Monday, August 13, 2007

Why is it humans are never satisfied?
This lack of satisfaction MUST be some trait necessary for the survival of the species; otherwise it would not be as powerful, as driving as it is within us….
Oh there are exceptions—like the Amish
But overall a common human trait is dissatisfaction==wanting more or wanting new---a better term might be an inherent lack of satisfaction, the trait does not necessarily include being unhappy…you can be totally happy and want something new to happen or a new set of experiences. There can be absolutely nothing wrong with the world around you and lack of satisfaction will suddenly strike deep.
I could not help but wonder where this drive and desire within us comes from…i am in a consistent state of wonderment over the human propensity to hold multiple conflicting drives and desires at the forefront at all times....

I just received William Gibson’s new book "SPOOK COUNTRY" this weekend. I have slowly crept into it. Strange of me-- I’ve been delaying, thinking, planning on this read. I really want to enjoy this book on the first time around----a book I have been awaiting for seemingly a long, long time. Specific books that you consider important should not be rushed, one should laze into them—when you know, really know, your mind can give the first read the attention the book, truly deserves. Half-way through the characters, the plot and the concept are excellent..wrapping you up in their very, very, strange world, and one is unable at the half way mark to know where all this is going....excellent!

I uncovered in an article the other day that the standard blog currently active on the internet has the life expectancy of a fruit fly and on the average---the common blog is written by a teenage girl waxing poetic about her cat????
I imagine this commentary is based on a statistical analysis of the sphere…therefore I understand. Statistically speaking I am sure that the teenage girl & cat analysis is correct on a statistical basis. It has been said previously that the matrix, the internet is made up of primarily cat photo’s and not big, ole brain thought breakthroughs. There has been the statement, repeated often a prediction, that blogging is dead, old news, done for….i think that a winnowing of the blog world was predictable. In fact most Americans, hate to read and I would think hate to write ….that once the novelty of posting your inner most thoughts on your cat wears off, bye, bye blog…
The online blog world will reduce down to what is necessary and survivable… pundits forget those like me----who use a blog as a substitute for a web page. Besides we Otaku like individuals cannot in this lifetime get enough of exposing our mental hairballs to the universe, we'll probably never stop.
blog sites are easier to operate, update, are free for the most part--- all the advantages with none of the disadvantages of maintaining a personal web site. So although there may be a drop in blog start-ups, and blogs often die a sudden death I believe blogging in one form or another is definitely here for the long term.
Now let me tell you about what my cat did yesterday……………………………………………..

I love conspiracy theories—and conspiracy centered individuals. It’s a hoot. Especially those whose theory begins and ends with the government. As in the government has this huge, multi-pathed complex conspiracy to deprive us of ( insert bizzare item here ) or hide ( insert aliens,bigfoot, truth, whatever ) from us. Now the big problem in real, real, real, reality is that this is the same government that could not get buses or supplies to new Orleans, knowing that a hurricane was coming----the same government that could not find the uni-bomber until his brother copped him out for the reward money, and did i mention it's the same government that brought you the space shuttle which cannot survive being hit by a red-neck Styrofoam beer cooler. Yet all the amateur, enthusiasitic theorist’s in this genre believe that the government is, all powerful, logical, active, knows what it actually wants to do and has these really cool, Jason Bourne like people to do stuff for them--- instead of the losers and geeks they really do have for proof i present--ta-da-- scooter libby---- Encountering these poor theorists in conversation I always make the blah! Noise…unfortunately I can never control myself at the moment so the loud blah! is usually directly into their face….sorry about that, did I get anything on you? Our government is totally incapable of carrying on anything close to the (insert incident here--for example roswell, kennedy assination, fake moon landing, etc) it takes the government 6 months to issue a guy a stapler---much less keep an alien ship crash landing hidden for 60 years----but these people make life interesting for sure.....and without these conspiracy experts and there theories--we'd actually understand how stupid our government is and then we'd throw ourselves off a cliff.
personal project update time--
my laptop systems are working perfectly. In fact as i write this i am sitting with my xps working lifebook is excellent. The original battery is starting to crap out so i've ordered a new replacement battery. The only remaining project is to set up and work the mobile printer with the lifebook--..i have to transfer the drivers from floppy to thumb drive then download to the lifebook..hook up the system and make it work. This is on the agenda for completeness.The Rain barrel water recovery system, self hypnosis, the prius, the our personal simplification process are all working.
Because of being caught up I am working on a new listing of projects for development.
First on the new project list: is building/modfying a set of aerodynamic wheel covers for the Prius. One of the members of the prius chat has a great "how to" website on this adaption where he bought a set of 4,disc style "bonneville salt flats" land speed record, wheel covers attached them by pop-rivets to the beauty rings spring clipped to the stock wheels. Supposedly one can gain about 2 miles per gallon using these wheel covers. The covers run about 134.00 for a set of four. I want to paint these covers to match the metallic gray body paint of the car. The additional m.p.g. is great but the side effect of making the prius appear more of the sci-fi movie "car of the future" is the true coolio part.
just a couple of items that someday i would like to have--or try out--simply because of there aura of splendidness---so to say---the first is an new electric scooter by yamaha. Apparently, of course, only offered for sale at this time in Japan! We are like the unemployed of cool stuff here in the US--companies must have it locked down saying "the US has no taste, is rednecked and bible thumping, so therefore do not ship new cool stuff there!"---jeeze i hate that!...but this electro scooter is so cool---the second is the vw eurovan full camper--i have always loved these things and want one before i die--period.

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