Why I get quiet

Tomorrow morning i get to stand in a courtroom, alone, and listen while people I don’t know judge me about how I have fucked up as a parent.

This was not how I imagined life to be.

With a little luck maybe I’ll get run over by a bus on the way there.

Tags: ,

After the machines take over the world, will there still be spam?

A bot left the coolest message the other day, but it fucked up and left the script instead of the message it was supposed to randomly create. Check this out:

{Perhaps|Maybe} you {could|can} write {next|subsequent} articles {relating to|referring to|regarding} this article.
I {want to|wish to|desire to} {read|learn} {more|even more} {things|issues} {approximately|about}
{I have|I’ve} been {surfing|browsing} {online|on-line} {more than|greater than} {three|3} hours {these days|nowadays|today|lately|as of late}, {yet|but} I {never|by no means} {found|discovered} any {interesting|fascinating|attention-grabbing}
article like yours. {It’s|It is} {lovely|pretty|beautiful}
{worth|value|price} {enough|sufficient} for me. {In my opinion|Personally|In my view}, if
all {webmasters|site owners|website owners|web owners} and bloggers made {just right|good|excellent} {content|content material} as {you did|you
probably did}, the {internet|net|web} {will be|shall be|might be|will probably be|can be|will likely be} {much more|a lot more} {useful|helpful} than
ever before.|
Ahaa, its {nice|pleasant|good|fastidious} {discussion|conversation|dialogue}
{regarding|concerning|about|on the topic of} this {article|post|piece of writing|paragraph} {here|at this
place} at this {blog|weblog|webpage|website|web site}, I have read
all that, so {now|at this time} me also commenting {here|at this place}.|

So it was supposed to pick only one word inside each pair of brackets, and I think it was only supposed to leave one portion of the message (this is like 1/10 of the text it dumped).

I think it would be fun (and Michael Crichton suggested this 40 years ago or so) to have two computers talk to each other and see where it leads. Probably wind up like the Terminator movies but maybe something good instead, like figure out how to really get rid of mosquitos.

Maybe I should make this my tagline for a while?


Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

I’m still gathering my thoughts after the news of his death.


I’m leaving names out because in this google-crazy world I don’t really want what I write linked to all the fantastic and wonderful (and a few shitty things, they know who they are) being said about this wonderful man. My incoherent mumblings don’t deserve to share a google search with them.

My first impressions, the thing that really has kicked my ass, is how everyone and their brother is saying “If you feel bad, call this hotline for help!” That and suddenly everyone remembers their favorite story.

If stopping suicide and handling these thoughts were as easy as ordering a pizza, it wouldn’t be a problem. As someone who has stared into the dark several times, who still sometimes dances on the edge and wonders if I’ll “make it,” it gets really tiring when so many people and places say “ask for help,” and yet if you talk about it you hear “just deal with it,” “snap out of it!” or worse.

Depression is not an “it.” It’s not a weed that can be pulled or a fire that can be stamped out or a monster that can be killed. At least for me. I don’t pretend to know the path everyone else is on. I now know not to put myself at risk by sharing too deeply – I’ve learned that lesson the hard way. Forcing a smile and somehow putting one foot in front of the other daily, that’s better.

I’ll miss the brilliant Genie and all of the great things he brought into this world while he was here.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Come Mr Tally Bear

Because every song needs more Muppets:

YouTube Preview Image

Tags: ,

« Older entries