Mainframe Haiku


So I’ve been a bit out-of-it lately. The project I’m working on right now has few intermediate goals by which I can judge my progress — either I get it working, or I don’t. I’m not making the progress I’d like to make, so it’s meant extra-long nights.
On the upside, I made the decision to run a 5k race on the 24th. My fastest time for a 5k is 21:09, but that was after a couple months of training. And the paramedics had to hook me up to oxygen afterwards. I haven’t gone jogging — just for jogging’s sake — for at least a year, maybe a year and half, so if I get within 2 minutes of that time, I’ll be more than happy. I think the first time I ran a 5k (I’ve run three, none of them recent), I was taking it easy and aiming for the 28 minute mark. I ended up coming in around 24:30, and I wasn’t winded at all. There was a huge difference in effort required just to cut off those 3 minutes, so I’m thinking it might be a while before I crack the 20-minute barrier.
The CD above is from experimental electronic music producer Charles Paul. I got to see him spin on resonance back when I was in Victoria over Christmas. Unfortunately it’s one big track, so it’s not easy to share, but think soma.fm‘s cliqhop idm stream. Bleepy, melodic stuff, pretty good actually.
In other news: my friend Jim just launched his new website, Extrametrical, and I think he’s done a bang-up job. Plus, he said a few kind words about me, which is pretty nice, too. 🙂 Check it out if you have a chance, I think you’ll like it.

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