Category Archives: Technology

My Own Personal Hotspot (Upcoming Readings)

For the past thirty years I have drawn the same face on napkins and in the margins of notebooks.  Why am I predisposed to the same doodle that reasserts itself on every available surface? I am fond of my doodle, … Continue reading

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Regular Expression

Every time I parse HTML with a regular expression, an unholy child weeps the blood of virgins. An open cloud conspiracy digitizes my last matched string. This gets me in my gut. What can I do? I follow my metronome. … Continue reading

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Note to Google: Honey, Not Tonight. I Have a Headache…

Don’t get me wrong. If I need to find something on the Internet, I know how to type a few keywords inside a search box. But remember those almost bygone linear search days when all we had to do was … Continue reading

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Mistaken Identity Theft

A domain name with the same name floating in the clouds. She’s got an architect’s degree and travels to Italy. Great foreign legions of Lenore. What does she know of Edgar Allen Poe’s cabin in the Bronx and roller-skating down … Continue reading

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American Dream Sequence

It was a humzinger of a dream, baby, I dreamed it for you, baby. Gypsy Rose Lee put away your feathers. Things get muddled with interlocking conglomerates high profit on the margin kind of dreams my mother wanted me to … Continue reading

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Plane Time

I dreamed a silicon chip looked like an Aztec mask, a great yawning blackness where a mouth should be. A dying vampire awoke in a pool of perspiring blood cared for by a young woman with a baby. A Dallas … Continue reading

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Istanbul

Women on the plane wore head scarves, others neck pillows, shoes from all over the mall.  The only constant was the omnipresence of cellphones and iPads, clusters of people gathered around recharging stations.   If Apple can’t make money, who … Continue reading

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Unemployment Statistics

This is a story of two coffee shops that face each other on opposite sides of the street. One is General Arthur’s, named after a World War II veteran who had taken up donut-making until his death from a heart … Continue reading

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The Office

A consultant from Palo Alto came in to study ergonomics, marked budget constraints at the top-right corner of a graph pad. Working in this manner he drank beef bouillon from a coffee mug, a stack of napkins to blot his … Continue reading

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Good Friday Data Packet, Livermore Action Group

Listen as you surf the Internet and press the remote of your cable. I am a data packet that wants to be delivered into your electronic arms. Open your gateway. Let me stream into your memory. Hold me forever. Here … Continue reading

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