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6. visual dissonance

Posted in Meta at August 17th, 2016. No Comments.

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Posted in Parenting at July 5th, 2016. No Comments.

Leaving this here for the inevitable computer change someday.  Getting a Plantronics Savi 7xx-M working with Linux.

Section "InputClass"
        Identifier  "Plantronics"
        MatchVendor "Plantronics"
        Option      "Ignore" "true"
EndSection
Posted in Code at April 28th, 2016. No Comments.

This song by the XX Teens came up on random today, and I couldn’t find the spoken-word section by Brian Haw anywhere online.

I wrote it down. It feels like it should be somewhere.

good afternoon
i came here nearly six and a half years ago, second of June 2001.
i came here because i discovered what my country was doing to the children,
the children of iraq, the children of the world.
it’s called infanticide, genocide, torture, looting of nations.
bloody mess,
and I’m responsible.
see I happened to be born in Britain in a place called Woodford, Essex,
and my country’s doing this,
and I came because I couldn’t live with it,
because as a dad who loves his kids,
and this lady, this wonderful lady, who is the mother of my children,
i was taught a lot of good things in this country
and I was taught about fairness at my mother’s knee.
we know what’s right!
we have to stand up and do and be what’s right, don’t we?
I do, you do, each one of us does.
I’m an old man now of 58, I’ve been quite a few places,
and I’ve been a seaman, I’ve been an engineer, I’ve been a builder.
I used to make fine furniture,
done quite a few different things.
I’ve probably sat where you sat, I’ve probably done your work.
I probably understand you.
And you, with your experience and your knowledge, use it to know and say what’s right.
You are you, and I’m me, and we’re each individuals aren’t we?
And I talk too bloody much,
so it’s over to you now, what are you doing to do about it?
Ok?
Thank you.

Posted in Music, Politics at March 23rd, 2016. No Comments.

This video makes me smile and think of the things that Elise will know. Things that we have no idea about now.

Posted in Code, Parenting at March 15th, 2016. No Comments.

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La terre est bleue comme une orange
Jamais une erreur les mots ne mentent pas
Ils ne vous donnent plus à chanter
Au tour des baisers de s’entendre
Les fous et les amours
Elle sa bouche d’alliance
Tous les secrets tous les sourires
Et quels vêtements d’indulgence
À la croire toute nue.

Les guêpes fleurissent vert
L’aube se passe autour du cou
Un collier de fenêtres
Des ailes couvrent les feuilles
Tu as toutes les joies solaires
Tout le soleil sur la terre
Sur les chemins de ta beauté.

I remember, but not by heart (anymore).

Posted in Uncategorized at February 5th, 2016. No Comments.

Turkish soldiers fired over their heads, and Silva, opened her mouth to scream but no sound came out.

They have been trying to make her laugh ever since.

 

Posted in Politics at October 23rd, 2015. No Comments.

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Posted in Parenting, Travel at September 10th, 2015. No Comments.

And it doesn’t pretend anyone has half an hour to devote to this.

Posted in Brooklyn, Cycling, New York at August 19th, 2015. No Comments.

I’m working on quality…

Posted in Brooklyn, Cycling, New York at August 17th, 2015. No Comments.