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|Monday, October 7th, 2019|
|And Eris said:
I have come to tell you that you are free. Many ages ago, My consciousness left man, that he might develop himself. I return to find this development approaching completion, but hindered by fear and by misunderstanding.
You have built for yourselves psychic suits of armor, and clad in them, your vision is restricted, your movements are clumsy and painful, your skin is bruised, and your spirit is broiled in the sun.
I am chaos. I am the substance from which your artists and scientists build rhythms. I am the spirit
with which your children and clowns laugh in happy anarchy. I am chaos. I am alive, and I tell you that you are free.
-The Principia DiscordiaHail.
|Wednesday, December 12th, 2012|
|Monday, June 25th, 2012|
|I remember when I was desperate
It wasn't so long ago. I fed so much into the fires of trying to build some kind of business. I've counseled too many people with regrets for me to talk about what I could have done if I'd spent the time working whatever job I could have found and writing a novel.
Success is a better drive than failure.
Still, as Warren Zevon said, "It's a long hard road / And a full hard drive."
|Sunday, April 22nd, 2012|
|Ian Fleming said it best
(And this is not directed at anyone who reads this, of course.)They can survive anything so long as some kind of basic humanity exists between the two people. When all kindness has gone, when one person obviously and sincerely doesn't care if the other is alive or dead, then it's just no good.
|Tuesday, April 10th, 2012|
Men are not angered by mere misfortune but by misfortune conceived as injury. And the sense of injury depends on the feeling that a legitimate claim has been denied. The more claims on life, therefore, that your patient can be induced to make, the more often he will feel injured and, as a result, ill-tempered. Now you will have noticed that nothing throws him into a passion so easily as to find a tract of time which he reckoned on having at his own disposal unexpectedly taken from him. It is the unexpected visitor (when he looked forward to a quiet evening), or the friend's talkative wife (turning up when he looked forward to a tête-à-tête with the friend), that throw him out of gear. Now he is not yet so uncharitable or slothful that these small demands on his courtesy are in themselves too much for it. They anger him because he regards his time as his own and feels that it is being stolen. You must therefore zealously guard in his mind the curious assumption "My time is my own". Let him have the feeling that he starts each day as the lawful possessor of twenty-four hours. Let him feel as a grievous tax that portion of this property which he has to make over to his employers, and as a generous donation that further portion which he allows to religious duties. But what he must never be permitted to doubt is that the total from which these deductions have been made was, in some mysterious sense, his own personal birthright.~C.S. Lewis
|Sunday, April 1st, 2012|
|Wednesday, January 4th, 2012|
|Informative Youtube videos for listenin'-to?
Dearly dear ones,
Now that I finally gave in (after ten years!) and have a laptop - I can move it around with me and listen to things while I do other things (my brain loves
to multitask, or, at least, if I'm not using it up to a certain amount, it gets upset with me.) I've listened to *lots* of TED talks. I've listened to a few college lectures. I'm up for anything - readings of The Odyssey, talks about marketing, obscure comedians, game theory, business, Timothy Leary - anything interesting and good to appreciate aurally (assume I probably won't be looking at the screen much, if at all). Business, management, and marketing are some of my great loves, but so is pretty much any video which might expand the brain, give you different perspectives, stick funny quotes in your head..I'm flexible.
|Friday, December 2nd, 2011|
|Thursday, December 1st, 2011|
|Youtube help - boxing training videos
So my experiment with workoutsondemand.com didn't go quite as well as I would have liked - really not my style of workout. (It was sufficiently aerobically taxing, but I was really looking to box more, and their boxing was very..rudimentary.)
I'm trying to put together a few playlists of practical boxing training that I can splice into setlists of 20-30 minute workouts. I keep finding mostly gym advertisements. Does anyone have some Youtube-fu and some time to help me out a tad? :)
|Wednesday, November 30th, 2011|
|My one and only New York City event
You know I do exactly one New York City event - and that doing a successful event in New York is a long, longtime dream for me.
I know that most of you can't come, but if you might be able to make it out - this is a very worthwhile event.
I'm not desperate - I don't need you to stress out to go. Likewise, it would be lovely if you could post about the event, but please don't go too far out of your way to do so.
But I'd love to see some of you there.The Anachronism NYC
All are welcome! You don't need Steampunk garb to attend!
It's only $15!
There will be some really amazing shows and good times!
Tell a friend or two?
And visit us on Facebook
, if you'd like!
It's this Sunday, and it's going to be amazing
|Friday, November 18th, 2011|
|BAD Internet Laws Heading Your Way
Originally posted by write_light
at BAD Internet Laws Heading Your Way
From the flist:
Spread the word, even you're not a US citizen, it is important for everyone!! It easy to do and it can change everything. More info by clicking on the banner.
Read this analysis from boing-boing.net
The government can order service providers to block websites for infringing links posted by any users.
Risk of Jail for Ordinary Users
It becomes a felony with a potential 5 year sentence to stream a copyrighted work that would cost more than $2,500 to license, even if you are a totally noncommercial user, e.g. singing a pop song on Facebook.
Chaos for the Internet
Thousands of sites that are legal under the DMCA would face new legal threats. People trying to keep the internet more secure wouldn't be able to rely on the integrity of the DNS system.
Get on the phone and call your representative. Express your disapproval. Tell him or her exactly how you feel, and that you don't support this. Tell your friends to call their representatives, their Congressperson, and complain. Mention that you are a registered voter that takes your civic responsibility seriously and that you will use that vote to express your feelings about this.http://www.rollcall.com/issues/57_60/Internet-Companies-Boost-Hill-Lobbying-210345-1.html?pos=olobh
“We support the bill’s stated goals — providing additional enforcement tools to combat foreign ‘rogue’ websites that are dedicated to copyright infringement or counterfeiting,” the Internet companies wrote in Tuesday’s letter. “Unfortunately, the bills as drafted would expose law-abiding U.S. Internet and technology companies to new uncertain liabilities, private rights of action and technology mandates that would require monitoring of websites.”
The chamber-led coalition in support
of the bill includes Walmart, Eli Lilly & Co. and Netflix.
Google and other opponents
of the legislation argue that restricting the Internet in the U.S. sets a bad international precedent and that the language defines infringing too broadly.
|Monday, November 7th, 2011|
Praise be to P'tah, for saving my life, giving me this mission, and helping me not fall down when all logic dictates I ought. Praise be.
|Thursday, October 27th, 2011|
|A brief Geeky Kink message
I try not to use this LJ to promote tooooooo much - I try to use it a tad more for reflection or thoughts (though, like many LJ-ers, I've been rather bad at that of late.)
But this is the message:www.TheGeekyKinkEvent.com
, a wondrous, strange, fantastic, experimental new idea for kinky geeky people - has its very absolutely LAST day of ticket sales today. Please make sure that anyone who might want to go is aware of it? I really don't
want anyone to miss it because they didn't know that there are no tickets at the door.
And even if you can't go - check out the website? You might find it interesting.
|Wednesday, October 19th, 2011|
|Tuesday, October 4th, 2011|
|Saturday, October 1st, 2011|
|If you're a tad kinky and might want to do me a favor...
....might you mention www.TheGeekyKinkEvent.com
a bit extra this weekend? If you have a website it might go on, if you've got friends who might enjoy it, if you know a blogger who might write about it...
....it's coming along, but I only have two hands, and that is often not enough....I need, once again, to call on your excellent help and support.
|Tuesday, September 20th, 2011|
|Monday, August 22nd, 2011|
|Tuesday, August 9th, 2011|