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Ah, to make a difference... (08 Mar 2006 at 07:14)
Jake asks, "Are you responsible for this, Tom?". (That blog is pretty fine readin', actually—especially if you can imagine the Pittsburgh accents for some of them.)

The answer is yes, of course, though the question (accompanied by a drawing similar to this) was actually, "Is it normal to sex a robot?"
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The good kind of spam (23 Dec 2005 at 23:14)
The other day I got what appeared to be an unintelligible foreign-language spam mail, which I just happened to be absentmindedly staring at while I was talking to my officemate william. I was just about to delete it when the text "Tom7's world" somewhere in the body it caught my eye! It turns out this was an entirely topical e-mail alerting me to a Spanish magazine with an "article" about me. The magazine is called Y SIN EMBARGO and I think it is like a design magazine. This specific issue is about graffiti. Anyway, I think it is a really nice looking magazine, it has got my fonts all over it, and the article (which I can't understand, even with Babelfish) seems to be flattering. Some of the graffiti in there is pretty great, too. Their website is confusing and kind of fun to try to navigate, but a direct link to the zipped PDF/ebook may prove useful. (None of the linux PDF readers I had could read this, but Acrobat 6 on Windows seems to work.)

PS. Merry xolidays everyone!
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The seltzer king of Pittsburgh (08 Aug 2005 at 15:34)
Barry Joseph, the "effervescent Jew", has a web site so singularly devoted to seltzer that he cannot let one song that mentions the drink go uncatalogued by his project. On my 13th album-a-day I have a song called "Seltzer," and so, the logical conclusion is a 15-minute interview of me about the song in his aptly named podcast, "Give Me Seltzer!"

An intriguing project...

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Pi day... awesome! (14 Mar 2005 at 12:09)
Happy Pi Day (3/14), everyone!

Back in 1999, when I was an undergraduate, my math friend Dan Bruner and I decided that an appropriate Pi Day celebration would be to write as many digits of pi as we could on the sidewalk for everyone to see. We used really big digits and didn't have very much chalk, but we wrote about 888 (going from Wean Hall to the University Center) starting at 1:59AM, with our fingers freezing and our lungs wheezing at the end. In the following years we did the same, with more and more volunteers (once, our work was snowed on before daybreak!), each year doubling the amount of digits that we wrote, and also starting a bit earlier in the night and writing smaller. (Dan eventually graduated but I'm still here as a PhD student.) In 2003 we got 8192 digits with the help of about 20 people, which I thought of as the pinnacle of pi writing. When CMU moved its spring break to overlap Pi Day in 2004, and with most of my undergraduate friends graduated and most of my graduate friends working on their theses, I thought that would be the end of our chalking exploits.

Paragraph break for emphasis. I was wrong. Today I walked into campus to find that a group of CMU Pi Ninjas had picked up the disused torch, dusted it off, and carried on the tradition with aplomb; they had doubled our previous total to 16,384 digits!! I walked the entire route grinning. Fucking great job, guys. I am impressed, honored, and absolutely ready to have pi day chalking be an autonomous CMU tradition. Pi lives!!
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Testify in Rice (09 Apr 2004 at 10:24)
I just saw this Wired Article talking about a site (webjay) that collects playlists of music that can be found for free on the web. My own song "Testify in Hockey" heads up the playlist dedicated to Condoleezza Rice called "testify." (That one is weird enough to be listed in the Wired article!) Speaking of Condi, she came across as extremely evasive in her testimony, as far as I'm concerned.

By the way, I think that services like Webjay (except much more sophisticated) are the future of music--not buying and selling digitally or physically.
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Newsweek Short (21 Dec 2003 at 09:57)
There is a very short article in this week's Newsweek (International edition) about "Crap Art" with a few Tom 7 quotes in it. I'm not sure if it's in the USA version. You can read the article by following the link and scrolling down to the one called Heartbreaking Works of Staggering 'Crap.'
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Reuters piece on 'crap art,' etc. (03 Dec 2003 at 20:55)
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Well, here it is, the Reuters piece on NaNoWriMo and my Album-a-day project, among others. Coming from a wire service meant that it will appear in all sorts of places; for instance, you can choose Forbes Magazine or USA Today, or perhaps your local newspaper.
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Interview: Smartelectronix Crew (16 Nov 2003 at 11:51)
Here's an interview with me and the rest of the smartelectronix crew at D-I-R-T-Y, a French music magazine.

Word count: 25661
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Macworld UK Profile (27 Aug 2003 at 21:25)
Macworld UK Profile
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Cool. I have a full-page interview/profile in Macworld UK (the magazine) this month in the article "Takes all types," which is about font designers. Click on the thumbnail to see the scanned page.
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Tombats on Adult Swim (29 May 2003 at 08:28)
Tombats on Adult Swim
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My fonts have appeared on TV again, this time on the only show I watch any more, Cartoon Network's Adult Swim! Here, most of the drawings surrounding the text are from my Tombats series. The screengrab was caught by the ever vigilant fast fingers of inpheaux skifyre, just like the time tetanus was on CNN.
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