Daily Archives: 07/27/2005

Pavement Artist

I got an email this morning with a bunch of photos of Julian Beever’s pavement drawings. He is a ‘pavement artist’ from the U.K. who does these fantastic forced perspective chalk drawings on sidewalks.

The illusion of the Portable Computer was drawn on The Strand, London
Check out the website – this photo is just a taste of what he can do. It’s pretty amazing.

Thanks GTA – or thank goodness for my cellphone

I’ve been going through turmoil and bureaucracy trying to get my phone fixed. I can call out, and my DSL line is okay, but nobody can call in. GTA’s sent out repairmen a couple times and I finally got a straight answer this morning. The problem isn’t the wiring in my house, it’s not the box outside the house, and it’s not the pedestal out on the road. The line from the pedestal to the house is bad – the line underground. The guy this morning couldn’t even begin to give me a timeline; he said he needs to report this problem higher up the foodchain. So if anybody wants to reach me for the foreseeable future, use my cellphone. Heck you can even text me with this new camera phone. Here’s my mobile number: (671) 678-7469. I have no idea when my landline will be working again.

I don’t want to seem like I’m bitching about GTA, their service since privatization last year has improved 200% or more. I remember when I first moved down to Yoña, it took the old government run GTA four months to install my phone line. And forget about getting any service, it was a pointless effort unless you had ‘connections.’ Now they get somebody out to the house in a day or two. That’s much better.