Randall from 50,000 Feet

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Tribal and industrial techno mixed with symphonic metal. I also have a penchant for high-energy female vocalists. Favorite instruments are MIDI sequencer, followed by the cello.
In an odd quirk of fate, I usually cannot understand lyrics so my musical tastes can be rather international - Japanese or German... it all sounds the same when you sing.

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Favorite Quotes

"When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don't have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."
-Pablo Picasso

"Today's weirdness is tomorrow's reason why"
-Hunter S. Thompson

"So cool it's cryo."
-Natasha Vitamore

"Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature."
-Tim Robbins

"She is made of iron, sir. I assure you, she can sink. And she *will*. It is a mathematical certainty."
-Thomas Andrews (Architect of the RMS Titanic)

"Government big enough to supply everything you need
is big enough to take everything you have."
-Thomas Jefferson

"If you need a machine and don't buy it, then you will ultimately find that you have paid for it, but don't have it."
-Henry Ford

"Many people feel that mass acceptance and smooth socialization are desirable life paths for a young adult... Many people are often wrong... Don't bother being nice. Being popular and well liked is not in your best interest. Let me be more clear; if you behave in a manner pleasing to most, then you are probably doing something wrong. The masses have never been arbiters of the sublime, and they often fail to recognize the truly great individual. Taking into account the public's regrettable lack of taste, it is incumbent upon you not to fit in."
-Janeane Garofalo From her book "Feel This Book," co-written with Ben Stiller

"It amazes me every day when I get into work and find it's working."
-Earl Zmijewski (referring to routers and the Internet.)

"I don't know if you have ever tried to think of band names, but usually you think you have a great one and you look at it the next day and it's stupid. I had about two hundred of those. Nine Inch Nails stood the two week test, looked great in print and could be abbreviated easily. It really does not have a literal meaning. It seemed kinda frightening. It's a curse trying to come up with band names."
-Trent Reznor

"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing."
-Helen Keller

"#java is the ice cream truck of programming languages: it'll get you from point A to point B but it will be creepy and weird the whole way."
-James Wilson

"Without backups, you don't own your data... you lease it from fate."

"Good, Fast, Cheap: Pick any two (you can't have all three)."
-Internet Engineering Task Force RFC 1945 § 2 (7a).

"When you do things right, people won't be sure you did anything at all."
-God? (From Futurama)

"Brains are for having ideas, not for storing them."

"Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."
-Earl Nightingale

"You will always struggle with not feeling productive until you accept that your own joy can be something you produce. It is not the only thing you make, nor should it be, but it is something valuable and beautiful."
-Hank Green

"The trouble is, you think you have time"
-Jack Kornfield

"Today is an excellent day for putting Slinky on an escalator"