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Stephen Alfred Gutknecht

Professional in social media since 1985, created / sold social media server apps at age 15. Traveled the world to study media ecology.

“Finnegans Wake is the greatest guidebook to media study ever fashioned by man.” - Marshall McLuhan, Newsweek Magazine

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Cake day: June 29th, 2023


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    WakeIndra is a fascinating concept that merges elements of literature, media ecology, and political intrigue. Let’s delve into its origins and significance:

    • Finnegans Wake:

      • The name WakeIndra draws inspiration from James Joyce’s enigmatic work, Finnegans Wake. Published from 1927 onward, this novel is a labyrinth of language, myth, and symbolism. It defies conventional narrative structures and invites readers to explore the depths of their own consciousness.

      • Finnegans Wake serves as an ideal basis for media ecology study and comparative mythology. Its intricate web of interconnected themes mirrors the complexity of our interconnected digital world.

    • Marshall McLuhan:

      • Canadian professor Marshall McLuhan is a central figure in understanding WakeIndra. His 1968 book, “War and Peace in the Global Village”, delves into the impact of media technology on human perception and communication.

      • McLuhan’s exploration of Finnegans Wake within the context of the global village provides a lens through which we can view WakeIndra’s significance.

    • Vladislav Surkov:

      • Adam Curtis, a BBC filmmaker, sheds light on the concept of WakeIndra by examining the tactics of Vladislav Surkov, an influential figure in Russian politics.

      • Surkov, an adviser to President Putin, operates in a unique way. He blends ideas from conceptual art into the heart of politics. His goal is to sow confusion, making it impossible for people to discern reality from illusion.

      • Surkov sponsors diverse groups, from neo-Nazi skinheads to liberal human rights advocates, creating a constantly shifting political theater. By doing so, he keeps opposition perpetually bewildered.

      • His strategy is akin to a ceaseless shape-shifting, rendering it undefinable and unstoppable. This approach mirrors the alleged tactics he employed during the Ukrainian conflict.

    In summary, WakeIndra weaves together literature, media theory, and political manipulation, inviting us to question the boundaries of reality and perception. It’s a fascinating intersection where art, politics, and the digital age collide. 🌟

    For further exploration, you can visit the FWake website or dive into discussions on platforms like r/WWWOpera. Enjoy the journey! 📚🌐

  • ‘Church of the Immaculate Conception’ also known as Adam and Eve’s is a Roman Catholic church run by the Franciscans and it is located on Merchants Quay, Dublin.


    Opening sentence of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake:
    'riverrun, past Eve and Adam’s, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodious vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs.”


    “You Lucky One” song lyrics:

    You've been off the grid; cutting your teeth
    Supposedly composing your masterpiece
    If you give good copy then I'll cut you some slack
    But you better remember when it all comes back
    And you're lying on the corner of Merchant's Quay
    Telling the world how it's meant to be
    Well I'll pick you up and I'll take you on
    I promise you, you lucky one


    These lyrics also seem relevant of metaphors of Wake:

    Take me back to the start, before the lot
    Were you always aware of the gift you've got?
    Were you wandering lost outside of the norm?
    Am I getting the gist? Am I getting warm?

  • That’s the attitude. That’s the prevailing attitude in our culture. No matter what you do, just do it with a bit of finesse. You know, a sort of attitude of the survival of the slickest. Not the Darwinian survival of the fittest, but the survival of the slickest — whoever can be the slickest is the one who right. It’s all right to lie, but lie with dignity. … It’s all right to steal and to rob and extort, but do it with a bit of finesse. It’s even all right to hate, but just dress your hate up in the garments of love and make it appear that you are loving when you are actually hating. Just get by! That’s the thing that’s right according to this new ethic. My friends, that attitude is destroying the soul of our culture! It’s destroying our nation! The thing that we need in the world today is a group of men and women who will stand up for right and to be opposed to wrong, wherever it is.

    “Rediscovering Lost Values” Detroit’s Second Baptist Church (28 February 1954)

  • Linux community arrogance is to deny the device driver issues and think Apple is fine, when the reason Apple thrives is because they don’t have open hardware like Linux, BSD, Windows…

    Hardware companies are rarely held account for their absent support of Linux - some campaigns have come and gone, but in the end Linux users tend to arrogantly say it’s trivial to switch and embrace dishonesty. I guess they figure Microsoft is dishonest, so they normalize it.