Archives February 2006

The Untapped Well in the Back Field


I can't share it with you
Because it all comes back
As heart-sticking recrimination
And randomly slung blame
That deepest strata of feelings
Below everything I ever was
Where heat and pressure
Applied over geologic time
Turns all to a black muck
Formless and half-forgotten
Clinging to whatever it touches
Burning whenever it feels ...

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New StarPy release with channel-tracking example code (About 61 lines of code...)


There's a new StarPy release up. This fixes the reported data-file installation problem, adds a bit more documentation for a few functions, and fixes a shallow error in one of the sample applications. More interestingly, it also includes sample code for tracking total PRI usage, see the priexhaustion.py script in the examples directory ...

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StarPy to the rescue (Or, my day in auditing...)


I've spent much of the last two days working on an auditing and reporting mechanisms to let people know when we're getting close to PRI exhaustion. Following the advice of the back-end wizards, who don't see the necessity of having the tools, (the security/financial problems being lost on them) I've ...

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A Perfect Day (rev)


The first drops of a summer thunderstorm
Roll off my battered old trench coat
The doors and windows are open to the wind
Clearing the black smoke from the air
You've been playing with your toys again
Building robots from magnets in old TVs
The storm builds outside the empty windows
As your Frankenstein ...

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All Barmaids are Beautiful


Is it that all barmaids are beautiful
Or that beautiful barmaids get the best tips
So the beautiful do better than the plain
Driving them out of the field
Like some pretty deadly weeds
Or is it just a job for the young
So youth shines from their hearts
Obscuring any flaws that might be ...

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Strategic Feathers


Her plumage worked I'll admit
It's not that I could not look away
Or so I want to tell myself
I had to figure it out
Was it really that revealing
Just some strategic feathers
How could she wear that
In a Canadian winter

My Released Eyes


In the cafe this evening
There was a beautiful lass
For a few moments
She trapped my wayward eyes
Yet when I returned to my table
She'd turned herself plain
And did not my eyes trap again

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