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Perl diving [Mar. 29th, 2006|07:29 pm]
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Questions meme from andrewwyld [Apr. 18th, 2005|10:35 pm]
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[cognitive state |obfuscatory]
[audio state |Bless Its Pointed Little Head (Jefferson Airplane)]

Well, finally, I succumbed, so here are the questions from andrewwyld.

  1. Why "gonzo"?
  2. The true answer is too rude ....Collapse )

  3. Is the glass half-empty, or half-full?
  4. It all depends.Collapse )

  5. Do you believe in a thing called love?
  6. .... I ... have a simple answer ... monotony.Collapse )

  7. What experience most changed your life?
  8. This is a tricky one ....Collapse )

  9. Sum yourself up in under ten words.
  10. ... denial ... moby ... snakewater.Collapse )

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Brevity [Mar. 24th, 2005|12:41 pm]
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[cognitive state |geekygeeky]

My new wallpaper is actually a proof of Pythagoras' theorem I saw in The Road To Reality by Roger Penrose.
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In Memoriam:  Dr Hunter S Thompson [Feb. 21st, 2005|02:43 pm]
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[cognitive state |surprisedsurprised]
[audio state |The Milk-Eyed Mender (Joanna Newsom)]

This journal was actually created after kamountjoy introduced me to the sage of lunacy that was Dr Hunter S Thompson.  I've tried to live a more gonzo life since she did.  Generally this has involved insane quantities of caffeine and taking on projects I cannot possibly afford the time for, a very British interpretation, I suppose.

Dr Thompson has now killed himself, it seems.  I do not know how or why, only that he has, and that I should record the fact here.

Goodbye.  We'll all miss you.
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FOO: NLI [Feb. 16th, 2005|12:10 am]
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[cognitive state |creativecreative]
[audio state |Liberation (The Divine Comedy)]

I have created a webcomic.

For more info, google foonly.
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Speculative musings [Jan. 10th, 2005|02:30 pm]
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[cognitive state |dumb]
[audio state |The Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy (Douglas Adams)]

Question:

  • Can God create a rock he cannot lift?

Answers:

  1. If you can define such a rock without circularity (or, in this case, some form of logical Möbius band), yes.
  2. Of course.  They're called asteroids.  While they are in free fall, there's no meaningful sense in which you can lift one.
  3. This is just an excuse to ask if God can do logically impossible things, isn't it?  Tchuh, I don't know, you pesky kids!  If he can, of course, the value of truth becomes identical to the value of falsehood, as is clearly demonstrable in symbolic logic, which means the answer to every question can be "yes" (or "no", but that doesn't matter).  Hence if God can create a rock he cannot lift, he can do anything at all.  Thus to fulfil this requirement is a sufficient condition for omnipotence.  Now go away and make the tea.
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The Hard Land Of The Winter [Jan. 4th, 2005|04:22 am]
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Early this morning I was informed (by a friend) that my bladder is not Year 2000 compliant.  This means that, at midnight on New Year's Eve, my bladder will fail catastrophically, and some days later, by about, say, January 4th, my kidneys will fail, or, possibly, I shall burst like a distended water balloon.  Either way, I shall die ignominiously -- and all because some programmer in the eighties thought I'd have an upgrade bladder by now.  Makes you mad, doesn't it?  My one consolation is that I intend to be sitting on the top of that programmer's 17-inch monitor when I "go".  That should be quite expensive ....
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Weird of Hermiston [Jan. 4th, 2005|12:36 am]
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[cognitive state |eremite piston]
[audio state |Songs For A Tailor (Jack Bruce)]

Trees are no longer a comfort,
Messages sad in the wires,
My hair is hung down with the blackest of rain that I'm feeling.

Weird Of Hermiston, Jack Bruce

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The Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy Part 6 [Dec. 15th, 2004|02:25 pm]
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In which Arthur Dent discovers it his repeated fate to be reincarnated and killed by Agrajag all the time, but through some form of continuity between lifetimes saves the world from the Vogons ... again.
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Birthday eventitude [Oct. 27th, 2004|03:38 pm]
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I'll be 27 tomorrow.  If you happen to be free, come to the Barfly in Camden at around seven, where we're going to watch a gig.  Music starts at 7:30, drinking starts now.
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