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Archive for July 29th, 2007

Cell phone towers

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People who claim to be affected by cellphone towers are apparently delusional.

Meawhile…

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Sun, 2007-07-29 at 04:48:21

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Reading random strangers’ blogs

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I just realised that by over-documenting your life, you might actually be bringing joy to others. Everyone complains that the internet is full of angsty teenagers describing what they had for lunch and dinner on blogs no one reads, but I’ve never understood what the problem is: I simply don’t visit those blogs…

But sometimes random people writing about random things can touch a chord and make one feel all warm and fuzzy inside :-) I don’t even know who Sacha Chua is, but I glance at some of her blog entries just because they’re on Planet Emacsen. And sometimes, such as when she describes how she got reading and brings nostalgia, or trying something fun and writes so well it makes me want to try it myself, I can’t help but decide I ought to at least document the more important bits of my life like—yikes, the report I’m supposed to be working on!

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Sun, 2007-07-29 at 04:01:03

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Funky desktop effects

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Because I’m unlikely to actually enable them on my own computer: Here’s what Compiz Fusion can do already!

A couple of those effects might be useless, but it’s all very cool stuff.

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Sun, 2007-07-29 at 03:29:44

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Freud

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Seen on Slashdot:

psychology – the study of mind and behavior in relation to a particular field of knowledge or activity

Just because it’s not about you wanting to have sex with your mom doesn’t mean it’s not psychology.

Wow.

And Uncyclopedia makes a similar insightful critique:
MetroFreud

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Sun, 2007-07-29 at 03:20:40

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Finally we have enough technology to go retro

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Todd Fraser’s web site is cooool! Reload it if you miss it the first time.

It even has an “Open page” feature that offers to open any webpage for you. (Doesn’t seem to work ATM, though.)

The site makes me wonder: Is my reading speed 2400 baud?

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Sun, 2007-07-29 at 03:07:29

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A note on procrastination

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I don’t know how long I’ve had this “blog” — it shows archives from November 2005, so I guess at least a year. And in all that time, it has gone by the glorious name of “The title can be changed later, right?“. When I registered the blog and filled in that name, I expected to change it in a few minutes. Took me only a year. Finally it has a name, the title of one of my favourite short stories (borrowed name, but can’t get creative in a year).

Considering that this “blog” is precisely full of potentially interesting trivia that I have decided to “consign to dust and damp by way of preserving them”, I think this will do for now.

Now to get cracking on all the other things I’ve been procrastinating about for years…

[Funny; “All one knew about his skill in shooting was that he could hit a large stag at a ridiculously short range” seems to apply too well…]

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Sun, 2007-07-29 at 02:51:56

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