Category Archives: Essays

Tully Goes Down To The Docks

So, I’ve released a new track for sale on Bandcamp, entitled “Tully Goes Down To The Docks”. It’s priced at a minimum of $1.00, but you can pay whatever you think it’s worth. This piece (arranged for toy piano and … Continue reading

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Stikki and Hauntology

[If you don’t know what Stikki.me is, now you know. 🙂] Last night, I was trying to sell a very important investor on what Stikki is — namely, my wife Rosalie. (She’s not investing money, but I take up a … Continue reading

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Why cloud storage for music is really an opportunity for labels

As anybody who knows me knows, I am profoundly ambiguous about the effects of the network on the music industry — particularly the independent bits of it, such as artists (like myself) who fund, produce and distribute their own music … Continue reading

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Random Ontologies, Entry 2

When I was a very young kid, maybe five, I found the book Stranger Than Science by Frank Edwards — a sort of compendium of Forteana, UFO tales and ghost stories. There was one story in the book about two … Continue reading

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How can we go from 419 to Web 3.0?

Here’s a quote from an amazing TechCrunch article about former and current Nigerian 419 scammers by Sarah Lacy: Boakye’s sheer hacker genius was the most astounding. It’s not just technical ability– he tries to figure out how the person who … Continue reading

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An Immodest Proposal: iqCAPTCHA

One of my friend Alex’s hard and fast rules is: never talk to the Internet people. Don’t read blog comments, don’t reply to blog comments, don’t get in flamewars. It’s a rule I follow myself, by and large; I almost … Continue reading

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Random Ontologies, Entry 1.

I’ve been thinking about writing down some of my thoughts on philosophical/scientific things that interest me…or rather, the questions that I ask and the responses I’ve come up with to them. This is not meant to be any sort of … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Rep. Shelley Berkley

Dear Representative Berkley, My name is Joshua Ellis. I’m a writer and web developer from Las Vegas. You may or may not know who I am — I was a opinion columnist for many years for the Las Vegas CityLife … Continue reading

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of iPad magazines and online publishing

So Rupert Murdoch’s The Daily iPad “newspaper” is in the news, mainly because it’s failed to appear. It seems that publishers are falling all over themselves to come up with their own iPad app-based publications — Wired and Scientific American … Continue reading

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