Older blog entries for sye (starting at number 57)

10 Feb 2020 »
10114iMac:postgresql@9.4 sye$ psql -h localhost -l
List of databases
Name | Owner | Encoding | Collate | Ctype | Access privileges
-----------+-------+----------+-------------+-------------+-------------------
postgres | sye | UTF8 | en_US.UTF-8 | en_US.UTF-8 |
template0 | sye | UTF8 | en_US.UTF-8 | en_US.UTF-8 | =c/sye +
| | | | | sye=CTc/sye
template1 | sye | UTF8 | en_US.UTF-8 | en_US.UTF-8 | =c/sye +
| | | | | sye=CTc/sye
(3 rows)

pgadmin3 installed and runs okay...
10 Feb 2020 »
INSTALLED PostgreSQL - started postfix & next, need to figure out postfixamin(PHP) stuff!...

==> /usr/local/Cellar/postgresql@9.4/9.4.25/bin/initdb /usr/local/var/postgresql@9.4
==> Caveats
If builds of PostgreSQL 9 are failing and you have version 8.x installed,
you may need to remove the previous version first. See:
https://github.com/Homebrew/legacy-homebrew/issues/2510

To migrate existing data from a previous major version (pre-9.3) of PostgreSQL, see:
https://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.3/static/upgrading.html

When installing the postgres gem, including ARCHFLAGS is recommended:
ARCHFLAGS="-arch x86_64" gem install pg

To install gems without sudo, see the Homebrew documentation:
https://docs.brew.sh/Gems,-Eggs-and-Perl-Modules

postgresql@9.4 is keg-only, which means it was not symlinked into /usr/local,
because this is an alternate version of another formula.

If you need to have postgresql@9.4 first in your PATH run:
echo 'export PATH="/usr/local/opt/postgresql@9.4/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bash_profile

For compilers to find postgresql@9.4 you may need to set:
export LDFLAGS="-L/usr/local/opt/postgresql@9.4/lib"
export CPPFLAGS="-I/usr/local/opt/postgresql@9.4/include"

For pkg-config to find postgresql@9.4 you may need to set:
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH="/usr/local/opt/postgresql@9.4/lib/pkgconfig"


To have launchd start postgresql@9.4 now and restart at login:
brew services start postgresql@9.4
Or, if you don't want/need a background service you can just run:
pg_ctl -D /usr/local/var/postgresql@9.4 start
==> Summary
��㭲 /usr/local/Cellar/postgresql@9.4/9.4.25: 2,785 files, 31MB, built in 7 minutes 20 seconds
10114iMac:MacOS sye$ echo 'export PATH="/usr/local/opt/postgresql@9.4/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bash_profile
10114iMac:MacOS sye$ pwd
/Applications/Opera.app/Contents/MacOS
10114iMac:MacOS sye$ ls -ltr
total 2944
-rwxr-xr-x 1 sye staff 206736 Sep 18 01:34 opera_autoupdate
-rwxr-xr-x@ 1 sye staff 670416 Feb 5 08:13 opera_updateinstaller
-rwxr-xr-x@ 1 sye staff 206752 Feb 5 08:13 opera_crashreporter
-rwxr-xr-x@ 1 sye staff 206752 Feb 5 08:13 opera_crashinspector
-rwxr-xr-x@ 1 sye staff 208080 Feb 5 08:13 Opera
10114iMac:MacOS sye$ pg_ctl -D /usr/local/var/postresql@9.4 start
8 Feb 2020 »
backup an 'customized' old 80G iPod to OSX10.11.6 Desktop... 23.11 GB, USB2, 60,000 items, estimated time 10 hrs... as of 10:47:20AM Sat. Feb8th, 2020 EST.
6 Feb 2020 »
4 Feb 2020 »
old issue - new verification on if it is still relevant? ... #IFTTT, another new 'platform'... if this then that... applets cloudy smoothies, ah?
29 Jan 2020 »
封面作物《米兹:布卢姆斯伯里的小猿》,西格丽德·努涅斯(SIGRID NUNEZ)

对于所有在1900年代初组成英国布卢姆斯伯里(Bloomsbury)的作家的高度现代的复杂性,集体中还存在着一些生物。仿佛在工装和粗花呢的下面缠着猿猴的痒。首先,他们给彼此起了个名字,分别是好奇心和胡说八道的称呼:弗吉尼亚·伍尔夫和她的丈夫伦纳德(Leonard)互相称呼曼陀罗和猫鼬。凡妮莎·贝尔(Vanessa Bell)将姐姐称为Singe(法语中的猿)或山羊,而凡妮莎本人则被称为海豚。弗吉尼亚的朋友兼情人维塔·萨克维尔·韦斯特(Vita Sackville-West)给她起了私人名字,叫波托(Potto),一种狐猴。该小组的几位成员私下将T. S. Eliot称为“旧蟾蜍”。冲动偶尔会在他们的艺术中体现出来。例如,同花顺:传记,伍尔夫对诗人伊丽莎白·巴雷特·布朗宁的可卡犬的想象力。

尽管西格里德·努涅斯(Sigrid Nunez)的小说在这方面有不同的目的,但它们通常与动物相似。就像在伍尔夫(Woolf)一样,它们并不是进入动物意识河的未知支流。相反,它们充当不可预知的自我知识分量的管道。在她的2018年国家图书奖获奖小说《朋友》中,一个女人通过收养她深爱的大丹麦人阿波罗,度过了悲伤的历程。这是一本温柔的移情小说,描绘了并非完全具有性的不同物种之间的亲密关系,尽管也并非没有色情的维度。(在床上,阿波罗在解说员胸部上的爪子是“男人的拳头大小”。)


努涅斯(Nunez)较早的小说探索了类似的,甚至更古怪的领域。米兹:布卢姆斯伯里的小猿这是一部1998年的迷人,通风,令人放松的忧郁小说,最近由Soft Skull重新发行。它始于基于真实事件的不可能的营救。1934年7月下旬,伦纳德·伍尔夫(Leonard Woolf)最近被他的朋友维克多·罗斯柴尔德(Victor Rothschild)患病的小猿所拥有。(维克多从一个旧货店购买了他命名为米兹的生物。)坐宠物的约会开始了较长的安排。善良的伦纳德-“他是个治愈疾病的动物,长着大丽花的人,并写书接受世界上最大的恶霸,”虚构的弗吉尼亚解释道-使米茨恢复了健康。灵巧,忠诚,不受耻辱或文明的腐蚀,这只灵长的灵长类动物不太可能成为布卢姆斯伯里文化生活的固定装置。

Mitz是一种巧妙的取景器,在Woolfian壁炉上轻轻地徘徊着一种流动感。近距离的亲密关系占据统治地位。弗吉尼亚和伦纳德在炉火旁读着莎士比亚的戏剧性场面,与瓦妮莎·贝尔和邓肯·格兰特一起喝茶,甚至还有令人惊讶的和的艾略特的来访,艾略特被米兹咬了,问道:“我怎么握住那小东西这部小说使布卢姆斯伯里(Bloomsbury)成为一个积雪的地球仪-矮小,独立,精美动听,在其中主要人物和次要人物都有空间漂浮在他们的身上休闲。

米兹和伦纳德成为密不可分的伴侣时-她经常在主人的背心的口袋里被发现-她在弗吉尼亚州时就像冥想的对象。(“我永远不会看猴子,”威廉·康格里夫曾经写道,“没有非常痛苦的反思。”米兹和她自己之间的鸿沟弥漫着弗吉尼亚,令人恐惧和惊奇。她探究了在她面前的一点忽悠:

她想知道Mitz,就像想知道她一生都知道的猫和狗一样。成为动物是什么感觉?通过狗的眼睛看世界如何?猫怎么想我们?……现在是米茨想要裂开的胡桃木。mar猴有梦想吗?他们还记得吗?他们后悔了吗?mar猴想要什么?

弗吉尼亚州和密茨市具有某些相似之处:“两位紧张,细腻,机警的女性,其中一位与另一位一样好奇。俩人都爱上伦纳德……他们都有爪子。”就像双月一样,妻子和mar猴紧密地环绕着他们心爱的伦纳德,弗吉尼亚州常常激怒米兹嫉妒:“当米兹真正受到激怒时,她的白色簇会像树一样竖立起来。头饰 她会来回晃动,sm着嘴唇,以最淫荡的方式向弗吉尼亚伸出舌头。这是焦虑的共同同情,两个角色都被拉紧了。当凡妮莎问她妹妹为什么不写米兹的传记时,法鲁什像弗吉尼亚一样,她承认自己真正想要的是让米兹(Mitz)编写自己的作品。

尽管她一定发明了Mitz的大部分生活,但Nunez还是利用了许多公开的资料来丰富讲述的内容,从Leonard的Beginning Again和Downhill All Way到弗吉尼亚的日记和收集的信件。虚构的和事实的在这里巧妙地穿入了类似颜色的纤维。结果是历史小说,它通过记录对话中的生活来避免该类型的停滞陷阱。(很少成功地窃取了伍尔夫自己的标志性名言,例如达洛威夫人的“因为她在那儿”,读起来就像在英语专业学习眨眼一样。)

未来困扰着小说。希特勒的崛起,伦敦的闪电战,弗吉尼亚日益严重的萧条和最终的自杀-这些只有读者才知道的斜影使故事脱节。在一个令人难忘的事件中,伍尔夫夫妇访问了德国波恩市,在那里他们身处为赫尔曼·戈林(HermannGöring)举行的阅兵式中。当纳粹士兵搭them他们时,正是米兹的魅力使他们得以安全通行:“他们行驶得非常缓慢,必须走。他们爬行了数英里,但乐队仍在演奏,旗帜在挥舞,犹太人是我们的敌人,男人,女人和孩子们向纳兹致敬,纳粹致敬。”

在经历了对密茨在南美的俘虏的残酷回想以及她在船舱中进行的噩梦般的航行到伦敦之后,心爱的mar猴在寒冷的天气中突然去世。努涅斯(Nunez)不会在鸟笼地板上潮湿的小球上停留太久,“她的眼睛紧闭,她的脸像老妇一样白皙。”小说结尾处的多愁善感都因更大范围的死亡而黯然失色。米茨去世不到一年,希特勒便入侵了波兰。弗吉尼亚很快就会过自己的生活。

那么,密茨(Mitz)是一本有关亲密折射的小说。在探究物种之间的神秘情感时,它更普遍地代表了人类关系的慰藉与脆弱。摘要光泽(这是布卢姆斯伯里的猴子滑稽动作!)会使小说的忧郁感贬值,忧郁感就像天气一样迅速而黑暗地聚集。这是在我们眼前融化的甜点。当我们感觉到自己内心迫在眉睫的痛苦时,我们多么渴望穿上伦纳德的赤裸裸的心:“他说,这是四年半来第一次,当她没有黎明时醒来时,他立刻知道他。”


达斯汀·伊林沃思(Dustin Illingworth)是南加州的作家。

source: https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2019/08/12/the-literary-marmoset/
21 Jan 2020 »
Two VPS ( instance... one hosted on AWS & the other on prgmr.com)... here's their booting msg:

#A:
[ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuset
[ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpu
[ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuacct
[ 0.000000] Linux version 4.1.10-17.31.amzn1.x86_64 (mockbuild@gobi-build-60008) (gcc ve
rsion 4.8.3 20140911 (Red Hat 4.8.3-9) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Sat Oct 24 01:31:37 UTC 2015
[ 0.000000] Command line: root=LABEL=/ console=ttyS0 LANG=en_US.UTF-8 KEYTABLE=us
[ 0.000000] e820: BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000000000000-0x000000000009dfff] usable
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x000000000009e000-0x000000000009ffff] reserved
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000000e0000-0x00000000000fffff] reserved
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x0000000000100000-0x000000003fffffff] usable
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: [mem 0x00000000fc000000-0x00000000ffffffff] reserved
[ 0.000000] NX (Execute Disable) protection: active
[ 0.000000] SMBIOS 2.4 present.
[ 0.000000] DMI: Xen HVM domU, BIOS 4.2.amazon 02/16/2017
[ 0.000000] Hypervisor detected: Xen
[ 0.000000] Xen version 4.2.
[ 0.000000] Xen Platform PCI: I/O protocol version 1
[ 0.000000] Netfront and the Xen platform PCI driver have been compiled for this kernel:
unplug emulated NICs.
[ 0.000000] Blkfront and the Xen platform PCI driver have been compiled for this kernel:
unplug emulated disks.
You might have to change the root device
from /dev/hd[a-d] to /dev/xvd[a-d]
in your root= kernel command line option
[ 0.000000] HVMOP_pagetable_dying not supported
[ 0.000000] e820: update [mem 0x00000000-0x00000fff] usable ==> reserved
[ 0.000000] e820: remove [mem 0x000a0000-0x000fffff] usable
[ 0.000000] AGP: No AGP bridge found
[ 0.000000] e820: last_pfn = 0x40000 max_arch_pfn = 0x400000000
[ 0.000000] MTRR default type: write-back
[ 0.000000] MTRR fixed ranges enabled:
[ 0.000000] 00000-9FFFF write-back
[ 0.000000] A0000-BFFFF write-combining
[ 0.000000] C0000-FFFFF write-back
[ 0.000000] MTRR variable ranges enabled:
[ 0.000000] 0 base 0000F0000000 mask 3FFFF8000000 uncachable
[ 0.000000] 1 base 0000F8000000 mask 3FFFFC000000 uncachable
[ 0.000000] 2 disabled
[ 0.000000] 3 disabled
[ 0.000000] 4 disabled
[ 0.000000] 5 disabled
[ 0.000000] 6 disabled
[ 0.000000] 7 disabled
[ 0.000000] PAT configuration [0-7]: WB WC UC- UC WB WC UC- UC
[ 0.000000] found SMP MP-table at [mem 0x000fbc20-0x000fbc2f] mapped at [ffff8800000fbc2
0]
[ 0.000000] Base memory trampoline at [ffff880000098000] 98000 size 24576
[ 0.000000] init_memory_mapping: [mem 0x00000000-0x000fffff]
[ 0.000000] [mem 0x00000000-0x000fffff] page 4k
[ 0.000000] BRK [0x01d9f000, 0x01d9ffff] PGTABLE
"dmesg.20191120" 424L, 27215C
[ 2.749284] evbug: Connected device: input3 (Sleep Button at LNXSLPBN/button/input0)
[ 3.763495] input: ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/inp
ut/input4
[ 3.770269] evbug: Connected device: input4 (ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse at isa0060/
serio1/input0)
[ 3.799032] vif vif-1 eth2: renamed from eth1
[ 3.802257] udevd[1523]: renamed network interface eth1 to eth2
[ 6.053704] EXT4-fs (xvda1): re-mounted. Opts: (null)
[ 6.140110] random: nonblocking pool is initialized
[ 6.253803] NET: Registered protocol family 10
[ 11.436700] audit: type=1305 audit(1490058751.122:2): audit_pid=2188 old=0 auid=42949672
95 ses=4294967295 res=1
[18588466.222794] 21[13587]: segfault at 18 ip 00007f8bbb784749 sp 00007ffebcfc5970 error 4
in libcrypto.so.1.0.1k[7f8bbb6e0000+1bb000]
[18588471.357103] 21[13591]: segfault at 18 ip 00007f7f4dd8f749 sp 00007ffdba1cf0d0 error 4
in libcrypto.so.1.0.1k[7f7f4dceb000+1bb000]
[18588482.154099] 21[13595]: segfault at 18 ip 00007fc2e911a749 sp 00007ffe53dc9bb0 error 4
in libcrypto.so.1.0.1k[7fc2e9076000+1bb000]
[18588513.667339] 21[13645]: segfault at 18 ip 00007f2f54d0e749 sp 00007ffd2cb67260 error 4
in libcrypto.so.1.0.1k[7f2f54c6a000+1bb000]
[18647525.464469] 21[988]: segfault at 18 ip 00007f9ee2537749 sp 00007ffdd2c260a0 error 4 i
n libcrypto.so.1.0.1k[7f9ee2493000+1bb000]
[18647533.013633] 21[993]: segfault at 18 ip 00007ff7e8371749 sp 00007ffd0f329620 error 4 i
n libcrypto.so.1.0.1k[7ff7e82cd000+1bb000]
[20300587.658634] tun: Universal TUN/TAP device driver, 1.6
[20300587.664889] tun: (C) 1999-2004 Max Krasnyansky
[25004766.745324] Freezing user space processes ... (elapsed 0.003 seconds) done.
[25004766.759409] Freezing remaining freezable tasks ... (elapsed 0.001 seconds) done.
[25004766.778365] evbug: Event. Dev: input4, Type: 0, Code: 0, Value: 1
[25004766.787620] evbug: Event. Dev: input3, Type: 0, Code: 0, Value: 1
[25004766.794765] evbug: Event. Dev: input2, Type: 0, Code: 0, Value: 1
[25004766.802448] evbug: Event. Dev: input0, Type: 0, Code: 0, Value: 1
[25004766.824273] PM: freeze of devices complete after 45.938 msecs
[25004766.824275] suspending xenstore...
[25004766.826016] PM: late freeze of devices complete after 1.732 msecs
[25004766.834380] PM: noirq freeze of devices complete after 8.344 msecs
[25004766.835079] xen:events: Xen HVM callback vector for event delivery is enabled
[25004766.835079] Xen Platform PCI: I/O protocol version 1
[25004766.835079] xen:grant_table: Grant tables using version 1 layout
[25004766.835079] xen: --> irq=9, pirq=16
[25004766.835079] xen: --> irq=8, pirq=17
[25004766.835079] xen: --> irq=12, pirq=18
[25004766.835079] xen: --> irq=1, pirq=19
[25004766.835079] xen: --> irq=6, pirq=20
[25004766.835079] xen: --> irq=4, pirq=21
[25004766.835079] xen: --> irq=28, pirq=22
[25004766.842071] PM: noirq restore of devices complete after 6.810 msecs
[25004766.842269] PM: early restore of devices complete after 0.124 msecs
[25004766.856023] PM: restore of devices complete after 12.994 msecs
[25004766.861859] Restarting tasks ... done.
[25004766.897453] Setting capacity to 16777216
[root@ip-172-31-0-248 ec2-user]# pwd
/home/ec2-user
[root@ip-172-31-0-248 ec2-user]# w
23:23:23 up 1036 days, 22:11, 2 users, load average: 0.00, 0.01, 0.05
USER TTY FROM LOGIN@ IDLE JCPU PCPU WHAT
ec2-user pts/1 71.19.155.244 23:21 3.00s 0.00s 0.03s sshd: ec2-user [priv]
ec2-user pts/2 :1 26Nov18 421days 0.00s 0.00s bash
[root@ip-172-31-0-248 ec2-user]# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/xvda1 7.8G 7.6G 63M 100% /
devtmpfs 489M 56K 489M 1% /dev
tmpfs 498M 0 498M 0% /dev/shm

#B - prgmr 280 Line... chopped...

[ 4.292735] ima: Allocated hash algorithm: sha1
[ 4.292755] No architecture policies found
[ 4.292781] evm: Initialising EVM extended attributes:
[ 4.292792] evm: security.selinux
[ 4.292799] evm: security.SMACK64
[ 4.292807] evm: security.SMACK64EXEC
[ 4.292815] evm: security.SMACK64TRANSMUTE
[ 4.292823] evm: security.SMACK64MMAP
[ 4.292830] evm: security.apparmor
[ 4.292837] evm: security.ima
[ 4.292845] evm: security.capability
[ 4.292854] evm: HMAC attrs: 0x1
[ 4.293181] Magic number: 1:252:3141
[ 4.293250] hctosys: unable to open rtc device (rtc0)
[ 4.296640] Freeing unused decrypted memory: 2040K
[ 4.299182] Freeing unused kernel image memory: 2584K
[ 4.307015] Write protecting the kernel read-only data: 22528k
[ 4.332264] Freeing unused kernel image memory: 2016K
[ 4.334206] Freeing unused kernel image memory: 1828K
[ 4.379774] x86/mm: Checked W+X mappings: passed, no W+X pages found.
[ 4.379810] Run /init as init process
[ 9.948100] EXT4-fs (xvda1): mounting ext3 file system using the ext4 subsystem
[ 9.950470] EXT4-fs (xvda1): barriers disabled
[ 9.951383] EXT4-fs (xvda1): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: barrier=0
[ 10.134233] systemd[1]: systemd 215 running in system mode. (+PAM +AUDIT +SELINUX +IMA +
SYSVINIT +LIBCRYPTSETUP +GCRYPT +ACL +XZ -SECCOMP -APPARMOR)
[ 10.134391] systemd[1]: Detected virtualization 'xen'.
[ 10.134417] systemd[1]: Detected architecture 'x86-64'.
[ 10.145998] systemd[1]: Failed to insert module 'autofs4'
[ 10.146548] systemd[1]: Set hostname to .
[ 10.322603] systemd[1]: Configuration file /opt/iredapd/rc_scripts/iredapd.service is ma
rked executable. Please remove executable permission bits. Proceeding anyway.
[ 10.322667] systemd[1]: Configuration file /opt/iredapd/rc_scripts/iredapd.service is ma
rked world-inaccessible. This has no effect as configuration data is accessible via APIs wi
thout restrictions. Proceeding anyway.
[ 10.331722] systemd[1]: Cannot add dependency job for unit display-manager.service, igno
ring: Unit display-manager.service failed to load: No such file or directory.
[ 10.332952] systemd[1]: Starting Forward Password Requests to Wall Directory Watch.
[ 10.333200] systemd[1]: Started Forward Password Requests to Wall Directory Watch.
[ 10.628279] systemd-udevd[275]: starting version 215
[ 23.479066] EXT4-fs (xvda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro,barrier=0
[ 23.608579] systemd-journald[276]: Received request to flush runtime journal from PID 1
[ 23.744149] Adding 524284k swap on /var/swap. Priority:-2 extents:137 across:533120k SS
FS
[ 26.097880] capability: warning: `zerotier-one' uses 32-bit capabilities (legacy support
in use)
[ 27.759039] systemd[1]: iptables.service: control process exited, code=exited status=1
[ 27.791057] systemd[1]: Unit iptables.service entered failed state.
[ 28.147034] systemd[1]: Failed to read PID from file /run/nginx.pid: Invalid argument
[ 34.436790] TCP: request_sock_TCP: Possible SYN flooding on port 53. Sending cookies. C
heck SNMP counters.
"dmesg.20200121.23.23" 280L, 17695C

19 Jan 2020 »
TCP: request_sock_TCP: Possible SYN flooding on port 53. Sending cookies. Check SNMP counters. ???? WHAT WAS THAT?
19 Jan 2020 »
I am kinda glad that my ISP ( my better half foot the bill... i cancel my portion of nobody was using... high-speed film/Comcast feeds portion of the contract...) So now my data packets are limited not only to 5G ( 'hotspot - a network reseller) per month ... but I am starting to DIG deeper and discovered the 'true' P2P sites are unaffected by 'hotspot' add-on services... MARKET-makers are ignorant sometimes... wherever you go to local T-mobile store or Xfinity, one sees more custmer service reps than custoerm... what does that tell you? ...

and way I am reading this post ... https://ns1.com/resources/ipv6-dns-understanding-ipv6-and-a-quick-implementation-guide - and if I can be happy of posting mainly on my own server... I need no freaking 'extra' $50/month... my little shop is making / or saving ~$100/month... that's my yearly report on the finance of this one mam shop...ah? haha
17 Jan 2020 »
http://egs.edu/


Avital Ronell & Anne Dufourmantelle giving a shared seminar on fighting theory and douceur or sweetness, discussing with students. Other subjects discussed include friendship, time, the other, peace, violence, hospitality, and courage. Thinkers discussed include Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, Socrates, Muhammed Ali, Kant, Freud, Aristotle. Seminar for the students of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe 2012 Avital Ronell and Anne Dufourmantelle.

Avital Ronell, Ph.D., was born in Prague. Her parents were Israeli diplomats who returned to Israel before going to New York. Avital Ronell studied at the Hermeneutics Institute in Berlin with Jacob Taubes, ultimately earned her doctorate at Princeton University, and then worked with Jacques Derrida andHélène Cixous in Paris. She was professor of comparative literature and theory at the University of California at Berkeley for several years before eventually returning to New York, where she currently is chair of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature and teaches German and comparative literature and theory -- in addition to her yearly Fall semester seminar about Derrida -- and where she continues to churn out a breathtaking range of deconstructive rereadings of everything from technology, the Gulf War, and AIDS, to opera, addiction, and stupidity.

As one of the first translators of Jacques Derrida's work into English, she in effect introduced his work to the American academy. Avital Ronell has continued the deep reading projects of her former teachers (and friends), focusing her attention on such varied assumptions as the telephone directory, Rodney King, Madame Bovary, Martin Heidegger and schizophrenia. Though often labeled a philosopher (as well as a key player in critical and political theory, cultural and literary criticism), Avital Ronell's work, thoroughly transdisciplinary, consistently slips the bounds of traditional academic castes, earning her accolades from often disparate spheres of the cultural milieu. Her work is often determined to be deconstructive, Derridian, Heideggerian, post-feministic, post-structuralist, psychoanalytic, and yet her writing continually works beyond these labels remaining utterly singular. In her most infamous book, The Telephone Book, Avital Ronell seems to seek to undermine, or at least 'address' through direct intervention, commonly held views of the addressee and the author. Using fonts and texts that seem to explode from the page and which at times become illegible, Avital Ronell mimics the dislocating and alienating nature of the fractured telephone conversation to question the role of both author and reader. Avital Ronell's published works include Telephone Book (1989), Dictations: On Haunted Writing (1993), Crack Wars: Literature, Addiction, Mania (1993),Stupidity (2001), The Test Drive (2005), and recently, in 2007, The Über Reader(ed. Diane Davis).

Anne Dufourmantelle, Ph.D., is a French psychoanalyst, philosopher and author. Anne was born in Paris in 1964, from an English/Swiss father and a French mother. As a child, Anne spent some years in Spain and later, in Central America, which turned Spanish into the language of her heart. These starting points have given Anne an inclination towards literature of exile and thinkers who could trespass frontiers of a different kind. Anne's past contributes to her uniquely non-strict "French" way of thinking.

Anne Dufourmantelle studied in Paris. Receiving a 20/20 grade on her baccalauréat exams made her change her mind from earlier dreams of studying medicine towards philosophy as well. Anne studied medicine and philosophy for two years. Anne completed her doctorate (Ph.D) at Paris-IV university (Sorbonne). Her thesis was entitled : La vocation prophétique de la philosophie(The Prophetic Vocation of Philosophy) with studies on Soeren Kierkegaard,Friedrich Nietzsche, Emmanuel Levinas and Patocka. It was published some years later by les éditions du Cerf, in the same collection which publishedEmmanuel Levinas ("La nuit surveillée"), and received the Academie Française for philosophy.

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