January 01
software engr, young at heart. coding from early age. "digital brain" but with lots of feelings too. writing here mainly to publicize a few key issues, let off some steam, & for the feedback. plz write me comments, very much appreciated!! even on old posts!! helps me gauge reader interest/ reaction & steer direction of new posts. oh, and IMs often make my day & I usually reply. and long IM conversations are my favorite.

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hi as my grandfather used to say "another day, another dollar". or another ~¼ year, another few trillion dollars to the wealthy, another few dozen links in a blog (only my ~18th on economics/ wealth inequality so far).

obama refd the middle class and wealth inequality in his state of the… Read full post »
hi all. last wks latest notorious criminal incident in france is rattling. but, timing is everything, so continuing on a theme. have collected misc links on this subject for quite awhile & figure now is as good as any time to unleash them.

have been studying psychology rather deeply last fe… Read full post »
n-CHARLIE-HEBDO-570hi all. @#%& can you believe this news?

it seems we get a murderous rampage/ massacre on civilians about once every few years somewhere in the world, they are clearly not limited to the US and its admittedly gun-crazy culture, although we probably get "more than our share"
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DECEMBER 31, 2014 11:28AM

sony hack, blackhat movie, cybersec

hi all can you believe this sony hack? enough to move snowden/ NSA revelations off the front page. a major modern Matrix manifestation/ incursion for sure.

sony has a history of being hacked. its ps3 network got hacked a few years ago & is now hacked again. not sure why… Read full post »
messengerhi all. so the cia torture report drops. merry xmas!

far worse than a lump of coal in a stocking. more akin to a severed body part.

a few thoughts on this.

its a small miracle that the report has seen the light of day after many… Read full post »
citizen4hi all. the snowden leaks are the gift that just keeps on giving ~1½ year later. the manning/assange leaks are said to be the largest leak in the history of US government. snowdens were significantly higher security clearance and probably significantly more damaging, and revealing.

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hi all. unleashing this 36th gender & sexuality zeitgeist link haul. the internet seems to be really sparking some amazing dialog in this area. also, psychology and sexuality research is quite prominent both in span and media attn these days. (some of this is just simple rediscovery/ touting of b… Read full post »
hi all. in computers there is a remarkable emergent concept called "thrashing" which takes place between a cache/ memory for disk, and accesses to the disk. a cache normally optimizes retrieval of frequently accessed areas of the disk. if one is attempting to run a large application that cant fit in… Read full post »

hi all, was browsing my top rated posts recently & my 2nd top post is a compilation of best open salon writing from ~2½ yrs ago. in that post also mentioned that it would be fun to do a compilation of open salon meetups. while reminiscing, finally got the urge to bang that o… Read full post »

OCTOBER 24, 2014 12:06PM

ebola hits NYC! horrid halloween 2014

potd-ebola_3057791bhi all. isnt this post-summer year starting off as beyond imagination?

US-ISIS war started in September.
''From a marketing point of view,'' said Andrew H. Card Jr., the White House chief of staff who is coordinating the effort, ''you don't introduce new products in August.'' [nyt]
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Tank-Man1hi all. timing this with the protests about democracy in hong kong. they remind me of the pivotal one in tianamen square. its long been noted as strange & ironic that some foreigners are more patriotic and idealistic and risk far more about democracy & democratic ideals than many amer… Read full post »
epa_usa-hurricane-sandy-aftermathhi all. timing this post with NYC march & global climate awareness efforts.

"systemic breakdown" is a phrase that didnt make much sense in my youth but now seems to have a glimmer of reality.

have not written much on Climate Chg on this blog, but have been… Read full post »
050614nsahi all. its been about a year post-snowden and what a different world it is. as they say "for better or worse". a bit of both. some serious pain. the pain will probably continue. but at least a light has been shone on a dark place. snowden hasnt been kidnapped… Read full post »
hi all

sometimes have the feeling of drowning in all this econ info. when the US economy is buzzing, nobody talks about the economy. when its in the tank, its a huge topic. but thats now been the case for ~6yr. its exhausting, stultifying at times. occupy wall st was… Read full post »
rtr42cvkhi all. Ferguson is already fading from headlines, but its a perfect occasion to spill out some collected links on the topic and disturbing trend of police militarization in the US (but of course its also generally a worldwide phenomenon).

this blog has been sensitive to the issue
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@#%& WTF! what is this ISIS thing? it seemed to come out of nowhere. is it a big deal, or not? up until just a few weeks ago, was thinking they might within some time break apart into pieces and maybe slink back to the hell holes they came
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hi all. its only been ~4mo since my last post on the subj but my bookmarks overfloweth with links. whats up with that? there seems to be a huge explosion of striking sexuality-related content this year over the spring/ summer. or maybe its just me? seriously, there is possibly some at… Read full post »
hi all. bored out of my mind here again at the fortune 500 company. its that edgy boredom where I still have deadlines and certainly should be doing some real work, but just cant muster the willpower in the face of thin/ impossibly sketchy/ contradictory expectations/ demands/ conflicting signals. ca… Read full post »
hi all. its a milestone & paradigm shift. never thought Id write this post, but am doing it for some personal closure (and a big pile of links and the bergdahl scandal-du-jour frenzy!). honestly, did not ever expect to write this post.

the USWarmachine has been a big political topic… Read full post »
92214_600hi all. my 5yr blog anniversary on this site came up on early april. bittersweet. overall the experience has been positive but its painful to see this site slowly drift/fade into oblivion. there is just no other good alternative around... will just write another post in full denial of sky-has… Read full post »
MARCH 28, 2014 7:00PM

girl crazy XXXIV

Belle-Knox-Photos-Part-34hi all. not much going on around here on open salon these days, it seems to be on the long slow decline with a whimper, not a bang....

but hey blogging has always been kinda solipsistic & about thinking/talking aloud anyway, right?

have been following the belle
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NSA-insidehi all. yeah theres a lot of ranting in this blog over the yrs now closing this )( far on ~½ decade! its not *entirely* serious. if one takes humans totally seriously, one could easily go crazy.

the snowden revelations have been dizzyingly "right down the alley" of this blog… Read full post »
overloadhi all ... its been a wild ride. many yrs ago thought something like cyberspace social networking (even before it existed) could have big impact on mass culture. here in 2014, its fully materialized. its been a wild blur. making even someone very wired like me quite dizzy. yeeks. its… Read full post »
mermaidhi all how was your valentines day? getting to it a little late on this blog. better late than never right? one of my fave/least fave holidays. a luv-hate relationship there. just like life in general.
[what'd you do/get? tell me in comments! bought almond rocha for theRead full post »
family across the street, three teenage boys/girl liked pot. turned them down age ~10. didnt tell parents (otherwise they wouldnt let us hang out). older sister told brothers not to peer pressure me. once dad saw older sister lighting up pot on streetcorner. he said he was really utterly upset/disapp… Read full post »