Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age
an age and see a list of accomplishments performed at that age.
New: "A Dollar for Your Soul" and "The Vision Vine" have just been released as an audio book, available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/EarlVickers and on iTunes.
Dollar for Your Soul"
A good introduction to Ponzi™ schemes and the madness of crowds. Based
on a true story about a high-school soul-selling pyramid scheme,
this story originally appeared in Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy
Magazine. A Russian
translation was done by Andrei
Novikov and published in December
1993 in Yesly ("If") magazine, which has been voted Europe's best
science fiction magazine. Since its circulation in 1993 eclipsed
that of MZBFM,
it appears that far more people have read this story in a Russian
A short story about virtual
reality and entheogens, originally published in Whole Earth
It's also about tribal cultures in conflict with modern civilization. The magazine Transdimension
Vista published a Japanese
translation without my knowledge
or permission, so
I'm using this graphic without their permission. (Also see Google's translation of
the Japanese version back to English.) The story
was then translated
into Russian (from the English version, of course) and published
in the May 2002 issue of Yesly magazine.
A very short, allegedly true, story.
Stories: An Anthology for Insomniacs
A collection of stories
designed to be as uninteresting as possible — your contributions
Girl Scout Cookie Project"
happens when your local scout troop goes on strike and refuses
cookies containing trans fatty acids (TFAs)?
An unpublished story about dreaming and networks. No one has bothered
Paul Hawken's Commencement Address to the Class of 2009
Direct, naked, taut, honest, passionate, lean, shivering, startling, and graceful.
Who We Might Be If We Weren't Us
Based on a Google search of visually similar images.
Hate My Life" Project
This is a hybrid image in which Mona Lisa is smiling when you're up close
and frowning when you're far away (or looking at a thumbnail).
online diary of what I was doing and thinking
each time a random timer beeped
Dogs into Art
distributed dozens of dollar bills rubber-stamped with messages asking
for return of the dollar or information as to its whereabouts
Apparently the White House has decided to outsource their Secret Service protection.
Photos of recently
discovered Crap Circles,
strange circular feces formations.
Photos of Fort
Ord and the Impossible City
Found in a Rat
So good, you'll want to taste it twice.
A Bunch of Song
A video of tunes written by Earl Vickers and Hal Canon for the Atari Games video game 720°, recently re-recorded by "Metronome the City".
brief excerpt from a deposition, wherein I give testimony
regarding a road kill possum.
Dreams and False Awakenings
Commentaries on the Human Condition
A hypertext version of
a dream about dreaming,
in which a telephone symbolized a dream. The over-reaching
interpretation is included at no extra charge
DIALECT TO LOCATION
Guessing where you're from, based on your dialect
Answer twelve questions about the words you use or how you pronounce them, and we'll guess where you're from.
THE ATTITUDINALLY CHALLENGED
technologies for coping with chronic negativity
"You could be happy right now"
Might as well.
"The Loudness War: Background, Speculation and Recommendations"
Video based on a presentation I gave at the recent Audio Engineering Society convention in San Francisco. The presentation looks at the Loudness War in terms of game theory and questions the idea that louder recordings sell better.
long out-of-print recording "It's
a Jungle in There: Sounds of the Tropical Rainforest in 3D" is
finally available from the iTunes Store.
short essays on tropical bird
sounds, along with samples I recorded
in Costa Rica.
essay on Mockingbird Song
Unusual Ideas for Science Fair Projects
Using Information Technology to Save Water
My water district responded to this idea, and the local water district may implement it next year
Quiz from the "Awesome
Possum" video game.
Historical note: I
think the bass part of the Awesome
Possum theme song was sung by the late Elmer "Len" Dresslar,
Jr., famous for being the voice of the Jolly Green Giant.
It Like a Penguin
Chapter 7 from Do It Like an Animal: Spice up Your Love Life with Erotic Advice
from the Animal Kingdom
report on Things Found Growing in My
Concerning the Speed of Light
Randomness, Consciousness, and the Mind/Body Problem
AD OR TESTIMONIAL?
Hate Your Cell Phone Bill?
We just signed up with Ting, a wireless provider that uses the Sprint network. Their average customer's bill is $21/month per device. If you're a light user, you can save a lot by buying your phone up front and just paying for what you use. These guys are pretty awesome - I've been really impressed with their customer service. Check out their ratings on Consumer Reports and read what other people are saying. Then please use this link so we each get a $25 credit.
Escape from Tech Support Hell
"Any sufficiently automated tech support system is indistinguishable from torture."
My new website, AudioEffects.com, is an authorized reseller for two of the most distinguished brands in audio processing: Zynaptiq (makers of Morph, OrangeVocoder, UNVEIL, and UNFILTER), and Sound Radix (makers of Auto-Align and the 32 Lives Audio Unit plug-in adapter).
Make your music shine with Turd Polisher Pro, the ultimate song improvement program! Check out the 'before' and 'after' sound samples.
a new software program that uses digital audio technology to neutralize
unwanted conversations so you can focus on your work, not your coworkers.
Treadmill Meditation is now available from the iTunes Store.
Detector lighted cat collar glows whenever your cat purrs.
Card Number Despacing" problem has been solved. This discovery
untangles one of computer science's most difficult mysteries.
Helper is a Photoshop plug-in for fixing a variety of common
artistic blunders, such as Monet's blurry images and Escher's mistakes
with perspective. See all the 5-star awards this program has won!
which I resolve to just be happy
Secrets of the Universe
story within a true story
Purpose of a Man
on evolutionary biology and love
Letter to Comcast
about a long series of unfortunate events
to a beard
to a Letter Concerning Post Alpha-Bits
was written in crayon
Regarding a Software Upgrade
from a Fast Food Company
those beeping sounds
A Winning TiVo Essay Contest Entry
OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE
people are searching for
terms recently used to find this site.