New York Systems

I'm David. I live in Astoria. During the day I work at a startup. Other times I visit bookstores.
This blog is my curio collection, sort of. I'll have a place of my own for essays... someday.

"You know what?" I said to myself. "I never get to wear this jacket." So I did.


Earned it.

Lying around drinking and feeling sorry for myself.

At least the beer tastes pretty good.


Created for Sight & Sound magazine // May 2013 “The only great problem of cinema seems to be more and more, with each film, when and why to start a shot and when and why to end it.” – Jean-Luc Godard See accompanying text here: What is neorealism? kogonada

High-tech passport.

The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage is a 1989 book written by Clifford Stoll. It is his first-person account of the hunt for a computer hacker who broke into a computer at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL).

These events are referenced in Cory Doctorow’s speculative fiction short story “The Things that Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away”, as “(a) sysadmin who’d tracked a $0.75 billing anomaly back to foreign spy-ring that was using his systems to hack his military”.

The Cuckoo’s Egg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I’m at tumblr!


This Must Be the Place (8-bit Nintendo Version)

Original track by Talking Heads

Remix by apmeehan