Quarter

Thoughts, stories and ideas.

Saturday

03

August 2013

THE SURPRISE OF MY LIFE

by Audemedia, on Getting Started, Maths, Content

“Sarkoja told Sola that you had become a true Thark,” she said, “and that I would now see no more of you than of any of the other warriors.” “Sarkoja is a liar of the first magnitude,” I replied, “notwithstanding the proud claim of the Tharks to absolute verity.” Dejah Thoris laughed. “I knew that even though you became a member of the community you would not cease to be…

Tuesday

30

July 2013

A COUPLE OF HUNDRED PEOPLE, PERHAPS

by Audemedia, on Sysadmin, Content

A large portion of the cylinder had been uncovered, though its lower end was still embedded. As soon as Ogilvy saw me among the staring crowd on the edge of the pit he called to me to come down, and asked me if I would mind going over to see Lord Hilton, the lord of the manor. The growing crowd, he said, was becoming a serious impediment to their excavations,…

Sunday

14

July 2013

SHOWERS OF SILVER CHIPS

by Audemedia, on Draft, Content

But, at last, when turning to the eastward, the Cape winds began howling around us, and we rose and fell upon the long, troubled seas that are there; when the ivory-tusked Pequod sharply bowed to the blast, and gored the dark waves in her madness, till, like showers of silver chips, the foam-flakes flew over her bulwarks; then all this desolate vacuity of life went away, but gave place to…

Tuesday

25

June 2013

YOU ARE A FRENCHMAN, I BELIEVE

by Audemedia, on Burlesque

Don't just survive while waiting for someone's revolution to clear your head. I believe I’m honest, monsieur, but, to be outspoken, I’ve had several trades. I’ve been an itinerant singer, a circus-rider, when I used to vault like Leotard, and dance on a rope like Blondin.…

Sunday

07

April 2013

THAT’S VERY CURIOUS

by Audemedia, on Travelling

‘If I’d been the whiting,’ said Alice, whose thoughts were still running on the song, ‘I’d have said to the porpoise, “Keep back, please: we don’t want YOU with us!”‘ ‘They were obliged to have him with them,’ the Mock Turtle said: ‘no wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise.’ ‘Wouldn’t it really?’ said Alice in a tone of great surprise. ‘Of course not,’ said…