For Nico, wherever he may be

Filed under: Nuages — olivander September 28, 2006 @ 2:08 pm

So, I prayed
But you weren’t listening.
Making miracles?
So, I begged
But you were far away.
Saving souls perhaps?
So, I screamed
But she was very small
And you have worlds to mend
So, she died
And you were glorious
But you were somewhere else
If you are my shepherd
Then I’m lost and no-one can find me
If you are my saviour
Then I’m dead and no-one can help me
If you are my glory
Then I’m sick and no-one can cure me
If you light my darkness
Then I’m blind and no-one can see me
If you are my father
Then love lies abandoned and bleeding
If you are my comfort
Then nightmares are real and deceiving
If you are my answer
Then I must have asked the wrong question
I’d spit on your heaven
If I could find one to believe in

Gary Numan, A Prayer for the Unborn

[insert obligatory "hard drive"/"floppy"/"RAM" joke here]

Filed under: Newsworthy — olivander September 27, 2006 @ 1:38 pm

Perhaps inspired by a certain other company that has become known for
its case design, Intel is offering a $1 million prize for the
“sexiest” PC case design
.

May I suggest that they just hire casemod master Katsuya Matsumura?

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Crusade

Filed under: Nuages, Rants — olivander September 11, 2006 @ 2:37 pm


Crusade
Originally uploaded by olivander.

In the span of a few hours, 2,973 people–of many nationalities–died in the terror attacks of Sept 11, 2001. In this week of memorials and tributes and renewed debate, let’s not forget that long after the towers fell, the dying continues.

Total US servicemen and -women who have died in Afghanistan since the October, 2001, US invasion: 302

Total US servicemen and -women who have died in Iraq since the March, 2003, US invasion: 2,670

Minimum estimated civilians who have died in Afghanistan since the October, 2001, US invasion: 3,485 (since civilian deaths are not officially tracked, this number may be much higher)

Minimum estimated civilians who have died in Iraq since the March, 2003, US invasion: 41,650 (since civilian deaths are not officially tracked, this number may be as high as 280,000)

Insomniac’s Hideaway

Filed under: Insomnia — olivander September 5, 2006 @ 3:42 pm


Insomniac’s Hideaway
Originally uploaded by olivander.
Where do you go when it’s 3:30am and you can’t sleep? Denny’s!