Ghostfooting

critical reading for the rude

links for late march

MIT engineers create plan for interplanetary supply chain management.

By 2020, NASA plans to establish a long-term human presence on the moon, potentially centered on an outpost to be built at the rim of the Shackleton crater near the lunar South Pole.

To make such a scenario possible, a reliable stream of consumables such as fuel, food and oxygen, spare parts and exploration equipment would have to make its way from the Earth to the moon as predictably as any Earth-based delivery system. Or more predictably: One missed shipment could have devastating consequences when you can’t easily replenish essential supplies.

Histories of Wales, DA 700

Becoming wikipedian.

Everyware / ambient sensors / intelligent architecture: bluetooth at the Tower Bridge.

Kurt’s Eight Rules for writing fiction

1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.

2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.

3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.

4. Every sentence must do one of two things — reveal character or advance the action.

5. Start as close to the end as possible.

6. Be a sadist. Now matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them — in order that the reader may see what they are made of.

7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.

8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.

Ultraculture Journal No. 1. at archive.org; main site here.

Dharma talks: Blanche Hartman, et al. Old talks by Alan Watts.

New hexayurt work by Vinay: folding buildings.

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March 28, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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