Category Archives: Happenings

We shall defend our islands, whatever the cost may be.

I finally saw Iron Maiden tonight. They tour only every other year, and they play the humongous venues that foment irritation. So, I’ve never been. read more

Gathered on foot, just for you.

For a previous blog, I had a script that collected all of the links I bookmarked on that day and put them in a post. As time went on and I wrote less and less, those link roboposts became about 90% of the content. read more

A new kind of work

I completed my first week as a full-time independent developer. Things I learned: read more

I guess it’s a pretty small upside, really.

On Todd Glass coming out on WTF (a good episode, BTW): read more

Today’s nonsense

I figure that, without context, this works as some kind of William S. Burroughs thing. read more

The continuous hacking of the human spirit

There was a time when the forests of the Niu Mountain were beautiful. But can the mountain any longer be regarded as beautiful, since being situated near a big city, the woodsmen have hewed the trees down? The days and nights gave it rest, and the rains and the dew continued to nourish it, and a new life was continually springing up from the soil, but then the cattle and the sheep began to pasture upon it. That is why the Niu Mountain looks so bald, and when people see its baldness, they imagine that there was never any timber on the mountain. Is this the true nature of the mountain? And is there not a heart of love and righteousness in in man, too? But how can that nature remain beautiful when it is hacked down every day as the woodsman chops down the trees with his ax? To be sure, the nights and days do the healing and there is nourishing air of the early dawn, which tends to keep him sound and normal, but this morning air is thin and is soon destroyed by what he does in the day. With this continuous hacking of the human spirit, the rest and recuperation obtained during the next are not sufficient to maintain its level, then the man degrades himself to a state not far from the beast’s. People see that he acts like beast and imagine that there was never any true character in him. But is this the true nature of man?” read more