Posts filed under ‘writing and lack of thought’

Yes, I am one

3/6/2016

i had not thought

being again could be so nameless

and thus easy

and yet still so hard:

i give thanks

 

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*Unexpected

March 6, 2016 at 7:02 pm Leave a comment

A More Challenging Driving Test in Maryland

This will indeed freak some people out.  There’s going to be a real driving test.  Hopefully this will include the mandatory certification tests for the elderly.  A real-world test is going to be better.  Ideally it would include pedestrians throwing themselves in front of vehicles; vehicles flagrantly violating all rules of law, safety and reason; emergency vehicles–and simply the unexpected.  Especially the police officer with an attitude.  I suppose that would be taking it a bit too far.  Maybe we should be thinking in different directions.  One of the Supreme Justices was talking about a car being a privilege (driving and possessing one, rather).  He should try getting food at a bargain without a car.  At least in this valley, transportation for the handicapped is so fraught with requirements you basically can’t shop (and don’t forget you can’t shop for too much at a time).  Better than that, let him walk home with his dinner or better his savings, and do it on a minimal income.  He doesn’t represent the people.  I suppose what he represents and intends to represent is his idea of the rightness of things.  Perhaps he drapes nude statues in his spare time.

–Glenn

My back really, really hurts; in the way that reminds me I won’t be walking for all that long.  Pardon me for the attitude, and admire my lack of foul language.

April 18, 2009 at 11:03 am Leave a comment

MFA: Extreme New Problem

MFA is the latest in a new wave of environmentally-related factors that could be significantly counter-productive in a properly oriented work environment.  MFA, as all are of course by now aware, stands for Mother Fucking Acronyms, and is characterized by severe twitching (especially of the eyelids), alternate uncontrollable erections and attacks of the limps, and all sorts of stuff with bowel movements.  Add this to the fact that the first sentence in this post is similar to the modern memo, and you have a real tendency for office workers to go berserk.  Fire one of them suckers, and you better do it third-party behind a flak jacket (and use the secret entrance).

I wasn’t going to do posts like this.  Sorry.

–Glenn

April 17, 2009 at 8:00 pm Leave a comment

The fun of puns

This is without doubt the most pointless article I can recall having read.  It approaches humor (I’m reminded of some fake lecture by Mark Twain, in fact).  It villifies and uses the part of unning, at once.  My actual reaction was “So what?”  Pun or don’t; just don’t go on about it.  Please.  Then again, the NYT (New York Times) is reactionary, stratified, stultified and crystallized into kneejerk reactions and definitions, combined with a complete absence of the ability to learn on the part of its editors.

–Glenn

aaargh.  That, I suppose, is what the above translates to.

March 28, 2009 at 1:29 pm Leave a comment

Windows Defender, a minor note

This was apparently the culprit in icons not showing on my desktop this morning.  It has a horrible reputation in any case.  …And odd how dependent I’ve become on icons.  I can remember when you had to buy them.  This was around 1990, when icons were the big thing (mice had finally come down to the poor man’s level, as I recall, though I may well be off on the timing; for a long while the screen commands via the keys were it, after all).  Here I was having hysterics (quietly, and quite mildly; I have lots of dignity, being 55 [you do believe me, don’t you?]) because I didn’t have pictures as well as the text to identify the programs.  I will have to add that the screen resolution had also been rather wildly affected; a display close to 800*600 when it said 1440*900 or whatever; major difference, in any case.  Turned off Windows Defender having skimmed through their bloody insufficient literature and had the desktop back.

I am glad MicroSfot is around, though.  Those Sfot floks are just indispensable.  Sort of like floating plastic bottles in the Puget Sound.

–Glenn

March 13, 2009 at 7:49 pm Leave a comment

About Consciousness

It appears that my actual concern is the first establishment of society.  That can be defined as the formalization of language, allowing the communication of definitions and concepts rather than only immediate actions.  Given that any of this is valid, value is always relative particularly with respect to time.  And identity once socialized is far different from pre-civilization constructions, just as survival-oriented protocols are nearly symmetrically opposite between presocial and social forms.

–Glenn

March 9, 2009 at 11:39 pm Leave a comment

unauthored graffiti: new poetry

unauthored graffiti  (IV)

Time quite certainly scribbled
these fog-
shrouded mountains all about us
the graffiti
just in a language we can’t read.

(And oh, yes, the gods yet
quite clearly
dance here, at times.)
——————————————-
Glenn
(fragment found yesterday)

March 8, 2009 at 9:08 am Leave a comment

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