I'm of the Lucky Ones - those born at the cusp of the digital age where we were children of the 80s who played outside and performed other "analog" activities, but who also grew up with the internet, vintage gaming, coding, and the birth of mobile tech.
I decided to celebrate my 35th like a proper 80s child - by building a blanket fort and playing board games inside with my fiance. She also gifted me my favorite Fisher Price Little People from the Sesame Street playset - Grover and…Continue
Greetings old friends! I've returned to TA for my birthday as I do every summer around this time to scope out the scene and give the forum another go. It's been one hell of a year so let me bring you up to speed!
First off, I am now, against all logic and reason, a certified and bonified homeowner. Somehow I convinced a banking institution that it was a good idea to sell me - an anti-authoritarian, anti-consumerist, anti-capitalist, kopimist, copyleftist, anti-theist,…Continue
Two years almost to the day! I thought I'd drop by, do some house cleaning, add some photos and an RSS feed to my magnificent music journal, and bring the freethinking world up to speed!
The short of it -
The Lair has been retired and I now command The Manor. (See the album for a few shots.)
I'm working as a music journalist and app developer in Buffalo, NY and having the time of my life!
Oh yes, and I'm to be wed to a beautiful author, gamer, and…
Ladies and Gentlemen, I've successfully secured a funky little space of my own in the city and proudly present my new lair. [Updated to include new armchair, restored antique floor lamp, bedroom audio setup and new canes.]
My life is so far removed from contemporary consumerism that every once in a while, when I am exposed to the day-to-day workings of a consumer lifestyle, I am awestruck with culture shock.
Such was the case today when a realization became quite clear to me - one which had eluded me thus far in my simple life of antique-buying and online marketplaces.
(Bear in mind that I have lived the majority of my adult life without ever walking into a brick-and-mortar store. But really, in…Continue
I will preface this question with a statement of my own ignorance. My formal education was in the field of graphic design and my independent study is primarily centered around music history and the sociological impact of music on global culture. As such I have not explored economics or social classism and have little knowledge of economic history or contemporary trends.
However, recently I have been considering my place in the socio-economic system…
I wanted to contribute my current day-to-day experience which shares much in common with those posting and agreeing that "They Can't Live On This Planet Anymore!" and to offer what helps me through it every day.
When I'm not developing lectures and multimedia pieces for Innerspace Labs, (please see my profile for fun bits about that!), I pay the rent working as a supervisor in a print center.
It is, indeed a struggle, as my workplace is made up of proudly fundamentalist…Continue