“What is optimism?” said Cacambo “Alas!” said Candide, “it is the madness of maintaining that everything is well when we are wretched.” Voltaire. Candide: Or, Optimism.
Just a brilliant post about After Hours Parties. I’ve finished my Master of Arts degree and Oli’s coming to visit for a few days. We’re going to London, Brighton and back to Bristol, so there’s going to be a lot of drinking 🙂 “The problem with you is, you say ‘dude’ too much.” “You know, […]
Suprnova’s back. “Whatever you sink, we build back up. Whomever you sue, ten new pirates are recruited. Wherever you go, we are already ahead of you. You are the past and the forgotten, we are the internet and the future.” (emphasis my own) I’m struck by the similarities between terrorism and online activism. Is this […]
I just heard this on an advert on TV. What a line. I think it was for Nivea Visage. Whatever that is. Something to do with girls I think.
I’ve been watching a lot of Heroes recently. (Hayden Panettiere – Claire Bennet – is very cute!). I noticed that Jessica and Micah were “playing” Heavenly Sword (which hasn’t even been released yet). Nice choice of game though. It’s about a beautiful but deadly woman, so seems fitting that Jessica – rather than Niki – […]
Maurice Merleau-Ponty “A subject under mescalin finds a piece of iron, strikes the window-sill with it and exclaims: ‘This is magic’: the trees are growing greener. The barking of a dog is found to attract light in an indescribable way, and is re-echoed in the right foot” Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. Phenomenology of Perception. (London: Routledge, 2002). […]
I bought a webcam: Logitech QuickCam Chat £20 from Dixons.There’s no official OSX driver, but I’m using the Open Source macam which does the trick for Skype video chat. The only thing that threw me was having to adjust the saturation. By default all I saw was white, with a multi-coloured line either at the […]