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1089> Simultaneous switcheroo to aNYCity to reconstruct our bed
... 42nd st, 50th, Columbus Circle. The in-your-face efficiency like night + day compared to DC. 8 years (minus 1½ yrs in Italy) in DC + never felt we belonged, finally back home where we were meant to be. Like Odysseus returning to Ithaca after 10 years. 72nd... 96... got off @ 103, walked north a block to 455 Central Park West, the entrance on 105. Bedder-½ met us in lobby, introduced us to door- [ ... ]

1088> t zerO + counting to unpack red dots into the kitchen
3 days til moving day. Yesterday met the buyers + their dogs, good to put a face to the next occupants + hand off the baton, which included a book the previous owners put together of the history of this house on Swann St. This morning hung up the no parking signs per bureaucratic specs. We're more or less packed, so now it's just waiting for these next 72 hours, enjoying our last days in DC. [ ... ]

1087> Countdown til contingencies expire to appraise a prototype for useless machines that use us to blast off
The final countdown... we won't be as dramatic as we were when we left NYC for Nairobi, but 15 days + counting til we leave DC for NYC. There's not many things to do or places to go in DC, that we feel we need to for the last time. And this is the 4th time we've moved to Gotham, so it's more like we're just returning home, "Nostos" in Odysseyan terms. We keep trying to leave + it keeps sucking us [ ... ]

1086> 118 pg laundry list 2 inspect our history of luminous moving 2 fall asleep 2 instead of counting sheep
These moves get more + more complic8ed, this being the 1st where we had 2 sell house during the process. AccumuL8ing more + more stuff, far cry from moves in college when you'd just buy your friend a 6-pac 2 borrow their pick-up truck 4 an hour. A trick we use when we have a hard time sleeping is 2 count the years backwards from 2023, 2022, etc. + have each breath/# sum up that year, [ ... ]

1085> binary indeterminacy of hypothetical hybrid monsters az an alien portrait of a Jung man
(tho eating w/ them once @ an Indian place on 2nd ave we discovered a cockroach leg in ℝ bharta... or mayB we onely imagined it was 2nd ave b/c of the Ramones song «hanging out on 2nd Avenue / eating chicken vindaloo»?). If U snoop around Inurnet U can find out who Weil ℝeally = (+ no, it ain't Paul McCartney (when The Beatles = The Silver Beetles, Paul's pseudonym = Ramone)), but even [ ... ]

1084> Red Earth in DANte's circ-L 8/O-pen house of the district @ Zero K / 4 i am DNA
It was sent from Berlin 10–11 days ago via DHL + we've been nervously tracking it as it 1st got held up @ Berlin airport + then again 3-4 days in customs @ JFK... part of why we canceled our trip, 4 fear porch pirates wd snatch it in absentia. This leather-bound Red Earth is a 1-of-a-kind copy of the original "source code" for an ongoing art project of Michael Salu, an "artistic, interdisciplinary study [ ... ]

1083> TL; ĐR: an anachronistic Autobiology of The Litterasure Machine 2 decim8 GUAC 4 diGitaL MiLK CRiME5
... H&–# X in inkREMant5 of 10 (≠ 2) (mine-us 1 4 check5um), U proPO5E > from binary 2 de¢ima1 4mat U– 5in9 O- (5trat-E-G (0.5.) morfed in2 arBiTrarE + bLeek + etc. 9ener8ive aut-0-m8ion tech-neekS az «0p– r8in9 5ystem» w/ iDiot GLEE 2 9ener8 100 LineS/ seX– ions of «5Lacker F8» 2 5eek FractaLian (dis)Order oƒƒ coarse Leave room 4 mar9in oƒ air ±1 ... works 5e1f out in [ ... ]

1082> Last call on the error plane b4 they taxi + L& w/ a crow bra + sum 1 took they tongue
... felt bad that this plane was operating solely 4 us, but we were assured it was gonna fly the route anyway so felt bedder that at least it would take us + not fly empty. We looked @ the seating chart + could see that we, I, took up 2 seats, 1 for me + 1 for my alter ego observing me. Last minute a pilot came on board, but he didn't count (on the seating chart) since he was "flying under the radar" [ ... ]

1081> A field guide to wandering thru the O-ringed purgatory of a heated tile contingency in a Helium dream st8
Still in house-selling hell. Last week sum 1 made us an offer... + then came the inspection. Here we were worried about showstoppers like the roof or HVAC, but their main concern was the heating tiles in the basement. We scarcely even remembered our place had such a thing, the previous owners bragged about how great they were when we 1st bought the place, but they just seemed like a decadent [ ... ]

1080> ¼ ĐNA projected on a real-time beach instead of a screen + houses turning in2 horses 2 snowball felch, punk
... we were @ a movie theatre, but in place of the screen/stage was a beach w/ waves rolling right up 2 the front edge of the theatre where the screen would have been. Last night we were in bed in a hotel room when these people came in w/ kids + dogs, etc. Evidently they were the next occupants of our room + although it wasn't time 2 check out they had 2 leave their previous room + the deal [ ... ]

1079> 1/ 4 i am ĐNA cot up in a money-laundering racket 2 birth Genesis in "Nel sogno"
But the next day it cleared! We officially had $25,100 in our bank acct. We could see it was a check from some random construction company in Washington state, but the scary thing is is that we could see it was deposited @ an ATM in Dupont circle, which is less then a mile from our house. Think we slept well that night? Expecting some thugs pounding on our door demanding their $25,000 (or [ ... ]

1078> error, err, "Air" (f.k.a. "Shadow to the Wind") + pentagonal inter-connections shelved @ Asterism
... yielding shadows to the wind / and places that we've been / we'd walk if we had the time / we never asked for these roads / they say they paved for our sake / turning decades into days / time moves in swirling streams / the whorling flow / veined in autumn leaves / falling asleep / time moves so slow into air / the air we breathe without thinking / breathe without knowing / that's the real time [ ... ]

1077> UX of a 5tick bug's cost-benefit analysis of RE: [entry] by [narr8or]
... epic proportions. Last night we tried to foke us on it, rather than ignore it, really concentr8ing on the innuendos + overtones of the high pitch ringing + it occured 2 us that perhaps it's not a disability, but a special ability. R rite ear may B deaf 2 the goings on in the reel whirled, but it's tooned to a special freakwindsea no 1 else can here, az if it's N-10-a picking up transmissions from outer 5pace... [ ... ]

1076> in-D distro woes: our disillusioned history w/ $PD + what's Next 4 Ↄalamari arↄHive
So when $PD sent their "SPD Next" announcement last week, that was the final straw. Since we're not on social media, we don't know if this letter was made public, or what the general reaction to it was, but we'll inkloot it @ the end this rant (along w/ our response 2 it) 4 any 1 curious. This is what pisses us off most, is this lack of transparency, of them not consulting us, of the presses involved not [ ... ]

1075> Living ≈ lions on the auction block + other dizzying adventures
3/3/23> Happy March... in ≈ a lion, out ≈ a lamb. 3 months tel we move (in theory). dude came this week 2 take photos of the house now that we've decluttered + minimized furniture + eXcess flair. s0 this = how we'll bee living next few months, the house minimal + clean + in standby mode 2 get scarce if sum 1 comes 2 view it. so now is the w8ing game... nothing came up in the 1st round [ ... ]

1074> economy of words 2022: a taxiing time 2 reloc8 the Ↄalamari HQ from Swann's weigh
... where we tally $tuff up + pay extortion due 2 this govt that hardly serves our needs (specially in D.C. where we don't even halve representation in the house) + as always wheel tran$parently divulge our financial i/o (in- v.s out-put) 4 any 1 dumb enough 2 want 2 start an indeependant small pre$$ ... this year we made $3,601 dollhair$, but we $pent $4,866 in dire¢t expenditures (dire¢t ¢osts 2 [ ... ]

1073> the subtleties of wallpaper + atmospheric pressure under the wait of furniture 4 the house 2 find 1 buyer
... sitting here in the rain contemplating these spaces we've inhabited + the meaning of furniture + wordly possessions... yet more thriver memes, these man-made objects that lured us into buying them to what, sit on? to decorate our house? and how they might be passed on to sum 1 else + this house occupied by sum 1 else. A potential buyer doesn't choose the house, the house chooses them, it sells itself [ ... ]

1072> how U/i = Left/Righting down-2-EARTH  U/X guide 4 VU error Lines 2 tackle the man-cave w/ portion CTRL
Finished a draft of bit 011–101 (chapter 29 of 64) of U/X... almost ½–way. On the homefront, tackled D-basement, what is supposed to be the dining room that we use as our gym. Dismantled our electronic drum set + straps + rubber strength bands hanging from the ceiling (1 houseguest thought it was an S + M parlor) + other stuff down there, 2 make it look less man-cavey. Hopefully we [ ... ]

1071> retrieving the archive 2 monger advanced imperfect copies of GENESiS
the cover's meant 2 look like the the capsule that held the Genesis tablets, but the dirty secret is that it's our tortilla pan > the printer really messed the 1st batch up, the boxes were barely intact (+ thus sum of the boox damaged) + the margins off-kilter, some to the point where the text frame extends beyond the edge (U can tell b/c the edge of the book shd be white but in some of them below it's black): [ ... ]

1070> in8 iĐ 2 oxygen8 perspektive of mesOStic hermit krab trapped in bodily architeXtural Đ-zine #707
4 th most part thi5 week U/i've bin sending out eXcerpts from U/X bytes 000–010, witch involves going thru old bookmarks onely 2 discover 95% of sites from baↄk in th day lead to 404 airs ⊕ th URL redirects 2 shitty 5ites/5pam farms trying 2 $ell whatever junk... but on o-cassion i/U come a¢ross old 5ites from baↄk when inurnet = cool > nO 1 blogs N-E more kneethere, naught 4 free N-E- [ ... ]

1069> 3 Lbs of FLESH transL8ed 2 micr0dozed tXt focuSing on #s , sighlens + 4m more then content
the5e po5ts ℝ B-coming weekly i/O summaries, riding th Δ B-tween iNput + OUTput, ware Δ = diffrence ⊕ CHANGE, b/c @ end of th day dat = what U/i ℝ reduced 2 > i/U lost 3 lbs last week (from 172 down to 169 (a few days U/i even dipped B-low 168) just by [ ... ]

1068> insomniacal purging, starting w/ free trash (another's treasure?) 2 stabilize NQR neurOplastic i/O
Flying east to west nvr used to bother us much (az opposed 2 west 2 east), but still not totally adjusted, falling asleep early then waking up @ midnight ± 2 am totally wide awake (albeit ever in a fog). Took melatonin last 2 nights + spose it helped, still wake up periodically thru the PM but feel groggy + sorta go back to "sleep" but don't feel well-rested in the AM, Feel hungover D–spite 7 dayz of n0 drinking, [ ... ]

1067> U weren't even there, man
At some point in the middle of the night saw the yellow full moon out our window glistening over the Mediterranean. Woke up in Fiumicino w/ a belly full of raw fish + scampi risotto. One last walk along the Tiber after breakfast. Returned car at airport, big weight off our minds. 3000+ km roadtrip w/ no incident... every 1 of these roadtrips we feel we're pushing our luck, time to quit while [ ... ]

1066> a travel fatigued ciao to the final leg of where the Tiber meets the sea
... someone invited us up in a small plane + we came close to murmurations of starlings, so close U could see individual birds + their feathers twitching as they maneuvered to turn in which direction their closest neighbors (who were centimeters away) would turn, as if 1 organism + it was really exciting but at the same time we felt it was a bad omen + we were gonna crash, that the starlings would [ ... ]

1065> Nomadic ghost-town resolutions in Basilicata to purge self- documentation
... a lot different than the "van life" that has become popular these days, especially during covid years. We didn't have all the gadgets + Internet access that ppl have nowadays + nvr would have imagined that there would be a whole culture trying to "make a living" off the way they live by exploiting themselves, showing what they do day-to-day. Back then we just did it to save on rent, live minimally + [ ... ]

1064> The obsolescence of real-world experience to summarize 2022
... the Queen, Gorbachev, Sidney Poitier, Monica, Viti, Betty Davis, Bill Russell, Ray Liotta, James Caan, Christine McVie, George Costanza's mom, Olivia Newton John, the dude that made Woodstock happen + in the last few days: a pope, Pele, Vivienne Westwood, Barbara Walters + Terry Hall, which was really weird b/c the night before he died "We're Having All the Fun" popped into our [ ... ]

1063> bringing an olive alive into ghost architexture of polygonal Pogliono
... new room we occupy we imagine all the people that have stayed here before, as if an accumulation of spirits is present. In the last post we talked about oil + cars + (in the context of thRiver meme) + how our world is shaped by them. Architecture is also interesting to think about in this light, how a cluster of buildings are able to self-organize, using humuns to create symmetric order from the chaos of [ ... ]

1062> Masseria hopping across Puglia to be compliant w/ anonymous materials
... as if an Iranian Deleuze + Guattari wrote a novel about oil, math + the geopolitics of the Middle-East... 95% of it goes in 1 ear + out the other. Maybe it's brilliant to 1% of the world but to us feeble-minded folk seems a lot of high-brow hocus pocus, obfuscating things w/ fancy terms to make it seem like he must mean something deep. The new-age math shit in particular is hand-waving hogwash, [ ... ]

1061> Fixing a toilet to find artifacts dating back to B.C. times for our 26th
... explaining how they bought this place + discovered all this stuff (which obviously put a damper on them fixing their toilet + opening a trattoria). We walked through the maze of the old building turned excavation site, down spiral staircases through the various floors, 4 levels in all w/ glass floors in between at select parts so U could see through to the cisterns, tombs + secret tunnels of various [ ... ]

1060> Y lie When we seize to understand the whirled at the battle of Gallipoli
We just don't get why Labatut would feel the need to make shit up when it's already so interesting? And why the need to exaggerate the "mad" qualities of mad scientists... to make them more palatable + sexy? Sure, your NYTimes-reading intellectuals perhaps know the difference between fact + fiction, but 90% of ppl are idiots that will believe whatever they hear, as we know from recent history [ ... ]

1059> Eating monkfish + sea urchin to reach the abandoned sanctuary at the end of the world
... up the stairs to the lighthouse, befriending a cat on the docks that followed us ½ the way. For a while last year we were considering doing the via Francigena, a pilgrimmage trail which runs from Canterbury, UK through France + Switzerland + Italy, ending in Santa Maria di Leuca.... so going up these stairs would literally be the final steps, ending at the Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae [ ... ]

1058> Inanimate water statues + scarecrows in the ghost towns of the boot's heel
... haciendas that have been converted into villas/hotels, sorta like agriturismos you see in other parts of Italy but fancier + in this case there's an associated spa. We walked around the grounds, through the olive trees + vineyards + farms then ate lunch. Talk about farm to fork, most everything we ate was sourced from this farm, including the wines + olive oil + wheat for the bread (baked on site) + [ ... ]

1057> Using a get out of jail free in Monopoli w/ waves lapping @ our feet
The medium is the message. The zuppa de pesce did a number on our bedder-½'s belly, either that or after all these weeks/months of stress over this decision their body let them know they needed to purge + rest. So went for a run solo along waterfront south of Monopoli, then walked around town some more. Another beautiful day, 65° + sunny, walking around in shorts + T-shirts though all the [ ... ]

1056> our wave function collapsed eating olive ascolano + raw fish on the spur of the boot w/ a Vieste vista
Fiasco again trying to figure out what to do w/ the car, despite them claiming "parking available". Couldn't even double-park to call her, driving around in circles in pouring rain while she gave us directions to a street address of a supposed parking garage that wasn't where she said it was + then finally found it, a gated abandoned lot w/ broken bottles + no signs + then she gave us a ride back to the [ ... ]

1055> mosaic Red Desert for eel dessert in the Po river delta to unearth Dante
... no fun, but once we managed to find the hotel (a converted palazzo), went back out to check out the mosaics Ravenna is famous for, and also Dante's tomb... Dante lived out his final years + died in Ravenna + when the papal powers + likes of Michelangelo appealed to have his body taken to Florence where he was born, Franciscan monks hid his body elsewhere so they returned empty-handed. [ ... ]

1054> chugging to Chioggia past MOSEs reading The White Album to find a dynamo finally free of man
after a few days of eating meat we felt like crap + were having disturbing dreams of ½-decaying animals limping along like leprous zombies w/ body parts falling off + the cured meats in particular mixed w/ red wine seemed to trigger a bad vestibular migraine/ Ménière's episode yesterday. So from here on out it's all seafood for us, especially on the coast surrounded by all these fishing boats [ ... ]

1053> weighing the pros + cons of grandma's cured death, porticos + primadonna jellyfish bloom
If someone pulled such a dick move in NYC, U can speak your mind, like Ratso Rizzo in Midnight Cowboy, but in Italy it's not our place to say anything. And when other Italians complain about such things (which they do) it usually involves a long back + forth engagement, arguing who has the right-a-way, or whether your dog should be on a leash, or whether you're allowed to walk on a certain beach or [ ... ]

1052> Flying to Fiumicino in Hurricane Season to lose i to become U in Tuscany
Φ also symoblizes U/i, which we're using in U/X, alternating w/ i/U, as if the moment U the reader read text i write, i dies + becomes U. Φ also looks like an eye, or eYɘ as we were playing around w/ 2 posts ago. And thinking we'll also revert back to 1st person plural, which feels most comfortable to us. Been at least a decade since we've been writing anonymously in 1st person plural, something [ ... ]

1051> meat me ½ weigh w/ a RT tick iT ware therƎ = NEWS (knot a noose) in th NoiSE, 50/50 4 4 keeps
U = n0 catch + release / R knotted nets meshed in2 1 / 11,000 days ag0 / that = th day time stood still / th sky = blue / th grass = green / in st&ing waves / we live still in th innerface / what seams eNtwined in th seems / 4ever + 4 keeps / diamonds halve strong covalent bonds / electron pairs shared inbetween / 50/50 + 4 keeps / R carbon-based 4ms don't need rings 2 prove we're bound [ ... ]

1050> U + i = 3.14159..., where i = «eYɘ» + π = peach, az the ticker flips to 8,000,000,000 in ¾ time 2 emit Time's Edit
since it = X body's b-day (+ also b/c yesterday, 11/21, is the anniversary of when Sound Furies 1st met, in 1991 (another cosmic palindromic date!)), we'll release a track early, + since the world hit 8,000,000,000 seems fitting to make it «U + i = 3.141592653...» since it's about baby-boomers > so wish us happy b-day + anniversary of when Sound Furies met by listening 2 th track + «like it» if U = [ ... ]

1049> Destin8ion m∞n: th monomyth of periodic elements 2 make Soft Copy Hard 4 &roid protagonists
... + i/U remember he was wondering what time ppl on the east coast would see iT ... wd they see it 3 hours later? az if it was a televised event! U/i had 2 X-plane 2 him that iT was an event happening in the ℝeal world (not the REEL world), happening HERE + NOW, 4 every 1 @ th same time > same L&Lord that said he was an artist + showed us his studio chock full of 100s of penis sculptures, [ ... ]

1048> Spoon-fed Möbius notes 4 /i ± i/U 2 naviG8 th bi-4king X-roads of thRiver meme, iSBN + U/X on hi-8-us
If the medium is the message, then what technology 1 uses to make art inevitably effects the outcome, which is the undercurrent of all 3 of the above projects, if not all the art we've ever made (or that any 1 has ever made, if McCluhan will have it). The namesake spoon was/is our 1st memory (+ "manmaid" medium), something we already wrote about it in thRiver meme chapter 2. But this 1st on-line dRaft [ ... ]

1047> Zen + th art of inner ear maintenance @ a X-road B–tween aNYCity + iT–L–E
after 1 year or 2 of ℝ mineareyes d–zzz naught B-ing s0 bad, yesterday =1 of worst dayz ever, 2 th point ware U/i = s0 diz–Z i/U thought U/i mite fall down, had a hard time keeping ℝ shit 2–gether > din't help dat U + R's house = @ slight tilt (ends up naught just ℝ imagination) ... i/U really felt disoriented + Lop5ided ≈ i/U mite tip over + ℝ R ear feels swollen + 100% deaf (whereas 1 or 2 [ ... ]

1046> 5hedding N inkLing of 5kin 2 innerface w/ U/X cogs, ∀ll 2 blow up on dub-L dots of «möbius 5trip»
∴ rather than push ℝ Luɔk, U/i ℝ gonna try 2 pubLish th 1st 16 chapters/96 pgs) oƒ iSBN az is . . . + call iT Soft Copy Hard . . . ⊕ bedder yet, U/X (shorth& 4 User eXperience in ℝ previus professional world of iA (in4m8ion Architexture)), a 5top gap 5olution 4 th time B–ing, in case i/U die ⊕ sumping, b/c who nose how long iT will take 2 finish th other 3/4 oƒ iSBN @ X r8 + by then U/i will probly halve [ ... ]

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