History of a Code Free Climber

The least well thought out written comment of my life may very well have been cynically announcing that I must have downloaded $70 billion worth of music. The fact remains that in the past 15 years my music collection existed solely of purchased compact discs and terrabyte upon terrabyte of live music [see the Live Music Archive]. The live music was allowed by the bands themselves, in the cases where the recordings were of bands and not audio engineered pieces of art under creative commons. That leaves the issue of the hundreds of compact discs I backed up.

I discovered Exact Audio Copy very early in my years of computing. I backed up everything I ever got. The discs have a tendency to become worthless after one real scratch, quite unlike the vinyl I listened to for most of my life. I found that fact intolerable. The exercises in attempting to archive the digital music data proved futile over and over again, however. Hard drive after hard drive became useless, and very quickly the cost of the computer equipment was higher than the cost of the music.

Unfortunately I have an insatiable hunger for knowledge. I learned everything there is to know about media duplication, modification and reproduction. I never capitalized off of any of it. Ffmpeg, demuxing, format conversions (very easy once the Perl receiver and transmitter was up and running), these things all became just elementary at some point. In all honesty, by the time I learned all of it I was barely interested in multimedia (having contracted the contagion known as political opinion).

Moving GIF's: I did not make them, although I could have. Photo manipulation: I only did that for comedy, and only by adding words (except for one unfortunate incident involving a person of import). Video production: I did that, but grew quickly bored [it was all G rated anyway]. 'Nuff said.

United States, Circa 2030

There will be no revolution like the Bolshevik Revolution. By the time society and government fails the majority of the people, people by then relegated to the exponentially growing lower class, people who no longer even remember what the middle class was like, our nation will no longer be free. Our military, if it has not been entirely corporatized by that time, will always follow the orders of the high command, who take their orders from the President of the United States, who in turns follows the advice of "public servants" and politicians who are bought and paid for by the corporate plutarchy. When the majority of the American people get hungry enough and desperate enough, they will most certainly turn to radical dissent, taking any measures they can come up with to survive. When that happens everyone alive to witness the downfall of our civil liberties may remember the voices begging for righteousness and justice over profit and greed, but it will be too late. Martial law will take effect and dissenters will be hunted down as threats to the security of the nation.

The people no longer stand a chance against the might of the military industrial complex. All that will be left to the desperate poor of the future will be house to house searches, mass detentions without the benefit of habeas corpus, interrogations at the hands of people who do it for the greater profit of their businesses, and widespread human rights abuses even to the point of summary executions. Justice will be for the wealthy, and suffering will be what is left for everyone else.

These things will happen if we don't take active steps to stop the current trends of political and socioeconomic ideology. Balancing the budget and reducing the deficit would be great. What would be even greater would be to give every American citizen a fair chance at success. And it would be stupendous to shatter the stranglehold the tiny percentage of wealthy Americans has over everyone else, everyone else. I believe change is possible, but it will take a vast unified political uprising across all social strata, all racial strata, all geographic locations and across all political parties.

We, the people, need to stop blaming one party or the other and start blaming both of them. We need to focus on each individual politician, especially their funding and their loyalties, and refuse to accept anyone who panders to the forces that would turn every American citizen into a dollar sign. It's not a tall order. It sounds like something dramatic or fantastic. All it takes is for you to care enough to make sure your voice is heard. Make sure your friends and neighbors know who they are voting for or against, and for the sake of our children and grandchildren refuse to let corporate lobbyists control our country.

Time is of the essence. Become informed and inform those who aren't informed. Show them cold hard facts. I will do my best to provide facts and references that will make it easier for the average citizen to take a much more active role in changing the way our government treats the people. I have done so in the past, but perhaps too often with a lean to the left. The problem at this point has transcended party lines. It's time we stopped allowing our "leadership" to sell us down the river for the almighty dollar.

To stop the death of the American dream is my greatest hope. My thoughts and prayers are with the people who work hard everyday to such an end. I myself have been to lax in rejoining the battle against the corruption that gnaws away at our freedoms like a cancer, but I hope to give it my best shot again as the future races toward us. Failure is not an option, unless you like the idea of your kids and grandchildren struggling their entire lives only to die in misery and poverty. There simply is no other way to put it. That is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

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Everything I ever told in Coffee Drinkers Well Known decade before last was fabricated so I could be as cool as all the other people making up extravagant tales to keep from dying of boredom. Everything I ever confessed to was concocted to make me look ten times more guilty than I ever was, because it's better to do the hard part first, before doing the hard part again and again.

I gave up guns 17 years ago. That had nothing to do with anything in particular. The idea of learning survival skills without the use of weapons appealed to me more.


1. Blondie
2. Mazzy Star
(odd misspellings earlier...)

301 Fine Literary Works

I didn't finish this list. This is the third version of it. The predecessors were complete. I just quit working on it, but I may return to it one day.

1. Dune - Frank Herbert
2. The Mill on the Floss - George Elliott
3. Rendezvous with Rama - Arthur C. Clark
4. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquex
5. The Book of Five Rings - Miyamoto Musashi
6. Opening the Dragon Gate - Chen Kaiguo and Zheng Shunchao
7. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
8. Buddenbrooks - Thomas Mann
9. The Gulag Archipelago - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
10. Crime and Punishment - Doestoyevsky
11. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
12. Rip Van Winkle - Washington Irving
13. Why I Went to the Woods - Henry David Thoreau
14. All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque
15. The Red Badge of Courage - Robert Louis Stevenson
16. Time Enough for Love - Robert A Heinlein
17. Shogun - James Clavell
18. The Book Nobody Read - Owen Gingerich
19. Longitude - Dava Sobel
20. Ulysses - James Joyce
21. The Complete Poetical Woks - John Keats
22. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
23. The House of the Spirits - Isabel Allende
24. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage - Byron
25. Salammbo - Gustav Flaubert
26. The Hardy Boys - Franklin w. Dixon
27. The Nancy Drew Series - (unread - used to cover up what was here - A mystery!)
28. The Magic Skin - Honore de Balzac
29. The Rothschild's: Portrait of a Dynasty - Frederic Morton
30. The Boy Scout Fieldbook
31. The Boy Scout Handbook
32. The Holy Bible
33. The Golden Gems of Life
34. Halley's Bible Handbook
35. The Book of Kings: Jewish Commentary for Bible Readers - Dr. Leo L. Honor
36. God Is Not Great - Christopher Hitchens
37. The Hymn Book - John Ribble
38. Robots and Foundation - Isaac Aasimov
39. The Bridge of the Birds - Barry Hughart
40. The Man With the Golden Gun - Ian Fleming
41. Dark Laughter - Sherwood Anderson
42. The Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys
43. All the Bird's Come Home to Roost - Harlan Ellison
44. The Telltale Heart - Edgar Allen Poe
45. Startide Rising - David Brin
46. Principles of Physical Cosmology - Peebles
47. The Difference Engine - Sterling
48. Leviathan - Thomas Hobbes
49. All Creatures Great and Small - James Herriott
50. The Eagle's Gift - Carlos Castaneda
51. The Chocolate War - Robert Cormier
52. Are You there God? It's Me, Margaret - Judy Blume
53. The Rubayyat of Omar Khayam
54. Hawaii - James Michener
55. Sackett's Land - Louis Lamour
56. Bent's Fort - David Lavender
57. Incidents of Travel in Yucatan
58. The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint Exuperry
59. Charlotte's Web - E. B. White
60. The Once and Future King - T. H. White
61. The Crystal Cave - Mary Stewart
62. Four Quarters - T. S. Eliot
63. Macbeth - William Shakespeare
64. The Charge of the Light Brigade - Tennyson
65. Big Sur and the Apples of Hieronymous Bosch - Henry Miller
66. The Last of the Mohicans - Nathaniel Hawthorne
67. The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexander Dumas
68. The Ugly Duckling - Hans Christian Anderson
69. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
70. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
71. The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
72. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
73. Cthon - A E Van Vogt
74. Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
75. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
76. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
77. If - Rudyard Kipling
78. The Dain Curse - Dashiell Hammett
79. Seven Days in October: The Hunt for the Serial Sniper
80. The Old Gringo - Carlos Fuentes
81. Maneater - ViVi Levangier Granger
82. Arabian Knights
83. The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka
84. Blindness - Jose Saramago
85. Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger
86. Kafka on the Beach - Haruki Murakami
87. Islands in the Stream - Ernest Hemingway
88. The Habit of Being - Flannery O'Connor
89. The Incredible Ozma of Oz - L. Frank Baum
90. Fay - Larry Brown
91. The Devil's Dictionary - Ambrose Bierce
92. Lucifer's Lexicon - L. A. Rollins
93. A Connecticutt Yankee in King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain
94. I Ching - The Book of Changes
95. Gleanings in Buddha Fields - Lafcadio Hearns
96. Dracula - Bram Stoker (inspired Wax on the Altar)
97. Girl of the Limberlost - Gene Stratton Porter
98. Little House in the Big Woods - Laura Ingalls Wilder
99. The Dreams in the Witch House - Howard Phillip Lovecraft
100. Inferno - Dante
101. Iron John - William Bly
102. All the Pretty Horses - Carmac McCarthy
103. Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry
104. Travels with Charlie - John Steinbeck
105. You Broke My Spirit Cup - C. Maldine Germaine
106. Petite Madame - Andre Lichtenberger
107. Death on the Installment Plan- Celine
108. You Get So Alone at Times It Just Makes Sense- Bukowski
110. Le Fleurs du Mal - Baudelaire
111. Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note
112. The Poetry of Howard Nemerov
113. A Coney Island of the Mind - Lawrence Ferlinghetti
114. The Path to the Nest of Spiders - Italo Calvino
115. The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco
116. Watership Down - Richard Adams
117. The Poetry of Emily Dickinson
118. Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie
119. Busman's Honeymoon - Dorothy L. Sayers
120. Faust - Goethe
121. This Immortal - Roger Zelazny
122. The Republic - Plato
123. Nichomachean Ethics - Aristotle
124. Return of the Native - Thomas Hardy
125. The Human Zoo - Desmond Morris
126. Squibb's Materia Medica
127. Over the Hill's and Far Away - Lord Dunsany
128. Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (not a work)
129. Roget's International Thesaurus
130. Soldier Ask Not - Gordon R. Dickson
131. The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck
132. The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe
133. Naked Lunch - William S. Burroughs
134. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues - Tom Robbins
135. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
136. Lancelot - Walker Percy
137. Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
138. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
139. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
140. Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer - Joseph Conrad
141. The Pictureof Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
142. A Canticle for Liebowitz - Walter Miller
143. The Warlock in Spite of Himself - Christopher Stasheff
144. The Bartimaeus Trilogy - Jonathan Stroud
145. The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
146. The Word for World is Forest - Ursula K. LeGuin
147. The Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
148. Mything Persons - Robert Asprin
149. A Canticle for Liebowitz - Walter M. Miller
150. Holy Blood, Holy Grail - Baigent, Leigh, Lincoln
151. The Story of O - Pauline Reagae
152. The Phoenix Guards - Steven Brust
153. The King's Daggers - Dave Duncan
154. The Third Book of Swords - Fred Saberhagen
155. The Tower of the Elephant - Robert E. Howard
156. The Ivory Tower - Henry James
157. Zothique - Clark Ashton Smith
158. A Retrieved Reformation - O'Henry
159. A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams
160. The Time Machine - H. G. Wells
161. Lord Hornblower - C. S. Forester
162. The Iliad - Homer
163. The Green Flag - John Kee
164. Slave Girl of Gor - John Norman
165. The Four Lords of the Diamond - Jack Chalker
166. The Bacchae - Euripides
167. Hymn to Aphrodite - Sappho
168. Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God - Jonathan Edwards
169. Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer
170. Paradise Lost - John Milton
171. Utopia - Thomas More
172. The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle
173. The Bridges of Madison County - Robert James Waller
174. For Whom the Bell Tolls - John Donne
175. The Stranger - Albert Camus
176. Being and Nothingness - Jean Paul Sartre
177. What Must I Do To Be Saved? - Cotton Mather
178. The Downbound Train - Robert Bloch
179. Books of Blood - Clive Barker
180. The Talisman - Peter Straub
181. Chariot of the Gods - Erich Von Danniken
182. The View Over Atlantis - John Mitchell
183. Peace with God - Billy Graham
184. Be Here Now - Baba Ram Dass
185. Odes and Epodes - Horace
186. Lost Horizon - James Hilton
187. The King in Yellow - Robert W. Chambers
188. The Mask of Fu Manchu - Sax Rohmer
189. Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett
190. The Journey to the East - Herman Hesse
191. The Godfather - Mario Puzo
192. Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
193. The Map of Love - Dylan Thomas
194. The Nazarene - Sholem Asch
195. A Cricket in Times Square - George Selden
196. The Weird of the White Wolf - Michael Moorcock
197. In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead - James Lee Burke
198. The Bulwark - Theodore Dreiser
199. Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman
200. The Stainless Steel Rat - Harry Harrison
201. Aces High - George R. R. Martin
202. Fuzzy Sapiens - H. Beam Piper
203. To Your Scattered Bodies Go - Philip Jose Farmer
204. The Sum of All Men - David Farland
205. Those Who Hunt the Night - Barbara Hambly
206. The Mandarins - Simone Beauvoir
207. Beauty and the Beast - Jean Cocteau
208. Baal - Bertolt Brecht
209. Religious Medicine: Asclepius and His Cult - Henry E. Sigerist
210. The Crucible - Arthur Miller
211. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Berlin Diary - William Shirer
212. The End of the Pier - Martha Grimes
213. Overclocked - Cory Doctorow
214. Purple Hibiscus - Chimamanda Ngoza Adichle
215. When the Sacred Ginmill Closes - Lawrence Block
216. Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note
217. A Full Moon in March - William Butler Yeats
218. A Swiftly Tilting Planet - Madeline L'Engle
219. A Few Figs from Thistles - Ednay St. Vincent Millay
220. Of Human Bondage - W. Somerset Maugham
221. Gypsy Ballad Book - Federico Garcia Lorca
222. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening - Robert Frost
223. The Good War - Studs Terkel
224. The Worm Ouroboros - Eric Eddison
225. Under the Volcano - Malcolm Lowry
226. The Science of Culture - Leslie White
227. The Ugly American - Lederer and Burdick
228. Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton
229. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant - Anne Tyler
230. A Man for all Seasons - Robert Bolt
231. Structure of Scientific Revolution - Thomas Kuhn
232. The Haj - Leon Uris
233. She Is the Darkness - Glen Cook
234. Dorland's Medical Reference
235. Physician's Desk Reference
236. The Complete Book of Vitamins
237. Field Manual 21-76 Survival - Department of the Army
238. Firefox 5 - Eliot Wigginton
239. Memories of the Ford Administration - John Updike
240. To Build a Fire - Jack London
241. The Cremation of Sam Magee - Robert Service
242. Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
243. Hirohito Emperor of Japan - Leonard Mosley
244. The Lord of the Flies - William Golding
245. The Anarchist's Cookbook
246. Crystal Singer - Anne McCaffrey
247. The Vampire Armand - Anne Rice
248. Mastering Delphi
248. dBase for Dos Series
249. Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible - Richard Blum
250. Absolute BSD: The Ultimate Guide to FreeBSD - Michael Lucas
251. Learning the Vi Editor - Linda Lamb and Arnold Robbins
252. Build the Ultimate Custom PC - Adrian and Kathie Kingsley-Hughes
253. On Basilisk Station - David Weber
254. Count Zero - William Gibson
255. The Future of Quantum Cosmology - Stephen Hawking
256. Freedom and Necessity - Emma Bull (I have not read War for the Oaks)
257. Spellsinger - Alan Dean Foster
258. Shards of Honor - Lois Bujold
259. Serpent's Reach - C J Cherryh
260. A Complete Guide to the Tarot - Eden Gray
261. Final Gentleman - Clifford D. Simak
262. Homo Plus - Frederick Pohl (En EspaƱol)
263. The Mote in God's Eye - Jerry Pournelle
264. Swords of Lankhmar - Fritz Leiber
265. Siege of Darkness - R. A. Salvatore
266. White Stains- A. Crowley
267. Deathstalker War - Simon Green
268. The Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan
269. The Matarese Circle - Robert Ludlum
270. The Eye of the Needle - Ken Follett
271. The Andromeda Strain - Michael Crichton
272. Cruel and Unusual - Patricia Cornwell
273. Branya: Realityscape in Fantasy Land - D M Grouchy II
274. Dungeon Master's Guide - Gary Gygax
275. "A" is for Alibi - Sue Grafton
276. Phenomenology and Existentialism - Robert Solomon

Books by great authors and important treatises and reference manuals. This list is only a personal recommendation. There are tons and tons of historically acclaimed authors not listed. I only listed books I have read, and by no means every book I read by every author, having read every book by a great many of these authors. I sort of blew this list off, since it is the third one I've made.


Black - Negro - Opal #00000
Brown - Burnt Sienna
White - Blanca - Blanque - Milk - Quartzite - Diamond
Azul - Blue - Aquamarine - Royal Blue - Sapphire - Cobalt Blue #6fa8dc
Purple - Lavender - Amethyst #351c75
Green - Verde - Sea Foam Green - Forest Green - Emerald #6aa84f
Amarillo - Yellow - Jaunes - Enchanted Sun #ffd966
Anaranjada - Orange - Gemmed Agate #e69138
Red - Rojo - Rouge - Ruby #cc1e00
Salmon - Pink #ff00ff
Gray - Bilious Gray - Smoke #ccccc

[To combat automated full site text grabs (free enterprise runs amok at times), to be moved around]


Eribazezan Perrod:

Thwarth-db Myxile


Carnivorle Peauxrque


Braykink Cylgouin


Lossless is too big for Archive open source, or that's what I keep getting anyway. I tried once again to upload everything in FLAC. That's just not going to happen. I'll look into file hosting like Rapidshare or Megaupload when I'm on my own computer.

Last post there was a link to a couple of MP3's that had major level problems. I copied the wrong files on my way out the door (I backup too much), and of course did not listen to them after uploading. I corrected it, but I didn't like it that much to start with so I didn't re-upload.

These files were created using Audacity and lots of hardware. I always overclock my CPU when doing music production (it's too simple not to), so sometimes I am hearing a quality of sound that can't be transferred to other systems. I built the computer with music production in mind. Until I experienced it first hand I wouldn't have known what a huge difference the right computer makes. Also, I use old cassettes, vinyl, digital and microphones in sampling, creating and modifying.

other: There's a Metalocalypse episode where Squizgar says, "It's like he is slowly unlearning how to plays the guitar." I wondered how Brendan Small found out about my guitar career when I saw that (that's a joke...). Over the course of three years I went from making slightly enjoyable music to the most horrific out of sync crap ever conceived, and it never got better. I quit making music for 18 years because of it. [Years of piano and violin were not enough to keep me interested. Ever the spoiled fucktard in those days, I quit when I couldn't get my way with Loosy.]

It broke my heart not being able to play my custom 1956 Les Paul with ivory inlay and gold frets, so I sold it [for $600 -- yep, I'm a genius]. Then I sold my dead father's Martin D-28 to a friend for $300, because he played fantastic bluegrass and because I didn't know it was valuable (nobody told me). I am the stupidest man alive. My friend knew though, yet he still let a woman steal it from him. We all win blue ribbons.

Uhh... Carnivorle Peaurxque -- everyone in the hardcore world knows the beat from Psalm 69. I recreated it super clean. However, I sampled modified riffs from 8 bands into that song. Somehow I wound up with a shout that sounds exactly like Jourgensen, but it's not. Unless it's a vengeful ghost of one of his former lives guarding the fucking beat. I have no idea which recording it came from. I didn't hear it until after I tinkered with amplification and had already mixed, rendered and somehow lost the project data. So it sounds like a complete ripoff. That's okay. I also have two lines from a NIN ROIO in Carnivorle. It's only because I love the shit, not because I'll get anything out of it. NIN folks will have to send a CND if they have issues with that. I will willingly CND if they do. [I'm the one shouting "March" though.]

Duhh... Worked on this stuff until all I saw when I closed my eyes were waveforms. I know it's been a good day(s) work when my vision is swimming with data. As I always say, this may be the worst music ever recorded, but it's still mine. I'm going for a grand slam on the arts: Worst writing, music and visual arts. Yeah!!

[Oh, it was like 40 minutes here, but the last song of this "album" wouldn't ever finish uploading. So it's not quite as much. Next week I'll put up the rest. I won't be able to keep this production pace up, so I'm spacing out releases a little.]

[Last note: The song that says "weed" a bunch of times has nothing to do with marijuana. I really like John Digweed's intro at Transitions at Kiss 100 FM. The song originally had more sampled. I toned it down, but kept the last half of his last name. Any Digweed fans would know exactly where the sounds came from.]
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