Old Posts

I have imported 8 years worth of posts from gonze.com/blog, dating back to 2007. I started blogging on this domain around 2003, using a minimalist scrap of perl by Rael Dornfest called bloxsom. If I could import those old posts I would. I wonder when if ever this blog will get visitors again, aside from […]

Stateless Societies

This morning I was thinking about statelessness, the end of countries as we think of them. There are two sides of the coin: 1. Open borders. Let anybody in or out. No permanent citizenship. 2. Power flowing from money, which is mainly held by global-scale corporations and the ultra rich. How would a state transition […]

I would not mind paying for a copy of an e-book or music recording on the Internet if I could do so anonymously, and it were ethical in other ways (no DRM or EULA). But that option almost never exists. —RMS It is possible to sell online media with payment in cash by mail. Have […]

Hot beer

I had low hopes about putting jalapeno in my beer along with lime, but it worked out really well. The beer absorbs the smoky flavor from the jalapeno, not the pure heat. I’m sure I’ll do it many times more. This wouldn’t work with pickled jalapeno! The flavor that carries over is unique to the […]

Four small plates

Honeydew. Portobello with lime and olive oil, grilled in the Joe Foreman. Hardboiled eggs with Tapatio. A banana. On separate plates. Not a salad, not a fruit salad. A flat hierarchy. A meal without a center. No entree, appetizer, dessert. No sequence – take bites of any one at any time. No explicit starch, but […]