This blog has moved.

•May 3, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Please continue to read it at my new domain.

Being a booster for mister rooster!

•April 4, 2009 • Leave a Comment

My Rooster has his moves down! He can kick, peck, jump and show off his tail feathers.

Looking for graphic design work in Boston area

•March 8, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I have 15 years digital prepress experience; I know Quark Xpress and Miles 33 and lots of other good stuff, and I can do good work for you like I did for those other guys for 15 years. Experience with newspaper pages and classified ads.

Inquiries welcome at
e n e l s o n i n p r i n t [at] g m a i l [dot] c o m

Ronin Phone-in

•March 4, 2009 • Leave a Comment

A ronin is a samurai without a master, looking for someone to serve.

So, in a way, am I, having been laid off from work. ( I am not a swordsman, but the pen is mightier than the sword, and I am good at writing, layout and computer stuff )

So people need to realize that I ARE AWESOMENESS, (as one other person put it) and use my services because I am good at a lot of stuff.

I can do a lot of stuff and I can do it for you.

A fool was made of the self that is mine by the person who can be called “myself” by me.

•March 4, 2009 • Leave a Comment

The passive voice is sometimes a clue that someone is dodging responsibility. For instance someone may say “mistakes were made” and that’s a symptom that he hopes we don’t notice who made the mistakes. However it is not possible to retranslate “I made a fool of myself” in such a way. I am the captain of my destiny, and I have only myself to blame if I don’t deal with things.

Ted Nelson is at it again!

•February 20, 2009 • Leave a Comment

His new book, Geeks Bearing Gifts is about “the computer world and how it got that way,” which is a more broad and miscellaneous topic than anything else I can think of. Buy it!

Sign of the times, electronics industry reposesses the culture

•November 13, 2008 • Leave a Comment

I was walking down the street and I saw this shop, which used to offer the service of duplicating DVD’s in quantity, is now selling cards that a musician can sell at a gig, entitling the buyer to download their music.

Somehow, this makes me sad.

I do not like the i-tunes paradigm that you can’t get music unless you’re registered as having it. The trouble with this is if there is a massive profiling-of-the-dissidents in the near future, they can figure out who the dissidents are by their tastes in music.

Tim Powers, in one book of his, had the concept of a magical card game where if you look at the cards, the cards can see you.  This principle, unfortunately, is true of web pages and downloads.

[“I went down to the sacred store/where I’d heard the music years before/but the man there said the music wouldn’t play’– Don Maclean]