June 21, 2005

imagine if every thursday your shoes exploded

...This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining. (Jef Raskin)

Which is my way of saying: ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! I loath computers with a firey firey passion, and wish that we all still did things with pen, paper, and an abacus. No, that's still too high tech. I want us to go back to drawing on the walls of our caves with bits of charcoal. That's it. Nothing more than stone and charcoal.

Not a good day in the lab. It was working sweet for five minutes, then all hell broke loose. Sob. To have a wiki and to loose it is surely worse than never to have a wiki at all.


Other than that, Happy Solstice Everyone!
Today is the first solstice in a while I haven't been in Glastonbury, so I hadn't tweaked what date it was till I read a news story this evening about the gathering at Stonehenge. Normally, I'm walking down the highstreet, and by the time three or four random people have tried to hug me, I've realised what day it is. Seriously - random strangers flinging themselves at me. Alas, if you know Glastonbury at all, you'll understand why this isn't an all together joyous event. Those doing the flinging tend to be of the hippy/traveller/not-washed-in-a-week variety. Still, the sentiment is nice, and everyone is happy around solstice times. People don't do that in Southampton. There is a distinct lack of flinging going on.

Big Brother till 2007 - oh dear lord no! Isn't it enough that BB was lampooned in Dr Who just the other week? [Perfect example of life mirroring Sci-Fi] Must the insanity continue?

I like my tea, so when I saw this story about Tregothnan Tea, I got all excited, but a little skeptical at the same time. It's taken the Chinese thousands of years to grow drinkable tea. These guys have been doing it seven years. Also, a little expensive for me. If anyone wants to send me a nice gift of some though, I wouldn't say no...

These are actually pretty shiny! Tech jewelry. Purdy jewelry.

That's it. I am off to go and do something else. Not sure what. Just know that it won't entail lifting my arms above my head any, because I went to the gym today (got some pb's!) and now I ache just a little bit. Toodles.


At 7:48 PM, Anonymous moose said...

if we follow your time travel arguement to its logical conclusion, you can't actually prove that it doesn't exist. We could meet time travellers all the time, but we don't know about it because time changes. Then again, that would be reliant on them not letting on that they're time travellers, and given the human ego this is unlikely. Unless we don't remember because their existence in our time period has changed everything... my head hurts now, I'm going to lie down in a darkened room for a bit.

At 6:26 PM, Blogger Jackson B said...

Have you been reading my archives?
I'm a firm believer in the non-existence of time. Think about metres & yards - they're just things we dreamed up to help us comprehend the size of things.
Likewise Time - we just made it up so we could organize our days better, and so we could punish those bastards who can't make it to work.
Time does NOT exist. So time travel is impossible.
Doesn't stop me loving the narrative possibilities within time travel, and its associated film/TV/literary interpretations, however.

At 4:01 PM, Blogger Cas said...

I would have been reading your archive, but they don't work :(

That, and your site never fully loads - think you've got some script looping somewhere :S


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