Friday, July 19, 2002

h2k2 wrapup and apple stuff

(originally posted at

as i promised, i wanted to expand on my h2k2 experience. it was... interesting. it had the general feel of a conference without major corporate sponsorship. no marketing stazi to make sure everything was picture-perfect. i met some interesting people, and saw some famous people speak. that's about it, really.

i gave the negativland guy (mark dosler) $20 because i'd downloaded some negativland mp3's. it freaked him out, and sparked a conversation. his presentation included some really amazing video clips. afterward was jello biafra's state of the world address... which was really just a long-winded diatribe about the current events as seen on or metafilter or anywhere else online. nothing new there.

although after his rant, he played some interesting vinyl he brought with him, and I had some great seats, only a foot away from the turntable. if anyone has pictures of jello playing dj, lemme know - i'm probably in them. :P

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so i visited the new Apple store today down in SoHo. let me first say, there are too many goddamn beautiful people in SoHo. that being said, the store was beautiful and the people were helpful. i got to play with a Powerbook, and I'm intent on buying one now.

they tell me that they carry them in stock. so next week, after i'm sure i can sustain on my new shoestring budget, i'll go down and pick one up... *drool*

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derrek's in town for macworld, and we're going to check the siren festival down in coney island tomorrow if it's not rained out.

and i'm looking forward to my strange upcoming vacation. who knows how things'll go with jenelle and her boyfriend situation. i might end up in maine with cory and anna instead. who knows?

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