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Exponential Detritus For Feeble Minds

Saturday, January 10, 2004

Notes on discontent 

"I am sure that a number of mystics would have benefited from a regimen of antidepressants, however, we would all be the poorer."
- Louise Erdrich

Has occurred to me (as if I were the only one ever to have thought this) that humans need a certain amount of discontent in order to accomplish anything of worth. The trick is to balance it out. Have enough discontent to drive and motivate you and enough awareness of things of joy and beauty to placate yourself in the meantime. The ultimate human juggling act. Easy advice, hard to live by. I guess the key is to always have books and art and music within arm's reach as well as people who can make you laugh or smile or tell you when you're making an ass of yourself.

Friday, January 09, 2004

Gonzo Archaeology 

Once again I steal from Neil:
This sort of thing just makes you proud to be Scottish, I guess. Testament to our mental superiority and scientific rigor as a people. Not.

Thursday, January 08, 2004

Connectivity Weirdness 

Keep getting knocked offline. WTF? Doesn't Cox know I'm trying to develop my pathetic little website? Don't they want me to suceed? Alas, I am thwarted. Can't play with FTP transfers today. In case you're wondering, I wrote this in Notepad whilst offline and if you're reading it I posted it later. Which means I've at least temporarily resumed a connection. Aarrgghhh! Petty ISP tyrants!

New Word Learned of the day 

(Courtesy Neil Gaiman's blog)
"Zeugma"
Zeugma is a word for when you make a verb do several functions at the same time (eg. "I left in a foul mood and a black taxi").
Ooh, I like that. Both a word I didn't know and a technique I've been failing to employ. As in "Neil Gaiman has created a posting topic and a monster." Or something to that effect.

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

Pardon My sporadicness... 

Been playing with my new website and then was briefly knocked off line. Content shall be forthcoming in the wake of style. Crafted a page or two of raw html of which I'm quite proud, simplistic though it may be. Just wrote it up on Notepad and ftp'd it without using any editing programs or anyhting. Made me feel like a badass, dumb as that may be.

Monday, January 05, 2004

The Once and Future Corbidity Homepage... 

http://www.angelfire.com/blog/corbid

Sunday, January 04, 2004

Giftmas and Geekdom 

Things I couldn't put on my Giftmas mixes (due to copyright restrictions and soforth):
"Snow,Glass,Apples" by Neil Gaiman
"Murder Mysteries" by Neil Gaiman
Various Cthulu and SF parody songs by Terence Chua

I suppose I have become an official girl geek. I now own a copy of the Dungeons and Dragons Players Handbook and a full set of dragon dice. Probably only a matter time until someone drags me to a rapier practice if I don't watch my step :)