Wot I & K wrote yesters

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1. PEOPLE AND ENERGY – WHERE ARE WE GOING? Energy is a big topic. Recently, the power companies’ profit forecast of $500 million for 2004 hit the headlines. Despite these profits, energy costs in New Zealand are still ridiculously low by international standards. We have problems: Maui gas supplies running down, emissions leading to climate …

Friday ramblings

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So I sat next to this cute boy on the train. Smartly dressed, white shirt, black tie, short hair. Hmm…. Reading the Book of Mormon. Doh! Not too smart on the uptake this morning. Anyway, I happened to be reading Triumph of the Moon, and made certain that he noticed. Then I told him where …

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I’ve been a busy boy.

Strategy

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Terrorist strategy – a fairly clear explanation of why Bush and Bin Laden are on the same side. And the most realistic solution to Iraq that I’ve seen yet, courtesy of the ever-precise Exile.ru.

Report on Hero, as requested

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Yes, it looks pretty. Very pretty indeed. But its very Stalinist*. Its very “Yay for Tyrants!” And after that, it becomes “poor Tyrant, he just wants to be understood…” So pretty but disturbing. Personally, I’d have chosen the other way, see “Against a Dark Background” for further details. Should I mention the continuity errors about …

The information density of vinyl is crap

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On account of our floors being covered in varnish, we are staying at A’s parents. They live in the seventies. Hence we are listening to The Damned, on vinyl, in mono. The Damned rock. (For the nippers amongst you, The Damned are like Tool, but a larger brass section and no rhythm.) I feel like …

Too much stuff

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So many of you find having the painters in to be most displeasurable. Just to be different, I’m having the floor sanders in. The effects though are much the same, making me tired and grumpy. Its also rather akin to moving house, as the contents of the five rooms to be sanded have to be …

Succinct

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Random Book Quote Meme

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1. Grab the nearest book. 2. Open the book to page 23. 3. Find the fifth sentence. 4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal… 5. …along with these instructions. “That such co-operation in teaching and research will be of far-reaching importance can scarcely be gainsaid, for university men and women occupy positions …

And so ends the month from hell

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Oh my word. That wasn’t a fun month. Hmm.. well, it was interesting, which is fun, but lacking in leisure and sleep. I must have delivered about 60,000 words in three different reports, strategised like a bastard, consulted, dialogued, networked and hob-nobbed till I dropped, sketched out a house design and had an exam. Exam …