In the 15 seconds between a friend tweeting at me and the affectionate sarcastic response, the following happened:

  • I drew a connection between the related but different dismissive slang terms for a social networking term
  • I realized that I really wanted to respond, in a mashup culture sort of way, by namechecking something with ironic distance from the source material.
  • two options ran through my mind: a GIF I couldn’t remember the semi-official name for and a webcomic that could — if read right — be a top-tier snark… at someone.
  • Google
  • And then an XKCD tweet.

15 seconds. My offloaded brain spat that up in the time it might take to search a single shelf on a bookcase for the spine of a book you need to answer a question.

The future, ladies, gentlemen, and others.

Dusts off stuff

I’d like to try writing again, but the habit of online input-only behaviour is a tough one to break. I think that starting here — Tumblr being a good place for small bits of writing — is probably my best bet, so here we go.

(Bear with me; you can’t tell by reading this, but there was a long pause at this point)

Here’s my plan for the next few months, in terms of things I would like to achieve:

  • Create a feature for Python — this is ambitious, but it’s a small feature.
  • Develop a plan for PyHamcrest 2.0; I have one significant new feature I want to add, and I think it’s time I did it.
  • Break some nasty, self-destructive habits of laziness that keep me from doing these things; less reading shit on the internet, more writing code and conversing with people.
  • More reading of real books. Seriously, I miss reading.

Two of these have some real results, which means that I should set a “by when” on them.

I should.

But for now, it’s enough for me to write down that I plan to do them.

Life’s blood.

Life’s blood.

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Basically the only bit of colour on this grey morning.

Basically the only bit of colour on this grey morning.

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I can see my old office from here!

I can see my old office from here!

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