Saturday, June 4, 2011

Do as thou wilt, and that will be the whole of the law. Part Deux.

Do as thou wilt, and that will be the whole of the law.

Go out, do what you wanted to always do. Nothing is stopping you.

Think about it, people make excuses all the time, every day, for not going out and following their "dreams" and doing what would make them happy.

Instead they keep working the job they hate, and keep paying the bills that they loathe in order not to shake anything up. The fear of short term loss out weighs the anticipation of long term gain in most cases. I would go so far as to say that this is human nature. It is certainly the reason battered women dont leave their abusers. It is definitely why most people dont just say to hell with bosses, bills and bulls, and just make a run for it to find out how far they can go.

Some people live exciting lives, and are alive in every sense of the word because they do not have the fear of short term loss. Look at the most exciting person you know, odds are very good that they live an exciting life because they take risks, and are living with less fear than most people.

Fortune favors the brave, and if that is so, this society is as poor, poor as they come.

So far we have done a horrible job of living the lives we always wanted to live when we were kids. I dont know about you, but when I was a child, I did not day dream about interfacing with a lifeless machine for most of my waking life. I wanted to live an exciting life, and do all sorts of exciting things. I wanted to adventure. That is what I am doing now.

I just cannot be content selling my life away pennies at a time in order to get the minimum necessities I need to "survive".

It is possible to live amazingly well without the car, and the house, and the trophy wife and kids.

When I say live, I mean feel alive. The kind of alive you feel when you are working on your hobbies, watching a beautiful sunset, or doing something exciting with your friends.

Bulls = Police
Living, Alive, Life = Happiness in the moment, whatever moment that is.
Whole of the Law = Doing what thou wilt. Usually in an effort to feel alive (see Living, Alive, Life)

Monday, May 30, 2011

The Zen of Joblessness

Looking for a job is truly a no win situation you either fail to find a job, or get a job, and thus fail by having a job.
There is no middle ground between those two. the only way to get out of this viscious cycle of fail is to either find a way to not have a job or, ...

Well I guess that is only the one way. That is the way that I am trying to find. This is the right way.

This is right practice.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

We reject hierarchy

Anarchy is everywhere. All the time.

Its all around you. The air you breathe, the friends you hang with, the people you have sex with.

We don't need someone to tell us what to do at all times of the day. Everyone can agree with this. We as human beings, when not guided by masters, generally make good decisions on our own for ourselves and others.

When going on a road-trip with friends, courses of action are decided upon collectively, and once consensus is achieved, then something gets done. Nobody who is a part of the road-trip needs anyone else to decide for them what to do. We all just know what we feel would be best, and it works itself out in the end.

I for one don't feel that we as animals need any other animal above us directing us.

Anarchy is not an all versus all type, chaos rules, (dis)organization of society. Anarchy is individuals working together to resolve personal matters through consensus.
Anarchy. Once you've tried it, nothing else compares.

In the mean time you can find me down at the local infoshop/collective.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Oh, a decent programmer should be able to fix that in five minutes.

Things I learned while supporting a large software company, and making a website.

Programming is NOT as easy as everyone thinks it is. You cannot fix anything worth fixing in five minutes.

I had to deal with MANY customers who said this exact line to me, every day. "Oh, well a programmer could have fixed that in five minutes. I should be allowed to speak to the programmers."


If you want to be able to speak to the programmer, you can use some sort of open source alternative. There is none right now, and it looks like you are the one who needs this, so I recommend learning how to code, and doing it yourself.
We here at SoftwareX use the cathedral method of programming, and as such, we are the priests, and will tell you what software god has given us. If you want to try out the bazaar method of programming, go on down to your local computer club, and get everyone drunk. Then you can complain to them about your software not working like you expected.

I dunno, I had heard that five minute quote today, and had to rant about it.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Do what thou wilt

Do as thou wilt, and that shall be the whole of the law.
or more fully, "And save it harm none, do as thou wilt..."

For the past couple of years, I have been living my life by this creed. It has been an amazing experience from the start.

This is really how the whole world SHOULD work if you think about it. No person should be able to stop another from doing what they will to do.
Then again this gets us into the whole question of what you truly will to do. How does one determine what their true will is? Is this necessary to avoid following false wills to ill ends?

I don't think that it is necessary to determine what ones true will is. Thinking about what you will yourself to do should not take more than a minute at the most for just about any action.

I dunno, this is all getting worked out in my head still. The details are vague at best, and non-existent at worst

Who needs a cup of tea?

Laptop locks

This is what it is. I don't even know what I am writing but I am writing it just the same as if it means something or will do something. Gorramned space bar does not work.

We are attempting to write creatively. Create something new, become the AUTHORity on something. anything.
In this way we will not be forgotten.

As a side note, I recommend a bit, a lot even, of homelessness for everyone at some point in their lives. It really brings you back to what matters, and throws you into life head first. All of the sudden, your stupid ass-Mp3 player doesn't matter at all. You meet the coolest cats, and chill with some very interesting people when you are homeless.

And in case you were wondering the Kensington Combo Saver Lock is Entirely useless. I bought one recently, and it is basically a placebo lock. Don't even bother looking at it, get a Targus Defcon lock for five dollars more.

Begin, Start, Create, Establish, Generate

Welcome to my free writing blog.

I am going to be posting a lot of my writing here, in an effort to get feedback on how I am progressing.  This is part of a journey I embarked upon about two months ago. I have been reading a lot of writing by writers about writing better. I feel that I am making progress and invite you to feel free to tell me what you think.

 Be honest.

If you are really interested, I have another blog that I started recently that has not progressed very much. It is a good example of how my writing was when I started.  You can get to it from the link below.