It was really a blast! But I'm not by nature an event manager. So by mutual agreement with the event's New York founder, Molly Crabapplemy co-organizer and I passed the event on to the very capable Bombshell Betty. It's a great event, and it was really fun to do. After synthesizing it all into hundreds of published stories — including a new violent zombie-fighting novel — what do you think you've learned I mean, there's one line in the book that struck me.
The gun-toting scumbag says "Without women, we're monsters — and we know it, but they don't. We live our lives in fear that they'll find out. TSR: I learned a lot, and continue to learn a lot, from the world of trans activism and gender theory. I also think that the "bubble" of a very narrow set of queer-friendly, trans-friendly neighborhoods in San Francisco can serve as an excellent place to stand there and evaluate the gender context of violence, as it relates to the idea of what makes gender in the first place.
In the context of the international arena where brutal violence is the order of the day in many post-colonial and neo-colonial nations, I think it's important to consider issues of what tends to bring perceptions of masculinity in line with violent activity. And to do that in a context of knowing that male and female behaviors are often mutable As an aside, I believe that the fact that men and women tend to — tend tomind you, again — have different ideas about that is one of the reasons it's so important to have women in the military in leadership roles, because gender cues get all mixed up when you're talking about premeditated violence, let alone the kind of confusion that happens in combat.
To me, it's critical to have combat decisions made by a pluralistic group with a shared value system that isn't built strictly on machismo.
The same is doubly true of law enforcement. In fact, that connection between masculinity and monstrous behavior is probably my primary interest in terms of fiction. My chief fascination has always been with postwar America, and the scars carried by men in my father's generation and a bit older, who fought in World War II and Korea. War requires one to do terrible things, and if any amount of belief in one's principles allows one to forget that, I believe we're in trouble.
I'm not going to claim Osama bin Laden or Ghaddafi shouldn't have been killed, but anyone high-fiving about it earns my unremitting revulsion. I would like to see the United States be a little less pleased with itself, and that's some of what The Panama Laugh is about. When it comes bursting out Besides flying cars and Bigfoot sightings, there's also weaponry, international wars, Fukushima radiation, and "the face of a Norwegian Killer" — including his Twitter feed TSR: Yeah, there's definitely a strong undercurrent of paranormal obsession, and a real obsession with information technology.
You also mention WikiLeaks a lot in your novel. Has it achieved a mythic status — and if so, what does it represent? I think those elements arose as an antidote to what I felt was a one-sided vilification in the novel of the American right-wing — Blackwater, Haliburton and Cheney's cronies.
I definitely lean more toward the left, and I think Wikileaks represents a very important impulse and the start of a strong movement toward anti-corporate sentiment and the demand for government transparency. As ineffectual as that movement may end up being — because it started so late in the process of corporate control being consolidated But I've also been around leftists for more than twenty years.
Some of them are douchebags. I find it far from unthinkable that some leftist depopulation advocates would want to depopulate the globe for environmental reasons, as is one of the possible conspiracies in The Panama Laugh. The paranormal stuff, for me, just makes all that fringe stuff interesting.
There's viral YouTube videos, conspiracy forums, text messages, and one mysteriously-abandoned laptop.
It's the contemporary details that most fiction leaves out, which somehow makes The Panama Laugh feel more real when information about the zombie attacks start turning up at CNN. I feel like you and I lived in the center of a new kind of cutting-edge crazy during the dotcom boom, and it's nice to see someone channeling that into cutting-edge fiction.
There's even hacktivists in your book! So do you sense a "big picture" about what's happening as new technologies come online, both in the U.
TSR: I find it very interesting that Africa and South Asia seem to be getting wireless web technologies before they get wired ones. I think that'll affect the computer security environment enormously in the next ten years. And I think there are many very strange social implications for those of us who live our lives mostly online — good and bad.
Mostly, good. But I also think the possibility for disinformation is huge, which is some of what this novel is about. You're posting news blurbs — complete with links to the actual articles — about events which only happened in your novel. Even though it's just been released, it's already won awards from These are from your zombie counter-universe again, aren't they?
TSR: Hah! Definitely, that's all disinformation. The novel is about corporate disinformation — think of this as my own little attempt to get incorporated. They're all characters and institutions in the novel. I mean, you left San Francisco, moved to Sacramento, and then wrote a book where the zombies attack San Francisco! TSR: Oh, it wasn't vengeful. I love San Francisco! I was asked to write a zombie apocalypse set there, so I did It was really interesting to map out a route across a zombie-infested city that I know so well, and to invent all sorts of tunnels and things And the social stuff is all meant to feel very much like it could've really happened.
To me, that makes the apocalyptic elements more interesting. I believe they must've meant "a book about zombies. And not just your enemies — the whole invisible power structure.
But seriously, none of your friends are in the novel? I'm not sure I could resist the temptation! That jerk from the apartment upstairs? TSR: There are definitely no real people in the book. Strangely, that's not even a temptation to me. Even where characters are based on figures from the news, they're hybrids of several different people, and the institutions are all mixed up.
But there are dozens of Easter eggs to other books I'm working on The only place where a real person showed up, in altered form, in the mythology was in the podcast "St.
John of the Throwdown," which was written for Violet Blue to read and as such was inspired by her experience of being a homeless teenager. I wouldn't say that character is Violet, but she's certainly related.
TSR: Well, Temple has about the best damned coffee you'll ever drink. It's consistently rated highly in national terms. Of all the things that have been hard for me moving from San Francisco to Sacramento, Temple coffee makes it much easier. The D. Madam Speaks! Is Nicholas Gurewitch fulfilling a childhood dream? Photo by Jeff Marini. Photo by Fred Askew You may want to start shopping more, just to increase your chances of running into the brilliant and hilarious anti-consumer performance artist Reverend Billy and his mad crew.
But if you're averse to hanging in malls, you now have another option — you can watch What Would Jesus Buy? The film follows Billy and his "Church of Stop Shopping choir" on a trek across America, between Thanksgiving and Christmas inas our protagonists try to inject a little bit of genuine holiday spirit into the frenzy of the Xmas shopping season. You know — love thy neighbors, help the needy, give peace a chance To accomplish this, Billy and the choir tweak the harried shoppers with some good-natured, mock-Biblical preaching and singing that challenges them to put away their credit cards and get with some spontaneous, joyful, and real human experiences.
Reverend Billy is Bill Talen, a seasoned performance artist who moved from San Francisco to NYC in the late '90s — and if the prospect of an hour or two of typical lefty agitprop leaves you dry, don't worry. He's a funny man who could charm the pants off of Scrooge. Naturally, when I had the opportunity to interview him, I had to give him a bit of a hard time.
Sorry, Reverend, I have a lot of ambiguity about the tendency of some people on the left to tell us how to live — and the anti-consumerist left may be the worst of them all. Of course we may indeed need to change how we live, but there's something too finger-pointy about the whole thing for my taste and it makes my right knee jerk. That's my libertarian knee.
My other knee is left. See also…. The bottleneck was publishing. I never got around to asking him if that was an aesthetic judgment or a statement about economics and social relations. But here's a contrasting viewpoint. Novelist William Burroughs met playwright Samuel Beckett, and after some small talk, Beckett looked directly at Burroughs and said, propitiously, "You're a writer. Beckett was saying that Burroughs was one of them.
Everybody writes. Not everybody is a writer. Or at least, that's what some of us think Now the web — and its democratizing impact — has spread for over a decade. Over a billion people can deliver their text to a very broad public. It's a fantastic thing which gives a global voice to dissidents in various regions, makes people less lonely by connecting other people with similar interests and problems, ad infinitum. But what does it mean for writers and writing?
What does it mean for those who specialize in writing well? I've asked ten professional writers, including Mr. Shirky, to assess the net's impact on writers. Here are their answers to the question Q: Is the internet good for writers and writing?
As always, RU, you were ahead of the game — think how easy it is to text your name! It helps to know how to write across all media platforms. Not only that, but to become various role-playing personas whose writerly performance plays out in various multi-media languages across these same platforms. The most successful writer-personas now and into the future — at least those interested in "making a living" as you put it — will be those who can take on varying flux personas via the act of writing.
And who isn't into making a living What's the opposite? Conducting a death ritual for the consumer zombies lost in the greenwash imaginary? Coward - Rhizome (4) - Demo (Cassette) of this gem from Italo Calvino. Writing always presupposes the selection of a psychological attitude, a rapport with the world, a tone of voice, a homogeneous set of linguistic tools, the data of experience and the phantoms of the imagination — in a word, a style.
The author is an author insofar as he enters into a role the way an actor does and identifies himself with that projection of himself at the moment of writing. The key is to keep writing, imaginatively. As Ron Sukenick once said: "Use your imagination or else someone else will use it for you. Mark Amerika has been the Publisher of Alt-X since it first went online in He is the producer of the Net-Art Trilogy, Grammatron.
He teaches at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Erik Davis In the face of this complex, hydra-headed query I'll simply offer the evidence and narrow perspective of one writer in a moderately grumpy mood: me. I began my career as a freelance writer inand by the mids was a modestly successful and up-and-coming character who wrote about a wide number of topics for a variety of print publications, both esoteric Gnosis, Fringeware Review and slick Details, Spin.
About the author: Susie Bright is the host of the weekly Audible. Sophie Dahl. The Emergency Response Team might have thought they'd stumbled upon an underground bioterrrorist's laboratory. The responders entered the home where Kurtz worked on his projects for Critical Arts Ensemble CAE — projects which explore and critique bio-issues like our contemporary use of biotechnology for weapons programs, reproduction, and food.
The responders noted a table with scientific equipment and peculiar substances that are an essential part of Kurtz' work. The FBI detained and questioned Kurtz for 22 hours. His house — and his wife's body — were confiscated. Kurtz' entire street was quarantined while agents from numerous agencies, including Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, descended on his home in hazmat suits. Everything was confiscated — computers, books on bioweaponry, garbage, posters with "suspicious" Arabic lettering on them… everything.
After about two days, the authorities had tested the biological materials and declared that no toxic material had been found. On May 17, Kurtz was allowed to return to his home. So did the authorities apologize to the grieving professor before busying themselves with pursuing real crimes and threats? Not on your life! Despite the Public Health Commissioner's conclusions about the safety of Kurtz's materials, and despite the FBI's own field and laboratory tests showing they weren't harmful to people or the environment, the Justice Department still sought charges under the U.
A federal grand jury rejected the charges, but instead handed down indictments with two counts each for "mail fraud" and "wire fraud. Starring Tilda Swinton, Peter Coyote, Thomas Jay Ryan, and Josh Kornbluth — plus Kurtz himself — the film effectively communicates the story while also reinventing the documentary genre in Leeson's unique style.
Strange Culture was screened in the virtual world of Second Life as part of the Sundance Festival, a first for the festival. The film has not gone into conventional release, but future showings are planned for New York City. That was all confiscated. Or, when in Europe, to see if products not labeled as containing GMOs really had none. We'd finished the initiative in Europe and were about to launch here in the U.
Jessica Cutler was a bored, envelope-tossing, congressional staffer for former Republican Senator Mike DeWine — until the online diary about her sex adventures got some unexpected notoriety.
Naturally, she was canned from her job, accompanied by media fireworks. Did Ms. Cutler crawl away, hide under the bed, enroll in a day rehab, or issue a non-denial denial? She wrote a scintillating novelization of her experience — the bawdy, smart, and hilarious The Washingtonienne — and posed for Playboy. Jessica retired her online diary — also called The Washingtonienne — after blogger Wonkette revealed her identity.
But she continues to blog at JessicaCutlerOnline. Jessica and I talked about the hypocrisy of Capitol Hill's Christian conservatives, the differences between prostitution and getting paid for sex, and which drugs are best for getting it on. The full audio version of this interview can be found here. I mean, you had your little private life, and your girlfriends, and you were gossiping like anybody else would with their friends.
And then all of the sudden, your secret blog got outed! So you kind of had to write a book to say your piece, or to set the record straight. I think that was totally the situation, you know? And not a lot of people understand that. The longest thing I'd ever written prior to that was like a 5,word article for a magazine.
SB: About what? JC: Shoes. I didn't like writing. That's why I quit a job at a magazine and ended up working in D. The thing is You know, I was dating lots of guys and just living my life. We were talking among friends, you know, and at the time, we just thought, "Oh, we're using up all our minutes on our cellphones, and I don't want to email this to you because it has our IP addresses and you never know.
JC: Yeah! And I thought, worst-case scenario, if this ever gets back to me, I will delete it, I'll deny that I wrote it, and it will be bygones! Laughs SB: Well apparently you learned your lesson in D.
JC: Laughs But then I thought taking responsibility was the right thing to do. It's better than lying about it. I remember the first couple of days when all this came out, after I left my job, I went on the Internet and there was all this speculation over who was writing it.
And they were suggesting other people in my office, and people in other offices. I felt bad, you know? So I started getting phone calls from reporters, and they have my unlisted number. I figured, they must know. How did they get my number? So I figured that whoever knew it was me was emailing reporters. It really freaked me out. I was a journalist in college, so I know what it's like to be a young reporter. If you hear about this girl who could be another Monica — that's sort of what everyone's hoping for.
If you find out her address and where she lives, what are you gonna do? You're gonna go to her house! Other people were telling me, "You probably better call these people back before someone shows up at your apartment. So I thought I handled it the best I could. SB: Well, it's interesting when you say, "the best you could. And everything I'd heard about you before I read your book made me think that you were sort of like a deer — a sexy deer — caught in the headlights. From a certain perspective, Ed Rosenthal may have caught a break when Judge Breyer sentenced him to just one day in prison plus time served when he was convicted for growing hundreds of marijuana plants in Oakland, California.
But it would be difficult to argue that his trial was anything short of Kafkaesque. Rosenthal had been deputized by the City of Oakland to grow medical marijuana.
But after being busted by the Feds, he was not even allowed to mention his relationship to the lawful government of Oakland nor was he allowed to present witnesses who could talk about it. His conviction was overturned, but it was overturned on a technicality. Then, in a clear case of vengeful prosecution, the U. Attorney for the Northern District of California who prosecuted the case decided to bring up charges again, adding new charges to the original.
Again Rosenthal was not allowed to present the obvious defense — his deputization with the City of Oakland — and he was re-convicted. Before Rosenthal became one of America's best-known martyrs in the "War on Drugs," he was legendary for his work advising pot growers on how to produce the finest gourmet cannabis. He wrote the popular "Ask Ed" grower's advice column for High Times during the s and '90s. And I only smoke when I'm awake.
I also do food fasts because, you know, life is speeded up. So instead of doing a hour fast, I do, like, 6 hours at a time over a four-day period.
It's sort of a fast fast. RU: Let's talk about your own personal experience with pot. When's the first time that you tried it. How old were you? ER: Um, I was RU: You can't remember! ER: I was RU: What year was it? ER: ' RU: It was weak back then, was it not? ER: Yeah, it was. It was Mexican. RU: Did you get pretty ripped? Do you remember? ER: I got stoned enough. I remember thinking, "This is the greatest thing that ever happened in my life. I thought that this was going to be a really powerful ally for me.
And then, years later, I read the Don Juan books, and there it was. RU: Did you associate pot in with beat culture? ER: Folk music. RU: And did you think that pot produced insight? Why did you like it? ER: it was very introspective for me at that time. RU: So let's talk about the recent wrinkle in you medical marijuana case. Why were you re-convicted, and why didn't you present a defense? ER: We would've liked to have presented a defense. When you're on trial, you would like to do that.
But the judge said he didn't like our defense. For instance, we wanted to talk about the prosecutor's RICO relationship with one of the witnesses. But we weren't allowed to present any of our defenses. One by one, the judge said that we couldn't present witnesses. For instance, we wanted to present Nate Miley, who had been a city councilperson in Oakland. He would've testified that what I was doing was in line with the city of Oakland's regulations, and that I had been deputized as a city officer.
I would've brought in Barbara Parker with the city attorney's office, and she would've verified some of those things. And I would've brought end users.
You know how prosecutors often bring victims in to court? Well, I would've wanted to bring in the "victims" of my actions.
Those "victims" would've been the people who actually received either starter plants themselves, or the marijuana that was grown from the starter plants. But the judge wouldn't let me do that. He wouldn't let me say to the jury that I was an officer of the city of Oakland.
I couldn't testify that I had been deputized to do this and that I had been assured that I was free from prosecution. What's that about? ER: Well, a prosecutor is allowed to give a witness immunity for things that they've done. For instance, if somebody's killed somebody or committed a robbery or something, often they'll give one person immunity for ratting on the others.
But a prosecutor is not allowed to give a person immunity for things that they will do in the future. They can't say, "Okay, this is a pass for killing one person. You get one free death. So this fellow — Bob Martin — appeared as a witness for the prosecutors and then he continued his medical pot business. He even opened up a second dispensary. He was never bothered. He had asquare foot grove that was busted by the DEA, but no charges were ever filed.
That happened in So this guy has a free Coward - Rhizome (4) - Demo (Cassette). Basically, each member of this conspiracy was getting something out of it.
My prosecutor, George Beven was getting the information — or so-called information that he wanted. And Martin, who owns two dispensaries here in San Francisco, got a free pass.
To me, that's a RICO relationship. And in this case, we don't have to show any paperwork, meetings, assignments or anything like that. We have actions that actually took place. So I'm initiating a civil suit against this action because their illegal enterprise has cost me a lot of money.
You know, I wasn't allowed to present these facts in either case. And the jurors were misled, because a half-truth isn't a truth. A half-truth is a lie. The jury was told that I had distributed this material, but they didn't hear that I had been told that I was free from prosecution. That's an estoppel issue. Let me explain that. Let's say there's a red light, but a cop waves you through.
Another cop, on the other side, can't give you a ticket for crossing the red light because you have been told that what you're doing was legal, right? You're following the cop's orders. So I was told by the city attorney's office that what I was doing was legal and I was free from prosecution.
So even if she was wrong, I should've been able to say to a jury, "Hey, look. I was led to believe that what I was doing was legal by an official. Even though this person is a government official, she can't testify for you. That was very unusual. Describe what happened with the jury after the trial.
ER: Medical marijuana activist Hillary McQuie actually met with the first jury as they came out from the courtroom after the trial. And she told them that she thought they had made a terrible mistake and that they should look the case up.
They did. They found out the truth. They were all dismayed and started calling newspapers. Eight out of the 12 jurors, plus one of the two alternates agreed that an injustice had been done. RU: I remember when they were in the news, but I can't remember — did they actually petition the court, or did they release a statement? I remember they were active about their unhappiness.
ER: Three of them became activists for a while, and it changed all of their lives. They learned that they couldn't trust the government. It's startling, it's funny, it's disturbing, and it's brilliant — and always with deceptively-innocent titles like "Hugbot," "Colonel Sweeto," or "Weeaboo.
The year-old cartoonist created a web phenomenon with his comic strip The Perry Bible Fellowship, where there's always a new storyline, and often even a new style. I do love planting things like that LC: I was just proud that I'd spotted that same curly line in the Masculator strip last week that was in your first strip six years ago, Stiff Breeze.
NG: It might be the same breeze in all these strips! I think it might be God messing with people. Reached for comment today, the D. Madam had this to say about Larry Craig. Folks like Senator Craig and for that matter Senator Vitter most likely need the opinion and guidance of professional psychiatrists!
A brothel-keeper whose customers at least chose a different path than Senator Craig — Coward - Rhizome (4) - Demo (Cassette) never had to solicit sex in airport bathrooms. Ironically, the clue that tipped off the Justice Department was a Homeland Security "terrorist watch program," Palfrey tells us.
In one of her first interviews, she complains that she'd run her service for 13 years without so much as a peep of trouble from the police until one day, 11 months ago. And then all hell broke loose — just four weeks before the crucial elections. Under pressure, and suspicious about the timing of her bust, Palfrey eventually decided to go nuclear. She published the phone list of everybody who'd used her services. Hypocrites beware! Tobias was responsible for withholding funds for AIDS treatment and prevention if it didn't come packaged with "education" preaching abstinence and monogamy.
And though Senator Craig wasn't a customer, another implicated visitor was the conservative Senator from Louisiana, David Vitter — or "Vitter the shitter," as prostitutes often Coward - Rhizome (4) - Demo (Cassette) him in his hometown of New Orleans, for his alleged diaper fetish. All these folks who rode into town on a moral majority agenda turned up on the D. Madam's phone list. But what does she have to say now? SB: On the one hand, it seems like it must be the biggest stress in your life, and that maybe you'd give anything to be back in Vallejo, just quietly Coward - Rhizome (4) - Demo (Cassette) your business.
But I wonder if there's an aspect that you couldn't have predicted where you're thinking, "You know what? I'm kind of glad this happened! Laughs I had no concept whatsoever that this was about to hit. In the beginning — from the time that everything happened to me on October 4 of until I was indicted five months later I tried desperately to maintain the status quo.
I tried desperately to keep this quiet, to make this go away, and to try to understand what the government was doing. I figured surely there must've been some rational explanation for why they came after me. I can say without equivocation that my civil attorney — Mr. Montgomery Sibley and I — tried in vain to get this to stop. And we don't know what the rationale has been for them to go forward with the case, other than the fact that we simply wouldn't fold and give them what they wanted.
At that time, I think they pretty much wanted to just take my entire life savings from me. So of course they ratcheted it up a notch, and it went into the criminal realm. It's at this point in time that the status quo pretty much went out the window. We went public for all intents and purposes — although I believe this was made public by the Department of Justice when they leaked this information to the Smoking Gun in October, shortly after my home was raided and the search warrant was executed upon my property.
SB: Who tipped them off? Was it a customer who was really a police officer investigating you? Was it somebody who worked for you and got pissed off and decided to blow a whistle? Why, out of all the zillions of escort services in Washington and Virginia, did they decide to bug you? DP: I was obviously sitting on a powder keg of information.
There is much still to come out. David Vitter is not the sole and substance of my entire 13 years of operation, that's for sure. I was sitting on something — or they thought I was sitting on something. I was under observation — J. Edgar Hoover-style — from as far back as March ofuntil the trigger was pulled on me early in October of SB: Wow.
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Monochromatic builds can look fantastic. Case in point, this build from Reddit user Anotic :. Take the below build from Reddit user Scott Quentin Stedman. He carefully thought out his color scheme, only buying black and red parts, like these Corsair fans with colored ringsso everything matched. And he did it all without colored LEDs.
Not every part is available in every color, so if you prioritize functionality over aesthetics when you buy—which, frankly, is probably a good thing—you might end up with parts of all different colors. You can just give them a little paint job. Before you start, pick a color scheme for your build. So, you could go with a black base with red accents, like the build above, or a white base with blue accents. The more colors you add, the harder it is to make things look sharp and clean, so stick to as few as possible.
In my case, I had a build that was mostly black and grey, and I wanted to add a little more blue to it. This is bending the rules just a little, but since black and grey are both neutral tones, it ended up okay. The process was remarkably easy, though your mileage may vary depending on the parts you have. First, detach the parts you want to paint.
Motherboard heatsinks are usually attached with a few screws, as shown below. Video card shrouds may take a bit more unscrewing, so just be careful and remember where everything goes. The latter is a bit safer, but more work. If you go that route, be sure to replace the thermal pads with pads of equal thickness. I opted to mask off the PCB and it worked just fine. One or all of your motherboard heatsinks may also have thermal pads or thermal paste in between them and the board.
If it has thermal paste, clean it up with some isopropyl alcohol and toilet paper or cotton swabs.
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