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opinion

Presidential Options

(a.k.a. more multichoice questions)

You are the President of the USA. Imagine that scenario. You may be the first of your kind (Black/Indian/Asian/Australian/Woman/twentysomething – now wouldn’t that be a combination…… i may digress.), and you want to make an impression, so that you will be remembered for all time.

You decide to go on a spending spree, spending $300 billion over 4 years. Three Hundred Billion US Dollars. You:

a) Wipe out poverty, worldwide.
b) Pour money into research to cure HIV/AIDS, and as a follow up trick, most other major diseases known to man
c) Send astronauts to Mars & the Moon. Twice. For laughs.
d) Rid the world of nuclear weapons
e) Give every man, woman and child in the USA $1000 each.
f) Give every member of humanity $50 each.
g) Catch Osama bin Laden, or at the very least set that as a bounty on his head.
h) Free a mid-sized Arab country from the rusty grip of a delusional, harmless despot.

Hmmm.

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asides

It’s a Wonderful Internet

It’s a Wonderful Internet – “Every time a bell rings, a baby website gets its own URL” =D

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the daily column

eInk commeth

Tell me that ain’t an impressive beauty. The chick, not the clock. Such a fine shape I ain’t ever seen…

eInk clock

No of course I meant the clock. (sigh, yes, I can hear your groans already). But yes, my friends, that above is eInk demonstrated. I mean, obviously it’d be a lot more impressive were it a video of the time ticking over, but you can see the principle demonstrated there and tell quite clearly: the future, it will be beautiful. I love the future.

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asides

Firefox Extensions

I reckon you should have these Firefox Extensions installed.

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conversations with myself

let go

Step back. Don’t think so hard. Don’t try to hold on it when it’s going away. The horizon is tbe constant, but you need to keep moving towards it. Move forward, ever further, leaving your past behind like so many of yesterday’s memories and the embers of days past. let go of expectations. let go of demands. let go of frustrations. let go of pretense. be what you can be, and no more. let go of everything that is holding you back, and just jump.

let go without checking to see if anyone is going to catch you.

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Demockratees

Demockratees! (sounds like a greek philosopher)

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the daily column

Multi-choice question

Question: I have been awake until 4 am for the last 3 nights running because:

a) I’m turning into an insomniac or nocturnal.

b) I am BORED OUT OF MY SKULL LIKE SO BAD AND I THOUGHT 4AM WOULD BRING SOMETHING DIFFERENT

c) I’m watching anime and I’m addicted

d) I’m playing Civilization 4 and … wuup, there goes 4 hours. Save? Oops, it’s 6 hours gone now.

e) All of the Above.

First to answer correctly gets a chocolate bar.

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asides

Goowy

It’s so very… gooey. Only it’s Goowy, and it’s cool. Maybe it’s ‘groovy’ with a lisp? Anyway, check it out. Very Web 2.0, and Very Cool.

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meme

Memory Meme Madness

Purloining memes is inevitable; it’s something about their nature – well, it really is their nature – that others will steal the meme and put it on their blog in an spectacular display of unimagination/uncreativity. But they’re fun.

So stealing from elsewhere, the following meme continues. And it feels oddly appropriate to me to be talking about this kind of stuff, what with end-of-an-era type stuff happening to me. Enough blather, the meme:

Everyone who reads this blog who happens to also know me (rather than the usual net stumbler), post a memory you have of you, with me, a moment. it could be anything from the utterly humiliating to the higest of highs. see the theory is that different things are significant to different people, what you remember may not be something that i’d recall. so comment away, anonymously if you so wish, that could be part of the test! see if i remember your memory!

So let’s get to it folks =) What memory do you have of me?

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Intelligence & Design

Scott Adams lays it down on Intelligent Design – to some extent (right at the end) he’s making some of the mistakes he criticised in saying that don’t misrepresent the issue (Atheists aren’t the only ones that believe in evolution), but otherwise a fairly thoughtful post.