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I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
Soak head, drop burden, breathe in-and-out, become aware of the utter strangeness of all feelings: it is only a movie, in which your life is a stage-set for what you will, inevitably, experience as "the Greatest Show on Earth," but is, in essence, a cosmic cartoon.
Soak Head? That's the only part of me that didn't get wet in the flood. How could I have missed that?
Coding is a good mental hiding place. This weekend, as was last, will be spent tearing up carpets. Every soft piece of furniture in the house is curbside, awaiting pickup to wherever they go - except one mattris on the top of a bunk-bed.
FEMA has yet to schedule their inspection, but that's not out-of-line nor are they behind schedule. They have authorized lodging if I need it but I've someplace warm, dry, and illuminated.
a cosmic cartoon.
I generally try to think of everything as funny - a defensive mechanism against reality.
Big news is that the water supply has been reinstated to the level that one can flush toilets - which will help while I'm there doing cleanup (Water plant was smashed). Like a million others, however, electricity is not to be had. City remains under a 6:00 PM - 6:00 AM Curfew.
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein
"As far as we know, our computer has never had an undetected error." - Weisert
"If you are searching for perfection in others, then you seek disappointment. If you are seek perfection in yourself, then you will find failure." - Balboos HaGadol Mar 2010
Seems the "upgrade" to iOS 4.2 deleted all my apps, and I can no longer install Pandora or (EDIT: sorry Pandora developers, Pandora worked flawlessly after I reinstalled it) the software that runs my car's remote starter. Looks like I'll literally be left out in the cold until I can get my hands on an iPhone 5.
On the plus side, the graphics have slightly improved and things seem somewhat faster (possibly a side-effect of having nothing installed and being unable to reinstally anything I actually used).
Not plausible. Romney wasn't born in Kenya like Obama was. He would therefore not be expected to use a Kenyan bull, but would instead use an American bull.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- "Why don't you tie a kerosene-soaked rag around your ankles so the ants won't climb up and eat your candy ass." - Dale Earnhardt, 1997