The Meandering Mind of Kamoranakrre
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The 9th day of May 2007

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Date: Wed 09-May-2007 12:35 pm
Subject: Who Are You Going to Call?
Whereabouts:38°40'23.90"N, 90°27'26.70"W
Mood of the moment:
complacent
Music of the moment:Louis Vierne - Kyrie Eleison
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For some reason, this company struck me as amusing. I hope that they show up at your house with crazy equipment and things. They claim to take the frustration out of home computing, but I find that highly unlikely. Until a computer becomes a toaster, anyway... Well, I guess whatever their merits they get free advertising in the picture of the day.

Computer Problem Busters
A van for the Computer Problem Busters
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kamoranakrre recommends regular percussive maintenance for optimum performance.


The 8th day of May 2007

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Date: Tue 08-May-2007 15:57 pm
Subject: Hall of International Congress
Whereabouts:38°38'53.20"N, 90°18'21.80"W
Mood of the moment:
cheerful
Music of the moment:Ed Miller - Road, Road
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This building has been used for many things over the years, from the 1904 World's Fair to a Library to an eatery and lounge to the picture of the day.

Ridgely Hall
Arches of Ridgely Hall in the Brookings Quadrangle
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kamoranakrre couldn't have asked for a better cloudscape for the afternoon. (Okay, he could have. ...But it would've been silly as the one present was quite nice.)


The 7th day of May 2007

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Date: Mon 07-May-2007 22:57 pm
Subject: Temporarily Delicious
Mood of the moment:
calm
Music of the moment:Ed Miller - Cholesterol
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I like the St. Louis Bread Company. Panera Bread is okay, too, I guess, though it lacks something. However, if you let it sit too long, your bread is no longer useful for eating, and is only good as a baseball bat and as the subject of the picture of the day.

Bread
A loaf of French bread
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(For the record, it wasn't kamoranakrre who purchased this bread. He would've likely made a meal of it and eaten it straight away. He likes bread.)


The 6th day of May 2007

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Date: Sun 06-May-2007 18:59 pm
Subject: A Computer is Not a Toaster
Mood of the moment:
calm
Music of the moment:Coldplay - The Scientist
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A toaster is an appliance that you can buy at the store. You would never think to order the parts for a toaster and make one yourself. On the other hand, a computer is comprised of a set of standard interchangeable parts. The first computer I ever built is not for me (though I'll get around to that at some point). I've watched lcd_cow and alataristarion build computers for people for awhile. More recently I've helped with some. More recently still I did it on my own, building a computer for etherealsquid (while he sat and watched). It took all afternoon, but it works!

The moral of the story is, if you open up a toaster, it doesn't look like the picture of the day.

Some Assembly Required
A fan and some wiring over a motherboard
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No endorsement of or by kamoranakrre is implied by or through the use of any trademarks that might appear in this image. However, Intel really blew it on the 64-bit front.


The 5th day of May 2007

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Date: Sat 05-May-2007 23:35 pm
Subject: A Wandering Way Back
Whereabouts:38°38'46.00"N, 90°20'15.00"W
Mood of the moment:
curious
Music of the moment:Billy Preston - Nothing from Nothing
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If you're feeling cheated after yesterday's post, well, this one might be better. There's just been a lot, a lot going on recently. If you're on my friends list you may've read my entry from "last night" expressing joy at finally having nothing to do for a momet. Otherwise, you'll just have to make do with a picture of my phone.

Tonight I was out driving around and decided to cut through downtown Clayton on my way home. I haven't been through in awhile, so why not? In a funny twist the end result is that a familiar parkway is yet again the subject of the picture of the day.

Parkway Indicator
Directional sign for the Forest Park Parkway
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I've always liked these square signs for the Parkway that treat it as if it's a route designation on par with a numbered highway. I'm not over the curiosity of there being railroad tracks down the middle, either.

No other cars were forced to unnecessarily wait in the production of this photograph. (The green light was for kamoranakrre alone.)


The 4th day of May 2007

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Date: Fri 04-May-2007 12:50 pm
Subject: Free at Last! (For Now, Anyway...)
Mood of the moment:
recumbent
Music of the moment:"Fisherman's Horizon" from Final Fantasy VIII
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Whereas I've recently been really busy what with all the goings on, today I'm taking a break. Well, I suppose I'll still give you a picture of the day.

Day of Rest
Mobile phone indicating "No Schedules"
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kamoranakrre is going to skip coming up with something witty to say for a day, too.


The 3rd day of May 2007

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Date: Thu 03-May-2007 16:58 pm
Subject: Marking Territory...with a Marker!
Whereabouts:38°38'24.00"N, 90°18'11.60"W
Mood of the moment:
amused
Music of the moment:Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
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You've seen plenty of pictures from my frequent walks up and down Skinker Boulevard. Today brings another one! There isn't much in the way of graffiti around this section of town. However there is or was someone once who thought tagging "Flux" onto signs and mailboxes and things was a good time. Here's an example for the picture of the day.

Pedestrian Flux
Diamond road sign: Yield to Pedestrians, with graffiti tag "Flux"
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kamoranakrre never really liked the game Fluxx. There's so much silliness in that game; enough that there's really nothing left to strategy. When I do find myself playing, I just try to cause as many crazy things to happen as I can rather than try to win. It's a little more fun that way, though still silly.


The 2nd day of May 2007

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Date: Wed 02-May-2007 13:34 pm
Subject: I'm...Sideways!
Mood of the moment:
turned-around
Music of the moment:Ozomatli - When I Close My Eyes
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I like to imagine a time where it's common to have such ornamental signage as in this picture of the day.

Stained Glass Arrow
Stained Glass Arrow
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This arrow isn't ornamental signage at all, though. In fact, the right side of the photo is actually the groundward edge. But kamoranakrre is far from the first to imagine a past that never existed.


The 1st day of May 2007

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Date: Tue 01-May-2007 16:39 pm
Subject: Cupples I, III
Whereabouts:38°38'54.90"N, 90°18'21.20"W
Mood of the moment:
solid
Music of the moment:System of a Down - Aerials
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It's another May Day. When I was younger, I wondered why someone would shout "May Day!" when they were in trouble. Leave it to English to steal a French word and then make its only difference from another thing be a space. I guess that's more than we sometimes get!

I couldn't tell you how many pictures I've taken from this room or of this building or anything, but this is the third in a chain of photos that have become the picture of the day.

Concrete Corner Circle
Concrete balcony railing
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Astute readers will remember seeing the different perspective on this location from Spring W.I.L.D. 2006 (the entry for which mentions another photograph taken from this spot).

kamoranakrre doesn't want to hear anything about how this is a sphere and not a circle. He passed Geometry back in the day--really! This is the window of the math lounge, even. If sphere started with a "C" he'd be all over it. This photograph isn't three-dimensional, anyway.


The 30th day of April 2007

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Date: Mon 30-Apr-2007 17:59 pm
Subject: One of the Perks
Whereabouts:38°38'14.50"N, 90°18'22.00"W
Mood of the moment:
cheerful
Music of the moment:Eve 6 - Open Road Song
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Parking on this street is often hard to come by. One of the benefits of walking/riding a bicycle almost everywhere is not having to worry about that much. I suppose it's also slightly less of a concern if you're like the picture of the day.

Perpendicular Parking
A motorcycle parked with its rear wheel to the curb
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kamoranakrre wouldn't be thrilled at the prospect of carrying a motorcycle into a third-floor walk-up, though.

The 29th day of April 2007

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Date: Sun 29-Apr-2007 21:24 pm
Subject: Bought!
Mood of the moment:
complacent
Music of the moment:Live - All Over You
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Something I'm frequently tempted to do is to stop in at the Miriam Switching Post. They always have something there that wasn't there before. Once upon a time I purchased a dresser there, but I've not since removed the tag that prevented others from buying the same one before I could find a large vehicle and pick it up. I kind'f like having it there, and at the moment it makes for a picture of the day.

Sold
A 'Sold' tag on a dresser
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The person who filled out this tag should be grateful she didn't have to figure out how to spell kamoranakrre.


The 28th day of April 2007

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Date: Sat 28-Apr-2007 22:04 pm
Subject: A Fair Use
Mood of the moment:
amused
Music of the moment:Barenaked Ladies - Alcohol
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Although I took this picture with my own camera, it contains the trademark of a company. They'd probably get mad at me (and sue) if I print off copies of this picture and slapped them on the side of a product. (Furthermore, if they didn't sue, they could lose their trademark--even if it's a suit they ended up losing.) However, I hope they don't sue, 'cause I'm using this logo nominatively. Though he may not rank as highly as a certain Admiral, most people I've consulted would prefer to see this Captain on their bottle, and possibly in the picture of the day.

Captain Morgan
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The contents of this bottle were more useful yesterday when OK Go and Reel Big Fish came to town for the semiannual W.I.L.D., but kamoranakrre hasn't figured out how to send liquids through the Internet so this picture will have to do for tonight.


The 27th day of April 2007

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Date: Fri 27-Apr-2007 12:57 pm
Subject: And Now for Something Not At All Different(!)
Whereabouts:38°38'56.00"N, 90°18'44.50"W
Mood of the moment:
cheerful
Music of the moment:Barenaked Ladies - It's All Been Done (Live)
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I've posted so many pictures of various construction goings-on already, but if there are two things that you can count on the school to be doing, it's planting flowers and building something new. Another crane...or, well...maybe it's the same crane? Still, it's another picture of the day.

Continuing Construction!!
A crane towers above the rising concrete structure of the new Political Science and Economics building(!)
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Of the current projects, kamoranakrre is most excited about this going up, because it's just like that one building on the Gateway Mall in terms of disrupting the continuity of the strip of open space between the Athletic Complex and Olin Library. (Well, maybe that's not the real reason...)


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