Stan’s Obligatory Blog


We Sold Our Souls for Rock ‘n’ Roll

Filed under: — stan @ 11:00 pm

Went to UCLA tonight and saw “We Sold Our Souls for Rock ‘n’ Roll”. This film is a documentary about Ozzfest, following the tour around the country and interviewing the bands and the fans who come to the show.

This film was a hoot. It was a lot like “This is Spinal Tap”, but in real life. Highlights included the MC whipping the crowd into a frenzy, telling them “Ozzy is backstage and he can HEAR YOU”, while Ozzy was sitting backstage petting a puppy in his lap. Another funny bit was when one of the bands’ bus was repossessed at one of the tour stops. Finally, at the end, Ozzy and Sharon come home to Beverly Hills. Ozzy immediately goes over to the planter in front of his house and pisses in it.

If this film ever gets a distibutor and gets released, go see it.


False Memories

Filed under: — stan @ 7:05 pm

Went to the Center for Inquiry in Hollywood today to hear a talk by Dr. Elizabeth Loftus about the nature and fallibility of memory. She has done research into how false memories are created, and how susceptible people are to having their memories manipulated. Overall, it was a very interesting afternoon.


Filed under: — stan @ 8:57 pm

Lucinda is learning to write her name.



Filed under: — stan @ 9:02 pm

We had dinner at Traxx tonight. It was a last-minute idea, as we had just dropped Lucinda off for a sleep-over with Aunt Maggi. On the way back to L.A., we called Traxx and they said we could get in. Normally, they are booked solid weeks in advance, but the big Mexican Independence Day festival on Olvera St had scared away most diners. So we got in. And it was good


Filed under: — stan @ 8:58 pm

Lucinda had her first sleep-over trip today. She spent the night at Aunt Maggi’s house. This was the first time she has spent the night away from home.


Filed under: — stan @ 12:00 am

Got a new Epson 1650U scanner. Rebuilt SANE front and backends. Added ‘device uscanner’ and rebuilt kernel. The device is ‘/dev/uscanner0′. Had to remove ‘/dev/scanner’.


Filed under: — stan @ 12:00 am

GIMP 1.2 upgrade.


Filed under: — stan @ 12:00 am

4.6-STABLE upgrade built from source.


Filed under: — stan @ 8:58 pm

We took Lucinda up into the local mountains for the first time today. We hiked about a half-mile on a fire road near Mt. Wilson. She wants to do it again. Pictures at


Filed under: — stan @ 12:00 am


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