May 17th, 2008
|01:17 am - Back in Contact|
Thursday was wonderful, except when I went to get on-line in the evening and found that some distant thunderstorm had killed the local wifi (it still wasn't back the next morning). I have no trouble being off-line when there is sufficient enjoyable social contact – Walking the Thresholds is an excellent example of such a time. teaotter and I spending time with my parents is vividly not an example of enjoyable social contact. I need time to contact the world beyond the sphere of my parents. Also, sf author Daniel Keys Moran coined the term "datastarve" in his wonderfully fun novel The Long Run, and I vividly know what that is like, but for me it's largely related to social contact and communication. The social contact of lj and even RPG.net is a fairly important part of my life, especially when other social contact is below optimum.
In any case, Mesa Verde was wonderful and amazing, and in addition to seeing all manner of fascinating things (photos coming once I'm back in Portland), the restaurant there served some of the finest food I've ever had – definitely 3+ star restaurant quality food. However, I'm very glad to be back on-line.
Current Mood: tired
When I'm in East Texas the internet coverage is highly variable, so I know what you mean. I've started to feel cut off from both my outboard brain and a large portion of my social network when I'm there. Before I just missed using the internet and now I feel like something integral has been removed.
You are the only other person I've ever encountered--EVER--who knows who Daniel Keyes Moran is.
Coolness. I'm surprised tlttlotd
doesn't know his work. Did you know almost all of his work is available on-line now for free
? The long awaited AI War
will soon go up there.
As an amusing side-note, I discovered his work less than a year before I got on-line (way back in 1993) and the Continuing Time mailing list was the first on-line forum that I found and joined, I'm still on it 15 years later. Edited at 2008-05-18 02:45 am (UTC)
AWESOME! Thanks for hitting me up with the link. I soooo want to read The Armageddon Blues again....
Welcome back! I missed your posts.