Life is for Living

This blog is to collect random thoughts that don't really have a structure, except a publishing chronology, and even that is unlikely to follow the creation chronology.

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Calm, excited, weak, strong, funny, serious, lazy, worker, irresponsible, thinker, shallow, selfish, generous, spontaneous, impulsive, undecided, poor, rich, tall(ish), ignorant, cultured, sophisticated, procrastinator, stoopid, clever. Pick any two, or more... ;-) 
One of my favorite quotes: "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well reserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming... 'Wow! What a ride!' "

Generally interested in a lot of subjects:
- Artificial Intelligence (mostly because there's so little Natural Intelligence around)
 Robotics
- 3D printing
- DIY projects (including home foundry, electronics, general hacking)
- Scuba diving
- Mountaineering
- Paragliding
- Music
- Arts (mostly visual arts) including street art
- Dance
- Intentional communities
- Society in general, how to fix the current mess in particular, or rather how to escape it

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Getting ready for the plesidential erection.

A few days ago, while at the public library, my gaze fell upon a most interesting book title: "How to shovel manure - and other life lessons for the country woman".
Preparations...
Everybody wants to live in the great outdoors, it seems, and on hearing the BS spewed by politicians on the approach of the plesidential erection, I thought this book certainly would have many an advice for the immediate future.

Politicians (May the fleas of a thousand camels infest their genitals and their fingers turn to fish-hooks) are positioning themselves for this race, and advertising, media and other propaganda executives rub their hands in delight.

The amounts spent during the campaign get little attention beyond the sensational magnitude. Who pays these costs?
But more importantly, what is the use of the campaign? Impartial electorate information ?

Pah!

Que se vayan todos!

Préparation à l'érection plésidentielle...

En passant dans une bibliothèque, il y a quelques jours, mon regard a été attiré par le titre de ce livre:
Preparations...
Pour ceux qui ne parlent pas en Glais, je traduirais ce titre par "Comment peller le fumier - et autres leçons de vie pour la campagnarde".
Il est de notoriété publique que le provincial moyen veut habiter à la campagne, ainsi, les préceptes de ce manuel pratique me semblent-ils tout à fait adaptés en vue de l'érection plésidentielle qui approche à grand pas.
Les hommes politiques (Que les morpions d'un millier de chameaux leur envahissent le pubis, et leurs doigts se changent en hameçons) se positionnent pour cette course Ò combien illustre, et les publicitaires, journaleux et autres industries de propagande se frottent les mains.
On entend parler ici et là du prix, sans cesse augmentant, des campagnes politiques. Qui paie ces coûts?
Bien plus important: à quoi sert la campagne? A informer de façon impartiale l'électorat?
Pah!
Que se vayan todos!

Monday, April 18, 2011

About the Wunch of Bankers...

I wanted to keep track of a couple of articles...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/mar/01/mervyn-king-blames-banks-cuts?intcmp=239

and

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/mar/05/mervyn-king-bankers-bonuses

Damn them all!