Archive for June 2012
Among the many others parts of my social life, I have neglected dating over the past couple of years. Other things kept me busy mostly, and I haven’t really bothered.. until now. I’m sure a lot of my friends settling down has something to do with it too.
The one unforgivable sin is to be boring.
Christopher Hitchens quoting Yvonne in Hitch-22
Tomorrow is a work day, and I’m still sitting out on the floor of my balcony at 3 in the morning with just Poe’s Selected Tales, some obscure seventies’ prog rock blasting into my ears and my favorite scotch.
Life is fuckin’ great. Hell starts five hours from now.
Zembla is a Dutch television program which regularly broadcasts in-depth documentaries. Over the years, they have brought to attention various important incidents and topics. Unfortunately, the quality and accuracy of these documentaries varies wildly. The editing is often shoddy and sensationalist.
A good example is their last episode, on the long-term health risks of cell phones. It is one-sided, gets the science wrong and is narrated with an alarmist tone that is impossible to justify.
I’ve just returned from a week long camping holiday with some friends. As usual, I haven’t really managed to avoid reading my work e-mail. Checking e-mail, twitter and IM every dozen minutes or so has been a habit – and an urge – for so long that even cutting it back to once a day is hard. But unlike holidays in earlier years, I have managed to mentally occupy myself with other things than my day job and technology. While that may not sound like much, it really is a big difference. The obsession is gone.