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Corrosive Shame
Therapy for Life
Today was mostly dull. I went all the way to London to a rather dull seminar which didn't really teach me anything I didn't know.

What interests me is how I have this ability to cut through pseudo-techie bullshit and pick up the essence of stuff pretty easily.

However, then it just frustrates me when other people don't, and when I have to sit through the remaining 45 minutes of each talk.

Personally I swing wildly from extreme to extreme - sometimes I think it's all "Emperor's New Clothes" - simple concepts dressed up to appear difficult, complex and worthy; or whether I'm actually good at what I do.
(That's genuine mostly-rhetorical thinking btw - not for self-aggrandisement)

In other news, have just finished watching Soylent Green which is a contender for the quondam award for films without happy endings. I won't spoil it for those who don't know that "She's a bloke!" but worth a watch. It's on TV this coming Friday night late if you're an insomniac or have drunk too much expensive coffee while allegedly in meetings. I was reminded after having watched it of the wonderfully understated Harrison Bergeron which I came across on TV late one night and was very impressed by the script. Online text at http://penguinppc.org/~hollis/personal/bergeron.shtml, film info at http://uk.imdb.com/Title?0113264

Pagga is still being useful. A number of chaps have responded to my interest in the Nightcrawler make-up. I'm wondering whether it might be a nice way of defining the borders of Whisperer markings at GD, if it's remotely affordable.

Current Mood: annoyed annoyed
Current Music: "Once In A Lifetime" by Wolfsheim

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kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: May 7th, 2003 01:30 am (UTC) (Link)


In what sense clash?
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kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: May 7th, 2003 05:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah! I thought you were getting philosophical/metaphorical/clever about it :-)
sixtine From: sixtine Date: May 7th, 2003 12:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

defining....remotely affordable

It's probably the sort of thing Ben could do with string, brown paper and double sided sticky tape for almost no cost at all.
yapman From: yapman Date: May 8th, 2003 03:21 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: defining....remotely affordable

toilet paper and latex. That man does amazing things with toilet paper and latex ...
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