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Winky winky

from the NY Times, Pagan Kennedy (no, not a typo) “The first line of my obituary is going to mention the smiley face,” says Scott Fahlman, who would rather be remembered for his research into artificial intelligence. But like it or not, Fahlman has become famous for three keystrokes. In …

RIP Ray Bradbury

From now on I hope always to stay alert, to educate myself the best I can. But lacking this, in the future I will relaxedly turn back to my secret mind and see what it has observed when I thought I was sitting this one out. We never sit anything …

QOTD and SUDDENLY SUMMER

Did you know who John Mortimer was, prior to today?  I didn’t, but these quotes were amusing. Check-ups are, in my experience, a grave mistake; all they do is allow the quack of your choice to tell you that you have some sort of complaint that you were far happier …

Been to the library lately?

When you are growing up, there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the Church, which belongs to God and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equalizer. — Keith Richards Read more: http://techland.time.com/2012/03/11/sxsw-the-fate-of-libraries —————————————————– I grew up in the library.  I …

Leap Day!

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap. - Cynthia Heimel Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is …

Love and kindness

Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid it will never begin. - Grace Hansen Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got. - Janis Joplin, 1943 – 1970 If you don’t like something change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain. - Maya Angelou What the world really …

Quotes – Music

Good music is wine turned to sound. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 1850 – 1919 Music doesn’t have to be your livelihood to make your ‘hood lively. - Mardy Grothe Music … will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a …

White rabbit

No matter how big or soft or warm your bed is, you still have to get out of it. Loss either teaches you to persist in the face of suffering, or hardens you into a bitter cynic. Sometimes, it does a little of both. I don’t like old people on …

Walk This Way

Filming is like a long air journey: there’s so much hanging around and boredom that they keep giving you food. He who laughs most, learns best. I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and that’s to get rid of all my other desires. …