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Dec. 20th, 2008


Welcome to the Apodion Dispatches

Here's a placeholder for the Apodion Posterous account, which may contain dispatches from about town.
—Z. D. Smith

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Mar. 7th, 2007


Roninspoon's Interview Game

Hello, everyone. If you happen to be reading this and have no idea why, because I haven’t updated this journal in 2 years and you’ve forgotten that I’m alive, it’s because in another corner of the internet I happen to be participating in a certain livejournal-based game, and have therefore been browbeaten into posting this on my livejournal in addition to my proper blog. Enjoy.

My buddy Ed has been soliciting requests to be interviewed. Unfortunately, concomitant with the ego boost of having someone ask you to talk about yourself is the obligation to actually furnish them with a proper answer, and moreover to put it up on the internet, for all to see.

The second part of the interview game is: if anybody would like me to come up with 5 piercing, trenchant and sympathetic questions perfectly tailored for them, that they might go on about themselves for this long, they need merely post a comment below and I will be obliged to give satisfaction.

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Mar. 26th, 2005


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Ok, so I know that just a couple days ago I said I was switching to one blog until jbo got his shit together.

Long story short, I decided that I might as well not wait any longer and so talked to our good friend Panamaus, and he set me up right.

There is now a single website which is completely mine, and to which I will be posting exclusively. Along with that website there is, once again, a livejournal feed, set up by fweez.

The website is: http://apodion.net
The livejournal feed from that is cruxomatic.

And that's it. I promise. I apologize for telling you all to keep switching like this, but I swear this'll be the last time.

Mar. 17th, 2005



Bacardi 151
Congratulations! You're 148 proof, with specific scores in beer (80) , wine (133), and liquor (113).
All right. No more messing around. Your knowledge of alcohol is so high that you have drinking and getting plastered down to a science. Sure, you could get wasted drinking beer, but who needs all those trips to the bathroom? You head straight for the bar and pick up that which is most efficient.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
You scored higher than 85% on proof
You scored higher than 90% on beer index
You scored higher than 99% on wine index
You scored higher than 98% on liquor index
Link: The Alcohol Knowledge Test written by hoppersplit on Ok Cupid

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Currently playing in iTunes: Pores by Z. D. Smith

Just whipped up some quick album art, finally. It's actually kind of neat looking, in that you-obviously-have-no-idea-how-to-use-photoshop way.

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Spent much of tonight modifying a theme for Shapeshifter in OS X. It was pretty satisfying; I really like tricking out my GUI, and modifying a theme with relative ease was a good time.

I'm pretty wired; I need to stop drinking coffee at night (or in the early evening, apparently).

Also did some work on a remix of a previous Z. D. Smith composition; enough work, anyway, to eventually annoy Seamus in the next room. I'm pleased with what's come out, though it doesn't feel finished. I'm glad I'm pleased, since composition is the kind of the thing where I might put 3 or 4 hours work into a song and only discover at the end that the whole thing is absolute junk. It's at that point that my simple desire to not want all my work to have been for naught kicks in, and I go ahead and chop up and filter the stuff beyond recognition. Whatever works, I guess.

Side note: I really hate those folks who insist that discreet compositions or recordings are not, in certain contexts, songs, but in fact 'pieces' maybe, whereas they are in other cases. Everything I write is a song, be it a 4 minute rock song with drums and vocals or 9 minutes of ambient noise. What rubbish.

Mar. 14th, 2005


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" ADOM for the Macintosh a little more real now... (03/14/2005, 11:42)

Hi all! At the weekend I got a first beta version from Jochen of ADOM for Macintosh. I'm testing it right now but it seems that ADOM for Macintosh will be available before the next ADOM release :-) I'll keep you updated... "


Mar. 13th, 2005


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Currently playing in iTunes: Symphony of Psalms by Igor Stravinsky

So I decided today that I should start an honest-to-god journal. You know, writing down and articulating all the maddening trains of thought that bounce constantly around my head and that I sometimes inflict on those around me, when I can't help myself any longer, to their utter lack of interest. I did a good bit of writing today; it's remarkably helpful. I've always been a staunch and resolute materialist about this sort of thing, and never could see any use to writing something down that no one but myself would ever read, but I'm finally learning what most people find out around 5th or 6th grade, I guess.

I figure if I can keep myself on the articulation wagon it will probably develop a public component, too (ie, actual livejournal entries), so you all will probably end up finding yourselves either annoyed or gratified in the weeks to come.

On a completely different note: Where in this town can a fellow obtain for himself a lampshade?

Mar. 9th, 2005


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This is a test.

Of my blogging client.

Mar. 8th, 2005


i haven't done any kind of survey in FOREVER, so i'm just gonna do this one and you can bite me.

> iTunes Survey
> How many total songs?
> 31216
> Sort by song title - first and last?
> First: - "-! /d+mt. sn6.1. ai 1346" by Mikael Stavostrand
> Last in the real alphabet: "Zzz" by Motohiro Nakashima
> Last one in library: (when arranged by artist name) - "Tiddler" by Nobukazu Takemura (In Japanese)
First one in library: (when arranged by artist name) - ((((invisible wavez)))) by [[[[vvrssnn]]]]

> Sort by time - first and last?
> Longest: "100 Minutes 1:39:59 Sami Koivikko
> Shortest: "Circles Of Mania" 0:02 Coil
> Sort by Album - first and last?
> First: ...And Justice For All - Metallica (duh!)
> Last: Zwei Photonen - Justus Koehncke

Sort by genre - first and last?
First: A Capella
Last: Yeye

Top five played songs?
My play counts are all skewed because of songs I've put on mixes.

Next one in the party shuffle?
"Rise" - Today Is The Day - Supernova

First playlist name?
"A-D wknst"

Find 'sex', how many songs show up?

Find 'death', how many songs show up?

Find 'love', how many songs show up?

Find 'drug', how many songs show up?



Well, what does that tell us? I don't have a lot of music about drugs.

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