Monday, June 26, 2006

Aussie Oi Aussie Oi Oi

Schwaebisch Hall Unicorns Cheerleading Squad

Saturday, June 10, 2006

pain of survival

Schwaebisch Hall moonlight

The time is about 3 am in the morning, I can't get to sleep because I just can't and so I'm having a coffee and cigarettes.
I have been working at the Uni's labs for the past couple of days and beginning to tire of design.
The German language of the adobe software doesn't help either and multiplies my work hours by 3 times.
What happened to the glamour? the instant gratification... I'm beginning to dislike monitors very much.
And the world cup has started, which adds to the suffering , as I have to finish all the work before I can watch it guilt free, and over indulge myself in the spoils of deutschland bier.

By the way, if the boys from home are reading this, I think you should have recieved your postcards by now so a response would be nice.

I think I struggle with it called home sickeness...not sure I don't think it is because I don't wan't to head back to Australia anytime soon. It's more of a general fear. Doubts creep in about the strength of your relationships when there is no communication, and your remember your past wistfully, as if it was pleasant but seemingly unreal at this very moment in time.

So how does one make the curren t moment count?
a) forget about reminscing about all the good times and make an effort to spend more time with those around a coherent fashion (i.e minus the binge drinking)

b) plan to have breaks even though you have a tonne of work due (refer to previous post about working long hours)

c) do a jiggle and relive the greatest hits of the 80's when no-one but you are in the PC lab at 1 am to get some decent speakers

These are some of my private thoughts and is copyrighted somewhere amongst the labyrinth that we call the law so don't steal may ask and I shall give for free

Tuesday, June 06, 2006



"Actual happiness always looks squalid in comparison with overcompensations for misery. And, of course stability isn't as spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of the good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand."

- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley


A movement of one no and many yeses

The new distribution of the world excludes minorities....the majority who make up the world basements are presented, for power, as disposable.

"it is not necessary to conquer the world. It is sufficient to make it new.... Us. Today."

A global call to revolution that tells you not to wait for the revolution, only to start where you stand, to fight with your own weapon... video camera, words, ideas, hope are all these"

"I can't make history for you. But I can tell you that history is yours to make."

"The Zapatista paradox-one that takes away sleep. The only dream that is dreamed wake, sleepless. The history that is born and nutured from below."

Subcommandante Marcos Our Word Is Our Weapon From Fences and Windows by Naomi Klein

Sunday, June 04, 2006

“the time for being against is over”


To be against things was to be negative, and what’s the point of that? You can’t change anything by being “against things”—the world is what it is—so all that negative energy is just going to boomerang back on you in the end.

Here was someone who was very definitely against things, but this display of a fiercely engaged, critical intelligence seemed to make this group uneasy. It’s not even that they argued against his point of view. Why should they? What a waste of energy, and for that matter, how uncool! The time for being against things is over. If this is anything like the dominant view—at least among educated young people—then these do not appear to be very propitious times for any kind of criticism, let alone design criticism. Because, as I have always understood the term, to be critical involves not taking things for granted, being skeptical, questioning what’s there, exposing limitations, taking issue, advancing a contrary view, puncturing myths. On occasion, of course, the critic will take the role of supporter and advocate. He or she will seek to persuade us that some idea or thing is deserving of our full attention and merits a closer look.