I'm fixing the Mrs' laptop now the kid's asleep. Bit of a jumpcut from hosting
the Signwave website, and bouncing around to madball techno at Rephresh club nights with a
bunch of folk here. Okay, there's been a ton of weird jobs between, doing random stuff
for London Perl Workshop, helping win a couple of Oscars, and slamming out a batshit
mental book. but meh, that's time and a refusal to do anything sensible wherever
Void no more. See you in the void.
Steve/THP. (@engfeh on Twitter).
June 13, 2019 7:28 AM, "Adrian Ward via (void)" <void(a)we.lurk.org> wrote:
> I’m in the middle of relocating my business at the moment. Yesterday, whilst
struggling with some
> office chairs being loaded into the van, I noticed a tiny sticker hidden on the
underside of one of
> them. It said DO NOT LEAVE IT IS NOT REAL.
> So long (void), and thanks for all the random connections. It was (and probably
always will be)
>> On 12 Jun 2019, at 19:32, None via (void) <void(a)we.lurk.org> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 08, 2019 at 08:41:26AM +0100, Alex McLean said:
>>> I hope those connections live on <3
>> Weirdly, for me, the portents have been strong the last few days.
>> I was the new Star Wars part of Disneyland a bit over a week ago and that
prompted me to go dig out
>> photos from when a few of us went to the Star Wars exhibit in London in 2000, a
short while before
>> I quit my Nu Meeja job and went traipsing round the world for a few months.
>> Digging those out made me stumble on a photo from when Chris Devers persuaded me
that flying across
>> the Atlantic to go see the Pixies play at UMass Amherst with him was a totally
sane thing to do
>> (this was back when they claimed that they'd tour for one year only and then
never again so it
>> seemed like a much more urgent thing to do).
>> On a flight on Monday the iTunes gods randomly spat out a track by Arp
("Opening") during my walk
>> home shortly after a co-worker excitedly pointed me at this "live
coding" thing that he thought I
>> might be interested in.
>> Yesterday I was telling a colleague at work about a game Matt Jones and I used to
play, I think
>> unbeknownst to most of you, where we'd challenge each other to put an obscure
and ridiculous word
>> into a post to the list. Once you'd managed to send it you then picked
another word for the other
>> person to do. You lost if anyone ever called you out or questioned you on why the
word was there.
>> No-one ever did but if you ever found yourself wondering why, one time, a tiny
town in Norway
>> popped up in a post about, say, politics ... this may explain it.
>> And then when tidying up at home last night I found both Arp's book "The
Little Book of Living on
>> the Edge" and a magazine that for some long forgotten reason Jo Walsh and I
both appeared in. Me
>> clearly and visibily hungover and her wearing a home made Diesel Sweeties Red
>> I joined (void) because someone I pointed me at a post Dave Cantrell had made
>> engineering SWF which was what I was writing my thesis on at the time - I was too
late for the
>> first t-shirt but just in time for the release "Eine Kleine Voidmusik"
where Alex generated an MP3
>> from the contents of the mailing list based on a suggestion, I think, by Celia.
>> Now, a couple of decades later I live in San Francisco close to Paul Mison and
Tom Insam (who was
>> briefly on the list). Simon Batistoni preceded us all here but then fled for
Florida a few years
>> ago. We still hang out on a Slack channel which came from an IRC channel for a
house in Islington
>> named after an in-joke and the blame for which can be squarely laid on the
shoulders of this august
>> forum. I'm also not too far from Danny "NTK / Spesh / NotCon / ORG"
O'Brien and Yoz "Yoz" Grahame
>> who many of you may remember from back in the heady days of the early Dot.Com
>> Twitter has weirdly allowed me to passively keep up with a shocking number of
(void)-ers - Alex's
>> rise to generative music superstardom, .clive's guitar widdlings, Matt Jones
>> that-there-Huddersfield, Jo's Martial Arts, Chris' life in Boston,
Cantrell's rugby posts the
>> seeming impossible number of shows that Dave Cross goes to. At least one (void)
alum works for the
>> company I started eight years ago, I'm going to a wedding in October that I
found out Ceren Ercen
>> (the BSD Daemon woman who we once accidentally summoned to the list) will be at
>> connections and coincedences. Last year, oddly, I think I caught a brief
shimmering of a Daynal
>> (learning all about *that* flame war when I got back from travelling was ... eye
opening). I still
>> follow Arp's photography blog and wish I could write whimsy so well.
>> (void) was witness to many drinks, a bunch of shows, a lot of art, more than a
>> at least a couple of marriages and, tragically, some death. Some of my closest,
>> came about directly or indirectly because of this motley crew of people. I think
I can probably
>> make a strong case that in influenced my career for the better but I know for
sure that the
>> discussions I had with all of you and the things I learnt happened at just the
right time in my
>> life and absolutely made me a better, more rounded person.
>> Here's to the next 20 years?
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