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  • Kaiju vs Heroes sketchnotes
    On September 15, 2018, I attended a panel discussion about Kaiju vs Heroes at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles. The exhibition was terrific and inspiring. My enthusiasm for robots, specifically toy robots, and especially Japanese toy robots from the 1970s originated when I lived as an expatriate kid in…

  • That time Greenpeace scaled ARCO HQ in Downtown L.A.
    Sometimes the world intervenes in your life in such a way that tells you “stop working for these people.” The most notable time for me was when I was working for ARCO, the large petroleum and gas company. You may know them from their AM/PM mini marts. In 1997 I was working as a temp…

  • L.A. is.
    wherein I get all wispy about Los Angeles and my many memories thereto
  • Los Angeles Tech Networking
    For the past year I’ve ramped up my own tech networking. Someone asked on the excellent and long-running Web405 list for places to network a la VIC (Venice Interactive Community) of the old days (late 1990s) and these were the answers: BarCampLA: http://barcampla.org/ Dealmaker LA: http://www.dealmakermedia.com/la.html Digital Family Reunion: http://www.digitalfamilyreunion.net/ Dorkbot: http://dorkbot.org/dorkbotsocal/ ExecTech: http://www.meetup.com/ExecTec/ Geek…
  • Two Zappa-related Entertainments Coming to Los Angeles
    The first: Joe’s Garage, Based on Zappa Album, to Make World Premiere in September: The Open Fist Theatre Company in California will present the world premiere of Joe’s Garage, a new stage production based on the Frank Zappa album of the same name. Directed by Pat Towne, the production will begin previews at the Open…
  • Plan for Saturday
    So fun. Our new houseguests are big fans of the Narnia books. I got tickets to see the new Nania movie, Prince Caspian, and the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. I think it will be fun! I think we’ll just drive and park, but it might be fun (or maybe easier?) to take the Red…

  • Hollywood Mobile Movie
    The other night at Geek Dinner I met Eric from Hollywood MobMov. He’s looking for sites for Mobile movies. He needs parking lots with 50 spaces with flat large walls adjacent. This sounds like so much fun to me! I signed up for the list. I like the idea of stuff like Cinespia (cemetery screenings…

  • Big truck on fire on 118 West
    On my way home from Geek Dinner was stopped by big rig on fire on the Westbound 118 in Porter Ranch near Tampa exit. big rig was engulfed in flame and it was supposedly to do with a wrong-way driver, that’s what KNX1070 radio said anyway. It was some impressive fire that actually included the…

  • Downtown Los Angeles from Griffith Park
    Excellent photo by Mack Reed over on Metroblogging.la: “Frigid dawn over Los Angeles”: Absolutely beautiful. About ten years ago I worked downtown on the night shift at California Hospital, just a few years after that I worked as a temp at ARCO working on web pages, where I first encountered any server-side programming in a…