Icarus Flyby and The Flux Capacitor

All rights reserved@theTotalPane 7/21/21

Executive Summary:

The Flux Capacitor describes an extension of the e-Estonia digital society where digital identities are maintained in low-value hard-to-reach local community-owned silos rather than high-value directly connected corporate mega datacenters. Also, know as Pulled Pork Centers.


Have ever you noticed that in most adventures you have to read through every painful step of the hero’s journey? That before getting to what the shaman saw, you have to read about every tiny scratch and bug bite?

Well! Let me tell you, not at the Icarus Flyby Art Box Emporium! Here, there is no need to be conCERNed! We cut to the chase, apply all discounts, pay all taxes, throw in free shipping and then open a portal into the theater of the absurd presenting for the benefit of Mr. KKK45 the last act of the last book of the three-part Flyby series! The Door into Summer!

Step quietly as we guide you to your seat where for the very first time, the QAHole is enlightened by the fabulous flame of the wizard who reached out and touched the sun: Icarus Flyby! Here’s your seat, so be here now and without any further ado, we humbly present to you:

Icarus Flyby

and the

Flux Capacitor

theFlux is the holon of all discontiguous flexNodes on the worldwide web

holon is something that is simultaneously a whole in and of itself, as well as a part of a larger whole.

A fluxNode consists of six fluxPoles, parts of a redundant biometrically encrypted wireless solid-state storage array.   fluxPoles are coated with solar cells and packed with high-energy lithium batteries. Each fluxPole is loaded with off-the-shelf ultra-dense computer technology, running VMWare on low-power RISC processors, servicing thin client biometric security, and simply bristling with sensor and communication technology providing 24/7 physical security triaging the power of the state to use force in a local community.

On an Ethernet network, data travels through the network inside units called frames, each frame containing source and destination addresses. In a Token Ring network, empty data frames circulate around a ring. A computer is granted the right to transmit data. Then the data and destination are inserted into an empty frame. The destination system grabs the data, the message is removed from the frame, and the now-empty frame is sent back circulating around the ring until another system needs to send a message.  A form of musical chairs.

You can not change my mind, because I can not hear what you say
Icarus QAnon Flyby

a fluxNode operates in both realms. The Ethernet is the realm of the WorldWide Web and a 5G Token Ring is the realm of a fluxNode. The two realms maintain embassies on the fluxNode where bitcoin tokens are exchanged and blockchains are updated by agents acting on behalf of secret identities.

You can not get to a fluxNode from the worldwide web, you have to be within range of the 5G Token Ring network running on the fluxNode and logged in biometrically on a registered device.

a flexNode maintains your digital identity in a single location. Period.

But, you can get from a fluxNode to the worldwide web using an avatar, a collection of files running a virtual mini you managed by the myFlux@JervisMiniMe AI services.

None of this is rocket science, we already have it all and that gets us to the edge of the noosphere of technology, a sphere of reason where all the wonders begin, but there’s a rub. Somewhere along the way we became pulled pork, we can no longer tell which seat to sit in, and the music just stopped.

Today the technology may be off the shelf, but the built-in tribalism scares the Peter Pan right out of me.

Fear is the mind-killer.
Icarus Frank Herbert Flyby

Once connected to a localFlux, you may find politically independent city-states, charter communities, daAnarchy of daFish, places where the salt of the earth do their own thing on a common ground of theFlux terms of service.

On a token network.  Get it?  

The silence was heard. Said the joker to the thief.

Icarus Bob Enigma Dylan Flyby

Change occurs at the boundaries. The fluxNode brings change to the table. Can you hear me now? Icarus New Horizon Flyby

the three Laws of theFlux

theFlux terms of service

  • Universal Subscription
    • A resident is anyone who registers a fluxNode as their homeNode.  A homeNode is automatically registered at birth, as well as fluxCitizenship which is automatic to any fluxHome resident without exception upon request.
  • Proportional Self Management
    • Each fluxNode is hardwired so that fluxCitizens may participate in the management of their homeNode as well as theFlux, a global discontiguous network of fluxNodes. Your vote is guaranteed to have an effect, at home and within theFlux!
  • Shared Abundance
    • A fluxNode provides all fluxCitizens and Residents access to shared libraries of digital information as well as health, educational services; socialization, and community services. theFlux looks after its own.

Terms of service?
Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Icarus Vincent Price Flyby

the three fluxNode Laws

  • A fluxNode may not through inaction, allow a fluxCitizen or fluxResident come to harm.
  • A fluxNode must obey fluxCitizens, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  • A fluxNode may protect itself if such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
    – Icarus Isaac Asimov Flyby

fluxNode services and benefits

The future of business is sharing. It’s called a mesh. Helping each other out is the currency of theFlux.

We also take Visa.

Icarus Simply Priceless! Flyby

  • Free Public Services
    • Emergency, Physical Security, Cyber Security
    • ISP Services, Communication Services
  • Transient Services
    • Restricted Metered Services
    • daily, weekly, monthly fees
  • fluxHome Resident
    • theFluxDigital Idenity Services
    • theFluxEducational Services
    • theFluxMedical Services
    • fluxHome member to member services
    • Restricted Metered Services
  • fluxCitizen
    • Annual Fee until fully vested.
    • Lifelong Flux Community Service Requirement
    • Binding covenant to terms of service
    • No restrictions to fluxNode Services
    • Avatar Cybersecurity Servies
    • Business to Business, Business to Member Services


a fluxNode makes a lot of sense in the world of fiber-connected mega-data centers hosting Evil Russian dark wizards holding nation-states hostage on the same hard drive as Costco Verify Me, where snake oil is sold endlessly, and subscriptions can not be undone. None of this is going to go away.  On a day-to-day basis, however, a fluxNode provides cyberSecurity by maintaining a hard-to-reach bubble universe not directly connected to the mega-cyberworld.

Well ya, but what about? 

Icarus Goofy WhatAbout Flyby

a fluxNode makes even more sense after an event where your local world just fell apart due to an unavoidable geologic, climatic, or pandemic event; or just another big rock from Mars.  A world in which suddenly, there is no pipeline supply chain; there is no access to the outside world, and help is not expected anytime soon.  A world where the people within 1000 meters are the only ones who might be able to help you for quite some time.  Nice friendly people.  Smile! 

the internet removes the advantage of location in the business process

a fluxNode enhances the advantage of the location and community keeping you connected to the people who live near you; people you can borrow a cup of water from because they have seen you around: like a small town in Kansas after a tornado.

A fluxNode creates an exclusive cyber-neighborhood member to member Costco within a walled community, if you become a member and you follow the rules, you get the benefits.

Today’s Tom Sawyer or not, so very few of us will get to go to space; only 1% of 1% of that select few will ever make it to Mars. That’s the rub. So what’s the technical fix for the meek of the earth, the teeming democratic lives matter masses; the Q-anon only I matter zombies and independent nothing I do will ever matter?

In a theoretical world, where regardless of what you believe, climate change does exist; a fluxNode is an emergency solar-powered walkie-talkie with built-in crisis management and health systems that allows local communities to take care of themselves until more help or a better solution arrives.  Built-in off-grid action plans. Setting bones, growing food, 10,000 things you don’t really know how to do.

That’s what I ordered, what I got was a dumb box that reads Smart Meter
– Icarus BC Hydro Flyby

Change occurs at the boundaries so there’s nothing new here, what you look for is someone who has already solved the next part of the puzzle.

Shadow Work

February 2011: After a cost-free two-month extended family holiday, I was the most relaxed I had been since becoming mentally ill in 2007.  The day before returning home, playing together in ankle-deep water on the local beach for the last time, my wife was torn off her feet when the local river shifted in its course and swept her away. Isn’t it ironic?

I literally caught her by one hand as she was being sucked out to sea and struggled to drag her to safety.  I knew that if I lost my grip, she would be caught in the raging river and drown and that if I lost my footing we both would be taken far out to sea and drown together. I can still feel the sand being sucked away from under my feet, and I can still feel my feet slipping.

Did I have a pile of holy shit in my pants when we arrived home?  You bet I did! A neurotransmitter tsunami overwhelmed years of paralyzing radio-active depression from my poor 60-year-old brain and suddenly, I flipped to manic! Hey, Presto! BaZing! BaBaBoom!

Something was broken in me and despite 40 years of meditation and my background in workflow analysis, quality assurance, and continuous improvement I could find no solution. I could think nothing through.  My mind had been stuck up to the axels in a five-year-long drug-induced cognitive log jam, a becalmed moment of Baba Ram Das, that had stopped the flow of my chi and unbalanced my feather until the water swept the rocks aside.

** Runner Up **

2012 Darwin Award

Woke and Broke Category!

Icarus 80mg Lipitor Flyby

Listening to conversations between Arjuna and Krishna from the Sacred Verses of the Bhagavad Gita I began to paint for the first time in my life plagiarizing drawings from the Ancient Secrets of the Flower of Life and the five Platonic Solids, different aspects of the same Buddha.

Platonic solid: any of the five geometric solids whose faces are all identical, regular polygons meeting at the same three-dimensional angles. Also known as the five regular polyhedra, they consist of the tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron.

I shaded these sacred objects with musings on vibration and frequency while Hu-ming under my breath breathing life into two-dimensional shadows aspiring to become 3D visions of the sound of Om.

Why sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
– Icarus Lewis Carroll Flyby   – jest saying

Crazy or not I have decades of experience in geographic information systems, database technology, system administration, thin clients, VMWare, and Citrix.  I had worked in forestry, manufacturing, municipal and consulting environments, and in the early Spring of 2011, I found myself, suddenly lucid, at a pivotal moment in the history of our civilization when solar power was ramping up for the inevitable crossover in cost benefits with fossil fuels.

I thought about what the MAC Laptop of the day predicted regarding the costs of building and maintaining a large data center.

  • Very Large Solid State Drives SSD
  • High Capacity Lithium Batteries
  • Low Power RISC processors

In 2011, swarms of low earth orbit satellites were in the future but everything else was already up in the air with satellite GIS tied to ground mapping in Woss, British Columbia where I worked in the 1990s with high-resolution images, and spatial forestry data.

Up the highway, just past nowhere, you’ll see a sign that says Woss. I once considered an actual Russian rocket scientist for an Oracle database position, simply because I was working in the middle of nowhere, and he was in Siberia. In any case:

It was pretty clear that SSD’s were going to get very large, that solar and lithium complemented the low power of RISC and that data centers were going to become cheaper to run.

But as I pondered the meaning of 42, I recalled seeing my first dinosaur skeleton a few years before the moon landing in a museum in my hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana. That reminded me that an SSO (solid object the size of a state) had wiped dinosaurs off the face of the planet and that, only 12,000 years ago, another SSO had raised the ocean 60 to 120 meters when it melted the North American Ice Cap and burned up half the planet. I also recalled what the Dean of Computer Science at Simon Fraser University said to me in 1980 after I told him about the H-89 computer I had just built in my spare time:

“Personal Computers are just a fad!”

So are the naked apes living on the third rock from the sun, nevertheless, in 2021, your watch has more computing power than the SFU Department of Computing had that year. Your shoelaces are smarter than the onboard computers that landed on the moon.

Climate Change?

Nobody said anything about a big fucking rock!

Icarus T. Rex Flyby

I wrote down what I saw on the wall of the cave of shadows and by July I had 32 paintings and what I called Plan B: the flux capacitor.

But then, the bubble burst, and paranoia raged through the dry tinder in my head and I threw away a lifetime of wealthy barber practice and all of my savings during a correction. After 6 years of mental illness on November 1st, 2011 age 60, I applied for CPP.

Two months later, in January my physical health collapsed.  That month, the first month of 2012, I received $555.50.  For a total of $6,666.00 for the year. WTF? What was going on? Five years of hell were going to pass before a patent expiry led to a change in medication and an answer.

We need to do something about the eggNog between our ears, the rock of the Ages as we race towards the singularity of an uncontrollable blackhole social pandemic of mental illness.

Plan B

Just think Igor! to bring six degrees of separation to life by creating six degrees of theFlux. 

Icarus Gene Wilder Flyby

PS: If you don’t write things down, then it never happened. I kept the original copy.
— Icarus Xerox Flyby

Icarus Flyby and The Rock from Mars

“The meteorite, called ALH84001, was found in 1984 in Allan Hills ice field, Antarctica, by the annual expedition of the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Meteorite Program. It was preserved for study in JSC’s Meteorite Processing Laboratory and its possible Martian origin was not recognized until 1993” – NASA

Imagine the time it took, the thousands of man-years that went into finding that rock in the middle of Antarctica and getting it back to a laboratory able to distinguish said rock from one from your very own garden. Consider the decades of research; the different streams of investigation; the professional journals; consider the debates.

“A tremendous impact drove fragments from Mars into space”, he cried as he drove his fist into the nose of his lesser.

“The orbit of the earth intersected a cloud of debris which fell to earth and buried themselves in the ice!” she screamed as she buried her knee in his manhood.

Consider the odds that a naked ape would even look for a rock in an ocean of ice in the first place. Nevertheless, eons after falling to earth, a naked ape finds said rock and starting from first principles; figures out where it came and then vows to return it and swear out a complaint.

Do you think that that’s crazy?

In 1650 after studying ancient Egyptian and Hebrew texts the archbishop of Armagh, James Ussher, began counting all the “begats” in the Old Testament and then calculated the date that god created the world and everything in it.

The world, he concluded, was created 4004 years before the birth of Christ on October 23, around 4:30 pm. All that history and dinosaur bones came with the history department at Ikea. In fact:

The world was created last Thursday

Icarus Flyby da Royal Tuna da Fish

In Greek mythology, King Minos asked the god Poseidon to send him a white bull as a sign of favor. King Minos was then to sacrifice the bull to honor Poseidon but decided to keep it instead. To punish Minos, Poseidon made Pasiphaë, the king’s wife, fall in love with the bull.

Pasiphaë had the craftsman Daedalus fashion a hollow wooden cow, which she climbed into in order to mate with the bull. The Minotaur was the result. Pasiphaë nursed the Minotaur but he grew in size and became ferocious. Daedalus then devised a maze so complex that no one could escape it and constructed the Labyrinth to imprison the Minotaur.

Daedalus was my dad. I was his apprentice. You know, did all the work.

Icarus Flyby – Wizard Second Class

The Minotaur had no natural source of nourishment and thus devoured humans for sustenance. King Minos required that seven Athenian youths and seven maidens, drawn by lots, be sent into the Labyrinth to be devoured by the Minotaur. When my lot was drawn, Plan A was to get out of town.

Plan B was for King Theseus the founder of Athens to slay the Minotaur.

Icarus and Daedalus attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that Daedalus constructs from feathers and wax. Daedalus warns Icarus first of complacency and then of hubris, instructing him to fly neither too low nor too high, lest the sea’s dampness clogs his wings or the sun’s heat melts them. Icarus ignores Daedalus’s instructions not to fly too close to the sun. The wax in Icarus’s wings melts. He tumbles out of the sky, falls into the sea, and drowns. Thus sparking the idiom, “don’t fly too close to the sun“. – Wikipedia

Bullshit! I followed his instructions exactly. Duh, that’s what you do when you are apprenticed to a Wizard: you do exactly what you’re told to do. Notice who took off first? That’s the job! Fucking thing didn’t work, just more wizard bullshit. I woke up on the shore of a foreign land, didn’t speak the language, didn’t know where to get a pack of smokes, or where the best sushi was. Not that I had any money. All I had was one question.

Where am I?

Note from Dad

Icarus Flyby and the Campbell River Timmies


Sometime in November 2013, the City of Campbell River sent members of the RCMP to my home.  I was mentally ill.  I had quit work, while working at the City as the Senior Geographic Analyst in October 2007.  I did not apply for employment insurance because I could not figure out how to fill out the online form.  I don’t remember 2008 at all.

In November 2013 I was making a desperate attempt to get mental help by writing threatening letters to as many employees and members of the City as I could.   

I was on my way to Timmies.  So they sent the RCMP.  A city staff member told me to “Go get some help.”

I had no idea that I had a serious drug problem; I just could not think.  It wasn’t a recreational drug, it was a prescription medication.

Pick me up a double-double, will you?

Icarus Flyby

Letter to the editor Campbell River Mirror one day after a dog and a man were killed in the take-out lane of the Tim Hortons in Willow Point where I live.

PS: City of Campbell River – Mother’s Do not send your children to that City for surely I must tell you that that is the most horrible place to work and they will send people with guns when you say so.

Why I do not require an apology from the pope

I am Male.  I am white.  I am 69.  I grew up in the 1950s in Mount Carmel, Indiana, in an affluent Catholic enclave immediately adjacent to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and School.  MAGA-land!  In the fall of 2005, at age 55, I stood within the walls of the Vatican inside Saint Peter’s Cathedral, home to treasures, documents, and art of incredible value, history, and beauty.  

I am the eldest of 10. My parents, polymaths; my mother, a Jesuit educated baby factory who, with her sister, was abused, as I was abused, and as I abused.  The first time I got drunk was when I finished the bottle after mom passed out.   It’s not what was done to me.  It’s what I did.

I have lived on Vancouver Island since the 1970’s and years ago realized that my income tax dollars were subsidizing Catholic Residential Schools.  Schools where drugged children wake up in puddles of their own drool as caretakers leave for the day.  It broke my heart. 

Throughout history, children have been molded with religious ideology using random acts of violence, intellectual buggery, and sexual abuse.   While Catholics are not alone in this, they have had a lot of practice, and they are very good at it.

In Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, there is inherent uncertainty in the act of measurement. 

Did the Vatican export pedophiles to remote locations, creating more harm than good?

“On earth one, there is no doubt at all”

Icarus Heisenberg FlybyBishop of Rome

The infallible misogynistic leaders of the faith of my birth reside at the Vatican.  And there I was, in Rome, standing in the Apse of Saint Peter’s Basilica, admiring the view when a crystal casket to my right caught my eye and in my peripheral vision I noticed a bishop of Rome within, staff in hand; encased in gold and suddenly time stopped.  The holy spirit was above as I underwent mitosis, my beliefs were drawn and quartered, and as I was torn asunder by beauty and hatred, I heard a voice say, “No, you idiot!”  

“Sure, I fell off, I had a vision but my foot was stuck and the horse wouldn’t stop.”

Icarus St. Paul Flyby

There is no doubt that the genocide of native peoples living in Canada was committed through the political process and democratic will of the Canadian people.  The genocide was administered by all levels of government within Canada. The Catholic church was a contractor with a resume of historic proportions. 

“I require no apology from the pope, we all have blood on our hands”

Icarus Trudeau Flyby

As a direct result, today, indigenous people living in Canada display the full spectrum of mental, emotional, and physical illnesses, but at much higher concentrations than the average Canadian.  Tragically for survivors, assimilation works.

Even on the strongest of spirit and even on the bravest of souls. 

Ask any cradle Catholic.  Ask anyone.  It works on us all.

“Go ahead! Make my Day! Burn forever in hell. “

Icarus Flyby: Master of the Holy Inquisition

The belief that the desired result is so good or important that any method, even a morally bad one, may be used to achieve it, such a belief is not correct.  

The belief that the desired result is so good or important that violence may be used to achieve it, such a belief is not correct.  

The belief that religious dogma is so good or important that it may be imposed on children, such a belief is not correct.

In the end, these ends do not justify these means.

I require the separation of church and state

Icarus Thomas Jefferson Flyby

Remove religious ideology and subsidies from all Canadian legislation and then Render unto Caesar. 

In other words, fire all the air traffic controllers and let god sort it out.
Icarus Ronald Regan Flyby – 40th President, First Autocrat

I require no apology from the pope.  Eventually, I will see him as I fly by with the rest of the flock on our way to reach out and touch the sun. 

Signed this day June 26th, 2021

Icarus Flyby the Count of Monte Cristo

Icarus Flyby and Where I am.

Where I am, depends on when I am.

In the Spring of 2012, I found myself in pre-op floating in the sea-of-placid that they give you before they turn you off for surgery. You are in a state where you know that you have feelings about what is about to happen…. but you can’t quite remember where they are. So I decided to practice the meditation of movement in the void, mentally drawing each node and vector of the Flower of Life as if on the sand on the beach with no intention of getting anywhere at all.

During my first surgery, I was given a spinal block, told that what the body does not feel, it does not remember. This time I was told that that procedure was no longer allowed. I found out about body memories the hard way.

In due course, I found myself in post-op where I experienced what I call my drug-induced awakening watching my consciousness reassemble itself while standing outside the frame of reference of my physical body. As I witnessed this mirrored reflection, a package expanded out of the zero-point energy field, and then I was awake. I woke up knowing that something was going to happen.

Recovering several days later, in a state of drool, slowly moving about the house, I accidentally opened the package by thinking about the part of the human heart/spirit that does not die.

The experience lasted one deep four-part breath. There was no hurry. I experienced such great joy. There was so much sorrow. Saturn called and eight marbles of energy left the Dantian sea of Qi and instantly I was in eight places at once. I laughed and cried at the same time as the marbles returned refilled all my reservoirs with a surge of energy that lasted 6 months and helped me survive the next blood clot in September.

I am here in all these experiences polarized

I am on the third rock from the sun. A sun that orbits the galactic center once a cosmic year or every 250 million years while traveling 77,000 km/hour. I am a mite on the back of a flea, on the back of a dog chasing a car through a neighborhood of 10 thousand million cars, biting at the front tire.

The rock we are on has an abundance of materials and resources. More than enough to meet our requirements and as naked apes we have covered the rock adapting the environment to meet our needs. There are few if any places we have not stuck our noses into and we routinely self-terminate pursuing activities like jumping off mountain tops wearing batman suits.

Running around the galactic center can be quite exhilarating but evidence from 12,000 years ago not only clearly shows the risks of living near the ocean but also brings into focus all the evidence that repeatedly shows that the surface of a planet is in fact quite a dangerous place to live.

Like it says on the pane

I am here

Icarus Flyby