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Myopic Midnight / Joseph Dunphy
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About me: An underemployed applied mathematician with an undergraduate background in Physics and graduate work in Engineering, an amateur writer, actor and photographer. Just sketching this in, at present, but this will be connected to a blog that will often be focused on the night. To quote my Google profile:

"Have been known to suffer from insomnia, and allowed myself to enjoy the experience. ...

Imagine this - You aren't going to sleep and what work you've been able to find wouldn't usually be thought of a being conventional. There is no office that you have to be at, in a few hours, and so there's no real reason to fight this. Instead of laying down and suffering, you decide to go out and explore a world that circumstances have put you in a position to discover.

People are out drinking and maybe you join them in this - in moderation. No beer for you. You much prefer wine or liqueur, which you enjoy with some tapas ... You look out on the darkened city, taking in the transitory moments of beauty the moonlight reveals as the moving shadows it casts vaguely reveal forms that you can't entirely discern, off in the distance ...

It is a strange, dark morning that follows before dawn, as more and more people go to off to sleep, a morning made stranger by your condition, which the few shots of tequila you've just enjoyed have done nothing to alleviate. But you are well, if slightly bewildered, and as the eastern sky starts to show those faint signs of light, you know that you will have a story to tell, one that is told from the point of view of somebody who on a shadowy night, couldn't be entirely sure of what was real or what was not, but had certainly encountered something unusual.

Imagine that night, and you might have an idea of what my blog will be about."

In part, a significant part, a fiction blog, in which I will leave it to you to tell what is real and what is not, written for those who have enough sense to be able to do so. If, on noting the paranormal and supernatural groups I've subscribed to, you draw the conclusion that I really believe in vampires and such - no, I do not. But I am happy to create a fictive reality in which they do exist.

My Webcam photo is Lodz 11 by CanisMaiorus.

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Video Hosting and Time Based Art: Youtube

Food and Drink: Foodbuzz

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Other Profiles: Tribe | Google

Return to Your Ring | Tabulas

Current Residence: Chicago

Other Interests
fiction writing, photography, photomanipulation, cooking, mathematics, electrical engineering


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I just got to update my ticket again, because ... take a look, and remember, the names have been changed to protect the guilty, except for the name of DeviantArt because, you know, we're here, so you probably already knew which company I was writing about.

My Comment on the Ticket

The very first words on my report read

"Please assign this to somebody other than George Bush or one of his friends, as I am writing in to complain about the service I got from Mr. Bush - or should I say, didn't get."

and who does this get assigned to? George Bush.

Priceless. George is going to be processing a complaint about Geoge. Does anybody at DA see why this might represent a conflict of interest?

The feeds are finally running, nine months and three problem reports later - sort of. The first post to this blog still hasn't found its way into the feed.

I'll hold off on getting enthusiastic for a while, until I feel a little more sure that what has started working will continue to go on working.
joe-dunphy commented on pbozproduction's profile
Mr. Ramirez,

I think this might be your work. I saw it in somebody else's photostream, one belonging to a user calling himself (or herself) BhumiJoshi, who is taking credit for it.


I noticed your name in the fine print at the bottom of the poster when I viewed the larger sized version of the image, noted the url cited, did a search under your name, and found this profile. I'm guessing you're the same Paulo Ramirez, and thought you'd want to know about this.
joe-dunphy commented on DirenPRey's profile
Thank you for faving my Patience and Kindness are wasted post.
joe-dunphy commented on Music-R-Us's profile
OK, I think I fixed the co-founder problem, and hope the founder didn't mind. I did have the level of access needed to do so.

All requests to be members are automatically approved. I'll go back and set "join as contributor" to be subject to vote.