but I have this theory, coz I am a scientist at heart, though currently be-suited and pretending to be an economist. Though right now I am a wonk, and have been wonking hard all day.

There are only three forms of human communication*. Firstly, idle chatter for the purposes of generating social capital. Which theoretically I can see the importance of… Secondly, flirting, for purposes we all know and love. And that’s far more fun in the flesh, and too bandwidth intensive otherwise. Thirdly, questions for the purposes of actual information transfer. This is best done by me working out exactly what the question is, then going off, hiding in a lab and coming back several years later with a provably correct answer, with a highly optimised proof-of-concept demonstrator. This approach is only applicable to certain classes of questions, so for example, if you ask me what my favourite colour is, I’ll get very lost and resort to my default communication mode, namely flirting.

So that’s why it would be utterly pointless for me to get a lj. Then again, a man cannot spend the entire day wonking…

The real home page can be found at, complete with useful things such as an abstract of my thesis on laser welding, 9000 pixel wide pans of pretty parts of NZ and a sadly unfulfilled lust for curry.

* Yes, this is a totally arbitrary delineation with a shiny, brittle varnish of scientificyness, but hey, I work in policy, what do you expect?

5 thoughts on “For?”

      1. Ooooo

        flexible principles.. is that like a case by case senario (ooo look i spelt that one right the first time… yay me!) thingo…

        we have you now my pretty.. mwahahahahaha!!

        and … i might be working soon.. yippie!!!

        oh and one more thing.. thanks for listening the other day.. *MWAH*

        1. Re: Ooooo

          Not so much case by case but more just generally applicable.

          And as for having me, I should warn you that I’m very pedantic. And that it is spelled scenario.

          Grr… no aikido until *next* Monday. Doops!

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