(Compound Eye)

That doesn’t seem to work.
With so much buried and forgotten over time, so many things “mysteriously” fail to work, and many people “mysteriously” miss or dismiss work.  But so many people will just tell you off— go your merry way… and Wikipedia still appears to be in financial trouble.

Apocalypse: “to be seen”

As we approach apparent doom, so many things are revealed for what they truly are.  And yet, so many things are still hyped and misunderstood.  It takes so much time of hiding things to make such an apocalypse.  Needless to say (but it’ll be said), you should be reluctant to take someone who’s never experienced their claims at their word.

We see men these days off in their own little world, with their own little worldviews.  While it is true that what is closest to your person is usually what’s most relevant at a given moment, cutting yourself off from relating with your surroundings in ignorance… isn’t self-reliant, to say the least.  Every thought matters, including thinking you’re right—it changes things.  Closing yourself off changes you for the worse.

And so we have people that “protect” themselves by making shells, possibly making themselves prisoners of self.  What is true to you is still true to you; personal rules are just as important as universal rules.  There are truly different versions of the truth—and not just opinions, but different, justified realities.  But debt isn’t true; don’t dig a universal grave.

You also have the people who are hunkering down, preparing or thinking they’re prepared.  And a number of these people are related to these shelled men—not reaching out to them in the instance that they should.  Intelligence and stubbornness can go a long way at ignorance and promoting failure, but some people are trying to bottom out with no one to turn to.  (And if you change your mind, do a background check.)

Those Things you knew were wrong but Kept Going…

Be like the rest of them.  Or be like something else ugly.  It’s not you that’s ugly; blindly blending in is.

Connie Schultz laid out something of relevance here on the subject of information quality and work ethic last Sunday, with “It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a…blogger?”  And with a big pointed POW outline, Social media is the new Kryptonite.

In Parade she told a story that not only revealed her grandson Clayton to be someone that still dons Superman pajamas “more than 30 years later,” but also of a story of ‘a journalist’ that had no respect or understanding for a real work ethic.

We’re short on heroes these days.  We don’t want you to be like the rest of us.  Social media is the new Kryptonite.  One minute you’re trolling Lex Luther’s Facebook page, and the next thing you know you’re tweeting X-ray vision pics of women on the 23rd floor of the Hilton.  It happens.

Resist, Man of Steel.  Resist.  Until the regular blogger cares about work ethics…

Strength of Weakness: the embodiment of a Nine Inch Nails song…

(Or rather, the misinterpretation of them.)

A week ago, I was rolling songs around in my head, and it hit me:
This song I’ve attributed to myself— it has an undertone of heroin.
“The needle tears a hole; the old familiar sting.”—Hurt.

I’ve never done drugs, so this changes things…

Even today, I find things that have been sitting around for ages— things that turn out to be record-breakingly bad.  Bad enough to make me unavailable for the rest of the day… well, no, I had to sleep in the afternoon again.  Maybe not as bad as bacon-cheese chips, bacon sundaes (at Denny’s, part of Baconalia), bacon & pancake-wrapped sausage, baconnaise (bacon-flavored mayonnaise), bacon-shakes, bacon-scented shaving cream, bacon jam, bacon-everything…

“I thought I was losing my mind”

Sorry for getting technical and bringing up things few people are familiar with (or have long-ago stopped using), but I’ve also discovered an explanation to why certain things were failing on the MPW Shell command line: the newer Basilisk II sometimes adds a null to the clipboard.  I thought I was losing my mind (when you add all of the other problems in my life)— not realizing why the addition of some code was failing to compile, not realizing the connection to the copying and pasting.

Of course, there are more important things these days than correct perspective on lyrics and old software.  But then again, you can’t really estimate the value of truth; you must appreciate it whenever it dawns on you.  Because every time you dismiss it, you lose some sense of your reality.  Feel the need for accuracy.

Make sure you get sleep, but not in the wrong sense.


Uncle Ben’s and the Drawn Together mock-up “Just like my crappy rice”—Apparently salt is a form of rice when it comes to microwave-able rice meals.  Long Grain & Wild: 630mg sodium per serving?  (And it was higher before.)  Another grain of salt taken…

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