FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2012: The Wingmakers: “Quantumsum”

We are privileged to host an exclusive interview on the latest mythological-spiritual novel by Wingmakers creator, James Mahu. Please join us, and please share this link

Wingmakers Webmaster, Mark Hempel and Darlene Berges, Publisher, Planetwork Press
discuss the latest book by Wingmakers creator, James Mahu
The Wingmakers: “Quantumsum”
2:00 PM-EST | 1:00 PM-CENTRAL | 12:00 PM-MTN |11:00 AM-PST
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Mark Hempel,  is a cutting-edge innovator, a recognized expert in information architecture, and visual designer who has worked with Fortune 500 companies on next generation web platforms. He is also the designer, webmaster, and spokesman for the mysterious “James“, of the legendary multi-level/multi-contextual Wingmakers website.

“Communicating new ideas for new times,” has been the motto of Planetwork and Planetwork Press since 1994 when Darlene and John Berges founded the companies. They have published books, articles and creative learning programs ever since. As the Internet became popular, John developed our website planetwork (now to continue communicating new ideas.

They became interested in the WingMakers material in 2001, when John began an email correspondence with the webmaster, Mark Hempel, a talented web designer and computer professional. Mark and John sent questions to Sarah, which were answered by James via PDF that Mark then sent to John. James invited John to write back to him with a carefully crafted question about John’s personal mission in this lifetime. That first email from James to John began a 10-year relationship between them. This led James to trust John as an editor of some of his writings in 2007. In 2009, James asked John to be the editor and commentator for his two volume book,Collected Works of the Wingmakers – Volumes I & II. John accepted James’ offer.


Hurricane Sandy’s Impact on the Net and Media Hosting

We apologize for the performance issues with our media files since last week. As of today, we are experiencing severe lags in our media hosting. Audios may take longer to load into the players, you may also experience buffering and long periods of time to download from the links. Both our website hosting company and our media hosting companies are locarted in New York City data centers, and while they have maintained service, in many cases they are working under adverse and reduced capacities. The article below explains some of the issues.

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Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast on Monday, causing massive flooding and millions without power. In today’s statement insurance consulting firm Eqecat said that the power outages “will trigger significantly more insured losses…than were expected” from a typical Category 1 storm of Sandy’s intensity. According to the firm’s new estimates, insured losses are likely to reach $20 billion with total economic damage potentially reaching as high as $50 billion.

Hurricane Sandy Impacts Internet


Hurricane Sandy’s Impact on the Internet

The impact of Hurricane Sandy on the web has focused, in part, on the flooding of three data centers in Lower Manhattan. Back up generator systems that relied on pumps to refuel generators were destroyed. Additionally, there have been reports of outages from major data hubs and other data center facilities are running solely on backup generator power.
However, a major concern, that Amazon’s East Coast data center would go down, did not occur. Analysts predict that Amazon’s Cloud housed at this location accounts for roughly 1% of the internet.
New York City is among the world’s foremost data hubs. As a result of the outages Dotcom-Monitor has observed some Internet processes shifting away from New York City.  Specifically, some network administrators have shifted Internet routing in order to propagate new domain name server (DNS) paths to West Coast back-up systems.

Age and Wisdom: Neil Young’s “Walk Like A Giant”

Age and Wisdom: Neil Young’s “Walk Like A Giant”

Aging rock stars either die, retire, or fade into complacency. Few remain vibrant and relevant (Bob Dylan’s recent “Tempest” clearly dodged that bullet). Even fewer of the 60s icons can retain both the righteous anger of youth and the spiritual grace of age, and Neil Young‘s new album, “Psychedelic Pill”, defies all conventions and carries the idealism of the 1960s forward into the 21st century. At just under 16-1/2 minutes, it is one of the shorter songs on the double CD album.

Video: Walk Like A Giant by Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Walk Like A Giant 

Tried to have for long and strain
We were riding on a desert wind
We were pulling in the spiritual
Riding on the desert wind
We could see it in the distance
Getting closer every minute
We saw the lights and spiritual shining
Getting closer every minute
Then we skipped the rails, and we started to fail
And we folded you, and it’s not enough
Think about how close we came

I wanna walk like a giant on the land
I wanna walk like a giant on the land

Whenever I see the big fire coming,
Coming to burn down all my ideas
I try to hold down to my thinking, and remember how it feels
When I’m looking right in your eyes
And hearing your happy laugh
When I’m seeing your blue eyes shining
And hear your happy laugh
So the moment came, and the big sky rained and
and a ṗool of fire served in my desire

When I think about how good it feels
I wanna walk like a giant on the land
I wanna walk like a giant on the land

[Lyrics to Walk Like A Giant by Neil Young & Crazy Horse]

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