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Functional sculpture

In preparation for the epic Year of the Rabbit New Year Party on February 5th,  Joe Cissel, Liz Paladino and I started construction of the combination skating ring (k) / ice diving stage in the form of a yin yang … Continue reading

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8 days – drydock

Yesterday Hello World had a soft landing and went into drydock. Movie! 10-04-28 Hello World soft landing and drydock variable / full screen 10-04-28 Hello World soft landing and drydock fixed size

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Premise with character development

I am a real person but for the ALM movie it’s useful to think of myself as a character, to take a director’s eye view and reveal unexamined assumptions that might be important to the story.  I don’t mind the … Continue reading

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Bounce rate rebounds

Jonathan, Luke, Steve and I were looking at analytics for ondesire.com last night. After posting the Premise page on Friday, bounce rate shot back up to 40%. The point of looking at bounce rate is to see how effective the landing page is, but several factors could be influencing the results – other than the […] Continue reading

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Bounce rate drops at ondesire.com

Bounce rate has dropped from 40% to 10%, whoo! Congratulations team, landing page analysis and revisions are a success. We’re generating a trickle of new visitors by selective follows on Twitter every day. From analytics it was pretty clear that … Continue reading

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Deconstructing doom

Jonathan has been questioning the veracity of the doom assertion in the ALM / artifact premise. A premise or pitch is a shorthand introduction to a project – typically delivered in less than 15 seconds (and often in an elevator). … Continue reading

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Meeting 10-03-06 ondesire landing page

We’ve had two dream team meetings, in Brooklyn (Faisal, Erica and Dan) and last Saturday in Beulah (Steve Elrick, Melonie, Jonathan, Lucas Kelly and Dan). Inviting collaboration and contribution was the focus of Saturday’s meeting. Components of the ask package … Continue reading

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Dream team

The primary lesson I learned making Daughter of God or DOG is this – finishing a movie by yourself takes forever. To complete DOG and support ALM this year, I’ve assembled a team of two knob spinning freelancers and five … Continue reading

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Designing the ALM guide

Who is this character Dan Kelly, ALM guide? Why is the audience intrigued by his journey? Based on my discussion with Andrea, I can’t assume the audience will understand my assumptions and motivations regarding ALM. The 900 lb gorilla in … Continue reading

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Launch!

It’s 7:00 am UTC-4 or eastern standard time for you lubbers, and this is it finally, with luck. Hello World has lay quietly at anchor all night while multigenerational revelers ran slightly amuck. I’ve got a garage to clean, some … Continue reading

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Plan B

Once again Dan is manning blog command. Say that 10 times fast. Location – Artist house, Beulah Michigan Weather – overcast Health – excellent Morale – high Electricity – plentiful Food – adequate Water – abundant Equipment – functional There’s … Continue reading

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Telemetry 090630

I don’t think Dan’s coming to Hawaii. It seems, for ideological reasons as he won’t fly in a jet due to it’s carbon footprint. I can respect his convictions though I don’t fully adopt them as my own. He’s been … Continue reading

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Launch the first wave!

After 5 days of screen gazing I have achieved blog launch. About 75 souls in the first wave. Assuming there’s no major hitches in the next day or two, we’ll do the next 500 or so on the big list. … Continue reading

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Camping / trekking

I am all about back country if the opportunity presents, sleeping cheap on the islands. I need at least a sleeping bag for bedding on our fine Desire. Add the basics – an internal frame pack that can hold a … Continue reading

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Dan’s plan

April 1st, count down. I am green to go, but it’s all visualization and hutzpah presently. I’ve got to sell a good deal of gear to enable this, so on my ride back from Michigan last night I made some … Continue reading

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Big World Small Footprint Continuum

Big World Small Footprint Continuum ~The Desire Project~ RAW Wednesday, April 1, 2009 10:04 AM (not foolish at all) From: “kai” To: “j gallone” Hello John, Here’s the scoop on what Dan and I are building. We’re calling it (working … Continue reading

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Sailbabalu

Dan, We now have the capability of updating our web blog on ‘Babalu’ by satellite phone at sea. This includes our position on Google Earth every time we update the blog. It’s still in it’s raw state but will get … Continue reading

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Junkraft

Dan, Here’s an interesting site (sometimes buggy) about two guys who built a raft out of junk and sailed it from California to Hawaii. Cheers! ~Kai http://junkraft.com/blog/

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Re: update

From:     KAI Subject:     Re: update Date:     March 17, 2009 8:55:56 AM EDT To:     DAN Sounds Great Dan. Things are pretty crazy for me here in Seattle right now as I get ready for my trip. I’m … Continue reading

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Update

From:     DAN Subject:     update Date:     March 14, 2009 9:09:00 AM EDT To:     KAI Hey! I am keenly interested in doing Desire in May. There are several projects that have to be closed down before, it’s slightly … Continue reading

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Re: alternates (to flying)

From:     DAN Subject:     Re: alternates Date:     February 27, 2009 12:56:48 PM EST To:     KAI Thanks, I’ll look into it all. I’ve started to build a plan. I found these so far. http://www.cruisersforum.com Attitudes and Latitudes Forum … Continue reading

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Re: alternates (to flying)

From:     KAI Subject:     Re: alternates Date:     February 27, 2009 7:15:42 AM EST To:     DAN Hello Dan, It was great talking with you yesterday! As for getting to Hawaii I’ll try to find some more crew list … Continue reading

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Desire

From:     DAN Subject:     Desire Date:     January 1, 2009 2:11:05 PM EST To:     KAI Kai, “Almonds” is an idea that i’d like to expand on. let me know if you think there’s a connection to the church … Continue reading

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Der boat

From:     DAN Subject:     der boat Date:     December 29, 2008 8:37:04 AM EST To:    KAI yo mofo, happy merry and best wishes for the upcoming year of the ox. do you have a blog about your sailing … Continue reading

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