Blog crawl

That’s what my posting frequency has slowed down to. So, to fill in the silence, here’s a couple of entries from my friends’ blogs.

First up, from Heidi‘s blog, Katya’s cooking show!

Next, a link I have shamelessly stolen from James at Nomen Luni.

And if that weren’t enough, I’m even stealing most of the text of his entry.

Field is comprised of 1,300 unwired fluorescent tubes in a grassy field in Bristol. The piece, by artist Richard Box, warns of the dangers of living in proximity to electricity pylons: the tubes glow from the power of the electromagnetic field created by 400kV overhead cables. More worrying, were you to approach a tube, you’d find that its glow fades because the human body is the more efficient conductor. The resulting installation has an unreal qualityβ€”so much so that photographs of Box’s work look almost as though they have been fabricated.

I found this idea incredibly cool and not really worrying. It would be interesting to to see the patterns of glow fading or brightening up if, for instance, a few people were dancing amongst the tubes. How’s that for changing this installation art to performance art? πŸ™‚

On a totally unrelated note, I’d gotten very tired of hearing people arguing needlessly over the Presidential Daily Brief (, free registration required I think.) Tom Tomorrow has an interesting point to make on that.

And now to more mundane and not so fun things. I have deleted my orkut and LiveJournal accounts as they seemed to be more troublesome than necessary. Abrupt yes, but what has to be done has to be done.



So then… I heckled Arul into creating an LJ account. And surprsingly he agreed rather easily and even posted there today!!

Typical Arul vitriol, but ever so funny and relevant! I love it… I just hope he keeps up with the momentum. That way, it assures me of some good reading every few days!



My journal says I’m 73% feminine.
What does your LJ writing style say about your gender?
LJ Gender Tool by hutta

And so it goes… I always knew I was a lesbian trapped in a man’s body!! πŸ™‚ I’ll get this on a T-shirt soon!


I’m on LiveJournal

I created a LiveJournal account today. Not because I’m moving my blog there, but just so I can comment on my friends’ journals there. The only post on my LJ is a link back here. So in order to be complete, and totally self-referential, here’s a link to my LJ.

My user id is oooky, feel free to add me in as a friend! πŸ™‚


A new friend?

The other reason I feel better today, is that I’ve had a fun coversation with someone through their livejournal comments. I stumbled upon Roopa’s LJ [link removed] by following a link from someone in orkut, to their journal, to a comment posted by her, and to her journal.

You can follow that thread here [link removed].

So Roopa, if you’re reading this, thanks! You helped cheer me up today, despite the fact that you were “pissed OFF! [link removed]” Oh and my name is A*****. Pleased to meet you! πŸ™‚

updated: 05-15-2004, Roopa knows my name now, so I’ve removed it from this post! And the link to her LJ too. πŸ™‚