely on one generative phrase: ‘Would you please stop doing that.” — from Against Love by Laura Kipnis I wasn’t in a relationship but this book set the bar high in terms … Continue reading

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August 2003: More members for Spinoza’s Coat

3 new members joined Spinoza’s Coat. I won’t talk about them much for out of respect of the 2 living and the 1 dead. We were reading Greek tragedy because if we read enough of it, then we’d understand Aristotle’s … Continue reading

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July 2003: A Coder Again

I left the place where I copied CDs and documents, and found work as a PHP coder again. In hindsight, anything was possible. I could’ve easily coded Facebook, or Twitter. All I really need is to time travel back to … Continue reading

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June 2003: Atlanta and the Lentil Lectures

Remember the crappy job where I got spit in my coffee and made next to no money? They put me up in Atlanta for a few weeks in June to work on cracking passwords on hard drives that used to … Continue reading

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